January 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am – January 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Summit Wellness Building
600 E Main St
Elma, WA 98541
Jenny Crook

Systematic Instruction and Follow Along

January 23-24, 2020 

This WELN training is sponsored by Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Thurston Counties in collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).

The training will focus on helping individuals learn to perform and maintain their employment. Topics will include a basic overview of a job start, including how to prepare for the first day of work and how to conduct a task analysis.  We will explore systematic instruction and task analysis, with particular attention to fading support from the first day of work. The training will also include the use of natural supports, as well as important elements of successful long term support.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of instruction and self determination as these topics relate to the history of supported employment
  2. Obtain a general understanding of job design
  3. Learn to conduct task analysis
  4. Consider how individual learning styles and teaching methods can be applied in various situations
  5. Obtain a general understanding of systematic instruction
  6. Gain tools to help an individual prepare for their first day at a new job
  7. Develop the ability to identify and implement natural supports at a worksite
  8. Identify key elements in providing long term supports to help individuals maintain employment
  9. Consider how employment agencies can provide strong training, job start and retention services.



The Washington Employment Learning Network (WELN) core employment series 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.

Additional Information:

  • Coffee and 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

(360) 482-6868

The Trainers:

Robyn Slocom, Senior Program Manager, joined Wise in 2015 with over 25 years of comprehensive field experience serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a myriad of roles. BA degrees in Psychology and Sociology/Social Work and a Master’s degree in Business Administration seem like an odd combination, but not for Robyn; she loves to both explore the “big picture” of any situation and to figure out how to make the “details” really work. She found a perfect fit with Wise, where she can focus on change management, capacity building, consulting, training, and empowering people. She loves to apply internationa perspectives and Lean Management techniques to organizational and employment program practices, focusing on value-added and person-centered activities while requirements are met in a more manageable way. 

Shaun Wood, Wise Senior Program Manager, is a community developer who is passionate about social justice and equality of opportunity, and has worked to support people with disabilities since 2002. Since then, he continues to work in schools, people’s homes, and job sites helping to build inclusive communities. Shaun is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a certified Employment Specialist. He served in the United States Peace Corps in Bulgaria and surrounding countries, and has both his M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis and his B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights from the University of Washington. Shaun is particularly interested in using ABA, emerging technology, reflective processes, and mentorship to drive employment outcomes.
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