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Dan Depies

Dan Depies, Vice President of Workforce and Program Development oversees a large portion of Goodwill’s core mission of Transforming Lives through the Power of Work. Dan has been with Goodwill for 4 years, joining in June 2010. Previously, Dan spent 14 years in Management Consulting supporting clients in Manufacturing, Health Care, and Financial Service industries with IT systems, process, and new product launch projects. Dan is a board member of Wisconsin Business Growth Fund, is a member of Executive Agenda and the WICPA, and is an active volunteer in Boy Scouts, youth sports, and SafeKids Coalition.
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Transforming Lives Through Strategic Partnerships: Project PRISM

Posted by Dan Depies on November 12, 2014

Never underestimate the power of a Green Bay Packer game, for it was at a game that conversations between colleagues developed into a strategic partnership between Goodwill and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare called Project PRISM.

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Disability Awareness is a key tool to break down barriers

Posted by Dan Depies on October 8, 2014

October is my favorite time of the year with the fall colors, football season and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The purpose of NDEAM is to raise awareness of employment needs and celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. The national theme for 2014 is “Expect, Employ, Empower.” Chosen by the U.S Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the theme reflects the reality that we can expect people with disabilities to have the desire to join the workforce if they are empowered.  

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The Business Case for a Career Development Mindset

Posted by Dan Depies on September 10, 2014

I was fortunate enough to be part of an engaging peer networking book discussion this morning at Goodwill, hosted by Executive Learning Exchange, centered around the book Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, Career Conversations Employees Want (2012, Kaye & Giulioni).

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An Inside Look at Workforce Development

Posted by Dan Depies on August 13, 2014

One of the common things we hear as we bring prospective business partners and community agencies through our Goodwill Centers for Work and Training is, “I never knew Goodwill did that!”  Everyone is well aware of our Goodwill Store & Donation Centers, but we have also worked hard over the past several years to reinvest in our Workforce Development capabilities.

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Inform, Learn and Challenge

Posted by Dan Depies on July 9, 2014

At Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, describing what we do can be summed up simply and broadly as Transforming Lives through the Power of Work. 

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Welcome to ‘What Works’

Posted by Dan Depies on May 22, 2014

Welcome to ‘What Works;’ Goodwill’s blog where industry experts share their solutions for employers. It’s coming soon, so be sure to check back often. Or, better yet, sign up for our RSS feed so you’ll see the page as soon as it’s ready!

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