An Introduction to WPTI’s Digital Transformation Initiative

“Revolutions bring disruptions and disruptions bring opportunities.”

― Nicky Verd, author of Disrupt Yourself Or Be Disrupted
The Fourth Industrial Revolution – sped up by 18 months of roiling labor markets and COVID restrictions that have forced wholescale rethinking of how companies operate – has arrived with a vengeance.

WPTI Hosts Briefing on Digital Transformation

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, following the release of our most recent report, Post-Covid Workforce Development: A Digital Transformation and What It Means for Workforce Professionals, Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) hosted a briefing on digital transformation in the workforce development field, including findings from our recent report and updates and perspectives from the field, both locally and nationally.

WPTI Director of Project Management Yanni Deconescu Reflects on Career Journey and What Makes a Good Project Manager

As part of our series of conversations with members of the WPTI team regarding their career development and areas of expertise, we are pleased to share reflections from an interview with Yanni Deconescu, WPTI’s Director of Project Management, who joined WPTI in Fall 2020 and who brings years of experience in workforce development, project management, and leading teams and projects across multiple industries.

WPTI Launches 2021-22 Cohort of Workforce Systems Leadership Program

WPTI is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021-22 cohort of the Workforce Systems Leadership Program (WSLP), the third cohort of WPTI’s signature leadership development program, operated in partnership with Coro New York. WSLP recruits a diverse group of emerging senior leaders and change makers from across the field, representing government, community-based organizations, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, and the private sector.

WPTI Completes First Cohort of Business Engagement Learning Lab

The COVID downturn set off alarm bells among job developers.  WPTI responded with a BELL of its own.

With the support of the Pinkerton Foundation, WPTI launched the first cohort of the Business Engagement Learning Lab (BELL) in April 2021.  Successor to WPTI’s longstanding Job Developer Learning Group, the four-month BELL initiative sharpened the focus on employer engagement at a time of significantly heightened competition for jobs.

Mayor’s Office of Community Health and Thrive in Your Workplace Name WPTI a Workplace Mental Health Champion

In recognition of WPTI’s commitment to improving workplace mental health, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health (formerly known as ThriveNYC) and its Thrive in Your Workplace initiative have named WPTI a Workplace Mental Health Champion for 2021. The award recognizes WPTI as part of “a cadre of industry leaders who actively fight the stigma of mental health, support employee mental health, and promote access to mental healthcare.

WPTI Announces 2021-22 Cohort for Workforce Systems Leadership Program

WPTI is pleased to announce the 2021-22 cohort for our Workforce Systems Leadership Program (WSLP), WPTI’s signature leadership development program for emerging senior leaders across New York City’s workforce development system. Operated in partnership with Coro New York, WSLP recruits a diverse group of leaders and change makers from across the field, representing government, community-based organizations, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, and the private sector.