WORKFORCE360 A Virtual Educational and Networking Event for Workforce Professionals Learn More!

Education and Networking Options at WORKFORCE360

IAWP is pleased to announce speakers and programs for WORKFORCE360. WORKFORCE360 is a virtual educational conference and networking event for workforce professionals , scheduled for April 15-16, 2021.

The cost to attend both days of the event is only $149 for IAWP members. Non-members may also attend and special group rates are available for organizations who want to register all employees at a discounted rate.

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We look forward to seeing you at WORKFORCE360 where you can select from the following programs:

Now & Later: Understanding the Present to Plan for the Future of Workforce Development

GREG WILSON
CAROL VINSON INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

COVID-19 has upended every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The global pandemic has severely impacted workers, employers, and our economy. Despite these challenges workforce development professionals have served their states and communities to support workers and help individuals weather the current challenges.  

This session will help workforce development professionals to understand the current economic and labor market situation and also consider the long-term impacts and changes that may be ushered in by the pandemic. The goal of this keynote address will be to arm workforce professionals with the data, context, and strategies to help with economic recovery efforts and prepare for the future of workforce development.

How to Work the Zoom: Finding Connection and Camaraderie in a Digital World

JULIE GAVER
JULIE GAVER PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING AND CORPORATE TRAINING LLC

Working the room may not be permitted during COVID times but as workforce professionals, we can still connect with others in a meaningful and impactful way. During this session you will learn tips and tricks for adapting the  basic principles of networking to the digital world. How can we make a good impression? How can we make others feel included? Through some fun, interactive activities you’ll be networking in your old, familiar way with everything except that handshake!

Everyday Magic: Finding Joy, Avoiding Burnout, and Becoming Your Own Self-Care Advocate

During this fun and lively presentation you will learn tools and strategies for reducing stress and remembering that the little things end up being the BIGGEST blessings during times of change and transition. Laughter is surely good medicine so get ready as Julie serves up her unique brand of storytelling to deliver exactly what the doctor ordered!

A Personal Look at Leadership

MIKELL FRYER
FRYER’S INDEPENDENT CONSULTING LLC

Have you ever wondered why being in leadership positions at home, work, church, or even in your local community groups are so tough? Then you want to attend Mikell’s dynamic and interactive presentation: A Personal Look at Leadership. Where Mikell share many helpful leadership tips he learned from his career in the Military, State Government, and currently as a Business Owner/Entrepreneur. In his dynamic presentation, Mikell share some fatal errors leaders make along with some common traits of successful leaders. He also shares some helpful insight on how successful leaders communicate and get the best out of people. The leadership tips and personal stories Mikell provide in A Personal Look at Leadership can help anyone become a better Leader right where you are.

Understanding and Adapting to Change: The New “Normal”

REBEKAH WILKES
WASHINGTON EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new “normal”. In this session, participants will explore some of the effects of the pandemic. Participants will learn about Daniel Kahneman’s research about fast and slow thinking in terms of COVID-19. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences, thoughts, and suggestions for helping job seekers adapt to the changes and expectations in the workforce now that COVID has changed many aspects of workforce development. This session encourages participant interaction and dialogue.

Introduction to Clean Language Coaching

JESSICA CAMPAIN
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Clean language aims to support clients in discovering and developing their own symbols and metaphors, rather than the therapist/coach/interviewer suggesting or contributing their own framing of a topic. This program will provide an introduction to the clean language technique providing solutions for people and groups.

After this workshop you will be able to…

  • Identify and practice at least 3 techniques used in Clean Language
  • Discuss what Clean Language is and where it came from.
  • Share examples and allow people to practice in real time.
  • Discuss how participants can learn more and access further training in Clean Language.
  • Learn how to employ experiential methodologies that connect with the varying learning styles to engage different types of learners

You will be equipped with new concepts and techniques in working with individuals or groups in their career navigation process.

Meaning-Centered Leadership

BARBARA BARTELS & DR. C. EDWARD JACKSON
MEANING CENTERD LEADERSHIP

Worldwide, over 85% of employees report being disengaged in their work! Actively disengaged employees cause disruption and dissatisfaction within a company. Engage your employees and lead them to be happier, more productive contributors to your organization through Meaning-Centered Leadership. When employees find meaning in the workplace, it also helps them to find meaning in their personal lives. This presentation teaches the why and the how of creating meaning in the workplace with a deep-dive into its three elements:

  1. Engagement – build trust, show care and concern, use active listening, and establish open communication
  2. Empowerment – collaborative visioning, recognition, and enthusiasm
  3. Expertise – wisdom, optimism, and humility Participants can look forward to research and data presented in a clear and compelling fashion. A visual Keynote will complement the presentation, while frequently engaging the audience with questions and brief interactions that connect strategic actions to each of the three elements.
Recognizing and Developing Millennial & Gen Z Leaders

KAREN SCOTT
KAREN SCOTT SPEAKS

Millennials and Older Generation Z young adults are in the workforce. They add amazing personality and diversity to every workforce. Now is the time to continue identifying and cultivating the leaders among them. This session will also discuss how companies can maximize opportunities to retain the leadership that is being developed as these generations begin to enter the executive level workforce.

GROWTH (Gradual Reminder Obstacles Will Test Hope) – Transformation & Triumph

MARK SMITH
STRIVE (SUPPORT TRAINING RESULTS IN-VALUABLE EMPLOYEE) FACILITATOR, URBAN FAMILIES

During this time in our history, it has never been more important that we learn how  to wrap our thoughts around what our future will become.  The experiences within the last year, or  what I’ve termed as, “The Perfect Storm,” has given us the  opportunity to slow down and think about where do we go from here.

In part of doing so, we had the chance to complete a self-assessment of our past, present and future goals.  This transformation was necessary to understand the process of our personal GROWTH (Gradual Reminder Obstacles Will Test Hope).

This also gave us insight by experiencing  unpredictable events that, now we recognize as being temporary  situations by directing our paths  toward  reaching  the levels we are destined to reach.  In other words, “Comfort is a Casualty of Growth,” and each and  every one of us shall be placed in the position to GROW FORWARD in 2021

Participants will leave not just energized for the moment, but with the passion to understand that 2020 was “The Perfect Storm.” Will give revisit the inner strength to plan, prepare and harness the positive mindset that always lives within.

Mind-Numbing vs Mind-Blowing: How to Energize Your Presentation

GLENN ANDERSON
THE PERFORMANCE CATALYST SPEAKER

Presentations are enjoyable and effective when the speaker shares their passion and energy with the audience. Standing in front of an audience with a projector and some PowerPoint, how exactly is that accomplished? As a speaker, you have power! Drawing on experiences speaking around the world as a former IBM instructor and conference presenter, along with improvisation and comedy club experience, Glenn Anderson will focus this session on the basics of developing and delivering technical material. Topics range from strong titles to proper amount of content to effective use of PowerPoint charts. Also covered will be your technique in front of the audience – body language, voice and movement, handling questions, using a microphone, and what happens when things go wrong. And something will go wrong! Bring your questions, experiences and ideas, and let’s explore together the characteristics of a great presentation.

Getting Back to Business: Re-Integrating Formerly Incarcerated into the Workforce Successfully

CHARLOTTE GARNES
REINTEGRATED VOICES

The facilitator shares her impactful experience to discuss both her unsuccessful/successful journey from prison to paycheck. The 60-minute workshop will take a holistic approach to how businesses and companies hire formerly incarcerated/directly impacted individuals. An honest discussion of barriers and obstacles will also take place that is relevant to working with this specialized population. Discuss the Employer-Driven Model and create strategies that can greatly assist justice-involved individuals transitioning to the community workplace. The facilitator will use real[1]life scenario(s) to guide the honest discussion and address possible uncertainties when hiring formerly incarcerated/directly impacted individuals.

Workforce Collaboration through Advocacy

AUSTIN FOLNAGY
OREGON EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT

This workshop will give you perspective of how to create a greater impact and take on leadership roles in your community workforce development. This not only helps your community, but helps your career creating a diverse background. This is a perfect workshop who want to develop ideas of how to expand their public service and create sustainable personal development with work life balance”

As part of this workshop we will explore the following questions…

  • What organizations are part of workforce development in your community?
  • What are the interconnections between organizations and partners?
  • What are values that we share within workforce development?
  • How do we advocate for work like balance of professional life and community advocacy?
Fraud & Unemployment Insurance: Tools to Identify

MERE WORK
ID.ME

Tips, Tactics, and Protocols for Combating Unemployment Fraud.

In this session, Mere Work will share lessons learned from real-world experiences of working with multiple agencies surrounding Identity Verification for Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Mere will also take attendees through the most common attack vectors used by organized crime syndicates including social engineering, synthetic identity fraud and stolen PII.

Attendees will walk away with:

  • Understanding the attack vectors being utilized by fraudsters to target UI and PUA.
  • Knowing why identity verification that meets the NIST 800-63 standards is critical to stopping fraud.
  • Recommendations on how to prevent fraud and bot attacks using telecom device reputation scoring, liveness and live verification via video conferencing.
  • Advice on working with law enforcement and creating a repository of known fraudulent actors.
What Job Seekers Wish You Knew

JENNI ALLNUTT
STATE OF MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

This session is designed to assist workforce development professionals gain insight into the job search process through the lens of those we serve. Over 100 past clients participated in a survey, sharing their experience with the American Job Centers, what works for them and what they wish we knew.

Fraud & Unemployment Insurance: Inside the Rise in Fraud

MARCO MORALES
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

Marco will share with you about the rise in UI fraud and how as workforce professionals you can help protect the UI trust fund.  More details on this workshop are forthcoming.