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Throughout the entire year, WPTI leads the field in offering workforce professional development for beginners, advanced practitioners, program managers, and executive directors. WPTI offers both centralized trainings for professionals and on-site training and technical assistance tailored to meet the specific professional development needs of companies and organizations in our community.

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Mar 28, Tue
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Managing Staff Resistance
Managers are often faced with staff resistance that affects individual and team performance. To overcome resistance, managers need techniques for assessing the situation, strategies for empowering their team, and effective communication skills to handle difficult situations immediately, clearly, confidently, and respectfully.
Apr 7, Fri
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WPTI | For DYCD Providers
Queens Employer Engagement Networking Event
This is a networking luncheon for Queens-based DYCD providers and Queens-based employers.
Apr 18, Tue
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Leading with Confidence 201
In this one-day, highly interactive course designed for mid-level and senior managers, you will learn about three important dimensions of success: results, process, and relationship (RPR). The RPR model encourages leaders to better understand varying leadership and work styles in addition to proven strategies for creating a more satisfying work experience, a higher level of productivity, and sustainable results.
Apr 24, Mon
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WPTI | For DYCD Providers
Staten Island Employer Engagement Networking Event
This is a networking luncheon for Staten Island-based DYCD providers and employers.
May 5, Fri
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WPTI | For DYCD Providers
Manhattan Employer Engagement Networking Event
This is a networking luncheon for Manhattan-based DYCD providers and employers.
May 17, Wed
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
WPTI | Training
LMI 101: Finding, Using, and Understanding Labor Market Intelligence
This training will teach you how to find, use and understand Labor Market Intelligence. Learn how LMI can make your approaches to employment opportunities even more effective.
May 31, Wed
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Transforming Job Seeker Resistance
This training will address strategies to help you transform resistance into economic self-sufficiency for your job seekers.
Jun 1, Thu
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WPTI | For DYCD Providers
Career Exploration Programming (Part 1 of 2)
During this workshop participants will work in small groups to define the features and components of an ideal work readiness program for youth and will use this to assess and examine their own programs. Using the Bridge to College and Careers Program as a model, they will add to and edit their ideal work readiness program model.
Jun 2, Fri
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WPTI | For DYCD Providers
Contextualized Instruction for Career Pathways (Part 2 of 2)
This workshop focuses on curriculum and classroom instruction that combines career exploration and basic skills contextualized around a specific career sector.
Jun 9, Fri
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WPTI | For DYCD Providers
Building a Career and College Going Culture
This workshop will focus on creating, building, and sustaining a program culture that engages student career aspirations and advancement as well as academic attainment and growth.
Jun 20, Tue
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Searching for Success: Dynamic Coaching Strategies that Get Job Seekers Hired
This interactive full day training will introduce participants to the core elements of career coaching. The session will provide an overview of the first steps to preparing individuals for successful career paths that lead to self-sufficiency, as well as offer new techniques to effectively coach job seekers through the employment continuum and reduce obstacles encountered during the job search process.
Jul 11, Tue
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Job Development Essentials: Partnering with Employers to Make the Right Match
In this course, participants will learn about the job development continuum, how to effectively understand employers’ needs, get new business, make the right placement matches, and begin to build loyalty among business customers.
Jul 18, Tue
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Retention Strategies that Get Results
In this training you will learn how to infuse the message of retention into every aspect of your program from day one and implement real working strategies.
Aug 8, Tue
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Facilitation Essentials
Workforce professionals are increasingly being called upon to lead workshops for participants from diverse backgrounds. Designing and implementing dynamic and empowering workshops requires staff to be equipped with effective training design and facilitation methods.
Sep 14, Thu
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Employer Engagement: Securing Quality Job Leads and Making Placement Outcomes
This training will provide strategies on how to detect the obvious and hidden needs of employers and use that to further develop your sales pitch, refine your strategies for matching job seekers, engage the right businesses, and build lasting employer relationships.