Professional Development

AIWP provides quality professional development to Iowa’s workforce professionals through an annual conference and monthly professional development webinars that offer the latest information on training and emerging workforce issues.

Virtual Professional Development Series

As part of AIWP’s commitment to professional development, we are hosting a monthly Professional Development Webinar Series! Each month, we will feature an expert on a topic related to workforce development in Iowa. It is our hope that these professional development opportunities will continue to keep you and your staff engaged with best practices throughout the year.

Upcoming Webinars

Loren Bawn, Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services

Wednesday, October 21st; 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Participants will learn about a new initiative of the Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services to create a human services apprenticeship for refugee post-secondary youth. The program will use Youth Mentoring funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement to build, test and deploy an apprenticeship for refugees who help government agencies and nonprofits extend their services to refugee clients.

Past Webinars

September 24, 2020

Joe Collins, Department of Education

Annual Conference

In an effort to provide high-quality professional development for Iowa’s workforce professionals, AIWP hosts an annual two-day conference that takes place during late March/early April. The conference features speakers that provide in-depth professional development on a number of topics including, but not limited to: 


  1. Measureable skills gains

  2. Work-based learning best practices 

  3. Serving persons with disabilities 

  4. Transitioning formerly incarcerated individuals into promising careers

  5. Working with immigrant and refugee populations and English language learners in workforce centers

  6. Intersectionality, implicit biases, and strategic inclusive communication

  7. Program co-enrollment and title partnerships

  8. Registered Apprenticeship programs

  9. Engaging the business community on your local boards


Make sure to check back here for more information on the 2021 Annual AIWP Conference coming soon!


Association of Iowa Workforce Partners


2910 Westown Parkway, STE 302
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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