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Job Club Workshop Descriptions

 Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Job Club Workshop Descriptions

 Week One

Disability Management: Tuesday, April 6

Deaf: 9:30-11:30am, Presenter:  Rytch

Hard of Hearing: 1:30-3:30pm, Presenter: Max

Learn how to manage your disability (hearing loss) in the workplace.  You will learn how to ‘inform’ and “educate your employers” (on the job or during the interview) about how to work with your hearing loss/deafness.

Learning for Life: Wednesday, April 7

Deaf and Hard of Hearing group: 1:30-3:30pm, Presenter: Karen / Nikki

Learn how to use the Web-based employment website.  We have special guests Karen Foot and Nikki Doherty from the Learning for Life Project.

 Networking: Friday, April 9

Deaf group: 9:30-11:30am, Presenter: Marco

Hard of Hearing group: 1:30-3:30pm, Presenter: Maxine

Discuss the importance of networking and how to do it.

Week Two

Workplace Expectations: Monday, April 12

Deaf group: 9:30-11:30am, Presenter: Rytch

Hard of Hearing Group: 1:30 – 3:30pm, Presenter: Marco

Discuss what to expect in the workplace.  Topics include team work, job place behaviour, grooming and appearance and effective communication on the job.

 Communication and Approach: Tuesday, April 13

Deaf group: 1:30-3:30pm, Presenter: Rytch

Explore strategies on how to improve communication and resolve conflict with employers/co-workers/HR people.

 Communication and Approach: Wednesday, April 14

Hard of Hearing group: 1:30-3:30pm, Presenter: Maxine

Explore strategies on how to improve communication and resolve conflict with employers/co-workers/HR people.

 Job Interview Skills / Role Play: Thursday, April 15 (Deaf Group)

Deaf: 9:30-11:30am and 12:30-2:30pm, Presenter: Rytch / Karen

Learn how to properly work your way through job interviews.  You will be video taped and feedback will be given in the class to practice and perfect your skills.  (The DVD will be destroyed after the workshop to protect confidentiality).

 Job Interview Skills / Role Play: Friday, April 16 (Hard of Hearing Group)

Hard of Hearing: 9:30-11:30am and 12:30-2:30pm, Presenter: Maxine / Marco

Learn how to properly work your way through job interviews.  You will be video taped and feedback will be given in the class to practice and perfect your skills.  (The DVD will be destroyed after the workshop to protect confidentiality).

Click on the attachment for full schedule: Job Schedule

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