How Can I Revitalize My Classroom With Workforce Development Concepts?

How Can I Revitalize My Classroom With Workforce Development Concepts?


College is not about job development, but higher education is still widely considered an essential part of career development.

For years, faculty and students alike have struggled with these contradictory ideas.

It turns out, they did not have to.

In How Can I Revitalize My Classroom with Workforce Development Concepts? you will see how the same principles and techniques employers use to groom and develop new hires can help you with classroom revitalization—without sacrificing course content.

Drawing on transition theory and teaching experience, this Magna 20-Minute Mentor will guide you through the practical side of pedagogy. You will learn how adaptations of common workforce development practices can help you get more out of your students and help your students get more out of their college experience.


Have you ever thought of your syllabus as an employee handbook? Or considered using an “elevator speech” as a way to help students review course content? Doing so can get students actively involved in your course and help them develop skills they’ll need in the workplace.

These are two of the practical strategies you’ll learn in this content-rich presentation. Plus, you’ll discover how to teach students skills you may have thought they’d learned before college, such as the following:

  • Suitable approaches to email communications with instructors
  • Appropriate cell phone use
  • Following policies on tardiness and absenteeism

This presentation can do the following for you, your students, and your institution:

  • Increase class participation
  • Upgrade student performance
  • Simplify course management
  • Boost student retention
  • Prepare students for the workforce
  • Improve student employment prospects
  • Strengthen your institution’s reputation by graduating workplace-ready students
  • Build relationships between your institution and the community by addressing employers’ needs
  • Enhance new student recruitment with strong post-graduate employment statistics

This Magna 20-Minute Mentor demonstrates the positive impact of a practical approach to academic goals.

Learning Goals

After watching this presentation, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Identify key concepts and principles of workforce development
  • Employ workforce development techniques in your classroom
  • Recognize the pragmatic potential of pedagogy
  • Design effective combinations of academic studies and workforce preparation

Topics Covered

This presentation will show you how preparing students for the workplace not only doesn’t interfere with pedagogy but also actively supports academic objectives. The program covers the following:

  • Workforce development concepts as tools for classroom revitalization
  • Course structure ideas to introduce students to standards for professional behavior
  • Techniques for using course assignments to develop students’ professional engagement with their fields
  • Course completion exercises that prepare students for future courses or their careers


This holistic approach to pedagogy has something to offer everyone—from new instructors to seasoned faculty. Faculty in preprofessional programs, the liberal arts, public, private, two-year, and four-year+ institutions will all find value in this hybrid method. You don’t have to be a businessperson to use workplace tools to meet educational goals.


Many students find themselves woefully unprepared for the transition from campus to workplace. Workforce development practices can energize your classroom and streamline operations while teaching students skills they’ll need for their careers. Order this presentation today!

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