New Board Member Orientation Training
Texas law requires all Local Workforce Development Board members to
complete management and board development training within the first 90
days of their service as a board member.
The training includes information about the importance of high-quality
workforces to the economic prosperity of local communities and encourages
Board members to be advocates in their communities for effective and efficient
workforce development programs.
If a Board member does not receive training before the 91st
day after the date on which they begin service on the Board, the person
is ineligible to continue serving on the Board.
In Texas, members of Local Workforce Development Boards now have three
(3) different options available to them to meet this training requirement.
Board members can choose to receive the training by:
- Attending a short classroom presentation delivered periodically (and
by request) in various locations throughout the state;
- Using the New Board Member Orientation Guide training packet
and completing the self-directed course as required; or
- Using this web-based version of the New Board Member Orientation
Guide curriculum from this web page and completing the self-directed
course as required.
If you're interested in attending a presentation or requesting a copy
of the New Board Member Orientation training packet, please contact
Louis LeDoux (512) 936-3146 or Deborah
Aker (512) 936-3678 for more information about these training options.
Choosing this method to complete your training requirement
is an easy way to learn more about your role as a local workforce development
area board member. It is important that you carefully follow the directions
below so you will receive proper credit.
REMEMBER - You have 90 calendar days from the day you were certified
as a Board member to complete this training.
STEP 1 - Review Introduction above
STEP 2 - Complete Review of New Board Member Orientation Guide
STEP 3 - Receive Credit
Print and fill out the certificate of completion and fax to 512/936-3086
in order to receive credit.
New Board Member
The New Board Member Orientation Guide was recently revised to present a high-level overview of information, including:
- how the Texas Workforce System is linked to and cooperatively engaged with local economic development efforts
- what a new focus at strategic planning and visionary leadership means for the Workforce Board
- why the Workforce Board member is a critical player in ensuring the success of workforce development in their local area.
In addition to the Guide, a newly created New Board Member Orientation Appendices provides additional, detailed
- a description of the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC)
- a plan for expanding the Workforce Solutions office concept to facilitate an employer-driven, customer-friendly,
efficient, and effective system that achieves results
- a monitoring plan for service providers to ensure local accountability, financial and program integrity
- a list of performance measures for employment and training programs under board jurisdiction.
We hope you find the updated New Board Member Orientation Guide and Appendices helpful.
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Board Orientation Desk Aids