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ATDBR Meeting: Incumbent Worker Training Program Grant (Panel Discussion)

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mike Anderson's Seafood, 1031 W Lee Dr. Baton Rouge, LA


 Program Details

The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) is a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), business and industry, and training providers. The IWTP is designed to benefi t business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees and thereby increasing employee productivity and the growth of the company. These improvements are expected to result in the creation of new jobs, the retention of jobs that otherwise may have been eliminated, and an increase in wages for trained workers. Funding The program is funded by a social charge assessed on employers that is paid along with Unemployment Insurance tax contributions.   

The panel discussion will cover the following:

  • Funding available to local businesses
  • How to obtain funding
  • Best practices to utilize funding granted
  • Who can deliver programs
  • What type of programs are available
  • And more!                      


 Speaker's Details




Lisa Verma is the Director of Custom & On-Site Programs for Louisiana State University's Continuing Education. She, and her team, develop and build programs based on the specific educational needs and concerns of an organization. Programs target high-value, highly practical information that can be applied immediately for corporations, professional organizations, and government agencies.           

Lisa stated her career at LSU in 1993 and joined LSU Continuing Education in 1998. She served on LSU's Staff Senate for 7 years and served as the Staff Senate President in 2010-2011. She currently serves on the University Professional & Continuing Education Association Board representing the South Region. The association, based out of Washington DC, is in its 102nd year meeting the needs of professional members and the institutions they serve by advancing leadership in professional, continuing and online education.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Adrian College in Adrian Michigan and a Master of Science degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.

Lisa Verma
Director, Custom & Onsite Programs/Continuing Education
Louisiana State University



Kevin Joyce has worked with the Incumbent Worker Training Program at the Louisiana Workforce Commission for 16 years, and currently serves a Director of this training initiative.

Kevin Joyce 
Director of IWTP Program
Incumbent Worker Training Program



 Competency Alignment

ATD Competency Model

         ATD Baton Rouge strives to align our programming to the ATD Competency ModelThis month's program aligns with   the Performance Improvement and Integrated Talent Management areas of expertise.  

Click the image to view the competency model.                                   

Meeting Schedule
 Check-in Begins
  11:30 AM
 Announcements Begin
  11:45 AM
 Program Begins
  12:00 PM

Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins.
 Cancellation Policy

As soon as you complete the registration process, you will be guaranteed a seat at this event.  The completed registration process initiates an invoice from your ATD Baton Rouge Chapter to you that may be paid online, by mail, or on the day of the event.

Event Cancellations received within 48 hours prior to an event may be eligible to receive a full refund.  Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail and should be sent to the VP of Hospitality at vphospitality@atdbatonrouge.org.  All refund requests must made by the member or credit card holder.  Refunds will be credited back to the original method of payment within 30 days from the date the payment was received.  Requests for cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

ATD Baton Rouge Chapter

Your ATD Baton Rouge Chapter may have to pay for your meal and other fees if you register and then cannot attend.  Please help us protect your chapter’s finances.  You can submit cancellations at least 48 hours before the event; otherwise, we will have to invoice you to cover these costs.  If that should happen, we will be happy to accept your registration for future events as soon as you have settled your outstanding balance.

What happens if I register and then cannot attend an event?

If you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event, you will not be charged.  If you’ve already made payment, we will be happy to issue you a refund.  If you cannot cancel before 48 hours, please feel free to send someone else in your place.  Kindly send an email to vphospitality@atdbatonrouge.org so we can have materials prepared for that individual.  Our goal is to make sure that person feels as welcomed as possible.  :)

How do I cancel my registration?

To cancel, please send an email to our VP of Hospitality at vphospitality@atdbatonrouge.org.

Thank you for adhering to this policy.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins.
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