Opportunities with Local Hosts
- The Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX) is hosting MAX Provider Portal Orientation Virtual Sessions on Tuesday, January 26th, and Thursday, January 28th, at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. It is now time to review and update your profiles in the MAX Provider Portal! Maintaining an up-to-date profile is critical for ensuring that workforce partners as well as potential employers and job seekers wishing to connect with you know how best you can help them. To help facilitate the update process, join us to learn about how to get the best use out of the portal. Click here to sign up for a session.
- The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) is hosting a webinar on Shifting the Narrative to Improve Georgia’s Safety Net on Tuesday, January 26th, at 11:00 AM. This event will be part of GBPI’s annual policy conference, Insights 2021: Race, Resilience and Recovery. Last year, GBPI embarked on a new type of research—we analyzed narratives surrounding the safety net in Georgia and then, through surveys and listening sessions, crafted new messaging guidance that is explicitly anti-racist and seeks to tear down barriers to accessing safety net programs, such as savings caps, work requirements and more. Last year, GBPI embarked on a new type of research—we analyzed narratives surrounding the safety net in Georgia and then, through surveys and listening sessions, crafted new messaging guidance that is explicitly anti-racist and seeks to tear down barriers to accessing safety net programs, such as savings caps, work requirements and more. Click here to learn more and register.
- WorkSource Atlanta Regional is hosting a webinar on The Power of Veterans in the Workforce on Wednesday, January 27th, at 1:00 PM. No matter what you may be experiencing, there is support for getting your life on a better track. Our panelists on the Ask the Experts Webinar Series will be discussing a range of topics affecting veterans and their families. We will share information about several different ways that the VA can help job seeking Veterans with obtaining and maintaining employment as well as how employers can receive assistance in hiring and retaining Veteran employees. Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
- The Georgia Chamber will host its next Resiliency and Recovery Virtual Town Hall on the COVID-19 Vaccine on Wednesday, January 27th, at 2:30 PM. Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Public Health, will share insights, updates and strategies for this important next step to recovery and a more resilient future for us all. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (GBPI) is hosting its virtual Insights Policy Conference on Race, Resilience and Recovery on Friday, January 29th. Insights is the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s annual policy conference. In accordance with safety protocols and in effort to expand the reach of GBPI’s research, advocacy and outreach expertise, GBPI is proud to host Insights 2021 entirely free and online Click here for more information.
- Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting its Metropolitan Parkway Store and Career Center Virtual Ground Breaking on Friday, January 29th, at 10:00 AM. This is an opportunity to celebrate the first stage of Goodwill’s exciting new project. Visit facebook.com/goodwillofnorthgeorgia to learn more and join the ground breaking.
- The United Way of Greater Atlanta is hosting an EITC Awareness Day virtual event on Friday, January 29th, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. This event marks the 15th anniversary of Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, a nationwide effort to increase awareness about the EITC and other refundable credits. This year, IRS is promoting EITC and providing information on other refundable tax credits that you may be eligible for. In 2020, 22 million workers received about $57 billion in EITC refunds. Hear from local officials and learn about EITC. Let’s get the word out to those who are eligible to file a tax return even if they don’t owe any tax to claim the EITC. It’s money workers can use for groceries, rent, utilities and other bills. Click here to register.
- The Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX) is hosting MAX Minutes with Max Liebeskind, J.P. Morgan Chase Institute on Friday, February 5th, at 9:00 AM. As Georgians continue to be impacted by a Covid-19 induced economic recession, opportunities for upward mobility become more challenging. Recent research by the J.P. Morgan Chase institute reveal that stark differences in financial outcomes exist depending on race, negatively impact economic opportunity for numerous individuals. Join us for a discussion of the Racial Gaps in Financial Outcomes Report revealing the research findings and data behind it, as well as implications for workforce development and potential steps to support upward mobility for more Georgians. Stay tuned to the next MAX Mondays for a registration link. Click here to see recordings of past MAX Minutes sessions.
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Opportunities with National Hosts
- The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting a webinar on Strategies for Building the Supply of Child Care at the County Level on Monday, January 25th, Tuesday, January 26th, and Wednesday, January 27th, at 2:00 PM. Counties have made significant strides in expanding child care services for children and families, including supporting child care providers with local COVID-19 relief and applying innovative approaches for sustaining child care beyond the pandemic. Join this interactive discussion among urban county leaders and national experts to explore what your county can do to build the local supply of child care for infants and toddlers and learn more about Bipartisan Policy Center’s child care gap tool. Click here to register for the January 25th session focused on urban counties. Click here to register for the January 26th session focused on suburban counties. Click here to register for the January 27th session focused on rural counties.
- The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is hosting a webinar on Reentry and Reengagement During a Pandemic: How Employability Skills Surface as In-Demand Skills in Today’s Workforce on Tuesday, January 26th, at 11:00 AM. In the face of unprecedented challenges, soft skills are the new essential skills that are forcing us to redefine our routines, reimagine how we connect, and rethink how we succeed in the workplace. Adaptability, communication, and leadership skills are shaping the way we interact and engage with colleagues in a new virtual economic environment. Employability skills are quickly becoming the driving force for how we do business together. Learn how these competencies are preparing learners and job seekers for success in this interactive discussion with our panelist of educators, business leaders, and workforce community partners. Click here to register.
- The National Fund for Workforce Solutions is hosting a virtual event on Advancing Workforce Equity: Blueprint for Regional Action on Tuesday, January 26th, from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM. As our nation faces a public health crisis, an economic crisis, and a racial justice crisis, it is more important than ever that we redesign for a more resilient and inclusive economy. Even before the pandemic, one in three people in the United States were economically insecure, including half of all Black and Latinx residents. Now is the time to dismantle structural barriers to racial equity in the workforce. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting a webinar on The Client as Mentee: Creating a Culture of Client Mentoring That Leads to Success on Tuesday, January 26th, at 12:00 PM. It is well known that a person’s perception will always be a person’s reality. When working with workforce development clients, be it youth or adults, our perception and how we view them will often decide the level of determination we possess to help them. This session will be a think-tank designed to help attendees walk away with necessary skills needed to achieve success in their client mentoring efforts. Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on 5 HR Trends that Will Shape 2021 on Tuesday, January 26th, at 2:00 PM. Do you ever think back to how much simpler life was in the old days — you know, way back in 2015. It’s been a year of seismic change for HR, and that’s not going to end any time soon. And, while you may not be able to control everything that’s going to happen in the coming year, you can at least prepare for it, and help your company leaders and staff get ready as well. Click here to learn more and register.
- The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting a webinar on The Minority Women Entrepreneur: The Economic Gender Gap on Monday, February 1st, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The fastest-growing segment of start-up companies are woman-owned businesses; additionally, businesses owned by Black women have a larger share of Black-owned businesses than White women have in White-owned businesses. Even with this achievement, there is still a long way to go to reach gender equality in business – particularly in entrepreneurship – as there continues to be a gender gap in venture financing, particularly amongst women of color. This webinar will delve into a candid discussion on this economic gender gap that minority women entrepreneurs face, which will result in best practices to help close the gap. Click here to register.
- The National League of Cities is hosting the virtual event Leading Through Disruption – Part 1, Navigating Innovation + Change from Tuesday, January 26th through Tuesday, February 16th, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM. Click here to learn more and register.
- Bank of America is hosting a Bank of America Charitable Foundation Information Session on its philanthropic strategy and RFP process on Tuesday, January 26th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Bank of America is guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better. To be sustainable, the organization works to drive progress on society 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, Bank of America develops strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations addressing issues fundamental to economic mobility and social progress in low- and moderate-income communities. In 2021, the Bank of America will issue two RFPs: (1) Economic Mobility focused on the needs of individuals and families and (2) Economic Mobility focused on the needs of the community. Click here to learn more about these programs. Click here to register for the information session.
- The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) is hosting a webinar on Federal Workforce Update on Tuesday, January 26th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. One of Washington’s foremost counselors on policy and legislative advocacy, Lee Foley, presents an update on new and emerging workforce development topics at the federal level. For more than 30 years, Lee has advised clients and represented various interests before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. Click here to register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on Workplace Compliance Trends 2021: Staying Ready for What’s Next on Tuesday, January 26th, at 4:00 PM. Understanding workplace compliance trends is a necessity in 2021. Are you prepared to navigate the new year and what’s to come? Click here to learn more and register.
- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webcast on How to Support Working Parents in 2021 on Wednesday, January 27th, at 2:00 PM. A fall 2020 survey conducted by Outschool showed that over 25 percent of moms cut back on work as they balanced competing demands between work and family. All parents, but particularly moms, have acutely felt the impact of this year of school and office closures. 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.
- Chmura is hosting a webinar on 5 Kinds of Workforce Data You Need in 2021 on Thursday, January 28th, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. The Chmura team will review how 5 kinds of data can help you target high-wage, high-demand jobs in your region, connect job seekers and employers, and create effective workforce plans. 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 CareerOneStop: Providing Virtual Services to Find Immediate Employment and Apply for Unemployment on Thursday, January 28th, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Staff from CareerOneStop will show how to use CareerOneStop to provide virtual services to help job seekers find immediate employment and apply for unemployment benefits. 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.
- Prosperity Now is hosting a webinar on Responding to Client’s Now, Soon, and Later Needs on Tuesday, February 2nd, and Wednesday, March 3rd, at 2:00 PM. The pandemic has proven the need for emergency savings, even those who had savings and were formerly financially stable have been pushed to the brink. At the beginning of 2020, about 37% of U.S. households—over 45 million households total—were found to be liquid asset poor. Over half of all households (52.8%) didn’t have enough saved in bank accounts or cash on hand to meet this emergency savings need without having to access or leverage their retirement savings—or falling short of meeting that need entirely. During the pandemic, savings increased with the passage of the CARES Act—specifically because of the $1,200 Economic Impact Payments (EPI) and the weekly $600 Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (UI). Although the EPI and UI were inaccessible to many and insufficient for those who needed them the most, savings still increased. According to one study, “the unemployed roughly doubled their liquid savings during the four-month period between March and July 2020.” Despite gains in savings, LMI people are still in a precarious situation, it is vital to provide flexible savings solutions that address immediate needs, while also leading to long-term savings. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting a webinar on Is this the Best of Times or the Worst of Times on Tuesday, February 9th, at 12:00 PM. Recent Gallup research shows that our wellbeing rates have dropped significantly since COVID-19 came on the scene. Yet, you have a job to do and no time to worry about your wellbeing or anyone else’s, right? Wrong. Now is the time to call upon a few tried and true techniques to help ease your worry, comfort others with their stress, and fight back the anxiety, depression and frustration that can impact all of us even when we don’t think it is. This is not your typical workshop in meditation techniques (although we will touch upon them), or another talk about how to relieve stress through yoga (although it can help). This workshop takes a look at when you are functioning at your best, how to take one step to move away from whatever is holding you back and helps you write your success story in the face of trying times. Click here to learn more and register.
- Jobs for the Future is hosting is Impact Employer Summit virtually from Tuesday, February 9th through Wednesday, February 10th. This year will be remembered for its unrelenting torrent of compounding challenges—from threats to health and well-being brought about by the pandemic, to social and economic stressors that amplified existing racial injustice. Through it all, companies have had to reimagine what it means to invest in their employees and communities. More and more employers now see themselves as agents of economic security and mobility for their workers—a role that requires new ways of thinking about and investing in talent. This two-day virtual experience is your opportunity to put ideas into action and learn what it looks like to step into this role of becoming a “Impact Employer” by putting these ideas into action alongside fellow changemakers. Click here to learn more and register.
- Brookings is hosting a webcast on The COVID-19 Pandemic and State & Local Budgets: Past, Present, and Future on Wednesday, February 10th, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. State and local governments are a major piece of the U.S. economy, accounting for about 13 percent of all employment. They typically have balanced budget requirements, which mean that shortfalls in revenues triggered by the pandemic must be offset with spending cuts or tax increases—actions which hurt taxpayers and impede the economic recovery. The December 2020 COVID relief package approved by Congress provides roughly $125 billion to state and local governments for education, health, public transit, and highways, but doesn’t include any general aid to states or localities to cover revenue losses. 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 Using CareerOneStop to Provide Virtual Services to Change Occupations or Industries on Thursday, February 11th, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Staff from CareerOneStop will present how to use CareerOneStop to provide virtual services to help make a plan to change occupations or industries. 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 Using CareerOneStop to Provide Virtual Services to Develop New Skills and Knowledge on Thursday, February 18th, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Staff from CareerOneStop will present how to use CareerOneStop to provide virtual services to find resources and information to develop marketable skills and knowledge. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting a webinar on Reaching Employers in Challenging Times on Tuesday, February 23rd, at 12:00 PM. Networking events are few and far between thanks to COVID-19. Your employers are laying people off, or not opening up yet. The employer engagement landscape has changed dramatically and yet you need them for jobs, apprenticeships, OJT’s, as board members and more. Cold calling isn’t your strength and your normal method of reaching employers isn’t working right now. What to do?! This workshop looks at new ways to engage employers, tips and tricks for getting your information in front of decision makers and gives you new tools to use every day with your business services. Click here to learn more and register.
- The National League of Cities is hosting the virtual event Leading Through Disruption – Part 2, Inclusive Leadership from Tuesday, February 23rd through Tuesday, March 16th, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM. Click here to learn more and register.
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