Beginning October of 2019 the format for the Core Training Series changed in order to reduce the travel and training time for participants Online content will be incorporated and there will only be two in-person sessions to attend. The required Series sequence is: Online Modules, Session 1 (in person) and Session 2 (in person.) Training must be completed in this order.
As of July, 2019 the cost for the Core Training Series has been changed to $50/in person session.
Information to access the Online modules will be emailed to participants in advance of Session 1. These online modules must be completed before attending the in person Session 1. The in person session dates are:
Session 1: November 13-14, 2019
Session 2: December 11-12, 2019
Session 1: January 15-16, 2020
Session 2: February 4-5, 2020
Session 1: March 17-18, 2020
Session 2: April 8-9, 2020
Session 1: May 20-21, 2020
Session 2: June 9-10, 2020
For those attending the full series, sessions must be attended sequentially. After October of 2019 completion will mean completing all online content and assignments successfully AND attending Sessions 1 & 2 in person.
Lexington, Clarion Hotel
1950 Newtown Pike
8:30-9:00 (EST) sign-in
NOTE NEW, REDUCED FEE
$50 per session
includes materials and lunch
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.
Online Modules – A quiz will follow each module and require a score of at least 80% to pass. There are 3 online modules which may be completed at any time BEFORE Session 1 in person.
SETP 101: Supported Employment Overview provides an overview of the service of supported employment in Kentucky. This 45 minutes overview includes the phases of service, OVR required documentation and expectations, and the nature of supported employment as opposed to other support services. 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.
SETP 102: Overview of the Impact of Wages on Social Security Disability Benefits
SETP 103: Supported Employment – Understanding the Power of Perceptions and Valued Roles
SESSION 1 (2 days in person) – 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.
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.
SESSION 2 (2 days in person) – 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, and • Collecting information needed to negotiate a customized job. This information is then built upon to discuss effective ways to provide support over time, both on and off the job site.
What will happen to my check when I go to work? Will I lose my Medicaid? These are common questions that require clear answers. This day of training will provide information on the impact of wages on benefits including: This day will build upon what was learned in the online module 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.
Louisville, University of Louisville, ShelbyHurst Campus
Beginning January 21, 2020
The 2020 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 – Systematic Instruction, Part 3 – Discovery, and Part 4 – Job Development. 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 schedule will be offered annually, it will be possible, for example, to participate in Parts 1 and 2 in 2020, and then Parts 3 and 4 in 2021.
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 2020 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 21-23, 2020 – SRV as a Theory of Practice for Developing High Quality Employment Services
Part 2 – February 11-13, 2020 – Systematic Instruction Gateway
Part 3 – June 2-4, 2020- Discovery Gateway
Part 4 – November 17-19, 2020 – Job Development Gateway
For additional information and registration form, go to 2020 SE Leadership Series page.
All SETP Core Trainings and some optional events will be based at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington. The Clarion is located at 1950 Newtown Pike, just off I-75/64 at exit 115. Turn toward town and make a Left at the first light. Follow signs to the Conference area; the entrance for our trainings is around back.
Confirmation information including directions will be sent to registrants in advance of events. For events where locations are marked “to be announced” (TBA), you may check the project website for updates and directions (www.hdi.uky.edu/setp) or call SETP Project Director, Katie Wolf Whaley (859-218-5960).
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Clarion Hotel for the Core Training Series only at a discounted rate of $96/night. To receive this rate call 859-233-0512 at least 3 weeks prior to the training. Please be sure to tell the hotel you are with the “Kentucky Supported Employment Training Project.” Note: This rate will stop 3 weeks before the training – reservations MUST be made in advance.
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.
In case of inclement weather that may interfere with training(s), please check your email or call 859-218-5960. If the training has been cancelled, an email will be sent to all registered attendees (using email provided) and it will be stated on the voice-mail message.
For core events, registration forms need to be completed on-line via the registration link. Other events will have registration links announced at the time or forms to be completed and then mailed, faxed or e-mailed according to instructions.
Payments must be received prior to events. At this time, we are unable to take credit card payments. Please make checks payable to the “University of Kentucky.” 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: email@example.com, 859-218-5960.
All registration fees are payable to the University of Kentucky. Please refer to the events calendar for registration fees and send your payment to:
University of Kentucky – HDI
Attn: Katie Wolf Whaley
1525 Bull Lea Rd., Suite 160
Lexington, KY 40511
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. You’ll find our mailing address under “Payment” above.
Katie Wolf Whaley, Project Director
Milton Tyree, Project Associate, Leadership Series