Thought Sauce: Foundational Readings and Customized Employment (NA1984)

Author(s): Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC & The Center for Social Capital, Inc.

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 8

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course is the presentation of the manual Thought Sauce: Foundational Readings in Customized Employment. In this manual, you will be presented with a Customized Employment Plan Design Guide for those who work with clients with disabilities seeking employment. It includes a number of tools for the job employment professional to use in their daily practice. This text presents and explains in detail the process of Discovering Personal Genius (DPG) which GHA (Griffin-Hammis Associates) developed for individuals with significant disabilities.  Also included is a guide for self-employment for those with disabilities and considerations for leadership roles going into the future.

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the process of customized employment

  2. List the steps needed in the process of Discovering Personal Genius

  3. Describe the Plan for Achieving Self Support or PASS and its effects on those with disabilities

  4. Debunk the myths regarding employment for students with disabilities.

  5. Compare and contrast the opportunities in large corporations and small businesses for those with disabilities.

  6. List the steps in assisting those with disabilities for self-employment.

  7. Describe the ten contradictions in re-thinking the role of leadership.

Course Outline

  1. Customized Employment Plan Guide

  2. The Three Vocational Themes

  3. Developing Vocational Themes Workbook

  4. Informational Interviews

  5. Plans for Achieving Self-Support

  6. Self-Employment Assessment

  7. Discovering Personal Genius (DPG) - Team Process Chart

  8. Discovering Personal Genius (DPG) Activities

  9. Sample DPG Staging Record

  10. Blank DPG Staging Record

  11. DPG Debriefing Guide

  12. Job Development Activity

  13. Social/Economic Capital Inventory

  14. Relationship Chart

  15. The Big Sign Syndrome

  16. Customized Employment Personal Sales Skills

  17. Informational Interviews Guide for Training Activity

  18. Customized Job Development Tactics for Tough Times

  19. The Dream Job Trap

  20. Self-Employment for Transition-Age Youth

  21. The Contradictions of Leadership: Ten Considerations for Leaders at all Levels

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