Boots on the Ground Workshop: A Virtual Program on How to Thrive in a Virtual Job Market with Trillium

April 2, 2021


Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice Workshop

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.



 A Virtual Program on How to Thrive in a Virtual Job Market


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Please join us on Friday, April 2 for our seminar, "A Virtual Program on How to Thrive in a Virtual Job Market" with Trillium.

This presentation will help organizations, groups, and individuals prepare to navigate and thrive in the evolving job market as it transitions to virtual platforms. During this session, you will receive a comprehensive training program on the virtual interview process. The program includes PowerPoints, videos, and forms to prepare individuals and supported employment agencies. This training will give the viewers the resources to replicate the program or take the information that is most relevant and valuable to the organization. Our goal is to make this information accessible for organizations to continue to support individuals in finding meaningful employment in this socially distanced climate.

Learning Objectives:

  • Resources and tools that will prepare staff to support individuals in a virtual interview setting, including PowerPoints, forms, and example videos.
  • How to prepare individuals in a virtual interview setting including considerations for before, during, and after the interview process.
  • Information on how to effectively facilitate a three-day virtual mock interview training on a group or individual scale.
  • Encourage the continuous learning mindset.


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:

Olivia Pomata has been with Trillium since 2014. She is a Senior Employment Consultant that has developed programs such as Job Club, to engage individuals in active learnings and networking. Olivia went to school for Occupational Therapy and Behavior Analysis and received her BA degree in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys photography, hiking, and coaching soccer at a local elementary school. Olivia holds the Employment Professional Certificate.

Megan Brandes enjoys her work as an Employment Consultant at Trillium Employment Services, an organization that is committed to creating an inclusive community. She is originally from Colorado and moved to the beautiful State of Washington in 2019 to pursue work in supported employment. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has worked and volunteered in various organizations in the helping field including working with a foster care agency that specializes in supporting children with developmental disabilities. Megan is passionate about supporting individuals in their journey to reach their own goals and dreams.

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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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