Webinars: Creating Disability Inclusive Workplaces”

GLADNET invites people to register for the first webinar in its 2014 online series " Advancing Opportunies for Peope with Disabilities: Workplace Policy and Practices to Improve Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

May 12, 2014 (8:00 AM EDT US, 12:00 GMT) 

Presenters:     Susanne Bruyere, Ph.D., Cornell University,  Judy Young, M.A., Cornell University

The low labor force participation rate of people with disabilities and the charges of employment disability discrimination evident in many countries suggest that much still needs to be done to create more disability inclusive workplaces. This webinar will identify, from related current Cornell University research, employer best practices that signal to those looking for employment that employment settings are “disability friendly” to encourage applicants with disabilities. Ways to better assure equitable advancement and meaningful inclusion in the workplace will also be discussed, including ways to minimize stereotyping, exclusion, and the micro aggressions that can contribute to a worker’s sense of being devalued and marginalized in a workplace.

Participants will learn:

·         What current data tell us about areas where individuals with disabilities perceive the occurrence  

          of workplace exclusion;

·         Ways to measure workplace inclusion;

·         Workplace policies that contribute to a disability inclusive-inclusive environment;

·         The critical role supervisors play in creating a disability inclusive environment; and

·         Implications for employment and disability researchers, services providers, and employers.


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