Workforce Development News – March 28, 2011

By on March 28, 2011

Working Together To Keep St. Louis’ Talent Talented – March 30, 2011

The University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis Community College, and The Learning Group jointly Introduce an Innovative Financial Tool to help Organizations Educate and Engage their Workforce. We invite you to join us on Wednesday, March 30th, at our complimentary lunch session at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. LearningFunds.com is an innovative, turnkey online system has revolutionized tuition assistance by utilizing Lifelong Learning Accounts that: motivate participation, result in a more competitive workforce, lower cost per employee, create an ‘Employer of Choice’, raise morale, establishes a co-investment partnership, and boost retention.
http://www.stlcc.edu/Newsroom/2011/03/News10.html

Employer’s Performance Management Forum, April 6, 2011

Effective performance management is not an event. A successful organization’s performance management system sees people as their most valuable resource and nurtures that value through a continuous process–starting before a potential employee walks through the door and continuing throughout the entire employment experience. This free Forum will provide an overview of four critical performance management tools and a St. Louis-based business will talk about the benefits derived from some of these tools.
[Registration Link Removed – Registration Closed]

STLCC Accelerated Training Program Meets Local Needs

“It was amid the wreckage of the Great Recession that St. Louis Community College assumed a prominent new role in trying to revive the region’s sagging economy. The college had long had a robust workforce development arm, but had a new sense of urgency. Ford and Chrysler auto assembly plants, long bulwarks of the local economy, had closed their doors. A once-busy General Motors plant reduced its operations to one shift a day. Industrial plants were downsizing. Thousands of workers were idled and needed retraining in an economy going through wrenching change. But what kind of retraining? The college decided to find out.”
http://www.ccweek.com/news/templates/template.aspx?articleid=2430

Where Will You Be in Five Years?

“Knowing and communicating your career goals is challenging for even the most ambitious and focused person. Can you really know what job you’ll be doing, or even want to be doing, in five years?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2011/03/where-will-you-be-in-five-year.html

Create an Effective Presentation

Nick Morgan explains five key steps to engage any audience using an audience-centric presentation. (Video, 2:58).
http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2011/03/create-an-effective-presentati.html

3 Strategies to Ensure Your Resume Grabs Attention Instantly

“You are one in a million!  So why are you still searching for a job? One reason could be precisely that you are one in a million — one in a stack of a million resumes sitting in the hiring manager’s inbox.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/03/3-strategies-to-ensure-your-resume-grabs-attention-instantly.html

Make a Bad Meeting Better – Even if You’re Not in Charge

“Whether we’re the leader or a participant in a meeting we are responsible for either making them a waste of time, or helping them accomplish their goals. Danuta McCall offers 4 choices we can all make that dictate whether we are part of the solution or part of the problem:”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/virtual-manager/meetings-bore-you-to-death-snap-out-of-it/1207

8 Easy Rules for Cold-Calling Customers

Eight tips from Wendy Weiss, aka “The Queen of Cold Calling.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/salesmachine/8-easy-rules-for-cold-calling-customers/14872

Can Technology Reinvent Education?

“Technology alone is never the answer. Technology supporting innovative teachers and school leaders will be the solution for our students.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/innovations-in-education/2011/03/-robin-willner-is-vice.html

Beautiful: Stunning Aurora Borealis Time-Lapse Montage

Norwegian photographer Terje Sorgjerd spent a week in freezing weather around the Pas National Park to capture some beautiful pictures of the aurora borealis. He then assembled them to create this stunning time-lapse montage. (Video, 1:55).
http://vimeo.com/21294655

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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