Practice Improvement Institute

Expanding on our work, over the course of the next year the CISI 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

Transgender and Employment: Legal & Ethical Considerations Involved in Vocational Counseling
Thu, 12/10/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Education
 According to the Williams Institute, an estimated 1.4 million adults identify as transgender in the United States. Employers across the country have grown increasingly aware of the importance of creating welcoming workplaces for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and their families. However, recent research indicates that more than one in four transgender individuals have lost a job due...
The Glass is Half Full: Cultivate Optimism and A Growth Mindset During A Pandemic
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
It's all about perspective. Perspective refers to our mindset-the way we view ourselves, the people in our lives and the world around us. Carol Dweck, a well-known Stanford researcher identifies 2 types of mindset: a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. Training participants will explore the benefits of a growth mindset, the challenges of a fixed mindset and...
Job Development Training
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 8:30am to Thu, 02/04/2021 - 12:30pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Workforce Development
The Job Development Training teaches job development as well as business development strategies to increase successful employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. The training is build on the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) core competencies and evidence based employment practices. The training is ideal for anyone who is a business developer, job developer, employment specialist...