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Great Resignation and Human Services: Combating Workforce Shortages in Public and Nonprofit Agencies

January 31 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Free

As the U.S. grapples with the “Great Resignation,” both public human service agencies and nonprofit community-based organizations are experiencing significant difficulties in retaining staff and filling vacancies. Organizations are reporting vacancies as high as 30% or more. The reasons are complex, such as salary competition from other sectors, burnout in high-stress jobs, opportunities for more flexible work arrangements in other markets, and limitations in government hiring and contracting practices. While these workforce issues have long been a challenge, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and emerging economic challenges have made it clear that public and nonprofit human services agencies must rapidly adapt and innovate to build a modern workforce positioned to meet the demands of the future.

Join this webinar hosted by Social Current and the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) to hear from public and nonprofit human services leaders about the collective workforce challenges, as well as promising approaches that, through partnerships, build organizational capacity to achieve our shared mission of supporting the well-being of people and communities.

Takeaways

  • The impact of workforce shortages on public human services agencies and nonprofit community-based organizations
  • Practice and policy solutions to address workforce challenges
  • Examples of community and state policy changes and initiatives

Who Should Participate

  • Executives
  • Human resources leaders
  • Directors and managers

Presenters

Alex Figueroa

Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
American Public Human Services Association

Tina Wright-Ervin

Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
American Public Human Services Association

Justin Brown

Cabinet Secretary for Human Services and Director
Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Ilana Levinson

Ilana Levinson

Senior Director of Government Relations
Social Current

Robin Chapolini

Deputy Commissioner of Policy Development and System Enhancement
Philadelphia Department of Human Services

Lydia Bell

Chief Strategy Officer
Home of the Innocents

Edgar Ramirez

President and CEO
Chicago Commons