November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wise Online Academy
This is an online event
Jim Corey

We are excited to present the Wise Online Employment Academy Course:  Job Development & Marketing with Jenny Crook and Debra McLean.

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.

COST: $250.00 for individual course; price break of $175 if taking all four courses for ACRE certfication (contact [email protected] for ACRE certification discount code)

Registration closes when the class is full.

Zoom Webinar Dates and Times
(all times West Coast/PST times, please adjust for your timezone)
November 4, 11 am – 1 pm
November 6, 11 am – 1 pm
November 8, Noon – 1 pm
November 12, 11 am – 1 pm

Cancellation Notice:  A 100% refund is possible if a registrant cancels within one calendar week of the event start.  50% will be allowed 3 calendar days prior to the event start.  No refund will be allowed thereafter unless approved by the Director of Wise.  Please notify [email protected] of any cancellation as soon as possible.

Your Trainers:

Debra McLean, Wise Associate (Portland, OR)
Debra is passionate about seeing all people obtain employment. She has been intrigued with community building and person centered planning as a way to see individuals with disabilities succeed in jobs that fit them since 1988. She has worked on a number of projects involving people with disabilities and employment. Debra provides training and consultation on employment and person centered planning in Washington and Oregon, and she has taught classes on these topics at Portland State University in the Teacher Education Program and for Highline Community College. She has worked with schools, families, agencies, businesses, and individuals, both in the U.S. and in Australia. Debra holds an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling and Deafness, and she is an enthusiastic walker and family member.

Jenny Crook, Program Manager, Portland
Jenny has experience as a Competitive Integrated Employment Program Manager, an Employment Specialist, and a Job Coach in Oregon. She became a Certified Employment Support Professional through APSE in 2014 and received her BS in Sociology from Portland State University. She enjoys using her training as a Person Centered Planning Facilitator to brainstorm employment possibilities with people. Jenny’s interests and strengths are in collaborating with supported employment programs and teams to create and implement best practices. She is passionate about the tenets of Employment First and achieving equitable employment for all people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. When not in the office she enjoys reading dystopian novels, thrift shopping for treasures, cats, and spending time with family.

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