By Carla Harris
The ImageWorks’ Vision
Workforce Development demands that we walk several tightropes all at the same time.
Humanizing Human Services – the core of ImageWorks’ Workforce Development vision – demands we dance ballet on those tightropes!
I use the tightrope image to help you imagine and feel the vertigo that comes with seeking to serve men and women – and our society – by helping them to find sustainable employment and/or a satisfying career.
Let me first capture what it’s like to walk the ‘big picture’ tightrope:
As we work in the field, we must walk the tightrope of federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. We can easily lose our balance in the crosswinds of the expectations, customs and attitudes of lawmakers, policy analysts, rule-makers, organizational leadership, and staff.
We can lose our balance with the change of a political administration, with the firing of a general manager, after a new staff person’s interpretation of a policy or a rule.
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