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Sector Initiatives Virtual Conference December 2 - 12

Join the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP) December 2-12 for a free virtual conference on sector initiatives and other workforce models for individuals with barriers to employment. Sector initiatives are regional, industry-focused approaches to workforce and economic development that improve access to good jobs and increase job quality in ways that strengthen an industry’s workforce. The conference features workshops and interactive discussions with leading practitioners, policymakers, and researchers about important policy and practice lessons from the sector field. Session topics are organized around four tracks: Register to Attend

  1. Sector Initiatives and Career Pathways
  2. Sector Initiatives and Registered Apprenticeships
  3. Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Criminal Records
  4. Sector Initiatives and Youth

CLASP’s Alliance for Quality Career Pathways will present a session with NNSP on how sector initiatives and career pathways together benefit workers and employers. Leaders from two participating Alliance states – California and Oregon – will share information about policy and practice in their states that support a sector-based career pathways approach in the context of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the increasing importance of industry sector-based career pathways models.

View the virtual conference sessions in each track and register to attend!

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Webcast: Why Dialogue and Accountability Make the Perfect Pair

One of the greatest challenges we face at work is...others. No matter our field of expertise, we're required to work with experts across our organization, not to mention customers. Day in and day out, we must "interface" with others. Lots of others. Opinionated others. Faulted others. Nearly everyone can relate to the challenges of attempting to secure results while working with other human beings.

You're invited to join New York Times bestselling author David Maxfield for a complimentary webcast on Thursday, November 6 where he will discuss how combining dialogue and accountability skills enable people in organizations to surface the best ideas, make the highest quality decisions, and handle gaps in performance.

During the webcast you will learn:

  1. The two crucial moments that have a profound effect on both personal and organizational success.
  2. A few key skills to help you dialogue more effectively, as well as hold others accountable - no matter person, position, or situation.
  3. How to diagnose dialogue and accountability problem areas and determine which skills to focus on first.

2014 Community Health Worker Training

DOH Offers Free Online Training

The Department of Health announces that registration is open for the 2014 Community Health Worker Training. This FREE online training is part of the Healthy Communities Washington initiative to increase access to quality preventative health care services and other community resources.

The DOH is working with Local Health Jurisdictions and the Breast, Cervical and Colon Heath Program to facilitate these trainings four times a year in seven regions around the state. 

The training lasts eight weeks and is delivered through a blend of in-person and online classes. Participants gain valuable skills to reduce barriers and coordinate care for people. After completing the core training, participants have access to 8 one-week training modules on health specific topics like heart disease, diabetes, and prostate cancer.

Participants should plan on spending two to four hours each week completing the online portion of the training.

Find more information on the Department of Health website at http://www.doh.wa.gov/CHWTS.

This webpage:

  1. Highlights the benefits of the training system.
  2. Lists the training dates and locations.
  3. Lists contact information for department staff involved with the Training System.
  4. Provides a link to registration.
  5. Provides a map that shows the Community Health Worker Training System regional areas.

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