National APSE Webinar Opportunities

APSE Webinars – A webinar is a seminar delivered over the web. All you need to fully participate in a webinar is a computer with internet access and computer speakers or a phone. It’s that easy!

  • Webinars are recorded for your convenience, if you are unable to attend the live webinar.
  • Captioning is available upon request (48 hour notice is required to
  • Certificates of Attendance are now available for CE documentation.

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April Webinars:

Title: Job Development Strategies for Individuals with Criminal Justice Involvement
Date: April 10, 2013
Time: 2pm – 3pm EST
Presenter: Barry A. Whaley

Since the 1970’s the number of incarcerated people has increased to unprcedented numbers. According to the Center for Economic Policy Research, as many as 14 million working-age people in the U.S. have some kind of felony conviction. As a result, finding a good job can be fustrating and, for many, hopeless. This presentation will provide proven strategies to assisting people with criminal justice involvement to find work. Topics include: criminal justice in the U.S. today and its impact on employment, the principle of negligent hiring, Title VII protections for people with “histories”, the concept of employment at will, and record expungement.


  1. Attendees will learn strategies and tools to use when representing individuals with criminal justice history.
  2. Participants will gain an understanding of the principal of Negligent Hiring.
  3. Attendees will learn what protections are offered to individuals with criminal justice history under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Title: Employment Services for Veterans, What You Need to Know
Date: April 25, 2013
Time: 2pm – 3pm EST
Presenter: Barry A. Whaley

Each year, 250,000 veterans leave the uniformed service to return to civilian life. Although the employment outlook is good for many veterans, those who return with significant disabilities, as well as female veterans, face many challenges. This presentation will discuss the signature disabilities of the current conflicts, veterans’ employment programs through the VA, VA benefits and how they are impacted by employment, and job development tools.


  1. Participants will have an understanding of VA benefits and how they may be affected by employment.
  2. How military experiences can translate to civilian employment.
  3. Employment programs offered through the VA.

May Webinars:

Title: Employer Engagement Strategies
Date: May 9, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. (EST)
Presenter: Rob Hoffman, Employment Analytics

Employer engagement needs to be a central part of an organization’s mission rather than a marginal or optional activity. It requires placing a priority on and demonstrating an ability to meet employer needs. To effectively meet these needs entails more than just learning about positions, we have to adapt and align with the employer’s processes and strategies. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the process and strategies for effective employer engagement.


  1. Understanding the Employer Engagement Process
  2. Aligning services and strategies to meet employer needs
  3. Strategies that make it easy for employers to engage

Rob’s 30 years of leadership and management experience includes providing direct supports, leading employment agencies, and directing training and technical assistance programs at a number of universities. He’s provided training and consultation around the country and has extensive experience with business partnership e?orts, including work with numerous Business Leadership Networks. Recently, he designed and developed EDP, a web-based contact and knowledge management system that allows employment agencies to build comprehensive employer portfolios to assist them in increasing both employment outcomes and profitability ( Rob has served a number of terms on National APSE’s board and holds a master’s degree in organizational management and leadership.

June Webinars:

Title: ADA Title I. Rights and Responsibilities.
Date: June 6, 2013
Time: 2pm – 3pm EST
Presenter: Barry Whaley

The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed into law in 1993 and amended in 2008, is the sweeping civil rights legislation for people with all disabilities. An important piece of the ADA is Title I, which addresses employment discrimination. Often, qualified job seekers and supported employment professionals are unaware of how Title I can be a valuable tool in finding and keeping a job. This presentation will provide an overview of Title I, focusing on the rights and responsibilities offered to both job seekers and employers.


  1. What is Title I
  2. What are my rights and responsibilities regarding reasonable accommodation?
  3. Do employers have rights and responsibilities?
  4. How do I disclose a disability?

Title: Becoming the Provider of Choice for Federal Contractors: How OFCCP Regulations can Maximize your Success
Date: June 19, 2013
Time: 1pm – 2pm EST
Presenters: Martha Artiles, Katherine McCary, and Ronald Drach

The US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is scheduled (April 2013) to release new regulations for federal contractors and sub contractors focused on changes to hiring veterans and individuals with disabilities. These changes bring an enormous opportunity, as well as a responsibility, for community based organizations to play a significant role as business partners, resulting in an increase of employment for individuals with disabilities.


  1. Who is a Federal Contractor
  2. What is the OFCCP
  3. Learn about regulation changes (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) proposed by the OFCCP for Section 4212 (Veterans) and 503 (Disabilities)
  4. What employers need from you in advance of and upon changes
  5. How to leverage these changes to advantage your organization and ultimately your clients