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3rd Annual FCIC Virtual Employment Conference: Talent Actualized!

About the Conference

FCIC's Employment Virtual Conference is an online interactive training opportunity for rehabilitation and employment professionals, educators, employers, policymakers, youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), family members, and anyone interested in promoting successful employment for individuals with I/DD. The conference is held online over the course of one day and offers sessions tailored to meet the needs and interests of a diverse audience.

Who Should Attend

Each year, the Conference will cover topics relevant to a variety of individuals supporting successful employment for individuals with I/DD. Participants that may benefit from this training event include:

  • Employees with disabilities
  • Job seekers with disabilities
  • Family members of persons with I/DD
  • Employers interested in workplace diversity
  • Human resource personnel
  • Business plan consultants
  • Employment coaches
  • Transition counselors
  • Service providers
  • Rehabilitation vendors
  • Case managers
  • Support coordinators
  • Residential support providers
  • Educators

Topics include:

  • Seven soft skills in most demand from the business communityFacilitating Job Seeker’s active engagement in plan development
  • Tips to help job seekers develop and experience using soft skills
  • How to provide learning opportunities within routine experiences and activities
  • Accessing the Employment Enhancement Project
  • Successful employment of persons with I/DD
  • Employment supports and resources through Agency for Persons with Disabilities
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Pre-Employment Transition Services

Conference Schedule Overview

Time Title Presenter
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Keynote Session -Seven soft skills in most demand from the business community Brenda Clark, MS, PBS
Tammy Jorgensen-Smith, PhD, CRC
Chris Vatland, PhD
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break/ Q&A Chat  
11:00 a.m.– 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1 -Facilitating Job Seeker’s active engagement in plan development Kimberley Spire-Oh, Esq.
Michelle R. Davis, M. Ed.
11:45 a.m. - Noon Networking Break/Q&A Chat
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2 -We Are Impacting the Workforce with the Employment Enhancement Plan (EEP) Katrina Washington
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Networking Break/Q&A  
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 3 - VR and the Pathways to Services: Accessing Services That Help Students Successfully Transition Out of High School. Sheila Ward

Certificates of Participation

All registered attendees have the option to request a signed certificate of attendance for each session attended after the conference has ended. Completion of a satisfaction survey will be required to receive the certificates. For the purpose of verifying attendance, the online meeting room platform records each attendee's duration of stay during each session. In compliance with your provider's requirements, the signed certificate will include all pertinent information, i.e., training title, presenter, date, number of hours.

Register Now to Confirm Your Attendance!


April 12, 2018



Brenda Clark


USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. For disability accommodations contact Brenda Clark bclark7@usf.edu by March 29, 2018

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