Wise Webinars


Due to changes brought about by the current Stay-at-Home order in Washington and other states due to Covid-19, Wise has shifted its Webinar Series from a monthly format to daily offerings. See below for session info & registration!

Introducing the Wise Webinar-a-Day Series!

In partnership with WA State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and Washington State Counties, Wise is offering online professional training for employment agency personnel in Washington State.

These courses are free for Washington State residents ONLY, sponsored by DDA and Washington State Counties. FOR WA RESIDENTS ONLY – Use the promo code WASTATE to sign up now.

For residents of other states/countries, the courses remain open with course fees listed within registration.

Upcoming Sessions

6/1 – 6/4

Please note that the Webinar a Day project will no longer hold events on Fridays, starting on May 22nd.

Monday 6/1

Building Long term supports: Four strategies you can use today!

The field of supported employment knows a lot about training people on-the-job. As our economy starts back up, our expertise in designing tasks and supporting people to be successful for the long-term will be an asset to employers. We will share four tried and true long-term support strategies: Social narratives, visual supports, video supports and self-management. Participants will see examples, discover resources, and leave with step by step instructions on how to design, create and use some of the most effective supports.

Trainers Ashton Steele, Ashlee Roden, Miranda Fort, and Shaun Wood.

 Tuesday 6/2

Effective Strategies for Working with Large Employers

Employer engagement that leads to good jobs and careers for people with disabilities continues to be one of the most challenging and time-consuming activities for employment service agencies. Large employers often have open positions but it can be a challenge to get to the right person or hiring manager within the company.  This session will present successful strategies to identify and research large employers, make good connections at those companies, and develop long-term relationships that lead to quality employment outcomes.

Trainers Paula Johnson and Cindy Burns.

Wednesday 6/3

It’s Not Just About Saying “No”; Proactive and Person-Centered

We can and should expect people to seek romantic relationships and express their sexuality.  And when they do, it’s important to understand how to balance safety with empowerment.  In this training we will discuss how to teach people to make informed decisions about their relationships and sexuality.  We will also explore practical skills for supporting the sexuality of the individuals you support (from children to adults); and you will build a foundation of proactive, preventative strategies to use with people you work with.

Trainer Shanya Luther

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 Thursday 6/4

Leveraging Culture to Enhance Services for Minorities with Disabilities

This session will allow provider staff and other direct support professionals to learn about supporting minorities with disabilities holistically. By helping support staff better understand the intricacies of a person’s culture and how to leverage the uniqueness of every person supported by taking diversity into consideration when service planning.

Trainer Amy Gonzalez

Interested in learning more?

For more information, please reach out to [email protected] or fill out our contact form.

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