It seems like I have been in endless meetings since the last newsletter, but I also had some time to do some training and consulting for some great organizations. Mai Quach, Employment Program Director, at
Lao Family Community Development
invited me to present
Are You Talking Like Businesses Think? How to Get the Private Sector to Use Your Services! for the staff of her organization.
That workshop is the most popular workshop I do on business services and it has been presented to over 10,000 people across the country. Cheryl Riley, Program Manager at the
Yuba County One-Stop
brought me to her organization to do
Career Counseling with the Hard-to-Employ
for her staff and her partners. I developed that workshop to help people make the shift from a jobs focus to careers which is part of the mandate of WIOA. Then I met with the program managers to consult with them on the topic
Is Your Workforce Program the State-of-the-Art?
This is a very challenging consulting session because it asks program leaders to compare their organization to the state-of-the-art workforce program. Jayrl Perkins, Employment Program Manager, at the
Kansas Department of Children and Families
which administers welfare-to-work programs in the state brought me to Wichita to train his statewide staff and their partners with the workshop
Are You Talking Like Businesses Think? How to Get the Private Sector to Use Your Services!
The next day I met with his managers and managers from partner organizations to consult with them on the topics
How to Measure and Improve Business Customer Satisfaction with Your Services and How to Go From Placement to Engagement with the Private Sector.
I went from Wichita to Chicago to present at the
National Youth Development Symposium
which is sponsored by the
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
. I presented a new workshop
Through Disconnected Eyes
to a packed room of workforce professionals.