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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 27, Wed
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI Public Calendar | 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.
Apr 2, Tue
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI Public Calendar | 3-Day Course
Getting the RAP Down 2019: Employment Strategies for Job Seekers with Criminal Histories
This is a three-day training taking place on April 2, 3, and 4. Over the course of three full days, we will cover the legal protection available to reentrants, provide nuts-and-bolts tools to help reentrants prepare for the job search, and help you identify employers most likely to hire those with a criminal record.
Apr 10, Wed
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
DYCD | 2-Day Course | Train & Earn and Learn & Earn
For DYCD Providers Only: Searching for Success: Dynamic Coaching Strategies to Get Job Seekers Hired!
This 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.
Apr 18, Thu
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
DYCD | Training
For DYCD Providers Only: 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.
Apr 24, Wed
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
DYCD | Roundtable
For DYCD Providers Only: Roundtable for Program Leaders
WPTI will facilitate a roundtable for managers of workforce programs to create a dialogue around best practices in supervising programs and staff. The roundtable discussion will allow colleagues to share with one another and learn new strategies from each other.
May 1, Wed
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI Public Calendar | Training
Build Your Competencies in Serving LGBTQ+ Youth (May 1 & 8)
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)
May 2, Thu
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
DYCD | Roundtable
For DYCD Providers Only: Roundtable on Employer Engagement
WPTI will facilitate a roundtable for providers to create a dialogue around employer engagement. The roundtable discussion will allow colleagues to share with one another and learn new strategies from each other.
May 10, Fri
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
DYCD | Networking & Resource Exchange
For DYCD Providers Only: Peer Networking and Resource Exchange Event
This event will give providers the opportunity to learn about other DYCD programs, connect with them, and share resources.
May 15, Wed
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
DYCD | 2-Day Course | Train & Earn and Learn & Earn
For DYCD Train & Earn and Learn & Earn Providers Only: Managing Staff Resistance
Through reflective exercises and group activities, participants will explore their reactions to staff resistance and its effect on developing an environment that fosters trust and collaboration while encouraging positive change.
May 24, Fri
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
DYCD | Train & Earn and Learn & Earn
For DYCD Train & Earn and Learn & Earn Providers Only: Supporting Participants in Submitting Online Job Applications
In this training, we will explore recruitment trends of 2019, how to outwit the online application black hole, and the overall application process and pre-employment screening.
Jun 5, Wed
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WPTI Public Calendar | 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 Public Calendar | 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.