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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November, 2017

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.


December, 2017

When: 14.12.17, 2 pm – 3pm, UK time CEST (GM+2)

Who: Dr. Julie Repper, Director of ImROC (https://imroc.org/)

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.


January, 2018

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.


February, 2018

When: 15.2.18, 2 pm – 3pm, Catalonia time CEST (GMT+2)
Who: Ms. Ester Triadó: Director of Occupational Therapy Services and residential-homes, Grup Fundació Ramon Noguera
Ms. Triado has a degree in Pedagogy and her position in Grup FRN involves coordinating and managing the different programs involved and leading the transformation process of Grup FRN care services based on person-centred planning methodology and community health assets.
PhD Montse Aulinas: research and development technician, Grup Fundació Ramon Noguera.
Dr. Aulinas has a PhD on Environmental Sciences. Since 2012, she is working as project manager at Grup FRN giving support to the main areas and fostering innovation projects.
What: Implementing Person-Centred Planning at occupational therapy day care service for adult people with intellectual disabilities – an ecological perspective.
Grup Fundacio Ramon Noguera is a group of non-profit organizations whose mission is to guarantee the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. For some years now, the Group is implementing Person-Centred Planning (PCP) as the main methodology for all care services provision.
The purpose of this presentation is to explain the PCP implementation process in the occupational therapy centre of the Grup FRN, exposing concrete results of this transformation process centred on the person. Particular emphasis will be placed on experiences with a valued social role and based on the use of community assets (e.g. participation in community and urban gardens, among other activities chosen by the people itself).

March, 2018

When: 12.3.18, 2 pm – 3pm, Ireland time CEST (GMT+2)

Who: Mr. Desmond Henry, Careers & Employment Coordinator, WALK (http://www.walk.ie/)

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.



April, 2018

To be announced

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.

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