Free Online Communications Training for Workforce Professionals

IAWP is pleased to announce that Janelle Guthrie, Communications Director for the Washington Employment Security Department, will deliver a live online training session on the Workforce Managers Communication Toolkit. Communication is one of the most important skills a manager can develop. Studies show front-line managers are the most trusted, most credible sources of information in… Read More »

Becoming A Certified Workforce Professional is Simple and Affordable

Want to expand your career advancement options and provide the best service to your workforce customers? One of the best ways to achieve both is to attain the Certified Workforce Professional (CWP) designation from IAWP. The CWP helps individuals stay abreast of ever-changing laws and regulations, trends in the workforce system, and prepare for the… Read More »

2019 Workforce Development Conference Starts Next Week in San Antonio, Texas

Join Workforce Professionals next week, June 16-19th, for the 106th Workforce Development Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The conference is a comprehensive, multi-day conference offering educational training, continuing education and networking events targeting professionals from all walks of the workforce development community. Programs at the 2019 Workforce Development Conference target the needs of workforce boards, training… Read More »

Plan Learning and Networking Opportunities at the 2019 Workforce Development Conference

We’re pre-releasing the 2019 Workforce Development Conference program, to help you plan the best learning and networking opportunities to meet your particular needs. If you haven’t registered yet, please explore the program for the many reasons to attend. The conference is scheduled June 16-19 in San Antonio, Texas. For a copy of the program please… Read More »

Companies Realize Substantial Benefits When Employees Are Supported in Doing Jobs Effectively

Creating a culture where employees are highly motivated and well supported in doing their jobs effectively is not only good for employees, it’s good for the bottom line. That according to a new analysis of employee survey data from more than 400 companies spanning multiple industries globally. Researchers found a direct relationship between highly engaged and… Read More »

New Facts About Older Workers

In honor of Older Workers Month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides new facts on this rapidly expanding area of our workforce. Employment For workers age 65 and older, employment tripled from 1988 to 2018, while employment among younger workers grew by about a third. Between 1988 and 2018, employment growth for women age 65… Read More »

Federal Reserve to Discuss Impact of New Technology Disruption at 2019 Workforce Development Conference

Blake Hastings, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will present The Fed Looks Ahead examining the challenges and opportunities facing our communities and workforce when it comes to the changing business environment during the 2019 Workforce Development Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Hastings will delve into inflation and unemployment and what it means… Read More »

Recertification Reminder for Certified Workforce Professionals

Terri Pasternik, IAWP training and certification manager, recently contacted Certified Workforce Professional’s regarding recertification. To complete the rectification process, click here to go to the CWP Recertification Application. Complete the information, and fill out and attach your Education Journal (this can be found on our website) documenting your completed continuing education for the last 24 months,… Read More »

Don’t Get Fired by a Robot: How Social Intelligence Outwits Artificial Intelligence

Why did entrepreneur Elon Musk say artificial intelligence scares him more than nuclear warfare? Artificial intelligence is showing up in all our organizations. What is it we humans can do to differentiate ourselves in an increasingly automated workforce? Are you preparing your employees for this new reality by helping them increase their productivity and performance?… Read More »

New Executive Order Aims to Strengthen Cybersecurity Workforce

President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the federal government to take steps to strengthen America’s cybersecurity workforce. According to the White House, the United States currently has a shortage of 300,000 cybersecurity practitioners. Under the Cybersecurity Workforce Executive Order, the Department of Homeland Security will: Work with partners from around the federal government on several initiatives… Read More »