March 1, 2019

Become a certified Working Well with a Disability facilitator – register now!

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Evergreens might not mind winter, but for all the other trees, spring is a great re-leaf!

Cultivate some ‘new growth’ in employment for people with disabilities by providing Working Well with a Disability!

Registration for the April 2019 Working Well with a Disability online facilitator training is now open. The training will take place the week of April 22nd. Space is limited, so please only register if you know you can attend.

Registration closes on April 15th, 2019.

 


Working Well with a Disability Facilitator Training Details

Working Well with a Disability

Training dates: April 22nd – 26th. Training includes online self-study and discussion participation and a live webinar on April 26th.

Total time required: 8-10 hours (estimate) over 5 business days, in addition to time to read the Working Well manual.

Cost: $130 per person. Cost includes a manual in your preferred format.

Registration deadline: April 15th

How to register: Complete the brief form Working Well April 2019 Training Pre-Registration

After initial registration, you will receive an email containing a training schedule, a training overview, and the link with instructions to finalize your registration and payment.

Once you’ve registered, you should also have your agency review and agree to the Organizational Licensing Agreement, which is found here: Working Well Organizational Licensing Agreement


How long is the Facilitator Training? What do I have to do?

The Working Well facilitator training is a self-guided online training held over the course of five business days.

It includes reading and use of the facilitator manual, review of recorded videos, participation in an online discussion forum, and attendance of one live webinar.

In order to become a certified Working Well with a Disability Facilitator, each participant is responsible for the following:

  • Reading the Working Well manual
  • Viewing the pre-recorded training sessions
  • Posting responses to discussion questions and activities in the discussion forum each day
  • Participating in the live webinar session

Total time estimated for this training is about 8-10 hours, in addition to the time to read the Working Well manual.

Each day’s video is about an hour or less, and the live webinar on Friday April 26th is 1.5 hours. You may set your own daily schedule for reading, viewing videos, and posting to the discussion forums.

 

What is Working Well with a Disability?

Working Well with a DisabilityWorking Well with a Disability is a 6-week peer-facilitated workshop that builds on the content of our successful Living Well with a Disability curriculum and considers health in the context of employment. Participants learn skills to maintain life balance, manage stress, and improve their health in support of looking for or maintaining employment.

This facilitator training will prepare individuals to host Working Well with a Disability workshops. We recommend that trainees facilitate their first consumer workshops within 3 months of receiving their facilitator’s certification. See How to Become a Working Well Program Provider for more information.

Have questions or want to know more about the facilitator training or Working Well with a Disability? Email Maggie Lawrence (maggie.lawrence@mso.umt.edu ) for more information.