Helping Everyone Achieve Their True Potential

This course is discounted for NOTA members.

Helping Everyone Achieve Their True Potential

Self-paced Online Course
$30 | 1 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.

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We make decisions every day that impacts those around us. Whether we are empowering our patients through skill development, or offering insight to a colleague, these interactions matter. When we collaborate with one another and use our collective power, our impact multiplies exponentially.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

Presented by:

Alex Watters

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Benefits of this course
After this occupational therapy continuing education course, the learner will be able to:
  • Through his personal story and experiences the presenter will impress upon the participants the impact they can make in the following areas: their patients, their colleagues, and state policy impacting occupational therapy practitioners.

Instructor bio
Alex Watters
After graduating from Okoboji High School in 2004, Alex Watters was excited to begin the next stage of his life by attending Morningside College. However, in September 2004 Watters had an accident that fractured his C5 vertebrae leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. After six months of rehabilitation at Craig Hospital, Alex returned to Morningside College where he studied political science and received his Masters in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University. Watters interned at the U.S Dept. of Education in conjunction with the American Association of People with Disabilities and has worked for multiple political and issue-based campaigns. Alex currently serves on the City Council for Sioux City and has worked at Morningside College since 2013. At Morningside, he taught an introductory course on negotiation and dispute resolution, coached a mediation team, worked as a First Year Advisor, and currently serves as the Director of Talent Engagement. Relevant previous speaking engagements:- The NOW Morning Show– Trinidad and Tobago “Unique Not Different” Oct. 2020.- Business Record “90 ideas in 90 minutes” Oct. 2020.- Leadership Iowa University, Government Insight Panelist, August 2020.- Iowa Press Special: Americans with Disability Act, panelist, July 2020.- The Harkin Institute ADA Anniversary Speaker/Panelist, July 2020.- The Harkin Institute Leadership Lunch Series, Guest of Honor, March 2020.- Teen Mental Health Conference, Guest Speaker, Dec. 2019.- Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation 2019 Transition Conference, Keynote, Sept. 2019.- Iowa Dept. of Human Rights, et al,
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Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Full payment to enroll in course
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Course Author

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is discounted for NOTA members.