Consulting and Workforce Professional Development Services

The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council is committed to a strong national workforce system and enhancing professional development for workforce boards and staff nationwide. Many of our programs and strategies are nationally recognized as cutting edge in the workforce industry, and we have had significant interest from local workforce development boards and program operators to host tours, consult via conference calls, provide technical assistance, and share materials. We assist boards when they are in need of new ideas or feel stuck in a box of federal policy and guidelines. We offer generous no- and low-cost services to help re-imagine local workforce services. If you are interested in more in-depth learning, we are happy to create a custom package based on your needs and budget.

Consulting Topics Include:

  • Customer-centered program design

  • Integrated Service Delivery for the comprehensive one-stop center

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Policy

  • Fiscal management

  • Business engagement strategies

  • Braiding and blending funding to serve more customers

  • Leveraging community partnerships

  • Trauma-informed program design for youth services

  • Integrating WIOA youth program elements in your Out-of-School-Youth program

  • Branding your youth program

  • Recruitment and retention strategies for your youth program

  • Integrating dropout re-engagement into your WIOA youth program

  • Comprehensive staff professional development that yields results

No-Cost Offerings: 

  • 30-minute conference call with your team

  • 1-hour site tour of WorkSource Spokane and/or Next Generation Zone

  • Informational materials and program one-pagers

Expanded Consulting:

For more in-depth consluitng, we charge $1,200 per day or $150 per hour. Custom packages package may include:

  • Site tours

  • Meeting with program leadership and staff

  • Learning sessions with SAWDC executive staff

  • Flexible scheduling up to two full days of consulting

  • All packages include informational materials and take-home templates to help you get started

​For More Information, contact Jessica Clayton, Program and Development Director, at


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