Opportunities with Local Hosts
- Fathers Incorporated is hosting a weekly podcast, I Am Dad, every Sunday, at 8:00 AM. I Am Dad is a one-of-a-kind brand that celebrates the beauty of fatherhood and the important essence of manhood. Our intention is to give voice and relevance to the masculine side of love and life. In today’s society where so many voices are looking to be heard, the voices of dad, too, cry out. This forum is just one way to express the unique position of the voice of dad. Click here for more information. Click here to access on YouTube.
- Atlanta Technical College is hosting a weekly podcast, Atlanta Tech Talks, every Tuesday, at 12:00 PM. From in-demand careers to emerging industries, each episode of our Atlanta Tech Talks podcast series is designed to highlight the very best of ATC, our dedicated partners, and our community leaders. Viewers will learn how ATC leverages its strategic relationships to increase opportunities for students as it maintains a 99% job placement rate. Hosted by community leader, Antonio Hicks, our podcast delves into the exciting world of ATC, as the College continues to innovate workforce development by closing the skills gap and increasing economic mobility. Click here to access on YouTube.
- The Cobb Chamber and Select Cobb will host their HR Quarterly Roundtable Lunch on What does a CEO need from their HR Team? Telling the Story on Tuesday, November 29th, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Cobb Chamber (1100 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA). This event series is open to both Cobb Chamber members and non-members. Both in-person and virtual participation options are available. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity will host its next Ask Us Anything webinar on Finding Talent with Skills-Based Practices on Wednesday, November 30th, at 2:00 PM. Join this webinar for a conversation on how shifting to skills-based practices can improve talent recruitment and retention. In a country where two-thirds of workers do not hold at least a bachelor’s degree, employers are looking for ways to find candidates that match their needs through other methods of evaluation. Guest speakers include Katie Kirkpatrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC); Bridgette Gray, Chief Customer Officer at Opportunity@Work; and Ashley Black, Managing Director – Equity Strategies at Delta. The panel will discuss how expanding skills-based practices could help alleviate the tensions of a tight labor market and improve diversity within a firm. Click here to register.
- CareerRise, Good Jobs Institute, and the Aerotropolis Alliance are hosting a workshop on Employee Engagement and Retention Workshop on Wednesday, December 7th, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Kimpton Overland Hotel (2 Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA). This workshop is geared toward companies in the transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL) and service sector (retail, hospitality, call center, restaurant, etc.) To get the most out of the workshop, you are strongly encouraged to bring 2-5 members of your leadership team, such as executives, operations, HR, finance, and field, to surface challenges and discuss how you might apply learnings to your own business. Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be provided. Click here for a flyer. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX) is hosting our MAX Annual Meeting for MAX members on Thursday, December 8th, from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, at a place to be determined. Save the date! This will be the first in-person annual meeting of the MAX membership. The MAX Annual Meeting Committee is working hard to put together a great program for our members to hear the latest on all things MAX while also hearing some timely insights as we prepare for 2023. MAX Members: We hope you will join us for a time of fun, networking, and inspirational takeaways. Not a member of MAX? What are you waiting for? Click here to join MAX today and enjoy your membership throughout 2023.
- WorkSource Metro Atlanta is hosting an Adult and Dislocated Worker WIOA Enrollment Process Information Session on Thursday, December 8th, at 10:00 AM, via Zoom. This session will discuss the WorkSource Metro Atlanta Aligned Enrollment Process and how you can help job seekers obtain approval for WIOA funding. Click here to register.
- The Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) will hold its annual Breakfast with Champions on Thursday, March 23rd, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM, at the Cobb Galleria Centre (Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA). Save the date! Breakfast with Champions is BDI’S flagship fundraising event, featuring recognition of accomplishments from participants, employer partners and community advocates. Opportunities to become a sponsor are now available. Email Luke Christie at email@example.com for more information. Click here to learn more.
Opportunities with National Hosts
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on International Hiring and Recruiting: What Global Business Leaders Need to Know on Monday, November 28th, at 2:00 PM. The modern workforce has changed drastically in the last few years – from the sudden shift to remote work to the ongoing global talent shortage. As a result, HR leaders across the globe are finding themselves riddled with questions around how to recruit, hire and retain top talent for their business. In this webcast, Safeguard Global’s Bill Armstrong, President of Recruiting, will tell you what you need to know about recruiting and hiring workers in the current market, so you can feel confident in your ability to source the right talent for your growing business. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) is hosting a webinar on Solving the SNAP E&T Puzzle: Reimbursement, Support, and Impact on Tuesday, November 29th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Sign on and hear from this Tennessee collaboration how a dose of clear intention and focus, some good strong partnership, and a dash of rule mastering (with a little help) paid dividends for everyone involved. 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 Conducting Component Evaluations on Wednesday, November 30th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. This webinar will provide more detail on how component evaluations can be implemented to maximize the value of the information obtained. The webinar will cover experimental methods for estimating the effects of RESEA components. Methods described will include two-arm and multi-arm random assignment designs that allow for testing of multiple interventions (whole program and component, or multiple components). The webinar will also highlight the considerations of randomly assigning individual participants versus randomly assigning at the group level. Finally, it will discuss strategies for enhancing learning from component evaluations. Click here to learn more and register.
- Brookings is hosting a webcast with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on The Economic Outlook and the Labor Market on Wednesday, November 30th, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates as it strives to deliver on its dual mandate of price stability and maximum sustainable employment. So far, the U.S. labor market has been impressively resilient; unemployment is at 3.7%, the lowest it has been in decades. But in several ways the impact of the pandemic on the labor market persists. Labor force participation is not yet fully back to pre-pandemic levels. While some employers are laying off workers, many others say they are finding it hard to hire. And work-from-home appears to be here to stay for many workers. Click here to learn more and register.
- Brookings is hosting a webcast on A Comparative Perspective on Policies to Support Single-Parent Families on Thursday, December 1st, from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM. In the last 50 years, single parenthood has become more prevalent in the United States and other countries. As compared to other high-income countries, the United States does little to support single-parent families and they fare poorly as a result. Click here to learn more and register.
- Brookings is hosting a webcast on Building a Pipeline to Energy Sector Careers Through Service Years on Thursday, December 1st, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are launching new investments to advance the nation’s climate resilience and clean energy goals. One key to achieving these goals is developing new strategies to recruit, train, and hire people to carry out the work. Service year programs—including service and conservation corps programs funded through AmeriCorps and other federal agencies—have long played a role in environmental resilience efforts in local communities. These local service year programs, state energy agencies, and state service commissions can work in partnership to develop a talent pipeline to fill new clean energy infrastructure positions. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on Performance Talks: How to Motivate Your Workforce with a Pay-for-Performance Model on Thursday, December 1st, at 4:00 PM. Standard, across-the-board raises may have been enough to retain top talent five years ago. But today’s employees want regular candid, two-way conversations in which their effort is recognized and rewarded. A pay-for-performance model takes the subjectivity out of compensation by establishing ways to measure an employee’s productivity, performance and results while rewarding job excellence. Click here to learn more and register.
- Brookings is hosting a webcast on De/reconstructing Education as a Space for Transformative Belonging and Agency on Monday, December 5th, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. To develop the holistic skills young people need to thrive in life, work, and citizenship in the 21st century, education must provide students a sense of stability, belonging, and connection with their peers and community that allows them to individually and collectively identify and voice their hopes, make decisions, and take action to fully shape their own lives and the lives of their communities. Click here to learn more and register.
- Per Scholas and Skill Up are hosting a virtual event on Stipends and Skills Training: A Winning Combination on Tuesday, December 6th, at 12:00 PM. This thought leadership event aims to increase awareness about the power of stipends in skills training. For millions of Americans who struggle in low-wage jobs, especially those without a college degree, sector-specific accelerated skills training is a proven economic mobility solution. However, a financial barrier to participate in training exists for many potential participants. In 2021, Per Scholas partnered with the SkillUp Coalition to test the impact of providing one time $1,000 stipends for low-income learners across the United States. This virtual panel will explore what we learned together. Panelists will discuss the importance of flexible funding for stipends to support participant success in programs and in their newly-launched careers in areas outside of the classroom such as rent, utilities, groceries, child care, and more. Click here to learn more and register.
- ACT is holding its 2022 Southeast ACT Conference on Wednesday, December 7th, from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM, at The University of Alabama, Bryant Conference Center (240 Paul W. Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL). This conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to gain new perspectives, expand their knowledge, and find solutions to problems facing the education and workforce landscape. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on The Global Workforce: The Not So Dirty Secret on Wednesday, December 7th, at 12:00 PM. A global workforce is here to stay. The pandemic put a spotlight on remote working and left us with staffing shortages industries are still struggling to fill. Yet outsourcing is still seen in a negative light. The dirty secret nobody likes to admit. Kal Kukadia, Chief Recruitment Officer at Cloudstaff, thinks you should pull the curtain back and learn how outsourcing can benefit any industry. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on Retention 2023: Develop Leaders Who Win the Battle for Talent on Wednesday, December 7th, at 4:00 PM. 20,000 employees have spoken! What percentage of team members are considering leaving? What are the top three reasons people quit? Who is winning the battle to retain the best talent? What three things are they doing differently? You think you have a retention problem, the newest data shows you actually have a leadership development problem. The authors of The Great Resignation share the newest research you’ll want to see heading into 2023. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on How Compensation Impacts Retention on Thursday, December 8th, at 12:00 PM. In a recent retention survey, HR and business leaders listed better compensation as the number one reason employees are leaving their company. Yet, 61% of the respondents also said they’re paying their employees more than they were one year ago. What are HR leaders to do when pay demands are getting higher, it’s harder to keep top performers, and budgets are tightening as their companies prepare for a potential economic downturn? n this program, Anita Grantham, Head of HR at BambooHR, will share advice on balancing employee and business needs when it comes to compensation, so you can retain top talent while protecting your organization. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting an online event on Strategic Insights on How Gen Z Is Approaching Today’s Recruitment Landscape on Thursday, December 8th, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. With the economic slowdown, Gen Z is facing a pretty hectic hiring landscape—what should employers know about how are they reacting and approaching their job search going into 2023? In this data webinar, RippleMatch will highlight the most important stats from their latest survey of 2,500 Gen Z candidates. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Aspen Institute is hosting a virtual event on Procurement with Purpose: Improving Equity and Job Quality through Public Procurement on Thursday, December 8th, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. The US government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, spending over $600 billion per year. Public procurement exceeds $1.6 trillion annually when state and local governments are included. These investments help create and support millions of jobs. But is this spending creating good jobs? Are contracts being awarded promoting racial and gender equity? Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on A Guide to Conducting Outreach to Veterans and Candidates with Disabilities on Friday, December 9th, at 2:00 PM. Federal contractors and subcontractors are obligated to take affirmative action to employ and advance qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Federal contractors and subcontractors are also required to evaluate their progress and assess their outreach efforts on an annual basis ensure they are working toward achieving their goals as it was outlined in their Affirmative Action Plans (AAP). Click here to learn more and register.
- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office is hosting a webinar on Using CLEAR to Find Strategies that Address Equity on Tuesday, December 13th, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) is excited to celebrate 10 years of the Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR). To recognize this 10-year milestone, CEO invites you to a series of three webinars designed to introduce or refresh you on what CLEAR is and how to use it. In Using CLEAR to Find Strategies that Address Equity, learn how to navigate across the clearinghouse to find evidence to help address equity issues within both worker protection, compliance, and workforce programs. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on The Value of Wellness Programs in Stressful Times on Wednesday, December 14th, at 2:00 PM. Employee wellness programs offer your workers support in dealing with challenges — physical, monetary, and even psychological. So why are wellness programs such a “difficult” sell? Why don’t company leaders appreciate their value, and why don’t employees take full advantage of them? HR leaders, that’s where you come in. 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 Supported Employment and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) on Thursday, December 15th, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Job Centers can successfully place individuals with SUD in employment through Individual Placement and Support (IPS). IPS is evidence-based supported employment for people with behavioral health conditions and places them in job opportunities that interest them on play to their strengths. It is simple, direct, inexpensive, and effective. For individuals with substance use disorders, employment is tied to increased self-esteem, improved financial security, reduced mental health symptoms, less social isolation, reduced substance use, and reduced health care costs. As a result, IPS improves competitive employment outcomes for people with many conditions. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on Creating & Implementing a DEI Strategy on Friday, December 16th, at 12:00 PM. DEI is a long-term change process that can be a big undertaking for companies who have yet to create a DEI plan or who are looking to revamp their current process. Whether you are just starting your planning process or looking to enhance your DEI strategy, this session will go over the implementation, monitoring and evaluation that is needed for DEI in six key component areas including employee experience, training and development, supplier diversity, community investment, customer and employer branding, recruitment and talent acquisition. Click here to learn more and register.
- Brookings is hosting a webcast on School Finance and Educational Equity on Friday, December 16th, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Recent studies show that increasing spending on K-12 schools leads to better opportunities and outcomes for students. In the United States, where students of different backgrounds have unequal opportunities, providing the most disadvantaged students with a larger share of resources may be necessary to close opportunity gaps. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting its 30 Minutes of Excellence webinar on Registered Apprenticeship and the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) – What Does it All Mean? on Wednesday, January 25th, at 12:00 PM EST. Understanding how a national Registered Apprenticeship program gets on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) and why that is important will be the focus of this session. Unpacking whether the state ETPL includes a national Registered Apprenticeship program, or if extra steps need to be taken at the local level to include a Registered Apprenticeship program, or if WIOA funds can be used on Registered Apprenticeship if the RAP doesn’t appear on the ETPL will be addressed. This webinar 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 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 NEW CareerOneStop User Accounts on Wednesday, January 25th, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. CareerOneStop (www.CareerOneStop.org) is a comprehensive career, education, and job search website. The website offers tools, resources, and information to help users explore careers, make education and training decisions, search for jobs locally or nationally, and find local assistance, including their closest American Job Center. CareerOneStop is widely used by job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals. CareerOneStop recently added user accounts to the website. Users can save career and job searches, save content pages, and share information with others from their account. Users identify needs and interests in their profile and receive personalized resource suggestions. Click here to learn more and register.
- The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) is holding its Workforce 360 DEI Virtual Conference on Wednesday, February 15th, and Thursday, February 16th, 2023. Join human resource and workforce development professionals from across the country for two days of engaging, interactive learning and conversation about the role diversity, equity, and inclusion play in a post-pandemic workplace and how to build or continue to build a workplace culture in which all can thrive and excel. Click here to stay tuned on event plans.
- The Southeastern Employment & Training Association (SETA) is hosting its 2023 Spring Conference from Sunday, March 12th, through Wednesday, March 15th, at The Peabody (149 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN). Save the date. Click here to stay informed on conference plans.
- The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) is hosting The Forum 2023 from Saturday, March 25th through Tuesday, March 28th, at The Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC). Workforce issues are driving today’s headlines. Labor, industry, and supply chains are all experiencing disruptions whose origins our system is poised to address. For the sake of parents unable to access childcare, workers unable to find livable jobs, and communities struggling to persist through difficult times, the workforce system must rise to the occasion with creative solutions, like it always has. The Forum, powered by the National Association of Workforce Boards, is the place and the time for the workforce system to reflect on the past and prepare for the future. It’s the nation’s largest annual workforce development conference, a convocation of the leaders, stakeholders, and policymakers with the power to drive positive change. This year, we will meet amid a moment of both critical need and transformational potential. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Skills Coalition will hold its 2023 Skills Summit from Monday, May 1st, to Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, D.C.) Save the date. Click here to view the 2022 Skills Summit event.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting its 2023 Annual Conference from Monday, May 8th, to Wednesday, May 10th,2023, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside (Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA). NAWDP’s Annual Conference brings together workforce professionals from across the nation to learn about best practices and strategies to boost the workforce. Sessions will be geared to attendees from the full range of career experience in the industry, from senior leaders to entry-level employees. Save the date. Click here to stay informed on conference plans.
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