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

Team Building For Supervisors -April
Mon, 04/13/2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Workforce Development
Most managers are met with eye rolls when they suggest "team building" but it can be one of the most important things you can do. It builds trust, mitigates conflict ,encourages communication and increases collaboration. Learners will discover the effective features of a team, review team dynamics and team roles and determine how personality types impact team position...
Job Coach Training-May
Mon, 05/04/2020 - 9:00am to Mon, 05/18/2020 - 4:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
The Job Coach Training is based on the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) competencies. These are evidence based competencies that every Job Coach should possess in order to perform quality supported employment services to individuals with barriers to employment. This is a fun and interactive three day training that teaches the fundamentals of job coaching individuals with disabilities...
Youth Mental Health:Signs of Suffering-May
Tue, 05/12/2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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 health diagnosis;however,every young person will fall along a continuum of good mental health and mental illness. With this said,...
Employment Specialist Training-May-June
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 9:00am to Wed, 06/24/2020 - 4:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
The seven week Employment Specialist Training is based on the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) competencies. These are evidence based competencies that an Employment Specialist should possess in order to perform quality supported employment services to individuals with barriers to employment. The training includes pre and post assessments, seven days of classroom instruction, structured performance employment activities...
Creating Gender Inclusive Schools
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Public schools in the United States are serving a more heterogenous student population now more than ever before. As educators, one has the ability to create gender-expansive environments that affirm all children by reducing gender role stereotyping and allowing them to freely express their gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation, and find confidence in their strengths as a...
Job Coach Training-June
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 9:00am to Mon, 06/15/2020 - 4:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
The Job Coach Training is based on the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) competencies. These are evidence based competencies that every Job Coach should possess in order to perform quality supported employment sevices to individuals with barriers to employment.  This is a fun and interactive three day training that teaches the fundamentals of job coaching individuals with...