January 8, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
This is an online event

Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice Workshop

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. 


Approaching Remote Service Through Discovery Assessment Kits and Person-Centered Services

with Atwork!

Please join us on Friday, January 8 for our workshop, “Approaching Remote Service Through Discovery Assessment Kits and Person-Centered Services” with Atwork!


This  workshop will be a follow up to the detailed discussion about Remote Discovery Kits and will include excerpts from interviews with Daniel Harting and Tim Corey, as well as other community providers. Participants can expect to learn how these kits were created, what they are, and how they have been utilized to maintain services and identify employment goals for individuals throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Presenters will expand on methods for individualization, as well as current and future applications of Remote Discovery Kits for IE (Individualized Employment) and Transition.

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

  • Participants will learn what Remote Discovery Kits are and how to create their own.
  • Participants will learn how to implement Remote Discovery Kits to identify employment goals for individuals in IE and Transition.
  • Following the presentation, Participants will receive a PDF example Remote Discovery Kit to use as a resource to create their own kits.

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. 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. Attendees that participate in our events and/or complete training programs will receive a certificate to document participation as back up for billing purposes.  

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


Meet the Presenters:

Marie-Yvonne Chase

During her year of service with Americorps in a Refugee Resettlement Program in Iowa, Marie-Yvonne realized her overall passion for building capacity through connecting communities, expanding employment and career opportunities, and bridging communication gaps.  Arriving in Washington, she sought a career to expand upon this passion and found it within the Supportive Employment field through Atwork!. Marie-Yvonne’s experience in coaching individuals with communication and language barriers through their employment journey, allowed her to broaden her service to individuals within the King County community. Marie-Yvonne’s strengths lie within strategic and multi-perspective planning, which she implements throughout her person-centered services. She is looking forward to her new role as a Transition Specialist, where she can continue to strengthen individual foundations and community capacities.

Jenna Heberden 

Jenna Heberden is a manager of employment services with AtWork! She got her start with AtWork! in 2019 as a transition specialist embedded in the Bellevue School District. Prior to joining AtWork, she was a journalist for a statewide morning show in Montana. The communication and community-based skills she developed there inspired her to pivot her career path towards direct service within underserved populations. Through her work with transition students, she’s been able to utilize her area of expertise in writing and creative thinking to complete thorough assessments yielding in smart employment goals and job matches. She is also passionate about broadening the perspective on the intersectionality of the individuals we support.

Katherine Randall

Katherine is a Transition Specialist for AtWork!. She has a background in Family Science and managing non-profit programs. Prior to joining AtWork! as an Employment Consultant in 2019, Katherine ran an inclusive before and after-school program for elementary students in the Renton area. Katherine’s experience with creating an inclusive program for students of all abilities, coupled with her passion for diversity and inclusion, inspired her to advance her career in the field of Supported Employment. Katherine’s efforts are now focused on transition, where she utilizes her strengths in individualization and relationship building to support students in their transition from school to employment.

*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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