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Supported Employment Specialized Training Seminar:

Conflict and Creativity: Responding to Challenging Behaviors in the Workplace
Workshop Offered Twice in Month of March:

North Location:
March 15, 2006
University of Vermont, Burlington
Martin Luther King Lounge of the Billings Student Center
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

South Location:
March 21, 2006
Vermont Technical College, Randolph
Old Dorm Lounge
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CONFLICT AND CREATIVITY: Responding to Challenging Behaviors in the Workplace

The goal of this training is to generate an approach to employment and consumers that builds a safe environment for dealing creatively with conflict as it emerges in the workplace.

Participants will:

... Identify perceptions and fears around issues of conflict and challenge as they emerge in a work setting,

... Clarify the impact of those perceptions and fears on the ability to shape a safe and creative work environment,

... Explore ways to build a workplace community that realizes the creative potential of all persons -- based on safety and communication with integrity,

... Plan strategies for ongoing support for addressing the day-to-day experience of conflict and challenge in the workplace.

This seminar will be an "interactive" and "hands-on" training, designed to address conflict and challenges as they emerge in the actual work setting. Participants are asked to bring with them situations and scenarios that are being encountered in their setting. Each component of the training will present learners with an opportunity to examine their own experiences in light of the framework and methodologies outlined. Participants will also explore ways they can create opportunities for continuing support following the training day.


Jeff Coy, DDAS Training Specialist, one of the founding designers of the VSAT training program.

Dale Hindmarsh, Research Associate and Supported Employment Technical Assistance Resource, UVM Center on Disability and Community Inclusion. 

Seminar Fee:

There is a $25.00 per person registration fee to cover costs.  (Scholarships may be available.) Lunch will be on your own.  For information on the training or registration contact Dale Hindmarsh at (802) 656-1345.  Registration is limited so please register early.

To Register:

Print attached registration form. Complete the requested information. Return, along with check payable to: University of Vermont. Send in registration and check by March 3, 2006. If special accommodations are needed, please respond by February 27, 2006.
Send to: Dale Hindmarsh
University of Vermont
Center on Disability and Community Inclusion
208 Colchester Ave.
Mann Hall 3rd Floor
Burlington, VT 05405-1757


CONFLICT AND CREATIVITY: Responding to Challenging Behaviors in the Workplace

Please return with check made payable to: University of Vermont

Choice of Location (check one):

___  UVM, Burlington, March 15, 2006

___  Vermont Technical, Randolph, March 21, 2006

Special accommodations needed: _______________________________________


Agency or School: ________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________ Phone: _________________

 Sponsored by:
 University of Vermont's Center on Disability & Community Inclusion,
 Vermont-APSE, Vermont's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and
 Division of Disability & Aging Services


Dale Hindmarsh
University of Vermont
Center on Disability and Community Inclusion
Mann Hall 3rd Floor
208 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05405-1757

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Phone: (802) 656-1345
Fax: (802) 656-1357
TTY: (802) 656-8499