Considering that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) were 1.6 times less likely to interact with other members of the community during the pandemic, there is no better time to address this topic as people are now venturing back out into their communities.
In this virtual training, we’re exploring community – what it is, why it’s important, and how you can support people to be meaningful members of their community.
Across the human services field, ‘community’ is often framed as a mythical and magical place, where people are “going into the community.” To kick off this presentation, we’ll dissect the differences in how our field defines community when it involves people with disabilities who receive services. Then, we’ll look at the importance of discovery, as each and every person has their own personal interests, desired amount of engagement, and unique activities they would like to be involved in. Attendees will also learn all about the value that community brings to people’s lives, through powerful Personal Outcome Measures® data. Finally, to ensure that participants have specific action steps they can implement, we’ll be sharing effective strategies for supporting people to participate in the life of the community – including the potential pitfalls to avoid.
* Attendees must register individually. Multiple attendees participating from the same device is not permitted.
This virtual training will use Zoom for the entire session, including the presentation, polls, activities, discussion, and more. Our trainer will conduct the presentation with their camera on. To maximize engagement, we also ask that all attendees have their cameras on during the presentation.
CQL will be using Zoom’s built-in live transcription (closed captioning) features during the training. If you need any additional reasonable accommodations, please let us know in the event registration form.
- 10:30am – 12:30pm CT – presentation
- 12:30pm – 1:30pm CT – break
- 1:30pm – 3:30pm CT – presentation
This Virtual Training has reached its maximum capacity and registration is now closed.
Thank you for your interest in this Virtual Training. To maintain a high level of engagement and interaction, the maximum capacity for the event is 30 participants. Due to high interest in this event, all of the open spots have been filled and registration is now closed.
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Angela Rapp Kennedy
CQL Vice President of Training and Learning Initiatives
Angela Rapp Kennedy provides leadership in the strategic development of CQL's learning initiatives and oversees the planning, creation, coordination, and implementation of CQL training activities. Angela has decades of experience in the IDD field around the country.EMAIL ME
Angela Rapp Kennedy
According to Zoom’s policy, “If you cancel your registration for a fee-based webinar through Zoom before the start time of the webinar, you will be automatically refunded the registration fee in 3-5 business days.”
In the event that CQL must cancel the training, we will notify attendees as soon as possible and issue full refunds within 3-5 business days of the cancellation.
Anyone who works for a human services provider organization or has an interest in this topic, is welcome to attend. It is also required that each attendee has access to their own computer – multiple attendees cannot participate in the training from the same computer.
Absolutely. This training is designed so that individual professionals in the human services field – not necessarily working for the same organization – can attend and participate in the session. Again, attendees must register individually. Multiple attendees participating from the same device is not permitted.
Definitely! We have specifically tailored our approach to this training to keep our virtual audience engaged. This is a dynamic presentation with accompanying discussion, activities, and polling.