Second Annual Refugee Employment Workshop – Presentations and Resources

A collection of presentations and resources from Higher’s Second Annual Refugee Employment Workshop, held November 4 – 6, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. We learned a lot in Omaha and hope you’ll find these resources as useful as we do. We will keep adding content, so be sure to check back often to see what’s new. See you next year!

Higher’s Second Annual Refugee Employment Workshop Agenda

Innovations and Opportunities

Refugees are a part of a global conversation about immigration and integration. Learn how employment fits into a national policy framework established by the White House Task Force on New Americans and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA). Explore ways you can take advantage of those trends and build on existing job development innovations in Colorado and Nebraska while planning for an increase in arrivals, including Syrians.

Innovations and Opportunities PowerPoint Presentation

Client Choice: When, Why and How

Integrate client choice into your job readiness activities to boost outcomes and client career success.

Client Choice PowerPoint Presentation

Interactive Innovations in Job Readiness Class

Experience the freshest ways your peers are incorporating video, volunteers and Higher eLearning resources to keep job readiness classes fun, client-centered AND results-oriented.

Interactive Innovations in Job Readiness PowerPoint Presentation

Career Laddering Research: Refugee-Tested Strategies that Work

The Director of an academic research program at a well-respected university shares what finding about long-term economic integration and professional development success for refugees.

Career Laddering Research – Refugee Strategies that Work PowerPoint Presentation

Work Authorization Documentation

Federal employment protections and strategies to help refugees resolve Form I-9 and E-Verify issues.

Work Authorization Documentation PowerPoint Presentation

Employer Panel

Hear insights from a panel of employers who believe in hiring refugees!

Speed Dating: Audience Selected Table Topics

10 Interview Preparation Best Practices

What About Us Resource Sheet for Supervisors

Marshmallow Challenge – Video

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