People learn in all sorts of ways! Sure, you could watch videos, read books, or browse online, but one of the most effective methods is to truly put yourself out there, live your life, and actually try new things. However, as with any experience, there are inherent risks involved. Whether you’re playing a sport, picking up a hobby, or broadening your social circle – you could fail, you could get hurt, you could be disappointed.
In the disability services system, which can have risk-averse approaches and more ‘paternal-style’ practices, people with disabilities are often not supported to have new experiences due to the perceived risks involved.
In this virtual training titled ‘Embrace the Dignity of Risk,’ attendees will discover how to help people in building new knowledge, having new experiences, and gaining new skills, all while understanding the value that risk can often provide. There will be time to consider how to advocate with someone or on someone’s behalf either in a formal meeting or in day-to-day conversation. We’ll delve into the impact of informed choice and how that can influence decision-making. You’ll also learn how the Three E’s (Education, Experience, and Exposure) can help drive your supports. By the end of this training, you’ll have specific takeaways to help shift not only your mindset, but also your practices, from being hesitant and not sure how to support risk-taking to understanding the very real benefits of risk!
Virtual Training Guidance
This virtual training, which takes place on May 25, 2023 from 9:00am – 12:30pm CT, will use Zoom for the entire session, including the presentation, polls, activities, discussion, and more.
Registrants will receive the Zoom login link, meeting ID, and passcode directly from Zoom, one week before the training date.
- You must have a Zoom account to participate in this training. You must also register with the email address that is associated with your Zoom account. Visit https://zoom.us/signup#/signup to create a free Zoom account.
- Multiple attendees participating from the same device is not permitted.
- Sharing your Zoom login information with another person is not permitted. Two people will not be able to participate in the virtual training at the same time, when using the same login information.
- 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.
- It is essential that each participant use a device that has both a microphone and camera enabled in order to fully participate in the session.
- CQL will be using Zoom’s built-in live transcription (closed captioning) feature during the training. If you need any additional reasonable accommodations, please let us know in the event registration form.
You can click the 'Register Now' button below to sign up for the virtual training through the event platform JotForm.REGISTER NOW
The fee is $75 per attendee. After clicking ‘Register Now’ you will be directed to JotForm to enter your information and payment.
Registrants from organizations that are pursuing or have achieved CQL Accreditation can receive a 5% discount. To obtain the discount, please contact CQL prior to registering so we can provide a coupon code.
* Please review the refund/cancellation policy in the FAQ section below, prior to registering.
- Register through JotForm
- Submit payment through JotForm
- Receive registration confirmation via email
- Zoom login link, meeting ID, and passcode sent 1 week before training date
CQL Virtual Training Presenters
Lucy Klym, Ph.D.
CQL Quality Enhancement Specialist
Lucy Klym, PhD is a CQL Quality Enhancement Specialist. In this role, Lucy provides training, and facilitates workshops. Lucy brings 15 years of experience to CQL with strong project management, data, quality assurance, and training skills surrounding self-determination and collaboration for person-centered efforts.
Lucy Klym, Ph.D.
CQL Technical Support Specialist
Miranda Baumann is the Technical Support Specialist for CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. In this role, Miranda offers expertise and assistance during the facilitation of online activities and administrative functions, such as Virtual Personal Outcome Measures® Workshops.EMAIL ME
Frequently Asked Questions
Attendees may be able to substitute their registration with another colleague from their organization, for no additional fee. If you wish to make the request, please contact CQL.
In order to receive a refund, any cancellation requests must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the virtual training. If you wish to make the request, please contact CQL.
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 has an interest in this topic is welcome to attend. It is 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 individuals – 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. Sharing your Zoom login information with another person is also not permitted. Two people will not be able to participate in the virtual training at the same time, when using the same login information.
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. To benefit fully, please plan to use a device that has a microphone and camera enabled and turned on for the training session.