Events for Workforce Developers and Employers

Opportunities with Local Hosts

  • Fathers Incorporated is hosting a weekly podcast, I Am Dad, every Sunday, at 8:00 AM. I Am Dad is a one-of-a-kind brand that celebrates the beauty of fatherhood and the important essence of manhood. Our intention is to give voice and relevance to the masculine side of love and life. Today where so many voices are looking to be heard, the voices of dad, too, cry out. This forum is just one way to express the unique position of the voice of dad. Click here for more information. Click here to access on YouTube.
  • Atlanta Technical College hosts a weekly podcast, Atlanta Tech Talks, every Tuesday, at 12:00 PM. From in-demand careers to emerging industries, each episode of our Atlanta Tech Talks podcast series is designed to highlight the very best of ATC, our dedicated partners, and our community leaders. Viewers will learn how ATC leverages its strategic relationships to increase opportunities for students as it maintains a 99% job placement rate. Hosted by community leader, Antonio Hicks, our podcast delves into the exciting world of ATC, as the College continues to innovate workforce development by closing the skills gap and increasing economic mobility. Click here to access on YouTube.
  • CareerRise is hosting a webinar on Healthcare: Case Studies for Good Hiring Within Communities on Tuesday, April 16th, at 10:00 AM. This webinar is part of CareerRise’s Untapped Workforce Webinar series, made possible with support from WorkSource Georgia through the QUEST Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to the Technical College System of Georgia by the U.S. Department of Labor. In this webinar series, CareerRise will provide content to support employers and workforce development professionals with hiring and retaining untapped labor pools. Attendees will learn innovative practices, real-world examples, and practical tools for meeting critical hiring needs. This webinar series will center on engaging specific populations, addressing common barriers to employment, and industry-specific conversations. Guest speakers from across Georgia will discuss how they have developed partnerships that serve the needs of employers and workers. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting a webinar on Optimal Budgeting for Nonprofits: From Process to Strategy on Wednesday, April 17th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. A budget is a realistic plan for the future expressed in monetary terms that reflects an organization’s programs, mission, and strategic plan. Due to differing kinds and levels of complexity, each organization must develop a budget formulation process that meets its individual needs. During this course, we will discuss the key elements of a good budget planning process. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Atlanta is hosting its SOAHR 2024 Annual Conference on Wednesday, April 17th through Thursday, April 18th, at the Atlanta Convention Center (213 Williams Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303). This event is the premier metro Atlanta HR conference, featuring 50+ speakers, industry resource partners, and networking opportunities. SOAHR 2024 will expand your capacity to meet current challenges and succeed in the future. You and your organization will benefit from the two days you spend immersed in learning from thought leaders and peer practitioners. Advance registration ends February 2nd. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting a Managing with Emotional Intelligence event on Friday, April 19th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at GCN Headquarters (881 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30316). This is the final course in the Management Accelerator 1 series. Team dynamics can have a profound effect on direct reports’ productivity, satisfaction, and performance – and those dynamics depend enormously on Emotional Intelligence (EQ), a set of competencies that enhance your ability to use empathy and constructive communication to create a collaborative, cooperative work environment. When managers relate well to others, they can accomplish more via encouragement, persuasion, and inspiration, ultimately leading others to achieve their best work. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting webinar on Talent Development and Performance Management on Friday, April 19th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. High-quality employees are vital to the success of any organization, and human resources professionals must have the ability to successfully develop talent and utilize best performance HR management practices. Effective talent and performance management have a significant impact the bottom line for the organization. In this course, participants will cover the strategies and techniques essential to strategically managing talent and performance in order to meet the mission and vision of the organization. Click here to learn more and register.
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta is hosting a Tocqueville Society CEO Speaker Series event on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM, at Buckhead Club (3344 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 2600, Atlanta, GA, 30326). Start your day off right with our final CEO Speaker Series of the season at the Buckhead Club. Attendees will enjoy a delicious breakfast and an insightful panel presentation on multi-generational leadership within the workplace from esteemed business leaders. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting a Team Assessments event on Thursday, April 25th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at GCN Headquarters (881 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30316). This course is part of Georgia Center for Nonprofits Management Accelerator 2: Managing Teams series. These management accelerator courses cover a comprehensive set of skills, divided into three management areas: individuals, teams, and strategy. Together, these three accelerators will equip nonprofit managers to succeed in a demanding environment and deliver value for the organization quickly. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting a webinar on Employee Relations and Policy Management on Friday, April 26th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. An organization with good employee relations provides fair and consistent treatment to all employees so they will be committed to their jobs and loyal to the company. To avoid potential pitfalls, high-performing organizations have clearly written policies outlining the company’s philosophy, rules, and procedures for addressing employee-related matters and resolving workplace issues. In this course, you will examine the essential elements of an effective employee relations program as part of the organization’s overall human resources strategy. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX) is hosting MAX Minutes with Public Policy Experts on Friday, April 26th, at 9:00 AM, virtually. The 2024 Georgia General Assembly legislative session was a robust 40-day session for lawmakers as they considered several important bills for Georgians. Join MAX for a full recap on the session’s outcomes impacting workforce development. Tim Cairl, Senior Director- Educated Workforce, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Cosby Johnson, Director- Government Affairs, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will share highlights of which pieces of legislation successfully passed both chambers of the legislature as it relates to education and other workforce development matters. They will also share some early insights on what to potentially look forward to in the 2025 legislative session. Click here to register.
  • CareerRise is hosting a Beyond Bias: Crafting an Inclusive Workplace Culture/DEI Workshop on Wednesday, May 1st, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Atlanta Innovation Hub (75 5th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308). This dynamic and interactive workshop facilitated by Synergy Specialty Solutions is designed to challenge traditional notions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by delving deeper into the complexities of workplace dynamics. Through insightful discussions participants will explore innovative strategies for fostering an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. This workshop goes beyond mere awareness-raising exercises, providing practical tools and techniques for identifying and addressing unconscious biases, promoting allyship, and leveraging diverse perspectives for enhanced creativity and problem-solving. Attendees will also learn how to effectively navigate difficult conversations around DEI topics and develop action plans to drive meaningful change within their organizations. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting a webinar on Planning for Social Media Success on Wednesday, May 1st, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Successful social media strategy is grounded in your organization’s overall strategies and goals. This course demonstrates how to make the essential connections among the strategic plan, the development plan, the marketing plan, and the social media plan – including tactical considerations and ongoing maintenance. By the end of the course, you will be able to explain how social media fits into a larger communications plan, relate the goals of social media engagement to a strategic plan, and plan time for content generation and account maintenance. Click here to learn more and register.
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta is hosting its 16th Annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, May 2nd, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, at the Woodruff Arts Center (1280 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309). Women’s Leadership Breakfast is an opportunity to connect with powerful woman leaders, learn about Women United and how our Women’s Advancement Initiative addresses some of the region’s most critical needs with the aim to lift women and their families out of poverty. Network with over 300 leaders, entrepreneurs, change agents, and advocates; be inspired by our exceptional moderator, esteemed panelists, and award recipients. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting an Inclusive Behaviors in Management event on Thursday, May 2nd, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at GCN Headquarters (881 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30316). This course is part of Georgia Center for Nonprofits Management Accelerator 2: Managing Teams series. These management accelerator courses cover a comprehensive set of skills, divided into three management areas: individuals, teams, and strategy. Together, these three accelerators will equip nonprofit managers to succeed in a demanding environment and deliver value for the organization quickly. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting a webinar on Legal Compliance and Policy Development on Friday, May 3rd, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Nonprofit managers must be prepared to protect the business, employees, volunteers, and themselves from legal liability. This course will outline the major federal employment-related laws and regulations. It will provide nonprofit managers with the tools necessary to identify compliance “red flags” and the knowledge to know when to take action to rectify a situation, and when to seek legal advice. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Atlanta is hosting a GCDA Spring Workshop – 6 Resilience Challenges of Career Development on Friday, May 3rd, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at Oglethorpe University (4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30319). Developed and delivered by SHRM- Atlanta educational partner the Georgia Career Development Association, this program will explore the nature of challenges, opportunities, and problems arising in the workplace and beyond. We will review evidence for resilience as an active process and explore a framework of tools and capabilities that support challenge-readiness. Applying the model first to ourselves and then to the people we serve, we will discuss strategies for increasing effectiveness and well-being in the context of core career challenges. We will leave with practical action steps. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting a Time Management event on Tuesday, May 7th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at GCN Headquarters (881 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30316). Busy organizations need time management skills on-hand to prioritize and accomplish their work, advance their mission, and meet their service goals as efficiently as possible. When you can better manage your time, you’ll be better able to manage the unique demands of your position and expand your impact in a sustainable and consistent manger. This course will provide you with the framework to understand your own strengths and weaknesses around time management, enable you to discern what’s most important and what’s less (or not at all) important, and leave you with simple techniques for prioritizing your work. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting a Building Trust Rapidly event on Thursday, May 9th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at GCN Headquarters (881 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30316). This course is part of Georgia Center for Nonprofits Management Accelerator 2: Managing Teams series. These management accelerator courses cover a comprehensive set of skills, divided into three management areas: individuals, teams, and strategy. Together, these three accelerators will equip nonprofit managers to succeed in a demanding environment and deliver value for the organization quickly. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting a webinar on Constructing a Powerful Case for Support on Thursday, May 9th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Your “case statement”, the argument for supporting your work, is one of the most important messages you can craft for your nonprofit. A case statement forms the foundation for all of your donor communications and provides a valuable resource for everyone who is soliciting donations on your organization’s behalf. At the end of the course, you will be able to create a master case, research sample case statements, and translate critical benefits into clear and compelling messages, adapted for specific audiences. Click here to learn more and register. 
  • CareerRise is hosting its 3rd Annual Workforce Excellence Summit on Thursday, May 16th, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM, at Zoo Atlanta (800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30315). You’re invited to join CareerRise in celebrating the individuals and partnerships that are making a real difference in our community. This year’s theme, “Rising Together, Igniting Opportunity,” embodies our collective commitment to collaboration and innovation as we strive to create pathways to success for all through inclusive and equitable workforce initiatives. There is still time to nominate amazing individuals, partners, and employers—don’t miss out on the opportunity to recognize their outstanding contributions! Click here to submit your nominations. Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 10th, at 5:00 PM. Award recipients will be recognized at the Summit. submit your nominations. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) at the University of Georgia is hosting its Workforce Development Course on Thursday, May 16th, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at the KIA Georgia Training Center (900 Kia Boulevard, West Point GA 31833). This is a core course for the Georgia Certified Economic Developer (GCED) program. This course will help the economic development professional understand the importance of workforce development and how it directly impacts their role as well as every aspect of their community.  During this course, professionals will start a plan to analyze the current and future workforce data for their community.  Additionally, they will begin to identify stakeholders and resources for their workforce development plan and understand how to package their workforce development assets. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting an Effective Delegation and Accountability event on Thursday, May 16th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at GCN Headquarters (881 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30316). This course is part of Georgia Center for Nonprofits Management Accelerator 2: Managing Teams series. These management accelerator courses cover a comprehensive set of skills, divided into three management areas: individuals, teams, and strategy. Together, these three accelerators will equip nonprofit managers to succeed in a demanding environment and deliver value for the organization quickly. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Atlanta is hosting a Strategic Leadership Institute on Friday, May 17th, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Terry Executive Education Center – Buckhead (3475 Lenox Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326). This institute goes beyond traditional HR training, enabling professionals to contribute meaningfully to the success, growth, and sustainability of the business. The program uses a carefully crafted curriculum, combining theoretical frameworks with practical applications to equip participants with the tools needed to navigate complex challenges and drive organizational success. It is tailored for seasoned HR professionals looking to elevate their strategic thinking, leadership capabilities, and organizational impact. Click here to learn more and register.
  • CareerRise is hosting a webinar on Parents and Caregivers: Overcoming Workforce Challenges on Tuesday, May 21st, at 10:00 AM. This webinar is part of CareerRise’s Untapped Workforce Webinar series, made possible with support from WorkSource Georgia through the QUEST Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to the Technical College System of Georgia by the U.S. Department of Labor. In this webinar series, CareerRise will provide content to support employers and workforce development professionals with hiring and retaining untapped labor pools. Attendees will learn innovative practices, real-world examples, and practical tools for meeting critical hiring needs. This webinar series will center on engaging specific populations, addressing common barriers to employment, and industry-specific conversations. Guest speakers from across Georgia will discuss how they have developed partnerships that serve the needs of employers and workers. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is hosting a Skillful Conflict and Collaboration Management event on Thursday, May 23rd, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at GCN Headquarters (881 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30316). This course is part of Georgia Center for Nonprofits Management Accelerator 2: Managing Teams series. These management accelerator courses cover a comprehensive set of skills, divided into three management areas: individuals, teams, and strategy. Together, these three accelerators will equip nonprofit managers to succeed in a demanding environment and deliver value for the organization quickly. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE) is hosting its 2024 GACE Conference starting Tuesday, May 28th through Friday, May 31st, starting at 12:00 PM, at the Sea Palms Resort (515 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, GA, 31522). Come network with career services, talent acquisition, and human resource professionals with a view of the ocean. Hear about the latest and greatest tech innovations impacting colleges and employers during the Experiential Learning Summit. Learn best practices that you can adapt for your college or organization, become engaged with professional development activities, and share challenges and solutions to recruiting issues. Click here to learn more and register.
  • CareerRise is hosting a webinar on CareerRise Updates: Year in Review and a Look Ahead on Tuesday, June 18th, at 10:00 AM. This webinar is part of CareerRise’s Untapped Workforce Webinar series, made possible with support from WorkSource Georgia through the QUEST Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to the Technical College System of Georgia by the U.S. Department of Labor. In this webinar series, CareerRise will provide content to support employers and workforce development professionals with hiring and retaining untapped labor pools. Attendees will learn innovative practices, real-world examples, and practical tools for meeting critical hiring needs. This webinar series will center on engaging specific populations, addressing common barriers to employment, and industry-specific conversations. Guest speakers from across Georgia will discuss how they have developed partnerships that serve the needs of employers and workers. Click here to learn more and register.

Opportunities with National Hosts

  • The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting a webinar on Counties Securing the Nation’s Elections: Handling the Rise of Generative Artificial Intelligence on Monday, April 15th, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Artificial intelligence systems have catapulted the use of advanced computer technologies within society at unprecedented scale. The emergence of generative AI presents a new set of challenges for county election administrators as we begin the 2024 election year. During this tabletop webinar, NACo members will hear from experts on these new challenges and how counties can be proactive in addressing them this election cycle and beyond. Speakers and webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in a discussion on how AI can be of benefit to county election officials, especially smaller, often rural election offices. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Aspen Institute is hosting a webinar on United in Generosity: The Many Shapes of Giving Across America on Tuesday, April 16th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Generosity is a value that people around the world share. How each culture, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or community uplifts and expresses generosity is unique. Across the U.S. – in rural neighborhoods, communities of faith, and multicultural groups – what we do and how we give to help each other differs. Join our panel of leaders to discuss generosity’s many forms in our country, how it informs a sense of belonging, builds community strength, and how these different interpretations can influence engagement levels with nonprofits. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National League of Cities (NLC) is hosting a Healthy Housing Data Symposium and Healthy Housing Innovation Cohort Community of Practice hybrid event on Tuesday, April 16th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at NLC Headquarters (660 North Capital Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington D.C., 20001). The NLC Healthy Housing team, in partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing, is inviting cities, towns, and villages to attend a Data Symposium aimed at enhancing healthy housing service delivery at the municipal level. The event will bring together practitioners, municipal leaders, and data and technology providers and will feature presentations, panels, and facilitated networking and discussion opportunities. Join us to learn about existing solutions and innovations to improve local service delivery for healthy housing programs and to help NLC better understand the challenges your community is facing. There is a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webinar on Background Screening and AI’s Role in Meeting Talent Needs on Tuesday, April 16th, starting at 11:00 AM. Nearly one in three U.S. adults have criminal records- that’s approximately 70 million Americans. When these individuals attempt to re-enter the working world post-incarceration, they often face immense employment barriers. Background checks are often seen as a block for obtaining gainful employment, but they don’t have to be, thanks to the power of technology and AI. In this keynote presentation, we will discuss the key roles AI and background checks can play to unlock diversity in the workforce. This program is for HR professionals who are dedicated to improving their hiring practices to be more fair, inclusive, and compliant. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webinar on The Future of HR: Exploring Compliance Trends in AI, Pay Transparency and HR Tech on Tuesday, April 16th, starting at 12:00 PM. In an era where regulatory landscapes are frequently changing, staying informed about the latest developments in HR compliance has become critical. Join this insightful webcast as our knowledgeable speakers delve into where to start when it comes to AI in hiring, pay transparency rules, new and expanded leave requirements, and where to invest in HR technology that has compliance features. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webinar on Essentials of Background Check Compliance on Tuesday, April 16th, starting at 1:00 PM. There is a complex web of federal, state, and local laws impacting background checks and the information employers may consider in hiring decisions. These regulations may vary based on a candidate or employer’s location, which can be challenging for employers and HR teams to manage. This program will cover a timely update about new screening compliance laws, why the comprehensiveness of a search varies, and tips for fairly adjudicating screening results. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is hosting a New Frontiers in Jail Education – How Adult Education Providers Can Partner with Jails to Drive MSGs, Diplomas, and Life-Changing Experiences webinar on Tuesday, April 16th, starting at 2:00 PM. We are at the edge of a new frontier in education. As tablet technology and secure internet access is growing in jails across the U.S., the ability to deliver a new level of educational opportunities grows as well. There are now more than 700,000 tablets deployed in prisons and jails across the country. This delivery mechanism is changing the way adult education providers can partner with jails to impact their communities. Join this session to see the cutting-edge technology, learn ways in which your program can innovate jail education, and develop a plan for beginning or enhancing jail education in your community. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting a webinar on Counties and the Inflation Reduction Act: Elective Pay Update on Tuesday, April 16th, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. On March 5th, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final regulations for the elective pay mechanism established in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Using elective pay, also known as direct pay, counties and other tax-exempt entities can monetize certain clean energy tax credits that they have been previously unable to access due to their lack of tax liability. During this webinar, counties will hear from Treasury and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on these new regulations and other funding opportunities available under IRA. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webinar on Insights from the State of Screening Compliance on Tuesday, April 16th, starting at 2:00 PM. The State of Screening Compliance report provides seven insights for how employers can think about compliance going into the new year. This webcast will be a panel discussion to expand on those insights – what they mean for employers and how they may impact background screenings. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webinar on Which Business Check is Right for Your Business on Tuesday, April 16th, starting at 3:00 PM. Using the right background screening package for each role helps support your organization’s efforts to maintain compliance with applicable laws and fair hiring guidance, while also optimizing turnaround times and costs. It can be difficult, however, to know how to select and tailor the appropriate package for various positions. During this webinar, you’ll get a closer look at what to consider when choosing background checks, the most common types of background screenings, and how to customize check packages to fit your needs. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Jobs for the Future (JFF) is hosting its 2024 ASU & GSV Summit starting Sunday, April 14th through Wednesday, April 17th, beginning at 10:00 AM, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (1 Market Place, San Diego, CA, 92101). At Jobs for the Future (JFF), we are looking forward to an inspiring three days of learning and networking at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego. We are excited about the opportunity to reconnect with longtime partners and supporters and forge new alliances with innovators and leaders from across the learn and work ecosystem. Each year, thousands of industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and educators come away from the Summit with new relationships, meaningful connections, and a wider, deeper network. The Summit has become the most important space in EdTech for networking, deal-making, idea-sharing, learning from thought leaders, meeting innovators, finding investors and foundation funders, and more. Let’s join in imagining a new era in which all people have equal access to the future. Click here to learn more. Click here to register.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting a NACE Competencies Deep Dive: Institution-Wide Competency Integration Event on Wednesday, April 17th, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM, at Yello Headquarters (55 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, 60603). This interactive day will focus on discussions about how to best integrate competencies into academic and student affairs experiences to support the career readiness of students. The event includes three themes: creating institutional capacity to scale competency implementation on campuses, collaborating with faculty to infusing competencies into the curriculum, and implementing an assessment strategy to measure the success and impact on the institution and students. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Brookings is hosting a Securing the Safety Net for Working-Age Adults event on Wednesday, April 17th, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, at the Brookings Institution – Falk Auditorium (1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20036). The U.S. social insurance system falls notably short for low-income working-age adults without dependents or government-determined disabilities. Safety net programs reduce this populations poverty rate by only 8 percents, and millions are taxed further into poverty. The Hamilton Project will host this event focusing on how to strengthen the safety net for non-elderly adults. The event will feature a fireside chat between U.S. Domestic Policy Advisor Neera Tanden and Jason DeParle of The New York Times. In addition, the Hamilton Project will release three papers exploring the weaknesses in the safety net for non-elderly adults who are not raising children, identifying misconceptions about the composition of this population, and providing context by comparing the safety net for this population in Europe and the United States. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting a webinar on Global Connections for Your Local Economy: Crash Course on the Site Selection Process on Wednesday, April 17th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Ever wonder why multinational companies invest billions in some counties, but pass by others? Or what makes the difference between a successful business interaction which results in hundreds or thousands of new jobs, and one that falls flat? If you’re ready to take your county’s economic development to the next level, join this special training series on how to bring jobs and capital to your community through foreign investment. In the second training, we will receive an overview of the site selection process and discuss key characteristics for which multinational companies look throughout this process. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Brookings is hosting a Symposium on Education Systems Transformation For and Through Inclusive Education on Thursday, April 18th, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at the Brookings Institution Falk Auditorium (1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036). Despite extensive global policy conversations about the need to meet the United Nations sustainable development goals supporting more equitable educations, no nation has come close to achieving truly inclusive classrooms and school communities at scale. This year, we will be co-hosting the event with Special Olympics and the Global Partnership for Education. The event will feature a variety of interactive in-person sessions and ample networking time. This symposium will convene key policy and decision makers, researchers, and practitioners committed to advancing education for people with disabilities, as well as learners with IDD themselves, to address the question “What would it take to transform education systems to be truly inclusive for learners with disabilities?” The forum will seek the answer this question by elevating the voices of those who are actively engaged in advancing social inclusion for children and young people with disabilities in schools and communities across the globe. For those unable to attend in person, the opening and closing sessions will be livestreamed. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting a webinar on Careers in the Classroom – Findings from the Survey of U.S. Faculty on Thursday, April 18th, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Discovery groundbreaking insights as NACE, AAC&U, and SEE united for the first time in a collaborative research endeavor shedding light on the critical role faculty play in guiding students towards career success. During the webinar, findings and a discussion will be shared of ways to increase the collaboration between faculty and career centers to improve institutional effectiveness, innovation, and equitable student career outcomes. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is hosting a webinar on Exchanging Knowledge About the Exchanges: Additional Fact-Finding on Thursday, April 18th, from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM. The NASWA SIDES team is hosting this 4-part webinar to provide insight on the implementation of the most utilized exchanges and how the internal process look for state staff. This second part of the series is an ideal opportunity to see the benefits and internal workings of the ADF exchange, including electronically sending Requests for Information (RFIs) with ease and enhancing efficiency/accuracy in communication. We will show what the Additional Fact-Finding request will look like for an E-Response employer and demonstrate how to respond to the fact-finding sent by the state. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National League of Cities (NLC) is hosting a Housing and Homeownership webinar on Thursday, April 18th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. For most families in America, homeownership represents the greatest generational wealth transfer, and a meaningful step towards economic stability and mobility. Yet, in the U.S., the prosperity that homeownership offers is not shared equally. By promoting homeownership among residents of color, local governments can help to shrink the racial wealth divide as well as address the nation’s history of discriminatory lending practices. Join us for this webinar featuring NLC’s housing team showcasing actions cities can take to increase access to affordable housing and pathways to homeownership for communities of color. Click here to learn more and register via Zoom.
  • The National Conference of State Legislatures is hosting an NCSL State- Federal Briefing: Workforce webinar on Friday, April 19th, starting at 3:00 PM. This event is open to legislators, legislative staff, and NCSL Foundation sponsors. The workforce continues to be an issue top of mind for states. Join us for a briefing on timely workforce issues, including workforce development, apprenticeship, workforce shortages, recruitment, and retainment. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Manufacturing Institute is hosting a Heroes MAKE America for Manufacturers webinar on Monday, April 22nd, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. This overview of the Heroes MAKE America initiative will give you a better understanding of the training and certification curriculum, the best ways to get involved, and how to connect with the incredibly diverse talent pool of veterans and military spouses. You’ll also gain insights into resources to help prepare your company to recruit, hire, and retain this talent. Click here to learn more and register via Zoom.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting a NACE Virtual 30-Hour Career Coaching Institute starting Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This program is designed for career services members wishing to demonstrate their success as a career coach using proven ethical and professional standards in their pursuit of the Board-Certified Coach credential. Attendees will learn strategies and skills to create an environment that supports mutual respect and learn methods to communicate effectively during a coaching session. Attendees will use empowerment and positive reinforcement to create a coaching alliance and contribute to a practice. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Aspen Institute is hosting a webinar on Creating an Inclusive Future: Part 1 on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Our society’s methods of distributing resources and solving collective problems are shaped by our thinking and assumptions about the world. How do we, as leaders, break through old assumptions and patterns to help make new paradigms possible? Join us for a two-part series featuring rapid-fire conversations between leaders – all awardees of the 2024 McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund and Fellows of the Aspen Institute, working to advance solutions uplifting their communities. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting a webinar on Change Agents for Equity: A Case Study Addressing Uncompensated Internships on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. In this session, participants will explore the history and prevalence of uncompensated internships, how the School of Human Ecology’s career development team is working to address equity issues related to internships and reflect on how you can be a change agent for equity in your own work in advising or career services. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National League of Cities (NLC) is hosting a webinar on Growing the Green Workforce for Building Retrofits on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Pivotal to the success of creating the workforce needed to upgrade millions of billions of buildings to save energy and reduce pollution is coordination among governments, companies, investors, and other stakeholders. This will enable public funding to maximize the potential benefits of climate-related investments including creating good green jobs, cutting emissions, and growing the clean energy workforce. Join this webinar for the opportunity for these critical stakeholders to come together and learn from other cities.
  • WorkforceGPS is hosting a webinar on Empowering Families: Enhancing Reentry Success through Family Engagement on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. This webinar explores the critical role of family engagement in the success of reentry programs for individuals returning to their communities after incarceration. By involving families in the reentry process, programs can create a supportive environment that fosters positive outcomes, such as employment, for returning individuals. Presenters will feature a representative from an REO-funded program, a participant from the program, a family member of the participant, and an employer. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is hosting a webinar on Updates from the Enhancing Access for Refugees and New Americans Project on Tuesday, April 23rd, starting at 2:00 PM. Join OCTAE’s Enhancing Access for Refugees and New Americans (EARN) project as we highlight and discuss newly available and upcoming resources to support IELCE implementation. EARN resources include videos, spotlights on effective practices, and guide and tools to support implementation on the topics of immigrant integration. Click here to learn more and join via Zoom.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting a webinar on Supporting the Unique Career Development Needs of Graduate Students on Wednesday, April 24th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Graduate students often manage diverse life complexities and represent multiple life stages, generations, and industries. They must sometimes justify their degree’s ROI or navigate internal pressures when pursuing non-academic routes. This presentation will highlight the unique career development needs of graduate students and support strategies across multiple universities. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting a Decoding Labor Market Data webinar on Wednesday, April 24th, from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Providing good service to job seekers and businesses requires understanding the economy and business market within which they work. But all too often, the program side of the workforce system and the data side work separately. State labor market information departments can serve as a vital resource for helping workforce professionals understand the local business environment. Learn more about key Labor Market Information (LMI) tools and how professionals can use them to tell the local economic story and better serve all our customers. Join presenter William Lutz, Economist, Texas Workforce Commission, during this sessifon to gain more insight on using LMI! Click here to learn more and register.
  • REMI is hosting a webinar on Unforeseen Events, Natural Disasters, and Insurance Rates on Wednesday, April 24th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Recent unforeseen disasters, like the East Palestine train derailment, the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, and general increases in extreme weather in certain regions of the United States have created discussion about infrastructure resilience and recovery. Supply chain disruptions often have severe long-term economic impacts at the regional and national level. Join us for a webinar as we explore the connection between unforeseen events, including supply chain disruptions, natural disasters, and insurance rates. Using REMI PI+, we will discuss how some regions are impacted more than others, and we will explain which demographics are most hurt by these trends. Click here to learn more and register. 
  • The Aspen Institute is hosting a Flash Seminar: Rooting Our Leadership in Humanity virtual event on Wednesday, April 24th, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. How do we embed our core values in our leadership vision and actions? How do our perspectives on human nature play a role in our professional decisions? Aspen Leadership Seminars start from a simple premise: the difficult decisions leaders make are moral, not technical. Leaders must understand the values that animate their decisions. Come ready with a camera and microphone to engage with a short reading and use it as a jumping off point to explore these questions; uncovering how your answers influence your personal and professional leadership decisions. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Brookings is hosting a Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence webinar on Thursday, April 25th, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Recent advances in AI have convinced a growing number of experts that these technologies will have a profound impact on the nature of work. But questions of the depth and breadth of this impact remain unanswered: Will AI support or replace workers? During this webinar, we will explore strategies for steering the labor market effects of AI in a desirable direction in the near term, focusing on policies and practices that can help workers adapt to changing job requirements and ensure that the benefits of AI are distributed broadly. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Chmura is hosting a Seeing Green: Economic and Workforce Development in Green Energy webinar on Thursday, April 25th, starting at 2:00 PM. Join Chmura’s CEO and Chief Economist Dr. Chris Chmura as she hosts climate-smart finance thought leader, Randall Kempner, to discuss the economic and workforce development opportunities presented by recent trends in green energy and climate resiliency. There will be discussion on how workforce and economic developers can use the data presented in the webinar to implement green energy into their own communities’ strategy. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting a webinar on Connecting Rural Entrepreneurs to Capital Through Community Development Financial Institutions on Thursday, April 25th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. One in five Americans live in a rural area and these areas account for 97 percent of the country’s land mass, underscoring an immense, yet often untapped, potential for economic development professionals. Discover how to create powerful strategic partnerships with Community Development Financial Institutions to connect rural entrepreneurs more effectively with vital capital resources. Explore actionable insights from our diverse panel of experts to apply throughout your community’s interconnected region. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Associate of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is hosting a webinar on Mastering dX: Building and Leveraging Data Literacy to Accelerate Digital Transformation on Thursday, April 25th, from 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM. This session will address the important conversation on the critical role that data literacy plays in both running our organizations and serving our customers. Leading organizations and publications in government, nonprofit, and business note the urgency of data literacy and the close relationship between data literacy, decision making and digital transformation. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from national experts on how states can build skill and capacity in data literacy and unlock its potential to inform and accelerate digital transformation. Click here to learn more and register. 
  • The National League of Cities (NLC) is hosting a Municipal Reentry Leaders Network Meeting (MRLN) virtual event on Thursday, April 25th, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM. The MRLN is a unique collaboration that calls upon city leaders, higher education institutions, and community-based organizations to commit to adopt and support strategies to improve services for those transitioning from incarceration back to their communities based on the recommendations of the recently released brief: The Challenge and Promise of Reentry. Join this webinar to learn about promising reentry approaches, track federal policy developments, and connect regularly with fellow reentry program leaders. Click here to learn more and register via Zoom.
  • The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is hosting a webinar on Exchanging Knowledge About the Exchanges: Earnings Verification on Thursday, April 25th, from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM. The NASWA SIDES team is hosting this 4-part webinar to provide insight on the implementation of the most utilized exchanges and how the internal process look for state staff. This third part of the series will focus on the Earnings Verification (EV) exchange. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain actionable insights and peek into the future of benefits administration technology. A demonstration on completing an EV Request and all of the complexities presented to an E-Response Employer will also be highlighted. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Per Scholas Diverse by Design and Talent Solutions is hosting a webinar on Unsung Heroes of AI on Thursday, April 25th, starting at 1:00 PM. Join us for a dynamic conversation discussing the roles that contribute to the AI ecosystem. Our aim is to broaden the understanding of career opportunities in tech, from AI ethics consultants to data annotation specialists, the conversation will underscore the significance of these positions in ensuring the development of responsible and equitable AI technologies and how diversity plays an integral part in creating the automated systems that serve us all. Click here to learn more and register via Zoom.
  • Prosperity Now is hosting a webinar on Unseen Work, Unmet Needs on Thursday, April 25th, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This exciting event will explore the dynamics of women’s paid and unpaid labor in the U.S., particularly for women of color. The event will feature a panel of experts discussing the issues and solutions presented in the report, as well as an in-person reception. Click here to learn more and register via Zoom.
  • The Aspen Institute is hosting the 2024 Collective Impact Action Summit virtual event starting Tuesday, April 30th through Thursday, May 2nd. This fully virtual event is designed to offer participants both inspiration and practical advice for how to engage in community collaborations that center equity and belonging in collective impact work. Sessions will take place on Zoom. The Summit will also host participants, share resources, and curate additional discussion threads in a robust virtual community on Whova. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Aspen Institute is hosting a webinar on Creating an Inclusive Future: Part 2 on Tuesday, April 30th, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Our society’s methods of distributing resources and solving collective problems are shaped by our thinking and assumptions about the world. How do we, as leaders, break through old assumptions and patterns to help make new paradigms possible? Join us for the second part in the series, featuring rapid-fire conversations between leaders – all awardees of the 2024 McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund and Fellows of the Aspen Institute, working to advance solutions uplifting their communities. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Manufacturing Institute is hosting a Manufacturers Continue to Lead the Way on Second Chance Hiring webinar on Tuesday, April 30th, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Finding talent has long been an issue for manufacturers and will only be exacerbated by the record pace of new manufacturing facilities being built across the country. Meanwhile over 77 million Americans have a criminal record and have historically been overlooked as a source of talent. These individuals can be part of the solution to your workforce shortages. Join us and learn how manufacturers are tapping into this large, qualified talent pool with the help from local and state association partners, community-based organizations, and other partners. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting a webinar on Modernizing County Finance with Digital Disbursements on Tuesday, April 30th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. During this event, you will discover how incorporating digital payments can increase constituents’ satisfaction and improve government efficiency. This session will provide an in-depth overview of the successful pilot project by Knox County, III., the National Association of Counties (NACo), and Visa, sharing how they delivered fast and secure payments to county election judges and jurors. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a webinar on How AI is Shaping the Future of HR on Tuesday, April 30th, starting at 12:00 PM. Join this leading-edge discussion where AI meets human resources. The speakers will engage in critical conversations around the fear of AI replacing human jobs, the steps to transform AI from a threat to an ally in HR narratives and tackle the pressing issue of AI bias and regulatory concerns. This webcast will not only inform but also equip you with actionable advice on integrating AI into your HR practices, navigating the associated challenges, and capitalizing on AI’s transformative potential. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a Turn Caution to Confidence: Real-World Examples to Help You Embrace the Future of AI webinar on Tuesday, April 30th, starting at 1:00 PM. Join host Nicole Warshauer to unpack fresh survey results from over 800 benefits leaders who shared their greatest aspirations and anxieties about AI in benefits administration. From recommending employee health plans to improving access to care, benefits leaders want to use AI to save time and get even more from the benefits they offer. Click here to learn more and register.
  • WorkforceGPS is hosting a Gender-Based Violence and Harassment Webinar: Women Who Work in Isolated Environments on Tuesday, April 30th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Join the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau for this webinar focusing on the unique challenges and of women who work in isolated environments, including night shift work, agricultural work, and truck driving. You’ll also learn insights into the legal protections and support services available for women in these jobs and examine strategies to address the root causes of GBVH, empower victims, and foster inclusive work environments where every woman feels safe and respected. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is hosting a Transform Your Small HR Team with the Superpower of AI webinar on Wednesday, May 1st, starting at 2:00 PM. During Small Business Week, it’s essential to recognize the pivotal role of HR in nurturing a thriving workplace culture, ensuring compliance, and driving business growth, underscoring HR’s critical contribution to the success of small enterprises. In this webcast, we will explain what AI is and how it can help address leaner HR team pain points with benefits ranging from greater efficiency through automation and streamlined recruiting, hiring, and onboarding to developing customized engagement strategies. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is hosting a webinar on Exchanging Knowledge About the Exchanges: Monetary and Potential Charges on Thursday, May 2nd, from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM. The NASWA SIDES team is hosting this 4-part webinar to provide insight on the implementation of the most utilized exchanges and how the internal process look for state staff. The Monetary and Potential Charges (MPC) exchange electronically notifies employers of wages used to set up a claim and provides employers, Third-Party Administrators, and Professional Employer Organizations instructions on how to correct wages to ensure the proper amount of UI benefits are paid. This final session in the series invites a top user of MPC to highlight their recent rewrite and the opportunities it presented for states to modernize their processes. Gain valuable insights into innovative approaches and key takeaways. Click here to learn more and register. 
  • The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting a webinar on Empowering At-Risk Communities for Sustainable Climate Resilience: A Grassroots Approach on Thursday, May 2nd, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This webinar will focus on moving the needle and amplifying the call for equitable climate resilience for the most underserved and at-risk communities affected by the impacts of climate change and escalating natural disasters. Explore innovative, pragmatic, and actionable strategies to improve the overall well-being and quality of life for communities around the globe. Discover how local governments and policymakers can take the lead in fostering positive, community-driven change and nurturing a more sustainable future from the grassroots level. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting a webinar on Workforce Development Communications 101 on Friday, May 3rd, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Discover the art of crafting a powerful marketing strategy, mastering strategic storytelling, and fostering synergy in workforce and economic development techniques. Enroll in this class to leverage data-driven insights, strategic communication principles, and social and digital media to promote local workforce development initiatives and economic prosperity. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Manufacturing Institute is hosting a D&I Roundtable: Developing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy webinar on Friday, May 3rd, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. As part of the Manufacturing Institute’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts, we will be hosting a virtual roundtable to share best practices that can be adapted and implemented by your company. Attendees will hear subject matter experts share real examples of ways organizations can enhance employee well-being. Attendees will learn how to create open dialogues around mental health, reducing the stigma surrounding these issues and encouraging employees to seek assistance when needed. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting a webinar on AAPI Heritage Month: Rising Above Through the Lens of Asian Senior Executives on Friday, May 3rd, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Join us as we hear from Asian/Asian American leaders who have risen to the top on how they navigated their career journeys and cultural upbringing to gain insight into ways they shattered the bamboo ceilings. Following the program, you’ll be able to prepare career services and industry professionals on how to best support Asian/Asian Americans on their career journey. You’ll also learn about resources available to support Asian/Asian Americans’ leadership and career development. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting Economic Development Week 2024 starting Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th. Economic Development Week highlights, celebrates, and recognizes the contributions and efforts of professional economic developers in creating more economically vibrant, equitable, and resilient communities throughout North America. IEDC created Economic Development Week in 2016 to increase awareness for local job-creating programs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life and livability of communities everywhere. Click here to learn more.
  • The National Skills Coalition is hosting a Broadband Communities Summit 2024 on Monday, May 6th through Wednesday, May 8th, starting at 8:00 AM at the Woodlands Waterway Marriot Hotel and Convention Center (1601 Lake Robbins Drive, Woodlands, TX, 77380). Why should workforce development be a higher priority for senior industry leaders? How can the industry collaborate to attract new talent? What can we learn from other sectors when it comes to training, development, and retention of talent? All of these questions will be discussed during this epic event where the focus will be on addressing the critical shortage of skilled labor. This leading event for community leaders, property owners, network infrastructure builders and telco service providers will allow leaders to meet and discuss strategies for delivery connectivity for communities across the U.S. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting a webinar on What Students Really Want: Real Experience, Real Relationships on Tuesday, May 7th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Join our panel discussion where students provide invaluable insights into effective engagement between students and employers. Whether you’re a college professional supporting career development or a recruiter seeking top early-career talent, understanding student perspectives is crucial. Explore topics such as preferred recruiter engagement methods, perceptions of popular recruiting activities, desired career preparation, support, and the challenges students face in job security. Gain valuable data from our latest survey including students’ overwhelming preference for real, paid work experience and their need for earlier engagement. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your approach and build meaningful connections with the next generation of talent. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting a webinar on Creating Opportunities: Exploring Amazon’s Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility on Tuesday, May 7th, starting at 2:00 PM. This learning session will dive into Amazon’s commitment to diversity and accessibility in hiring practices. Discover how Amazon prioritizes inclusion through their accommodation process and learn how workforce professionals can collaborate with Amazon to facilitate the entry of diverse talent into entry-level positions, offering pathways for upskilling and advancement. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore how Amazon is shaping a more accessible and inclusive workforce landscape and how to partner with Amazon on hiring. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting a webinar on Microcredentials to Help Launch Students’ Careers on Wednesday, May 8th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. During this webinar, Sheila Myers will showcase the online (Brightspace) modules she developed to assist students seeking to identify their skills, develop professional portfolios and resumes, and learn how to search for jobs. Following the program, you will be able to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to establish a career launch microcredential program and how to incorporate material that is useful and inclusive for all students. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National League of Cities (NLC) is hosting a virtual Cities of Opportunity Solutions Forum on Wednesday, May 8th, from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Each year, city leaders and their partners who’ve taken part in the Cities of Opportunity initiative come together at the Solutions Forum to celebrate their transformative progress, share tools, and highlight the sustainable changes they are making to systems that impact health and racial disparities in their cities. Do so, they demonstrate to peer city leaders that change is possible and happening, and future efforts can be informed by best practices. Click here to learn more and register.
  • WorkforceGPS is hosting a webinar on Work and Recovery – Social Enterprise on Thursday, May 9th, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. For many individuals dealing with opioid addiction or substance use disorders, work is an essential component of their recovery. In light of Mental Health Awareness Month, this webinar will discuss ways of combating stigma around addiction and recovery, particularly in the workplace, and share a promising model for a recovery program in Maryland that incorporate social enterprise and work experience. Social enterprises are businesses that operate as a hybrid commercial-non-profit organization for the purpose of achieving a social objective. This webinar will highlight an example that offers vocational training to residents, supporting their recovery. Brooke’s House is a recovery home for adult women with substance use disorders located in Hagerstown, Maryland, and a partner in Maryland’s Support Act Grant, awarded by ETA in 2020. This webinar is part of a series of technical assistance topics provided by ETA on the role of the public workforce system in responding to the opioid crisis. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Skills Coalition is hosting its largest event of the year, The Skills Summit on Monday, May 13th, through Wednesday, May 15th, at the Capital Hilton Hotel (1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036). The Skills Summit convenes every stakeholder, every system, every movement, and political stripe to advance equity and break down the systemic barriers that prevent too many Americans from accessing high-quality inclusive skills training leading to good jobs and careers. The Summit brings the field together to talk about opportunities happening right now in Washington, D.C. to scale and sustain best practices through public policy. You’ll hear from partners, workers, panelists, and leading innovators in the field. Click here to learn more. Click here to register.
  • WorkforceGPS is hosting a webinar on CareerOneStop Tools for Older Job Seekers on Thursday, May 16th, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Older job seekers require up-to-date information and confidence to job search effectively. Learn how to leverage the CareerOneStop website to help your participants assess their options and navigate the job market. At this webinar, you’ll learn about resources to help older job seekers explore career ideas that build from their experience, learn how to refresh their qualifications, and ensure their job search reflects current resume writing and job application methods. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Association for Talent Development is hosting its Annual ATD24 Conference starting Sunday, May 19th through Wednesday, May 22nd, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA, 70130). Prepare to recharge your soul at ATD24, the world’s largest learning and development conference, uniting professionals from across the globe. Our mission is to refresh your expertise, renew your enthusiasm, and re-engage in meaningful connections within the community. With various educational opportunities, cutting-edge solutions at the expo floor, and networking at every turn, ATD24 is your hub for revitalization and success. Join us in New Orleans to nourish your spirit and advance your career. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting its 40th Annual Conference on Monday, May 20th, through Wednesday, May 22nd, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter (101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX). NAWDP’s Annual Conference has become one of the largest annual gatherings of workforce development professionals, with more than 1,600 attendees from across the country. Join us for networking, sharing best practices and innovative programs and partnerships, and learn about potential solutions to issues in your area. Sessions will be geared to attendees from the full range of career experience in the industry, from senior leaders to entry-level employees. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The Association for Institutional Research is hosting its 2024 AIR Forum starting Tuesday, May 28th through Friday, May 31st, at the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th Street, Denver, CO, 80202). Join the Chmura team at AIR Forum to learn how JobsEQ data can help higher education professionals gain insights from traditional labor market data and real-time job posting data in one platform. AIR Forum includes more than 200 presentations by colleagues and though leaders representing all sectors of higher education and an Exhibit Hall featuring the latest tools and resources to support data use for decision-making. This four-day conference presents a unique opportunity to network with peers, share best practices, and learn from practical workshops and sessions lead by the field’s leading experts. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting May POWER HOUR with Maria R. Brady on Wednesday, May 29th, starting at 2:00 PM. Part one of the POWER HOUR will focus on CLEAR, the Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research, a not so well-known clearinghouse of information dedicated to making research on labor topics more accessible- to not just policymakers and researchers- but to practitioners and the public as well. Part two will focus on E2A or the Evidence to Action initiative, which is all about translating research evident into actionable insights. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting an Introduction to Entrepreneurship – Led Economic Development two-day webinar on Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This course explains the importance of building a community centered around entrepreneurship and small business creation, sustainability, and growth. Participants will also learn how to identify resource gaps, understand the importance of inclusion, and develop practical ways to measure success in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting its 2024 NACE Conference and Expo starting Monday, June 3rd through Wednesday, June 5th, at the Phoenix Convention Center (100 North Third Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004). NACE24 is the signature event of the year where over 2,000 career services, early talent recruiters, and business solutions providers converge. Elevate your skills and expand your network as you hear from industry leaders and connect with an engaging community of like-minded professionals. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting a webinar on Reimagining Reuse: Unpacking Vacant Commercial and Retail Spaces on Thursday, June 6th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. With the rise of e-commerce and shifting consumer preferences, traditional malls are experiencing steady declines in foot traffic and sales globally. This, combined with rising vacancy rates, presents economic developers with a unique opportunity to spark positive, transformative change through reuse initiatives. Explore how communities around the world have successfully implemented innovative strategies to revitalize empty spaces, fostering more inclusivity, equity, and vibrancy into their neighborhoods. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting a webinar on Accelerating Growth Through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development on Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This course presents the different types of entrepreneurs and reviews the business continuum. Participants will also learn how storytelling can influence stakeholders and develop a deeper understanding of rural communities. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting its 2024 NACE Conference and Expo virtuallyon Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th. This is the virtual option for attending the NACE24 conference. NACE24 is the signature event of the year. Elevate your skills and expand your network as you hear from industry leaders and connect with an engaging community of like-minded professionals. Be a part of an extraordinary journey of growth and inspiration, all from the comfort of your desk! Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is hosting an Everybody Wins: Driving Inclusion and Economic Opportunity with a Multilingual Workforce 30 Minutes of Excellence Session webinar on Wednesday, June 26th, from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM. New data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests that new immigrants can add $124 billion to the U.S. economy over the next 15 years through payroll, income, and taxes. This is good news for our economy, and it can be great news for our workforce too, if we make intentional investments that ensure these newcomers can access workforce development programs and efforts. Join presenter Katie Brown, Founder and Chief Educational Officer of EnGen, during this future-focused, solutions-oriented webinar to learn how public-private partnerships, employer-drive programs, and workforce development organizations across the country are part of a trailblazing effort to provide English upskilling for the 96% currently not served by our infrastructure. Click here to learn more and register.
  • The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting its Annual Conference and Exposition starting Friday, July 12th, through Monday, July 15th, in Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL. The National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference & Expo is the largest meeting of county elected and appointed officials from across the country. Participants from counties of all sizes come together to shape NACo’s federal policy agenda, share proven practices and strengthen knowledge networks to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government. Registration will open soon with details of the event’s location. Click here to learn more.
  • Jobs For The Future is hosting Horizons 2024-The Power of Us on Monday, July 22nd and Tuesday, July 23rd, at the Marriot Marquis Washington, D.C. (901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001). Join us at this annual summit, where we center inclusivity and accessibility to bring everyone to the table. Horizons is where learners, workers, educators, employers, and leaders from across our ecosystem come together to drive equitable economic advancement for all. Listen and learn from people from all walks of life and from both sides of the aisle, centering on a person-first experience. Build partnerships and amplify collaborative efforts to build strong systems that lead to powerful results. Click here to learn more.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is hosting its 2024 NACE Management Leadership Institute on Monday, July 22nd through Thursday, July 25th, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day, at the Swissotel Chicago Hotel (323 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601). Now more than ever, career services leadership plays a critical role in institutional effectiveness and student success. The MLI curriculum, taught and facilitated by nationally recognized faculty, is designed to deliver substantive and timely strategies and practices for leading and contributing to successful career services initiatives. Designed for emerging and aspiring leaders, you’ll strengthen the leadership skills needed to contribute to and build a stronger and more successful career services team. This program will also promote evidence-based leadership strategies to excel within the field of career services and pave your way to greater organizational success. Participants will meet virtually prior to the four day in-person experience. After attending the in-person program, the MLI cohort will meet quarterly to gain further insights and discuss critical challenges in their leadership journey. Click here to learn more and register.

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