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THROUGH DISCONNECTED EYES! 

How Disconnected Youth Want You to Recruit, Engage and Retain Them to Get Better Employment Outcomes!

A public training tour sponsored by the California Workforce Association and Robbin and Associates 
Presented by Larry Robbin


Career Counseling with Hard to Employ 




$35 (Member)
$55 (Non-member)
Webinar sponsored by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals

Youth Employment Webinars Sponsored by the National Youth Employment Coalition 

More details will follow, but put these dates on your calendar now!

Make Your Program a Magnet: New Ways to Recruit Youth!
November 10, 2016

Job Readiness From a Private Sector Perspective!
December 1, 2016

How to Make the Business Case for Hiring Youth!
January 26, 2017

The Rules of Engagement!
February 16, 2017

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.

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DO YOU WORK WITH OUT-OF-SCHOOL AND
OUT-OF-WORK YOUTH?

 

Do not miss this Larry Robbin training tour sponsored by the California Workforce Association - Through Disconnected Eyes!  How Disconnected Youth Want You to Recruit, Engage and Retain Them for Employment Success!
  • Use powerful private sector marketing concepts that will make your program a    compelling magnet so you don't have to recruit any more! 
  • Transform your program into an exciting experience that gives youth what they want - not what you think they need, and get them on the fast track to employment success! 
  • Get innovative youth culturally competent strategies that will turn that "no work no way" attitude into "I got the job!" 

For questions about the training contact  mhidalgo@calworkforce.org


CAN YOU NAME 50 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
WHO STARTED OUT AS CAREER FAILURES?

Sometimes our job seekers focus on their failures in pursuing careers and assume that they will never be a success in the world of work.  It is easy for them to spiral down into low self-esteem and depression, which can lead them to think that they cannot be successful  It can be very helpful for them to see this list of 50 people that started out with failed careers and went on to be leaders in their fields.  This helps to put things in perspective.  If you want to give your job seekers a different way of looking at career challenges click here.


WHAT ARE THE DEADLIEST JOBS?

There is a definite correlation between jobs and life span that is rarely discussed in workforce development circles.  This is a difficult topic to discuss, but it is very important as we help people consider different jobs and careers.  This article has some very eye opening information about the relationship between work and how long people live.  Click here for the article.

MAKING THE EMPLOYER CONNECTION
HOW DO YOU MEASURE THE IMPACT OF YOUR EMPLOYER INITIATIVES?

You start a training program or some other initiative with employers.  How do you go in-depth to measure, not just the outcomes, but also the real impact of your work on the business?  Workforce programs rarely conduct this kind of analysis, but it is very important to do.  It can show you how to deepen your impact so your work is truly transformative in the way the company and you work together.  This kind of assessment can help you make a strong business case with other employers and funding sources about the value of your business services.  You can start to put a real value on your work with businesses, which will help you in marketing fee-for-service solutions to companies.  This report will show you how to measure the impact of your employer initiatives.  Click here to read the report.


MANAGEMENT CORNER
101 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE YOUR WORKPLACE HEALTHIER

Frequently when people talk about management strategies for reducing stress, increasing employee engagement and making the workplace a healthier place to be, they describe initiatives that are huge, complex and time consuming.  Some of these ideas are stress producing in themselves!  This list takes a different approach.  While some things may take some time to do, many of the items on this list are simple to implement, but can have a real impact on your place of work.  Workforce development is a very stressful field.  It is important for managers and staff to consistently look for ways to combat stress.  Share this list with everyone in your organization so you can all work on making a healthier workplace.   Click here for the list of ideas.


ON THE CUTTING EDGE WITH MY CLIENTS
NEW DOOR VENTURES

 
New Door Ventures prepares disconnected youth for work and life. We provide skill-building, individual support and jobs that enable our youth to discover and achieve their potential. Our work is integral to their successful transition to healthy, sustainable adulthood. We aim to transform individuals who will in turn transform their communities.  This description of New Door Ventures from their website is a brief introduction to what happens in this dynamic, effective and innovative youth workforce development program. 
 
I strongly encourage you to explore their website so you can appreciate the impressive scope and impact of their work.  Under the leadership of their visionary management team, that includes Executive Director Tess Reynolds and Program Manager Ciara Wade and with an exemplary staff, they have achieved outstanding results with a very challenging population of youth.  New Door Ventures is an excellent example of a mission driven program that is in a perpetual state of improvement and experimentation.  What is equally impressive is how they consistently, objectively and rigorously evaluate the success of their efforts.  There is a depth in the way they work on program development and with their youth that I do not see in many programs.  Over the years, I have consulted with New Door management and many of their staff and management have come to my training sessions.   
 
They run two social enterprises, Pedal Revolution, which is a bicycle sales, rental and repair shop and Ashbury Images, a screen printing company.  I asked Ciara Wade to write an article about this aspect of their organization.  I know that you will learn a lot from their experience and her insights.  Click here to read the article.  For information on the training and consulting I provide for youth programs, click here.  


WHAT DO EMPLOYERS THINK ABOUT HIRING
MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES?

Twelve employment specialists from the Johnson & Johnson-Dartmouth Community Mental Health Program were nominated, because of their excellent job performance, to participate in a project designed to learn how to assist people who have both criminal histories and serious mental illness. The employment specialists conducted employer surveys in their home states and then met with members of the Dartmouth team to discuss the results of the surveys. This report represents 128 surveys.  While we know that this is a small sampling and that the employers may not have shared all their insights and feelings about this topic, this unique survey still provides us with valuable information that will have an impact on consumers and the people that work with them to help find employment.  I provide training and consulting for mental heath programs that want to help consumers improve their employment outcomes.  Click here for information about my mental health employment services.  Click here to read the survey.


WHAT ARE THE SALARIES YOU CAN EXPECT EARN
FROM DIFFERENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES?

Sometimes when we talk about helping our program participants go to college, we focus on the area of study and career pathway as if that alone will determine their future earnings.  The truth is that what is also very important (and sometimes more important) is what college or university they go to in order to pursue that career pathway.  This amazing report, Ranking Your College and What You Will Make, analyzes how majors, schools and other factors influence earnings.  This is a must read for anyone that is involved with helping people further their education as an income advancement strategy.  Click here for the report.


HOW CAN YOU HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE
HOMELESS GET JOBS?

 This is a great list of resources and best practices about helping people who are homeless become employed. It lists a wide variety of reports, websites and other information that cover a whole range of topics related to helping people move from the streets to the workplace. If you want information about my consulting and training services for programs that serve people who are homeless click here. Click here for the homeless employment resource list.


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WHAT CAN PEOPLE DO IN THE FIRST TEN SECONDS OF THE INTERVIEW  TO INCREASE THEIR CHANCES OF GETTING A JOB OFFER?

We frequently talk with people about what answers they should give in an interview.  While these answers are very important, first impressions can be as or even more important.  How are you preparing people for the first ten seconds of the interview?  These are critical seconds will often be very important in making the hiring decision.  This interesting article is full of good tips about how to make those first ten seconds work in a way that will send your candidate on the pathway to a job offer.  Click here to read the article.



DO YOU KNOW HOW TO HELP THE SPOUSES
OF MILITARY VETERANS GET JOBS?

Veteran's spouses face many challenges in finding employment.  They may moved many times and they can often have a fragmented work history that may not impress employers.  Because they have been in a supportive role for so long, they may not be aware of their skills and assets to employment.  There are far fewer employment resources focused on these individuals than many other populations with barriers to employment.  This resource list will help you be more successful with veteran's spouses that are looking for employment.  Click here for the list.


WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF A GOOD
ELEVATOR PITCH?

Your job seeker finds himself or herself face to face with an employer in an elevator.  What can they say in the course of that elevator ride that will make the employer want to talk with them further?  Elevator pitches have to be carefully crafted to make every second count.  This article reveals the ingredients behind successful elevator pitches.  There are some new ideas that can improve your work with job seekers as they compose their mini-presentation.  If you want to learn how to make elevator pitches more effective click here.


WHAT ARE THE BEST PRACTICES FOR
SOCIAL ENTERPRISES?

Social enterprises are often for profit businesses run by nonprofit organizations.  Their primary purpose is addressing a social problem and serving the common good, either through products and services or employing and training people with significant barriers to employment.  REDF is the leading think tank in this field and an important funder of social enterprises.  Through the work of their very talented staff and visionary leader, Carla Javits, REDF has taken the social enterprise movement to new levels of success.  I regard Carla as an important mentor in my work.  I have had the good fortune of consulting and training for REDF social enterprise grantees. 
 
Any organization that is interested in starting a social enterprise or programs that are currently operating social enterprises should check out their website.  It is a gold mine of important information, best practices and resources related to success with social enterprises.  For information about some of the services I provide for social enterprises click here.  REDF has written an excellent report about the lessons they have learned from working with organizations on the front lines of social enterprise.  To read the report click here.



ARE YOU ENGAGING EMPLOYERS AND HELPING JOB SEEKERS  USING THE FULL RANGE OF EARN AND LEARN MODELS?

Learn and earn models are strategies that combine classroom education with some form of learning on the job.  They are a very effective way to help people get further ahead in the world of work.  They use employer engagement strategies and practical classroom instruction that directly connects what is taught to the skills and knowledge needed to perform in the workplace.  This excellent report focuses on best practices and actual examples of effective learn and earn models.  To learn about learn and earn click here.


WHAT ARE THE 10 WEIRDEST INTERVIEW QUESTIONS  AND WHY DO EMPLOYERS ASK THEM?

You may think you have heard every possible interview question until you read this list!  These seem like bizarre questions, until you read about why employers ask them.  Then they make perfect sense.  I know you and your job seekers will get a laugh out of this list, but keep in mind these are real questions asked in actual interviews.  To see the list click here.


Change your attitude
and
You will change your life!

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