WorkSource System Conference

WorkSource System Conference

The WorkSource System Conference is an annual event that offers professional development and networking opportunities. 

The Spokane Workforce Council invites participants from WorkSource, the Next Generation Zone, Spokane Resource Center, YWCA, Goodwill, Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane County Libraries, and Spokane Public Libraries to gather together for a full day of professional development and networking. All of these organizations work together to prepare job seekers for success and support employers in finding great local talent, and we are committed to providing consistent, high-quality professional development for this group of talented colleagues. 

The 2020 WorkSource System Conference has been canceled due to COVID-19. We will update this page with the date for the next conference as soon as planning can take place. 

The third annual conference will be a networking opportunity for Spokane’s workforce development system professionals. The conference will be a full day of professional development that will focus on new technology to assist job seekers, generational employees and the strengths of different demographics, utilizing social media effectively and more. 

Date: TBD

Time: 8:30am-4:40pm

Where: Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga University

Who: WorkSource Spokane system staff and colleagues


In its second year, we welcomed close to 130 attendees for another day of professional development and networking on June 21, 2019. The theme this year was Business as Customer, and we heard from Phil Blair, Executive Officer of Manpower San Diego, for our morning keynote. Another highlight was our lunch panel where attendees got to hear from representatives from each of our partner connection sites about the services they offer and new initiatives they are working on (panelists and attendees represented WorkSource, Next Generation Zone, Spokane Public Library, Spokane Community College, Spokane County Library District, YWCA, and Spokane Resource Center).


In its inaugural year, we hosted 120 attendees from WorkSource, Next Generation Zone, YWCA, Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane County Library District and Spokane Public Libraries. We offered 12 workshops with over 30 speakers, a morning keynote, and a lunchtime panel discussion with HR professionals from local businesses. A team of leaders from WorkSource and Connection Sites worked together to design the program, ensuring sessions would be of interest to staff and provide relevant professional development.

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