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Recent Training Modules

The Office of Family Assistance offers free, self-directed online training modules on topics related to Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program basics and Tribal TANF data management. Each module includes links to other topical resources as well as interactive questions to help participants assess their understanding of the content.

This curriculum from the Office of Disability Employment Policy within the U.S. Department of Labor is designed for youth development professionals to introduce the concept and practice of soft skills with youth aged 14-21. It is a modular curriculum that includes various activities and works through six key areas when building soft skills: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

Upcoming Events and Webinars

View conferences and events on issues related to TANF and self-sufficiency. If you know of an upcoming event or webinar that should be listed, please email the information to peerta@icfi.com.

August 22, 2018

Strong partnerships between TANF programs and employers can lead to better long-term employment outcomes for TANF participants. By developing a partnership with employers, TANF programs gain direct access to information about potential and existing job openings, current occupational and skill needs, and anticipated changes within the organization that may impact jobs. In return, employers benefit by having access to a large pool of work-ready job applicants who have been pre-screened to fit the employer’s need, receive job supports that improve the likelihood of workplace success such as...

Webinar / Webcast | 1:00PM to 2:30PM EDT
August 28, 2018
Event | 12:00PM EDT
September 5, 2018
Event | 12:00PM EDT
September 5, 2018
For those interested in economic mobility, this three-day conference in National Harbor, Maryland at the beginning of September represents an opportunity to hear expert speakers, participate in breakout sessions dedicated to knowledge and skill development, and be introduced to other stakeholders in the community. Attracting participants including economic justice advocates, social workers, and city planners, the summit will be a nexus for innovative thought and action. More information about the agenda, dates and time, and tickets can be found on the organization’s website.
Event | 1:00PM to 2:30PM EDT
September 12, 2018
The Ticket to Work program provides individuals with disabilities receiving disability benefits opportunities to return to work, stay employed and increase earnings. As a result, beneficiaries with disabilities may reduce their dependency on public benefits and become more economically self-sufficient. This webinar (on September 12) focuses on how Ticket to Work operates and the different partnership models now available consistent with the goals of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. (organizational summary)
Webinar / Webcast | 1:00PM to 2:30PM EDT
September 16, 2018
Event | 8:00AM to 3:30PM EDT
September 19, 2018
From September 19-21, 2018, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies will host a conference in Birmingham, Alabama for workforce agency staff and field stakeholders. Topics will include workforce development, state and federal legal issues, labor market information, information technology, and unemployment insurance. For more information on committee meetings, travel information, registration, or specific agenda items, please visit the conference website.
Event | 8:00AM to 5:00PM EDT
September 26, 2018
Event | 8:15AM to 3:00PM EDT
September 26, 2018
Event | 12:00PM EDT
October 29, 2018
Event | 9:00AM to 5:00PM EDT
October 30, 2018
On October 30, MDRC and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association will host a free webinar as part of their College Promise Success Initiative. This webinar will feature adult promise programs as part of their programming around technical assistance and evidence-based support practices. Stay tuned for more information to come.
Webinar / Webcast | 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT
December 4, 2018
On December 4, 2018, the National Association for the Education of Young Children will hold a webinar with authors of a new book From Survive to Thrive: A Director’s Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program. The authors will provide information for childhood program directors on building a strong culture, creating useful and engaging policies, and working with families as a leader.
Webinar / Webcast | 3:00PM EST
March 31, 2019
Event | 8:00AM to 5:00PM EDT