About the LDW Group LLC

Our vision is to help people see their full career potential. Our mission is to provide high-quality career and workforce development training and customized services for professionals, agencies, and organizations charged with preparing individuals for 21st-century careers. The associates of the LDW Group  LLC focus on providing high-quality training for those working with individuals who are dislocated workers, career changers, youth aging out of foster care, re-entry youth and adults, displaced homemakers and those without work experience seeking skills to enter or re-enter the workforce.  The LDW Group LLC also designs and manages workforce training programs as well as delivers soft/life skills and job readiness workshops and writes grants and RFPs (Request for Proposals) for organizations that need them. Services for youth and adults include:

  • Career Development Facilitator Training (In-Class Course)
  • eLearning Career Development Facilitator Training (Hybrid eLearning Course)
  • Dislocated Worker Job Readiness Workshops
  • Job Readiness Workshops for In-School and Out-of-School Youth
  • Life Skills Training Workshops
  • Program Design and Program Evaluation
  • Grant Writing and Research
  • Résumé Preparation and Career Portfolio Development

Special training and workshops for organizations and companies listed on the Customized Training tab. 

Linda D. Woodard, Ed.D., president of the LDW Group LLC, has over 20 years experience in secondary and higher education with many of those years in workforce development.  Dr. Woodard holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron, a Master of Science in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a doctorate in Community College Leadership from the National American University-Roueche Graduate Center.  Dr. Woodard’s professional

experience also includes senior-level positions in secondary and higher education, senior-level positions for a national internship organization covering five states, sales/lubrication engineer for a major oil company, assistant editor for a national technical publication and program manager for many higher education training programs.  Dr. Woodard also serves on workforce committees and actively participates on community agency boards.

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Dr. Woodard is on the national registry of the National Career Development Association (www.ncda.org) and holds the following credentials:

* Certified John Maxwell Coach & Trainer

* Certified Career Development Facilitator Instructor eLearning Course (CDFI)

* Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)

* Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPWR) through the Professional Association of Résumé Writers

* Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) through the National Association of Workshop Professionals

* Certified AchieveGlobal and Working It Out Facilitator

* Certified Program Planner (CPP) through The Learning Resources Network.