Coffee & Conversation:
REFLECTIONS AND REBUILDING DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES: The Art of Being, Doing, and Declaring
Sometimes when things are unclear or uncertain, it helps to stop and think about where we are, who we are, and where we could be going. And we forget to ask ourselves some basic questions about how we got to where we are, and what we can do to move forward.
Together we will have a conversation about how we can “RE” ourselves: redefine, rebuild, rediscover, restate, and possibly even renew.
Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):
- Re) Define and identify who WE are and WHERE we are
- (Re) Building and PLANNING POSSIBLE ACTIONS
- (Re) Discover NEW OR DIFFERENT IDEAS
- (Re) Stating your NEEDS and your VISION
- (Re) Declaring what it is you STAND FOR
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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.
Josie Sparks, Wise
Josie Sparks brings many years of experience leading teams utilizing her interdisciplinary background in Community Inclusion and Individualize Employment. It is her belief that community-based participation honors the experiences that each individual brings to the table, demanding inclusion from the ground up, and in the process, captures community values and encourages dialogue with social justice at heart. This keeps her motivated to deliver quality care and superior client outcomes to experience their full potential.
Josie is passionate about leading teams with the idea that opportunities for employment changes lives and creates a positive impact on the social-emotional health of an individual and the communities they live in. She is also passionate in delivering the message that every person is a contributing factor towards their community. In 2017, Josie Sparks had the pleasure of presenting and facilitating an engaging discussion on Community Inclusion and the Pathway to Employment at the TASH Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
In her personal time, Josie dedicates her time to family and competitive Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddling, representing the Pacific NW throughout the United States.
Phone: (206) 247-5482
Email: [email protected]
Wally Tablit, Wise Associate
Wally Tablit is the current Vice President of Mission Services with AtWork! where he oversees individualized employment and community inclusion services across 3 counties in WA State. Wally is a recognized leader in the field of Supported Employment with over 23 years’ experience working with people with disabilities, and he is known as a strong collaborator and colleague among his peers. As a trainer and consultant, Wally assists with organizational transformation, best practices in supported employment, and building capacity. Wally’s enduring commitment to this work is rooted in his passion for creating a fully inclusive and integrated community for people with disabilities, and he is involved with many key projects to help successfully implement the Employment First movement.
Wally is past-president of the WA APSE Board, and he was elected to the National Board of APSE in 2017.
Wally lives in Seattle with his husband Steve and their dog Sammy, and they enjoy exploring every off-leash dog park and new restaurants together. Wally believes everyone should have a place in their community, a mission for their life, and a signature theme song.