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 different workshops we offer:

Be a Standout:
Create Your Positive Workplace Image

You only get one chance to make a great first impression! Let us show you how to select the right clothes for the right job, how to decode workplace dress code, and how to craft a professional image that will help you get the job and continue to succeed in the workplace.

Tailoring Yourself for the Workplace:
Learn to Adapt and Thrive at Your Job

Learn how to be a valuable asset to any workplace environment and how to navigate on the job behaviors that can help you advance at work, create new opportunities, and get the promotion or raise you’re seeking. We can help show you how to function as a part of a team, avoid conflict, and how to gain the respect of your coworkers and managers.

Successful Workplace Communication:
Connect with Coworkers, Customers, and Clients

Explore the different communication styles that can either help or hurt you on the job. Learn effective communication skills and techniques and explore ways to send the right message on the job. We can help you sound professional whether it be face to face, on phone calls, or in written documents, social media, and/or text messages.

Professional Relationships:
Build and Nurture Your Workplace Connections

Why is networking so important, and how do you establish those meaningful connections? Some of the most exciting job opportunities can only be found by meeting and talking to other people. Discover ways to maintain meaningful conversations, networking strategies, and places to effectively network.

Social Media and the Workplace:
Job Seeking in the Digital Frontier

Your online presence can impact your professional image both positively and negatively. Learn how to use social media to enhance your online presence and avoid making mistakes. Explore how to use social media to your advantage for job seeking and advancement. We also give resume building tips and strategies to help you land your dream job.

Bank On It:
Money Matters

Your financial health can impact your ability to gain a job, especially if the position involves being around large sums of money or valuable items. Knowing how to properly manage your finances can have a positive impact on your overall professional image. This workshop is designed to help participants learn how to manage a budget, maintain good credit, and understand a bank statement.

Bring the Institute to You

If you are interested in bringing the Workplace Image Institute to your business or organization, please contact Katie Kerry, Director of Education and Outreach, at 937.222.3778 x160 or send an email to

The Workplace Image Institute is made possible thanks to the generous support of the following donors:

Centerville-Washington Foundation
Dayton Power & Light


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