Online Learning

Supporting inclusive workplaces is rewarding and challenging work. Questions about funding, federal and state requirements and how to best meet the needs employees can all seem overwhelming. APSE knows the real and complex problems that arise when transforming a business into a welcoming workplace or an organization into an ally that supports individuals in looking for inclusive employment. With more than 30 years of experience with businesses and organizations like yours, APSE has prepared and saved some of our best advice to share with you online.

To help your business or organization address these challenges, we’re excited to offer:

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There is live captioning available during all live webinars. Transcripts are available for recorded webinars.

There are free and paid webinars available.

Future Webinar Offerings will be listed here. In the meantime, check out recorded webinars and other online offerings below!

National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October 2020

NDEAM 2020 Poster in English.

December Events

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Thursday December 3rd, 2020 at 1-2pm EST, 12 CST, 11 MST, 10 PST

Apprenticeship: Opening Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

FREE for APSE Members | $10 for Non-Members

Join Scott Ellsworth and Martha Ponge from JFF (Jobs for the Future) to learn more about apprenticeship and different types of apprenticeship opportunities. They will provide information on how to connect with employers that have apprenticeships across the country and how to set up an apprenticeship if there isn't already one in place. Apprenticeships can open the door to multiple opportunities for people with disabilities.

This session is pre-approved for 1 CESP CE Credits. Valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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Thursday December 10th, 2020 at 1-2pm EST, 12 CST, 11 MST, 10 PST

Virtual Networking with Employers

FREE for APSE Members | $10 for Non-Members

Frustrated with attempts to adapt your job development techniques and tools to the virtual world of the pandemic?

We know many employers are still hiring and that most job developers still need to help people with disabilities obtain employment, but how can we be most effective and agile throughout the changing conditions of the pandemic? This hour-long webinar covers the top tools and tips needed for job developers to stay connected and develop new connections during a pandemic. These tips and tools will be useful even after businesses reopen and during our future growth.

Most of us were trained to conduct job development in-person. Even if you’ve been successful so far, this webinar will cover ways to use virtual communications to improve your services and outcomes.

This session is pre-approved for 1 CESP CE Credits. Valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Presenter: Deb Russell, Deb Russell Inc.

Recorded Webinars

We’ve gathered some of our best webinars for your viewing – many at no charge. Get expert advice on funding, best practices, the history and context of Employment First, the details of CESP, and more.

CESP Practice Test

Created by the APSE Professional Development Committee, this 11-question practice test can help candidates prepare for the Certified Employment Support Professional certification. 

By taking this practice test, APSE does not endorse or imply that these preparatory materials are the best, or the only means for preparing adequately for the certification examination. There is no advantage given to candidates who participate in this practice test. 

From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goals of Employment First

A 13-hour comprehensive e-learning course, where nationally renowned Subject Matter Experts offer practical, time-saving lessons on achieving integrated employment and organizational change. (Eligible for nine CESP™ CE credits)

Financial Literacy: Increasing Your Knowledge to Take Charge of Your Finances

Designed for direct support professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families, this webinar offers four separate lessons that describe the options available to a person who receives SSI and for a person who receives SSDI. Viewers may be surprised to learn there are actually a number of options available to people who receive Social Security Disability benefits! (Eligible for three CESP™ CE credits)