Judith Warth, BBA

Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Center for Disabilities and Development
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
 
Phone: 319-936-8290
Email: judith-warth@uiowa.edu
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Last Updated: August 04, 2017

Judith Warth
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Employment
Career Connections Program;
Liaison for Youth Transition
 
Discipline(s): Social Work
Education/Special Education
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Education: Train educators, community rehabilitation providers, people with disabilities about issues of employment for people with disabilities, transition and community integration.
Service: Provide direct service to youth with disabilities, families, businesses and schools to help youth move to the community for living, learning, and working.

Vita/Bio

  HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Over 25 years experience working with people and organizations in the not-for-profit sector.
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills augmented by effective communication with people with varied communication styles (e.g. professionals, businesses, people with disabilities, governmental entities).
• Diverse experiences as a trainer, consultant, board member, therapist, administrator offers exceptional understanding of various roles and support needs.
• Effective trainer, teacher, consultant and team member.
• Offered services and products individually designed to be cost-effective and efficient


EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Trainer, Consultant and Teacher
• Offered training and technical assistance to individuals, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and families on issues from strategic planning to behavior management.
• Teach and assist in an average of 6 dog classes each week (puppy kindergarten, beginning obedience, canine good citizen, agility and rally-obedience).
• Developed curricula and taught classes to individuals and groups of various sizes (individuals, businesses, community colleges as well as co-instructing graduate-level courses at the University of Iowa and Morningside College).
• Organized and/or presented at over 100 national/state/local conferences and workshops.

Management Skills
• Recruited, hired, supervised, and supported staff.
• Participated and led agency committees in developing/implementing policies including personnel, budget and finance, admissions and long-range planning.
• Assisted in the development, writing, and implementation of over $350,000 in grants from state and federal entities including budget development/monitoring, negotiation and reports.
• Proficient with MS Office - including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
• Efficient at using the Internet for research and communication - learning web page development and maintenance.
• Facilitated groups to build consensus on problematic issues.
• Experienced with board of directors' work as a trainer, board member, and board chair.

Communicator/Interpersonal Skills
• Trained mediator and experienced at designing solutions to challenging situations.
• Clear and concise writer (curricula, grants, reports, program designs, etc.)
• Designed and assisted others in writing strategic/marketing plans, brochures and other materials.
• Accomplished facilitator of small and large groups.



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Dog-Related Skills
• Teach and/or assist in several classes each week. Handling an average of 50-60 dogs and their owners each 6-week session.
• Assisted in the development and implementation of a project with the local animal shelter to train shelter dogs basic obedience.
• Live with Georgia (a young, energetic Russian Shrew Hound aka beautiful mix breed rescued from Georgia 8 years ago!)
• Loved and been involved with dogs and various other animals all my life.


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration 1993
University of Iowa
"Mediation Training" 1996
Iowa Mediation Service -35 hour introductory training and 15 hour training
On Mediating Workplace Issues (1997)
"Instructors Training Course" 2000
Rondout Valley Kennel, Accord NY


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Trainer and Trainer's Assistant 7/99 - Present
SPOT & CO, Iowa City, IA
Career Connections Employment Training Specialist 8/01 - Present
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Director of Training/Technical Assistance Specialist 5/94 - 8/01
Iowa Creative Employment Options, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Supported Employment Coordinator 7/93 - 7/94
STEP Employment Services, ResCare, Inc., Fairfield, IA
Behavior Specialist 4/90 - 12/93
New Hope Village, Carroll, IA
Employment Specialist 5/87 - 4/90
Boulder County Enterprises, Boulder CO
Vocational Instructor/Supervisor 5/86 - 5/87
Jefferson County Community Center Board, Arvada, CO
Food Service Instructor/Supervisor 6/82 - 5/86
Goodwill Industries of Southeast Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

ASSOCIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS/AWARDS

• Member, The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (serving as staff at the conference this year)
• Member, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution and Iowa Association of Dispute Resolution
• Awarded the Carroll Rotary Vocational Service Award in the non-profit division in 1992
• Awarded the Johnson County Humane Society Entrepreneur of the Year 2006