Work Intervention Network Workshop

Work Intervention Network (WIN)

The WIN Initiative offers job search and career planning workshops with an emphasis on building participants’ social- and self-awareness of factors influencing employment and job growth.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Self-Awareness, Critical Thinking, Participation, Resilience, Persistence, Stress Management, Goal Setting

WIN Workshop Training Manual

  • Used with WIN facilitator training materials
  • Six 75- to 90-minute workshop modules: Deepening and Sustaining Connections; Fostering Resilience and Reducing Self-Blame; Building Emotional Resilience and Self-Care (two sessions); and Planning, Exploring, and Engaging in the Job Search (two sessions)
  • Each module includes the module goal, participant outcomes, facilitator goals, activities, and a wrap-up with next steps
  • Project background information, tips for workshop facilitators, and appendices with best practice strategies for the job search process, meditation and mindfulness, and mental health resources for self-care

Key Takeaways

  • Workforce development professionals can use this workshop series with job seekers, especially those who are long-term unemployed.
  • One of the goals of this workshop is to help participants build self-awareness, resilience, stress management skills, and other personal and workplace success skills in a supportive community to build emotional resilience.
  • The WIN workshop can be delivered alongside an existing workshop or as an independent workshop.
  • This training is licensed under a creative Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative 4.0 International License, so users may make minor changes as desired.
  • To access the workshop materials, interested parties fill out the WIN Initiative Google Form. WIN Initiative strongly suggests that users register for a WIN Workshop Facilitator Training before offering their first training.
  • The job search modules utilize Holland’s personality taxonomy and O*NET Interest Profiler to help participants plan for rewarding future work.

The Work Intervention Network (WIN) Initiative was formed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to address the challenges of a related unemployment crisis by a team of psychologists, sociologists, researchers, and career practitioners. They designed the WIN workshops to be used in tandem with currently available employment and career transition services or as a stand alone training. The evidence-based training uses a number of theoretical models showing that support and connection to others mitigates common issues and challenges often experienced by those in job or career transition. The WIN team provides research and development, as well as training, to practitioners working with people facing job loss and dislocation.

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