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Great Minds @ Work Employment Conference

Event Date(s): 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 to Wednesday, August 10, 2016


St. Martins University - Lacey, WA

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Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Behavioral Health Administration

This conference supports the efforts of the Becoming Employed Starts Today (BEST) Individual Placement and Support Supported Employment initiative.  

The GM@W/EC is for anyone helping people with behavioral health challenges, who want to work and get back into the labor force through IPS Supported Employment. 

This two-day conference is intended to introduce evidence-based practice supported employment, provide resources and strategies to obtain employment and address the barriers and myths associated with going to work. The conference also has information and tools for already existing supported employment programs as well as a wealth of information from system partners. We have nationally recognized keynote speakers that will ignite fire and passion with a number of workshops that provide tools and skills for supervisors, employment specialists and peers.

A limited number of scholarships waiving the $50 registration will be available to staff within the following agency criteria:
•    Licensed behavioral health agencies not currently providing supported employment services
•    Agencies interested in becoming licensed behavioral health agencies to provide employment services
•    Tribal governments and tribal organizations

In addition, for a limited number of individuals from agencies (who meet the above criteria and willing to pay the registration fee), a scholarship will cover up to two hotel nights (room and tax only) for staff traveling from outside the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area. For more information, click here.

Hotel Accommodations
Ramada Inn
1520 Martin Way E 
Olympia, WA 98516
360 459-8866
Room Rate: $99.75 plus taxes and fees
Group Name: Employment Conference at St. Martins

Special Thanks to Our Partnering Agencies
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Washington State Division of Social & Health Services (DSHS)
Health Care Authority
King County BHO
Grant County Mental Health
University of Washington (CCER)
Washington Business Alliance