Wise Online Employment Academy: Job Development & Marketing

May 13, 2021

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.  

US Webinar Dates and Times (adjust for your time zone)

May 4 – 12 (noon) – 2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
May 6 – 12 (noon) – 2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
May 10 – 12 (noon) – 1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST
May 11 – 12 (noon) – 2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
May 13 – 12 (noon) – 1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST

New Zealand Webinar Dates and Times
May 5 – 9-11 am NZT
May 7 – 9-11 am NZT
May 11 –   9-10 am NZT
May 12 –  9-11 am NZT
May 14 – 9-10 am NZT

The total expected time to complete this course, including offline skill-building activities, is 12 hours.

Cost:  $200, WA State residents may seek reimbursement for successful completion of the course.  Contact your County Coordinator for verification.

Space is limited to 100 participants; Registration closes once capacity is reached.

Note: Participation in and earning a certificate of completion for this Course requires: 1) Registering for and using the Wise Online Learning Platform, 2) Attending all 4 webinars and not missing more than one hour for the course and completing assignments outside of course webinar time.

All coursework must be completed within 1 week of the final webinar to earn a certificate.  Unless an approved exception request is granted in advance, if coursework is not completed by the deadline, students would need register, pay and to retake the course to earn a certificate.

Your Training Team:

Image: Circular headshot of Wise Program Manager, Jenny Crook.

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.

Image: Circular headshot of Wise Senior Program Manager, Emily Harris.

Emily Harris, Senior Program Manager, Portland

Emily Harris has had the good fortune to be affiliated with people with disabilities throughout her life. She has experience as an employment consultant and as a Positive Behavior Support consultant with individuals, families, and employment agencies in the Pacific Northwest. She also has international consulting experience 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. Emily is a primary trainer and the manager for the Oregon Employment Learning Network (OELN), a Person Centered Planning facilitator, and teaches the spring quarter of the Clark County Highline Employment Professional Certificate Program. Emily coordinates the Clark County Family Training Series, and helps to coordinate the Oregon Transformation Voices from the Field video series project. She holds a BS in Arts in Letters with a focus in women studies and English, and is a Certified Employment Professional through APSE. Emily is interested in creative, innovative, low-tech ways to support people to be independent on their jobs. Emily loves music (especially soul and oldies on vinyl), running, spending time with her family, and vintage shopping in small towns.

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