Sept. 30, 2021 - The workforce system in Colorado is preparing for an influx of both federal and state funding to support the state in stabilizing, accelerating, and preparing for economic recovery. Technical assistance modules designed and delivered through the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) will support talent development stakeholders in adopting and implementing emerging strategies to support a Colorado economy that works for all.
The Winter/Spring 2022 Technical Assistance Modules include:
- Strategic Impact in Alignment of Services
- Tools & Strategies for Moving to Action with the Talent Equity Agenda
- Leaders in Equity
Applications for the Winter/Spring 2022 Technical Assistance Modules are due Dec. 8, 2021. Review the modules below and visit our Technical Assistance page for additional details, including application instructions.
Strategic Impact in Alignment of Services
What: This seven week, team based module will use human-centered design approaches to co-create processes and programs and align systems and services to better prepare job seekers for the economy of today and tomorrow. The module is designed to support strategic relationship building across local areas to build greater empathy and alignment across systems and services.
Who: County-level human services and workforce leaders and their designated team members. Applications may be submitted for teams of 4-5 people and must include staff who work directly in Employment First or Colorado Works and staff who work directly with WIOA and workforce development, including at least one workforce staff and one human services staff. Teams with a combination of decision makers and employees who provide direct services to job seekers are strongly encouraged.
Tools and Strategies for Moving to Action with the Talent Equity Agenda
What: In this two-day module participants will hear how talent development organizations have set in motion plans for addressing racial inequity. Through panel discussion, presentations, and team discussion and planning, participants will identify their first steps in implementing strategies from the Talent Equity Agenda. Proven tools and strategies will be introduced to support teams in taking the next step on their personal, interpersonal, organizational, and systemic journey to address racial inequity. Participants will leave with an action plan for achieving greater racial equity in Colorado’s economy and talent development system. This module was also offered in Summer/Fall 2021 and is being run again for new participants.
Who: All stakeholders in the talent development network are welcome to apply. Organizational teams of 2-5 people are strongly encouraged, however, applications may be submitted for individuals. Organizations may submit applications for more than one team.
Leaders in Equity
What: A two-day skill and capacity building event for workforce development leaders. To impact and change longstanding institutions and systems in which racial inequities reside, leaders need to be armed with the skills and competencies to be more race-explicit, systemic in addressing disparities, and multiculturally competent. This module is designed to support workforce development board leaders in taking the next step in addressing racial inequity. Content will include skill development in having courageous conversations, using data to drive actions, and changing the narrative for racial equity in your work.
Who: Workforce development board leaders and members
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