WHO? The 12-lesson Learning to Work It Out (completely revised 2015) program is specifically designed to help individuals with significant barriers to employment (such as poverty, dependency, addiction, mental and physical illness) prepare for self-sufficiency and work. This program is intended to supplement a more comprehensive program to assist with re-integration into society.
WHY? The recent recession and an unfortunate series of changes in social programming have left millions of individuals struggling desperately for self-sufficiency. Many are overwhelmed by their problems, which take a toll on self-esteem and often create self-defeating patterns of behavior. Gainful employment can be the ticket out of poverty for this generation and the next, but the world of work can seem like an unfriendly place to those who do not know its unspoken rules.
WHAT? Through structured group activities, supportive role playing, and dramatic stories with realistic characters, Learning to Work It Out participants come to develop the insights and skills necessary to successfully adjust to the interpersonal demands and social expectations of the workplace.
"Learning to Work It Out" (2015) targets individuals with multiple barriers to employment, especially those struggling with low self-esteem. This program helps participants recognize patterns of self-defeating thinking which keep them from finding success, while preparing them with interpersonal skills needed to deal with problems during the initial job search and adjustment phases.
Module 2: From Home to Work Lesson 4 Personal Beliefs Lesson 5 Unspoken Rules of Work Module 3: Emotional Work Situations Lesson 6 Stop & Think Lesson 7 Expressing Concerns Lesson 8 Dealing with Criticism Module 4: Problem Solving at Work Lesson 9 Identifying Problem & Goal Lesson 10 Gaining Information and Insight Lesson 11 Considering Choices & Consequences Lesson 12 Closing
TestimonialsLearning to Work It Out “The workshop was absolutely wonderful. I don’t normally enjoy group activities, but I loved all the activities we did. I learned a lot about myself and the other people in the seminar.” T. Hardy Escambia Community Services Pensacola, FL
“The content of the program was extremely helpful... I was given a lot of valuable insight, and ideas how to cope with customers, coworkers and me.” Monica P., client Pensacola, FL