Issue 11
June 2014

KTER Today: Putting Research to Work

An e-bulletin from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research

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WEBINAR - July 23, 2014:
Cancer and Employment Issues

Many employers are looking for ways to help employees with cancer and their colleagues maintain a healthy, productive, and supportive workplace environment. To address these concerns, the KTER Center is holding a no-cost webinar with Joe Bontke, to help managers, supervisors, and human resource professionals learn more about recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other cancer-related workplace challenges.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, (2 - 3 PM CDT)

Please feel free to forward our invitation to others who may benefit from this webinar:

This training has been approved for one recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

KTER's Community of Practice (CoP): On April 16, KTER’s CoP of VR professionals met online to examine findings from a recently conducted survey, Making Research Work for VR Agencies. CoP participants shared ideas on how authors of the study should gear the discussions of its findings to other VR professionals. These ideas were incorporated into the webcast presented on May 21, 2014: Knowledge and Application of Evidence-Based Practice by State VR Agency Staff

We are growing this Community of Practice to engage VR Professionals in research and practice initiatives. If you would like to join our community, please email with “VR CoP” in the subject line.

Save the Date!

The Center on KTER will be hosting...

  • September 15, 2014: "Effective KT Strategies", an ONLINE workshop
  • September 16-17, 2014: An ONLINE State of the Science Conference. KTER Center staff will share our research results regarding businesses/employers, people with disabilities, VR practitioners, and policymakers. Invited speakers will share cutting edge research on KT and employment of people with disabilities.
...more information coming soon!

Knowledge & Application of Evidence-Based Practice by State VR Agency Staff

Dr. Carolyn Graham shares the results of KTER's online survey of staff in state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies regarding their knowledge and use of evidence-based practice (EBP). Presenting findings from six states, she reports state differences concerning the use of research and EBP in employment services for individuals with disabilities. View the archived webcast:

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KTER Today was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) through grant #H133A100026 to SEDL from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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