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Employment First Current Webinars

Webinars are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CST. If you aren't able to join a webinar at the scheduled time, please know they are recorded for viewing at your convenience.

  • Click on the date in the schedule below to access a recording of webinars that have already occurred.
  • You can also looked at the archived webinars for older topics.
  • To join the mailing list and receive information about attending the webinars, contact Jessica Kreho.

2023 Iowa Community of Practice Webinars

Watch February 9 Webinar
Individual Placement and Support

This sessions features Torie Keith with Iowa's Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health (CEBH), and Tammie Amsbaugh with the UCEDD with an overview and update on the work of the CEBH and what's happening in Iowa with Individual Placement and Support (IPS), an evidence-based employment model for adults with serious mental illness. There is a brief introduction on the CEBH and overview of IPS, including information on current programs and opportunities for expansion. 

Individual Placement Support (IPS) PowerPoint
Individual Placement Support (IPS) PowerPoint - ADA Compliant
IPS Resource Guide

Watch April 13 Webinar
Iowa Blueprint for Change DIF Grant

Join Brandy McOmber, IVRS, for an overview and update on Iowa's DIF grant project, the Iowa Blueprint for Change.

DIF Grant 2023 PowerPoint

Watch May 11 Webinar
Customized Employment

This session featured an overview on Customized Employment with Corey Smith and Jess Kreho with Griffin-Hammis Associates, as well as stories and experiences from the field from providers implementing CE services.


Watch June 8 Webinar
Money Follows the Person - Employment Services

Tyler Hansen, Employment Specialist for Iowa's Money Follows the Person program presents on the MFP program, being curious when supporting the people we work with, clogs in the system, Employment Services S.W.O.T., and Technology CoP.

MFP - ICIE CoP.pptx (809.02 KB)

Watch August 10 Webinar
Say "YES!" to Supported Employment Careers

Anne-Marie Lake (WISE Training and TA Manager), Jaimie Laitinen (Wise Director of Training and TA) , and Ben Martin (Project Manager for Developmental Disabilities for Snohomish County, WA) shared the development and rollout of Washington's "Say YES!" effort which focuses on attracting new talent to become supported employment professionals.

Watch September 14 Webinar
Unleashing Student Potential - Creating Dynamic Website Portfolios

In this presentation, Ali shares the transformative potential of dynamic website portfolios for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Traditional portfolios often fail to capture the full range of a student's abilities as they transition through different service systems. Learn how this tool enables students to showcase their talents and accomplishments in a digital format. This presentation emphasizes the positive impact of these portfolios on promoting self-confidence, communication skills, and future career prospects.

September 14 Webinar Materials

All webinars are on the Iowa Coalition for Integration and Employment YouTube channel, which are captioned and include a transcript.

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