"I have had the honor of knowing and working with Larry Robbin for more than twenty-five years. He is one of the nation’s most renowned experts in the dynamic field of workforce development. Larry has extensive experience as a businessperson, program designer, workforce development direct service provider and national consultant, trainer and keynote speaker. This is a unique combination in this field. It makes him the most effective trainer and consultant I have ever encountered because of the depth and breadth of his perspectives. Every time I get together with Larry to take advantage of his expertise as one of his clients, I gain invaluable insight and knowledge. Everyone in the field of workforce development who has the opportunity to hire him as a consultant or trainer should do so. He is, from my point of view, the best in the business."
Department of Economic and Workforce Development
Office of Neighborhood Investment
What is Larry’s background as a trainer?
Larry has been training for over forty-five years with workshops held in every state. He has trained over 100,000 people and presented at more than 500 conferences to a wide range of audiences. He has done more training for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, California Workforce Association, National Network of Sector Practitioners, CalWorks Welfare-to-Work Conference and Dynamic Institute webinars than any other individual.
What training topics does Larry offer?
Larry offers over 300 workshops with new ones being added all the time. The topics cover all aspects of workforce development and deal with every population served by workforce development and training services. Quite a few of his workshops deal with working with employers. Many of his topics are also of interest to many other types of organizations such as social services, businesses, educational institutions, training providers and others.
How do we pick a training topic from such a large selection?
Larry has developed a very effective training topic selection process. In a brief well-structured phone call, Larry will ask you some questions about what you want to accomplish from the workshop. Based on your response he will suggest a workshop or combine parts of workshops. He may develop new material as well. This careful customized matching process gives you a workshop that will deliver the exact outcomes you want to achieve.
Who uses his training?
Larry’s clients include federal and local government agencies, one-stops, nonprofits, educational institutions, for profit businesses, training providers, social services and other entities. Depending on the topic, participants in the training will include management and staff at all levels and from all job descriptions. Look at the Client Section of this website to see some of the organizations that have used Larry’s training.
What is his training like?
Larry uses a blended model of highly engaging lecture, dialog with attendees and focused interactive activities that build peer-to-peer learning, teamwork and collaboration. Many of Larry’s trainings come with free skill building handouts people can use immediately in their program with the people they serve. Larry does hundreds of hours of volunteer training every year directly with people with all types of challenges that are served by various programs. This experience keeps his training relevant and realistic. People report liking Larry’s training because while it presents innovative approaches to program challenges, it is very practical and most of the concepts can be implemented immediately or shortly after the training. Evaluations cite Larry’s workshops as being powerful; transforming the way the work is done and increasing people’s motivation to deliver outstanding services.
How many people can be trained?
Larry trains all sizes of groups ranging from three people to several thousand.
Does Larry give keynote speeches?
Larry Robbin has been giving keynote speeches at conferences and special events across the United States for a wide variety of audiences over forty years. He has presented hundreds of keynotes and over 60,000 people have been in his keynote speaking sessions. His keynote speeches have been used by a diverse group of national, regional, state and local organizations. His presentations have focused on disability, collaboration, workforce development, non-profit program improvement, community issues, social services, leadership and staff development, innovation, business, topical issues and many other subjects. Click here to contact Robbin and Associates to discuss your keynote speaking needs.
What is the cost?
The cost will be determined by whether travel costs are involved, the amount of time involved in customizing the work and other factors. There is a discount if you book multiple training sessions over a period of time or combine training and management consultation. See thesection for more information on this service.
What Populations and Subject Areas Does Larry’s Training Cover?
Populations Training and Consulting Topic Areas
Blue Collar Workers
People with Disabilities of all types
Dislocated Workers of all types
In School Youth
People that are Homeless
Immigrants and Refugees
Long Term Unemployed
Mental Health Consumers
People in Reentry
Barriers to Employment
Improving all types of outcomes
Job Seeking Skills
One-Stop Service Delivery
Recruitment of participants
Retention in the program and on the job
Training assessment and program outcomes
INTRODUCTION TO THE TRAINING TOPIC LIST
This is only a partial list of Larry Robbin training workshops. New sessions are being developed all the time. If you do not see what you need, please contact us by because Larry may train on that subject even though it does not appear on this list. These are full day onsite trainings. Some topics are also available in webinar and telephone training formats.
Training topics that are about job seekers are available in all population formats or in specific versions for various populations such as adults and/or youth with disabilities, dislocated workers, at-risk youth, people in reentry, mature workers, veterans, hard-to-employ etc. The workshop you select will be highly customized for your organization, population, local conditions, staff and goals.
PARTIAL LIST OF LARRY ROBBIN TRAINING TOPICS
Are You Talking Like Businesses Think?
How to Get the Private Sector to Use Your Services
Assessing Employability in the Hard-to-Employ
How to Determine What People Need to be Job Ready
Building Bridges to the American Workplace!
Employment Counseling with Immigrants and Refugees
Captain and Coach Approach to Case Management!
A Revolutionary New Way to Help People Case Manage Themselves!
Career Exploration Strategies that Work!
How to Shift People From a Job to a Career Focus
Case Management From a Human Resources Perspective!
Closing the Gaps!
How to Get Case Management and Business Services to Work Together
Consumer Employment Strategies
Helping People with Mental Health Disabilities Get Jobs
Cooperation, Coordination and Collaboration!
How to Make Your Job Center a Seamless System of Services
Customized Employment Strategies for Success!
Digging for Gold!
How to Uncover Hidden Assets to Employment in the Hard-to-Employ
Employment Plans that Actually Lead to Employment!
Foster Youth Can be Working Youth!
From Jails to Jobs!
New Ways to Help People in Reentry get Hired
Homeless Not Helpless!
New Ways to Help People Who are Homeless Get Jobs!
How the Recession has Changed the Employer Hiring Agenda
and What has to Change in Your Work to Get People Hired!
How to Create the Master Strategy for Business Services!
How to Find the Employability in Disability!
How to Get Money, Volunteers and More from Private Sector Businesses!
How to Deliver Outstanding Customer Service with Challenging Customers in High Volume Settings!
How to Get Repeat Hiring From Employers!
How to Hire and Train the New Workforce Development Professional of the Future!
Get the Staff that will Give You Performance Plus in the Next Era of Workforce Development!
I Don’t Want to Work and You Can’t Make Me
How to Help Work Resistant People go From No Work No Way to I Got the Job!
Increasing Employment Motivation in TAY Youth
Is Your Workforce Program the State-of-the-Art?
Compare Your Organization to the Best of the Best!
It Takes a Village of Programs
How to Create a Seamless System of Referral Partners and Support Services for Employment Progress
Job Development and Business Services 101
The Best of the Tricks of the Trade
Job Readiness From the Employer’s Perspective
How to Prepare People to Meet the New Private Sector Hiring Agenda
Keep the Bars Behind You
Job Retention for People in Reentry
Jump Start the Job Search Success of the Long Term Unemployed!
Maintaining Employment Motivation for the Long Haul
How to Keep People Job Hunting in Today’s Long Job Search
Make Internships and Work Experience Lead to Job Offers
Teach People How to be the New Kind of Employee Employers Want to Hire!
Make Training Lead to Training Related Jobs
New Ways to Improve Training Matching, Retention and Outcomes
Make Your Work a Magnet!
How to Recruit and Retain Challenging Populations
Matchmaker Matchmaker Make Me a Match!
How to Refer the Right People for the Right Job so They are Hired
New Ways to Get Employers to Hire People with Disabilities
OJT Marketing Strategies that Appeal to Employers!
Pink Slip to Paycheck!
Better Ways to Close the Gap Between Dislocated Workers and Their Next Job
Rapid Response Strategies that Lead to Reemployment
Reinventing Employment Plans
How to Make Employment, Retention and Advancement Plans that Work!
Rest of the Iceberg!
How to Reveal and Address Hidden Barriers to Employment
Revealing the Employer’s Hidden Hiring Agenda!
Teach People to Interview in Ways that Match the Undercover Hiring Agenda
How to Help Mature Workers Overcome Age Discrimination and Get Hired!
Serve More People in Less Time with Better Results!
Use the Innovative Peer-to-Peer High Capacity Model
Social System as the Client
How to Engage Family, Friends and Others to Support Employment Progress
Soft Skills are Success Skills!
Creative Ways to Teach Them to Your Job Seekers
Success with Supported Work!
The Barrier Buster!
Revolutionary New Ways to Eliminate Barriers to Employment Faster Than Ever!
The Radar Approach to Job Retention!
The Most Powerful Job Loss Prevention System You Can Put in Your Program!
The Springboard to Employment!
Powerful New Ways to Help the Long Term Unemployed get Back to Work!
The Barrier Buster!
Five New and More Effective Ways to Eliminate Barriers to Employment
The Rules of Engagement!
Creating Stronger Relationship Bonds that Overcome Resistance to Progress
Through Disconnected Eyes!
How Disconnected Youth Want You to Recruit, Engage and Retain Them
To Disclose my Disability or Not to Disclose – That is the Question!
Helping People with Disabilities Develop Their Disclosure Strategy
Upward Bound! Better Job, More Pay, More Hours and More!
Teach People How to Advance in the Workplace and World of Work!
Welfare-to-Work and Not Back Again!
Help People get to Self-Sufficiency and Leave the System Behind
Winning Over the Hearts and Minds of At-Risk Youth
Make Your Employment Program Work for Gang Diversion and Intervention
You Can be a Change Agent!
How to Increase Employment Motivation in the Hard-to-Employ
You Can Run Job Clubs that Lead to Jobs!
Facilitator training, new recruitment strategies, creative activities and more!
You are the Glue!
How to Work with Bosses to Improve Job Retention
You Can Win Over the Resistant Business Customer
How to Get Reluctant Employers to Work with Your Program
"I think Larry Robbin is one of the most knowledgeable workforce development trainers in the United Sates. His workshops are among the best that I have ever attended. I look forward to every opportunity to attend his training sessions."
Keith A. Young
Certified Workforce Development Professional
"Larry stands out as unique among consultants. His bi-cultural knowledge of both employers and social service organizations is extremely helpful in bridging the gap between these two very different entities. His trainings are direct, user-friendly and wonderfully illustrative. I've never attended a Larry Robbin workshop that didn't stimulate my services in a new, fresh direction."
Vocational Services Coordinator
Department of Health
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