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.
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THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT!
Many of the populations we serve in workforce development are not only difficult to recruit, they can often be even more challenging to retain in our programs and engage with our services at the highest levels. While this webinar focuses on people in reentry, many of the concepts are applicable to other difficult to engage youth and adult populations in the ranks of the hard-to-employ.
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I have done over 200 webinars for organizations like the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, Ross IES, National Youth Employment Coalition, New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, National Network of Sector Practitioners and many other sponsors. Webinars are 90 minutes of state-of-the-art information including time for questions.
Each webinar costs only $1500. You can have as many people or partners in on the webinar from any location for the same price. If you get four other organizations to help sponsor the webinar, your cost goes down to only $300!
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WHAT CAN YOUR PROGRAM DO TO HELP OVERCOME HIRING AND RETENTION INEQUITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE OF COLOR?
This revealing report shows what happened in an initiative designed to boost employment options for young Americans in low-income communities. Jobs and Race examines how participating sites approached hiring and retention inequities related to race and ethnicity and what strategies they developed to expand opportunities for job seekers and workers of color. Click here to read the report.
NEW RESOURCES FOR PROGRAMS
SERVING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
A suite of new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resources are posted on the Disability and Employment Community of Practice on the Department of Labor's Workforce GPS technical assistance site. Each section is a carefully selected set of links to resources such as toolkits, reports, online courses, and videos on a specific topic related to improving service to individuals with disabilities. The resources are intended for use by workforce development professionals, employers, rehabilitation services providers, adult educators, and other practitioners.
WHAT WORKFORCE PROGRAM MODELS
CAN PRODUCE LONG TERM UPWARD MOBILITY
FOR LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS?
Individuals with low incomes often struggle to advance in the labor market, yet at the same time; some employers report difficulty finding workers with the necessary skills. WorkAdvance is a workforce development model that seeks to address the needs of both of these groups through its "dual customer" approach. The model offers training and placement services to help prepare individuals for quality jobs in sectors where there is strong local demand and the opportunity for career advancement. This brief provides an interim look at the effectiveness of WorkAdvance at promoting upward mobility in the long term by updating the economic impact findings through the third year of follow-up.
GOOD JOBS THAT PAY WITHOUT A BA
There are 30 million good jobs that do not require a Bachelor's degree. These good jobs pay an average of $55,000 per year, and a minimum of $35,000 annually. In the past, these good jobs were found almost entirely in manufacturing and other blue-collar industries. Today we find good jobs in skilled-services industries, such as healthcare, finance, and information technology. These new good jobs have steadily been replacing good jobs lost in traditional blue-collar industries. To read the report on good jobs that pay without a BA,
WOMEN'S WEALTH GAP YOUTUBE INTERVIEW
WITH ROBERT REICH AND ELENA CHAVEZ QUEZADA
Many people are familiar with the wage gap between men and women. While this is serious, there is another gap that is often overlooked. That is the gap in wealth accumulation between men and women. This powerful video will educate you about this issue and help you look for policy and program changes that can help to address it. Robert Reich is a former Secretary of Labor and currently a professor at the University of California. Elena Chavez Quezada is a Program Officer for the Haas Foundation. She also CoChairs the Bay Area Workforce Funders Collaborative and the Bay Area Asset Funders Network. In addition, I am very proud to say she is one of my clients and has used my consulting services on many occasions.
To see the video, click here
SWITCHING CAREERS - EXAMPLES AND TOOLS
This highly informative and interactive article from the New York Times is a great resource for workforce development professionals and job seekers that need or want to change careers. It is filled with examples, tips, analysis and links that will help people switch careers.
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THE BENEFITS AND COSTS - A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE
In 2014, President Obama set out an ambitious goal to double the number of apprenticeships to 750,000 by the end of 2018, and to diversify them as well. This year the half million mark was passed. However, despite their increasing popularity and proven benefit to workers, apprenticeships are not fully understood in the United States, especially from the point of view of U.S. employers. The biggest investment in apprenticeship programs, however, is made by businesses themselves. Yet surprisingly little is known about the payoff to businesses from these investments. This study is one of a very few to examine these returns to business.
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STORY TELLING IN CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Throughout history, cultures have embraced storytelling to help people understand their origins and how they belong. We all have stories about who we are and how we fit into the world, and we make choices in our lives according to our stories and how they fit with a particular situation and time. Our stories continue to shape our identity whether they are cultural folklore, religious myths, or personal experiences, and they have the power to influence our choices and shape our future. Storytelling is a very effective tool in career counseling and coaching.
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PREPARE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS FOR WORK AND CAREER PATHWAYS?
This brief is intended to serve as an introduction to the topic of career-focused contextualized instruction that people can use as a springboard to additional in-depth resources on this topic. This brief describes program models designed to strengthen the alignment of adult education, employment, and skills training. The Instruction section outlines the skills that English Language Learners need to succeed at work and in postsecondary education and offers ideas for teaching practice.
HELP HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS
GO BEYOND THE GED AND INTO COLLEGE!
This report identifies the most promising approaches for increasing dropouts' rate of attaining a GED certificate or other high school credential and making a successful transition to college.
To read the report click here
HOW CAN JOB SEEKERS FIND LGBTQ FRIENDLY EMPLOYERS?
Many LGBTQ job seekers are hard-pressed to find work at employers that won't just honor their rights but welcome and support them. Here's a guide finding LGBTQ-friendly employers in that evolving landscape.
Click here for the article
WE HAVE A VERY SIMPLE JOB
THAT IS VERY CHALLENGING TO DO
WE GIVE PEOPLE THE HELP THEY NEED
TO GET THE OPTIMISM THAT TELLS THEM
THERE IS A GOOD PLACE FOR THEM
IN THE WORLD OF WORK SO THEY WILL GO FIND IT
YOU HAVE TO MAINTAIN
YOUR OWN OPTIMISM
YOU WILL HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE!
-- From Larry Robbin
WISHING YOU A GREAT 2018!
This is the last issue of the newsletter for this year. I want to thank all of you that have taught me so much this last year. Sometimes it feels like I am a perpetual student at Workforce University! Thanks to those of you who have sponsored my consulting and training services. To all of the thousands of you that attended my training in 2017, I can't thank you enough for giving me the honor of working with you. Your questions and comments enriched my work and my thinking about workforce development. Thanks to those of you that took the time to send me an email about something that you found to be helpful in the newsletter or in one of my training or consulting sessions. Your support of my work is so important to me and keeps me going. Thanks to my wonderful webmaster and newsletter layout guru and all around great colleague and friend, Fred Sahakian. If you like this newsletter, it is in no small part a result of Fred's skill and creativity. A very special thanks to my wonderful wife of over forty-one years, Sue Doro, for putting up with me, supporting me and teaching me so much about so many things including experiencing the joy of having such a wonderful partner. I am so lucky to have you in my life Sue! For all of you, I hope that 2018 is a fantastic year filled with joy from the very important work that you do every day!! See you in 2018!
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