November 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This is an online event
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Wise Webinar Series: 

Supported Employment: It’s Poetry in Motion When it Works

 with Emily Harris and Debra McLean

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Please join us on Wednesday, November 25th for our webinar, Supported Employment: It’s Poetry in Motion When it Works” with Emily Harris & Debra McLean.

In this session Debra McLean, Wise Associate and Emily Harris, Wise, will partner to highlight some Supported Employment tips and tools to implement in your work today.  In a fun, informative session, Debra and Emily will share their approach to connecting people to jobs that fit them, and their creative spin on both job development style and training.

*This training wouldn’t be poetry in motion without a smattering of Supported Employment Poems.

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

  • An approach for Discovery digging deeper to discover who a person is, and ideas about where they could thrive in an employment setting
  • Ideas about how to access your community networks using skills and interests as a guide.
  • Putting it all together- how to take information you know about a person, and their community and relate it to job match.

Good news, this this webinar has been pre-approved for 2 hours of APSE CESP continuing education (CE).

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.

Debra McLean

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.

Emily Harris

Emily Harris has had the good fortune to be affiliated with people with disabilities throughout her life. She has over 12 years’ experience doing work as an Employment Consultant and a Positive Behavior Support Consultant with individuals, families, and Employment Agencies in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. She also has international consulting experience working with employment agencies across New Zealand. Emily is committed to the concept of inclusion and full participation and knows that employment is critical to equity. She holds a BS in Arts and Letters with a focus in Women Studies and English, is a Certified Employment Professional through APSE, and currently serves on the National APSE Employment Support Professional Certification Council (ESPCC). Emily is a trainer and trained in the process of Person-Centered Planning. Emily is a natural networker and believes that being connected in your community is vital to the success of connecting people with sustainable employment. Emily loves music (especially soul and oldies on vinyl), spending time with her family, and vintage shopping in small towns.

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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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