Customized Self-Employment Part 2: Discovering Personal Genius for Self-Employment
Unemployment is at record high levels for the general population. For people with disabilities or other challenges, these rates are even higher. Self-employment is one option that can help people remedy this issue. This course is the second of a series of five self-employment courses based on the work of Griffin-Hammis Associates (GHA). GHA is working to create better methods and tools to help people find ways to earn income. These courses are designed for those involved in employment development for people with disabilities, people recovering from mental illness or substance abuse, and others who have even greater support needs. In this course, you will learn the role of Discovering Personal Genius (DPG), a personalized way of identifying an individual’s interests, skills, and key themes to help shape her/his vocational profile, as well as a customized self-employment plan. With planning tools and practice activities related to DPG, you will acquire extensive experience in how to best gather an individual’s information to match up her/his interests and skills with a marketable product or service for a small business.