Workshops & Career Development
Currently our job readiness workshops are offered via the GoToMeeting virtual platform and on-site in the Workforce Resource Center. When registering, be sure to take note of which type of workshop you will be attending. The workshop title will indicate "VIRTUAL" or "ON-SITE". You can view the full schedule and register online.
The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center offers on-demand, online trainings on a variety of job readiness topics. Click on any of the topic links below to view at your convenience.
- Changing Careers (PDF)
- Coping with Unemployment (PDF)
- How to join a GoToMeeting - Watch this video & tutorial.
- How to join a Zoom meeting - Watch this video & tutorial.
- LinkedIn Learning
- So You Think You Can Interview? (PDF)
- Successful Phone Interviewing (PDF)
- Surviving and Thriving (PDF)
- Surviving a Virtual Interview (PDF)
Duties/Expectations: Seeking qualified instructors to facilitate online or in-person courses in job readiness skills, job keeping skills or novice mouse and keyboard skills for customers of the WRC. The purpose should always be to build/develop skills for the participants to enhance their employability. The topic(s) and learning objectives will be pre-determined by the Training Coordinator and the Facilitator. Workshops are conducted virtually, using the county’s designated and supported video/web conference platform as well as on-site at the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center.
The Facilitator would be expected to create an informational workshop pertaining to the current workforce and needs of the unemployed or underemployed. Courses typically are one to two hours in duration and can take place during the day on weekdays, an evening or a Saturday. Additionally, the Facilitator will develop activities for the workshop and handouts that can be emailed to participants with the meeting link one day prior to the workshop.
Qualifications and Requirements: Facilitators must have 12 months or more of presentation skills and experience with adult learners within a certain relevant subject matter. Instructional design experience is preferred. Attention to detail and reliability are a must. Should be comfortable with online platforms and have knowledge of their features; be able to troubleshoot online when necessary. Facilitators must utilize a desktop or laptop device to deliver the workshop that also is connected to high-speed internet. Instruction needs to occur within a distraction free environment and with a professional or neutral backdrop. Reliability, timeliness, great interpersonal skills, patience, and a sense of humor are always key.
Time Commitment: Minimum workshop offering of once per month for three months. During this initial three-month trial period, the Training Coordinator will offer ongoing feedback to include customer evaluation/survey comments.
Training/Support: The Training Coordinator will assist you with setting measurable learning goals, coordinating dates and times, building a workshop description, and managing the workshop registration and confirmation with participants. The online platform links and workshop materials and handouts will be distributed by the Training Coordinator. The Training Coordinator will conduct a practice session with the Facilitator who will receive direct support during this practice session as well as the first live session.
Benefits: While volunteers receive no pay, other benefits include the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of others and their career goals. Plus, the experience can be a ‘resume-booster’ for the volunteer.
Complete this form to be considered for a volunteer workshop facilitator.