Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), a leading non-profit organization connecting individuals from underserved populations with transformative career opportunities, has created a free online Workforce Essentials Workshop for early-career individuals.
Based on 20 years of research-based workforce development experience, the Workforce Essentials Workshop has been designed to develop capabilities in self-esteem and confidence, lifelong learning and metacognition, personal and professional core values, and literacy in a business culture oriented toward workplace success.
The Columbia University Center for Technology Management has partnered with WOS to issue a certificate of participation upon completion of the Workforce Essentials Workshop.
Anthony Amato, Vice President of Business Services at WOS, states that, “The Workforce Essentials Workshop was designed for highly motivated, early-career professionals who would like to make a positive impact on not only their professional success, but also their lives.”
Workforce Opportunity Services created the Workforce Essentials Workshop to empower individuals to move from entry-level positions to long-lasting professional success. This special online course will be 12 hours, 3 hours a day for four consecutive days. This workshop will consist of 2 hours of live training with an additional 1 hour of individual learning.
Participants will create actionable knowledge to help them develop as individuals, students, and professionals. Throughout the workshop program, we will explore personal management skills needed for the workplace, including how participants’ experience and knowledge can translate into success at work.
Our program objectives will help participants:
- Identify core personal and professional values
- Gain a self-awareness of strengths and learn how to address weaknesses
- Bolster self-esteem and self-acceptance
- Establish and nurture wellness and a healthy living lifestyle
- Identify and utilize learning styles and study strategies to support lifelong learning and adaptation
- Create development plans to achieve personal, academic, and professional goals using various approaches
- Recognize and understand emotional intelligence and its impact in the workplace
- Further develop interpersonal skills and identify transferable skills
"Great class! The instructor and other team members were exceptional in their dedication and assistance to the students. Everyone had a chance to express their concerns, ideas, solutions, etc... and were treated in a respectful and caring manner. Your team met students where they were and guided them through the process. THANK YOU!!!"
Lourdes B. (September 2021)
"This course is interesting as it helps people to know more about themselves and take action."
Roland N. (June 2021)
"All of the facilitators are understanding, they provide support and guidance. They encourage you to participate in group sessions and present your thoughts and ideas!"
Primo S. (April 2021)
“It was a great experience. I will recommend this course to anybody. Keep up the good work.”
Sobeida C. (December 2020)
|Dates||Live Training Time||Instructor(s)|
|October 18 - 21, 2021||10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT||Orletta Caldwell|
|November 8 - 11, 2021||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST||Addie Rimmer|
|December 6 - 9, 2021||10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST||Addie Rimmer|