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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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Dec 18, Tue
Application due by close of business on 12/18/2018
Cohort Program
Application for Job Development Learning Group 2019 Cohort
The application for WPTI's Job Development Learning Group (JDLG) 2019 Cohort is now open! The JDLG is a rigorous five-month cohort-based training program, designed to equip and empower job developers with skills to best meet the needs of employer partners and program participants.
Dec 19, Wed
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WPTI | Training
Pitch with Persuasion: Sharpening Your Employer Engagement Skills
Define and market the value-add of your services to employers, learn the five steps to making a successful pitch, and overcome employer resistance. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to refine and practice their pitches, “speed dating” style, with colleagues in the field.
Jan 16, Wed
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Using a Trauma Lens in Workforce Development
Learn the framework for understanding trauma and its impact on survivors and on helpers, and leave with strategies for bringing a trauma lens to your program.
Jan 23, Wed
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
For DYCD Providers | Training
For DYCD Providers Only: Performance Management: Put Your Data to Work to Yield the Right Results
Join Public Works Partners and WPTI to work through the process of designing and implementing performance indicators to measure program outputs and outcomes, as well as strategies for using data to identify and correct program challenges.
Feb 6, Tue
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Build Your Competencies in Serving LGBTQ+ Youth
The LGBTQ+ community has gained more visibility and public acceptance over the last several years. However, members of the LGBTQ+ community still face serious barriers to employment, as well as other economic necessities. A key way of making LGBTQ+ youth feel most supported in a workforce programming is simply knowing the varieties of identities in the community, knowing language and cultural norms within the community, legal protections for the community, and general best practices for making any space maximally supportive of LGBTQ+ youth. (This is a two (2)-day training)
Feb 7, Thu
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
WPTI | Training
Immigrants' Rights in the World of Work
In this course, participants will gain a better understanding of the rights, opportunities and potential pitfalls for immigrant jobseekers and workers.
Mar 27, Wed
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Employer Engagement: Securing Quality Job Leads and Making Placement Outcomes
During this training you will learn 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.
May 1, Tue
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Build Your Competencies in Serving LGBTQ+ Youth
The LGBTQ+ community has gained more visibility and public acceptance over the last several years. However, members of the LGBTQ+ community still face serious barriers to employment, as well as other economic necessities. A key way of making LGBTQ+ youth feel most supported in a workforce programming is simply knowing the varieties of identities in the community, knowing language and cultural norms within the community, legal protections for the community, and general best practices for making any space maximally supportive of LGBTQ+ youth. (This is a two (2)-day training)
Jun 5, Wed
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI | Training
Facilitation Essentials
This hands-on workshop will teach the principles of workforce development instruction and will prepare participants with the strategies and resources necessary to create a learning environment that is safe, respectful, challenging, and engaging of multiple learner styles.
Jun 19, Wed
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
WPTI | Training
Putting Social Media to Work for You
Join WPTI for this half-day training on using social media platforms to your advantage. We will discuss strategies to connect with employers and how to coach your participants on using these platforms in a professional manner.