May 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This is an online event
Zoom / Webinar
Beth Mckenney

Wise Webinar a Day Series: Uncovering Hidden Talents and Turning to Opportunity with Josie Sparks

Please join us on Friday, May 8th for our webinar, “Uncovering Hidden Talents and Turning to Opportunity” with Josie Sparks. 

This 2-hour document workshop training will provide basic understanding around Supported Employment Community Inclusion service goal writing and take a deeper dive into the quality indicators associated with the service plans in the developmental disabilities system. This training will help participants better understand the county’s billable activity sheet and its purpose through direct support. This training will also help participants connect the dots from a client’s Annual Plan to provider’s case notes to applying it through direct support. Participants will receive training through classroom instruction and peer to peer group breakout sessions working directly with individuals Annual/6-month plan.

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

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


*Please note: Wise maintains registration and attendance records for our events and training programs. Attendees that fully participate in events and/or complete training programs will receive a certificate to document  full participation as back up for billing purposes.  Wise is required to monitor participation in our courses and provide reports to our funding sources so that they may utilize these records in the course of their audits of programs. These reports may include actual time spent by attendee name, event/training title, county and state. Reports are provided to ensure there is documented proof of the appropriate use of government funds for the purposes of professional development.

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. 

Wise provides Washington State Educator/Teacher Clock Hours for our webinars. For more information and to request Clock Hours, please click here. 

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.


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