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Wise Online Employment Academy: Job Development & Marketing

February 22, 2021

Please join us for this webinar-based, instructor-led, workshop which provides a thorough overview of the essential functions of marketing and customized job development for employment support professionals who work with job seekers with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This course gives employment specialists the values, confidence, and skills they need to work with the business community to develop win-win employment opportunities meeting the needs of the job seekers they serve and the businesses that hire them.  It also provides insight, inspiration and a reminder of the basic values and creative, time-tested, approaches that are truly effective in successfully performing this valuable social service.

Designed to engage, inspire and activate your abilities, the course consists of pre-course readings, a series of webinars, reading assignments, offline skill building activities and course discussion forum participation.

This Course is part of the Wise Online Academy ACRE-certified Employment Specialist Core Training Series.  Read more about the series and ACRE certification by clicking here.  

US Webinar Dates and Times (adjust for your time zone)

Feb 9: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
Feb 11: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
Feb 16: 1-2 pm PST/4-5 pm EST
Feb 18: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
Feb 22: 12-1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST

New Zealand Webinar Dates and Times

February 10 – 9-11 am NZT
February 12 – 9-11 am NZT
February 17 – 10-11 am NZT
February 18 –  9-11 am NZT
February 23 – 9-10 am NZT

The total expected time to complete this course, including offline skill-building activities, is 12 hours.

Cost:  $200, WA State residents may seek reimbursement for successful completion of the course.  Contact your County Coordinator for verification.

Space is limited to 100 participants; Registration closes once capacity is reached.

Note: Participation in and earning a certificate of completion for this Course requires: 1) Registering for and using the Wise Online Learning Platform, 2) Attending all  webinars and not missing more than one hour for the course and successfully completing assignments outside of course webinar time.

All coursework must be completed within 1 week of the final webinar to earn a certificate.  Unless an approved exception request is granted in advance, if coursework is not completed by the deadline, students would need register, pay and to retake the course to earn a certificate.

Your Training Team:


Image: Circular headshot of Wise Program Manager, Charly Walters.
Charly Walters, Program Manager, Spokane
Charly came to Wise with a passion for social equality, which she has developed with over a decade of experience in job coaching, job development, residential care, and volunteering with individuals with disabilities. Having grown up in a rural environment, Charly was immersed in an inclusive community where labels such as disability were not something that separated or divided people from one another, an experience which has led to her lifelong career. Before starting with Wise, Charly spent 6 years working in employment for both King and Spokane Counties. She also provided embedded employment training and consulting to high school students learning to manage dual diagnoses. In her current role at Wise, Charly is working with Spokane County and Spokane businesses on the HireAbility Spokane initiative, which focuses on business to business events and marketing. She is also a co-trainer for the WELN Job Development course and is learning to assist Eastern & Central Washington counties with technical assistance. Charly is excited about and dedicated to the idea of promoting social equality through education, opportunity, and employment. When Charly is not working, you can find her spending time in the beautiful eastern Washington outdoors; hiking, skiing, camping or on the lake.
Image: Circular headshot of Wise Program Manager, Jenny Crook.

Jenny Crook, Program Manager, Portland

 Jenny has experience as a Competitive Integrated Employment Program Manager, an Employment Specialist, and a Job Coach in Oregon. She became a Certified Employment Support Professional through APSE in 2014 and received her BS in Sociology from Portland State University. She enjoys using her training as a Person Centered Planning Facilitator to brainstorm employment possibilities with people. Jenny’s interests and strengths are in collaborating with supported employment programs and teams to create and implement best practices. She is passionate about the tenets of Employment First and achieving equitable employment for all people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. When not in the office she enjoys reading dystopian novels, thrift shopping for treasures, cats, and spending time with family.

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