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

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...
Online Etiquette 101: Do's & Don'ts in A Virtual Space
Tue, 02/16/2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
As people continue to expand their online presence for all aspects of their lives, from emailing friends, scheduling appointments, networking for social or business connections, taking an online class, applying and/or interviewing for a job, and working remotely using  Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet, many become complacent, form bad habits or simply lack experience with online software, tools and technology....
Team Building for Supervisors: Reconnecting & Empowering Teams During Challenging Times
Wed, 03/03/2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
The global pandemic has presented another layer of challenges for supervisors to motivate and manage their teams. Due to the safety protocols that have emerged from the pandemic, more employees are working from home and the virtual world is their shared professional space. On a "good day" when managers suggest team building actvities they are met with eye...
The Glass is Half Full: Cultivate Optimism and A Growth Mindset During A Pandemic
Thu, 03/25/2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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...