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Grief Ministry Workshop

First Baptist Augusta
Grief is a natural response to loss and grief should not be ignored. First Baptist Church Augusta is hosting a Grief Ministry Workshop beginning on Sunday March 6 thru March 20. The Grief Group will gather at 4:00 on Sunday afternoon. For more details about the Grief Workshop, call First Baptist Augusta at (706)736-6708. Grief can be lonely but you need not grieve alone. Come and join us.

706-736-6708


Gaining Preparedness Skills (GPS) - Employment Pursuit/Job Searching Skills

Walton Options, 948 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Gaining Preparedness Skills-(GPS) training is designed to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining job readiness skills necessary to enter the workforce through enhancement of soft skills that emphasize interacting with others in the workplace, as well as balancing employment related requirements with other demands of daily life. The workshops are designed to help participants be more marketable when looking for employment and to reinforce their ‘people’ skills in order to gain, maintain and sustain employment and increase work performance and productivity. The focus also consists of timeliness, evidencing respect, preparedness, alertness/attentiveness and compliance with policies and procedures of the work place. GPS Certificates of Completion will be distributed to Participants that satisfactorily complete the 8 week preparedness training.

This training consist of aggressive exploration for employment and or volunteer opportunities, examining the benefits of volunteering to gain desired work industry experience; Understand the nature of Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) in relation to job skills, familiarization of job duties and demonstration of customer service and telecommunications skills.

As a non-profit organization, Walton Options is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) providing non-residential independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Our core services of Advocacy, Information & Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support and Transition Services benefit the entire CSRA in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additional information on the programs with work with can be found on www.waltonoptions.org.
March 14-17, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Walton Options for Independent Living
706-724-6262



Gaining Preparedness Skills (GPS) - Interview Skills

Walton Options, 948 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Gaining Preparedness Skills-(GPS) training is designed to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining job readiness skills necessary to enter the workforce through enhancement of soft skills that emphasize interacting with others in the workplace, as well as balancing employment related requirements with other demands of daily life. The workshops are designed to help participants be more marketable when looking for employment and to reinforce their ‘people’ skills in order to gain, maintain and sustain employment and increase work performance and productivity. The focus also consists of timeliness, evidencing respect, preparedness, alertness/attentiveness and compliance with policies and procedures of the work place. GPS Certificates of Completion will be distributed to Participants that satisfactorily complete the 8 week preparedness training.

Consumers will learn about the proper interview techniques and some of the common mistakes that happen in interviews. Understanding the importance of appropriate attire for interviews, learn what employers are wanting in prospects, the importance of proper body etiquette in interviews, decision regarding disability disclosure, the concept of salary negotiation and compensation and the procedures for follow-up. Participants will be able to participate in mock interviews.

As a non-profit organization, Walton Options is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) providing non-residential independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Our core services of Advocacy, Information & Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support and Transition Services benefit the entire CSRA in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additional information on the programs with work with can be found on www.waltonoptions.org.
March 7-10, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Walton Options for Independent Living


Gaining Preparedness Skills (GPS) - Basic Business Communication Skills

Walton Options, 948 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Gaining Preparedness Skills-(GPS) training is designed to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining job readiness skills necessary to enter the workforce through enhancement of soft skills that emphasize interacting with others in the workplace, as well as balancing employment related requirements with other demands of daily life. The workshops are designed to help participants be more marketable when looking for employment and to reinforce their ‘people’ skills in order to gain, maintain and sustain employment and increase work performance and productivity. The focus also consists of timeliness, evidencing respect, preparedness, alertness/attentiveness and compliance with policies and procedures of the work place. GPS Certificates of Completion will be distributed to Participants that satisfactorily complete the 8 week preparedness training.

Consumers will be exposed to communication strategies to learn effective basic fundamental business communication skills to communicate effectively, resolve conflict and handle any situation with decorum and confidence that can be used as an added tool in the employment search. Good communication skills is important in everyday life but speaking the language employers want to hear makes good business sense.

As a non-profit organization, Walton Options is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) providing non-residential independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Our core services of Advocacy, Information & Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support and Transition Services benefit the entire CSRA in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additional information on the programs with work with can be found on www.waltonoptions.org.

February 29 - March 3, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Walton Options for Independent Living
706-724-6262



Gaining Preparedness Skills (GPS) - Job Searching Skills

Walton Options, 948 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Gaining Preparedness Skills-(GPS) training is designed to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining job readiness skills necessary to enter the workforce through enhancement of soft skills that emphasize interacting with others in the workplace, as well as balancing employment related requirements with other demands of daily life. The workshops are designed to help participants be more marketable when looking for employment and to reinforce their ‘people’ skills in order to gain, maintain and sustain employment and increase work performance and productivity. The focus also consists of timeliness, evidencing respect, preparedness, alertness/attentiveness and compliance with policies and procedures of the work place. GPS Certificates of Completion will be distributed to Participants that satisfactorily complete the 8 week preparedness training.

The objective of the JOB-SEARCHING SKILLS training session is to enhance the employment-strategy of the individual job-seeker experiencing a disability to the point of knowing how to Locate Access and Apply for potential employment opportunities. Individual job-seekers will learn proven techniques for accessing disability friendly employment related websites and resources.

As a non-profit organization, Walton Options is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) providing non-residential independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Our core services of Advocacy, Information & Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support and Transition Services benefit the entire CSRA in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additional information on the programs with work with can be found on www.waltonoptions.org.

February 22-25, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Walton Options for Independent Living
706-724-6262



Gaining Preparedness Skills (GPS) - Resume Writing Skills

Walton Options, 948 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Gaining Preparedness Skills-(GPS) training is designed to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining job readiness skills necessary to enter the workforce through enhancement of soft skills that emphasize interacting with others in the workplace, as well as balancing employment related requirements with other demands of daily life. The workshops are designed to help participants be more marketable when looking for employment and to reinforce their ‘people’ skills in order to gain, maintain and sustain employment and increase work performance and productivity. The focus also consists of timeliness, evidencing respect, preparedness, alertness/attentiveness and compliance with policies and procedures of the work place. GPS Certificates of Completion will be distributed to Participants that satisfactorily complete the 8 week preparedness training.

Consumers are provided guidance from start to finish through the self-assessment process in utilization of self- marketing skills to establish a solid resume. The importance of having a solid resume is key to any opportunity to catch the eye of employers. Information and resources will be shared on resume skill building to provide participants the opportunity to create an effective resume and or transformed current resume for potential employment opportunities.

As a non-profit organization, Walton Options is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) providing non-residential independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Our core services of Advocacy, Information & Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support and Transition Services benefit the entire CSRA in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additional information on the programs with work with can be found on www.waltonoptions.org.
February 15-18, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Walton Options for Independent Living
706-724-6262



Independent Living Skills - Winter Series Trainings - Community Resources

Walton Options, 948 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Join us for a month full of topics to help build independence! Walton Options for Independent Living will be offering life skills training for people with disabilities!
For more information and registration, please contact (706)724-6262.

The goal of this class is to educate consumers about the different resources out in the community that can be utilized for services. This class will educate consumers about community resources such as Housing, Shelters, Health Care facilities, Transportation, Employment Resources, Food Resources, Clothing Resources, Child Care Resources, Financial/ Utility Assistance Resources, as well as other resources.

As a non-profit organization, Walton Options is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) providing non-residential independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Our core services of Advocacy, Information & Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support and Transition Services benefit the entire CSRA in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additional information on the programs with work with can be found on www.waltonoptions.org.
March 3, 2016
1:30-2:30 PM


Walton Options for Independent Living
706-724-6262



Independent Living Skills - Winter Series Trainings - Identity Theft

Walton Options, 948 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Join us for a month full of topics to help build independence! Walton Options for Independent Living will be offering life skills training for people with disabilities!
For more information and registration, please contact (706)724-6262.

The goal of this class is to educate consumers on how to protect their identity. This class will teach consumers techniques and strategies to avoid identity thief, as well as teach consumers the warning signs to look for to avoid being a target of identity thief. Consumers will also learn the legal actions to take if identity thief does occur.

As a non-profit organization, Walton Options is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) providing non-residential independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Our core services of Advocacy, Information & Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support and Transition Services benefit the entire CSRA in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additional information on the programs with work with can be found on www.waltonoptions.org.
February 25, 2016
1:30-2:30 PM


Walton Options for Independent Living
706-724-6262



Independent Living Skills - Winter Series Trainings - Emergency Preparedness

Walton Options, 948 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Join us for a month full of topics to help build independence! Walton Options for Independent Living will be offering life skills training for people with disabilities!
For more information and registration, please contact (706)724-6262.

The goal of this class is to teach consumers how to identify and be prepared for an emergency and a natural disaster at all times. Consumers will learn about the different types of natural disasters and how to safely be prepared for each. Consumers will learn what items they should have in their home, in case of an emergency. Consumers will also learn safely regulations through ready.ga.gov and dph.georgia.com. And what local agencies to contact when an emergency occurs.

As a non-profit organization, Walton Options is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) providing non-residential independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Our core services of Advocacy, Information & Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support and Transition Services benefit the entire CSRA in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additional information on the programs with work with can be found on www.waltonoptions.org.
February 18, 2016
1:30-2:30 PM


Walton Options for Independent Living
706-724-6262