April Inclusive Housing/Home Modifications Course in Austin, Texas! See Future Dates & Locations

Discounts for 2+ attendees–see link to brochure for details and pricing.

LIVE COURSE:   April 13-14, 2016  Austin, Texas
Inclusive Housing: Space Planning, Design & Building a Business

The course is scheduled as a two-day course; however, attendees can choose to register for just one day or both days of the course.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER CLICK HERE!
http://www.empowerability.com/ProfessionalEducation.html

Future Dates & Locations: 
May 16-17, 2016 Hamden, CT
May 19-20, 2016 Philadelphia, PA
June 13-14, 2016 Charlotte, NC
June 16-17, 2016 Virginia Beach, VA
June 20-21, 2016 Arlington, VA

February 5, 2016 at 7:01 am Leave a comment

January Home Modifications Course in Las Vegas–Early Registration Ends 12.22.2015! See Future Dates & Locations…

Early Bird Registration ends 12.22.2015!

Discounts for 2+ attendees–see link to brochure for details and pricing.

LIVE COURSE:   January 14-15, 2016 Las Vegas, NV
Inclusive Housing: Space Planning, Design & Building a Business

The course is scheduled as a two-day course; however, attendees can choose to register for just one day or both days of the course.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER CLICK HERE!
http://www.empowerability.com/ProfessionalEducation.html

Future Dates & Locations: 
April 13-14, 2016 Austin, TX
May 16-17, 2016 Hamden, CT
May 19-20, 2016 Philadelphia, PA
June 13-14, 2016 Charlotte, NC
June 16-17, 2016 Virginia Beach, VA
June 20-21, 2016 Arlington, VA

December 21, 2015 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

(Re)Building Downtown

Smart Growth America’s recent article in (Re)Building Downtown areas certainly hits upon many concepts that I am a proponent of–creating walkable spaces, promoting employment, maximizing social and civic engagement, multi-modal transportation and diverse housing options. They provide a brief outline in the article with link to the GuideBook for Revitalization (link to article and subsequent guidebook below).

Upon perusing the guidebook I cannot help but notice that there is a lack of any language regarding the design of these spaces specific to meeting the needs of a wide spectrum of users. Keywords such as Universal Design, Inclusive Design, Aging, and Aging in Place, are all missing. Equity is discussed, but from a socioeconomic standpoint, but misses the mark on meeting the needs of users regardless of age or ability level.

How are we to effectively (Re)Build Downtown if we are not taking into consideration all of the users?

Penny for your thoughts….

http://ppr.li/r?trail=contributor%3Dtwitter%3A52818466&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smartgrowthamerica.org%2Fguides%2Frebuilding-downtown&urlhash=d394a974

December 15, 2015 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

My gift to you: Home Modifications Continuing Education Course Early Bird Registration Extended!

Don’t miss Early Bird Registration!  Discounts for 2+ attendees–see link to brochure for details and pricing.

LIVE COURSE: 
Inclusive Housing: Space Planning, Design & Building a Business

The course is scheduled as a two-day course; however, attendees can choose to register for just one day or both days of the course.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER CLICK HERE!

January 14-15, 2016    Las Vegas, NV

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR VEGAS EXTENDED  1 WEEK!

 

Future  Dates & Locations: 

April 13-14, 2016         Austin, TX

May 16-17, 2016          Hamden, CT

May 19-20, 2016         Philadelphia, PA

June 13-14, 2016        Charlotte, NC

June 16-17, 2016         Virginia Beach, VA

June 20-21, 2016        Arlington, VA

 

Course Description:

Day 1:  Space Planning & Design  9:00am–4:45pm (6 contact hours)

This intermediate level course starts with a review of the housing laws and the different types of design, generated from their inception as it relates to environmental modifications. Attendees will participate in interactive activities to use knowledge of design principles to environmental modification recommendations.  The course is filled with visual imagery to provide examples of the design of each of the major home areas (e.g.: Entry, second floor access, Kitchen, Bathroom) as it conforms to a varied spectrum of users.  Space relationships and drawing the built environment for the purpose of either reading drawings and/or creating concept drawings to accompany a home/environmental modification assessment will be reviewed.  This course will also incorporate content and examples specific to design for aging, design for the senses and gerontechnology to provide attendees a holistic approach to creating an environmental modifications plan.  Case studies will be provided for attendees to apply what they have learned throughout the day and create/modify a concept drawing to accompany an environmental modifications plan.

Day 2:  Building a Business   9:00am–4:45pm (6 contact hours)

Interested in starting your own home modifications business? As a private practitioner, you must carefully plan your business development and strategies for marketing.  Prioritizing your goals and objectives, time management and finances are imperative to the success of running the business. Marketing and networking, as well as, explaining the distinct value of your services as a home modifications consultant, are essential to building relationships and obtaining referrals/clients.  This course will incorporate content regarding building a home modifications business including home modification business models, process for home modification service provision, creating clearly defined business contracts, accessing funding, as well as marketing and advertising.  The roles of the home/environmental modifications team members will also be discussed, for successful inter-professional collaboration as a means to advocate and market services.

December 15, 2015 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

Don’t miss Early Bird Registration for Home Modifications Continuing Education Course!

Inclusive Housing: Space Planning, Design & Building A Business

January 14-15, 2016  Las Vegas, NV

Registration and Course brochure here:
http://empowerability.com/ProfessionalEducation.html

 

The course is scheduled as a two-day course; however, attendees can choose to register for just one day or both days of the course.

Course Description:

Day 1 Space Planning & Design  9:00am–4:45pm (6 contact hours)

This intermediate level course starts with a review of the housing laws and the different types of design, generated from their inception as it relates to environmental modifications. Attendees will participate in interactive activities to use knowledge of design principles to environmental modification recommendations.  The course is filled with visual imagery to provide examples of the design of each of the major home areas (e.g.: Entry, second floor access, Kitchen, Bathroom) as it conforms to a varied spectrum of users.  Space relationships and drawing the built environment for the purpose of either reading drawings and/or creating concept drawings to accompany a home/environmental modification assessment will be reviewed.  This course will also incorporate content and examples specific to design for aging, design for the senses and gerontechnology to provide attendees a holistic approach to creating an environmental modifications plan.  Case studies will be provided for attendees to apply what they have learned throughout the day and create/modify a concept drawing to accompany an environmental modifications plan.

Day 2:  Building a Business   9:00am–4:45pm (6 contact hours)

Interested in starting your own home modifications business? As a private practitioner, you must carefully plan your business development and strategies for marketing.  Prioritizing your goals and objectives, time management and finances are imperative to the success of running the business. Marketing and networking, as well as, explaining the distinct value of your services as a home modifications consultant, are essential to building relationships and obtaining referrals/clients.  This course will incorporate content regarding building a home modifications business including home modification business models, process for home modification service provision, creating clearly defined business contracts, accessing funding, as well as marketing and advertising.  The roles of the home/environmental modifications team members will also be discussed, for successful inter-professional collaboration as a means to advocate and market services.

December 8, 2015 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

Infrastructure Design impacts pedestrians….are we surprised?????

A recent article in the News Journal, here in my land of Delaware, stated “Delaware is America’s Deadliest State for Pedestrians”. Believe it or not, as Bike Delaware pointed out in their blog, many comments blamed the pedestrians for being ‘stupid’.

Article here: http://www.bikede.org/2015/10/19/delaware-pedestrians/

The blog continues to discuss what we can change–the infrastructure–versus what we cannot necessarily change–human behavior. However, if we have better design of the infrastructure, won’t that potentially help create change in behaviors, prompting the outcome of safer streets and less pedestrian fatalities?

Inclusive streetscapes facilitate safe community mobility.

Here’s a progressive idea: Let’s stop asking people to conform to the design of the environment and start having the environment conform to those who use it.

Penny for your thoughts……

November 11, 2015 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses– Inclusive Housing: Space Planning, Design & Building A Business

Inclusive Housing: Space Planning, Design & Building A Business

Dates & Locations:

January 14-15, 2016  Las Vegas, NV

April 13-14, 2016       Austin, TX

May 16-17, 2016       Hamden, CT

May 19-20, 2016       Philadelphia, PA

June 13-14, 2016     Charlotte, NC

June 20-21, 2016      Arlington, VA

Registration and Course brochure here:
http://empowerability.com/ProfessionalEducation.html

November 6, 2015 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

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