April 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is an online event
Shaun Wood

The Fundamental Series:

CI 101, Breaking Down Interests: expansive vs. restrictive thinking 

  with Josie Sparks

Please join us on Monday, April 20th for our next webinar, “CI 101, Breaking Down Interests: expansive vs. restrictive thinking” with Josie Sparks.


This 6-week 2-hour weekly webinar will start with providing the basic understanding around CI services. Each week we will take a deeper dive into the needs of providing services and innovative ways of providing services during COVID 19. Focus will be on building and strengthening relationships with local community members, who are not paid employees.  Learn how to create opportunities for participants to engage in community- based activities that support socialization, education, integration, recreation and personal development. 


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

  • Basic understanding of Criteria, Policy, Guidelines to Community Inclusion services
  • Addressing key challenges
  • Community Inclusion – Purpose and Goals
  • Effective implementation of CI requirements and characteristics of quality
  • Team coaching for staff on Community Inclusion
  • Building capacity around individual’ skills, gifts, preferred activity and desires
  • Writing SMART goals followed by SMART case note writing
  • Effective implementation of CI requirements, characteristics of quality Supported Employment and Community Inclusion services
  • Plan Development

* Please note – 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]

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