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Issue 29
California AFL-CIO Workforce Conference
Breaking Barriers/ Making Connections
Building a Middle Class Economy For All
Larry will be presenting two workshops at the conference



YOU CAN BE A CHANGE AGENT!  HOW TO INCREASE EMPLOYMENT MOTIVATION IN THE HARD-TO-EMPLOY! 

Training by Larry Robbin

Sponsored by the California Workforce Association.  

ONLY $99!

April 7 - Los Angeles
April 21 - Oakland
April 27 - Sacramento



California Workforce Association Annual Workcon Conference.  



The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals  (NAWDP) annual conference is the biggest gathering of 
f ront line and management workforce development professionals in the country. Over the years, I have done more training for NAWDP than any other trainer. This year I will be presenting a special preconference workshop titled   The Captain and Coach Approach to Case Management. The traditional approaches to case management for youth and adults are outdated and do not empower job seekers to case manage themselves. This innovative new way to do case management puts the job seeker in the role of the captain of their job search progress team with the staff person in the guiding role of a coach. If you want to achieve better outcomes in less time, do not miss this workshop. To register for the conference go to   www.nawdp.org . If you are interested in bringing this training to your program,   click here for a description of the all day workshop


CASAS CONFERENCE
 
From Jails to Jobs! 
How to Help People in Reentry Go to Work!
How to Improve Cross Cultural Communication


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.

YOU CAN BE A CHANGE AGENT!
HOW TO INCREASE EMPLOYMENT MOTIVATION IN THE
HARD-TO-EMPLOY!


Learn how to shift that "no work no way" attitude to "I got the job!"  Find out how to assess and trigger an individual's six motivational forces and you will increase the desire to become employed!  Get a whole new toolbox of powerful strategies to increase employment motivation!  You will get all of this and much more when you attend the Larry Robbin training, You Can Be A Change Agent!  How To Increase Employment Motivation in the Hard-to-Employ.  This three city training tour is sponsored by the California Workforce Association.  Registration is only $99!  Register now before the workshops are sold out.  Click here for more information.



DO YOU COMMIT MICROAGGRESSIONS WHEN
 YOU WORK WITH PEOPLE?

Microaggressions - those subtle messages that demean, insult and invalidate a person - are routine occurrences for many diverse groups. Harvard University psychiatrist Chester M. Pierce coined the term microaggression in his 1970s study of racism in the media. Derald Wing Sue and David Sue extended the definition, adding brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to a target group.
Microaggressions can be communicated verbally or nonverbally, intentionally or unintentionally. Because the counseling relationship is a snapshot of our racial realities, microaggressions can also occur within the counseling relationship.  Even the most well intentioned workforce development professional can commit microaggressions.  I know because I have done it and if I am not vigilant, it is something I can do again.  If you want to learn more about microaggressions and how to avoid doing them click here. 
 

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES TO
JOB DEVELOPMENT

This comprehensive report from Canada analyzes the various approaches to collaboration in job development across a variety of organizations.  The report presents an analysis of the barriers to collaboration as well as many summaries of a wide array of collaborative approaches that are being used in the field.  This is a must read report for anyone interested in creating a more systemic approach to job development.





GET THE STATE-OF-THE-ART SKILLS
THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR OUTCOMES
WITH LOW COST WEBINAR TRAINING FROM LARRY ROBBIN!

I have done hundreds of webinars for organizations like the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, SER - Jobs for Progress, New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, National Youth Employment Coalition and many other organizations.  Webinars are a great time saving and cost effective way to get the skills your staff needs.  You can stay in your office and take the training.  You can have as many people as you like sit in on the webinar at no extra cost.  I can develop a webinar to specifically meet the training goals of your organization.  If you like to discuss bringing my customized webinars to your program, email me at larry@larryrobbin.com and turn your program challenges into success stories!



CAREER PLANNING BEGINS WITH ASSESSMENT: 
A GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONALS SERVING YOUTH WITH
EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES


To successfully make the transition from school to adult life and the world of work, adolescents and young adults need guidance and encouragement from caring, supportive adults. The best decisions and choices made by transitioning youth are based on sound information including appropriate assessments that focus on the talents, knowledge, skills, interests, values, and aptitudes of each individual. This guide serves as a resource for multiple audiences within the workforce development system. Youth service professionals will find information on selecting career-related assessments, determining when to refer youth for additional assessment, and additional issues such as accommodations, legal issues, and ethical considerations.



SUPPORTING TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEES

This article is filled with information that will be helpful to transgender individuals, employers and workforce development professionals.  It includes a lot of best practices, a list of terminology and resources.  Every workforce development professional needs to know this information.  To read the article click here .



WHAT ARE THE BEST PRACTICES FOR JOB SEEKERS
TO TALK ABOUT THEMSELVES IN AN INTERVIEW?

Read just about any article about job searching and you will probably get fairly clear instructions to toot your horn, show 'em what you are made of, or make it very easy for the hiring manager to quickly understand your capabilities and value.  "Knock 'em dead!" these articles will shout. "Be your own marketer!" Yes, of course.  But, it is not hard to take this advice too far, especially if you are nervous or really, super need that job. Where, then, is that fine line between "horn tooter" and "cocky son-of-a-gun?" And, more importantly, how can you ensure that you stay on the right side of that line in your next job search?  Click here for four things you and your job seekers need to know about talking about themselves.

WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF 
WORKFORCE PROGRAMS THAT SERVE IMMIGRANTS SUCCESSFULLY?

This report shines a spotlight on parts of the immigrant integration and adult education/workforce development systems that are working well. The robust and creative efforts described in this report are helping immigrant workers to build skills, acquire recognized postsecondary credentials, move into in-demand occupations and make meaningful wage gains.





LOOKING FOR NEW RESOURCES?  RESOURCES FROM CANADA!

This is a rich resource to help you improve your services.  The resources are organized in the following categories: 

WHAT CAN DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS DO
TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE HELPING PEOPLE GET JOBS?

I wrote this article for a publication called the Job Training and Placement Reporter.  Unfortunately that newsletter is no longer being published.  I did an analysis of why disability employment programs are not as successful as possible helping people with disabilities get jobs and what they can do to overcome this problem.  The perspectives in the article come from my forty-five years of training and consulting experience with disability employment programs and private sector businesses.  Because I am in both of those worlds and because I am a person with multiple severe disabilities, I am in a position to see how disability employment programs can close the gap with their work with the private sector.



IS SELF-DEFEATING SELF-TALK HURTING YOU AND
YOUR JOB SEEKERS?

The biggest barrier to employment can be the thoughts that people have about themselves.  The internal conversations we have with ourselves, called self-talk, can go on for days, and sometimes through our nights as well.  Many of us know how vicious that inner critic can be. Often, we are harder on ourselves than we are on others. It is not because we want to be, it is because we do not know how to manage our negative self-talk.  Energy follows attention-wherever your attention is focused, your energy will follow. If your inner critic is beating you up about a failure, your failing will be the one thing you focus on.  However, there are ways you can harness the power of self-talk so it can help you. Here are 8 ways you can make self-talk the most powerful hack in the world.  Click here for the article.

ARE YOU USING THE RESOURCES ON THE
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S WORKING WOMEN'S WEBSITE?

This is a new rich resource of information related to helping women become more successful in the world of work.  There are links to all sorts of helpful resources.  Every workforce development professional should be familiar with this site.  To access the site click here.

WHAT ARE THE 8 TRAITS THAT WILL GET PEOPLE
FURTHER ALONG IN THE WORLD OF WORK THAN A HIGH IQ?

Fun fact for the day: 85% of financial success is attributed to good people skills. That means that getting promoted or making a big sale has little to do with  how smart you are, how high your grades were in school, or even how many trivia nights you've won.  And the best part is that being personable is something that can be  learned and developed, while IQ is something you are, well, born with. So there is basically nothing holding you back from moving up!  Want to know which personality traits can make you and your job seekers successful? Check out this infographic to find out.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU GIVE TO PEOPLE
WHEN THEIR BOSS DISLIKES THEIR WORK?

Does your workforce program help people learn how to deal with conflicts with bosses?  Very few programs address this critical issue.  This article provides some very helpful strategies for dealing with bosses that do not like the work people are putting out.  This will not only be helpful to job seekers, but it may be very helpful to you as well!  Click here for the article.



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