DVR’s WorkStrides Career Development Workshop

The Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) offers this highly interactive workshop for our customers that help them evaluate their strengths, values, personal qualities, barriers, self-esteem, and resiliency. It is suitable for anyone who has applied for DVR’s services and who has at least a 6th grade reading level.

Check out the WorkStrides Outline for information on session activities.

Ask your VR Counselor or Rehab Technician when the next class will be held (not yet available in all offices).

WorkStrides is a great way to jump-start your rehab program!

If you are interested in learning more about WorkStrides; or are certified as a WorkStrides trainer and want updated training materials, please contact:

Derek Trubia

DVR's Training Manager 

Trubid@dshs.wa.gov or (360) 725-3619

WorkStrides Outline

Session One

  • Self assessment
  • Strengths
  • Gratitude
  • Vocational genealogy tree
  • Barriers to employment

Session Two

  • Values
  • Worker traits
  • Personal qualities
  • Change
  • Decision-making
  • Back-up plans
  • Visualization

Session Three

  • Self esteem / victim mentality
  • Attitude
  • Goal setting
  • Planning your future
  • Appreciation
  • Resilience
  • Self re-assessment