Presentations 2019

October 2019: What does it mean to become an Employment First provider

Provider agencies across the country are transforming to support jobs in the community for people with disabilities. This process of organizational transformation can be both exciting and challenging for provider staff and the people they serve. Jaimie Timmons and Oliver Lyons, ICI, provide joined us to help participants gain insight into the benefits of provider transformation and the work done by members of the ARC network through their membership in the Provider Transformation Network, a project of the Institute for Community Inclusion. (Click the CC logo for captioning). For more information about the Provider Transformation Network, contact Jaimie Timmons at Jaimie.Timmons@umb.edu.

Resources shared:

Essential Elements in Organizational Transformation: Findings From a Delphi Panel of Experts

The findings from Institute for Community Inclusion’s (ICI’s) Delphi Process on Organizational Transformation can guide providers as they work to transform their services. These findings support the prioritization of goals and the development of key action areas that have proven successful.

Key Elements of Organizational Transformation: Lessons Learned from the Provider Transformation Network

This document contains slides from a presentation given at The Arc Summer Leadership Institute in 2019. The information covers key lessons in organizational transformation that can help disability services providers implement best practices.

 

 

July 2019: Developing a Vision for a Good Life

On July 30, Crystal Bell, a certified trainer of  Charting the LifeCourse Framework, spoke about the Framework and the roles everyone can play in supporting employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a set of tools created by families to help individuals of all ages and their families develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. Self-advocate Ashley Wolfe, shared her thoughts about a quality life in a short video and participated in some Q&A to audience members. 

 

 

 

 

 

Recording: April 2019: How to use Employment First Florida videos

On April 30, John Kramer from the Institute for Community Inclusion presented video clips of self-advocates talking about job creation and negotiation, career advancement, and returning to work after illness or dismissal. John shared tips and suggestions on ways to use the videos to educate and communicate the message of Employment First with individuals, families, support staff, and others.

Videos are a great tool for education and training, but what organization has the time and resources to conduct and record interviews with self-advocates? You may not, but we do and we are making them available to you through Employment First Florida Presents.

Watch the webinar recording below or click to open in a new window.

 


 

Recording: Self-Advocate Interviews

Employment First Florida went to the Florida SANDs conference in Orlando and asked 10 people with disabilities about their experiences, feelings, and ideas about work. They shared that finding a job can be hard work, but all agreed in the end it is worth it. A group joined us on March 28 to hear what else they had to say. 

Check out the webinar recording below or click to watch it in a new window.