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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 at pruittjess@gmail.com.

2020 Iowa Community of Practice Webinars

Watch February 18 Webinar
Engaging Business Part 1: The Informational Interview & Building Relationships with Businesses
The first in this two-part series will focus on initiating and building quality relationships with businesses utilizing the informational interview approach and serving the business as an important or second partner. ​
Engaging Business Part 1 PowerPoint

Watch March 24 Webinar
Engaging Business Part 2: Maintaining Relationships with Business & Strategies for Introducing Job Seekers
This session will focus on maintaining relationships built with businesses, the importance of completing tasks analysis and how to utilize them, and strategies for supporting job seekers to also connect with and develop relationships with businesses including informational interviews, visual resumes, and job proposals.
Engaging Business Part 2 PowerPoint
Job Carve Proposal

Watch April 21 Webinar
Engaging Diverse Populations & Cultural Responsiveness
Persons with disabilities constitute the largest and most diverse minority group in the country, with one in five Americans identifying as having a disability, & encompasses all ages, genders, religions, ethnicities, and socioeconomic levels. This session will focus on cultural competency, how it impacts transition and employment outcomes, and strategies you can utilize to better engage and support diverse job seekers and their families.​
Engaging Diverse Populations PowerPoint
Webinar Feedback

May 26 Webinar
Students/Transition/Collaboration: A Framework for Success
This session will focus on how state, community, and student level teams can utilize the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition's (NTACT) Competitive Integrated Employment Toolkit as a framework to facilitate the collaboration necessary to implement secondary transition services across agencies and increase the use of evidence based practices (EBPs) in supporting youth with disabilities.​

June 16 Webinar
Direct Support Professional Registered Apprenticeship
This session will focus on the Department of Labor’s Director Support Professional Registered Apprenticeship Program, and how it can be utilized by CRPs to expand their workforce and increase capacity to deliver quality community-based services.​

July 21 Webinar
Facilitating Opportunities for Self -Employment
This session will focus on understanding self-employment as one potential outcome of customized employment, learning that self-employment can be a realistic outcome for individuals with disabilities, including those with more significant disabilities, and understanding the employment specialist’s role in facilitating the self-employment process.​

August 18 Webinar
Day Habilitation Supports that Lead to Competitive Integrated Employment
This session will focus on updates to the HCBS day habilitation rules and best practices in community-based day services that reflect high expectations, lead to meaningful integration, and open possibilities and the door to integrated, competitive employment.​

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

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