Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program
Community of Practice Monthly Webinar
January 31, 2018, 3:00-4:00 ET
The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP) Community of Practice (CoP) Webinar Series is structured to augment the technical assistance areas of primary focus in Employment First systems change (Capacity Building, Provider Transformation, School-to-Work Transition, Employer Engagement, and Policy/Funding Alignment). CoP participants will benefit from national subject matter experts (SMEs) presenting information and resources to support Employment First efforts.
Theme: Strategies for Provider Transformation to Secure Competitive Integrated Employment
Topic: Funding Strategies to Support the Shift from Facility-based Services Toward Those that Lead to Creative, Integrated Employment Models.During this month’s COP webinar, participants will learn about funding and rate reimbursement strategies for service providers and states to increase integrated employment outcomes. Jeannine Pavlak will also discuss funding diversification and re-alignment and strategies to assist service provider make the transition from facility to community integrated service models. Webinar participants will learn about steps providers and states can take to increase employment outcomes for people with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities.
Jeannine Pavlak, M.S., NPM, is the President and CEO of New England Business Associates, a community provider known nationally and internationally for their work in community integrated employment. Through her stewardship, she has grown the organization to serve over 900 individuals annually, assisting them in attaining community integrated employment throughout the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as providing services as an Employment Network through TTW to individuals in 40 additional states. With close to 30 years of experience in the disability employment field, Jeannine has consulted on a number of topics including staff development, data collection and benchmarking, best practices in community integrated employment, braiding funding, school to work transition, TTW and self- employment. More recently, Ms. Pavlak began providing technical assistance to organizations interested in transforming their service delivery model from facility based to community based.