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Larry Robbin Upcoming Training


June 19-21, 2018
San Diego, CA

CASAS Conference



FREE TRAINING!

June 25, 2018
San Bernardino, CA

You Can Be a Change Agent!  How to Increase Employment Motivation in the Hard-to-Employ!

Free training, but advance registration is required.

To register and for questions, click here to send an email or call 909-890-1415.



Larry Robbin Training Topics

Larry trains on more than 300 topics. This list features some of the most requested workshops. Click here for the list of training topics. If you do not see what you need, please contact Larry to see if he trains on that subject. Larry trains onsite, by telephone or by webinar.


50 BEST JOB SEARCH WEBSITES!

This is one of the most comprehensive and well chosen lists of websites for job search.   Click here to access the list.





ARE YOU WINING THE BATTLE AGAINST BURNOUT?

One of the most powerful hidden barriers to employment in our work is the high level of burnout among workforce program staff and management.  In spite of how prevalent this issue is in our programs, very few workforce organizations have well developed plans for helping to reduce the threat of burnout and plans for helping people experiencing burnout.  If you are a manager and want information about the management training I provide onsite and by webinar, How to Reduce Anxiety, Burnout and Stress in Your Workforce Organization, email me at larry@larryrobbin.com.  This article will give you some good helpful ideas for recognizing burnout and dealing with it on the individual level.   Click here for the article.


FREE CONFERENCE HANDOUTS FROM NAWB AND CWA

The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and the California Workforce Association (CWA) have posted the handouts presenters used at their annual conferences on their websites.  This is a huge treasure trove of valuable workforce information.  I want to thank both organizations for being so generous about sharing this information.  Don't miss it!  

For the NAWB handouts, click here.  

For CWA handouts (including my presentation of Are You a Great Partner?),   click here.



MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

This collection of resources will be of interest to consumers, employers and workforce professionals. 




SKILLS AND STRATEGIES FOR JOB DEVELOPERS

This report will be of interest to everyone that is working with employers. It is filled with helpful tricks of the trade.  The information is designed as a series of classes and has an additional manual for facilitators.  If you manage job developers you may be interested in the facilitator's manual so you can guide your staff through the exercises.  If you are a staff person who is doing job development, you can check out the participants manual.

For the managers manual click here.

For the participants manual click here.




HOW CAN PEOPLE TAP INTO THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET?

You've heard the term, The Hidden Job Market. But why does it exist and how can you tap into these hidden jobs?  The Hidden Job market refers to jobs that are available but haven't been posted or advertised.  Approximately 70% of the jobs that are filled every day have not been posted or advertised.  Why in the world would a company NOT advertise a job opening?  Simple. Because the employer becomes inundated with emails and phone calls and all the work associated with processing applications. In addition, how does the employer know that these applicants are telling the truth and whether or not they will fit into the culture of their business?  So it is easier to distribute the opening internally and have employees help by referring their friends and/or family. This serves as a way of pre-vetting candidates.  For some great information about how people can tap into the hidden job market, click here.


HOW DO YOU MAKE THE BUSINESS CASE
FOR HIRING OPPORTUNITY YOUTH?

Sure hiring out of school and out of work youth makes good social sense. But do you know that it also makes good profit making business sense?  Check out this article for some interesting data and feedback from employers about why hiring disconnected youth is a good business strategy.


For the article, click here.


WE HAVE LOST A GIANT IN OUR FIELD
ON THE PASSING OF GREG NEWTON

Greg Newton was one of the most brilliant minds we have ever had in the workforce development field.  I do not know of anyone else with such an encyclopedic knowledge of our work from the highest levels of policy down to the daily tasks of front line staff.  He influenced so many of us in the workforce development field.  He was an out of the box yet very practical thinker.  He was always pushing the field forward with his unwavering commitment and passion for making the work better.  Greg had a profound impact on both policy and practice.  Even if you have never heard his name, I can tell you that the way you work and the policies that govern your work were touched by his thinking.  

Any time I saw that Greg was training, I made it a priority to go to his workshops.  My notepad had two columns.  One was for his innovative and creative ideas about workforce development.  Those brilliant ideas always took my thinking to another level.  The other column was notes on what he did as a trainer that made his knowledge so accessible to every one in the room.  Those techniques live with me every time I train.  

Greg was also an exemplary colleague.  Over the years I sent him many Requests for Proposals for training and consulting services that I received from a variety of entities.  I sent these to other colleagues as well. But Greg was the only one that never failed to thank me for sending them to him.  That was just the kind of person he was.  The workforce development field lost a giant with the passing of Greg Newton. Thanks Greg for all you did for all of us.  Your legacy continues to inspire us.  


WHAT STRATEGIES CAN YOU USE TO BE SUCCESSFUL 
WITH HARD-TO-EMPLOY POPULATIONS?

My colleague Jennifer Mitchell shared this great chart from the state of Washington that highlights the WIOA targeted populations and strategies to help them become employed.  Whether you are funded by WIOA or not, you should check out these strategies.




WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS LARRY BEEN UP TO LATELY?

I was fortunate to be asked by partners in the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino counties) region in California to do my trainings,  The Barrier Buster!  New, Faster and More Powerful Ways to Eliminate Barriers to Employment! and Cooperation, Coordination and Collaboration!  What is the Difference and How to Make Them Work Better!  I want to thank Stephanie Murillo of the San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board for hosting the trainings.  This was a real example of a regional workforce partnership in action!


CONFERENCES CONFERENCES CONFERENCES!

The California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies is a long standing and unique statewide coalition of agencies providing services to mental health consumers in California.  They invited me to present my training,  Trauma! A Powerful Barrier to Employment for Youth and Adults!   This was a great conference filled with helpful information and I was honored to be a part of it. 

The California Workforce Association Annual Conference called WorkCon is an amazing event!  This year broke attendance records with over 800 people participating.  I presented,  Are You a Great Partner?, which is one part of my training called  Don't Think I - Think We!  Don't Think Program - Think System!  How to Build Better Partnerships!

The annual conference of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals  in Phoenix broke the attendance records for the organization! I presented a special pre-conference workshop, How to Get Money and More From Private Sector Businesses! and the workshops Trauma!  The Most Powerful Hidden Barrier to Employment and You Can Be a Hard-to-Employ Barrier Buster!  I am very proud to say that over the years, I have been invited to do more training for NAWDP than any other presenter.

Lindsey Drolette, the Employment Program Services Manager, at Shelter Inc. is using my consulting services to redesign their employment program.  We are reviewing all aspects of their program and looking for ways to improve on the good work they are already doing.  Shelter Inc. was started in 1986.  It works on three fronts.  They work to prevent homelessness, end the cycle of homelessness and to provide affordable housing.  It is great to see that they see employment as an important part of their work.



WORK BASED LEARNING AS A PATHWAY TO SUCCESS!

This brief provides an overview of work-based learning (WBL), including a broad definition of WBL, the benefits of WBL, and key elements for implementing high-impact, high-quality WBL programs.   The brief highlights how WBL specifically benefits low-income, low-skilled, and underserved racial and ethnic minority students.   Click here for the brief


EFFECTIVE MODELS FOR REENTRY EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING

This article highlights some innovative programs that are helping people in reentry with employment.




SOFT SKILLS ARE SUCCESS SKILLS!
A LIST OF 80 SOFT SKILLS YOU MAY NEVER HAVE THOUGHT OF!

There are a lot of myths about soft skills. One is the universal list of soft skills you must need to succeed in today's world of work.  Soft skills preferences are not generic.  They are  occupation and career specific.  For example, the ability to work safely is a highly preferred soft skill in construction, but not in retail services.  Customer service skills are highly valued in retail jobs, but of little importance to someone doing night time security work in a warehouse.  When we talk about soft skills to job seekers, we should frame the conversation around what type of work they want to do.  This list of soft skills will be very helpful in that process.





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