September 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wise Support

Wise Webinar Series: 

Person, Place, Thing: The Skills that Pay the Bills

 with Emily Harris

Please join us on Wednesday, September 2nd for our webinar, Person, Place, Thing: The Skills that Pay the Bills.”

In this session Emily Harris, will highlight Person-Centered Job Development Tools to support people to get connected to jobs based on their skills and abilities. Emily will support webinar attendees to look at who a person is, what is around them in their community, and how both People and Community make a Venn Diagram with a “Job Match” in the middle.  Are you working with job candidates? Are you looking for work yourself? This webinar will highlight old and new tools to support the employment process and provide skills that pay the bills!

This webinar is “virtually hands on,” please be prepared to participate via chat networking activities and personal practice.


Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):

  • Opportunity to practice synthesizing and looking at how to determine a person’s skills.
  • Ideas about how to access and connect with your community, using skills and interests as a guide.
  • Putting it all together- how to take information you know about a person, and their community, to connect with an Employment Lens.

Do you require an accommodation, materials in alternate format or have inquiries about accessibility in this event? If so, please reach out to [email protected] no later than 5pm Friday prior to this webinar. Due to the short turnaround of our webinar series we are unable to accommodate same day requests. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

*Please note: Wise maintains registration and attendance records for our events and training programs. Attendees that fully participate in events and/or complete training programs will receive a certificate to document  full participation as back up for billing purposes.  Wise is required to monitor participation in our courses and provide reports to our funding sources so that they may utilize these records in the course of their audits of programs. These reports may include actual time spent by attendee name, event/training title, county and state. Reports are provided to ensure there is documented proof of the appropriate use of government funds for the purposes of professional development.

There are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free. 

Wise provides Washington State Educator/Teacher Clock Hours for our webinars. For more information and to request Clock Hours, please click here. 

Emily Harris

Emily Harris has had the good fortune to be affiliated with people with disabilities throughout her life. She has experience as an employment consultant and as a Positive Behavior Support consultant with individuals, families, and employment agencies in the Pacific Northwest. She also has international consulting experience with employment agencies across New Zealand. Emily is committed to the concept of inclusion and full participation, and knows that employment is critical to equity. Emily is a primary trainer and the manager for the Oregon Employment Learning Network (OELN), a Person Centered Planning facilitator, and teaches the spring quarter of the Clark County Highline Employment Professional Certificate Program. Emily coordinates the Clark County Family Training Series, and helps to coordinate the Oregon Transformation Voices from the Field video series project. She holds a BS in Arts in Letters with a focus in women studies and English, and is a Certified Employment Professional through APSE. Emily is interested in creative, innovative, low-tech ways to support people to be independent on their jobs.

Supported employment is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and self-determination.  Here at Wise, we are committed to standing up for and embracing positive changes in policies and practices to stamp out oppression and discrimination in our institutions and systems. We are focused on our mission of inclusion and equitable employment for people with disabilities. With this in mind, we ask that all participants extend respect, humility and grace during our events. We strive to create a learning platform where we all leave with new ways of thinking, doing and moving supported employment forward.
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