Boots on the Ground Seminar: The Discovery Binder: A Hands-On Approach to Remote Work with The Arc of Spokane

June 15, 2021


Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice Seminar

In collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration, Wise is pleased to announce the Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice! Comprised of two sessions per week, this Community of Practice will offer hands on examples and opportunities to see innovative direct service from employment providers across the State of Washington. Tuesday seminars will occur each week from 9:30 to 11:30am PST, and Friday workshops will provide follow up conversation and activities based on the Tuesday content from 9:30 to 10:30am PST. These events are open to all and free of charge.

*Attending the Tuesday seminar is not required in order to participate in Friday's workshop, although you are encouraged to do so. Recordings of Tuesday's events will be made available the following Wednesday to those who could not attend. Register for the Friday workshop that corresponds with this event by visiting to the Wise Calendar (scheduled for Friday of that same week).


The Discovery Binder: A Hands-On Approach to Remote Work

The Arc of Spokane

Please join us on Tuesday, June 15 for our seminar, "The Discovery Binder: A Hands-On Approach to Remote Work" with The Arc of Spokane. 

In these difficult times, we’ve all had to come up with creative solutions to the pervasive problems we face. In this webinar, you will learn all about an innovative invention by the Arc of Spokane called the “Discovery Binder”. We will provide you with the tools and the know-how, but it is ultimately up to you how to use them when you decide to build the binder for your clients. Grab your virtual arts and crafts kit and come get crafty with us!

Learning Objectives:
  • To show how flexible and creative this tool is – the sky is truly the limit with where you can go in designing this binder! 
  • Demonstrate its effectiveness in merging the safety of remote work with the personability of face-to-face work. 
  • The binder’s role in extrapolating upon the Discovery Report in SETWorks – helping to improve the service anyone who sees it can provide to the client.

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. 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. Attendees that participate in our events and/or complete training programs will receive a certificate to document participation as back up for billing purposes.  


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



Meet the Panel:


Luke Tolley

Luke Tolley has been with The Arc of Spokane for 8 years, serving as Director of Community Engaged Programs for The Arc of Spokane. He oversees The Arc’s Supported Employment, Community Inclusion, Transition & Young Adult Programs and Community Center. Luke is a certified person-centered planner and worked with Spokane County’s Ignite and HireAbility teams. A lifelong Spokane resident, Luke is also a longtime community organizer, serving for over a decade in Spokane’s Community Assembly and leading various neighborhood planning, leadership, and business development efforts. He is motivated to share what he has learned by a profound belief in the power of inclusion, community and wanting to leave a better community for his 6-year-old-daughter.

Vanessa Prendiville

Vanessa Prendiville has been with The Arc of Spokane for almost 2 years as the Supported Employment Program Manager. She believes in creativity, refining processes, and reaching out to utilize different resources. She has lived all over the country recently moving from Virginia where she got her MBA while working at the veterinary school her husband was attending. We welcomed our daughter into the world in the last year and are relearning how to include her in the things we love to do.

Austin Storseth

Austin has been an Employment Specialist for the Arc of Spokane for only three months - making him very green to the company and this field of work. He works primarily with Job Foundations and School to Work clients and loves being a part of the initial steps in his clients’ vocational journey. He is currently working towards a Counselling Psychology degree and is also enrolled in an online Hellenistic Astrology program for fun! When he isn’t working or studying, he is taking care of his grandmother and playing with his Shih Tzu-Maltese dog named Brahma.

*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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