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Powered by PWDA, [email protected] inspires leaders to connect through a series of conversations, to collaborate, to strategize, to build capacity, and to identify innovative solutions that lifts up Pennsylvania workers, employers, and communities.  

Our services are tailored to meet the professional development and capacity building for workforce development organizations, individual professionals, and to link PWDA members with the knowledge, skills, resources, and partners you need to successfully serve customers. PWDA provides multiple pathways to do this, including: 


Learning Labs

Learning labs are tailored to serve the technical and best practice needs of workforce development professionals and program operators across Pennsylvania.   

FEE: $475 for all four dates (October 25, November 22, December 13, January 10)
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Fee: $200 for members; $250 for non-members
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 2021 Learning Series
Quarterly series of webinars on the intersection of workforce development with the social determinants of health, including hunger, childcare, health care, transportation, mental health, the pandemic, and more. Putting context to workforce development and parallel systems or issues, the learning series will feature a panel of experts, discussing current trends, policy priorities, and innovative practices that attendees can incorporate into their local strategy and network.  Attendees will be able to engage in questions and answers with the panelists. 


Staff Forums
Intended to bring together workforce development and partner staff from across the Commonwealth for open dialogue and peer networking. PWDA kicks-off the staff forum series to gather new/entry-level staff in PWDA member and industry organizations - learn more about workforce development across PA, PWDA resources, and get your questions, inquiries answered!  

TBD: New Staff(FREE for PWDA members) 
The New Staff Forum supports Peer:Peer discussion for new and entry-level staff in Pennsylvania's workforce development system, partner organizations, and other professionals supporting Pennsylvanians in their career paths and  assisting employers to tap into the skilled talent they need. 



Annual Conference
Acclaimed for its informative and engaging speakers across more than 60 workshops and keynotes, this yearly event supports staff at all levels from front-line to executive decision-makers, as well as planners, policy-makers, and administrators. The multi-day Conference offers opportunities to promote and learn promising practices, understand current and anticipated trends, hear about new service designs and tools, network with other professionals and more! 

COMING IN 2022: PWDA's 38th Annual Conference
May 4-6, 2022 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA


The Symposium
Supporting discussions around Policy, Peers, and Practice, the Symposium brings professionals from across workforce development, education, training to discuss, network, and learn about topics impacting Workforce Development and offers attendees the ability to influence their strategies, program designs, and capacity building needs. 

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2021 Workforce Development Symposium!
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September 19-21, 2022
The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, State College, PA


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