Come to the CCDC Advanced Advocacy Training for Disability and Employment! REGISTRATION DEADLINE – August 7, 2015

08/13/2015 (All day)

Colorado Cross Disability Coalition
Summer 2015 Training Opportunity Announcement
Advanced Advocacy Training – Disability and Employment 


Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) is excited to announce the following Summer 2015 Advanced Advocacy Class

Focus Area

American With  Disabilities Act – Employment – See Proposed Agenda Below


This training provides an advanced education opportunity for community activists or for those looking for additional skills necessary to work in the field of disability services, advocacy, community organizing, the legislative process, and civil rights law.


Location: Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation -2211 W. Evans, Denver, CO 80203 -The Columbine room


Date and Time: Thursday Aug 13, 2015 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Registration Cost

CCDC Members with a commitment to the CCDC Volunteer/Advocacy Team (120 hrs in 12 months) - free of cost

Affiliate/organization cost - $150 per applicant (second applicant from same organization $75)


CCDC Certificate of Completion – No cost

CCDC DU (CEU’s) Continuing Education Units = 1 credit $25 (Application and payment must be submitted by registration deadline – July 30, 2015)


Registration limited to first 20 Applicants.


To register: contact Sheryle Hutter (CCDC Advocacy Support and Training Coordinator) by email  Submit your name, email address, phone number, indicate Class Title and Date, and interest in attending the training.


In appreciation:
The CCDC Advocacy Training Program is provided through partnership with the
University of Denver, University College and Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. . Champion Sponsors for the CCDC Advocacy Training  Program are Colorado Access, Rocky Mountain Health Plans Accountable Care Collaborative, and Anthem Colorado, These sponsors are truly the champions for People with Disabilities, a full list of CCDC Sponsors can be found at

CCDC Members - Please Note: CCDC cannot provide travel, rooms, support services, or expense reimbursement for class attendees from outside the metro area, however, remote access through teleconference is being investigated for interested registrants - Please note that this teleconference line is a long distance call.  

Please submit disability accommodations to


CCDC Advanced Advocacy Training – Disability & Employment

Proposed Agenda – Thursday August 13, 2015

Location: Colorado Voc Rehab Training Center - 2211 W. Evans, Denver, CO 80203 -The Columbine room

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Proposed Instructors - Joelle Brouner – DVR, Patricia McMahon – EEOC, Julie Reiskin – CCDC, Andrew Montoya –CCDC – Sheryle Hutter – CCDC – Byron Kish-CDBS, Donna Sablan – CCDC



8:30 a – 8:50 a

Introduction to one another and the day


8:50 a—9:30 a

Why should advocates become invested in employment and develop expertise in laws, systems, and resources that increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities?


Donna Sablan


9:30 a—10:30a


Reducing Risk and Fear: an Introduction to Work Incentives


10:30 a—10:45a



10:45 a – 11:30 a


Reducing Risk and Fear: an Introduction to Work Incentives Continued

Instructor - TBD

11:30 a – 12:30 p

How to Request Reasonable Accommodation from an Employer


ADA – Title I and Title II Employment Update

  Instructor TBA

12:30 p – 1:15 p

L U N C H and discussion of the site visit requirement

Julie Reiskin & Sheryle Hutter-CCDC


1:15p — 3:15p


Demystifying the Vocational Rehabilitation system on the precipice of the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

-Joelle Brouner

3:15 p— 3:30 p



3:30 p — 4:10 p


Grievance – Complaints – Internal Organization Grievance vs EEOC – (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Experiences – Both negative and positive negotiations –

mediation and results

Instructor – TBA

4:10 p — 4:30 p

Quiz and ADJOURN

Event Date: 
08/13/2015 (All day)
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