Learning

High-impact, interactive learning engagement that advances workforce development industry best practices

and knowledge with frontline practitioners, program leaders, employers and industry groups

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WPTI ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR CONTINUOUS LEARNING

Advancing core competencies and knowledge amongst practitioners and program leaders is not only crucial to providing high quality services and successful outcomes for job seekers participating in workforce programs, it also helps organizations to meaningfully engage, develop and retain talented staff. Unfortunately, there are few professional development opportunities for frontline workforce practitioners, nor is there a professional certification or accrediting body setting professional standards for the workforce development industry. The confluence of these factors is a calling for the services and learning resources of WPTI.

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OUR APPROACH TO LEARNING AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

WPTI'S learning experts combine the latest research, interactive adult learning principles, digital resources and expert facilitation skills to design and deliver practical, participant-centered learning that can be easily transferred to your work. Our learning communities are tailored to meet the learning needs of varying job groups and under the direction of an experienced facilitator, engage participants in best practices across the workforce development industry, skill and core competency development.

OUR LEARNING COMMUNITIES

FRONTLINE WORKFORCE PROFESSIONALS
  • Classroom facilitation techniques
  • Recruitment, Retention & Advancement
  • Assessment tools
  • Skills development
  • Resume and interview preparation
  • Job search strategies
  • Post-hire retention
  • Work readiness
  • Resources for long-term self-sufficiency
  • Assisting high-needs job seekers (people with criminal histories, opportunity youth, etc.)
EMPLOYER/INDUSTRY FORUMS
  • Forecasting with labor market information (LMI)
  • Employer prospecting plans
  • Effective marketing materials
  • Developing internship programs
  • Strategic employer relationships
  • Creating and expanding employment pipelines
  • Business services
LEADERSHIP
  • Skills for middle managers
  • Leadership development
  • Implementing outcomes-based programming
  • Managing performance-based contracts
  • Fundraising
  • Emerging workforce development policies

learning options

our learning modalities are totally flexible and designed to meet the unique
needs of your organization and workforce team members

In-Person

Highly interactive half-day, full-day, or multi-day sessions let you enjoy our state-of-the-art training center, build on-the-job skills, and network with colleagues.

Virtual Learning

Our online sessions make the most of your time by delivering key skills and information no matter where you’re located.

Customized Learning

Offering a diverse range of focused learning programs for diverse groups of workforce development practitioners and program leaders. For list of topics that we offer for customized trainings, please click here for a PDF copy of the training listing.

Learning Groups

Small cohorts hone best practices, collectively solve real-world problems, learn from each other, and devise action plans to implement at their organizations.

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