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Training Calendar

Events in September 2021

  • Wise Webinar Series: Community Relationship Building

    Wise Webinar Series: Community Relationship Building

    September 22, 2021

    Welcome to the 2021-22 Wise Webinar Series!

    Community Relationship Building

    Join Wise Program Managers, Jenny Crook & Charly Walters for this thought-provoking webinar about building relationships in the community.  We will cover the WHY, how relationship building impacts inclusion and employment outcomes. We will then cover the HOW, utilizing new and familiar tools for you to become an employer go-to for employees! We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 22nd at 12pm.

    Learning objectives:

    • Learn that most of us have gotten jobs through someone we know
    • Learn that the better the relationship, the better the match
    • Learn that the better the relationship, the better the referral
    • Learn what the typical hiring hierarchy looks like
    • Learn how to build trust through acting with integrity
    Jenny Crook

    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


    Charly Walters

    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.

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