Wise Webinars


Due to changes brought about by the current Stay-at-Home order in Washington and other states due to Covid-19, Wise has shifted its Webinar Series from a monthly format to daily offerings. See below for session info & registration!

These courses are free for Washington State residents ONLY, sponsored by DDA and Washington State Counties. FOR WA RESIDENTS ONLY – Use the promo code WASTATE to sign up now.

For residents of other states/countries, the courses remain open with course fees listed within registration.

Upcoming Sessions


Please note that the Webinar project will no longer hold events Mondays & Fridays starting July 1st

Thursday 7/9

Engaging Employers to Keep the Conversation Moving 

Join us for an engaging session on how to improve your techniques and skills while engaging potential partners in your business community.  We will be covering best practices for community engagement, building relationships with partners and strategies to overcome objections. 

Trainers Charly Walters & Jenny Crook

Tuesday 7/14

Employment: Building New Tools & Supports for Direct Service and the Community with Rainer Project Agencies

This webinar will focus on a project that started prior to Covid-19 within Pierce County- The Rainer Employment Project; followed by an interactive panellists’ conversation and Q/A on the comeback of providing direct support and services within our communities by four employment providers. Four agencies within Pierce County partnered with Pierce County Developmental Disabilities, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation along with residents at Rainer State school for an opportunity to pursue community employment within their community.  The following agencies Cares, Morningside, Trillium and Vadis will discuss their experience with the project to date and providing supports throughout Covid-19.Trainers

Trainers Rainer Project Agencies





Wednesday 7/15

Talking About Good Job Coaching

This session will review visual structure techniques and include hands on practice for customizing instructions given individual learning styles. Please bring paper and a writing implement to this engaging webinar.

Trainer Debra McLean

Thursday 7/16

Self Advocates In Leadership (SAIL): Who we are as a coalition with Jessica Renner & Ivanova Smith

Join Jessica Renner, Advocacy Coordinator of SAIL, and Ivanova Smith, SAIL Chair, as they explain the history, vision and work currently being done by the Coalition.  The presentation will give participants an understanding of how self advocates have and are working to improve the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities systems in Washington State, was well as ideas for how allies, advocates and service providers can support these efforts and become part of the movement.

Trainers Jessica Renner & Ivanova Smith

Interested in learning more?

For more information, please reach out to support@gowise.org or fill out our contact form.

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