Opportunities with Local Hosts
- The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta invites you to a virtual event on Racism and the Economy: Focus on Housing on Monday, March 1st, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This event will focus on systemic racism in our housing markets and its impact on economic outcomes for all Americans. Keynote speakers will outline the historical and contemporary context of how racism, racial exclusion, and predatory inclusion have limited housing opportunities and wealth-building for communities of color. Leaders from the public, nonprofit, and academic sectors will then present policy proposals for dismantling the deep inequities in housing market valuation, mortgage lending, and patterns of housing development. These proposals will kick-start a wide-ranging conversation among researchers, policymakers, and community leaders who are committed to eliminating racial disparities in housing opportunity. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity invites you to a virtual event on Ask Us Anything: Infrastructure Job Programs Creating Career Opportunities for People of Color, Women, and Youth on Wednesday, March 3rdt, at 1:30 PM. Join us for a conversation on the career opportunities for people of color, women, and opportunity youth through the Biden administration’s Infrastructure Job Program. Our guest speakers include Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills for New America; Kisha Bird, director of Youth Policy at CLASP; and Brad Markell, executive director of the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute. Carl Van Horn, distinguished professor of public policy at Rutgers University and director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, will moderate the panel. The group will discuss the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan for economic recovery, including “historic investments in infrastructure.” The conversation will answer questions about how these programs can incorporate a focus on racial and gender equity. Click here to register.
- The Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX) is hosting the next MAX Minutes with Grant Wainscott, Metro Atlanta Chamber on Friday, March 5th, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. What do Microsoft, Papa John’s, Amazon, RYSE Interactive, General Mills, Zillow, HelloFresh, and The Home Depot have in common? These are just a few of the companies that have chosen to expand or locate a major operation in metro Atlanta in the past year. Pandemic notwithstanding, these and other new business investments confirm that metro Atlanta continues to be a national hot spot for new and expanding employers and that Georgia’s overall reputation as the #1 state for business is well-earned. Grant Wainscott, Vice President of Ecosystem Expansion for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, will join MAX to share the latest on companies moving in or expanding here. Click here to learn more.
- The Georgia Center for Nonprofits, through its Nonprofit University, is holding an online class on Strategies for Eliminating Bias in Nonprofit Organizations on Thursday, March 25th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Recent incidents of police brutality and bias have sparked acute outrage, widespread protests, and a new movement to reckon with the full effects of systemic racism. Because nonprofits play a critical role in serving vulnerable communities – those most adversely impacted by systemic racism – it is a must that their staff be both culturally proficient and able to work together effectively. In this timely course, you will learn practical concepts for developing trust, workplace inclusiveness, and culturally responsive programs co-designed by your local community members. Click here to learn more.
- The Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX) is hosting the next MAX Academy on IT Alphabet Soup on Tuesday, March 30th, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Information Technology (IT) is consistently ranked as one of our “high growth-high demand” industry sectors for the Atlanta region, and IT skills are needed for success in most every career pathway. IT certifications can open many doors for jobseekers searching for their next opportunity. Employers want candidates with up-to-date knowledge and IT certifications quickly show them a person’s mastery of a particular technology or practice–from help desk basics to mastery of complex cloud environments. As career advisors, workforce planners, and training providers, it is important we understand certification requirements and employer workforce pipeline needs. Click here to learn more.
- Goodwill of North Georgia (GNG) and Georgia DFCS SNAPWorks program are offering Trauma-Informed Training on Wednesday, March 31st, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The training is valid for 3 CRCC CEU hours. Dr. Brian Bride from Georgia State University will facilitate a live 3-hour online course with content on how to define trauma, how to identify immediate, short term and long term reactions to trauma, define resiliency, describe the core components and key principles of trauma-informed practice, and describe the potential impact of trauma work on service providers. The training is free to any current SNAPWorks/Georgia SNAP E&T Providers. NOTE: The training is also a MAX Academy offering and MAX members who are not current contractors or sub-contractors through GNG are invited to participate in this CRCC CEU training opportunity for a significantly reduced fee of $25. Up to 12 seats are available for MAX members who register by March 24th. Contact Summer Dunham with GNG at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and register.
- Goodwill of North Georgia (GNG) and Georgia DFCS SNAPWorks program are offering eCornell University Design Thinking Certificate Course. eCornell’s Design Thinking course is an intensive, college-level course that spans six months with three weeks on/one week off per month. This course requires between 3 to 5 hours per week of dedicated time through coursework, online instruction, and collaboration among students. The course has rolling start dates each month, but must begin by September, 1, 2021. You are able to pick the start date that works best given your work and other responsibilities for the six-month course, with the next start date being March 31st. NOTE: The training is also a MAX Academy offering and MAX members who are not current contractors or sub-contractors through GNG are invited to participate in this 6-month course with Cornell University for a significantly reduced fee of $149. Up to 20 seats are available for MAX members who register by March 24th. Contact Summer Dunham with GNG at email@example.com to learn more and register.
Opportunities with National Hosts
- Brookings is hosting a webinar on The Business Case for Expanding Apprenticeships: Federal and Employer Perspectives on Monday, March 1st, from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM. For the first time in n 80 years, the U.S. is on the cusp of passing updated legislation to expand access to apprenticeships. On February 5, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021. As the bill makes its way to the Senate, on Monday, March 1, Brookings is convening this event to explore what it means to modernize and expand apprenticeship, with a special focus on unpacking the value of apprenticeship for employers outside the trades. The event will bring together champions of apprenticeship to share what they have learned from starting apprenticeships in their organization, what the potential benefits and costs of apprenticeship are, and what the new legislation offers. Additionally, we will discuss how apprenticeship can be used to advance equity and inclusion goals in industries like technology that often struggle to identify, attract, and retain diverse talent. Click here to learn more and register.
- The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting a webinar on From Protest to Progress: An Agenda for Economic Inclusivity for the Biden-Harris Administration and the 117th Congress on Monday, March 1st, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The summer of 2020 proved to be a summer of protests with upwards of twenty-six million people in the United States participating in demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd, amongst others. This movement galvanized broad public support for the racial justice movement and exposed the obstacles to turn that support into concrete political and policy changes. This webinar will examine the Biden Administration and 117th Congress’ approach to turning the summer of protests into a catalyst for tackling systemic racism within the political landscape. Click here to register.
- Prosperity Now is hosting a webinar on Responding to Client’s “Now, Soon, & Later” Needs on Wednesday, March 3rd, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the American economy, and in doing so, has underscored the critical role that savings play in ensuring financial stability and security. Before the pandemic, more than 45 million households were liquid asset poor and lacked the financial security to weather a sustained crisis. Further, households including low- and hourly-wage earners, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and women were more likely to have less in savings and therefore were more vulnerable. During the pandemic, savings have increased on average–in part because of Economic Impact Payments from the CARES Act and expanded unemployment insurance. But for too many, these supports were inaccessible or simply not enough to maintain financial stability during the crisis. The result in 2021 is a complicated picture, where low- and moderate-in income (LMI) household savings needs vary considerably based on many factors, including their occupations and their vulnerability prior to the crisis. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on Reskill, Retain and Repeat: Education for a Changing Workforce on Wednesday, March 3rd, at 2 PM. What will tomorrow’s workforce look like? Good question. Thanks to the pandemic, innovation is happening so fast – evolution in the space of months instead of years – hiring alone won’t meet your changing talent needs. What you need are people who can upskill, adapt, and deploy – and fast. Click here to learn more and register.
- The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) is hosting the IAWP Virtual Social Hour on Wednesdays, 7:30 PM. The format is casual and the social hours are open to both members and non-members alike. The format is casual so grab your favorite beverage, pet or snack and join IAWP to discuss the joys of social distancing, remote work, workforce issues, health and safety, or whatever other topics you’d like to share with IAWP colleagues. Click here to learn more.
- WorkforceGPS, an interactive online communication and learning technical assistance platform sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), presents a webinar on Using CareerOneStop to Provide a Successful ReEntry Transition Inside & Outside of Correctional on Thursday, March 4th, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Staff from CareerOneStop will present how to use CareerOneStop within the correctional facility setting to support a successful reentry transition. Also presented will be pathways, tools, and resources to help support individuals with a criminal record in their past pursue employment and training. Click here to learn more and register.
- United Minds, a Weber Shandwick consultancy, is hosting the Forward to Work Webinar Series: Perspectives to Guide Re-entry on Fridays at 12:00 PM. Examples of webinar topics include Preparing Leaders & Managers, Building Employee Resiliency, Fostering Workplace Inclusion, and Safe-Guarding Reputation. Click here for more information and to register.
- The National League of Cities is hosting the virtual event Leading Through Disruption – Part 2, Inclusive Leadership through Tuesday, March 16th, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM. Click here to learn more and register.
- Jobs for the Future is hosting an online event on Creating an Equitable & Future-Focused Manufacturing Workforce with Apprenticeship on Tuesday, March 16th, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. In this event discover how apprenticeship can help your manufacturing business become a more competitive player and an employer of choice for a diverse pool of talented workers from a wide range of backgrounds. Click here to learn more and register.
- The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting a webinar on Creating Generational Wealth Within Communities of Color on Wednesday, March 17th, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Wealth is the measure of an individual’s or family’s financial net worth. In the United States, wealth is unequally distributed by race – particularly between White and Black households. African-American families have a fraction of the wealth of White families, which leaves Blacks more economically insecure and with far fewer opportunities for economic mobility. This webinar will delve into centuries of racism and structural inequalities that foster the unequal distribution of wealth; we will pose solutions to create greater generational wealth for African-Americans and other communities of color. Click here to register.
- Bank of America is hosting a Driving Impact Webinar on Unmuted: What works, what doesn’t and how we can all do better when working together online on Thursday, March 18th, at 2:00 PM. Having team members work remotely is nothing new for nonprofits and public interest organizations, but when the pandemic hit, entire organizations (possibly including yours) had to figure out how to carry on when just about everyone was working from home. You may still be trying to figure it out, and there may be no firm timetable for a return to the ways things used to be (if we get back there at all.) Last summer, The Goodman Center surveyed public interest professionals to see how they were coping with this new way of working, particularly when typical days were filled with hour after hour of videoconferences. We’ve all heard stories about “Zoom fatigue,” but The Goodman Center wanted to know what else was going wrong. Even more importantly, they wanted to see what was going right — i.e, the new best practices that were emerging and could help everyone work together more productively online. Over 4,400 people participated in the study, and now Andy Goodman, Director of The Goodman Center, will share the results and offer actionable steps you can take to improve your online convenings. Click here to register.
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