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Program Evaluation & Quality Assurance: Overview, Key Elements, Challenges, Benefits, and Lessons Learned – Free Webinar

This webinar was recorded on March 27, 2019. Watch the webinar for an overview of program evaluation and quality assurance practices in state vocational rehabilitation agencies. 1 CRC is available upon …

RSA Requests Comments on RSA-911

The 30-day comment period on RSA-911 is open from February 15, through March 19, 2019. RSA has asked us to share the following message with State VR Agencies and other …

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Measure Twice, Cut Once: Analyzing Administrative Data to Understand Pre-Employment Transition Services – Free Webinar

This webinar series was recorded on January 31st, 2019. Watch the webinar to learn how analyzing administrative data can help you better understand and monitor the provision of pre-employment transition …

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Free Webcasts Designed to Improve Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Project E3 has announced its 2018-2019 lineup of webcasts on topics designed to improve vocational rehabilitation services for the most underserved groups of people with disabilities. Project E3: Educate, Empower, …

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Evaluation: How to Become Savvy Evaluation Consumers

The Kellogg Foundation’s “Step-by-Step Guide to Evaluation: How to Become Savvy Evaluation Consumers” is a useful tool for evaluators. It provides guidance for establishing consistent methods, options for articulating activities, …

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RSA Requests Input on Proposed Data Element Changes to RSA-911

The RSA is proposing a change to its data collection elements and invites you to submit your comments on the changes before November 30th, 2018. The proposed revisions include:Removing duplicative …

Summit Conference 2018

Presentation Materials Available from the 11th Annual Summit on Performance Management Excellence

Vocational rehabilitation professionals from 50 states gathered in Oklahoma City, OK September 4-6 to collaborate and share resources around improving state-federal vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities that result …

Download the Conference Mobile App!

Save the Date for 2019!Contact usDownload the Conference Mobile App!If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to download the Summit Conference event app! Our app will make the conference …

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Registration Is Now Open! Join Us in Oklahoma City for Summit Conference 2018

Join us in our commitment to improve performance management and quality assurance in the state vocational rehabilitation system. Together, we’ll achieve excellence in providing services to people with disabilities that …

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VR Agency Best Practices: Paving the Way for Increased Competitive Employment

Outsourcing non-core duties to let counselors provide essential services.Building business relationships as part of a dual-consumer (employer and potential employee) approach.Using cloud-based software that enables all employees to share and …

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Effective Youth Transition Practices

What are the current best practices for working with youth in transition? New studies outline five areas of practice to consider. State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies are in a unique …

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Evidence-Based Practice Counselor Toolkit

Use this toolkit to learn what evidence-based practice is, why it’s important in vocational rehabilitation, and how to apply it to your practice. You’ll find instruction on the use of …

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PEQA Featured in the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials Newsletter

As a collaborative project that develops new and improved training programs for rehabilitation personnel, PEQA is a perfect fit to be featured in the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials’ …

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Explore Oklahoma City’s National Memorial Museum with Us!

Experience the Story of the Oklahoma City BombingWhile at the conference, explore OKC’s National Memorial Museum with friends and colleagues. You’ll experience the story of the Oklahoma City Bombing through …

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Online VR Program Evaluation Coach: Analyzing Your Data – Free Webinar

This webinar series was recorded on March 21 , 2018. Watch a demonstration to learn how this tool can work for you. 1 CRC is available upon submittal of the evaluation …

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Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques: Rationales and Examples

How information is presented can affect how it is received. We’ve learned from Motivational Interviewing that, when relevant, new information should be presented in a neutral, nonjudgmental, and sensitive manner …

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Key Data Points: National Vocational Rehabilitation Services

A new infographic is available that highlights key data points for the national Vocational Rehabilitation program. The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) recently developed this. This informative infographic gives you general …

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Call for Proposals!

The deadline to submit your proposal is midnight EST on April 20th, 2018 The Program Content Team for the 11th Annual Summit on Performance Management Excellence invites you to submit …

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Hope and Rehabilitation Counseling: Measuring, Building and Nurturing Goals

Often in rehabilitation counseling it’s difficult to understand why one person has successful outcomes while another one does not. Many factors contribute to individual outcomes; however, people with higher hope …

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Applications for PEQA’s Certification Program Now Being Accepted

We’re now accepting applications for PEQA’s fourth cohort of the Certificate Program on Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance. Application deadline: February 27, 2018 Acceptance decision: March 9th, 2018 …

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Measuring Resilience with the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale

Resilience, in its simplest terms, results in people “bouncing back” from adversity and getting on with their lives. Two major steps must occur for resilience to take place:exposure to significant …

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Quality of Life: A Better Measure?

The International Classification of Functioning (ICF) model can help us understand how vocational rehabilitation (VR) consumers experience disability and chronic illness in all areas of their lives, according to recent …

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Moving Ahead Together! Summit Conference 2017 a Success

More than 125 Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program Evaluators and colleagues interested in performance management attended the Summit Conference 2017 in Omaha, NE on September 5-7, 2017. This dynamic group of …