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The ​Workforce Institute is recognized throu​ghout San Jose, Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area for its training and education programs for today's business world. Created by the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District in 1988, the Workforce Institute partners with a diverse array of organizations and companies across many industry sectors in empowering employees and enabling engagement and success in today's complex and competitve work environment.

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​Our programs are customized to the specific needs of the organization by deploying a comprehensive assessment, a situation analysis and a mapping of current needs to training solutions.

Whether it's a half-day workshop or a highly complex technical program, the Workfore Institute designs its programs to your specifications.​

Join us for our monthly Lunch and Learn Briefings on topics relevant to today's workforce.


May 30, 2017 




Each year Fortune Magazine and Glassdoor generate lists of "Best Companies to Work For".  What's the value of being on these lists? Is there anything Best places to Work have in common?  What can you learn and apply from highly rated organizations?

In this presentation, we will:

• List correlations between "best companies" and business metric including profitability and growth

• Identify "Best Companies to Work For" and criteria used to rank them

• Examine common myths - What's true and what's not?

• Pinpoint shared characteristics of the

• Determine actions you can take to create a "Best Company to Work For" culture

Our Presenter 

Pat Cross, with over 15 years' business experience, has held leadership positions including Director of Education and Training and Manager of Staff Development in several industries. Formerly, as Vice President of Career Management at Right Management, a division of Manpower, she provided training and coaching for individuals in transition in areas of skill development and personal effectiveness.

Pat has designed and implemented a wide variety of custom management and employee development programs for industry sectors such as high-tech, manufacturing, healthcare, and the public service organizations.

Areas of expertise include management development, customer service, communication skills, performance management, career transition, and emotional intelligence. She holds an MA in Education, BA in Psychology and certifications in DDI, Achieve Global, Birkman Assessment, and Teaching English as Second Language.


Workforce Institute

(1st floor of San Jose City College Technology Building)

600 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA  95124

Date:  Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Time:  11:00am – 1:00pm

Complimentary Lunch will be served.

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If you have questions, please contact Bill Dahl (408) 918-5103


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