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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

Job 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.

Beyond 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.

Beyond 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."


Topics Covered

  • The need for "entrepreneurial" job development.

  • 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 employers.

  • 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 "Employment
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  info@diversityworld.com.


Participant Comments

"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."

"My co-worker and I recently attended Beyond Traditional Job 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."

"I 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 priceless.
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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