Working Bridges Concepts Training Opportunity

Are you looking for ways to keep your employees working for you? Is it sometimes difficult for your employees to get to work on time or at all due to car issues or other transportation problems? Do your employees need more or better child care?

A flat tire before the work day starts. Running out of diapers or snacks to bring to the daycare center before payday on Friday. Having a babysitter call and cancel. Needing new snow tires before being able to make the often treacherous drive to work. 

The Green Mountain United Way is working hard throughout Vermont to improve business AND job stability for both employer and employee, by bringing innovative practices that utilize the workplace as a platform for human services. 

We are offering two virtual opportunities for this training for our established sites in our Working Bridges program. The Working Bridges program is designed to improve job retention, productivity, and advancement by supporting employees with already available community resources. Using the workplace as a platform for services and support, Working Bridges helps working Vermonters achieve stability and thrive while also supporting human resource departments and reducing employee turnover. Those interested in learning more about this are welcome to join in and learn.

Description:

United Way’s Working Bridges is an innovative program designed to improve job retention, productivity, and advancement by supporting employees with available community resources. Using the workplace as a platform for services and support, Working Bridges helps working Vermonters achieve stability and thrive while supporting human resource departments and reducing employee turnover.

When individuals experience scarcity of essential life resources, over time or in the short-term, it is hard to maintain stability, at work and in life. This training is designed for employers who wish to better support staff across economic diversity and resource stability. Many of the concepts can help participants examine how processes, systems, and supports are either disrupting poverty or exacerbating resource instability. Register now and join us to:

  • Develop familiarity with Working Bridges, specifically Resource Coordination as well as community-based information & referral resources such as Vermont 2-1-1.
  • Define poverty, tyranny of the moment, scarcity, bandwidth tax, slack, tunneling, & abundance.
  • Learn about how mental models and hidden rules can interrupt or facilitate dialogue and trusted relationships at work and in community.
  • Discuss essential resource categories, issues of equity, and how scarcity of resources plays out at work and in community.
  • Experience and learn about the impact of scarcity through the virtual activity, Strain.

October 26: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

November 2: 10:00am – 11:30am

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