Webinar: Social Capital for Workforce Development Outcomes

Research states that 60-80 percent of job openings are never advertised; the jobs of the future go to youth who are well connected. Social capital building is about creating a set of program principles and practices that assist job seekers in developing the tools, skills, and opportunities to build and sustain these connections. Social capital building focuses on connection rates, not only placement rates. Connections are the tool that help job seekers move up economically and achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency. Join national youth workforce development expert and author Edward DeJesus for an exciting professional development opportunity that will prepare you and your staff to use social capital to drive positive outcomes for young job seekers. Registration for the first in a series of webinars, Social Capital 101, May 8, 2-3 p.m. EDT, is open now. A registration fee is required prior to attendance.


Webinar One: Social Capital Building 101

While networking is an activity, social capital is an outcome. It is the tangible value of each connection made and translates to increased economic opportunity. During this webinar, Ed will:

  • Describe the different forms of social capital
  • Examine what contemporary research says about social capital impact on the success of youth
  • Identify the top five barriers to social capital building and ways to overcome them

The second of the webinars will focus on Utilizing Social Capital for Summer Program Success and Developing a Social Capital Strategy for Your Organization. Registration will open soon!

Record Type: 
Webinar / Webcast
May 8, 2018
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Webinar Date: 
May 8, 2018
  • Employment
    • Job Search
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