Continuing the Conversation: Organizational Recovery Post-COVID-19 (Online)

Join Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) and Public Works Partners at our second convening of workforce development leaders to discuss how our organizations can meet the needs of staff and program beneficiaries now and post-COVID-19. At our first convening, Overcoming Challenges and Adapting New Strategies on April 22, we were reminded of the value of bringing the workforce community together to share experiences and resources during this challenging time. The WPTI and Public Works teams are excited to invite you to continue the conversation.

Public Works Partners and the WPTI are hosting an online convening of workforce development leaders, directors, and senior staff to discuss and share strategies for moving through this crisis, supporting your staff and participants and preparing your organization for the post-COVID-19 environment. This 90-minute facilitated discussion will address strategic, operational and tactical questions leaders have, brainstorm solutions and share lessons learned.

More specifically, the discussion will center on the following three questions:

  1. What are the strategic management questions that leaders in the workforce development sector should be engaging with?
  2. How are organizations in the workforce development sector adapting to the new financial/operational realities and constraints?
  3. How can scenario planning and other tools help organizations become more resilient now and in the future?


Target Audience: Executive Directors and Senior Leaders of Workforce Development Organizations

Facilitators: Celeste Frye, Public Works Partners CEO and Sharon Sewell-Fairman, Workforce Professionals Training Institute Executive Director


May 20, 2020, Wednesday


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Participation in this program requires:

  1. High-speed Internet access.
  2. Access to a desktop or laptop computer.
  3. A working microphone on your computer or headset.

A working video camera on your desktop or laptop computer is strongly encouraged. Participants also are encouraged to download the Zoom software onto their laptop or desktop computer in advance of the training. We're sorry but audio-only participation cannot be permitted.

If seats are sold out, please be sure sign-up for the waitlist.

For more information about this training, please contact Sabeen Pirani, Director of Training, at

Event Details

Date: May 20, 2020

Start time: 03:00 p.m.

End time: 04:30 p.m.