ARPCT’s Leaders Leading Leaders Webinar Series Continues March 23, 2017

Posted on Mar 13, 2017

ARPCT’s Board of Directors is honored to have Ms. Cindy Lennon, as our featured presenter. Ms. Lennon will present an overview of services of Able-Disabled Advocacy and will highlight their new IT Apprenticeship Program. She will also provide some information on how other organizations can go about developing a Registered Apprenticeship program using the Skillsoft training as the core curriculum. Logistics When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:30 am PDT/12:30 EDT Log in at: About the Leaders Leading Leaders Series: Our vision is to create a marketplace of ideas where members can ask questions, explore new or existing programs, and get and offer advice to others in our field. Today’s leaders in providing services to individuals with disabilities are ARPCT members. The Leaders Leading Leaders webinar series is an opportunity for us to learn from each other. Copyright © 2017 ARPCT, All rights reserved. Thank you for being an ARPCT...

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Please Join Us for Another Leaders Leading Leaders Webinar

Posted on Nov 12, 2016

ARPCT Leaders Leading Leaders Webinar: Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Featured Presenter: Wanda Hadley, Ph.D. About Ms. Hadley: Dr. Wanda Hadley earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. She has an M.A. and B.S. degrees in Education from Ohio State University. She has been a scholar-practitioner in higher education, and she is a licensed counselor in the State of Ohio. Her research interests include the academic adjustment issues first-year students with learning disabilities experience in their transition to college through the lens of student development theory. Time & Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:00 EST, 2:00 CST 1:00 MS, Noon PST To attend, please go to About the Leaders Leading Leaders Series: ARPCT is honored to have many of the nation’s leaders in providing services to individuals with disabilities as our members. The Leaders Leading Leaders webinar series is an opportunity for our members to learn from each other. Our vision is to create a marketplace of ideas where member organizations can ask questions, explore new or existing programs, and get and offer advice to others in our...

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Skillsoft and ARPCT Renew Agreement

Posted on Aug 18, 2016

World leader in online learning continues long-standing commitment to helping organizations serve people with disabilities.  ARPCT President, Lena Balk, announced Skillsoft has agreed to extend the Customer’s license term through August 31, 2019.  The renewed licensing agreement provides ARPCT members access to the following Skillsoft products:  •        Live Learning courses •        Skillsoft IT and Desktop videos •        Leadership Channel videos •        Full Courseware Collection (excluding royalty bearing content) Balk, commented, “For the costs of their annual membership fee, organizations continue to have access to Skillsoft, the world leader in online learning.  We encourage more organizations to utilize this invaluable resource to continue their important work helping people with disabilities.”   To learn more about becoming an ARPCT Member visit our...

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Leaders Leading Leaders Webinar Series Continues June 15th at 11am Central

Posted on May 27, 2016

ARPCT Webinar Transition Planning for Students and Youth June 15, 2016 11am Central Log in at : Young people often find themselves at a disadvantage in the labor market due to mismatches between education and skills.  This presentation will describe ways to not just help youth find employment, but the right kind of employment: employment that pays a decent starting wage with career pathways for advancement.   A number of strategies will be described to help youth employment providers to find and prepare young people for employment.  These include the following: • How to organize the pathway to employment • Help make the connection to employers • Develop training strategies and work-based employment opportunities • Arrange for supportive services About the Presenter Pat has long been active in assisting individuals with disabilities make the transition     from school to work.  He led a school to work initiative for many years and helped         bring Project SEARCH to Iowa, a highly successful transition program.  Pat Steele is    the Site Director for Central Iowa Works, a position he has held since 2013.  He has     40 years of experience in employment services for people with barriers to              employment. He has held positions with private and public organizations, including Goodwill Industries, Options of Linn County, the Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the University of Iowa Health Policy and Disability Center, and Mainstream Living.  In addition to his present position with Central Iowa Works, he also consults for the Arc of East Central Iowa and is a surveyor for CARF, an international accrediting body.   ARCPT’s Webinar Series: Leaders Leading Leaders is free to our members.  Our industry is in a constant state of change.   The goal of this series is to facilitate conversations between our members so we can draw on our collective expertise, adapt , and continue to serve our...

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Join Us For Transition From School Part 2 : April 20th 12:00 EST

Posted on Mar 23, 2016

Transition from School Part 2 Transition from school has become a major focus of recent Congressional Legislation, both for WIOA and for many aspects of HHS Medicaid programs.   Given the great amount of interest in this topic, we have arranged for Pat Steele, Site Director for Central Iowa Works, be our lead presenter for two sessions on the important steps for planning, implementing and managing services that result in successful transition to adult employment, continuing education with support, and community living and supports.    Presenter:Pat  is presently Site Director for Central Iowa Works, and has over   40 years of experience in employment services.  He has long been active in assisting individuals with disabilities in making the transition from school to work.   Central Iowa Works is a partnership that brings together employers, workers, public and private funding streams to create pathways to career advancement and employment.   If you have any questions or concerns please contact Daniel Benavidez at This Webinar is Free to all  ARPCT Members.  To learn how you can become a member visit our website When:  April 20th at 12:00 EST To login and participate use following Connect link ...

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Webinar: Skillsoft 101: Refresh, Explore and Learn

Posted on Jun 3, 2015

Do you want to refresh your Skillsoft skills? Do you want to learn about the upcoming launch of Skillport 8? Join us for this informative webinar June 17, 2015 at 11:00 CST. Great News! We will finally be moving from Skillport version 7 to Skillport version 8 this summer. While there had been hope of doing the migration from Skillport version 7 to version 8 last summer, it was advised that we hold off and allow others to work out the beta bugs. To great relief of EditU managers and Administrator, one of the most exciting features of Skillport version 8, is that it will do away with the use of Java.  This should eliminate some of the issues faced administrators and new users who experience access problems. If you are your organizations Skillsoft Administrator this should be a must attend training. Other new features include: Mobile devises access to Skillport training resources.  What’s New pages allow local training administrator to  have special landing pages for each of their sub training groups. Others to be discussed Join us June 17th as ARPCT Board Members and Administrator Bob Leneway reviews Skillsoft features and discusses the exciting new features of Skillport 8. Important Event Information What:                Skillsoft 101: Refresh, Explore and Learn When:                 June 17, 2015 11:00 CST How to Attend:   Login in at Note:  To test your pcs for using Adobe Connect go the Adobe Connect Test page at Please direct questions to...

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