Wise Online Employment Academy: Job Development & Marketing
Please join us for this webinar-based, instructor-led, workshop which provides a thorough overview of the essential functions of marketing and customized job development for employment support professionals who work with job seekers with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This course gives employment specialists the values, confidence, and skills they need to work with the business community to develop win-win employment opportunities meeting the needs of the job seekers they serve and the businesses that hire them. It also provides insight, inspiration and a reminder of the basic values and creative, time-tested, approaches that are truly effective in successfully performing this valuable social service.
Designed to engage, inspire and activate your abilities, the course consists of pre-course readings, a series of webinars, reading assignments, offline skill building activities and course discussion forum participation.
This Course is part of the Wise Online Academy ACRE-certified Employment Specialist Core Training Series. Read more about the series and ACRE certification by clicking here.
Cost: $200, may be reimbursable to WA State residents upon successful completion of the course. Please reach out to your DDA County Coordinator to confirm if this option is available.
Space is limited to 100 participants; Registration closes once capacity is reached.
Zoom Webinar Dates and Times
Feb 9: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
Feb 11: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
Feb 16: 12-1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST
Feb 18: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
Feb 22: 12-1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST
Your Training Team:
Charly Walters, Program Manager, Seattle
Charly came to Wise with a passion for social equality, which she has developed with over a decade of experience in job coaching, job development, residential care, and volunteering with individuals with disabilities. Having grown up in a rural environment, Charly was immersed in an inclusive community where labels such as disability were not something that separated or divided people from one another, an experience which has led to her lifelong career. Before starting with Wise, Charly spent 6 years working in employment for both King and Spokane Counties. She also provided embedded employment training and consulting to high school students learning to manage dual diagnoses. In her current role at Wise, Charly is working with Spokane County and Spokane businesses on the HireAbility Spokane initiative, which focuses on business to business events and marketing. She is also a co-trainer for the WELN Job Development course and is learning to assist Eastern & Central Washington counties with technical assistance. Charly is excited about and dedicated to the idea of promoting social equality through education, opportunity, and employment. When Charly is not working, you can find her spending time in the beautiful eastern Washington outdoors; hiking, skiing, camping or on the lake.
Emily Harris, Senior Program Manager, Portland