Practice Improvement Institute

Expanding on our work, over the course of the next year the NCISI will host a series of webinars and events on key topics related to full community inclusion for people with developmental/intellectual disabilities.  

Some of the webinar topics to be presented include:

  • Person-Centered Thinking Through an Evidence-Based Lens
  • Person-Centered Planning — The “How Tos”
  • Driving an Organizational Culture of Person-Centered Practice
  • Innovation in Youth Transition Practices: Preparing for Employment and College success
  • Looking at Our Values and Beliefs About Those We Serve
  • The Emerging Face of Family Advocacy
  • Business Development: Smart Strategies to Engage Businesses As Partners
  • Rapid Job Placement: Moving Quickly from Job Identification to Job Placement
  • Career Ladders: A Job is Just the Beginning
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Upcoming Trainings

Resume Basics: Writing A Results Oriented Resume - April
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Workforce Development
In the world of job hunting and resume writing some things have changed and others have remained the same.It is important to create a document that is clear, accurate, articulate and easy to read. It is critical that job seekers highlight their experience and accomplishments in a way that is relevant to the prospective employer.A quality resume is...
Performance Management & Performance Evaluations - May
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Workforce Development
Employees don't always do what they are suppose to do. On one hand they act like competent employees and on the other hand they miss deadlines, wait for instructions and procrastinate. You need to figure out why an employee isn't meeting expectations and put a plan in place to course correct the problem. Knowing the performance management cycle,...
Supervisory Styles & When to Use Them - May
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Workforce Development
"Great leaders choose their leadership style like a golfer chooses his/her club-with a calculated analysis of the matter at hand, the end goal and the best tool for the job."-Robyn Benincasa Too often new managers apply a "one size fits all" approach to managing members of their team. Because we are all humans, it doesn't mean we are...
Job Coach Training - May
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 9:00am to Tue, 05/21/2019 - 4:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Workforce Development
The Job Coach Training is based on the Association of Community Educators' (ACRE) evidence based core competencies. This is a fun and interactive three day training that teaches the fundamentals of job coaching individuals with disabilities in the competitive labor market. The training is ideal for anyone who provides job coaching supports for youth and adults.The 21 hour...
Job Development & Retention: Nuts & Bolts-May
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Workforce Development
Learners will develop the skills to use business development as a long term employer relationship strategy, discover networking and other resources for job leads, understand the difference between job development and job placement, job creation, job carving and  job sharing . In addition, learn retention strategies to be sure the job sticks!
Disability Disclosure: Understanding the Role of the Employment Professional in the Disclosure Process
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Many people struggle with the idea of disclosing their disability in the workplace and for many good reasons. Disclosure involves giving out personal, medical, psychological and/or disability specific information to an employer. The thought of it can be overwhelming and scary.  The main reason to disclose a disability is to request reasonable accommodations in the workplace or for the...
Self-care for Educators & Human Service Professionals: Recharge & Cultivate a New You - June
Mon, 06/03/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
The health of your body, mind and spirit are essential to safe guarding your well-being. It's about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. Self-care involves taking care of yourself both within the context of your work relationships and in your life outside of work. educators, counselors, social workers and human service professionals really...
Getting "Hip" on HIPAA: Confidentiality, Privacy and Information Security
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a service provider's legal and ethical responsibility. It's not a suggestion. It's the law! Join us as we discuss HIPAA in an interactive way. The training will explain the following: Why HIPAA was created and the purpose behind the law The Privacy Rule HIPAA compliance regarding Protected Health information...
Job Coach Training - June
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:00am to Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Workforce Development
The Job Coach Training is based on the Association of Community Educators' (ACRE) evidence based core competencies. This is a fun and interactive three day training that teaches the fundamentals of job coaching individuals with disabilities in the competitive labor market. The training is ideal for anyone who provides job coaching supports for youth and adults.The 21 hour...
Youth Mental Health: Signs of Suffering - Understanding Common Mental Health Conditions in Youth - June
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition; half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Not every young person in psychological distress has a mental disorder however, every young person will fall along a continuum of good mental health and mental illness. The more...
Youth in Distress: Anxiety & Depression - Healthy Strategies to Assist Youth in Managing Their Symptoms and Live A Happier Life - June
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Being a teenager and young adult is difficult enough without the struggles of anxiety and depression getting in the way of youth being able to meet their goals and live a healthy life. participants will learn strategies to assist youth in the process of taking control of their symptoms, build healthy coping skills and feel empowered to live...
Youth Employment 101 for Educators:Internships, Community-Based Vocational Education, Stipends and Wages
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Studies show that students who engage in workforce development activities demonstrate a higher rate of college completion, as well as, better sucess in the labor market. Work experiences help all youth make the critical connection between education and work as they prepare for employment opportunities post-graduation. The training introduces initiatives from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth, as well...
Social and Emotional Learning: Rethinking How Students Succeed in School, Work and Life
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Every quality an employer looks for in an applicant. Join us as we introduce the five interrelated competencies that define Social...
Job Development & Retention: Nuts & Bolts - June
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Workforce Development
Learners will develop the skills to use business development as a long term employer relationship strategy, discover networking and other resources for job leads.  They will understand the difference between job development and job placement, job creation, job carving and  job sharing . Also, learners will develop retention strategies to be sure the job sticks!
Resume Basics: Writing A Results Oriented Resume - June
Fri, 06/28/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Workforce Development
In the world of job hunting and resume writing some things have changed and others have remained the same. It is important to create a document that is clear, accurate, articulate and easy to read. It is critical that job seekers highlight their experience and accomplishments in a way that is relevant to the prospective employer. A quality...
Disability Disclosure: Understanding the Role of The Employment Professional in the Disclosure Process
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Many people struggle with the idea of disclosing their disability in the workplace and for many good reasons. Disclosure involves giving out personal, medical, psychological and/or disability specific information to an employer. The thought of it can be overwhelming and scary.  The main reason to disclose a disability is to request reasonable accommodations in the workplace or for...
Social and Emotional Learning: Rethinking How Students Succeed in School, Work and Life
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Every quality an employer looks for in an applicant. Join us as we introduce the five interrelated competencies that define Social...
Social and Emotional Learning: Rethinking How Students Succeed in School, Work and Life
Thu, 09/12/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Every quality an employer looks for in an applicant. Join us as we introduce the five interrelated competencies that define Social...