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Employment and Jobs

Webinar: Strengthening Relationships with Employers Using a Question-Based Approach


In our experience working with workforce development professionals, we often hear that they want to build stronger relationships with businesses. We developed the Question Bank tool with this in mind. The tool is a set of curated questions you can choose from to go deeper and broader in conversations with business managers, identify opportunities to work together, and build knowledge about an industry. We’ve seen that an inquiry-based approach can help set the stage for discussions about strategies that promote worker retention and advancement.

If you are interested in learning more about the Question Bank tool and how it can be a resource for you, please enjoy this webinar. Our discussion includes:

  • An introduction to the Question Bank tool
  • Guidance about ways to use the Question Bank tool in your organization
  • Practitioner perspectives on leading conversations with employers

Our guests are:

  • Tonya Cody-Robinson, Business Relations Specialist, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • Ellen Johnson, Director of the Frontline Focus Training Institute, Chicago Jobs Council

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Webinar: Strengthening Relationships with Employers Using a Question-Based Approach. Presented by @AspenWorkforce, featuring guest speakers from @ChiCookWorks & @ChiJobsCouncil.


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Event information
Wed May 29, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT