WELN: Systematic Instruction & Natural Supports


Important Note: This ACRE approved training consists of four 2-day trainings. This particular training is only a portion of the full 8-day training series.


The Washington Employment Learning Network (WELN) will focus on providing participants with core supported employment professional training. The WELN Training Series helps employment professionals meet employment professional core competencies through 4 two-day, in-person seminars.

This two-day training will focus on helping individuals learn to perform and maintain their employment. Topics will include a basic overview of a job start, including how to prepare for the first day of work and how to conduct a task analysis. We will explore systematic instruction and task analysis, with particular attention to fading support from the first day of work. The training will also include the use of natural supports, as well as important elements of successful long term support. 

Learning Objectives:

1.     Gain an overview of instruction and self determination as these topics relate to the history of supported employment.

2.     Obtain a general understanding of job design.

3.     Learn to conduct task analysis.

4.     Consider how individual learning styles and teaching methods can be applied in various situations.

5.     Obtain a general understanding of systematic instruction.

6.     Gain tools to help an individual prepare for their first day at a new job.

7.     Develop the ability to identify and implement natural supports at a worksite.

8.     Identify key elements in providing long term supports to help individuals maintain employment.

9.     Consider how employment agencies can provide strong training, job start and retention services.

·       Coffee and snacks will be provided each day.

·       There is a fee of $54.

·       In order to receive a certificate of completion for this training, attendees can miss no more than one hour total during this two-day event.

Training Format: 
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to Wednesday, March 7, 2018
More Info: 
Training Provider/Contact: 
Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE)
Training Certificate Type: 
Basic employment