EFSLMP Provider Transformation 2.0 Webinar Series 

brought to you by Office of Disability Employment Policy 


Webinar #1

March 15, 2018

Redesigning Your Organization: Board, CEO, CFO, Middle Management, Front Line Staff, Employers & Stakeholders [Leadership, Strategic Planning, Operations Focus]  

Facilitators: Karen Lee; Thomas "Tom" Wilds
Recording Link: http://econsys.adobeconnect.com/p7tkr58c4852/ 
Meeting materials may be downloaded from the webinar recording link.
To download the unofficial transcript for this webinar click here 

Webinar #2

March 29, 2018

Staff Development, Recruitment, and Restructuring: "How To" Examples of Effective Restructuring; Where to Focus Attention on Transformation [Operations Focus, Workforce Focus]
Facilitators: Dale Verstegen; Gail Fanjoy
Recording Link: http://econsys.adobeconnect.com/pgsuopqrw5lr/
Meeting materials may be downloaded from the webinar recording link.
To download the unofficial transcript for this webinar click here

Webinar #3

April 12, 2018

Staff Training Specifics: Developing Internal Trainers, Meaningful Day Integration, Best Practices, Transportation Solutions, Sample Job Descriptions/Work Day Schedules [Workforce Focus]
Facilitators: Genni Sasnett; Gail Fanjoy
Recording Link: http://econsys.adobeconnect.com/pl75jxwpbinc/
Meeting materials may be downloaded from the webinar recording link.
To download the unofficial transcript for this webinar click here

Webinar #4

April 26, 2018

Stakeholder Engagement: How to Listen; Considering Real Choices; Working Effectively with Families, Self-Advocates, Employers, Policymakers, and Advocacy Organizations [Customer Focus]
Facilitators: Sean Roy; Pat Rogan
Recording Link: http://econsys.adobeconnect.com/pubg7d48k2yx/ 
Meeting materials may be downloaded from the webinar recording link.
To download the unofficial transcript for this webinar click here


Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation Collaboration: Supported Employment

Meaningful Writing: Capturing Strengths and Ideal Conditions of Employment

Autumn-Winter 2020 CoP Webinar Series


1. October 6, 2020    2 P.M. - 3 P.M.


The Journey from Segregated Sub-Minimum Wage Employment to Community Inclusion


  • James Meadours is a nationally-known leader in the movement for disability rights; he is a past President of Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), the national self-advocacy organization.


     What is the impact of segregated employment on peoples’ lives? What is needed to support true meaningful integrated employment? James will speak about his experience as someone who worked for sub-minimum wages and participated in segregated employment. Mr.  Meadours will address the above questions and provide valuable insights into the state of employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


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2. October 20, 2020    2 P.M. - 3 P.M.


  Employment First in the Era of Covid


  •  Dr. Julie Christensen is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). 


Join us for a discussion regarding Employment First efforts in these difficult times. We’ll hear about adaptations, updated planning, and tools to keep the focus on making sure employment is the first and preferred option for job seekers with disabilities. We’ll also celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). We plan on having a robust question and answer period with Dr. Christensen. 


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3. November 10, 2020   2 P.M. – 3 P.M.


The Triumphs and Challenges of Implementing Customized Employment in Georgia


  • Amy Price and Ben Dell, Price Support Network


The evidence is clear, people want to work! Unfortunately, desire to work has not yielded a higher percentage of people being employed. Amy Price and Ben Dell will explore why the percentage of employed people with disabilities remains low despite a robust desire to work.  Amy and Ben will show that everyone can work once you take the time to learn people's gifts, skills and talents utilizing customized employment.


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4. November 17, 2020    2 P.M. - 3 P.M.


Mindset Matters: Finding Perspective in Challenging Times

  • Christine Gudgin, Region Director, Briggs & Associates; President, Georgia APSE

The year 2020 has been an incredibly challenging time and a time of change.  This type of change can cause us to re-examine beliefs and practices 

that seem to no longer fit into this new world and can lead us to doubt the next steps of the journey. This holds true whether you are the person providing the service or the person receiving the supports. This presentation will focus on, and have a candid conversation around, how to develop a growth mindset within ourselves and to foster one in the people we support during unprecedented times. 


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5. December 8, 2020    2 P.M. - 3 P.M.


Rhode Island’s Self-Employment Initiative


  • Sue Babin, Rhode Island DD Council


Join us as we discuss with Sue Babin from the Rhode Island DD Council all things self-employment. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from someone who has a wealth of experience in both human services and entrepreneurial initiatives. We’ll hear about several businesses that Sue has helped people with disabilities and their families start, operate, and turn a profit! Among other things, we’ll discuss the role self-directed waiver services play in self-employment. This is a timely topic and we’ll have ample time for questions. 


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6. December 15, 2020    2 P.M. - 3 P.M.


A Year in Review: An Advancing Employment Panel on ACRE, the CoP, and What’s Up Next!


  • Doug Crandell, MFA, Director of Advancing Employment Technical Assistance Center, Institute on Human Development & Disability, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (UCEDD)


Join us for an informative and entertaining forum with panelists from Georgia’s Community of Practice. The panel will include people who’ve gone through ACRE training, a GVRA counselor or two, and maybe even a couple of surprise guests. We will discuss training, collaboration, and momentum regarding topics as wide-ranging as supported self-employment, economic development, credentialing, and social capital. Don’t miss the finale in our autumn-winter 2020 webinar series!


Registration Link: 

706 542 3457
850 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30602