April 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is an online event

Wise Online Employment Academy: Job Development & Marketing

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.

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.

Registration closes when the class is full.

Zoom Webinar Dates and Times
April 1:  9:00 am-12:00 noon PST/12:00-3:00 pm EST
April 2:  9:00 am-12:00 noon PST/12:00-3:00 pm EST
April 6:  10:00 am-12:00 noon PST/1:00-3:00 pm EST

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 Training Team:

Charly Walters, Program Manager, Spokane
Charly came to Wise with a passion for social equality, which she has developed with over a decade of experience in job coaching, job development, residential care, and volunteering with individuals with disabilities. Having grown up in a rural environment, Charly was immersed in an inclusive community where labels such as disability were not something that separated or divided people from one another, an experience which has led to her lifelong career. Before starting with Wise, Charly spent 6 years working in employment for both King and Spokane Counties. She also provided embedded employment training and consulting to high school students learning to manage dual diagnoses. In her current role at Wise, Charly is working with Spokane County and Spokane businesses on the HireAbility Spokane initiative, which focuses on business to business events and marketing. She is also a co-trainer for the WELN Job Development course and is learning to assist Eastern & Central Washington counties with technical assistance. Charly is excited about and dedicated to the idea of promoting social equality through education, opportunity, and employment. When Charly is not working, you can find her spending time in the beautiful eastern Washington outdoors; hiking, skiing, camping or on the lake. 

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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