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Recruit, Cultivate and Retain - Leadership Series
$750 Virtual platform

Recruit, Cultivate and Retain (RCR) is a leadership series designed for mid-level managers working in employment and community inclusion service provider agencies. By joining RCR, you will have the opportunity to develop immediately usable skills for developing your own career and promoting increased job satisfaction for staff you manage. In community with other program managers, we will re-energize, create solutions to complex problems and share expertise.

Goals:

  • Learn strategies for recruiting, developing and retaining staff
  • Increase your leadership skills as a manager and leader
  • Develop a plan for advancing your career
  • Hone systems and processes for developing staff into leadership positions
  • Connect with other leaders that are managing employment and day services
  • Deepen and develop relationships across organizations in your community

For more information and to register go to https://www.gowise.org/home/training/rcr/

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APSE National Conference 2024
$Varies Charlotte, North Carolina

APSE's national conference will be in North Carolina in 2024. The theme is Navigating Tomorrow Together. They are accepting presentation proposals until Feb 16, 2024. Early bird registration closes on 3/31/24. For more details and information to register go the registration link.

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Creative Strategies for Showcasing Job Seekers Beyond Traditional Resumes This is a MWT sponsored training
$Free Zoom

Have you noticed that a resume isn’t always the best tool to highlight a job seeker’s potential? In fact, traditional resumes can often leave employers with more questions and hesitations. What can employment professionals do instead?

Join our upcoming webinar to:

  • learn how to creatively represent job seekers with disabilities to employers
  • discover how to leverage visual and video resumes to showcase positive work attributes effectively
  • explore customized employment strategies that not only meet business’s needs but empower job seekers

This webinar is for employment professionals and educators assisting people with disabilities to participate in career exploration and find competitive jobs. You will receive 1 hour of professional development for attending.

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FREE Online ACRE Employment Specialist Training This is a MWT sponsored training
$FREE Online Learning Platform

Join us for this unique, instructor-supported online training to become a Certified Employment Specialist. The courses and fieldwork are all available online 24/7 and there is no traveling required. Select "ACRE training" on the registration form.

Log in and complete the work at your convenience. There are three required scheduled webinars to enhance your learning experience and network with other professionals in the group. Instructors are available during the training to answer any of your questions and support you in completing the required work. We provide ample time to complete all the required courses through the College of Employment Services and to submit your fieldwork assignments. You can pace yourself and finish as early in the training as you would like but you must complete all the work by September 30, 2024. You will receive your ACRE certificate as soon as you complete all the work.

Required Zoom webinars (ASL Interpreters will be provided for all webinars):

Monday July 1, 10:00-11:00am — Training Overview and Orientation

Tuesday August 6, 10:00-11:100am — Fieldwork Discussion

Monday September 30, 10:00-11:00am — Implementing ACRE Best Practices

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The Innovative Guided Rehabilitation Employer Engagement Training Series (iGREET)
$FREE online or virtual options

The core components of the training are 4 modules that are offered in both for virtual classroom style and self-paced online versions. To support agency wide adoption of the principles and practices presented in the training, supplemental training and guides are available for agency leadership and trainers. CRC continuing education credits and certificates of completion are available upon request.

The online, asynchronous iGREET course offers participants the opportunity to complete individual iGREET modules or the entire course within a three-month period. This is a stand-alone, self-paced course using the iGREET curriculum content and a variety of online learning modalities, including case studies, videos, text, resources, and knowledge checks.

For learners who prefer to learn through discussion and face-to-face interactions, the iGREET course (14 lessons) is offered via Zoom and is delivered classroom style. This format is great for you if you prefer to interact with your fellow participants and the trainers. Lessons are typically held once a week and attendance at all or most of the lessons is required

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Assisting Individuals with Complex Needs in Employment This is a MWT sponsored training
$FREE zoom

Have you ever met a job seeker with complex support needs and wondered how you could help them succeed at work?  Have you felt inadequately prepared to assist someone on your caseload with feeding support needs, behavioral challenges, limited personal safety awareness, or other complexities?

Although individuals with high support needs may present unique challenges, there are strategies you can use to ensure all job seekers have what they need to thrive in the workforce.

Join this free webinar to explore these strategies as well as steps you can take throughout the employment process to pave the way toward on-the-job success and satisfaction. In this webinar, we will:

  • share approaches to identifying and implementing work-related supports
  • discuss the benefits of a strengths-based approach to employment
  • review placement support planning
  • highlight best practices through anecdotes and success stories

This webinar is for professionals providing employment support for people with disabilities, including employment specialists, job coaches, counselors, and/or transition staff. Earn 1 hour of professional development for attending.

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Supporting Individuals with Autism in the Workplace This is a MWT sponsored training
$FREE zoom

Individuals with autism bring valuable and unique assets to the workplace, yet supporting the specific and often complex needs of clients with autism can be challenging for employers. How can employment professionals and educators support the sensory, communication, social, and mental health needs of autistic job seekers while engaging their strengths in the workplace? How can practitioners ensure that job placements are well-matched to mutually benefit the preferences and needs of job seekers and employers?

This in-depth training will include discussion of common characteristics of autism and their potential impact on employment, strategies to facilitate independence, self-management, and self-advocacy throughout the employment process, examples of practical workplace accommodations, and much more. Questions about this training should be directed to Kelly.Wanzer@umb.edu.

This training is appropriate for employment professionals and educators assisting people with autism on their employment journey and provides three hours of professional development.

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Fading Supports in the Workplace Training This is a MWT sponsored training
$FREE Zoom

Critical to the success of individuals with disabilities in employment is successful fading and maximizing the use of natural supports. This FREE training will include why fading and natural supports are important for people with disabilities, programs that support them, and businesses that hire them. You will learn how to identify and use natural supports at the jobsite, when and how to implement systematic instruction and task analysis, and how to build the independence and confidence of the individual in the workplace. The training is appropriate for anyone providing support services to individuals and students with disabilities. Earn 5 hours of professional development time.

Location: Zoom. (Zoom link will is sent via email with registration confirmation)

For more information, contact lara.enein@umb.edu

Accommodation request deadline: Must be received by Friday August 30, 2024

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