Event Calendar


Jun19

Refining Skills When Supporting Individuals Who Have Experienced Trauma

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Troy, OH

On November 27, 2018, the SW Ohio Provider Transformation Support Network sponsored “Supporting Employment and Community Life Engagement Using Trauma Responsive Approaches,” an introduction to the concept and practice. During the training, we developed ideas for “deep dives” around subjects and ideas that were mentioned. These 4 trainings are the “deep dives,” and will again be facilitated by Colleen Mercuri, MSW, LISW-S. Each session is specifically designed for providers supporting individuals in day and pre-vocational programs, and through employment services, with a focus on community integration. This is the second of the four: Refining Skills When Supporting Individuals Who Have Experienced Trauma Riverside Developmental Disabilities Training Center (Miami County) 1625 Troy Sidney Road Troy, Ohio 45373 6/19/19 10 am – noon Register: http://reg.planetReg.com/E3411263410400

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Jul9

Everyone Wins! Engaging Employers to Hire People with Disabilities - Part 2: Approaching Employers and Developing Long Term Partnerships

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Online Webinar, OH

Part 2: Approaching Employers and Developing Long Term Partnerships 

This webinar will provide employer perspectives on how employment programs and their staff can effectively develop rapport that can lead to long term partnerships. Employers recommended specific strategies for developing an on-going relationship including the cultivation of an ‘internal champion.’ Employment Consultants can use this information to address employer concerns and cultivate long-term partnerships with employers in their community. The following webinar objectives will be covered:

• Approaching Employers Confidently

• Conducting Informational Interviews and Determining Labor Needs

• Building Rapport with Employers

• Importance of Mitigating the Employer’s Perception of Risk


This 3-part webinar series will provide methodologies, strategies, and tools for Employment Consultants to manage the employer engagement process to achieve stronger employer relationships. This workshop is intended to promote coordination among Employment Consultants who work with local employers to offer consistent, quality employment services. The information in this webinar series is based on the U.S. Dept. of Labor Office on Disability and Employment Policy’s (ODEP) Employer Economic Impact Study. This national study provided employers’ perspectives on the benefits and economic impact of employment services including customized employment when hiring job candidates with disabilities.

Cost: $35 per each session registration. For those who want a certificate of participation and/or 1.5 credit hour for Commission for Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) an additional $35 per session applies.

(**please note that it has been submitted to CRCC for review and approval)

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Jul17

Building Resiliency through Relationships in Community and Employment Settings

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Fairifeld, OH

On November 27, 2018, the SW Ohio Provider Transformation Support Network sponsored “Supporting Employment and Community Life Engagement Using Trauma Responsive Approaches,” an introduction to the concept and practice. During the training, we developed ideas for “deep dives” around subjects and ideas that were mentioned. These 4 trainings are the “deep dives,” and will again be facilitated by Colleen Mercuri, MSW, LISW-S. Each session is specifically designed for providers supporting individuals in day and pre-vocational programs, and through employment services, with a focus on community integration. This is the third of the four: Building Resiliency through Relationships in Community and Employment Settings Butler County Ohio Means Jobs 4631 Dixie Highway Fairfield OH 45014 7/17/19 10 am – noon Register: http://reg.planetReg.com/E3411283510291

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Aug6

Everyone Wins! Engaging Employers to Hire People with Disabilities - Part 3: Assessing the Economic Impact and Benefit of Your Employment Programs

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Online Webinar, OH

Part 3: Assessing the Economic Impact and Benefit of Your Employment Programs

This webinar will provide tools and strategies to assess the economic impact that an employment program has on its employer customer base. The information gathered from employers can be used to strengthen the relationship and foster new customers. Employment Consultants will be given the tools to replicate a national study with employers in their community and better define the value of their employment services. The following webinar objectives will be covered:

• Targeting Employers for Feedback and Long Term Partnerships

• Assessing the Benefits and Economic Impact of your Employment Program

• Effectively Communicating and Marketing the Benefits of your Employment Program


 This 3-part webinar series will provide methodologies, strategies, and tools for Employment Consultants to manage the employer engagement process to achieve stronger employer relationships. This workshop is intended to promote coordination among Employment Consultants who work with local employers to offer consistent, quality employment services. The information in this webinar series is based on the U.S. Dept. of Labor Office on Disability and Employment Policy’s (ODEP) Employer Economic Impact Study. This national study provided employers’ perspectives on the benefits and economic impact of employment services including customized employment when hiring job candidates with disabilities.

Cost: $35 per each session registration. For those who want a certificate of participation and/or 1.5 credit hour for Commission for Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) an additional $35 per session applies.

(**please note that it has been submitted to CRCC for review and approval)

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Aug27

Relationship Boundaries in Community and Employment Settings: Sexuality and Those We Support

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Fairifeld, OH

On November 27, 2018, the SW Ohio Provider Transformation Support Network sponsored “Supporting Employment and Community Life Engagement Using Trauma Responsive Approaches,” an introduction to the concept and practice. During the training, we developed ideas for “deep dives” around subjects and ideas that were mentioned. These 4 trainings are the “deep dives,” and will again be facilitated by Colleen Mercuri, MSW, LISW-S. Each session is specifically designed for providers supporting individuals in day and pre-vocational programs, and through employment services, with a focus on community integration. This is the last of the four: Relationship Boundaries in Community and Employment Settings: Sexuality and Those We Support Butler County Ohio Means Jobs 4631 Dixie Highway Fairfield OH 45014 8/27/19 10 am – noon Register: http://reg.planetReg.com/E3411311210241

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Aug29

Implementing Quality Employment First Practices

9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Columbus, OH

This is the face to face training requirement for Employment First Partnership provider agency staff, There are additional web courses required to continue providing services. A special link will be emailed to you following completion of this face to face training. Visit www.ohioemploymentfirst.org for more information about required training. Please email Employmentfirst@dodd.ohio.gov with questions.

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Sep17

SW Ohio County Boards + Transition Regional Meeting # 2

9:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Dayton, OH

Southwest Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities + Transition Regional Networking Meeting # 2 September 17, 2019 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Region 10 State Support Team Offices Room 300 4801 Springfield Street Dayton, OH 45431 At our first gathering, March 29, 2019 in Lebanon, Ohio, we had some great conversations, and wanted to continue those conversations, as well as learn more (from the notes taken that day): Topics for ‘Deeper Dive’ at Future Meetings • OTSP and SSA – ironing out the kinks • Leadership – OOD/ODE/DD EF Task Force • Charting the Life Course • SSTs and County Boards (this one is circled) • OMJ and transition • roles and responsibilities – of partners, SSAs, ENs, CBs Agenda for 9/17/2019: • 9:30 – 9:45: Introductions • 9:45 - 11:15: How the Region 10 State Support Team and Montgomery and Greene County Boards Work Together for Transition Success • 11:15 - 11:30: Break (if needed) • 11:30 - 12:30: Networking/discussion/next steps

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