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NCES – Three Part Online Course

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Name: Three Part Online Course – National Certificate in Employment Services – Pt.1
Day/Time Multiple Sessions – February 28 – March 28
Step 1 of the National Certificate in Employment Services is designed to explore valuable competencies that are critical to achieving a better understanding of employment services for people with disabilities. Exposing you to the essential principles and practices that lead to quality workforce participation for the people you serve, this class delivers essential skills through a four week self-study course that will take 2-3 hours per week. Step I is designed to complement your current employment and can be accomplished in your office and/or your home, as well as in the community.
$149
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Name: Three Part Online Course – National Certificate in Employment Services, Pt.2
Day/Time Multiple Sessions – April 4 – May 9, 2017
Step 2 of the National Certificate in Employment Services explores the relationships between job seekers and employers. Successful relationships create chemistry between employee and employer that is mutually beneficial. Job seekers realize the benefits of earning a paycheck, workplace associations, jobsite accomplishments and a sense of fulfillment. Employers realize the benefits of a dedicated employee, a solution to staffing requirements, and an improved bottom line. Step 2 is dedicated to providing the tools and techniques to foster mutual benefits between employers and job seekers.
$149
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Name: Three Part Online Course – National Certificate in Employment Services, Pt.3
Day/Time Multiple Sessions – May 16 – June 13, 2017
Step 3 is designed to complement your current employment, and its requirements can be accomplished at your office and/or your home, as well as within the community. Part 3 focuses on learning more about a business, developing the right job within that business, and providing the necessary training and supports to insure your job seeker’s success.
$149
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Name: National Certificate in Employment Services Steps 1, 2, and 3.
Day/Time Multiple Sessions – Step 1 starting February 28, 2017 through Step 3 ending June 13, 2017
Sign up for all 3 online classes today and save! This offer is only available until February 25, 2017. Complete your 40 hour National Certificate in Employment Services in less than 4 months*. Please review the cancellation policy – no refunds are available but you can transfer the registration to another staff person.

*If you need additional time to complete the classes, just request an extension.

$389
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2017 Emerging Leaders Series

Leadership is not magic, charisma or the responsibility of a chosen few. Leadership is the result of specific behaviors that can be developed and implemented at all levels of an organization. Leaders are ordinary people who get extraordinary things done.

The Emerging Leaders Series is a program of the Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation (CCER) at the University of Washington and co-sponsored by CTAT, LLC in Colorado. It is designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills of managers in public and private rehabilitation agencies. The program is intended primarily for mid and upper-level managers of state and tribal rehabilitation agencies, community rehabilitation programs, Client Assistance Projects, Independent Living Centers, and similar organizations. The program consists of 9 days of training divided into three sessions of 3 days each.

EMERGING LEADERS SERIES NOMINATIONS available now at:

Emerging Leaders Nominations

The Emerging Leaders Series is intended primarily for:

  • Mid and upper-level managers, including directors, of community-based rehabilitation, tribal rehabilitation, job-training and related programs.
  • Mid-managers of state agencies involved in rehabilitation, job-training and related programs.

Individuals are nominated by the Directors of their agencies (who may nominate themselves) or by others in leadership positions with the approval of their agency Director or Board Chairperson. The criteria for nominations are:

  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Professionally competent and respected
  • Commitment to their field and to the people they serve.
  • Willingness to invest considerable time and effort to develop their leadership potential

Nominations of persons who are members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented such as members of racial or ethnic minority groups, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

COST

There will be a $2,500 registration fee for the 9 days of training. Travel and per diem expenses are the responsibility of the participant and/or participant’s agency. Registration fees are due at the time of acceptance into the program unless arrangements have been made with CCER. Participants selected to participate in the 2017 Emerging Leaders Series will receive instructions on how to register with and make payment to CCER.

2017 SCHEDULE

Session I: Tuesday May 30 – Friday June 2 – in Seattle, Washington
Session II: Tuesday July 25 – Friday July 28 – in Seattle, Washington
Session III: Tuesday October 31- Friday November 3 in Olympia, WA

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Emerging Leaders in Rehabilitation Series is to challenge individuals to become positive forces of change within their organization and the field of rehabilitation by adopting exemplary leadership practices.

GOAL

The goal is to provide the opportunity for participants to develop and refine their leadership skills in relation to their current job and future leadership positions.

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the Emerging Leaders in Rehabilitation Series, participants will:

1. Increase their self-awareness and understanding of individual differences.
2. Understand how and why changes occur (or do not occur) within organizations.
3. Know how to create an environment conducive to positive change.
4. Recognize the impact of external environmental factors on individuals in leadership positions.
5. Envision the future and implement practical steps to move toward that vision.

CONTENT

The content of the three sessions is based primarily on the ten behavioral commitments of successful leaders described in the book The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner:

Session I: Building Relationships That Work

  • Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust.
  • Strengthen others by sharing information and power.
  • Set an example for others by acting in ways consistent with one’s values.
  • Recognize individual contributions to success of every project.
  • Celebrate team accomplishments regularly.

The first session focuses on understanding differences about how people think, feel and behave in relation to working together in a constructive way. Participants are asked to complete a variety of self-assessment instruments, including the Leadership Practices Inventory that is also completed by others who work closely with the participant. A day is spent on the “Challenge Course,” an ingenious outdoor experience designed to foster teamwork and group problem solving.

Session II: Moving Toward Your Vision

  • Envision an uplifting and ennobling future.
  • Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to their values, interests, hopes and dreams.
  • Search for challenging opportunities to change, grow, innovate and improve.
  • Experiment, take risks, and learn from the accompanying mistakes.
  • Plan small wins that promote consistent progress and build commitment.

Defining a change project to be implemented within each participant’s agency is the primary focus of the second session. Each participant develops a vision for their program, considers the interests and values of people who affect their ability to get things done and identifies a way to change and improve their program. They pursue that change between sessions two and three.

Session III: Leadership At Or Near The Top

While leaders are necessary and exist at all levels of an organization, there are positions at or near the top that are considered leadership positions. Session III examines the similarities and differences among leadership at various levels of an organization and how to prepare for leadership positions. Time is also spent reviewing lessons learned during implementation of the change projects.

PROCESS

A variety of procedures and formats will be utilized during the series including small group discussion, role-playing, simulations, individual consultation, lectures, and guest presentations. These activities will take place in various locations in and around the Seattle area. Participants are expected to be actively involved and willing to share their knowledge and insights with others. In addition to the implementation of a change project within the participant’s agency during the series, there will be other brief assignments between sessions and occasional evening meetings or assignments during the sessions.

INSTRUCTORS

The primary trainer for the series is Paul Dziedzic. Paul is the former Special Assistant to the Governor of Washington on Substance Abuse Issues and the former Director of the Washington Department of Services for the Blind, during which time he served as President of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation. Other instructors, selected for their demonstrated effectiveness as leaders, will be utilized for certain aspects of the series.

NOMINATIONS

The Emerging Leaders Series is intended primarily for:

  • Mid and upper-level managers, including directors, of community-based rehabilitation, job-training and related programs.
  • Mid-managers of state agencies involved in rehabilitation, job-training and related programs.
  • Individuals are nominated by the Directors of their agencies (who may nominate themselves) or by others in leadership positions with the approval of their agency Director or Board Chairperson.

The criteria for nominations are:

  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Professionally competent and respected
  • Commitment to their field and to the people they serve.
  • Willingness to invest considerable time and effort to develop their leadership potential
  • Nominations of persons who are members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented such as members of racial or ethnic minority groups, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

REQUIREMENTS

Individuals accepted into the Emerging Leaders Series must agree to attend and actively participate in all three sessions. There will be material to read or other assignments prior to every session and occasional evening assignments during the sessions. Each participant will be required to develop and implement a project that will result in a positive change within their organization or community.

REACTIONS FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS

“It is a dynamic presentation of the building blocks of leadership…The series was a fun, exciting and very encouraging exercise in human behavior.”

“I highly recommend that you have the opportunity to attend this workshop.”

“After each session I felt truly empowered and energized to get things done. If you sincerely desire to be an agent of change, this is an opportunity for you to develop the skills in order to do that.”

“You are in for a treat, both personally and professionally…You will find that ‘sharing’ and ‘caring’ will take on more positive meanings…Most of all you will have the opportunity to meet and learn from two leaders who have experienced management in the fast lane.”

“I came to the Emerging Leaders Series with an open mind and have benefited throughout the training enormously.”

“If you want to explore and develop your leadership skills, I highly recommend the Emerging Leader training series.”

“It’s much more than even the most dynamic seminar. It’s different than training.”


Alternative payment methods

Our regular payment system uses PayPal and accepts all major credit cards. If you need to pay by check or use a purchase order, please contact Gayann Brandenburg at gbrandenburg@ctatllc.com.

Standard Cancellation Policy

A 10% administrative fee will be charged on cancellations with a 3 day written notice. Send all requests to Gayann at gbrandenburg@ctatllc.com. No refunds will be given after this time, but typically you are welcome to transfer your registration to another party by notifying CTAT. Unforeseen emergencies may be considered as an exception. To request this, please provide a written request with explanation of the emergency and send it to Gayann for consideration.

Under some circumstances you may see a unique cancellation policy for a specific class, so please read the registration information carefully.