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These slides are from our 2016 national conference, A Nation That Works: What's It Going to Take? Dr. Hong developed the Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP) program to help low-income jobseekers transition from longterm unemployment to employment through the development of Psychological Self-Sufficiency. This session will provide an introduction to TIP, an evidence-informed group intervention model in workforce development that empowers participants to develop self-awareness, confidence, hope, goal-orientation, leadership, accountability, conscientiousness, and grit in order to improve both employment and retention outcomes. At the core of these skills is the social and emotional well-being which is crucial to an individual's success finding a job and personal advancement in the workplace. The session will address how the TIP program can be best implemented for positive employment process and outcomes, how TIP can be evaluated with sound measures, and how the program can be replicated in other settings for greater impact.