Job Development and Marketing
October 22nd & 23rd, 2019
This WELN training is sponsored by Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Thurston Counties in collaboration with the Washington Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
This training will provide a basic overview of essential functions of marketing and customized job development for employment support professionals who work with job seekers who experience disabilities. Along with learning the essential functions of job development, individuals will be introduced to various models and methods successful developers use in their communities.
- Gain an overview of the history of supported employment as it relates to current customized employment models
- Learn to design a customized employment approach for job candidates
- Learn to create business networks and job leads by following business trends and using social media in your community
- Learn various ways to network, research, cold call and present effective presentations to employers
- Demonstrate the ability to make business introductions, a formal business presentation along with negotiating difficult questions from employers
- Ability to perform informational interviews, environmental/job analysis and marketing proposals to employers
- Obtain strategies for job matching and job candidate portfolio development
- The ability to identify internal practices for staff training needs and department goals to position the agency as an employment service
Val Morgan, CEO, Conscious Moves. Val brings over 25 years of sales experience and training with local businesses. She teaches Job Development Sales Fundamentals training at the Highline College Employment Professional Certification Course, as well as providing training and consulting on job development to numerous employment agencies in order to prepare job developers to effectively communicate with employers, and increase placement of their job seekers.
Charly Walters came to Wise with a passion for social equality, which she had 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. While attending college, Charly volunteered for Special Olympics as a coach. There she saw, firsthand, the potential of a career in this field. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Washington. Charly has spent the last six years working first as a job coach, then employment consultant for both King County and Spokane County. In 2014, she was selected to manage Spokane County’s Mental Health Pilot Project where she provided embedded employment services to high school students learning to manage dual diagnoses. Currently, Charly is working with Spokane County and Spokane businesses on the HireAbility Spokane initiative.
The Washington Employment Learning Network (WELN) core employment training is a 4 part series for employment professionals to receive core competency training. WELN is accredited by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE).
Find more information on ACRE here.
- Coffee and boxed lunch will be provided each day
- In order to receive a certificate of completion for this training, attendees can miss no more than one hour total during this two-day event
- If you need any additional accommodations please contact Jenny Crook, [email protected], at least 2 weeks prior to the event to allow for adequate scheduling time.
Stay Beyond Inn & Suites
800 E. Main Street
Elma, WA 98541