FROM THE STREETS TO THE WORKPLACE!
STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES
WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS!

Do you want to learn strategies that will give you the tools to help people who are homeless get started in jobs and career pathways? If the answer is yes, then don’t miss this information packed webinar! The webinar is based on the best state-of-the-art strategies used in workforce programs across the country that helped people who were homeless become successfully employed. Get information about the various employment program models used to help people who are homeless become employed so you can put some of these elements into your work. The webinar will take you through a step by step outline so you can learn about the common elements of successful employment programs serving people who are homeless. You can compare these to what you are doing and this will make it possible for management and staff to see what things you need to add to your program to make it a pathway from the streets to the workplace.

A unique aspect of this webinar is that it is also based on the feedback of people who have been homeless about what they do and do not like about the way they are served in workforce programs and what they have done to get jobs. The perspectives and job search experiences of people who are homeless are rarely included in training on this topic and there is a lot to learn from them. Discover how to make your services more user friendly for people who are homeless and they will make more employment progress in less time. Get information about the innovative job search strategies used by people who were homeless that led them to a paycheck so you can teach these to the people you serve.

Successful employment services for people who are homeless require a strong seamless system of partners that can support people on their journey to employment. Learn about who should be in your partnership and how to make it support employment progress. Find out about the roles of housing, supportive services, education and training providers, employers and other partners that can help you build a strong employment collaborative effort that will support employment progress.

The first step in successful services for people who are homeless is being able to engage them at the highest levels. Webinar participants will learn how to create a strong and respectful counseling relationship that will become the foundation of the work. The workshop is based on a strengths based model that will show staff how to find hidden assets to employment that can help to increase employment motivation and develop job and career goals. Practical ideas for prioritizing work on employment barriers will be shared to help staff organize their work on barriers in the most efficient and effective way.

Very often staff serving people who are homeless will tell people about a supportive service that could help them, but people often do not follow up on the referral. This is because it takes more than information to help motivate people to access other services. This workshop will teach staff the best practices that will motivate people to get help from other service providers.

The workshop includes a very helpful list of resources that can be used to improve employment outcomes. If you want to improve employment outcomes for people who are homeless, attend this webinar!

This webinar is presented by Larry Robbin, Executive Director of Robbin and Associates. Larry has over forty-five years of workforce development national training, consulting and program development experience. He is widely regarded as a national expert in the workforce development field. Larry’s services have been used by the Department of Labor, America’s Job Centers, workforce boards, nonprofits, schools, government agencies, training providers, businesses and many other entities. He has trained more than 100,000 people, presented at over 500 conferences and done more than 300 webinars. He has over forty years of experience working to improve employment outcomes for people who have been homeless. Larry evaluated employment programs serving people who were homeless for the Department of Labor and he has consulted and trained for many programs serving people who are homeless. He has also designed programs to serve people who are homeless. Some of the organizations that have used his services include Goodwill Industries, Shelter Inc., St. Vincent de Paul, Destination Homes, San Francisco Council on Homelessness, Genesis Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Clinic, Larkin Street, Loaves and Fishes and many other programs. Larry has also done a great deal of volunteer work with people who are homeless. He has won more than 100 awards and honors for his work including a proclamation from the California Legislature. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Affairs gave him their prestigious Trainer of Trainer awards for both his professional and volunteer work helping people who were homeless. For more information about Larry Robbin and the other webinars he provides go to http://www.LarryRobbin.com.

 

ARE YOU WORKING TO BURNOUT OR WORKING TO WELLNESS?
HOW TO REDUCE STRESS, ANXIETY AND BURNOUT
IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS!

This is the most challenging time in history to be in the workforce development field. The pressure of Covid, high numbers of unemployed people, a lack of jobs that match our job seekers, not enough funding and powerful barriers to employment are making it more difficult than ever to do our jobs. We are experiencing the highest levels of stress, anxiety and burnout in the history of the workforce development field. The pressures we are under impact our ability to deliver the best services and this becomes a hidden barrier to employment. This takes its toll on our mental, physical and emotional health. In addition, it is all too easy for the pressures of the work to spill over into our lives outside of work and have a negative impact on our families and friends.

This situation calls for powerful intervention strategies that can help us get on track and work to wellness and not work to burnout. Generic strategies about how to approach these problems are often not relevant or effective for people in workforce development. Our jobs and workplaces present unique challenges that generic approaches to wellness do not address. You need practical wellness strategies that are specifically geared toward staff and management that work in workforce development. That is what this webinar is all about.

You will learn the differences between stress, anxiety and burnout and how they develop in workforce organizations. Discover what needs to be done both on the individual and organizational levels to create proactive wellness strategies that work for people in our field. Get ideas about how management and staff can work together to create a healthier workplace that can overcome the challenges we face on a daily and long term basis as people in the workforce development field. This staff and management partnership can provide an ongoing antidote to the ever increasing negative forces that come into our work.

Learn about the best wellness practices used in the private sector and other workforce organizations around the country so you can put them into your work. Find out how to create a personal workforce wellness plan that will help you do your job in a different way so you can do it at the highest levels for the longest time. No matter what your job is and no matter what kind of program you have, if workforce development is a focus of your work this webinar will help you work to wellness and not work to burnout!

This webinar is presented by Larry Robbin, Executive Director of Robbin and Associates. Larry has over forty-five years of workforce development national training, consulting and program development experience. He is widely regarded as a national expert in the workforce development field. Larry’s services have been used by the Department of Labor, America’s Job Centers, nonprofits, schools, government agencies, training providers, businesses and many other entities. He has trained more than 100,000 people, presented at over 500 conferences and done more than 300 webinars. Larry has done extensive research into the causes of stress, anxiety and burnout in workforce development programs. He has consulted and trained on wellness for many organizations. At the Genesis, Alcohol, Drug and Mental Clinic he started a workplace wellness project that worked with nonprofits, government agencies, businesses and other entities to improve wellness in these organizations. In addition, in his private sector work he has been a part of major corporate and business initiatives designed to improve workplace mental health. As the National Director of Training for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company, he organized a team that developed a very effective wellness program for over 10,000 employees that reduced absenteeism, improved retention, increased productivity and employee job satisfaction. For more information about Larry and his other webinars go to http://www.LarryRobbin.com.

 

YOU CAN BE A CHANGE AGENT!
HOW TO WORK WITH PEOPLE TO HELP
THEM INCREASE THEIR EMPLOYMENT MOTIVATION

Our traditional approaches to increasing employment motivation are no match for today’s powerful forces working against employment motivation. People are rightly afraid of Covid. For other individuals the prospect of a long job search is enough to keep them out of the labor market. Jobs may not pay enough or be good enough to draw people to them. People are discouraged by the reality of employment discrimination. Some people feel they are unemployable. There are many other barriers to employment motivation as well.

The truth is you can’t motivate anyone to do anything. Ultimately they have to decide they want to do it. But the reality is that there are a lot of things you can do to help them reconsider if going to work is the right choice for them. Motivation is a partnership. You can create a strong climate for motivation if you redesign the services you deliver and the way you deliver them, but the individual will decide whether or not to get motivated. You are the climate for change and the individual is the catylst of change. Working together you can become a powerful team for making employment progress.

This webinar incorporates the wisdom and experience of people who started our programs with low levels of employment motivation and found their way to higher levels of motivation that led to jobs and careers. We will learn about their journeys and what staff and programs did to help them along the way. We will also learn about the mistakes staff and programs made that did not help them improve their motivation and in fact, often hurt their desire to change. Learn what helped these people go from “no work no way” to “I got the job!” and incorporate these powerful lessons into your work and you will be much more effective.

Learn how to do a Change History Assessment that will reveal both motivation assets and motivation blockers. Discover the power of the What Do I Win? What Do I Lose? exercise that helps people look objectively at what they will get and what they will lose by pursuing employment so they can compare and contrast employment and being unemployed. This webinar will show you how to develop and deliver services in a new ways that will help people rethink employment on their own terms. Many people focus on the paycheck as the only benefit of employment. This webinar will show you how to go much deeper than a paycheck to find the many other benefits of employment that will resonate with the people you serve.

When you use the approaches in this webinar you can create a powerful motivational synergy and energy between you and the program participant that can be the springboard to employment success! Regardless of your job title, what population of people you work with or what type of program you have, if you are looking for new ways to improve employment motivation, don’t miss this webinar!

This webinar is presented by Larry Robbin, Executive Director of Robbin and Associates. Larry has over forty-five years of workforce development national training, consulting and program development experience. He is widely regarded as a national expert in the workforce development field. Larry’s services have been used by the Department of Labor, America’s Job Centers, nonprofits, schools, government agencies, training providers, businesses and many other entities. He has trained more than 100,000 people, presented at over 500 conferences and done more than 300 webinars. Larry has spent much of his career focused on improving the employment outcomes of people in poverty and people struggling with multiple and challenging barriers to employment. He has played a leading role in the design of more than 150 programs and projects that successfully opened the doors to employment opportunities for all types of people. Larry has worked with all of the populations served by the workforce system and he has done an extensive amount of volunteer work with people overcoming barriers to motivation and employment. His services are used by programs serving people in poverty, youth, dislocated workers, people in reentry, older workers, people with disabilities, welfare recipients, immigrants and refugees, dislocated workers and many other types of people. Larry has received over 100 awards and honors for his professional and volunteer work. For more information about Larry and his other webinars go to http://www.LarryRobbin.com.