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WORKSHOP E-4 SHAPING A NEW FUTURE FOR OUR PROGRAMS. Today’s Topics: Our Workforce Who’s working for you? Who’s out there? The public, private sector picture A new look for the future The new workforce project. Graying of the American Workforce.

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Workshop e 4 shaping a new future for our programs

WORKSHOP E-4

SHAPING A

NEW FUTURE

FOR OUR PROGRAMS

Arras, Inc. CWLA CONFERENCE June 2002


Workshop e 4 shaping a new future for our programs

Today’s Topics:

Our Workforce

  • Who’s working for you?

  • Who’s out there?

  • The public, private sector picture

  • A new look for the future

  • The new workforce project

Arras, Inc. CWLA CONFERENCE June 2002


Graying of the american workforce

Graying of the American Workforce

  • Too few people to replace the “boomer” generation of 76+ million

  • More people leaving the workforce earlier

  • More people unwilling to work ever-longer hours for large organizations

Arras, Inc. CWLA CONFERENCE June 2002


Boomer general characteristics

“Boomer” General Characteristics

As a cohort compared to previous generations, they are generally:

  • Living longer and healthier lives

  • Greater affluence with more options for work, learning and leisure

  • Better educated and more knowledgeable

  • Higher expectations

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Traditional retirement

“Traditional” Retirement

Childhood Adulthood Late Adult

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Third half of life a new definition of aging

Third Half of Life: A New Definition of Aging

“As life expectancies have steadily grown over the past century, these individuals now can expect to live an additional 30 years, years that are added to the middle of one’s life, not to the end.”

from Jack and Phoebe Ballard, Turning Points: Create Your Path Through Uncertainty and Change (2002)and Beating the Age Game: Redefining Retirement (1994).

Arras, Inc. CWLA CONFERENCE June 2002


New trends in the boomers third age

New Trends in the Boomers’ “Third Age”

Motivated to:

  • Use their knowledge, skills, assets productively

  • Have better balance between work, learning and leisure

  • Find meaning and passion-give back (Returnment™)

Childhood Adulthood Late Adult

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Six key values of boomers

Six Key Values of Boomers

  • A sense of belonging

  • Giving something back

  • Taking risks

  • Entitlement

  • Expectations of a good life

  • Experimentation

    from James Gambone, ReFirement: A Boomer’s Guide to Life After 50 (2000)

Arras, Inc. CWLA CONFERENCE June 2002


Boomers giving back aarp roper asw survey 2001

Boomers Giving BackAARP/ RoperASW Survey (2001)*

  • 6 in 10 wished they had a more socially meaningful life

    “Financially stable and having reached a comfortable level of well-being, we realize we have a responsibility that goes beyond our own life and our own family, and we seek meaning by helping other people.”

  • 8 in 10 wished they could do good deeds for other people

    “This is how we felt when we were younger, and we haven’t lost our commitment to social responsibility.”

    *National telephone survey of 2118 Americans aged 18+, and an additional 1071 Americans post September 11.Boomers here means “leading edge” boomers aged 45-54.

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Returnment

Returnment™

Returnment (ri tėrn΄ mәnt), n.1 the act of giving back or returning in some small way what the world has given you 2 as an alternative to retirement.

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Work as service

Work As Service

“The purpose of life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others. Only then have we ourselves become true human beings.”

Albert Schweitzer

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Meaning and purpose

Meaning and Purpose

“Having a meaning and purpose in our lives is our number one need. If we don’t have any sense of meaning, if we can’t point to any purpose beyond our narrowly defined self-interest, all the power and prestige in the world will still leave us hollow and incomplete.”

Ralph Ahlberg

Arras, Inc. CWLA CONFERENCE June 2002


Workforce comparisons

Workforce Comparisons

  • Private Sector

  • Public Sector

  • Non-Profit Sector

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Private sector

Private Sector

  • Pros

    • Fast moving

    • Higher salaries

    • Career advancement

    • Good training

    • Flexibility

  • Cons

    • Social conscious

    • Stability

    • Location

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Public sector

Public Sector

  • Pros

    • Benefits

    • Stability

  • Cons

    • Slow moving

    • Bureaucratic

    • Non Creative

  • Neutral

    • Salary

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Non profit sector

Non Profit Sector

  • Pros

    • Personal fulfillment

    • Numerous Opportunities

  • Cons

    • Salaries

    • Promotional opportunities

    • Training/Development

    • Certification requirements

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Workshop e 4 shaping a new future for our programs

The

Using

Partnership

to Create

Options

Model

Arras, Inc. CWLA CONFERENCE June 2002


Step 1 choosing your partners

Step 1: Choosing Your Partners

  • Trust Building

  • Establish Your Goals

  • Establish Your Values

  • There are Four Primary Components to the New

Step 2: Laying the Groundwork

  • Formalize the “Partnership Team”

  • Meet with Important Players

  • Establish Formal Agreements

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Step 3 starting out

Step 3: Starting Out

  • Mutual Investment

  • Parallel Systems

  • New Systems

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Workshop e 4 shaping a new future for our programs

Janus Youth Programs

Sec. 501(c)(3)

Dennis Morrow,

Executive Director

Morrison Center

Child & Family Services

Sec. 501(c)(3)

Jay C. Bloom, President/CEO

17 million

operating budget

9 million

operating budget

Arras

Sec. 509(c)(3)

Sec. 509(c)(3) Supp. Org

Service Organization

Performs HR & Financial

functions for two member

organizations & selected others

Barb Hutsell, Executive Director

1.9 million

operating budget

Children’s Land Trust

Sec. 501(c)(3)

Dennis Morrow,

Executive Director

Purpose is to develop land & property for children’s services

Youth Employment

Institute

Children’s Campus

at Edgefield

Counterpoint Day & Residential Svcs.

Eastwind Community & Family Ctr.

Edgefield Children’s Services

MESD’s Arata Creek School

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Workshop e 4 shaping a new future for our programs

Step 6:

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Step 4 the challenges

Step 4: The Challenges

  • You Want To Do What?

  • What’s A MEWA Anyway?

  • You Took Away My Vision Benefit!!!

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Step 5 the rewards

Step 5: The Rewards

  • Decreased Administrative Overhead

  • Increased Opportunity for Staff Development

  • Increased Overall Employee Benefit Package

  • Improved Contracting Success

  • Expanded Community Opportunity

  • New Partners

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Step 6 the ongoing work

Step 6: The Ongoing Work

  • Value Added

  • Maintaining the Relationships

  • Bracing for Ongoing Change

  • Charting the Future

Arras, Inc. CWLA CONFERENCE June 2002


The eight i s of successful partnerships

The Eight I’s of Successful Partnerships

  • Individual Excellence: Partners are strong in their own right.

  • Interdependence: Partners have complementary assets and skills.

  • Importance: The relationship fits major strategic objectives of the partners, so they care about making it work.

  • Investments: Partners invest in each other.

  • Information: Partners share information required to make the relationship work.

  • Institutionalization: The relationship is give an formal status.

  • Integration: Partners develop linkages and shared ways of operating.

  • Integrity: Partners behave toward each other in honorable ways that justify and enhance mutual trust.

    Rosabeth Kanter

    ‘Collaborative Advantage”

    Harvard Business Review 1994

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Arras new workforce initiative

Arras New Workforce Initiative

  • Workforce Initiative

    • Workforce Recruitment

    • Workplace Redesign

    • Lifework Learning Center

    • Model Evaluation and Replication

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Workplace redesign

Workplace Redesign

  • New models of employment that support the changing workforce, such as flex-time, part-time shifts, job-sharing, and project and time-limited /seasonal work

  • Flexible compensation and benefit offerings to meet the needs of a diverse workforce with possible different needs

  • Training programs, i.e. orientation, supervisory and management skills, diversity awareness, that prepares the current organizational culture to welcome and effectively integrate the new workforce

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Workplace redesign cont

Workplace Redesign(cont.)

  • Legislative and regulatory changes that permit the use of non-credentialed/non-licensed workers under appropriate supervision.

  • Alternative treatment protocols such as intergenerational treatment or specialized treatment models based on diversity of clients and staff.

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Workforce recruitment

Workforce Recruitment

  • Comprehensive, outreach innovative recruitment strategies designed to attract the experienced worker/volunteer.

    • Comprehensive advertising, recruitment, communication programs that reaches target workforce and educates them about flexible and meaningful employment/volunteer opportunities in the non-profit human services sector.

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Workforce recruitment cont

Workforce Recruitment(cont.)

  • Linkages with area corporations, employee groups, retirement associations, civic clubs, and volunteer organizations to market employment and volunteer opportunities to target workforce.

  • New media technology to screen, assess, and match interested employees with employment and volunteer opportunities

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Lifework learning center

Lifework Learning Center

  • A comprehensive training and education center that builds organizational employee competency and capacity through skill-building courses in traditional classroom settings and through distance learning channels.

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Lifework learning center cont

Lifework Learning Center(cont.)

  • Training programs assure that workers, incumbent and new, older and young, inexperienced and experienced, continue to add value to the organization, and build an ethic of lifelong learning into the organizations.

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Lifework learning center strategies

Lifework Learning CenterStrategies

  • Linkages with local community colleges to establish credited coursework and degree. tracks as well as distance learning channels.

  • Eight week new employee training (internship) program.

  • Training/professional development courses for supervisors to assure high quality supervision/coaching of staff.

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Lifeworks learning center strategies cont

Lifeworks Learning CenterStrategies (cont.)

  • On-going training in the core competencies needed in the delivery of service to children, youth and families using national standards and best practices models (North American Certification Projects).

  • Team-building strategies including mentors and support groups for the new workforce.

  • Leadership development training programs to develop future organizational leaders.

  • Expanded use of distance learning technology.

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Model evaluation and replication

Model Evaluation and Replication

  • Track impact of model and disseminate results.

    • Advisory Council of target workforce from the community to stimulate creativity and inclusiveness throughout the project; evaluate project impact.

    • Track impact using the following indicators:

      • Rate of turnover

      • Employee satisfaction

      • Average length of employment/service

      • Length of vacancies

      • Diversity of employees

      • Rate of employment of Lifework Learning Center

Arras, Inc. CWLA CONFERENCE June 2002


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