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Month: February, 2013
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Date Title
Monday
February 04
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 4

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
February 05
Online Training | LaWanda Cook
Impact Stories: Update on your Efforts and the Impact on your Local Community

 This session will be an opportunity for TN members to share their successes and challenges in improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in their local communities.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Tuesday
February 05
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.1: Benefits and Work Incentives Planning, Professional Standards and Code of Conduct and Effective Communication

This course explores benefits and work incentives planning, the code of conduct of Benefits Practitioners and effective communication strategies using lecture, PowerPoint and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer.  Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
February 06
Online Training | ODEP Partner
JAN Webcast: Reasonable Accommodation-- A Simple Step-by-Step Guide

This Webcast will provide you with an in-depth look at a step-by-step guide used to process every request for reasonable accommodation. Many of the steps are quick and easy but must be considered with each request. In most instances when there is a breakdown in the accommodation process it is because either the management official or the employee has skipped a step. Learn all of the steps and why each is so important as well as what the tracking requirements of EEOC include. Speakers: Bill Haig, Environmental Protection Agency, National Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator.

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Job Accommodation Network
Wednesday
February 06
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Location: Webinar
Thursday
February 07
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.2: Administration of SSA Entitlements and Benefits Eligibility: Application, Disability Reviews and Appeals Process

This comprehensive discussion of SSAs disability standard, review and appeals process, uses PowerPoint, lecture and written materials to provide a detailed overview of the program the majority of American workers will depend upon should they become faced with a disabling medical condition. This detailed session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge.  A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
February 07
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Central/Western New York Business Leadership Network

Best Practices in Reasonable Accommodations: Legal, Practical, and Human Perspectives. Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/CWNYBLN-Feb-7-2013

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: CWNYBLN
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
February 07
Online Training
Partners Graduate Webinar – Effecting Policy Change in Everyday Life

We know Partners Grads lead very busy lives. Ours days can be filled with community volunteering, parenting, work, school, appointments, maintaining households, attending programs, and hopefully in there somewhere a little sleep! Sometimes integrating the use of our advocacy and policy changing skills into our busy schedules seems difficult. However, we know all actions do not have to be monumental to create policy change. Sometimes it is the small events in our day to day routines that can have the most impact. Please join our very own join Terri Abrams, 2002 Partners Graduate in discussing successful advocacy strategies for everyday life. Participants will: ? Be able to define successful advocacy strategies ? Learn how to apply technology to some of these strategies ? Be given a chance to try one of these strategies and report back at the next webinar

Project: Partners in Policymaking
Location: Webinar
Friday
February 08
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA – People with Disabilities Employment and Transportation Rights

The trainer discusses with the audience the rights of people with epilepsy regarding employment and transportation, under the ADA.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Mrs. Veronica Rodriguez and Mrs. Caraballo, Organization Officers
Location: Bayamon , PR
Monday
February 11
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA New Regulations & Emerging Issues: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

During this two-day event, you will learn about important legislative and policy updates and more about some of the recent issues that have been emerging in the disability field. During this professional development opportunity, you will have a chance to discuss these important topics with our faculty and with fellow participants. HRCI and CRCC credits will be offered and real-time Spanish translation will be provided in Puerto Rico.

Please Note: We are holding the same event on St. Thomas, St. Croix, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Please register for the event that is most convenient for you. Remember to register for one event only! Register Early! These sessions fill up quickly and registration will be on a first come/first served basis. Attendance at this event is free. However, if you register for the event but are unable to attend, you MUST cancel by 4 PM on Friday, February 1, 2013 by notifying Katie Steigerwalt at kms342@cornell.edu or calling 607-255-8660. If you register and do not attend, you will be charged a $200 fee, as we will have a waiting list of people who wish to attend if you choose not to.

Refreshments: Coffee and Tea will be provided each morning and a working lunch will be provided on both days. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer snacks at break or breakfast foods due to restrictions imposed by our funding agency, so please plan accordingly.

Location
St. Croix
Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa

P.O. Box 3031
Kings Hill, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands 00851
Hotel Telephone- 340.778.3800

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Croix, VI
Monday
February 11
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 5

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
February 12
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.3: Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Supports and the SSA

This detailed discussion will cover the history of SSA involvement in work incentives and return to work efforts.  What is the Ticket to Work and how does it function in the return to work setting?  Using a Power Point, lecture and written materials the participant will gain and understanding of this important work incentive and the extensive services and protections that it can provide to individual with disabilities. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge.  A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
February 14
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA New Regulations & Emerging Issues: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

During this two-day event, you will learn about important legislative and policy updates and more about some of the recent issues that have been emerging in the disability field. During this professional development opportunity, you will have a chance to discuss these important topics with our faculty and with fellow participants. HRCI and CRCC credits will be offered and real-time Spanish translation will be provided in Puerto Rico.

Please Note: We are holding the same event on St. Thomas, St. Croix, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Please register for the event that is most convenient for you. Remember to register for one event only! Register Early! These sessions fill up quickly and registration will be on a first come/first served basis. Attendance at this event is free. However, if you register for the event but are unable to attend, you MUST cancel by 4 PM on Friday, February 1, 2013 by notifying Katie Steigerwalt at kms342@cornell.edu or calling 607-255-8660. If you register and do not attend, you will be charged a $200 fee, as we will have a waiting list of people who wish to attend if you choose not to.

Refreshments: Coffee and Tea will be provided each morning and a working lunch will be provided on both days. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer snacks at break or breakfast foods due to restrictions imposed by our funding agency, so please plan accordingly.

Location
St. Thomas
Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star

5 Estate Bakkeroe
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00802
Hotel Telephone- 340.776.8500

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Thomas, VI
Thursday
February 14
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.4: Overview of SSDI and Impact of Earnings

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain highly specialized information that will assist any SSDI beneficiary who wishes to return to work at any level of activity. Proper planning and information is critical to this effort and participants will gain the knowledge necessary to help ease this transition. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge of work incentives utilization. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
February 14
Training | Kathleen Lee
Disability & Veteran Outreach and EARN Services

Provided Hewlett Packard and overview of recruitment tools and resources to diversify their workforce and build a pipeline of talent that is inclusive of individuals and veterans with disabilities.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Hewlett Packard
Monday
February 18
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA New Regulations & Emerging Issues: San Juan, PR

During this two-day event, you will learn about important legislative and policy updates and more about some of the recent issues that have been emerging in the disability field. During this professional development opportunity, you will have a chance to discuss these important topics with our faculty and with fellow participants. HRCI and CRCC credits will be offered and real-time Spanish translation will be provided in Puerto Rico.

Please Note: We are holding the same event on St. Thomas, St. Croix, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Please register for the event that is most convenient for you. Remember to register for one event only! Register Early! These sessions fill up quickly and registration will be on a first come/first served basis. Attendance at this event is free. However, if you register for the event but are unable to attend, you MUST cancel by 4 PM on Friday, February 1, 2013 by notifying Katie Steigerwalt at kms342@cornell.edu or calling 607-255-8660. If you register and do not attend, you will be charged a $200 fee, as we will have a waiting list of people who wish to attend if you choose not to.

Refreshments: Coffee and Tea will be provided each morning and a working lunch will be provided on both days. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer snacks at break or breakfast foods due to restrictions imposed by our funding agency, so please plan accordingly.

Location
San Juan
La Concha – A Renaissance Resort

1077 Ashford Avenue
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907
Hotel Telephone- 787.721.7500

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: San Juan, PR
Tuesday
February 19
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.5: Overview of Supplemental Security Income

Lecture, PowerPoint presentation and written materials will guide participants through the complex maze of rules and regulations controlling the SSI program. Special knowledge will be gained concerning just how to deal with crises when they erupt. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
February 19
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 6

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
February 20
Online Training | Bill Erickson
New research tools for exploring disability, rehabilitation-related national-survey and administrative claims data

Population-based data sources such as national surveys and administrative claims data are valuable resources for testing hypotheses and generating national-level estimates about disability and rehabilitation related-issues. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to identify what datasets are available and further what data are most appropriate for addressing a specific research interest. This presentation will introduce two new innovative web-based free resources designed to help researchers learn: • What datasets related to disability and rehabilitation are out there? • What topics are covered in each dataset? • What are the dataset strengths and limitations? • How do I access the datasets?

Project: University of Texas Medical Branch
Thursday
February 21
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.6 Overview of Supplemental Security Income

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain information that will assist SSDI beneficiaries who wish to return to work at any level of activity. Proper planning and information is critical to this effort and participants will gain the knowledge necessary to help ease this transition. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
February 21
Online Training
Building Inclusion through Creative Hiring and Collaboration

This webinar will provide the elements needed to create a workforce that intentionally includes people with disabilities. These elements are applicable for large corporations as well as small businesses. Learning Objectives: Awareness of the data that demonstrates the business case for disability inclusion Understand key steps involved in launching a new hiring initiative Understand how to create and manage relationships with community entities that can assist in recruitment, training and retention efforts

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Southeast ADA Center
Monday
February 25
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Module 2--Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Monday
February 25
Online Training | Jeff Trondsen
Moodle Feedback Focus Group

LOOKING FOR MOODLE FEEDBACK! We are looking for a few focus group members (beta-testers in techie language) for the newest version of the Partners in Policymaking Moodle course. You were selected to receive this invitation as representing a specific class of the previous Partners experience. We know you are busy and this is a tight time schedule; but we would like some feedback before our new version goes live in March. What do you have to do? Sign up for a time on February 25th between 12:30 - 1:30 pm or 5:00 – 6:00 pm. We will send you a link to a Webex session. Once logged in, we will ask you to share your screen and give you a few tasks (look at lessons, check messages, etc.) to complete. Don’t worry; we will talk you through all the steps after you are logged into Webex. After the tasks, we will ask for your feedback. This should only require 10 – 15 minutes of your time and will be very helpful to our program development team. That’s it. Hope you can join us. Mike, Jackie, Nancy, Carrie Please indicate which of these times you will be available: Monday, Feb. 25 12:30 to 1:30 pm Monday, Feb. 25 5:00 to 6:00 pm Please sign up by Wednesday February 20.

Project: Partners in Policymaking
Location: online
Monday
February 25
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 7

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Monday
February 25
Online Training | Jeff Trondsen
Moodle Feedback Focus Group

LOOKING FOR MOODLE FEEDBACK! We are looking for a few focus group members (beta-testers in techie language) for the newest version of the Partners in Policymaking Moodle course. You were selected to receive this invitation as representing a specific class of the previous Partners experience. We know you are busy and this is a tight time schedule; but we would like some feedback before our new version goes live in March. What do you have to do? Sign up for a time on February 25th between 12:30 - 1:30 pm or 5:00 – 6:00 pm. We will send you a link to a Webex session. Once logged in, we will ask you to share your screen and give you a few tasks (look at lessons, check messages, etc.) to complete. Don’t worry; we will talk you through all the steps after you are logged into Webex. After the tasks, we will ask for your feedback. This should only require 10 – 15 minutes of your time and will be very helpful to our program development team. That’s it. Hope you can join us. Mike, Jackie, Nancy, Carrie Please indicate which of these times you will be available: Monday, Feb. 25 12:30 to 1:30 pm Monday, Feb. 25 5:00 to 6:00 pm Please sign up by Wednesday February 20.

Project: Partners in Policymaking
Location: online
Tuesday
February 26
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.7: Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives

Through the use of PowerPoint presentation, lecture and written materials participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to provide critical information to SSI recipients with disabilities who are considering a return to work. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge of work incentive utilization. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
February 27
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
February 27
Online Training | David Brewer
Individualized Career Planning and Program Development

Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) has been developing a body of research on effective secondary transition practices at the national level. Online interactions with data, video clips of diverse students, and live discussion with research faculty will transform this research into practical ideas.

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Location: Webinar
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