Seeing Community & Building Connections with an Employment Lens
This webinar will explore the value of building community relationships and networking with an employment lens. From your neighbor to your grocer, family members to airplane seat mates, local community groups to business meetups- job leads are everywhere!
- Building a strong community connection, and ideas about how to expand your network.
- Provide ideas about where you can meet new people, service organizations
- Give tools and ideas about how to highlight a job seeker in your networking pursuits.
- Highlight that networking is a lifestyle, and how you chose to show up will enhance your continuous ability to make connections.
- Hear about our King County Partners for Work project, maybe you can replicate in your community
Meet the trainers:
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.
Debbie Moore joined Wise in 2010 as the Rotary Partners for Work Coordinator, bringing over 25 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities. Most recently she worked for 13 years as a Career Specialist within the Issaquah School District Transition Program, where she implemented and managed students’ career development activities. Prior to that, her introduction into the field was 9 years working as the Employment Manager within an agency that supported the first employees’ transition out of the workshop into competitive employment. Debbie’s strengths include creative job development, facilitating and maintaining partnerships within Rotarian businesses, supporting employment activities with school districts in King County, collaborating with various agencies, and facing daily challenges head on. In addition to managing the Partners for Work project, Debbie also provides trainings to Transition Program staff, assists with Conferences throughout the state, and is part of the Person Center Planning team. Working at Wise affords her the luxury of making impactful community connections and creative employment opportunities.
Debbie lives in Issaquah and was raised in Bellevue. She has one son and a new daughter-in-law. She is a proud WSU Graduate with a Business degree. She enjoys free time spent with family and friends, going to movies, hikes, coffee and laughter. Every opportunity to travel is welcomed with open arms.