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RSA’s NCRTM Communities of Practice (CoPs) are designed to connect you with others in the field who share common interests. Each CoP offers you a platform to exchange your ideas and thoughts, as well as hear from others with regard to a specific common interest.

Current and Upcoming CoPs

Advice from the Trenches: Senior VR Counselors Share Their Wisdom and Perspectives

This Community of Practice (CoP) offers an opportunity for early-career State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (SVRA) and American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) counselors and other professionals to ask questions and get advice from senior vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors who are successful in applying recommended VR practices in VR settings.

CoP participants will:

  • Learn from the experiences, perspectives, successes, challenges and wisdom of a diverse group of senior VR counselors to further develop and sharpen their own practices
  • Share their questions and curiosities about working for different SVRAs and AIVRS programs and helping VR clients become successfully employed in different settings and situations
  • Consider opportunities for professional growth and a career pathway
  • Become familiar with resources available in the NCRTM library to further develop their knowledge about topics discussed during the webinars

CoP Persistent Meeting Room:

Please visit the CoP Persistent Meeting Room containing downloads, ongoing chat discussions, links to NCRTM topical resources and previous webinars:

  • Kickoff Webinar #1 - Topics: Principles and values; multiple demands; documenting disability; working with community vendors; business relations; and more. June 18, 2019
  • CoP Webinar #2 - Topics: Strategies for clients with emotional/behavioral health needs; client motivation; and consumer engagement. September 24, 2019
  • CoP Webinar #3 - Topics: Employment Transition Services. October 15, 2019

Upcoming Webinars and Topics

Individuals who previously registered for any of the webinars are preregistered for future webinars. Select the following link to register for the next webinar: https://neweditions.adobeconnect.com/eofvotpuboht/event/registration.html

  • Interagency Collaboration/Working with Community Resource Providers - November 19, 2019 2:30-4:00 pm EST
  • Employer/Business Relationships - January 28, 2020 2:30-4:00 pm EST

Past CoPs

Section 508: Frustrations and Fixes CoP

NCRTM hosted a 10-week CoP on Section 508: Frustrations and Fixes between January 9, 2017 and March 17, 2017. The NCRTM Accessibility Resources contains much of the content shared through the CoP. The Top Five Frustrations & Fixes of Document Accessibility, developed as a result of the CoP and the CoP - Section 508 Frustrations & Fixes - Curriculum are available in the NCRTM library. If you would like to view the activities of this CoP, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180304065378379/ and request to join. You will need a Facebook account to join.