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WorkLab offers three levels of network membership

Network Goals

  • Share best practices for implementing the Sustainable Workforce Model approach
  • Help communities form employer-led collaborative efforts using the approach
  • Ensuring quality and model integrity across sites

At WorkLab, we provide a variety of ways to get involved, whether you're ready to kick start The Model in your community or simply want to become more acquainted with The Model's approach.

Level 1:  Trade Member

Trade Membership includes access to informational webinars and discussion forums, consultation with WorkLab staff, and discounted pricing on WorkLab-sponsored events.

Best For

Businesses, philanthropic organizations, backbone entities, and nonprofit organizations that want to learn more about the WorkLab Sustainable Workforce Model, stay up to date on field-of-practice trends and innovation, and network with other Trade members.

Benefits

  • Access to six webinars per year featuring current WorkLab Model practitioners, employers, and thought leaders
  • Full access to Trade Member discussion forums and online learning communities
  • One consultation (via phone or video conference) by WorkLab staff and Founding Members with your organization
  • Discounted pricing on WorkLab-sponsored events and conferences

Membership Fee:  Starting at $650 Annually

(Ask us about collaborative group pricing.)

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Level 2:  Discovery Member

Discovery Membership offers all the benefits of Trade Membership, and includes a more comprehensive exploration of the WorkLab Sustainable Workforce Model through consultations, access to members-only resources and newsletters, and an on-site meeting. Discovery membership allows organizations to assess fit and feasibility before committing to implement the Model as an Operating Member.

Best For

Organizations interested in developing a strong understanding of the WorkLab Model, its successful applications across our nationwide network, and how the Model can accelerate progress on an organization’s goals. Organizations can anticipate three to nine months of Discovery Membership, on average, before advancing to an Operating Membership, which is offered through an application process.

Benefits

  • Access to the WorkLab Network online portal, featuring resources to help your organization deepen its understanding of the Model, assess the fit and feasibility of implementing the Model, and submit specific questions to WorkLab staff and Founding Members
  • Full access to Discovery Member discussion forums and online learning communities
  • Invitations to our full webinar series on the WorkLab Sustainable Workforce Model, its key components, drivers of success, and related topics
  • Three consultations (via phone or video conference) by WorkLab staff and Founding Members with your organization and/or key stakeholders (leadership, employers, funders, etc.)
  • One in-person/on-site presentation by WorkLab staff and Founding Members to key stakeholders (leadership, employers, funders, etc.), once a strong interest in implementation is established*
  • Subscription to our quarterly members-only e-newsletter containing member updates, links to relevant resources and learning, and information about upcoming events and opportunities
  • National promotion on the WorkLab website as a Discovery Member
  • Discounted pricing on WorkLab-sponsored events and conferences

Membership Fee:  Starting at $5,000

*Travel and lodging for on-site support is not included.

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Level 3:  Operating Member 

Organizations that have assessed the fit and feasibility of the WorkLab Sustainable Workforce Model as Discovery Members and are ready to implement the WorkLab Model.

Best For

Organizations that have assessed the fit and feasibility, as Discovery Members, of the WorkLab Sustainable Workforce Model, and are ready to implement or are currently implementing the Model.

Benefits

  • Participation in the Operating Member forums, which include peer organizations across the country, with facilitated opportunities for in-person and remote learning, network building, and peer-to-peer discussion
  • Members-only access to the WorkLab Network online portal that includes comprehensive implementation toolkits to accelerate work with employers, program staff, funders, and community partners; expert-led discussion forums; and archived webinars and trainings
  • Invitation-only access to WorkLab-sponsored trainings and train-the-trainer courses
  • Fund development support, including presentation materials and letters of support for use with local funders, WorkLab cultivation of national funding to support Operating Members, and funding consultation from Founding Members and Senior Advisory Board members
  • Access to WorkLab data management and evaluation specialists
  • Technical assistance from WorkLab staff and Founding Members for employer-facing reporting tools, marketing best practices, and business cultivation techniques
  • Comprehensive consulting and technical assistance services provided by WorkLab subject-area experts
  • A customized plan for the successful launch of programming within four months of becoming an Operating Member.
  • Co-branding with WorkLab Innovations and national promotion on the WorkLab website as an Operating Member

Customized Membership Fee:  Determined at time of application


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