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.
2015 National Youth Development Symposium - Chicago IL

 

 

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.
Request for Proposal Form

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Workshop Description:* (150 words or less)

 
Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) Areas of Competency:*
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Business and Economic Development Intelligence
Career Development Principles
Collaboration and Problem Solving
Customer Service Methodology
Diversity in Workforce Development
Labor Market Information and Intelligence
Principles of Communication
Program Implementation Principles and Strategies
Workforce Development Structure, Policies and Programs
 
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Improving Program Outcomes
Serving the Needs of Special Populations
Strengthening Career Development
Improving Employer Engagement
Leadership and Personal Development

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Instructions:

Submit no more than three proposals! Only the first three proposals submitted will be read. All proposals must be submitted online.

In keeping with the professional training nature of this symposium, all workshops are 75 minutes long. Some workshops may be repeated. Content must be informational and educational, not commercial. Presentations that are sales pitches for products or services will be eliminated from consideration. Handouts are expected.

Workshop titles may be edited at NAWDP's discretion to prepare the conference program.

Upon request, NAWDP will provide a screen, easel, flipchart and markers at no charge to the presenter. All other A/V equipment - such as computers, LCD displays, and VCRs - are the responsibility of the presenter. Equipment rentals can be arranged through the hotel, with all costs being the responsibility of the principal presenter.

NAWDP does not subsidize travel, expenses or conference registration fees. Presenters who do not wish to attend the rest of the conference may request a complimentary registration for the day of their presentation only.

All communication will be with the Primary Presenter only. It is the Primary Presenter's responsibility to keep any co-presenters informed.

For more information, contact:

Bridget Brown, Executive Director
NAWDP
1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 350
Washington DC 20005
202.589.1790
FAX: 202.589.1799
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