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FROM THE STREETS TO THE WORKPLACE!
November 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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.