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Mar 19 2024


10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Make Employers The Champion of Your Program! Use Business Engagement Strategies and Employers Will Support you with Collaborative Projects, Career Pathways, Donating to Your Program, Providing Volunteers and Connections to More Employers and Much More!

This is a webinar! 

Do you have a well thought out effective strategic plan that will take your beginning level relationships with businesses to higher levels of collaboration and transform employers into powerful champions for your program? Are you getting the most benefits possible from your relationships with businesses? This webinar will transform the entry level use of your services by employers into powerful champion level partnerships that will take your program to new levels of success that you may never have thought possible!  This webinar is for staff and management of all types of workforce programs that provide any kind of service to employers.

There are many differences between what employers can bring to your program and what employer champions can bring to your organization.  Employer champions integrate things that will benefit your program into their business.  Champions can easily help you develop career pathways and apprenticeships.  They can improve and expand the use of internships, work experience, on-the-job training and earn and learn models.  Champions can raise money and donate equipment to your program.

Do you need more employers to use your services?  Champions can reach out to their supplier businesses, the members of their business associations, business customers and business owners they know from the community, and you will have as many employer partners as you like.  Employees and managers from the champion business can volunteer in your program and enhance the work of your staff and become mentors, coaches, role models and hidden job market connections for your program participants.  These are just a few of the many benefits that can come with turning businesses into the champions of your program!

But you need a well thought plan to get to these levels.  This webinar will give you the framework that will take you from the basic level of employer services, to partnership levels with employers and on to employers becoming the champions of your program.  Learn the types of activities that can take you on this business engagement journey.  Position your organization from the first use of your services to these services becoming the pathway to making employer champions.  Discover how to do the research that will help you identify the employers with the greatest champion potential for your organization even if they are not currently using your services.

This is not an easy process and there are many mistakes workforce organizations make that kill off the potential for businesses to become their champions.  The webinar includes valuable feedback from employers about what they see as the most common mistakes workforce programs make when they try to partner with them.  Learn to spot the early warning signs of failing engagement efforts so you can respond to them and keep your partnership on track.  Get a Business Engagement Resource List packed with examples of successful engagement efforts from around the country so you can envision how far this process can take you.

Chances are like most workforce organizations you are currently only getting a very small percentage of the benefits that can come with creating championship relationships with employers.  Business champions can have a powerful and positive impact on so many aspects of your program.  Instead of meeting your funding source performance standards, champions can help you exceed them.  They can transform your work with job seekers, employers, partners, funders, policy makers, the community and take your work to the highest levels of success.  Champions can play a role in improving your program design, building staff skills and make your program the state-of-the-art in workforce development.  Not only will your program benefit from this process the employers will also learn and benefit in many ways from their interactions with you.  Being a champion is a mutually beneficial relationship!

Date: March 19th, 2024

Time: 10:30 am- 12: 30 pm (PDT)

Cost: $59.00

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