Cohort-Based Learning: The Solution to Modern Professional Development Needs

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When learning in groups, people tend to have a better understanding of the concepts being taught, versus when they are learning alone. There is strong scientific evidence backing the benefits of having students learn and work in groups, which is likely why cohort-based learning is winning in modern adult education and professional development programs. What’s more, when it comes to asking for help in the workplace, about 55% of employees would rather turn to their peers first, and their managers second. While most managers are happily willing to offer solutions, there is a certain ease in peer-to-peer learning. Continue reading Cohort-Based Learning: The Solution to Modern Professional Development Needs

The Leadership Ascent

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Frontline Leadership Training Works!

Leadership Basecamp is a first-level training series for brand new supervisors and leaders to assist them in their transition into leadership and develop bedrock skills that will serve
them throughout their career and life. This program serves as the foundational tier of workforce leadership programs and an excellent starting point. Continue reading The Leadership Ascent

Webinar: Pivot Strategies for the Great Resignation: A Panel Discussion with Local Business Leaders

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Our business partners are the real heroes in today’s workforce success stories.  As most businesses will tell you, workforce shortages are present across industries and unless companies take action to close skills gaps, recruiting and hiring efforts might remain frustrating. Continue reading Webinar: Pivot Strategies for the Great Resignation: A Panel Discussion with Local Business Leaders

Regional Workforce Information Summit

LFCC (Becoming Laurel Ridge) is undergoing a transformation to become a more comprehensive resource to our current and prospective students. In an effort to expand the regional workforce program knowledge of key partners in the community, we are expanding our efforts to share relevant and timely updates in workforce programs, both credit and noncredit, offered through the college.

Twice a year at both the Middletown Campus and Fauquier Campus, we will convene community partners to hold the Regional Workforce Information Summit (RWIS), informative sessions on the programs available to support the clients they encounter wishing to pursue short-term career training programs to enter the workforce.

In advance of the bi-annual summit, we will conduct participant meeting surveys to solicit input and feedback on the timely and dynamic topics our community partners want to learn more about as it pertains to workforce opportunities. We will also develop a list of FAQs in advance of the event, to make this meeting as informative and efficient as possible for the investment of your time. We are excited to meet together and share this important information for the future success of your clients and our students!

Additional details and information will be pushed to this event page and by email to pre-registered attendees. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged.

Upcoming Event Dates

Interested in attending an upcoming RWIS event? All events take place 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
Click on the date you would like to attend to RSVP.

Tue, May 24, 2022: LFCC Middletown Campus

Wed, June 1, 2022: LFCC Fauquier Campus

Wed, November 9, 2022:  LFCC Middletown Campus

Tue, November 15, 2022: LFCC Fauquier Campus

Global Manufacturer Leadership Training Case Study

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In 2020, we were faced with unprecedented times in the wake of the pandemic. Local businesses had to make tough decisions regarding their workforce, with some forced to shut their doors either temporarily or permanently, due to falling demand. Other businesses had to move their operations online because employees were freshly working from home, but a small number of businesses faced completely different obstacles. Continue reading Global Manufacturer Leadership Training Case Study

The Skills Your Organization’s Workforce Needs for 2022 and Beyond

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Employee Development Trends for 2022

This is original content from Media Partners.

HR leaders who responded to a recent poll by Gartner say that building critical skills and competencies in their workforces will be their top priority for 2022. Continue reading The Skills Your Organization’s Workforce Needs for 2022 and Beyond

Fact Check: The Cost of Poor Leadership

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Poor leadership can cost companies thousands to millions of dollars per year, depending on the size of the organization. Collectively in the United States alone, businesses are losing trillions of dollars per year as a result of voluntary turnover and inability to hire qualified talent due to poor brand reputation. Continue reading Fact Check: The Cost of Poor Leadership