Advancing disability inclusion through education
Upcoming Events March 26, 2019 Spring Program Inclusion @ Work ~~ FREE Webinar ~~ March 26, 2019 | 12:00-1:15 pm CST The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), in partnership with Disability:IN Greater Kansas City, presents.... Inclusion@Work: A framework for building a disability-inclusive organization
Developed with input from a range of employers with exemplary track records in disability employment, the Inclusion@Work Framework is an internationally award-winning multimedia policy tool that outlines seven core components of a disability-inclusive workplace, along with a menu of strategies for achieving them.
In this webinar, Derek Shields, Consultant with EARN will present; *an overview of the Inclusion @ Work model *seven proven business strategies from leading disability inclusion practitioners and employers that provides a detailed framework for building a disability-inclusive organization *discuss highlights to his session at the April 30th Disability:IN GKC Summit.
Derek's work with EARN also includes preparing and delivering training's, including online, for both individual employers and business intermediary organizations across the country to help increase the capacity of America's businesses to recruit, hire, retain and advance individuals with disabilities. Register now for webinar
Nov. 16,2018 Removing the Barriers: How to Make Your Web Sites Accessible to People with Disabilities
This half-day workshop will show you how;
to remove accessibility barriers from your organization's web sites.
these barriers prevent someone with a disability from fully taking advantage of what your organization has to offer.
people with different types of disabilities use assistive technology to access the Internet.
specific HTML authoring and content creation techniques for removing these barriers.
Finally, we will explore some of the legal, business and organizational challenges around web accessibility. A list of resources to support your web accessibility efforts will be provided. About the Presenter: Since losing his vision in 2012, George has become passionate about disability inclusion and making the Internet accessible to everyone. He manages several software development groups at Jack Henry and Associates, a national financial software company, and also serves on the board of directors of the Greater Kansas City Business Leadership Network. His professional experience over the past 35 years includes writing software, managing a software consulting firm, serving as corporate counsel for the FDIC, practicing law with a small local firm and teaching college business law classes.
February 21, 2018 "Driving Self-Identification" Lori Golden, Ernst & Young, Abilities Strategy Leader
Learn strategies and best practices for increasing employee self-identification and how Ernst & Young:
Fosters a holistic multi-dimensional approach to self-identification
Strives to understand employee demographics to support all employees
EY's unique approach to messaging around self-identification.
Lori Golden is Ernst & Young's Abilities Strategy Leader and driving efforts to build an enabling, inclusive environment for people of all abilities. She advises the firm's over 1,000-member AccessAbilities professional network and its Abilities Champions leaders network. Lori leads initiatives to enhance accessibility in Ernst & Young offices, communications, meetings, trainings and technology, educate EY people on abilities-related issues and create new diverse abilities recruiting strategies and employment models. Lori is a winner of EY's Chairman's Values Award and EY's Better Begins with You Award for Innovation. She's been with Ernst & Young 20 years and is a graduate of Harvard University.
October 26, 2017 "The Road to Disability Inclusion: There's More Than One Way to Get There!" Kathy Smith, Director of Project RISE and Accessibility Initiatives, Children's Mercy Kansas City
Thank you to CBIZ for hosting this event. Kathy shared best practices in disability inclusion, along with examples from their program Project RISE (Reaching for Independent successful Employment), which creates employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
February 22, 2017 "Developing Job Descriptions to Find the Right Employee" Andy Traub, SPHR, SHRM-CSP
--------------------------------------------------------------------- A job description can be your best asset or worst nightmare.
Are your job descriptions helping or hurting your recruiting efforts?
Are they unintentionally screening out the very talent you need or attracting the wrong talent?
This session is for HR professionals and hiring managers and will help you develop better job descriptions and encourage you to re-think what you/your company see as essential functions of a job and essential employee skills. ---------------------------------------------------------- Andy Traub, is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a nationally recognized leader in both disability and autism employment. Over the past two decades, Andy has provided talent management and acquisition solutions for many national employers, including AMC, Google, Best Buy, Walgreens, Office Depot, Toys"R"Us, Starbucks, Sodexo and Kroger to name a few. Andy has been invited multiple times to present to White House staff on hiring individuals with disabilities.
October 12, 2016 "Recruiting and Hiring Individuals with Disabilities: The Legal and Practical Tips Surrounding Recruitment" Co-Presenters: - Erin Kobler, Asst. General Counsel, Hallmark Cards - Mary Beth Majors, VP, Talent Acquisition, UMB Bank - Jennifer Hertha, Sr. Recruiting Manager, UMB Bank
---------------------------------------------------------- This program is designed for HR professionals and hiring managers who engage in hiring individuals with disabilities. You will learn how to navigate the legal landscape surrounding recruiting and hiring individuals with disabilities and gain practical tips and benefits to engaging the disability community.