WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS LAB
Amplify your organization’s
reach and impact
NOW REGISTERING FOR WINTER AND SPRING COHORTS
Now Registering for Winter and Spring Cohorts
Join Cara Plus for a virtual immersive lab on best practices and best failures from nearly 30 years in workforce development.
Our Workforce Development Solutions Lab is for organizations creating or enhancing workforce development programs to help people with employment barriers obtain, retain, and advance in quality jobs. Dive deep into Cara’s service delivery model through workshops and one-on-one time with practitioners, and collaborate with other organizations to resolve your own challenges and tap into opportunities. Walk away with a fresh perspective and actionable steps to amplify your organization’s services, impact, and reach.
At this Lab, organizations will:
yourself in a competency-based approach to socio-emotional skills training
techniques to build and sustain participant interest, trust, and engagement
perspective on how to cultivate employment partnerships, as well as best-fit matchmaking practices for success in long-term job placement
knowledge, tools, and skills to help job seekers retain long-term employment
with peers to workshop ideas on best practices, best failures, pain points, and opportunities
Our Workforce Development Solutions Lab will be held in four, four-hour virtual sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays over the course of two weeks or in-person over the course of three days at our downtown Chicago offices.
October 18 to October 27 – SOLD OUT!
February 9 to February 11
May 9 to May 18
9 am – 1 pm CT
8:30 am – 5 pm CT
9 am – 1 pm CT
237 S. Desplaines, Chicago
Who should attend?
To maximize the experience and impact of our Workforce Development Solutions Lab, attending organizations must have a workforce development/job training component that is at least three years of age. We encourage executive leaders, senior leadership, or front-line managers to attend Cara Institute. While the series gives all leadership levels effective takeaways, we require at least one decision maker and at least one participant-facing staff member to maximize your experience (organizations may send two to four people).
$250 per person for virtual cohorts (includes all sessions)
$750 per person for in-person cohorts (includes all sessions)
Scholarships are available. Contact Sara Rahim, firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.