Opportunities with Local Hosts
- The Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) is joining EcoDistricts for a webinar on Growing the Beloved Community: A Clarion Call to Invest in Just Growth, on Wednesday, January 26th, at 1:00 PM. The unprecedented events of the past two years – the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating impact primarily on low-income communities, police murder of George Floyd and subsequent racial justice protests and movement building, and the mounting climate crisis, marked by increasingly severe weather incidents – have brought the challenges cities face into vivid focus. How we reinvest in our communities – from large-scale redevelopment to neighborhood revitalization efforts – needs a comprehensive reexamination, from urban planning to building and infrastructure design, finance, and implementation. This webinar will focus on this daunting challenge and what is required to reimagine our cities as more just and sustainable. Click here to register.
- Atlanta Technical College is hosting its Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron Celebration of Legacy event on Tuesday, February 4th, at its campus (1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA). Save the date and be on the lookout for further details. Click here for a flyer.
- The Georgia Center for Nursing Excellence (GCNE) is hosting the Georgia Nursing Workforce Summit on Thursday, March 10th, from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM (dinner), and Friday, March 11th, from 7:15 AM to 3:30 PM, at the Loudermilk Conference Center (40 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, GA). The nursing shortage in Georgia is critical and needs our immediate attention to address the complex nursing workforce challenges. This summit is a call to action to strategize and prioritize actions needed to strengthen the nursing workforce. Click here to plan ahead and reserve a place to stay for the Summit. Click here for a flyer. Click here to learn more about GCNE. Click here to register.
- Explore Brookhaven is hosting the 2022 Travel Unity Summit Southeast on DEI & Southern Hospitality from Tuesday, March 22nd through Friday, March 25th, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina (4000 Summit Boulevard, Atlanta, GA). The pandemic has put a spotlight on tourism’s contribution to the economic health of localities. This Summit will bring together economic development experts, tourism professionals, and cultural partners to address how thoughtful DEI strategies can help communities flourish. Among the topics to be covered: inviting and incentivizing diverse businesses, helping businesses with employee recruitment and retention, addressing long-standing issues around employees’ childcare and transportation needs, and tell the stories of diverse businesses. Click here for a flyer. Click here to 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
- Monster is hosting a webinar on The Future of Work: Competing for Talent in a Changed World on Tuesday, January 25th, at 3:00 PM. Join Monster’s Global Chief Commercial Officer Bob Melk for four revealing conversations with Monster leaders with insight on the future of: managing increased candidate salary expectations, the impact of Gen Z candidates and recruiters, the hiring tools that work best in today’s market, how the focus on DEI has shifted since 2020-2021. Click here to register.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting a webinar on 30 Minutes of Excellence on Wednesday, January 26th, from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM. This FREE monthly webinar series will focus on registered apprenticeship. January’s topic will discuss the difference in states that are run by a State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA) and the National Office of Apprenticeship (OA) and how to know which one your state is in. This webinar series is part of the work NAWDP is doing in collaboration with Safal Partners as the U.S. Department of Labor’s Strategic Partnerships and System Alignment Center of Excellence. Click here to register.
- Brookings is hosting an online event on Expanding Climate Careers While Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Wednesday, January 26th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Millions of workers—women and men, unemployed and underemployed, younger students and adult learners—are searching for long-term careers, not just short-term jobs, as the economy emerges from the economic lows of the pandemic. Constructing, operating, and overseeing the country’s infrastructure, especially those skillsets focused on climate upgrades, offer a variety of positions that pay higher wages, require shorter-term credentials, and need a new generation of talent. A surge in federal resources, including the Infrastructure Investment and Job Act (IIJA), offers a generational opportunity to accelerate momentum around these careers, but leaders across the country need to be ready to harness this funding in ways that expand opportunities to the full diversity of our workforce. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Aspen Institute is hosting a virtual event on Big Challenges, New Ideas: Will 2022 Be the Biggest Year Yet for Inclusive Savings? on Wednesday, January 26th, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. As readers will find in our 2021 Aspen Leadership Forum on Retirement Savings Rapporteur’s Reports, the retirement savings space is at a moment of dynamic inflection. On the policy front, we see widespread support for landmark federal retirement access expansion, unprecedented levels of state auto-IRA legislation, bipartisan legislation to facilitate the provision of emergency savings on workplace retirement savings platforms, and an important package of reforms in SECURE 2.0. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on Throw Tradition Out the Window to Meet the Demands of Your New Workforce on Wednesday, January 26th, at 3:00 PM. Employee benefits need to evolve to meet the demands of a new workforce—a workforce that demands flexibility, remote work, and benefits that go beyond the office. The bottom line is: when it comes to supporting employees’ health and happiness, 2022 is the time to throw tradition out the window. In this program, Tim Sackett of HRU Tech and The Tim Sackett Project will discuss how listening and delivering value this year and beyond is going to require new approaches by HR. Click here to learn more and register.
- 2U is hosting an online seminar on Maximizing Student Outcomes: Part One: Essay Writing on Wednesday, January 26th, at 4:00 PM. NOTE: This seminar is available for university faculty. How can increase students’ interest in their assignments so their output is more productive? How do we communicate our expectations for excellence in student writing? In this enrichment seminar we will answer these questions, discuss our individual experiences, and collaborate for effective solutions. Click here to register.
- The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting its next Workforce Development Strategies Course from Thursday, January 27th, through Friday, January 28th, at the La Quinta Resort and Club (49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA). Skilled workers are the backbone of a productive and efficient economy, and a critical decision point in today’s business location decisions. This versatile course explains the essential relationship between economic and workforce development through case studies, practical examples, and current research. Course participants will learn what programs currently leverage federal, state/provincial, and local financial resources to support workforce development. Learn about what you can do through collaborative programs to build the workforce pipeline and upgrade the skills of your community’s existing workforce. Other topics will include: the emerging demand-driven model in workforce development, sector strategies for targeted industry clusters, K-12 development and integration, occupational analysis, talent attraction, and more. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Center for Career Pathway Network (NCPN) is hosting a webinar on Developing Local Education-Employer Partnerships from the Ground Up with IETs on Thursday, January 27th, at 2:00 PM. Integrated education and training (IET) programs combine occupational skills training with basic and academic skills instruction to expedite the education and career advancement of learners. Join us for this webinar as panelists discuss strategies for developing employer-education partnerships that get results through IETs. Click here to register.
- Bank of America is hosting an Information Session on its 2022 Philanthropic Strategy & RFP Process on Thursday, January 27th, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better. We drive Responsible Growth by focusing on our clients, managing risk well, and making sure our growth is sustainable. To be sustainable, we have to share our success with our communities which includes all we do to drive progress on societal priorities, including those broadly defined in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): poverty, hunger, education, affordable housing, and other key areas. As part of this work, we develop strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations addressing issues fundamental to economic mobility and social progress in low- and moderate-income communities. We focus on improving the lives of individuals and families by investing in basic needs and workforce development and education and also strengthening broader community vitality by addressing needs related to affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization. Through our partnerships, we support vulnerable populations, including working families, youth and young adults out of school and work, seniors, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and those impacted by the criminal justice system – enabling them to move forward toward their goals. In response to the ongoing challenges that people and communities of color face we continue to work to advance racial equality and economic opportunity throughout many of our partnerships. Click here to learn more. In 2022, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will issue two RFPs: (1) Economic Mobility focused on the needs of individuals and families and (2) Economic Mobility focused on the needs of community. Click here to register for the info session to learn more about these opportunities.
- 2U is hosting an online seminar on New Year, New Me: How to Get Organized Like a Boss on Friday, February 4th, at 12:00 PM. NOTE: This seminar is available for university faculty. In this “Marie-Kondo” inspired seminar on Google products, we’ll cover the basics of organizing your workflow so that you can be your best self and spark joy in 2021. Organization tips and strategies covered in this seminar will focus on Google products such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Chrome, and other Google apps that will help you stay organized. Topics covered in this seminar are: Google Drive file organization, Gmail organization, Google Chrome web browser organization, and other Google apps for task management. Click here to register.
- The National Skills Coalition will host its 2022 Skills Summit from Tuesday, February 15th, to Thursday, February 17th, virtually. Individuals representing community based organizations and advocates, community colleges, the public workforce, education, and training systems, labor, and business are invited to take part in NSC’s annual Skills Summit. At this summit, elevate your voice with Members of Congress and the Administration; build relationships with federal policymakers and partners from across the country; and contribute to discussions on skills training in the context of an inclusive economic recovery. 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 Career Assessment Toolkit on Tuesday, February 15th, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. CareerOneStop offers career assessment tools that focus on interests, skills, work values, or previous job experience. This webinar will go in-depth on each tool and explore how to use them on a path to career exploration. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Southeastern Employment & Training Association is hosting its 2022 Spring Conference from Sunday, March 13th, through Wednesday, March 16th, at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort (9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Miramar Beach, FL). The Spring Conference will share best practices in workforce development and provide opportunities to network with peers in the workforce development industry. Click here to learn more.
- The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) is hosting The Forum 2022 from Monday, April 11th, to Thursday, April 14th, at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC). The Forum is the largest event in workforce development each year. 2022’s conference will unite thought-leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders of all sorts at a moment of both persisting emergency and transformational potential. As we strive to forge a flourishing, resilient economy that provides for workers and families, we are so excited for you to join us. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) will be hosting its 38th Annual Conference from Monday, May 16th through Wednesday, May 18th, at the South Point Hotel (9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV). Attendees will gather to enhance and maintain their skills through continuing education; network with peers, mentors, and leaders; share ideas, experiences, and metrics about promising practices; and discover new and innovative programs, products, and services. Click here to learn more.
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