Workplace Image Institute

The Clothes That Work Workplace Image Institute is a series of workshops designed to equip both job seekers and the newly employed with the knowledge and skills they need to create a professional image that will help them gain and maintain employment. These classes emphasize the fact that one’s professional image is composed of more than just clothes; image comprises communication skills, behaviors in the workplace, digital footprint, and financial health.

The Workplace Image Institute formally launched with a breakfast event on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Click here to view pictures from the morning’s activities.

Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
150: Bank On It; Money Matters!
11:00am to 12:30pm

Participants learn why and how to open a bank account, understand your bank statement, manage a budget, and maintain credit. This workshop is presented by our partners at PNC Bank.

Register for Bank On It; Money Matters!


Thursday, October 12, 2017
101: Appearance, Attitude, and Confidence
11:00am to 12:30pm

Participants will learn to create a positive first impression, decode professional dress codes, and dress appropriately for the right industry. This workshop addresses body language; body art, jewelry, and colorful hair; the importance of grooming and hygiene, and common clothing mistakes.

Register for Appearance, Attitude, and Confidence


Thursday, October 19, 2017
102: Communication – Your Power Tool
11:00am to 12:30pm

Participants will learn accepted verbal and nonverbal communication skills to send the right message to coworkers and managers. This workshop addresses communication etiquette, common language on the job, and it provides written communication and email tips.

Register for Communication – Your Power Tool


Thursday, November 2, 2017
104: Social Media – Your Frenemy?
11:00am to 12:30pm

Participants will learn how to successfully manage their online presence to gain and maintain employment. This workshop gives examples on effective uses of LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter and offers a guide of “do’s” and “don’ts” for social media.

Register for Social Media – Your Frenemy?


Thursday, November 9, 2017
103: Behaviors Beyond the Handbook
11:00am to 12:30pm

Participants will learn how to gain respect in the workshop by practicing those behaviors that ensure long-term professional success. This workshop addresses business meeting expectations, the importance of teamwork, and tips to avoid conflict and confrontation.

Register for Behaviors Beyond the Handbook


Thursday, November 16, 2017
105: Networking – Putting Yourself in a Winning Position
11:00am to 12:30pm

Participants will practice how to effectively network to establish new connections for employment success and advancement. This workshop gives advice on how to network with others, where to network, and why you should plan to keep networking.

Register for Networking – Putting Yourself in a Winning Position


If you are interested in bringing the Workplace Image Institute to your business or organization, please contact us at 937.222.3778 or send an email to patty.rapp@clothesthatwork.org.

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