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December 14, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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.


December 14, 2021
10:30 am - 12:30 pm