What is MEGI?

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MEGI What is MEGI? MEGI stands for: Motivational Enhancement Group Intervention. This program is designed for 14-21 year old youth with disabilities focused on career exploration and development, in a small group setting. Benefits to students:

Style of delivery: Motivational Interviewing:

Explore student's "Why" about work

collaborative, goal-oriented style of commmunication.

Plan steps forward toward work

Share prefrences and strengths

MEGI Goals of MEGI:

What it looks like:

Engage students in conversations about work

10-12 days (over 3 months)

Increase self-advocacy skills

1 hour sessions

Explore preferences, strengths and interests

in classroom with focused topics

MEGI is a free service funded by Vocational Rehabilitation that takes place in your student’s classroom. These sessions are led by trained facilitators, who utilize a variety of resources to assist students in exploring employment dreams, goals, challenges and abilities. MEGI facilitators partner with classroom educators to customize each class to student skill and ability level, this partnership supports students in starting to plan for steps after school is over. Sessions include topics such as: • • •

Self-advocacy Exploring dream jobs Identifying Values

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Discussing disability Identifying barriers Recognizing strengths

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How work fits into a typical day Past successes

During sessions, students are encouraged to lead discussions, express opinions and explore their own thoughts and feelings around employment. For more information about MEGI please contact, your student’s MEGI facilitator or the Project Coordinator/Trainer Heather Lynch, MS, CRC, CWDP at [email protected]

MEGI You are invited to become a trained MEGI facilitator! Training is free and only 4 days, one day each month. Professional Development Units (PDU) and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credits are available.

Training dates:

October 10, 2018 November 7, 2018 January 16, 2019 February 6, 2019

The 4-day training is available at any of these locations: Portland, Salem, Bend or Medford Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day

Requirements to become a MEGI facilitator: • • • •

attend all 4 consecutive trainings provide MEGI to a group of students at a school video record your MEGI sessions & share with your MEGI coach/trainer endorsement from your local VR Branch office & commitment from a school

Register through iLearn Oregon: https://go.usa.gov/x5v8R There is limited capacity, so please inquire and register early! MEGI Coordinator: Heather Lynch [email protected] 541-633-2048