Labor and workforce development
Helping Missouri’s Workforce
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Event date: Aug. 19, 2021
Event time: | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Coaching is more than just telling employees what to do or correcting behaviors. Coaching is about tapping into their employee's potential and teaching them to remain curious and when done right, can increase employee engagement. This interactive ...
Event date: Sept. 2, 2021 - Sept. 16, 2021
Discover ways to turn financial statements into useful management tools. Understand where cash comes from and where it’s used in day-to-day business. During this course designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants, ...
Event date: Sept. 9, 2021
Event time: | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Would you believe half of all managers are bad at holding their employees accountable? If you're considering this workshop you probably realize that and you’re not alone. Join us as we help reduce that number by defining what accountability really ...
Event date: Oct. 19, 2021 - Nov. 9, 2021
This intensive, individually customized, four-session course is designed to provide new and aspiring entrepreneurs with tools and resources to create a solid business plan. Experienced business facilitators/coaches will guide group sessions and share ...
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Missouri manufacturers, chambers of commerce and business and economic development organizations will team up with University of Missouri System researchers over the next 18 months in a series of roundtable events across the state aimed at ...
- Published: Thursday, May 13, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The availability of good jobs is critical for attracting new residents to a community, encouraging former residents to return and convincing current residents to stay. But jobs alone are not enough anymore. Creating a vibrant ...
- Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – “The Weekly Workplace,” a new podcast from the Missouri Training Institute (MTI), focuses on reigniting workplace success through insights, inspiration and practical tips for workers at all levels.“Employees across the globe ...
- Published: Monday, April 12, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – March 2020 would have been the fifth year of Camp CaPow—College Access-Planning Our Way. Held at the University of Missouri’s Family Impact Center in Columbia, Camp CaPow is a weeklong opportunity for middle school students to ...
Publication date: May 1, 2021
The pace at which places gain or lose population can reveal much about their overall economic health. Growing populations often mean an expanding economy with more potential customers and workers, while slow growing or declining populations may ...
Publication date: March 1, 2021
This brief supports University of Missouri Extension’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Rural Opioid Technical Assistance (ROTA) grant. This grant enables the creation of recovery-friendly communities and ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2021
Executive summaryFederal contracting is an important generator of economic activity — not only in places like Washington, DC — but also throughout the country in states such as Connecticut, New Mexico and Missouri. Private firms of all sizes ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2021
Entrepreneurial dynamics — the flow of business startups and business turnover, or churn, in a place — shape economic growth. Entrepreneurs may spark economic growth and development by contributing to employment growth, innovation, quality of ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2021
The William Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established that employers employing one or more persons have a legal responsibility to ensure their employees have a safe and healthful work environment. The agricultural industry is one ...
Publication date: June 1, 2020
In December 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released county-level measures of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first time. GDP measures the total value of goods and services produced less the value consumed to produce those goods ...
Tackling the Tough Skills Training 2020
Tackling the Tough Skills is a self-paced course designed with you in mind. This course is about where you've been, what you've learned from experiences, and how to use this information to build a better life. Explore topics that will help you ...
21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
April 11, 2021 - June 11, 2021
Everything rises and falls on leadership. The challenge is that leadership develops from the inside out. If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the leader you want to be on the outside. Learn more about ...
The BEA of the U.S. Department of Commerce promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
Precautions, protections, steps to take, and resources to use to help you manage your workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.
Part of the Department of Labor that provides regulations, forms, guidance, posters and forms for employers about the FMLA.
Meet the experts
- Amy Patillo FIELD SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Cathy Galland COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Dewey Thompson DIRECTOR, EXTENSION MISSOURI TRAINING INSTITUTE View Profile
- Jeremiah Terrell FIELD SPECIALIST IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Katie Buchs Pemberton FIELD SPECIALIST IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Matthew Pezold FIELD SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Rae Lyon ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MISSOURI TRAINING INSTITUTE View Profile
- Robert Russell DIRECTOR, LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile