Inclusion Works! 2nd World Supported Employment Conference

Hosted by: Canadian Association for Supported Employment, Inclusion BC, the BC Employment Network, and the World Association for Supported Employment.

Learning Outcomes

Through sessions and workshops led by leaders and innovators in the field of supported employment, we will explore shared best practices, innovative solutions to common challenges, the latest trends and research findings, and opportunities for networking and community building.

Supported Employment Marketing (Virtual)

This five-day module teaches participants the essentials of marketing. Participants will create a basic marketing plan for their organization or service, as well as crafting their own unique messaging. Participants will become familiar with the selling process and will have an opportunity to practice and apply these key skills. Participants will increase their comfort with their roles of marketing and selling their services and interacting with the business community.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes include:

  • Enhanced ability to communicate the value persons with disabilities can provide to the workplace.
  • Understanding of basic sales and marketing concepts and terminology
  • Understanding of what makes great marketing
  • Hands-on practice to create a basic marketing plan
  • Increased confidence in approaching businesses
  • Enhanced ability to work with clients through the sales process

Critical Questions to be explored:

  • How can we move from charity-based language to the language of business?
  • What is great marketing all about?
  • How do we meet the needs of business with regards to employees?
  • How can I approach a business with confidence?
  • What are the steps of a successful sales and marketing process?
  • What tools can help me be more successful in helping the people I serve to gain employment?

Customized Employment (Virtual January)

Customized Employment (CE) is a unique supported employment process designed to personalize the employment relationship between a job seeker and an employer in a way that meets the needs of both. CE can be effective when serving individuals that may present with more complex needs. In this five-day, 35-hour course, students will be introduced to the five essential components of CE; Discovery, Job Search Planning, Job Development and Negotiation and Post-Placement Support. Through lecture, dialogue, sharing and interactive sessions with one another and potential employers, students will develop a range of competencies within these components that enable them, in collaboration with the job seeker, to find meaningful paid employment in the community. The student is encouraged to work through the activities with a specific client in mind.

Learning Outcomes

Following completion of this training, you will:

  • Understand and articulate the evolution of community-based services and importance of employment as an adult role in society
  • Be able to identify the core components of CE
  • Be able to distinguish CE from other models of supported employment
  • Understand and articulate the importance of Discovery in developing a foundation for employment
  • Understand and articulate the identification, facilitation, and importance of natural worksite supports
  • Understand and articulate that jobs are created by profits
  • Understand and articulate how CE job development differs from traditional placement approaches
  • Understand and articulate the role negotiation plays in job development

Customized Employment (Virtual November)

This training is FULL - to be placed on a waitlist email info@bcenetwork.ca. Customized Employment (CE) is a unique supported employment process designed to personalize the employment relationship between a job seeker and an employer in a way that meets the needs of both. CE can be effective when serving individuals that may present with more complex needs. In this five-day, 35-hour course, students will be introduced to the five essential components of CE; Discovery, Job Search Planning, Job Development and Negotiation and Post-Placement Support. Through lecture, dialogue, sharing and interactive sessions with one another and potential employers, students will develop a range of competencies within these components that enable them, in collaboration with the job seeker, to find meaningful paid employment in the community. The student is encouraged to work through the activities with a specific client in mind. Also included is training in providing CE during COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Outcomes

Following completion of this training, you will:

  • Understand and articulate the evolution of community-based services and importance of employment as an adult role in society
  • Be able to identify the core components of CE
  • Be able to distinguish CE from other models of supported employment
  • Understand and articulate the importance of Discovery in developing a foundation for employment
  • Understand and articulate the identification, facilitation, and importance of natural worksite supports
  • Understand and articulate that jobs are created by profits
  • Understand and articulate how CE job development differs from traditional placement approaches
  • Understand and articulate the role negotiation plays in job development

Supported Employment Marketing (Langley)

This five-day module teaches participants the essentials of marketing. Participants will create a basic marketing plan for their organization or service, as well as crafting their own unique messaging. Participants will become familiar with the selling process and will have an opportunity to practice and apply these key skills. Participants will increase their comfort with their roles of marketing and selling their services and interacting with the business community.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes include:

  • Enhanced ability to communicate the value persons with disabilities can provide to the workplace.
  • Understanding of basic sales and marketing concepts and terminology
  • Understanding of what makes great marketing
  • Hands-on practice to create a basic marketing plan
  • Increased confidence in approaching businesses
  • Enhanced ability to work with clients through the sales process

Critical Questions to be explored:

  • How can we move from charity-based language to the language of business?
  • What is great marketing all about?
  • How do we meet the needs of business with regards to employees?
  • How can I approach a business with confidence?
  • What are the steps of a successful sales and marketing process?
  • What tools can help me be more successful in helping the people I serve to gain employment?

Supported Employment Fundamentals (Virtual)

This five-day, 35-hour training is organized into five modules. Each module includes several lessons, with a number of topics in each lesson. The training incorporates a combination of presentations, discussions, guest speakers, activities, exercises and field study.  Participants work individually as well as in small and large groups.

Learning Outcomes

Following completion of this training, you will have gained:

  • Enhanced understanding, knowledge and ability to support individuals who choose employment.
  • Increased expertise, confidence and knowledge about Supported Employment models, strategies, training approaches, and best practices.
  • Improved community, business and professional networking strategies.
  • Increased capacity to deliver successful Supported Employment.

The various stages of Supported Employment including transitions, employment and career planning, job development, marketing and job coaching will all be discussed and practiced in an interactive, hands-on method. Resources and tools will be shared and developed for your specific program needs.