NEW! Online IPS Supervisor Course

The online course for IPS supervisors beginning August 4 is full.  It will be offered again in early 2015.  Watch for more information at our new website:

What is covered in the course?    The course includes practical information about good supervision and specific strategies for leading IPS teams.  While working on the course, supervisors will adapt and apply learning material to their programs.  Course units include:

  • Good Supervision Practices
  • Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Effective Employment Specialists
  • Training Employment Specialists
  • Outcomes-Based Supervision
  • Developing and Sustaining an IPS Program

How much time is required?  Each unit will be available for two weeks.  Supervisors should plan to spend 60-90 minutes working on the course; reading material, watching videos and taking quizzes.  Each unit also includes assignments.  Supervisors will select the assignment for each unit that they feel would most benefit their programs.  For example, homework assignments for Unit 2 are to work with someone in the agency Human Resource Department to either develop a plan to reward good employment specialist performance or to develop a plan to recruit a more diverse pool of employment specialist candidates.

Who should take this course?  This course is intended for people who are currently supervising an IPS program.  Others who are interested in learning about IPS supervision should contact Sarah.J.Swanson@Dartmouth.Edu to discuss the course.

What is the course schedule?  Participants can work on the course any time of day or night but must finish each unit before it closes.

How do participants interact with instructors?  Participants submit homework assignments and discuss those with instructors through email.

Cost: The cost of the course is $200.

Questions?  Email Sarah.J.Swanson@Dartmouth.Edu