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CAFE TAC Professionalism Discussion Group - Shared screen with speaker view
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
23:38
Are you going to talk about job devlopment
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
23:59
and job coaching
Jeremy - CAFE TAC
25:12
Welcome everyone! Feel free to share a question or comment here in the chat, or just jump into the conversation if you'd like to!
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
26:15
Good thing about going to DVR is getting Neurophysiological Test for people with brain injuries
John Ferrone
26:56
How do you get a job coach?
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
28:13
Good way to help brake down stigma too.
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
29:49
by educating employers about disability
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
31:41
Independent Living centers too
Jeremy - CAFE TAC
32:13
choosework.net
John Ferrone
32:37
Big picture question... not sure how much this was discussed on Tuesday (sorry I had to miss): How do I behave in a professional way when that's not my usual way of being? Underlying this question is the deeper issue of identity and being true to your Peer Voice. Sometimes professionalism can subdue Peer expression. Anyone have any experience with that?
Jeremy - CAFE TAC
33:07
the Ticket to Work website it at https://choosework.ssa.gov/
John Ferrone
38:14
I hear Ken saying that professionalism should be a tool, rather than a gate-keeping paradigm.
John Ferrone
39:40
Meaning... we have to conscientiously choose to see people for what they can contribute rather than dismissing them because they are not fitting into the professional box.
John Ferrone
41:00
What about discussing what is unprofessional? There are probably 5 or 6 things that by simply avoiding them you automatically come across as competent and professional. For example... don't be a source of gossip. Other things to avoid?
Jeremy - CAFE TAC
44:01
Communication with your employer is an essential part of professionalism.
John Ferrone
49:35
We all want to be genuine and that means that we don't want to mislead or lie about ourselves. But keep in mind... just because you're not sharing something right away does not mean you are misleading or lying about yourself. It's all about timing. And as Misako hinted at, if you do excellent high-quality work and it is noticed, you give yourself some standing or leverage to be able to share more about yourself if you choose to.
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
49:55
No Pot Plant Tee Shirts
John Ferrone
50:39
1. no gossiping
John Ferrone
50:42
2. no hovering
Jeremy - CAFE TAC
51:08
Good point John. Figuring out what the expectations are in a workplace and what to share about yourself is similar to any disclosure situation. You have to figure out how much to share and how to do it.
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
51:22
Religion
John Ferrone
53:07
3. no complaining or trying to stage a coup.
John Ferrone
54:24
4. do not dodge accountability, or worse, throw others under a bus.
John Ferrone
56:02
5. do not break confidentiality
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
56:09
Peers build trust and respect
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
58:14
WE are not the Chamber of Commerce but need to be professional.
John Ferrone
59:59
6. when receiving feedback (critical or constructive) do not get defensive or make excuses... listen and accept it and apply it.
John Ferrone
01:06:07
I wonder if the situation Felix was discussing would be protected under a whisteblower status.
Ken Collins, (CPSW, CSHPS)
01:07:07
Don't be surprised when professional aren't professional
Misako
01:07:14
Good pts by Felix. Mental health peers can be especially vulnerable targets for work-place predators.I think for a mh peer to be pro-actively prepared to deal w/such a situation might be helpful. Knowing what u can responsibly & professionally do when it's a real prblm. Knowing ahead of time what u can do, such as Elise's examples.
Misako
01:15:19
TY, everyone!