“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou
International monthly webinar on inclusive employment for people with disabilities
Program for 2017-2018
“Shekulo Tov” group is delighted to offer monthly free of charge webinars on inclusive employment of people with disabilities.
The main goal of the webinar is to share knowledge and information from around the world about good practices, innovations, local legislation, local policies, local services and new trends that aims to promote the integration of people with disabilities in the labor market, whether by supported employment or sheltered workshops.
Please see bellow information regarding the webinars for the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, including links to registration.
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When: 6.11.17, 2 pm – 3pm, Germany time CEST (GM+2)
Who: Dr. Stephan Doose, Lübeck, Germany
Formerly the executive director of the German Association of Supported Employment (BAG UB) and currently a Lecturer, author & consultant in the field of inclusion, supported employment and person centred planning. Dr. Doose is a member of the board of the European Union of Supported Employment.
What: Supported Employment and sheltered workshops
– the struggle of two philosophies of supporting work for people with disabilities.
The development of different forms of supported employment and sheltered workshops in Germany and why this are traditionally two competing approaches and philosophies of supporting work for people with disabilities. However, in the light of the UN-CRPD, the services and the character of sheltered workshops in Germany are changing and new funding options (e.g. budget for work) allow more flexibility to support people with disabilities in regular firms.
What: Ethical, Effective and Efficient: The Case for Recovery focused services.
Exploring the ethical argument and evidence base for recovery including scientific research, personal experience and economic evaluations. Dr. Repper will elaborate on the evidence base for ImROC’s key challenges.
When: 15.1.18, 2 pm – 3pm, The Netherland time CEST (GM+2)
Who: Mr J. (Jan) Alblas MHA, director / board member +Vijf Pameijer
Mr R.H. (Ruud) van der Kind BSW, account manager Pameijer +Vijf
What: From institution to inclusion
Introducing the Neighbourhood Circle (in Dutch Buurtcirkel) – A new innovation that results in the decline of professional dependence and better inclusion.
The background for this format begins with major changes that happened and are still happening in the Dutch health care system – A transition of responsibilities (for vulnerable people) and budgets to the local community.
+Vijf Pameijer believes that after this transition, it’s time for the transformation of the social domain – Focus on self-reliance, equivalence and reciprocity, with a new believe in strength, skills, the use of talent, own direction.
This was a good base to develop new programs, such as the Neighbourhood Circle.
As Careers & Employment Co-ordinator, Mr. Henry leads the supported transition & employment programmes for WALK. Following a career in business over 18 years, he managed a highly successful labour market activation project, supporting early school leavers to retrain, up-skill, and gain employment and/or progress into further education.
What: A GOOD START IS HALF THE JOB – no start means no job
Introducing WALK, an Irish organization that aims to facilitate individuals to fulfil their employment and career aspirations by supporting them to realise their potential, access opportunities and build their own natural supports.
For further information or suggestions of topics or lecturers for the next Webinars, please contact:
Michal Alfasi – Hanley
Webinar Coordinator, Shekulo Tov Group
The webinar is an initiation of the International Development Team of Shekulo Tov Group, a non-for-profit organization that provides vocational rehabilitation and supported employment services to people with disabilities in Israel.