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  • 00:31

    Workforce Partners: The VA's Community Employment Services for Homeless Vets

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    Tuesday, May 26, 2015  | 1:00 PM EDT


    The VA's Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services (HVCES) program helps homeless veterans re-enter the workforce and is a valuable community partner for workforce development organizations.


    The Veterans Health Administration's Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services program provides wraparound services to Veterans exiting homelessness that enable them to successfully connect with businesses and return to employment. "This unique population is highly motivated and actually has a varied skill set from which employers can benefit," shared Dr. Carma Heitzmann, Director of VA's HVCES program. "Getting formerly homeless veterans into gainful employment and supporting them during that critical first year back in the labor force increases their success in both the workforce and in maintaining their housing status."  In this Workforce Central radio show from the National Association of Workforce Boards, President/CEO Ron Painter interviews Dr. Heitzmann to share the details of the HVCES program and how workforce development organizations can form partnerships and engage locally assigned Community Employment Coordinators to successfully place formerly homeless veterans into employment. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this valuable resource available to your region.

  • 00:31

    Governor Jack Markell Talks Workforce Innovation in Delaware

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    NAWB welcomed the Honorable Governor Jack Markell, of the State of Delaware, to the NAWB Forum stage on Monday, March 30, 2015.  After the general session, Governor Markell joined NAWB CEO Ron Painter for a listening session on the innovative ways that Delaware is addressing industry needs, providing opportunities for youth, and helping workers with disabilities and other barriers find meaningful employment.

  • 00:04

    Woman in Solutions - A Healing

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    Hello again - it's a new day today - just to let you know that past few months have been a real test for me.....my daughter and future son in law not wanting to speak to me ever again - my friend's brother passing from liver cancer.....made me delve deep inside and take a hard look at who I was and how I was!  I knew that I needed to change...but what would I release and what would I keep?  I know that right now I am being almost forced to SEE where I have been and what I have done in my life - it's almost like - you know when people have near death experiences and they come back and say that their life flew right before them in a flash....well, that's how I'm feeling about my life......however, I'm still alive and i choose to change some things.....I stopped drinking and got healthy - eating right - and have shed some weight - which feels really great - but it's not just that - it's about who I am and how I am - I have made a conscious decision to stop the worry and fear , the control and to move forward in a Light direction - learning patience and that there are things I don't need instantly....being this is an instant gratification world.....patience, being calm - letting everything transpire as it is supposed to without missing any steps....in Universal time..

  • 00:06

    Women In Solutions - An Epiphany

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    Welcome to Women In Solutions!  My name is Suzanne Marie and I am the host here.  For years I have wanted to help other women with whatever issues that they are having in their lives because there were and still are times in my life where I had problems and could not find solutions.  I struggled alot in the past with addiction of all kinds, sick relationships that were unhealthy and violent, running this way, running that way - never knowing who to turn to who I could trust, hitting brick walls, I believe that all of my issues have ceom from my childhood.  I believe we bring into our adulthood all the garbage that is still hanging onto us. It is time to bring about a solution now!  And, that is why I have created this radio show - just for that - for all women out there who would like to share their stories here and then working together to find solutions to help us find a better way of life - a life filled with peace, happiness some balance instead of the chaos that has surrounded so many of us in our lives.  I invited you to call in and share - you are able to remain anonymous if you so chose, this is a safe haven, a place of refreshment and upliftment!  It is hopefully a place to heal and become your true authentic self!


     


     

  • 00:04

    Women in Solutions - a healthy way to heal

    in Self Help

    Welcome to Women In Solutions!  My name is Suzanne Marie and I am the host here.  For years I have wanted to help other women with whatever issues that they are having in their life because there were times in my life where I had problems and could not find solutions.  I struggled alot in the past with addiction of all kinds, sick relationships that were unhealthy and violent, running this way, running that way - never really knowing who to turn to - who I could trust - hitting brick walls - I believe that all of my issues have come from my childhood and I believe that that goes for everyone!  We bring into our adulthood all the garbage that is still hanging onto us - it is time to bring about a soluton now!  And, that is why I have created this radio show....just for that...for all women out there who would like to share their stories here and then working together to find solutions to help us find a better way of life - a life filled with peace, happiness some balance instead of the chaos that has surrounded so many of us in our lives.  I invite you to call in and share - you are able to remain anonymous if you so chose. . this is a safe haven - a place of refreshment and upliftment!  It is hopefully a place to heal and become your true, authentic self!


     

  • 00:41

    WIOA: Smart Decision Making

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    Thursday, March 12  |  1:00 PM EST


    Much has been said about smart decision-making in the development and implementation of national, state, and local public policy.  But what does that mean for workforce boards as they move towards WIOA implementation?  Scott Johnson, CEO of Social Solutions, says that WIOA creates the 'perfect storm' -- a time of significant change that delivers an opportunity for boards to rethink how they are managing performance and measuring outcomes.  You are invited to join host Ron Painter as he interviews Johnson how higher impacts can be achieved if boards 1) eliminate duplication of efforts, thereby conserving resources;  2) redirect efforts to activities that deliver measurable results; and 3) change the frequency and intensity of how we collect data and evidence. Don't miss this this discussion of how workforce organizations can take steps now to begin managing to outcomes in the new age of WIOA.



     

  • 00:32

    John Baldino on Workforce Planning

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    John Baldino @jbalive drops by @DriveThruHR  to share his insights on Workforce Planning


    DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals.  Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time.  The radio program is hosted by @williamtincup, @Thehrbuddy @TheOneCrystal & @MikeVanDervort..  The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at  @drivethruhr and #dthr.


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  • 00:37

    WIOA: Succeeding at Integrated Service Delivery

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    Thursday, March 19th  |  1:00 PM EDT


    Under WIOA, workforce boards are asked to focus on providing streamlined and efficient career center services. How can boards build a model of integrated service delivery that results not only in cost savings and elevated customer service? More importantly, how will changes in these areas contribute to improvement in outcomes and impacts?  Moving to a truly integrated system requires a willingness to look at all aspects of board and staff operations to identify where improvements would result in stronger partnerships.  As a service provider and operator of career centers nationwide, KRA Corporation has already examined current practices and identified areas where change is needed to take service delivery to the next level.  Join host Ron Painter as he interviews KRA Vice President Don Scott, and KRA Director of Workforce Innovation Felicia Flournoy, for a conversation about how best to succeed at connecting the activities of service delivery to the strategic priorities of a workforce board.  With examples of best practices from around the country, this is a can't-miss show in our Workforce Central Forum 2015 series.

  • 00:36

    WIOA: Preparing for Success

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    WIOA: Preparing for Success


    Wednesday, February 25th   |  1:00 PM EST


    Workforce Boards are in many different stages of readiness when it comes to WIOA implementation. In NAWB's numerous conversations with the Department of Labor, we hear more and more that boards must not wait for the rulemaking to be completed to take steps to ready their operations and infrastructure for the requirements of the new Act.  The Training and Employment Guidance Letter 19-14 outlines a vision for the workforce system and initial implementation of WIOA, stating, "State and local workforce system leaders should take immediate action to achieve the vision of modernizing the workforce system and ensuring it operates as a comprehensive, integrated, and streamlined system that expands opportunities for all workers and businesses." But what should this immediate action be?


    Byron Zuidema is the Employment and Training Administration's Deputy Asst Secretary, and is responsible for driving all technical assistance activities around the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  On Wednesday, February 25th, Byron will join NAWB CEO and host Ron Painter for a Workforce Central interview on the Department's plans for technical assistance and guidance as workforce boards begin initial steps towards implementation. In addition, Byron will share insights on the actions boards should take now to develop their vision for their communities and regions, engage community partners at a higher level, and make sure their board infrastructure and operations are set up for success.  Don't miss this highly actionable discussion!

  • 00:39

    Workforce System Response in Times of Disaster

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    Wednesday, December 18, 2013  


    1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST


    Can WIA funds be leveraged to assist communities during and after disaster events? How can workforce development organizations provide innovative solutions as part of a disaster response?  On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the National Association of Workforce Boards, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Disaster Management (CDM), released a new research report titled The Impact of Extreme Events on Business Organizations: Innovative Approaches to Managing Risk.  In this episode of Workforce Central Radio, NAWB CEO Ron Painter interviews Dr. Louise Comfort, the Director of the CDM and author of the report. Drawing on research interviews with nine innovative WIBs who showed leadership in their communities during disaster events, they will discuss the important role workforce boards can take in helping their areas during times of disaster, the policies that should be in place to help maximize efforts, and how they can leverage existing programs and become a bridge between federal disaster programs and municipal/local efforts.  Please join us on Wednesday, December 18th for this insightful interview!

  • 00:30

    Adopting Social Software for Workforce Collaboration and Communication

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    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT).


    Last week we talked about the predictive power HR can bring, and this week we're going to talk about the adoption of social software for workforce collaboration and communication.


    Social software today enables workforce collaboration and communication. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates productivity improves by 20-25% in organizations with connected employees, and the potential for revenue amounts to $1.3 trillion per year.


    But the adoption of internal social media will require a strategic change management initiative to move away from email that still dominates the enterprise today.


    Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about the adoption of social software for workforce collaboration and communication with this week’s guest: Shel Holtz, Principal of Holtz Communication + Technology and a prolific blogger and co-host of the first and longest-running communications podcast, For Immediate Release. 


    Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Jobvite, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. And we're big CandE supporters!