Advancing disability inclusion through learning and development 2020 Programs and Webinars
February 13, 2020 7:30-9:00 am 7:15 registration; 7:30-9:00 program "How to Become a Leading Edge Hiring Manager"
This program will address: "Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process" and "Dispelling Myths & Misconceptions of Hiring People with Disabilities" Hosted by Dairy Farmers of America 1405 N 98th St, Kansas City KS 66111 REGISTER HERE - deadline is February 8
About the Speakers and Presentations:
Derrick Nelson - Corporate Inclusion & Diversity Manager, Commerce Bank "Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process" Bias is personal, cultural and institutional. Most often it is invisible to those who have it. The reality is that we all have bias, and our unconscious is more powerful than you think. The good news is that you can train your unconscious and there are simple ways of mitigating implicit bias. This session will focus on the implicit attitudes or stereotypes that shape how we engage others and make decisions in the workplace.
Darla Wilkerson - Executive Director, Disability:IN Greater Kansas City "Dispelling Myths & Misconceptions" As hiring managers and recruiters, our jobs are to pay close attention to the bottom line, and to do that effectively we need the right talent for the job. We recruit candidates from many sources and yet, are still facing a labor shortage. Our nation is at a 50-year low in unemployment and candidates with disabilities have the highest unemployment rate than any other candidate pool. So how can we begin to bridge this gap of unfilled jobs and unemployed candidates? This session will provide tools to shape your perception and dispel some myths and misconceptions that lead to barriers to employment when interviewing and hiring people with disabilities.
o. anWho should attend:
Hiring managers, supervisors, recruiters, and others new to hiring and managing
Have more job openings than candidates and looking for untapped talent pipelines
Need greater understanding about hiring and managing a diverse workforce
Gain new understanding of untapped talent pipeline
Learn new tactics and techniques to be more effective
Streamline your hiring and decision-making process
Disability:IN GKC Partners* - $35
Non-Partners - $50
*Business and Pivotal Partners - to receive applicable complimentary and discounted tickets for your support level you must use your partner ID code. Questions? contact email@example.com
March 26, 2019 | Webinar Inclusion@Work: a framework for building a disability-inclusive organization Derek Shields, Consultant, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) Developed with input from a range of employers with exemplary track records in disability employment, he 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 presented; - 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.
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.