Events and Registration
Supported Employment Core Training Series
2020-2021 Training Schedule (through June of 2021)
Session 3 will be held June 2-3. You must already be registered to attend. Questions? email email@example.com
2021 – 2022 Training Schedule (July 2021 – June 2022)
The format will be updated beginning July of 2021. The content remains the same, just the organization of days has changed.
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 2021 – 2022:
Session 1 – July 27, 28, 30
Session 2 – August 25
Session 1 – September 20, 22, 24
Session 2 – October 27
Session 1 – November 15, 17, 19
Session 2 – December 14
Session 1 – January 24, 26, 28
Session 2 – February 22
Session 1 – March 21, 23, 25
Session 2 – April 19
Session 1 – May 16, 18, 20
Session 2 – June 21
Live via Zoom days will be held 9:30 – 4:00 Eastern/8:30 – 4:00 Central.
All online courses are self-paced and include quizzes in which you need to pass with a score of at least 80%.
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
There is no Registration Fee
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: 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. Session 1 also includes Understanding the Power of Perceptions and Valued Roles.
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, • 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.
Online: Overview of the Impact of Wages on Social Security Disability Benefits
Live via Zoom (1 day):
This day will build upon what was learned in the online course 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.
2021 Supported Employment Leadership Series
January - November 2021
(12 days - flexible)
Parts 1-3, Live via Zoom
Part 4, Louisville, University of Louisville, ShelbyHurst Campus
Beginning January 12, 2021
The 2021 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 – Discovery, Part 3 – Job Development, and Part 4 – Systematic Instruction. 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 events will be offered annually, it will be possible, for example, to participate in Parts 1 and 2 in 2021, and then Parts 3 and 4 in 2022.
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 2021 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 12-14 and 19-21, 2021 (live zoom) – SRV as a Theory of Practice for Developing High Quality Employment Services
Part 2 – February 9-11 and 16-18, 2021 (live zoom) – MG&A Discovery Gateway
Part 3 – June 15-17 and 22-24, 2021 (live zoom) – MG&A Job Development Gateway
Part 4 – November 15-17, 2021 (in-person) – MG&A Systematic Instruction Gateway
For additional information and registration form, go to the 2021 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.
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Chelsea Bocard, Project Assistant
Milton Tyree, Project Associate, Leadership Series