Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Keynote: The Americans with Disabilities Act 30-Year Anniversary: The Celebration of Landmark Legislation and Important Insights from Senator Tom Harkin (retired)
Among his many illustrious accomplishments, Senator Tom Harkin is recognized as being the author and chief sponsor of the Americans With Disabilities Act. In his keynote presentation, the honorable Senator will discuss the important 30-year anniversary of this landmark legislation. He will also share some perspective on the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the importance of cross agency collaboration, serving special populations, and other current events impacting vocational rehabilitation agencies and consumers.
VR/Secondary Education Data Collection - A Successful Experience
A discussion about how a VR agency has collaborated with their Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to gather educational information to assist with Measurable Skills Gains, Credential Attainment goals, and supporting documentation. The VR agency will be provided lessons learned and expectations moving forward.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Keynote: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program
In celebration of the anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation program, Steve Wooderson will share his insights about the past 100 years, discuss the current state of the program, and provide some thoughts on what is to come in the future.
Building the Ship Before it Sails: Collaboration for Program Development
This session includes a discussion with two vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies – Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation and Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services – about how VR services can be effectively developed and delivered through purposeful internal business operations.
11:15am – 1:00pm PDT
Lunch and Networking Break
Ethical Practice in Times of Uncertainty
Three (3) CEU credit hours will be provided for this course based on completion of assigned readings and attendance in this breakout session.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Roundtable Session: How to Manage Continuing Education in Aware
Does your agency struggle with Continuing Education and reporting on the RSA-911? Do you want more guidance around Measurable Skills Gains? If these are areas you and your agency want to know more about, this session is for you. Come discuss Continuing Education with our Aware experts. At this roundtable session, you will learn about the three major parts of Continuing Education: Enrollment, Attainment, and Credentials. Our experts will also share tips to eliminate unnecessary data entry when it comes to reporting on the RSA-911.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Tips and Tricks to Validate Your RSA-911 Data Part One: Getting Started
This session discusses the differences between the RSA-911 (2017) and the RSA-911 (2020). In addition to the report changes, we will discuss the Aware requirements and resources needed to validate the report data. The primary method to validate report data will be using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Roundtable Session: Suggested Aware Improvements Feedback
Join Alliance and the Aware community in this interactive session to hear what we’ve learned from our Future of Aware Focus Groups. We’ll discuss the feedback we’ve received, get your take on our future development plans, and give you a chance to let us know what needs to be prioritized.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Broaden Your Connections with the Aware Vendor Portal
Introducing a new Alliance licensed product! The Aware Vendor Portal, released with Aware v6.9, allows your agency to more effectively interact and communicate with VR vendors. This session will introduce you to the Aware Vendor Portal and show the v6.9 functionality and internal built-in controls. You’ll also learn more about the future of the Aware Vendor Portal, and what you can look forward to from this product.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Tips and Tricks to Validate the RSA-911 Part Two: Working with the Data (Hands-On)
This session will go into detail on how the stored procedure for the RSA-911 populates the report tables and creates the extract file. Using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, we will create queries to validate data and identify elements where errors occurred. In addition, we will look at data in Aware business tables and discuss how missing records affects how various elements such as Measurable Skill Gains report on the RSA-911.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Unleash the Power of the Consumer with the Aware Consumer Portal
Introducing a new Alliance licensed product! The Aware Consumer Portal, released in Aware v6.9, allows you to more effectively interact and communicate with participants. This session will introduce you to the Aware Consumer Portal and demonstrate the v6.9 functionality, including the security and internal controls built into portal usage. You’ll also be able to learn more about the future of the Aware Consumer Portal, and what you can look forward to from this product.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Show and Tell: DocuSign and Aware
Now more than ever, the importance of collecting electronic signatures cannot be overlooked. Because so many people are working remotely, we’re providing this session to give you information about using DocuSign with Aware. Join us for a preview of the current DocuSign with Aware integration, a discussion of the future feature set, and a Q&A session.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Show and Tell: AwareSign and Aware
With the ever-changing landscape of our working environments, it’s crucial for agencies to be able to obtain electronic signatures easily. We want to help you accomplish that goal even if you don’t have a third-party tool available to you. Join us in this session to get information about using AwareSign with Aware. Join us for a preview of the current AwareSign with Aware functionality, a discussion of the future feature set, and a Q&A session.