By Les Lauber, Kansas Department of Labor Trainer
Somewhere around one-third of Kansas households do not have Internet, and 75,000 are without access to broadband Internet connections. Simultaneously, more services than ever are available online and the State’s unemployment rate continues to hover around 7%. More Kansans than ever use their public libraries as resources to access on-line services and information about unemployment.
This webinar, sponsored by the State Library of Kansas on March 31, will investigate the online resources the Kansas Department of Labor makes available to Kansans. Librarians participating in this webinar will:
• Learn the most common pages on KDOL’s website for Kansans seeking help for their unemployment insurance questions and concerns
• Get resources for helping Kansans find the right page for their needs
• Explore new forms and processes that help KDOL’s customers get help more efficiently than ever before
• Find tools for helping Kansans get the resources they need to resolve tax implications of their unemployment benefits.
You may access the program, after 9:30 on March 31, by clicking on the following link:
The program will run from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. An archive of this program will be available after April 1.
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Information on Les Lauber from the State Library of Kansas
Les Lauber has been a training practitioner for almost 18 years in both public and private sector organizations. His resume is diverse, eclectic, and unfocused. After stints as radio disc jockey, factory worker, pizza cook, news reporter, insurance agent, parking meter repairperson, and loan industry analyst he turned to the good side of the Force as a trainer. He currently spends his days employed as Kansas Department of Labor’s Human Resources Trainer. Known for content-rich, highly interactive sessions, Les has made presentations across North America to various corporate audiences and conferences, including the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) and the Annual Conference of the Certified Public Manager Academy (AACPM).
Les designs games in such topics as communications, problem solving, clarification of participants’ roles in the organization, etc. He collaborated with Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarjan to design and publish a set of card games based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. His book chapter on principles of effective role-playing was published in The Handbook of Experiential Learning in March 2007.
Fiercely loyal to his alma mater, Les has an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and has nearly completed his Master’s degree from Kansas State University. Unfortunately for him, he doesn’t look any better in purple than in crimson and blue.