Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 PM PDT
Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM PDT

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Wise is hosting this course on its Online Learning Center and using the Zoom webinar plaform, both of which are acccesible by PC , iOS, Android and other devices.  


Jim Corey 

Wise Online Employment Academy: Introduction to Supported Employment, Discovery and Person-Centered Employment Planning

Course Description:  This course is an exciting and impactful introduction to the field of supported employment which will energize people new to the field and re-energize those already working in it.  It will engage and activate your abilities to support people with disabilities to create lives of their own choosing.  It will provide a full review of the values and practice of employment for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, instruction on how to perform Discovery with an employment candidate, and will familiarize you with Person-Centered Employment Planning to inform and strengthen action plans.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with Supported Employment history, the current state of the field, and your place in it
  • Be familiar with the Discovery Process, be able to perform Discovery with an employment candidate, and be able to write a Vocational Profile as the basis for Employment Planning, and
  • Be familiar with Person-centered Futures Employment Planning and able to use it in assisting in developing Employment Action plans.

Cost:  $250

Space is limited to 30 participants; Registration closes once capacity is reached.


Date, Time, and Webinar topic
Tuesday, July 9, 10 am – Noon: Introduction to SE

Thursday, July 11, 23, 11 am – Noon: Discovery
Monday, July 15, 10 am – Noon:  Discovery and PCP
Tuesday, July 16, 10 am – Noon:  Person-Centered Planning
Friday, July 19, 11 am – Noon:  Course Completion and Wrap-up

Note: Earning a Certificate of Completion for this course requires: 1) Registering for and using the Wise Online Learning Platform, 2) Attending all 5 webinars and not missing more than one hour of webinar content for the whole course, and 3) Completing all offline skill-building activities (Postings on the Discussion Board, etc.).

Your Trainers:

Emily Harris, Program Manager
Emily Harris has had the good fortune to be affiliated with people with disabilities throughout her life. She has experience as an employment consultant and as a Positive Behavior Support consultant with individuals, families, and employment agencies in the Pacific Northwest. She also has international consulting experience with employment agencies across New Zealand. Emily is committed to the concept of inclusion and full participation, and knows that employment is critical to equity. Emily is a primary trainer and the manager for the Oregon Employment Learning Network (OELN), a Person Centered Planning facilitator, and teaches the spring quarter of the Clark County Highline Employment Professional Certificate Program. Emily coordinates the Clark County Family Training Series, and helps to coordinate the Oregon Transformation Voices from the Field video series project. She holds a BS in Arts in Letters with a focus in women studies and English, and is a Certified Employment Professional through APSE. Emily is interested in creative, innovative, low-tech ways to support people to be independent on their jobs. Emily loves music (especially soul and oldies on vinyl), running, spending time with her family, and vintage shopping in small towns.


Jim Corey,  Program Development Director
Jim passionately believes that every person is born to this planet with a purpose, a genius unique to them, and a people to serve. He believes that first and foremost we all need valuable social roles, jobs, and an ability to contribute meaningfully to the community. In 1994, Jim found his career working alongside people with the most significant developmental and intellectual disabilities, primarily in their search for employment. Since 2001, Jim has been honored to work at Wise, a recognized leader in facilitating paid community jobs for people with even the most difficult challenges, and an early adopter of the national call to Employment for All.  Jim is a person-centered planner, discovery wild man, wide-eyed and intuitive employment consultant, micro-business planner, trainer, speaker, retreat facilitator, event coordinator, and innovative project manager. His work is infused with fun, creativity, and care.