Improving Program Outcomes Including recruitment of out-of-school youth, measuring outcomes, promoting literacy/numeracy gains, educational attainment, behavior management strategies, funding sustainability, etc.Serving the Needs of Special Populations Including youth with disabilities, court appointed youth, parenting teens, homeless youth, rural youth, LGBT, etc.Strengthening Career Development Including youth apprenticeships, recruitment and motivation strategies, use of industry-recognized credentials, assessing skills and career interests, etc.Improving Employer Engagement Including connections with industry partners, implementing sector strategies, creating career pathways, successful placement and retention, etc.Leadership and Personal Development Including stress management, career management for professionals, finding inspiration, etc.Business and Economic Development Intelligence Fosters interagency relationships in local/state government. Maintains continuous awareness of the political climate, community planning, and existing business/industry base and how they impact initiatives. Speaks the language of business and the marketplace. Etc.Career Development Principles Administers and interprets a variety of assessment tools. Delivers and applies knowledge of modern job search strategies. Develops training plans that address employer needs and job-seeker capabilities. Etc.Collaboration and Problem Solving Defines problems clearly and concisely. Engages customers, colleagues, agencies, and partner associates in a positive, professional manner. Is knowledgeable about the range of services in the community, and develops and maintains relationships with partners to deliver a comprehensive array of services to customers. Etc.Customer Service Methodology Identifies customer needs and expectations to create positive customer satisfaction. Listens to customer concerns and solicits feedback. Places appropriate emphasis on "excellence" and "speed of response" in work performance. Etc.Diversity in Workforce Development Adapts materials and services to address diverse needs of customers. Creates an environment that enables all individuals to contribute to their fullest potential. Demonstrates sensitivity to cultural and individual differences. Etc.Labor Market Information and Intelligence Accesses, analyzes, and uses local, state, and national electronic and non-electronic labor market information delivery systems and databases. Identifies the kinds of information individuals need, including assessment, in order to make realistic career decisions, and where that information can be found. Provides updated labor market information to employers, job seekers, and staff to develop opportunities. Etc.Principles of Communication Asks questions for clarification. Communicates with internal and external customers. Demonstrates strong teamwork skills. Etc.Program Implementation Principles and Strategies Accepts suggestions for performance improvement from consultants and supervisors. Anticipates and prepares for organizational change. Applies principles of caseload management to successfully work with large numbers of people. Etc.Workforce Development Structure, Policies and Programs Demonstrates knowledge of federal, state, and local workforce development programs, funding guidelines, and workforce development codes. Interprets current laws and structure to deliver appropriate services, and understands how their own work impacts the systemís goals. Relates public workforce development policy, initiatives, and funding sources with the current system. Etc.
NAWDP 2015 Youth Development Symposium
November 9-11, 2015
The Palmer House Hilton -- Chicago, IL
Workshop Session Proposal
***All proposals are due no later than August 15, 2015***
The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is seeking proposals for workshops at its
2015 Youth Development Symposium. Workshop proposals that are selected will clearly articulated specific programs,
strategies, trends and tools that will enable youth-serving workforce professionals to better serve their clients.
Of particular interest to attendees are implementation strategies for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act,
ways to blend and braid funding to effectively serve youth, innovative program
models that have proof of success, promising practices that are yielding better outcomes.
Submit no more than three proposals! Only the first three proposals submitted will be read.
Workshop audiences will include youth workers interested in learning about innovative methods to serve youth,
public policies that support the effective delivery of services, and workshops that provide information,
tools or ideas that are practical and easily replicated.
Workshops are 75 minutes and should encompass effective practices that are data driven and have demonstrated quantitative and qualitative measures of success.
Presentations should take into account adult learning styles and ensure interactivity with the audience. All proposals must be must be complete.