SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
Beyond Traditional Job Development
Strategies and Tools to Empower
Those Charged with Helping Others to Find Work
"Today, the challenges and
opportunities of the job developer
are greater than ever, and the need for our services is felt
more acutely by those we serve. Never has there been
a greater need for job developers to take an intelligent,
business-minded, proactive and revolutionary approach to
creating employment opportunities in our local communities"
- Denise Bissonnette
Developers are entrusted with the awesome responsibility of bridging the
gap between unemployed job seekers and the work available in their
communities - yet they are frequently provided with few tools and little
guidance for achieving their goals.
( See Denise's "Tribute"
to job Developers.)
Recognizing that effective job development is perhaps
more an art than a science, this dynamic seminar is a goldmine of proven
tips, tools and strategies.
Thousands of job developers, throughout
North America, attribute their success to the concepts and tools that they
have acquired from Denise's inspirational seminar.
Traditional Job Development
offers a practical, innovative and proactive
approach to job development that challenges the job developer to look
beyond traditional methods for achieving placement results. This
highly-acclaimed program is delivered with numerous real-life examples.
Traditional Job Development is as inspiring and mind-opening as
it is relevant and timely to the needs of todayís employment professional.
From seasoned professionals to newly-hired employment
professionals, participants will leave fully-prepared to practice the
Nicaraguan saying, "Do not go where the road leads. Rather, follow your
own path and leave a trail."
The need for "entrepreneurial" job
Powerful new job development paradigms.
Creating new work opportunities through
the employment proposal.
Capitalizing on the opportunities of
emerging business and social trends.
Developing effective partnerships with
Telephone techniques for getting through
receptionists and effective cold calling.
Provocative questions for carrying out an
in-depth employer assessment.
Eighteen tips to make a first-class
marketing presentation to employers.
Resolving employer concerns about hiring
people with employment barriers.
A printed or photocopied Workbook will be available to participants.
Copies of the Text
Beyond Traditional Job Development
are recommended for the one-day seminar and required for the two-day
seminar. (For training events, copies are available at a reduced price.)
Who Should Attend
This seminar is of critical
importance for people who are charged with the responsibility of helping
others (particularly those with employment barriers) to find work.
Variously employed as "Job Developers", "Employment Specialists", or
Counselors", "Work Experience Coordinators", "Career Counselors",
"Job Search Trainers", etc., such individuals are continually empowered by the tools and
concepts imbedded in this inspiring training program.
More Information On This Seminar...
Interested in having Denise conduct a
Beyond Traditional Job Development seminar as
in-service training for your staff? Or as a hosted event for your
community? Please contact us for details at
"I attended a training you
gave last year and it was the best training I ever had. That training
and your book changed my professional life. Iím experiencing a
tremendous amount of success Ė Iím being asked to train other job
developers now. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I appreciate
everything and I will make sure I pay it forward."
"I am so glad that I
was able to attend your seminar and I have since been carrying your book
around like a BIBLE! It has made all the difference in my life
professionally and personally."
"Denise has opened my
eyes to the beauty of the profession."
"I can do my job with more dignity. I'll
no longer be looking for employers to do me a favor; but I'll be looking
for ways to add value to their companies where there is an unmet need."
co-worker and I recently attended Beyond
Development with Denise Bissonnette. We have
both been inspired and re-energized, and truly, our approach to Job
Development will never be the same again."
"I have had extensive workshops/training
sessions during my career and have never given an 'excellent' rating to
any of them, because I didn't think one existed. Denise Bissonnette
changed that with her workshop on 'Beyond Traditional Job Development'.
She knows how to keep the audience involved and her poetry kept us
motivated and wanting more."
recently participated in Beyond Traditional Job Development and absolutely
loved it. All of Denise's seminars are
spectacular due to her passion and dedication to serving the needs
of people with disabilities and special needs.
Recently, one of my client's wrote a proposal as obtained two jobs
that he developed through Denise's method."
"Denise is an eloquent trainer who has
elevated our field from a 'job' to a 'profession'."
"This book is a feast of fresh ideas! I
shared some of them with a fellow job developer who now reports that
everyone in his company thinks he has 'magic'. This revolutionary book
gives us new ways to achieve our placement goals."
"Denise's philosophy and approaches
cross the borders - they work extremely well in Canada. She shows there
are no limitations, only possibilities and opportunities."
"This book rekindles initiative,
stimulates creative thinking and redefines the role of the job developer
from reactive to proactive."
"Denise does not simply dust off and
present the old standbys in employment training, she moves beyond them to
an entirely new approach to job development."
"A refreshing and positive way to
approach the business sector. This has been very motivating and exciting!"
- Employment Specialist, Department of Employment and Social Services
"You made our daily work so much better!
It is all great, wonderful, useable material."
- Employment & Training Specialist, Private Industry Council
"This is the 1st seminar in my 25
year professional career
that I did not fall asleep in...I was sitting on the edge
of my chair the entire two days!"
- Job Placement Coordinator, Department of Rehabilitation
"Professionally, this seminar was
I have learned new methods for developing jobs.
I will be more effective in dealing with employers."
- Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
This is the best training I've had
in the last 11 years that I have been working for Rehab! I feel up-to-date
with new approaches and techniques for my clients."
- Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
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