NAWB Workforce Executive Boot Camp 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024
to Friday, January 17, 2025
March 2024: Washington, DC | July 2024: NC | Jan. 2025: Washington, DC
* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 11:59 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 11:59 PM (EST)
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Category: Conferences

In collaboration with the California Workforce Association (CWA), the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) proudly presents the 2024 Executive Boot Camp. This program is designed for professionals in the workforce development sector and offers a rich blend of personal, organizational, and leadership development, coupled with insights into the broader workforce ecosystem.

Program Fee: $2,150 per participant

Duration: March 2024 - January 2025

Format: A combination of in-person and virtual sessions structured around four core training modules, supplemented by a practical Workforce Board Simulation.

Training modules:

  • Personal Development and Leadership: This module will focus on enhancing individual leadership qualities, understanding workforce development trends, and mastering change management.
  • Organizational Leadership: Participants will gain insight into effective workforce board management, including fiscal and grant management, data analytics, and team building.
  • Systemic Leadership: Participants will explore strategic partnerships, gain insight into managing political dynamics, and discover new ways to integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) into their leadership practices.
  • Workforce Board Simulation session: Offers practical application and hands-on experience in real-world workforce development scenarios.
  • Capstone Project: A significant component of the program, participants will develop their own project to present to the NAWB Board of Directors and staff.

Key Benefits:

  • Develop leadership skills tailored to the unique challenges of workforce development.
  • Engage in a mixture of interactive workshops, strategic discussions, and practical simulations with other workforce development leaders.
  • Connect with industry leaders and peers.

NAWB's 2024 Executive Boot Camp is not just about acquiring skills; it's an opportunity to be part of a network of professionals dedicated to making meaningful and significant changes in workforce development.


March 22
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Session 1: Personal Development (Who Are You as a Leader?)
The Madison Hotel, Washington, DC (The Forum 2024 pre-conference event) Immerse yourself in a day of networking, leadership insights, and an introduction to the future of workforce development. Key activities include: Gallup StrengthsFinder Change Management and advocacy discussions led by experts in the field. Special Features: Capstone Project overview and a networking lunch.
May 1
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Session 2: WIOA Infrastructure (You as the Leader of an Organization)
Date: May 2024 [4-hour virtual session] Dive into the goals of workforce development, the role of workforce boards, and essential skills like fiscal management and data analytics. This 4-hour virtual session is packed with insights into holding effective board meetings and building strong teams.
July 18
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 3: Workforce Ecosystem (You as a Leader in a System)
Held in North Carolina in conjunction with NAWB's summer board meeting. Exact locations and times TBA (1.5 day event). Engage in discussions about cross-system work, negotiation skills, managing politics, and embracing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. This session will include field trips to local workforce areas and a unique opportunity for a discussion with the NAWB Board.
October 1
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Session 4: Workforce Board Simulation
Fall 2024 (2-hour virtual session) Experience real-world scenarios in workforce development through a hands-on simulation. Engage in case management, advocacy, strategic decision-making, and program development.
January 15
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 5: Review, Wrap up, and Capstone Project Presentations
Held in Washington, DC, in conjunction with NAWB's Winter board meeting - Exact location, and times TBA (1.5 day event). Present your learnings and outcomes from the workforce simulation. Participate in discussions on federal and state workforce initiatives, and share your challenges and successes. The session concludes with capstone presentations and field trips for hands-on learning.
* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 11:59 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 11:59 PM (EST)
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Tiffany Nicholson

Tiffany Nicholson

Director of Membership, National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)

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