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

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...
Marijuana & Other Prescription Drugs: Employment Is Possible
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
The relatively rapid acceptance of marijuana and other prescription drug use in the United States has forced lawmakers and employers to grapple with how to adapt. Marijuana is legal in some form in 33 states and the District of Columbia. Employers across the United States are changing their policies on pre-employment drug testing;however, there are still many qualified...
Presenting Yourself:The Power of Networking with a Plan
Tue, 06/30/2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Networking has long been recognized as a powerful tool for business people and professionals. Knowing more people gives you greater access, facilitates the sharing of information and makes it easier to influence others for the simple reason that influencing people you know is easier than influencing strangers. Networking is about sharing, not taking! This training will operationalize the...
Strategies to Cultivate Self-Determination & Self-Advocacy: It's About You
Thu, 07/30/2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Promoting self-determination and self-advocacy has been recognized as best practice in the education of students with disabilities since the early 1990s when the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandated increase student involvement in transition planning. This training will define self-determination and self-advocacy and provide training participants with resources, tools, and activities that provide opportunities for students to...
Business Branding: Strategic Marketing Is the Key to Success
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Many people have misconceptions about what branding can do for a business. The business market, regardless of the industry, is saturated and competitive. In order to compete, a business must be able to set itself apart from others in delivering its product or service. Training participants will learn strategies on how to promote any business through brand strategy...
Community Resource Mapping: A Tool for Identifying & Aligning Community Resources for Youth & Their Families
Fri, 08/21/2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Community Resource Mapping, also known as Asset Mapping, is not a new strategy or process. It has been around for many years in various forms. It is a process of identifying what is available in your community and developing strategies to access the existing resources, relationships, opportunities, businesses and skill sets to benefit the needs of everyone within...