Opportunities with Local Hosts
- The Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX) will hold its next MAX Minutes on Bridging the Gap for Global Talent on Friday, September 24th, at 9:00 AM. Immigrants and refugees bring unique skillsets once they relocate to the U.S., but often face barriers related to language, licensing, and translating their credentials. With our current workforce shortages, it is imperative that we create clear pathways for these individuals to participate in the workforce, especially in high demand fields. Mary Baxter, Instructional Coordinator – Adult Education, will join MAX to discuss a bridge program developed at Georgia Piedmont Technical College to meet the needs of students and our workforce and ensure they connect with employers in need of their talent. Click here to learn more.
- The Atlanta Regional Commission will host its State of the Region 2021 event on Tuesday, November 16th, from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. This event will bring together key leaders and decision-makers from across metro Atlanta to take stock of our region as the pandemic eases and focus on building a better, brighter future for all residents as we emerge from such a difficult period. Click here to learn more and register.
- TechBridge is hosting its National Social Justice Summit on Thursday, March 24th, 2022, at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center (800 Spring Street, NW, Atlanta, GA). This event will also be broadcasted virtually in Pacific time. At this inaugural event, Social Justice nonprofits as well as corporations will come together to discuss how data and technology can support efforts to create a just society. Panelists and participants will discuss policy and program strategies, share important research findings, and engage in building dynamic new networks and collaborative partnerships. This year the focus will be on Civic Engagement & Eviction because both have been intensely examined through a social justice lens in the past two years, and TechBridge has had the opportunity to contribute technology in both areas. Click here to learn more and register.
Opportunities with National Hosts
- Brookings, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, is hosting a webcast on American Leadership in Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals on Monday, September 20th, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) reflect a commitment to equity, justice, and environmental resilience. Across the country, Americans share this commitment as they build a transformative economic recovery out of COVID-19 that addresses the historic legacy of racial inequities and takes ambitious action on climate change. Click here to learn more and register.
- Brookings is hosting a webinar on Building a Better Retirement System for All Americans on Tuesday, September 21st, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Ensuring that all Americans can attain a financially secure retirement continues to raise challenges for public policy. On September 21, the Retirement Security Project (RSP) at Brookings will host an event highlighting recent research covering both enduring and emerging issues in retirement. In the recently released book “Wealth After Work,” RSP tackled a wide range of issues concerning how to make 401(k)s and other retirement plans work better for the vast majority of workers. Two new reports drill down on specific topics in retirement policy. Click here to learn more and register.
- The International Accreditors for Continuing Education & Training (IACET) is hosting its Hybrid 2nd Annual Continuing Education and Training Conference from Tuesday, September 21st through Thursday, September 23rd, at the Hyatt Regency (1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA). Remote online attendance is also possible. IACET invites you to its 2nd Annual Conference and Gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the CEU, as well as the Awards and Recognition ceremony. The event will serve as IACET’s inaugural hybrid conference, and will feature keynote speakers (Dr. Henry Shannon, etc.) and breakout sessions on various industry topics designed to engage and inform Accredited Providers, CE/T professionals, and other valuable stakeholders. We will also honor IACET Accredited Providers who have exceptional and innovative training programs. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on The Lighthouse Effect: Nine Steps to Cultivating Everyday Gratitude on Tuesday, September 21st, at 12:00 PM. Looking back over the course of our lives, each of us have encountered people who helped us discover our purpose by putting us on the right path and helping us course-correct when needed. Bestselling author, philanthropist and Workhuman CHRO Steve Pemberton calls these people “human lighthouses.” Click here to learn more and register.
- The Aspen Institute is hosting a virtual event on Insights from Businesses: How Digital Transformation Is Impacting Work and Skill Needs on Wednesday, September 22nd, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. The Aspen Institute has been speaking with employers to learn how businesses are adopting technology in the workplace, and if COVID-19 accelerated these efforts; how digital transformation is impacting skill needs for frontline workers; and what approaches businesses are taking to support development of digital skills for frontline workers. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting a webinar on From Manager to Coach: Why It Matters on Thursday, September 23rd, at 12:00 PM. Workforce boards and service providers face the same loss of workers in this economy as business does. They need great workplace engagement to retain the knowledge base in WIOA programs. Gallup research shows that worldwide people want a good job. However, to have a good job is dependent upon having a manager that is outstanding as a coach. With 70% of the variation between a great workplace engagement and a lousy workplace engagement being explained just by the quality of the manager or team leader, this topic is important for all industries and all managers! Gallup research also shows that people who are engaged are harder to recruit to other jobs – in fact, it takes a 22% salary increase to make them leave. Yet, right now many boards and service providers are struggling to fill their positions with qualified people and their knowledge base is dwindling. This workshop gives people the tools to become coaches instead of just bosses and includes interactive role playing and problem solving with real workforce scenarios. Individuals will walk away with 3 distinct steps to take and 1 tool to implement right away to increase their coaching skills with employees. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National League of Cities (NLC) is hosting a webinar on Stemming the Tide of Evictions and Foreclosures in the COVID-19 Era on Thursday, September 23rd, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Come learn about HomeFree-USA and their experience with preventing residential evictions and foreclosures. Over the last year, HomeFree-USA has built and administered the HomeSaver Program in Cobb County, Georgia that has saved thousands from eviction and foreclosure. HomeFree-USA has also been making a significant difference in preventing evictions and foreclosures in the States of California and Maryland. Click here to learn more and register.
- The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting an online event on the Future of Work, Communities of Color, and COVID-19 on Thursday, September 23rd, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Experts anticipate an acceleration in the use of automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasingly, good jobs will demand a level of digital skills, and those who lack such skills will struggle to get and keep stable employment. Inclusive strategies for upskilling/reskilling workers, fostering entrepreneurship, and other approaches to fully engage workers in a more technology-focused economy will be critical. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National League of Cities (NLC) is hosting a webinar on How Local Leaders Can Address the Impact of Virtual Education on Hispanic Youth on Thursday, September 23rd, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. As part of NLC’s recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, join this conversation on the digital divide. As students and facilities transitioned to online learning, Latinx families were significantly impacted. Research by the Pew Center finds that Black and Hispanic adults in the United States remain less likely than White adults to say they own a traditional computer or have high-speed internet at home, according to a Pew Research Center survey. 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 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on The Great Resignation: How to Reduce Turnover at Your Organization on Friday, September 24th, at 2:00 PM. The pandemic has redefined – or revealed – what really matters to many people. And for a good number of employees, the uncertainty binding them to unfulfilling work or toxic corporate culture has receded alongside the worst of the pandemic. People have had months to rethink what work means to them, what it means to be valued and how they want to create value in the world. As the country and companies push ahead with their re-openings, millions of workers are taking the leap and leaving their jobs. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Aspen Institute is hosting its virtual Opportunity Youth Forum (OYF) Digital Learning Series eventon The Power of Place – Addressing Structural Racism in the Workforce and Economy on Wednesday, September 29th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Sessions will look at key systems that touch opportunity youth, including: (i) re-engagement, (ii) postsecondary, and (iii) the workforce, with the structural racism and place-based lens, while lifting up strategies, practices, and tools from across the OYF network and partners. Click here to register.
- Brookings is hosting a virtual event on Resilience After Recession: The Emerging Landscape for American Workers and Families on Wednesday, September 29th, from 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have consequences for the U.S. economy and has exacerbated economic disparities facing American women, people of color, and low-wage workers. Although the recovery is narrowing those disparities, many challenges threaten to have longer-term effects: persistent inequities in labor market outcomes, greater housing insecurity, reduced access to child care, and widened disparities in educational attainment. Now is an opportune moment to assess where there have been positive developments and where new policies are needed to ensure long-term stability and opportunity for families and workers. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting a webinar on Return to Work Amidst COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 29th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Presented by NACo’s Workforce Network, this webinar will discuss the challenges of having employees return to work and the responsibilities of county human resources professionals and administrators in the current environment. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting a webinar on Rising this Fall: Equipping Staff + Job Seekers for the Coming SLAM on Wednesday, September 29th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The slam is coming! This Fall, when extended unemployment benefits end, the kids go back to school, and we learn to better live with COVID, millions of job seekers will flood the job market and the American Job Centers across America. The need for your services and the competition for jobs will be fierce. To win the jobs they want, job seekers will need to outshine lots of talented people. What will make the difference? Essential workplace (soft) skills! Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting a webinar on County Innovations to End Homelessness on Thursday, September 30th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need to address homelessness at the local level. Community Solutions and counties in the Built for Zero movement are working to end homelessness – and proving that it is possible. Data-driven thinking and a system-wide approach can build a future where homelessness is rare overall and brief when it occurs. Half of the 89 communities that form part of the Built for Zero movement have achieved measurable reductions, and 14 have ended homelessness for a population by achieving a milestone known as functional zero. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting a webinar on Manager to Coach: Advanced Skills on Thursday, September 30th, at 12:00 PM. This workshop is intended to be taken after the From Manager to Coach – Why it Matters course. This advanced skills section involved more focused work on what it means to be a Coach and practices the language, approach and tools that people can use to improve their coaching skills. With very little effort people who are supervising others can invest more in their staff and produce great outcomes. But this only happens when you know the right tools to use for each person, when you practice crucial conversations and when you use regular communication tools to enhance the work relationships. This workshops provides the tools and training on how to use them for those who are ready to advance their coaching skills. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National League of Cities (NLC) is hosting a webinar on Helping Small Businesses Transition to Employee Ownership on Tuesday, October 5th, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM. Converting to an employee ownership model can be a viable exit option, growth strategy or path to stabilization during difficult times. Yet, many economic development offices across the nation are not equipped with the tools to utilize employee ownership as a business retention strategy. Join the National League of Cities and the Democracy at Work Institute to learn about New York City’s Owner to Owners initiative. The Owner to Owners initiative, an outreach and capacity-building campaign, helps business owners explore the option of selling their company to their employees at a fair market price while preserving jobs and sustaining wealth. Click here to learn more and register.
- 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 Voices of Experience: Youth Work Experience on Wednesday, October 6th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Interested in learning how to develop and strengthen meaningful work experience for youth? Join the Division of Youth Services (DYS) for a webinar exploring what a work experience is and hear stories from the field of impactful work experiences. This session will feature stories from DYS’s Voices of Experience: Youth Work Experience video series. Hear from a variety of youth work experience providers as they share success stories, tips for creating impactful work experiences for youth and employers, and lessons learned from adapting their programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is hosting its Career Pathways Leadership (CPL) Certification Institute I and II from Thursday, October 7th to Friday, October 8th, at the Sonesta Nashville Airport (600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN). If you are involved in career technical education, adult education, counseling, corrections, or workforce development and your duties have expanded to include Career Pathways, we invite you and your team to attend our Career Pathways Leadership (CPL) Certification I and II workshops. CPL I (Introduction to Career Pathways) will help you assess where you are and what your next steps should be. CPL II (Deep Dive Into Career Pathways) will help you gain strategies for making your existing pathways even better. Click here to learn more and register.
- 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 Refresher: WIOA Title I and III Annual Statewide Performance Report Narrative on Wednesday, October 13th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 5-18, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Annual Statewide Performance Report Narrative provides guidance related to developing and submitting the required narrative due on December 1, 2021. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is hosting its NCPN Connect 21 Virtual Conference from Thursday, November 4th to Friday, November 5th. The NCPN conference is consistently one of the best professional development opportunities in the country, and this year’s event will be no exception. This robust virtual event will include keynotes, live breakout sessions (will be recorded and available for six months), networking for attendees, and more! On-demand prerecorded sessions will also be available for viewing at your convenience. Click here to learn more. Click here to register.
- Checkr is hosting a Checkr Forward, a virtual conference featuring Dr. Bernice A. King from Tuesday, November 9th, to Wednesday, November 10th. The conference will seek to celebrate the people, progress, and possibilities with innovative leaders and professionals in hiring, safety, and compliance. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting its 2021 Youth Development Symposium from Monday, December 6th to Wednesday, December 8th, at the Sheraton Grand (301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL). NAWDP is planning three days of keynote and workshop sessions, award presentations and networking. NAWDP has opened the reservation link for a block of rooms. Reservations must be made by November 15th. Click here to make a reservation.
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