Members Invited to Submit Nominations for International Officer and Director at Large Positions

IAWP is looking for hardworking, dedicated, passionate individuals to serve in leadership roles on the 2020-21 Board of Directors as president-elect, vice-president, secretary/treasurer, and directors at large. Serving in a leadership role with IAWP is a truly special experience that provides a unique opportunity to develop new skills in leadership, management, budgeting, association management, meeting… Read More »

Jobs of Tomorrow Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating demand for millions of new jobs, with vast new opportunities for fulfilling people’s potential and aspirations. However, in order to turn these opportunities into reality, new sources of data and innovative approaches to understand emerging jobs and skills, as well as to empower effective and coordinated large-scale action are… Read More »

New Study Shows How Colleges Can More Adequately Prepare Students For Workplace

While technical and subject matter expertise are important, researchers found that critical thinking and communication skills are some of the most valued by employers. “In the U.S., there is a perception by employers that college graduates are unprepared for a workforce that is becoming technologically more advanced and increasingly globalized,” said Joseph Rios, the study’s… Read More »

IAWP Offers Training and Certification Opportunities For Workforce Professionals

The International Association of Workforce Professionals offers a multitude of ways workforce professionals can enhance their careers using IAWP training and certification programs.  IAWP’s most popular education programs include: Workforce Professional Development Program Certified Workforce Professional Live Webinars Workforce Development Conference IAWP also offers a number of self-paced training programs. Some of the more popular topics… Read More »

Manufacturers Spending Billions to Close Skills Gap

Based on the results of a new survey by The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers are estimated to have spent at least $26.2 billion in 2019 on internal and external training programs for new and existing manufacturing employees. Conducted by the Center for Manufacturing Research Director… Read More »

IAWP Workforce System Award Nominations Open For 2020

As IAWP works to focus on growing membership and educational offerings, we are simplifying and taking a new approach to our awards program for 2020.  IAWP will honor outstanding work and service within our association as well as in the workforce development system over the past year. Unlike past years, the service, work, and/or contribution… Read More »

Live Webinar – Facilitating in a Virtual Environment

Organizations are increasing the frequency of online meetings and virtual events. One of the biggest mistakes that can be made is to think about online facilitation as an extension of face to face teaching. It isn’t. Amber Drake, IAWP Vice President, will provide the tips that online facilitators need to consider in holding an online… Read More »

IAWP Announces New Membership Marketing Resources

January is membership month at IAWP and in 2020 we are striving to grow like never before! IAWP is now offering new marketing materials to help chapters market membership within their communities. These new membership resources can be customized and services to create even more custom resources for print or electronic formats is also available.… Read More »

New Study Shows Paid Family Leave Keeps Women in Workforce

A new study,funded by the March of Dimes underscores the long-term effects of paid family leave on women’s participation in the workforce. The analysis of states that have implemented paid leave policies found a 20 percent reduction in the number of women leaving their jobs in the first year after welcoming a child, and up… Read More »

Survey Reveals Job Search Trends For 2020

How can professionals stand out from the crowd and score a job this year? According to a new survey, senior managers are most impressed when candidates network on social media with employees at the company of interest (49%) and provide access to an online portfolio or personal website (47%). The tactics that hurt workers’ chances… Read More »