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Dr. Linda D. Woodard-FT Entrepreneur!

Yes, I bent my arrow again!

On June 16, 2017, I resigned my position as Associate VP of Workforce Education and Economic Development at FSCJ.  This is me on Resignation Day (May 30th). At the time of this photo, I was ready for something to take a leap of faith.  Once I made the decision to move on, a great opportunity presented itself for my company, the LDW Group LLC.  I responded to a bid prior to submitting my resignation, and as fate would have it, my company was selected! 

I am extremely excited about my new journey as the One-Stop Operator for CareerSource Northeast Florida.  More importantly, it’s nice to be appreciated for what you bring to the table!  It’s great to have transferable skills!  Fantastic things are in the making for the LDW Group LLC!

 

Check out the announcement sent out on July 10, 2017:

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Linda Woodard, principal at the LDW Group LLC, has been selected as the One Stop Operator for our region. She’ll oversee coordination of service delivery of the One-Stop partners and providers in the Gateway Career Center.  Dr. Woodard will be in charge of coordinating services and developing MOUs with essential workforce programs and community partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Job Corps, state agencies and federal programs, and others.  The role of the One Stop Operator under WIOA is to facilitate integrated partnerships that seamlessly incorporate services for customers served by multiple program partners of the Center. She’ll also ensure that Center staff are trained and equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to provide superior service to job seekers, including those with disabilities, and businesses consistent with the requirements of each of the partner programs. She’s tasked with ensuring optimal customer service by providing continuous improvement of delivery of services of all One Stop partners and conducting regular meetings with program partners to identify and discuss opportunities and challenges and find solutions.

Dr. Woodard comes to us after a distinguished career in education, most recently with FSCJ, where she worked from 20152017. She served as Associate Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development, managing the registered-affiliated apprenticeship programs, the Continuing Education and Corporate Learning and Training Solutions units, and multiple workforce development grant-funded programs including the FL Apprenticeship Grant Program. She held senior-level administrative positions with Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland’s Metropolitan School District, and INROADS Inc.  She’ll bring her strong workforce experience and leadership to this new role in partnership with CareerSource Northeast Florida.

 

Ready for the new and exciting journey working full-time as the President of the LDW Group LLC!

Posted by Administrator - July 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

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Dr. Linda D. Woodard’s Promoting Thyself! Webinar

Dr. Linda D. Woodard was the featured presenter for the NAU Alumni Webinar Series on February 27, 2017.  She presented “Promoting Thyself!

The presentation is designed to understand the importance of promoting one’s favorable qualities and capabilities.  The presentation covers how to bury negatives on the Internet and shares multiple ways in which a job seeker or any other professional can create online profiles to display qualifications.

Dr. Woodard’s company, LDW Group LLC, also creates career portfolios for mid-career level professionals to use during interviews and at networking events.  If you would like more information about career portfolios, email Dr. Woodard at linda@ldwgroup.biz; also feel free to visit the LDW Group LLC website at http://http://ldwgroup.biz/ldwgroup11/career-portfolio-service/

 

Enjoy the Promoting Thyself! Webinar:

https://youtu.be/AUFeuHni2E0

Posted by Administrator - March 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

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Linda D. Woodard Earns Her Doctorate!

That’s right!  On December 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm, Linda D. Woodard became Dr. Linda D. Woodard.  I earned my Ed.D. in Community College Leadership (CCLP) from the National American University’s Roueche Graduate Center.

I was able to maintain a 4.0 GPA and graduate the three-year program on time.  I was honored to have been a John Roueche Scholar.  In a cohort of 29 graduate students, three of us completed the program within the three-year requirement.  My fellow classmates were close behind with many of them completing the program in the spring of 2017.

How did I celebrate???? Glad you asked.  The day after my defense, I hopped a plane to Puerto, Vallarta Mexico for some sun and relaxation!

I am still at Florida State College at Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida serving as the Associate Vice President of Workforce Education and Economic Development.

All I can say now is WHAT’S NEXT!!!

Posted by Administrator -  at 11:43 am

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Woodard Trains FSCJ’s Career Managers

Congratulations to the Florida State College at Jacksonville for successfully completing CDF training with GCDFI Linda D. Woodard, MBM, GCDF, CWDP, CPRW!  The team completed on 2-1-16.

Go Alan Pasetti, Pamela Watkins, Jennifer Sanchez, Leslie Ertel, and Andrea Martinez!  You guys were great!!!!

Go Alan Pasetti, Pamela Watkins, Jennifer Sanchez, Leslie Ertel, and Andrea Martinez! You guys were great!!!!

Posted by Administrator - July 10, 2016 at 4:59 pm

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College Now & CMHA Joins the CDF Trained!

The College NOW and CMHA teams successfully completed CDF training on 6-19-15!  Congrats to all!

The College NOW and CMHA teams successfully completed CDF training on 6-19-15! Congrats to all!

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BW University-New CDF Grads!

Congrats to Carmen Castro-Rivera, Beth Ehrbar, Judy Bey, Elizabeth Wilson and Marcos Rivera (Tri-C) for completing your CDF training with the LDW Group LLC on 9-19-15!

Congrats to the Baldwin Wallace University Career Center Team!

Congrats to the Baldwin Wallace University Career Center Team!

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New CDF Grads 4-18-15

Congrats to Christine Yancy and Rebecca McMenamin for completing their CDF training!

Go Rebecca and Christine!

Go Rebecca and Christine!

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Kimberlee Rhule Joins the CDF Ranks

Congrats to Kimberlee Rhule for completing her CDF training in December 2014!  Now she is moving on to earn her Global CDF certification credential.  Go Kim!!!!!!

Congratulations to Kimberlee Rhule who completed her CDF Training on December 13, 2014.  Kim is employed with Curtiss-Wright as a Senior Manager, Talent Management and Organizational Development

Congratulations to Kimberlee Rhule who completed her CDF Training on December 13, 2014. Kim is employed with Curtiss-Wright as a Senior Manager, Talent Management and Organizational Development

 

Posted by Administrator - February 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm

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Ohio-Leaf Team Joins the CDF Trained!

The Ohio-Leaf Team (Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation) completed CDF Training with the LDW Group LLC on August 11, 2014.

The Ohio-Leaf Team (Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation) completed CDF Training with the LDW Group LLC on August 11, 2014.

Posted by Administrator - November 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm

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New CDFs Completed on 2-1-14

Congrats go out to this new group of Career Development Facilitators that started their training on 11-8-13 and finished on 2-1-14.  Left to right:  Martha Tanedo (Coordinator of Student Support at Ohio University), Alethea Ganaway (Career Coordinator at Cuyahoga Community College) and Janet Smith (Career Development Consultant in Columbus, Ohio).

Congrats go out to this new group of Career Development Facilitators that started their training on 11-8-13 and finished on 2-1-14. Left to right: Martha Tanedo (Coordinator of Student Support at Ohio University), Alethea Ganaway (Career Coordinator at Cuyahoga Community College) and Janet Smith (Career Development Consultant in Columbus, Ohio).

Posted by Administrator - May 4, 2014 at 11:10 am

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