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Initial trainings and events

E1MN builds and provides trainings and events to support a shared understanding across the employment system.

Learn about upcoming E1MN events, register for trainings and access recordings of past trainings. For help finding a training resource or to get answers about E1MN, use the E1MN request form.

The E1MN core training is a basic introduction to the E1MN initiative for Vocational Rehabilitation Services/State Services for the Blind (VRS/SSB), waiver case managers, employment service providers and 245D waiver employment service providers. The training focuses on how the statewide interagency partnership will deliver a more seamless and timely employment support system.

The E1MN core training was offered on multiple dates in spring 2021.

Check out the presentation materials (PDF) and fun facts you may not know about other E1MN partners (PDF).

View E1MN core training

Recordings of each section of the E1MN core training are available below: 


  • Learn why and how E1MN came to be
  • Understand how E1MN will benefit Minnesotans with disabilities
  • Be able to explain the Engage, Plan, Find, Keep framework
  • Have a high-level understanding of E1MN team member roles and responsibilities
  • Recognize the importance of individual contribution to E1MN success
  • Be prepared for next steps leading up to the July 1, 2021, E1MN launch

The E1MN responsibilities for all training provides a detailed description of best practices and the responsibilities of each team member in the engage, plan, find and keep phases of employment. 





Additional training resources

Provider trainings include: 

This webinar highlights the process to become a dually enrolled provider with 245D and VRS/SSB. Enrolling in both networks will improve access to and continuity of employment services.

Slides and recordings from the webinar:

The benefits of becoming both 245D and VRS/SSB service providers

Overview of 245D licensing and enrollment

Overview of VRS and SSB breakout session

In spring 2021, VRS held a forum on the E1 PBA for community partners and staff. The forum covered background information, milestones, payment criteria and work in progress items. View a recording of the forum (1:53:26).

Join staff from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Disability Services and Licensing divisions for a series of roundtable discussions to discuss various topics providers face when they implement specific 245D requirements. You will have an opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions and hear what others are doing.

Upcoming chats


  • Dec. 2, 2021: Right to engage in activities and meet with people
  • Feb. 17, 2022: Positive support practices and token economies
  • April 6, 2022: When it's time for a move
  • June 15, 2022: Supportive organizational culture

Time: 10 to 11:30 am

Location: Virtual through TrainLink

Registration information

Register using TrainLink

Additional information

There is no charge for this training. If you need to request an accommodation, email DSD Learn at least one week before the session.

More information is available on the session information page.

The positive summary offers an at-a-glance look at key discoveries from the plan phase that can support a person-centered job search. The positive summary highlights what was learned during the plan phase to help shape work goals and future success.

Watch this training video (11:04) to learn more about the positive summary and how to use it.

The support planning professionals learning community offers a monthly series related to person-centeredness. Learn about each phase of the Engage, Plan, Find, Keep framework through learning community webinars.

Engage: The March 31, 2021 event highlighted the E1MN partnership, including the case manager's role in supporting and documenting informed choice. View presentation slides here. An encore playback is available until June 30, 2021. Call 1-855-859-2056 and enter conference ID 9561488.

Plan: The April 28, 2021 event highlighted the plan phase of the Engage, Plan, Find, Keep framework (starting on slide 38). View presentation slides here. An encore playback is available until July 28, 2021. Call 1-855-859-2056 and enter conference ID 3463387.

Find: The May 26, 2021 event highlighted the find phase of the Engage, Plan, Find, Keep framework (starting on slide 29). View presentation slides here. An encore playback is available until August 26, 2021. Call 1-888-859-2056 and enter conference ID 6478139.

Keep: The June 30, 2021 event highlighted the keep phase of the Engage, Plan, Find, Keep framework. View presentation slides here. An encore playback is available until September 30, 2021. Call 1-855-859-2056 and enter conference ID 3885379.

Implementing the Engage, Plan, Find, Keep Framework: The July 28, 2021 event provided feedback on the overview framework. View presentation slides here. An encore playback is available until October 28, 2021. Call 1-855-859-2056 and enter conference ID 7391818.

The Minnesota Departments of Education (MDE), Human Services (DHS) and Employment and Economic Development (DEED) are launching a series of regional meetings to help build local E1MN collaboration throughout the state. This series builds on a successful regional collaboration effort from 2021-2022 and brings school stakeholders to these partnership efforts.

These meetings will help your local teams supporting transition-age youth with disabilities build the strong partnerships critical to person-centered transition supports and expand your knowledge and ability to apply the Minnesota Transition Framework.

Who should participate?

If you hold one or more of the roles from these groups that support transitioned-aged youth with disabilities, these meetings are for you. 

  • Schools/Charter Schools/Districts/Cooperatives: administrators, work coordinators, special and general education staff, counselors, social workers, nurses, 504 coordinators
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services/State Services for the Blind (VRS/SSB): Rehabilitation Area Managers (RAMS), Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) counselors, E1MN liaisons, Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) representatives, placement coordinators, State Services for the Blind (SSB) managers, SSB counselors
  • Lead agencies (counties and Native nations): supervisors, managers, waiver case managers, E1MN employment liaisons

What if you play a different role in this system? These meetings are designed for those mentioned above. An event for other service providers will be announced soon.

What are the meeting details?

This three-part meeting series is YOUR time to build strong partnerships and collaboration within your area. This is NOT a training. The meeting objectives include:

  • Meeting 1 (February 2024): Develop shared learning around the Minnesota Transition Framework and establish and collaborate with others on  your local E1MN team. Meet and connect with others in your area, identify and understand roles, and determine who else should be included.
  • Meetings 2 and 3 (April/May 2024 and October 2024): Collaborate with others on your local E1MN team around reviewing data, selecting strategies, and exploring an E1MN Action Plan to enhance your partnership.
  • Between meetings: Continue to partner and collaborate with others on your E1MN team and grow capacity to implement the Transition Framework. Encourage and invite others to participate.

How to register: Register at The Improve Group by Tuesday, January 30.

Location: All of the meetings will be hosted via Zoom.


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