Register Now!  Free OEWD-Sponsored Workshops
As part of our new CBO Capacity Building Initiative (CBI), OEWD’s Workforce Division is providing the following workshops to our grantees free of charge.  Seating is limited and registration is required;  so register today by emailing us at:  workforce.development@sfgov.org  

August 2011
Date
Workshop Description
Target Audience
Facilitator
8/309am-12pm
Management Strategies for Success with Private Sector Businesses in a Recessionary Economy
The session will include strategies for targeting, prioritizing and marketing to businesses that are the best match for your organization.  You’ll learn how to avoid the most common mistakes workforce organizations make in their work with the business community.  Maximize the performance of your job developers and businesses services staff.  Refocus your business services so you can develop solid relationships with businesses even when they aren’t hiring so you will be the resource they come to when hiring resumes.
Program Managers,
Lead Staff

REGISTRATION
IS OPEN
To register please send an email to Workforce.development@sfgov.org

L. Robbin
September 2011
Date
Workshop Description
Target Audience
Facilitator
9/13 9am-12pm
How to Find Assets to Employment in People that are Hard-to-Employ  
Reinvent your work with people that are hard-to-employ in ways that help to close the gap between them and jobs. The traditional approach to working with people who are hard-to-employ focuses on uncovering their barriers to employment. We will uncover jobseeker’s strengths and assets to employment as the first task in employment counseling and case management.  Assets to employment in the hard-to-employ are often hidden and difficult to uncover.  Using the techniques in this idea packed workshop will enable you to find these positive attributes in people and use them to increase employment motivation, establish job and career goals, improve matches for training and help overcome barriers to employment.  
Career Advisors, Case Managers, Line Staff

REGISTRATION
 IS OPEN
To register please send an email to Workforce.development@sfgov.org

L. Robbin

Not available to attend either of these workshops? Don’t worry, over the course of this fiscal year, OEWD will be offering a variety of other workshops as part of our new CBO Capacity Building Initiative (CBI).  These professional development training sessions are designed to enhance organizational and staff capacity to deliver workforce services of the highest quality.
Topics will address:
·        Employer Engagement
·        Case Management
·        Organizational and Programmatic Sustainability
·        Fiscal Administration

Executive Directors, Program Managers and Coordinators, Vocational Counselors, Case Managers, Job Coaches, and other program operations staff will all find sessions targeted to meet their particular interests and challenges.  All OEWD workforce grantees are invited to send staff to attend these training sessions.  Some workshops will also be open to other community based organizations.  As seating is limited, registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis. However, priority may be given to OEWD grantees for certain workshops.   OEWD may also limit the total number of registrations per organization.  

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities. Register now by emailing: workforce.development@sfgov.org


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