Welcome to the SDSU Interwork Institute’s VR Training Portal!
The Interwork Institute’s VR Training Portal offers a range of training in the areas of vocational rehabilitation counselor training and program development, and related fields. These trainings are offered by projects by Interwork Institute including, but not limited to Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM), and eRehab for Nevada, Oklahoma, and Kentucky. More training will be offered!
All of our trainings provide a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of all course requirements. In addition, some training also offer Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) continuing education credit.
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This four-part series will provide relevant information for VR administrators, managers, and VR counselors to increase VR data literacy and data quality at all levels of the agency. Trainings will be released quarterly during Federal Fiscal Year 2023 and will be available in the training portal throughout the duration of the VRTAC-QM grant. The training series includes Part 1: The Essential Role of Data in the VR Program; Part 2: Data: A VR Cultural shift; Part 3: Data: VR Talent and Tools; and Part 4: VR Data and Analytics.
CRC opportunities are available.
Rapid engagement in VR - Module 1: A Call to Action makes the case that streamlining and expediting the processes associated with eligibility determination and IPE development in State VR agencies is a practice that will have positive impacts in maximizing the likelihood that consumers will be active and full participants in their rehabilitation plans and achieve successful outcomes.
Part 1 – Background and Purpose of Training provides an overview of the data and background on why rapid engagement is an effective strategy and demonstrates the linkages with better outcomes based on data from the RSA 911.
Part 2 - Administrator’s Perspective focuses on strategies for administrators to assess their current service practices and develop change initiatives to incorporate rapid engagement strategies as part of their service models. Examples are also provided of agencies that successfully implemented these practices.
This training is intended for supervisors and managers, providing an overview of managing up and across strategies as foundational management practices to promote personal and organizational effectiveness. Topics covered in the training include relationship building, leadership styles, and communication skills. In addition, the role of emotional intelligence is explored as a key ingredient of a great leader.
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), in partnership with the WINTAC, has developed a series of eight pre-recorded trainings related to the RSA-911. The purpose of these trainings is to provide technical assistance to help State VR agencies prepare for the implementation of the revised RSA-911 (PD-19-03) effective July 1, 2020.
The VRTAC-QM, in partnership with the Summit Group and as part of the Summit Group Winter Forum Series, brings you a training on Pre-Employment Transition Services Data Tracking and Evaluation. In this training, you will learn about the data and need related to service/program and student with disabilities (SWD) outcome tracking.