Is your company exploringhow to launch a disability ERG/BRG? Are you looking to grow or expand your current ERG/BRG? Need best practices from other businesses who are already underway? Join us with John Robinson, CEO of Our Ability and learn how his organization engages the voices of strong leaders to elevate growth of a strong community that supports inclusion throughout all levels of a business.
John Robinson - CEO of Our Ability John Robinson and his colleagues at Our Ability have worked with dozens of businesses the past 10 years on creating, enhancing and broadcasting business resource groups. Their work is essential for the internal growth of a strong resource group of individuals with disabilities, individuals with family members, as well as allies in the community. They engage the voices of strong leaders to elevate growth of a strong community that supports inclusion throughout all levels of a corporation.
Companies recognize that Supplier Diversity is clearly linked to their overall business strategies. In addition, robust supplier diversity and inclusion efforts support supply chain excellence, strengthen brand and reputation, support business growth, deliver local employment and contribute to a broad, positive economic impact. Join us and learn how disability inclusion can enhance your supplier diversity programs.
Philip DeVielgher - Vice President of Supplier Diversity, Disability:IN Develops and leads Disability:IN’s global supply chain and supplier diversity program strategy and execution. As a passionate advocate committed to providing relevant and innovative supplier diversity & inclusion expertise, he has been actively involved with Disability:IN’s supplier diversity program since its inception in 2010. With more than 20 years of corporate experience in supplier diversity, human resources and talent acquisition, as well as nearly 10 years of entrepreneurship and non-profit leadership in supplier diversity, he brings a unique perspective to his role.
Cami Turcotte, Manager of Certification and Supplier Engagement, Disability:IN With Disability:IN since 2012 as an administrative coordinator focused on organizing and implementing on-going business operations, Cami works to certify disability-owned businesses, as well as ensure stakeholder engagement throughout the Supplier Diversity Program. Born in Florida she spent the first 29 years of her life in the “Sunshine State.” Cami attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminology. She has worked primarily with law firms the majority of her career and also brings her extensive accounting and organizational experience to the team. Her husband is a retired Naval Flight Officer, who spent 25 years in the Navy. They have finally put down roots in the Jacksonville, FL area.
May 19, 2020 9:00 - 10:00 am CST "A Closer Look at the Employee Lifecycle"
When employees are supported at every stage of their career, they feel valued and confident that they can be successful.
Employee Lifecycle Management is defined as the tools, processes and management structures that support the total experience of an employee at their company, from beginning to end. There are six crucial phases in the employee lifecycle: Outreach, Recruitment, Onboarding, Development, Retention, Separation.
Join us with Andy Traub, one of Kansas City’s top HR leaders, who will share his expertise in implementing and managing a productive employee lifecycle structure that enhances and supports workers with disabilities.
Andy Traub, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources and Allied Inclusionworks Allied Global Services Over the past two decades, Andy has developed and implemented talent acquisition/ management for entities ranging from government to national employers, including AMC Entertainment, Google, Best Buy, Walgreens, Office Depot, Toys"R"Us, Amazon, Starbucks, Sodexo and Kroger to name a few of the major brands. He was also lead consultant on the Workplace Initiative Team of the Poses Family Foundation to develop inclusion strategies for national employers receiving funding from the foundation. He has also served as the Managing Director for the National Organization on Disability where he created several innovative programs and products (including the Disability Employment Tracker) to help national employers develop strategic programs designed to effectively attract, on-board, manage and retain individuals with disabilities.
March 12, 2020 "Culture Transformation: What HR and D&I Leaders Need to Know" HR drives initiatives and the C-Suite drives cultural change. Both groups are the leaders who ensure disability inclusion strategies are built in to D&I. Beth Butler, Executive Director of Disability:IN North Carolinashared key steps in the corporate journey to adisability inclusive culture and the role of executive leadership, HR and D&I Leaders.
Attendees gained information about:
Examples of a company-wide written statement of commitment to D&I
Importance of a statement of commitment posted internally & externally
How to set company-wide external hiring goals for people with disabilities and setting metrics of measurement
Learn how top leadership sets mission related goals to focus on disability inclusion within the overall D&I strategy.
Beth Butler J.D. - Executive Director, Disability:IN North Carolina Beth Butler, J.D. has over 20 years’ experience providing subject matter expertise to Fortune 50 companies in ADA Accommodations process and disability inclusion strategies. As Executive Director of Disability:IN North Carolina with extensive experience in the private sector, Beth has specialized skills in balancing risk mitigation while promoting full accessibility to support the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce, marketplace and supply chain.
Ms. Butler is leading North Carolina toward the goal of disability inclusion and equality for all. Ms. Butler achieved her law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama in 1993, joining the AL State Bar in 1994. Ms. Butler has focused her entire career on advancing disability employment.
In her early career Ms. Butler worked in the financial services industry supporting Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Compliance programs with SouthTrust Bank in Birmingham, AL before her corporate relocation to Charlotte, NC in 2007 with Wachovia Bank. Ms. Butler continued her career as a leader in Disability and Accommodations compliance while also serving as Board Chair of the Board of Directors for Disability:IN (formerly USBLN).
After leading the development and implementation of a centralized accommodation process at Lowe’s Companies, in 2016, Ms. Butler joined the Disability:IN Inclusion Works team, (formerly USBLN’s Going For Gold (GFG) team, as a Disability Inclusion Consultant. Working with companies like 3M, Qualcomm and Facebook Ms. Butler focused specifically on guiding companies and building comprehensive disability inclusion strategies that began a transformation of their corporate culture.
Ms. Butler currently leads the NC Employment Collaborative, (a three-year project funded by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities) that brings together agencies and businesses charged with statewide workforce development. Legally blind since birth, Beth leverages her experiences both personally and professionally to challenge companies to think, act and lead differently.