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Supported Employment Core Training Series

2020-2021 Training Schedule

Locations are tentative until we know it is safe to hold in person training events due to COVID-19. If we cannot hold them in person, they will be held via Zoom. The registration fee will be waived for Core Training Series Sessions held via Zoom.  Use code “SETP-Check” upon registration and you will not be charged. Zoom training will be live, online and attendance will be required. Registrants will need a computer/tablet with internet to participate. Cameras are preferred but not required.

Click here to RegisterPlease note the September/October Sessions will be held Live via Zoom – please use code “SETP-Check” when registering to NOT pay the fee. 

The Supported Employment Core Training Series will be held 6 times from July 2020 through June 2021. Trainings are typically held in Lexington or Bowling Green. They are currently live via Zoom until guidance is issued that we can meet safely in person. Locations are subject to change.

The Core Training Series must be completed in sequential order. 

Session 1: Online SETP 101, 102, 103
Session 2: July 15-16, 2020 held Live via Zoom
Session 3: August 19-20, 2020 held Live via Zoom

Session 1: Online SETP 101, 102, 103
Session 2: September 23-24, 2020 held live via Zoom
Session 3: October 7-8, 2020 held live via Zoom

Session 1: Online SETP 101, 102, 103
Session 2: November 11-12, 2020 to be held live via Zoom
Session 3: December 8-9, 2020 to be held live via Zoom

Session 1: Online SETP 101, 102, 103
Session 2: January 13-14, 2021 to be held live via Zoom (or Lexington once deemed safe)
Session 3: February 16-17, 2021 to be held live via Zoom (or Lexington once deemed safe)

Session 1: Online SETP 101, 102, 103
Session 2: March 10-11, 2021 to be held live via Zoom (or Bowling Green once deemed safe)
Session 3: April 14-15, 2021 to be held live via Zoom (or Bowling Green once deemed safe)

Session 1: Online SETP 101, 102, 103
Session 2: May 12-13, 2021 to be held live via Zoom (or Lexington once deemed safe)
Session 3: June 9-10, 2021 to be held live via Zoom (or Lexington once deemed safe)


Core Series Attendance

For those attending the full series, sessions must be attended sequentially. After October of 2019 completion will mean completing all online content and assignments successfully AND attending Sessions 1 & 2 in person.


PLEASE watch for updates regarding in person events
or live via  Zoom due to public health concerns

When in person (subject to change):

Lexington – Clarion Hotel
1950 Newtown Pike 40511

Bowling Green – Hillvue Heights Church
3219 Nashville Road 42101

Times are Eastern Time Zone:

9:00 sign-in/Zoom Room opens

9:30-4:00 training


Registration Fee

No charge while held live via Zoom

In Person: $50 per session
includes materials and lunch

Registration :

Click here to Register
As sessions will be held via Zoom use code “SETP-Check” to have the fee waived.
We have updated our system to better serve you in the future and allow for credit card payments.


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 courses – A quiz will follow each module and require a score of at least 80% to pass. There are 3 online courses which are self paced and may be completed at any time BEFORE Session 2 in person.
SETP 101:
 Supported Employment Overview provides an overview of the service of supported employment in Kentucky. This 45 minutes overview includes the phases of service, 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.
SETP 102: Overview of the Impact of Wages on Social Security Disability Benefits
SETP 103: Supported Employment – Understanding the Power of Perceptions and Valued Roles

SESSION 2 (2 days live via Zoom or in person) – 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.

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.

SESSION 3 (2 days live via Zoom in person) – 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, • Defining the roles of the SE Employment Specialist in a way that honors typical business practices to the fullest extent possible, and • Collecting information needed to negotiate a customized job. This information is then built upon to discuss effective ways to provide support over time, both on and off the job site.

What will happen to my check when I go to work? Will I lose my Medicaid? These are common questions that require clear answers. This day of training will provide  information on the impact of wages on benefits including: This day will build upon what was learned in the online module and allow for application around SSI and SSDI work incentives and the very different ways that wages impact these benefits, • How wages impact Medicaid (for SSI recipients), • Determining Medicaid “client liability, share of cost” for people served by SCL programs, • resources to explain this to job seekers (and families) and more.

2020 Supported Employment Leadership Series
January - November 2020
(12 days - flexible)


Live via Zoom
Once in person Louisville, University of Louisville, ShelbyHurst Campus


Beginning January 21, 2020



$500/entire series


The 2020 SE Leadership Series is designed for people wanting to develop high quality supported employment services. It features 12 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.

12 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 schedule will be offered annually, it will be possible, for example, to participate in Parts 1 and 2 in 2020, and then Parts 3 and 4 in 2021.

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 2020 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 21-23, 2020 – SRV as a Theory of Practice for Developing High Quality Employment Services

Part 2 – February 11-13, 2020 – Systematic Instruction Gateway

Part 3 – Will be held via Zoom in August, contact for dates and registration

Part 4 – November 10-12 and 17-19, 2020 – Job Development Gateway live via Zoom

For additional information and registration form, go to 2020 SE Leadership Series page.

Location/ Directions 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Sessions 2 & 3 will be held live via Zoom. Once it is safe to meet in person:

All LEXINGTON SETP Core Trainings and some optional events will be based at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington. The Clarion is located at 1950 Newtown Pike, just off I-75/64 at exit 115. Turn toward town and make a Left at the first light. Follow signs to the Conference area; the entrance for our trainings is around back.

Confirmation information including directions will be sent to registrants in advance of events. For events where locations are marked “to be announced” (TBA), you may check the project website for updates and directions ( or call SETP Project Director, Katie Wolf Whaley (859-218-5960).

BOWLING GREEN SETP Core Trainings will be held at Hillvue Heights Church located at 3219 Nashville Road.

Overnight Accommodations
for Lexington events: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Clarion Hotel for the Core Training Series only at a discounted rate of $96/night. To receive this rate call 859-233-0512 at least 3 weeks prior to the training. Please be sure to tell the hotel you are with the “Kentucky Supported Employment Training Project.” Note: This rate will stop 3 weeks before the training – reservations MUST be made in advance.

Any information on overnight accommodations for Bowling Green is TBA.


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.

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.

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 or forms to be completed and then mailed, faxed or e-mailed according to instructions.

Payments must be received prior to events. The fee for events held via Zoom due to COVID-19 have been waived. If registering for a training to be held via Zoom, please use code “SETP-check” to avoid payment step.
Once fees are charged again, for in person events, you may pay with a credit card during the registration process.  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. You’ll find our mailing address under “Payment” above.

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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