Event Detail

ACEC Colorado Hosts Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) Office of New Americans (ONA) Series:
New American Employees Best Practices--Strategies for Success

Thursday, April 6, 13 & 20 | 7:30-9 a.m. (Breakfast Provided)
ACEC Colorado Training Room (Denver)
Complimentary (Employees of ACEC Colorado-member Firms)

NOTE: space Limited: Two Seats Per Firm

Join fellow members of ACEC Colorado from 7:30-9 a.m. during three Thursdays in April (6, 13 and 20) for a complimentary, employer training series, "New American Employees Best Practices--Strategies for Success," which is being presented by CDLE ONA and hosted by ACEC Colorado.

This employers’ series will provide strategies for successful collaboration with New American employees. This series of workshops aims to help your firm more effectively recruit, hire and retain employees from the New American workforce in Colorado—many of whom have engineering degrees and were employed in the field prior to leaving their home counties.

The series includes three workshop-style sessions that will be presented by Global Talent Administrator Anthony Cherwinski of Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) Office of New Americans (ONA). Sessions are designed to be interactive and engaging, with a combination of presentations, hands-on activities and Q&As. 

*Each in-person only session is limited to 20 participants per date. Register for the entire series or one or more individually. (NOTE: your firm may send different or the same registrants to each session with a limit of two per date.) To learn more about resources available to employers through CDLE ONA, click here

Session I: Introduction & Recruiting | Thursday, April 6 | 7:30-9 a.m.
This session will offer an introduction to refugees, humanitarian parolees and immigrants (New Americans) in Colorado and the impacts they have on our workforce. It will also include a high-level explanation about the importance of integrating cultural competence into any organization's journey through expanding the reach of hiring pools. Lastly, the presentation will touch on recruiting New Americans and participants will learn important strategies to consider and potential points of outreach that can open doors to the New American hiring pool. 

Session II: Interviewing & Onboarding | Thursday, April 13 | 7:30-9 a.m.
With a reminder to operate with cultural awareness, this session will briefly review normative interviewing and onboarding practices and will identify barriers that a New American may be faced with when they participate in this process. While recognizing these barriers is a great first step, participants will learn different tips and suggestions that companies have integrated into their interviewing and onboarding to support New Americans with workforce integration into a company and onto a team. 

Session III: Managing & Upskilling | Thursday, April 20 | 7:30-9 a.m.
High-level leadership or upper management may be excited about tapping into a new pool of talented individuals to bring onto their teams. But, what happens after New Americans are hired? This session will identify barriers and workplace norms that may present challenges for New Americans as they continue to integrate into an organization and onto a team. Participants will learn about the value of upskilling New American team members and some barriers faced by these employees when it comes to upskilling. Lastly, the session will touch on potential blind spots that employers may be missing. 

About Presenter

Anthony Cherwinski
Global Talent Administrator (CDLE ONA) 

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