*Workforce Essentials Workshop

This cost-free online workshop will be offered to early-career individuals.


Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), a leading non-profit organization connecting individuals from underserved populations with transformative career opportunities, has created a cost-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


"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)

"My favorite part was having an engaging instructor and being able to interact with others to discuss logic and ideas in relation to the topics being presented. It was very beneficial to receive peer feedback and think about my thinking habits or perspectives on how to move forward with a task. "
Yesenia P. (February 2021)

"I think a course like this should be used by everyone who wants to better themselves professionally and personally. It's simple, specific, time friendly, and you get to meet really good people. I enjoyed myself and enjoy all the work I have to do for the rest of the year. "
Ashley A. (January 2021)

"I loved all parts of the course because it encompasses what is needed in our personal as well as professional lives."
Barry K. (November 2020)

Upcoming Schedule

Dates Live Training Time Instructor(s)
June 7 - 10, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT Orletta Caldwell
July 12 - 15, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT Orletta Caldwell

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