In support of a workshop facilitated by Kimberly Staley, Program Manager, KRA/CTWorks, Greater Hartford Region in North Central Connecticut, at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals’ (NAWDP) Annual Conference held last May, Joseph L. Seymour, KRA Trainer and Subject Matter Expert, created a Workforce Development Advocacy video. Staley invited Bridget Brown, NAWDP Executive Director, to preview the video prior to the Conference to ensure accuracy, suitability, etc. Brown was so impressed that she requested to use the video as a kick-off vehicle for the whole Conference!
By all reports, audience response to the video was great, and based on its success, Brown requested Seymour to create a Youth Advocacy video to kick-off the NAWDP Youth Symposium held last month in Chicago. In addition, she invited Seymour to attend the Opening Session, giving him the opportunity to address the national body after the video was viewed. During his address, Seymour reminded the attendees that they were more than just Case Managers, but “artists who weave the tapestry of our future every day.” When asked about his video-production experience, Seymour responded, “To be honest, these are the only two videos I have ever created. I have designed presentations and facilitated workshops at several national, regional, and local workforce conferences, but I have no experience in video production or media. This was a great opportunity to reinforce the KRA brand of being the very best in workforce development services.”
Don Scott, KRA Senior Vice President for Workforce Operations and NAWDP Board Chair, concluded, “As in the past, KRA was proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Youth Symposium, but this year was extra special for us thanks to Joseph’s video. All of KRA is proud of his achievement, not just his production expertise, but the fact that the video features youth from all over the country, expressing the importance of protecting and preserving our future by making our commitment to Youth Services a priority.”
View Seymour’s Youth Advocacy video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boow3ESZK_U