Benefits to Work Coach Training - CANCELLED

July 25-26, 2018 ~ The HUB, Folkert Community Center, Muskegon

Event Details: 

This training has been cancelled. 

July 25-26, 2018 – The HUB – Folkert Community Center, 640 Seminole Road, Muskegon

Registration: 8:30am – 9:00am

Training: 9:00am – 4:00pm - Daily Attendance Required

Who Should Attend?:

  • Attendees should have full support of their agency/organization and supervisor to commit 25% of their workweek to utilize benefits planning.  This is not a training for every staff.  Attention to detail, desire to provide effective benefits information, and commitment to follow through is a must!!
  • This focused training program is for serious practitioners that support individuals about how work may impact their benefits.
  • Preference given to attendees that primarily support persons with mental illness (funding requirement).
  • Space is limited.


NOTE: Prerequisite to attending this training is full and satisfactory completion of seven (7) on-line modules. Full completion of modules is needed to provide a base understanding of subject matter. Anticipate up to 10 hours to complete this ONLINE portion of the training. 

Once you have registered and paid, you will receive log in information for the online learning modules to access the 7 modules on Failure to complete ALL 7 modules and presenting certificate of completion may exclude your class participation.  Must present certificate of completion of on-line modules to attend in-person training.

Please bring your own laptop for interactive work related to this training!

(Must achieve 80% competency of all 7 modules and attend both training days!)

  • Please note that this training only provides a solid foundation on basic benefits to work information.  Attendees will recognize parameters of sharing information & referring individuals to Community Work Incentives Coordinators or well-trained benefits planners.




Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.


There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the conference and the instructor.  If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation of the conference or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our website at for resolution.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee.  If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given and the full charge will be incurred. Substitutions are permitted at any time. 

Payment Policy: Payment will be required prior to attendance.   Payment methods available in advance and onsite:  credit card, check or exact cash.   If payment has not been received prior to the event, fees will be collected at registration the day of the event unless alternate arrangements are pre-approved by CMHAM.  NOTE: Purchase orders are not considered payment. All no shows will be invoiced the full registration amount. All checks can be made out to CMHAM and sent to CMHAM, 426 S. Walnut, Lansing, MI 48933. 

Severe Weather Policy: Trainings will take place as scheduled and we will not be able to refund training fees. In the event of severe weather, please check the website for scheduling delays and event updates.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to Thursday, July 26, 2018, (All day) - (All day)
The HUB, Folkert Community Center
640 Seminole Road
Muskegon, MI