September 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wise Webinar Series: 

Community Inclusion: Billable versus Non-Billable Activities

 with Rod Duncan and Josie Sparks 

Please join us on Wednesday, September 16th for our webinar, Community Inclusion: Billable versus Non-Billable Activities.”

In this interactive webinar, Regional representative Rod Duncan and facilitator Josie Sparks will discuss and support discussion on the variable degrees of community settings.  Rod Duncan will highlight the difference of Community Inclusion billable hours vs. non-billable hours as it relates to the four elements of quality CI services. This webinar will highlight how to create opportunities for participants to engage in community- based activities that support social connections, education, recreation, personal development and inclusion in their community.  This webinar also takes on the complexity of building opportunities based on the many layers of hidden skills that we all possess.


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

  • Understanding and examples of Billable Activities vs. Non-Billable activities
  • Discussion on the variable degrees of community settings
  • Addressing Purpose, Goals and Outcomes
  • Addressing key challenges and common roadblocks and limiting visions of what “In” the community virtually is vs. “In” the community in Washing State phases
  • Building capacity around individual’s goals
  • Implementation of CI requirements, characteristics of quality CI service

Do you require an accommodation, materials in alternate format or have inquiries about accessibility in this event? If so, please reach out to [email protected] no later than 5pm Friday prior to this webinar. Due to the short turnaround of our webinar series we are unable to accommodate same day requests. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

*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

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.

Supported employment is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and self-determination.  Here at Wise, we are committed to standing up for and embracing positive changes in policies and practices to stamp out oppression and discrimination in our institutions and systems. We are focused on our mission of inclusion and equitable employment for people with disabilities. With this in mind, we ask that all participants extend respect, humility and grace during our events. We strive to create a learning platform where we all leave with new ways of thinking, doing and moving supported employment forward.
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