Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice
In collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration, Wise is pleased to announce the Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice! Comprised of two sessions per week, this Community of Practice will offer hands on examples and opportunities to see innovative direct service from employment providers across the State of Washington. Tuesday seminars will occur each week from 9:30 to 11:30am PST, and Friday workshops will provide follow up conversation and activities based on the Tuesday content from 9:30 to 10:30am PST. These events are open to all and free of charge.
*Attending the Tuesday seminar is not required in order to participate in Friday’s workshop, although you are encouraged to do so. Recordings of Tuesday’s events will be made available the following Wednesday to those who could not attend. Register for the Friday workshop that corresponds with this event by visiting to the Wise Calendar (scheduled for Friday of that same week).
Tuesday 1/19 & Friday 1/22
Positive Behavior Support – a Toolkit
Come meet with the Trillium PBS Triad. We will be covering various tools that we have successfully implemented to increase client independence and reduce behaviors that could be considered inappropriate for the workplace.
Tuesday 1/26 & Friday 1/29
Trillium, VADIS & AtWork!
When Rubber Meets the LCD (Road)
This session will feature a panel of employment professionals who will provide their view and perspective on what it takes to be successful in delivering employment services under today’s conditions. The panel will be moderated by Cesilee Coulson from Wise and engaged by David Mank (Wise Board member and retired faculty, Indiana University.). With emerging practices being developed daily and the powerful spirit of innovation embodied, we’ll look to the story of services as told by Megan Brandes (Trillium), Erika Thomas (VADIS) and Katherine Randall (AtWork!).