March 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
This is an online event
Robyn Slocom

Wise Online Employment Academy: Introduction to Supported Employment, Discovery and Person-Centered Employment Planning

Course Description:  This course is an exciting and impactful introduction to the field of supported employment which will energize people new to the field and re-energize those already working in it.  It will engage and activate your abilities to support people with disabilities to create lives of their own choosing.  It will provide a full review of the values and practice of employment for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, instruction on how to perform Discovery with an employment candidate, and will familiarize you with Person-Centered Employment Planning to inform and strengthen action plans.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with Supported Employment history, the current state of the field, and your place in it
  • Be familiar with the Discovery Process, be able to perform Discovery with an employment candidate, and be able to write a Vocational Profile as the basis for Employment Planning, and
  • Be familiar with Person-centered Futures Employment Planning and able to use it in assisting in developing Employment Action plans.

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:  $250; $175 for those who’ve completed any of the previous Academy Courses from July 2019 to present – contact Robyn Slocom at [email protected] for the discount code.  Free for those performing work in WA State – Use promo code WASTATE  (no spaces) and make sure to click Apply.

Space is limited to 30 participants; Registration closes once capacity is reached.

Date, Time, and Webinar topic; Adjust for YOUR timezone
March 25:  11:00 am-1:00 pm PST/2:00-4:00 pm EST
March 27: 9:00-11:00 am PST/12:00-2:00 pm EST
March 30: 9:00-11:00 am PST/12:00-2:00 pm EST
March 31:  9:00-11:00 am PST/12:00-2:00 pm EST

Note: Earning a Certificate of Completion for this course requires: 1) Registering for and using the Wise Online Learning Platform, 2) Attending all webinars and not missing more than one hour of webinar content for the whole course, and 3) Completing all offline skill-building activities (Postings on the Discussion Board, etc.).

Your Training Team:

Katherine Titus, Senior Program Manager
Katherine Titus has 18+ years of experience working with individuals who are planning for work. Katherine has worked with individuals, families, Counties, the Developmental Disability Administration, DVR, employers, and schools to promote equity and empowerment in lives, opportunities, and employment for all. Some of the work Katherine is experienced with include facilitating person-centered employment plans, working with service providers and individuals in WA state and North Dakota to expand person Centered Planning practices, training to groups of 40+ on both Person Centered Planning and self-determination. Katherine also works with employers in Spokane who are looking to expand their work force. In addition, Katherine is a part of the event planning team at WISE, working on conferences around the state that provide information to anywhere from 100-1000 people. Katherine’s strengths include supporting individuals through system navigation, person-centered planning, and advocating side-by-side with other advocates. She believes in working at a high level of optimism, discipline, and energy in all areas of life.  Katherine enjoys spending free time with her family and large family of friends, is immersed in college football (Roll Tide) and will jump at any opportunity to travel and see new places.
Dan Rutten, Senior Program Manager
Dan has been working in the field of Supported Employment since 2004 and has worked as a Job Coach, Employment Consultant, and Program Manager. Dan is a Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) through APSE and received his BA is Social Sciences from the University of Washington. Being a strong believer in the idea that knowledge exists to share, not be kept, Dan enjoys collaborating with people whenever possible. Dan’s professional interests include job coaching and fading supports, environmental adaptations, Person Centered Planning, utilizing goal setting to drive services, as well as program management strategies. Outside of work Dan spends his time collecting records, reading, cooking, and spending time with his family.
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