Larry Robbin Training Topics
Larry trains on more than 300 topics.
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.
CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING LIBRARY OF
800 CAREER VIDEOS!
If a picture is worth a 1000 words, a video is worth a 1,000,000 words! This collection of short videos is a powerful way to explore skills, careers and various types of employment. This is a great tool to use with your job seekers. If they are computer literate, they will enjoy checking it out on their own.
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THE FIRST WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL
YOU NEED TO DO THIS IN YOUR AREA!!!
The irony of the workforce development field has been that while it promotes apprenticeships with employers, the field itself has not had an apprenticeship system - until now. Read about this pioneering initiative that has created apprenticeship and career pathway into workforce development. This effort involved multiple partners including my clients, the California Workforce Association and the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency as well as Sacramento State College of Continuing Education, SEIU and other partners. Everyone reading this newsletter should read this article and see how you can start a similar initiative in your area. I have worked with several of the graduates and I can tell you that they have a very deep understanding of the workforce development field and a skill set that you do not find in your typical workforce development professional. That is what happens when people complete a well designed apprenticeship program.
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WHAT HAS LARRY BEEN UP TO?
The Southeast Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (SELACO) has taken a deep dive into Human Centered Design. With the leadership of SELACO'S Executive Director, Yolanda Castro they have entered into a transformative process to put Human Centered Design at the center of their work and the work of their partners. I did a series of three highly customized trainings for SELACO to help support this effort. The series including trainings titled, How to Improve Focus Group Facilitation Skills, Improving Interpersonal Communication and Customer Service Skill Building. SELACO opened up all of the training to their partners.
I have been consulting with a number of organizations to improve their outcomes. Some of this work was funded jointly with a private sector client of mine and the Walter and Elise Haas Fund. The foundation's role was led by Senior Program Officer Elena Chavez Quezada and it involved selecting the grantees and providing them with customized management consulting sessions. I consulted with Juma Ventures to give them ideas that would help to improve the engagement and retention of their program participants in their social enterprises. Rising Sun Energy Systems wanted consulting that would help to improve the job retention of their program graduates. Beyond Emancipation wanted consulting that would help them compare their foster youth program with the best of the best so they used my consulting session, Is Your Workforce Development Program the State-of the Art? Young Community Developers consultation session focused on improving job retention.
I gave the keynote speech and a workshop, From Jails to Jobs!, at the Correctional Education Association Conference. The California Workforce Association invited me to present at their Youth Employment Conference. I presented,
Trauma! The Most Powerful Barrier to Employment! (Co-presenter Daniel Torres of the Flintridge Center) and
How to Hire and Retain the Top Talent in Your Youth Employment Program.
The Washington Workforce Association invited me to present at their annual conference. I presented,
Through Disconnected Eyes! How Disconnected Youth Want You to Recruit, Engage and Retain Them for Employment Success! and
You Can be a Change Agent! How to Increase Employment Motivation in the Hard-to-Employ! The Humboldt County Workforce Development Board brought together their partners for my trainings
From Jails to Jobs! and
Don't Think I Think We! Don't Think My Program Think Our System! How to Improve Your Partnerships!
Hack the Hood used my consulting services to
improve case management with the youth they serve in their program. Opportunity Junction used my consulting services for a strategic planning session to map out the future of their
foster youth initiative.
Youth Opportunities Unlimited used a series of my webinars on job development, job readiness training and how to train employers to supervise youth. Twin Rivers Unified School District used my training Soft Skills Are Success Skills. ROSS IES continued our series of ten webinars with The Rules of Engagement and How to Deliver Outstanding Customer Service with Challenging Customers! Needless to say, it's been a busy time!! Thanks to all of you for using my services! I am privileged to work with such a great group of organizations!
To bring any of these trainings or consulting sessions to your organization, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REBOOT YOUTH CASE MANAGEMENT
This new well organized toolkit will take case managers that work with youth through a step-by-step process that outlines what should happen at each point in the case management process. The helpful pointers and resources will be of interest to new and experienced case managers as well as their supervisors.
CAN YOU ASK JOB SEEKERS DISABILITY RELATED QUESTIONS?
YOU MAY BE DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL!!
The answer is yes and no. Do you know the legal guidelines about when you can ask disability related questions in your position as a workforce development professional? The vast majority of people in our field do not know when they can and can't ask about disability. You need to know the guidelines.
WHAT MAKES WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS SUCCESSFUL?
This study assesses the influence of a range of factors, from individual participant characteristics, program and practice elements, and provider organizational aspects, to the broader set of external relationships, on achievement of successful outcomes for workforce development programs. These nested levels of factors-the individual participant within the program, the program within the organization, and the organization within its external context-are interconnected and, taken together, influence success. Intersecting with all of these factors is the role data and outcomes play in how programs achieve and understand their success.
Workplace bullying can be found in many types of organizations including workforce development programs. It can have a devastating impact on people and cause poor performance, absenteeism and job loss. You need to know more about workplace bullying to help your job seekers.
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HELPING THE LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED RETURN TO THE WORKFORCE
The long term unemployed are typically defined as people that are looking for work, but have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer. Despite the economic recovery, there are still many people who cannot find their way back into the labor market. Many employers are hesitant to hire these individuals because they feel that there must be something wrong with them if they are unemployed for so long. This handbook will be helpful to workforce development professionals, employers and the long term unemployed job seeker.
INTEGRATED SERVICE DELIVERY TOOLKIT
This toolkit provides ideas, strategies, and resources for integrating service delivery in the public workforce system. It is the second edition of this toolkit, which is now updated to include, along with many of the original valuable resources, new strategies, and resources to support implementation under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Even if your organization is not funded by WIOA or involved with integrated service delivery, this toolkit is filled with so many best practice tips, resources and website links that will help your work
Everyone should check out the toolkit!
RESOURCES RESOURCES RESOURCES!!!
The National Association of Colleges and Employers website is a gold mine of resources for people working with college bound or college students. Click here for their website.
REFERENCE GUIDE FOR THE SPOUSES OF VETERANS
The spouses of veterans often have difficulty finding a job. Their work history may be very fragmented as they relocated in response to the needs of the military. They may not realize all the transferable skills they have from being a military spouse and how those would be valuable to an employer. Many of them do not know that they can get preference for service in certain types of workforce programs. This guide will be very helpful to military spouses. Click here for the guide.
FIRST SURVEY ON SUPERVISING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
A new study released by the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability on behalf of the Kessler Foundation centers on the feedback of supervisors who manage employees both with and without disabilities. The survey, believed to be the first of its kind, asked management to divulge details about the effectiveness of recruitment, training, and retention strategies in successfully employing people with disabilities. Over 3,000 supervisors representing the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and government work offered their input and experiences. Findings revealed that the practices deemed most conducive to fostering the employment of people with disabilities were also the most underutilized. For example, the companies that relied on job coaches and training programs to ensure complete integration of people with disabilities ranked the practice as highly effective. However, on the whole, only one in five companies reported taking advantage of such strategies. Click here for the survey.
HOW TO ACCESS THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET
The vast majority of jobs are filled through word of mouth or though unadvertised channels. Jobs in the hidden job market (under the water line) are filled when a manager hires someone they know, someone an employee knows or someone who comes referred. You need this information in order to help your job seekers access this goldmine of hiring possibilities. Click here for more information.
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