Events and Registration

Supported Employment Core Training Series

Supported Employment Core Training Schedule

The SE Core Training Series is made up of 2 sessions. Session 1 and Session 2 are both comprised of online courses and days held live via Zoom.  You must take the sessions sequentially and we require you to complete the online courses prior to the live via Zoom days.

Session 1: Overview of Supported Employment Services in Kentucky
Session 2:  Impact of Wages on Benefits

Live Via Zoom Days:


Session 1 – March 21, 23, 25
Session 2 – April 19

Session 1 – May 16, 18, 20
Session 2 – June 21

Session 1 – July 18, 20, 22
Session 2 – August 24

Session 1 – September 26, 28, 30
Session 2 – October 19

Session 1 – November 14, 16, 18
Session 2 – December 15


Session 1 – January 23, 25, 27
Session 2 – February 15

Session 1 – March 27, 29, 31
Session 2 – April 26

Session 1 – May 15, 17, 19
Session 2 – June 21

Live via Zoom days will be held 9:30 – 3:30 Eastern/8:30 – 2:30 Central.

All online courses are self-paced and include quizzes in which you need to pass with a score of at least 80%.

A certificate of completion will be automatically generated once passing the final quiz.

Participants must have access to a computer or large tablet, with reliable internet, for the live via Zoom days to participate in activities related to the training. We ask you not join via phone.

There is no fee for this training series.

Core Series Attendance


Online learning management system and days live via Zoom

Times are Eastern Time Zone:

9:00 sign-in/Zoom Room opens

9:30-3:30 training


There is no Registration Fee

Registration :

Click here to Register

The learner will create an account in the Learning Management System and then register by completing the “About Me” section.



The entire Supported Employment Core Training Series is required for those who will be providing any portion of direct support in Supported Employment in Kentucky.  Anyone interested in Supported Employment is welcome to attend.



Session 1 Online Course (SETP 101): Supported Employment Overview provides an overview of the service of supported employment in Kentucky, including OVR required documentation and expectations, and the nature of supported employment as opposed to other support services.  Upon registration participants are asked to indicate if they provide Traditional or IPS Supported Employment and they will have the overview course specific to the service they provide.

Session 1 Live via Zoom (3 days):
Day 1 – Person Centered Job Selection/Career Profile
What’s a good job for this person, and how do we know? How might we discover personal gifts and talents previously unrecognized? What are fitting types of work formerly unconsidered? This day will focus on the process of: planning personalized approaches to discovery, writing a Person Centered Employment Plan/Career Profile, and using what’s learned to get ready for job development.
Day 2 – Job Development
After we know the kind of job we’re seeking, then how do we find it? What are varied ways that we might represent the people we serve? What are issues surrounding disclosure?  We’ll explore: customized jobs, informational interviews, contacting employers, employer incentives, answering employer objections, developing public relations materials, and more.
Day 3 – Job Analysis & Long Term Supports
We’ll learn about taking the next step – moving from job development to job analysis: studying workplace culture and learning about areas of particular importance, learning the typical employee instructional/support practices within a business, and defining the roles of the SE Employment Specialist in a way that honors typical business practices to the fullest extent possible. This information is then built upon to discuss effective ways to provide support over time, both on and off the job site.


Session 2 Online Course (SETP 102): Overview of the Impact of Wages on Social Security Disability Benefits

Session 2 Live via Zoom (1 day):
Day 1 – Overview of the Impact of Wages on Social Security Disability Benefits
This day of training will build upon the required online course (SETP 102) by providing opportunities to apply what was learned. Did you know someone who receives SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) can work, possibly even full-time, and still maintain their eligibility for a cash payment and Medicaid or Medicare? Did you know you can save $16,000/year in a STABLE account, and more if you’re working, and not lose eligibility for SSI, Medicaid or other means-tested programs? By the end of the day, employment professionals should be able to confidently share information and resources so job seekers, family members and others who support them will make decisions about employment based on facts and not fear. Check out to get started!

2022 Supported Employment Leadership Series
January - November 2022
(13 days - flexible)


Parts 1, 3 and 4 – Zoom
Part 2 – Zoom and in-person, University of Louisville, Shelby Campus


Beginning January 18, 2022



$600/entire series


The 2022 SE Leadership Series is designed for people wanting to develop high quality supported employment services. It features 13 days of advanced professional development: Part 1 – SRV as a Theory of Practice for Developing High Quality Employment Services, Part 2 – Systematic Instruction, Part 3 – Discovery, and Part 4 – Job Development. The demonstration of high quality supported employment services is essential in Kentucky and nationally. Our Leadership Series is dedicated to this cause — offering experiential opportunities for learning and applying the latest and best employment approaches. We’ll explore what to do and how to proceed, and most important WHY.

13 days not required – Participation in all four leadership events highly recommended. The content areas are designed to be sequential and cumulative. However, for some, participation in all 12 days may not be possible. Therefore, participants may select any combination of the four events. (Check event descriptions for prerequisite requirements and recommendations.) Because the same events will be offered annually, it will be possible, for example, to participate in Parts 1 and 2 in 2022, and then Parts 3 and 4 in 2023.

Three certifications will be offered – We’re continuing our arrangement with Marc Gold & Associates by offering three certifications: 1-Systematic Instruction, 2-Discovery, and 3-Job Development.

Please refer to the 2022 SE Leadership Series page for information about:  Certification Options and Requirements,  Event Prerequisites, Content and Instructors,  Registration Form and Deadlines, and  Registration and Certification Fees


Part 1 – January 18-20 and 25-27, 2022 (Zoom) – SRV as a Theory of Practice for Developing High Quality Employment Services

Part 2 – February 22-23 and March 29-30, 2022 (Zoom), May 17-18 (in-person) – MG&A Systematic Instruction Gateway

Part 3 – June 21-23 and 28-30, 2022 (Zoom) – MG&A Discovery Gateway

Part 4 – November 8-10 and 15-17, 2022 (Zoom) – MG&A Job Development Gateway

For additional information and registration form, go to the 2022 SE Leadership Series page.

Event Registration Deadlines 
Events will remain open unless capacity is exceeded. Once capacity is exceeded, those wishing to register will be placed on a waiting list or moved to the next available session. Registration for the Core Training Series must allow time for completion of the online courses prior to attending the scheduled days held live via Zoom.

Inclement Weather 
In case of inclement weather that may interfere with training(s), please call 859-218-5960. If the training has been cancelled, it will be stated on the voice-mail message. (In person training only)

Registration Methods

For core events, registration forms need to be completed on-line via the registration link above. Other events will have registration links announced at the time.

Payments must be received prior to events. For any event charging a fee, you will be notified of the amount and method for payments.
Scholarships are available for people with disabilities and their family members who are not employees of supported employment programs. Contact Katie Wolf Whaley to request a scholarship:, 859-218-5960.


We understand the nature of the supported employment business, and recognize that last minute emergencies can happen. However, the registration fees cover all of the costs associated with each workshop. When our registrants cancel at the last minute or fail to attend the training, the SE Training Project is still responsible for all associated training costs. Unless the registrant has notified us, at least five working days prior to the training, we cannot return the payment . If there is a family crisis or last minute change in staffing at your agency, please make every attempt to send a substitute. If you have not paid and were unable to attend the workshop, we will invoice you for payment.

Certificates & CEUs
Certificates of attendance will be presented upon completion of  core training series.  All training events offered through the Kentucky Supported Employment Training Project will count toward CEUs for Supported Employment Specialists, as required by Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

CRC Credits
If Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credits are needed, then please contact Katie Wolf Whaley at least two weeks prior to the event at 859-218-5960 or

Supported Employment Training Project Contact Information
If questions arise about any aspect of our training series, please don’t hesitate to contact us via any of the following methods.

Katie Wolf Whaley, Project Director
Voice: 859-218-5960
Fax: 859-323-1838

Chelsea Bocard, Project Assistant

Milton Tyree, Project Associate, Leadership Series
Voice: 502-333-2747

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