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Month: April, 2013
Webinars Only
March 2013   |   May 2013
Date Title
Monday
April 01
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 12

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
April 02
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA Trainer Network Event: New Member Orientation

NEW MEMBERS:
We welcome new ILC partners, ADA Coordinator partners, and others to join the Network. Those interested in joining the Network should plan to attend Day 1 for the New Member Orientation and Day 2 for the All Members training.

  • If you want to be part of the Advanced TN, please complete the Advanced TN Application Form Here and return to either Katie Steigerwalt (kms342@cornell.edu) or LaWanda Cook (lhc62@cornell.edu), and register for Days 1, 2, & 3 of the event.

 

CURRENT MEMBERS:

  • If you do not want to be part of the Advanced TN, please register for Day 2 of the event.
  • If you want to be part of the Advanced TN, please complete the Advanced TN Application Form Here and return to either Katie Steigerwalt (kms342@cornell.edu) or LaWanda Cook (lhc62@cornell.edu), and register for Days 2 & 3 of the event.

 

All Members Training: Both new and existing Trainer Network members should plan to attend on Day 2. We will provide a presentation of the new, modularized training curriculum as well as the new TN website and tools to help you spread the word about the ADA to stakeholders throughout your local community.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Trenton, NJ
Tuesday
April 02
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.4: Integrating Work Incentives Planning into Employment Services and Caseload and File Management

Through the use of a Power Point presentation, lecture and written materials participants will become acquainted with the great variety of agencies and partners that may be involved with a beneficiarys return to work.  Most importantly, what steps can be taken to ensure that all players are on the same page and none of the various plans conflict!  When the beneficiary enters a crisis period what is the practitioners role?  And how do you build time into your schedule to provide immediate assistance. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
April 03
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA Trainer Network Event: All Member Training

NEW MEMBERS:
We welcome new ILC partners, ADA Coordinator partners, and others to join the Network. Those interested in joining the Network should plan to attend Day 1 for the New Member Orientation and Day 2 for the All Members training.

  • If you want to be part of the Advanced TN, please complete the Advanced TN Application Form Here and return to either Katie Steigerwalt (kms342@cornell.edu) or LaWanda Cook (lhc62@cornell.edu), and register for Days 1, 2, & 3 of the event.

 

CURRENT MEMBERS:

  • If you do not want to be part of the Advanced TN, please register for Day 2 of the event.
  • If you want to be part of the Advanced TN, please complete the Advanced TN Application Form Here and return to either Katie Steigerwalt (kms342@cornell.edu) or LaWanda Cook (lhc62@cornell.edu), and register for Days 2 & 3 of the event.

 

All Members Training: Both new and existing Trainer Network members should plan to attend on Day 2. We will provide a presentation of the new, modularized training curriculum as well as the new TN website and tools to help you spread the word about the ADA to stakeholders throughout your local community.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Trenton, NJ
Thursday
April 04
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA Trainer Network Event: Change Agent

NEW MEMBERS:
We welcome new ILC partners, ADA Coordinator partners, and others to join the Network. Those interested in joining the Network should plan to attend Day 1 for the New Member Orientation and Day 2 for the All Members training.

  • If you want to be part of the Advanced TN, please complete the Advanced TN Application Form Here and return to either Katie Steigerwalt (kms342@cornell.edu) or LaWanda Cook (lhc62@cornell.edu), and register for Days 1, 2, & 3 of the event.

 

CURRENT MEMBERS:

  • If you do not want to be part of the Advanced TN, please register for Day 2 of the event.
  • If you want to be part of the Advanced TN, please complete the Advanced TN Application Form Here and return to either Katie Steigerwalt (kms342@cornell.edu) or LaWanda Cook (lhc62@cornell.edu), and register for Days 2 & 3 of the event.

 

All Members Training: Both new and existing Trainer Network members should plan to attend on Day 2. We will provide a presentation of the new, modularized training curriculum as well as the new TN website and tools to help you spread the word about the ADA to stakeholders throughout your local community.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Trenton, NJ
Thursday
April 04
Workshop | Hannah Rudstam
Disability in the American Workplace: Progress and Pitfalls

How far have people with disabilities come in having equal opportunity in employment? Where have there been successes? Where are there still barriers to equal opportunity? In this session, we will consider data on the economic and employment lives of people with disabilities, demographic trends related to disability, legislative and policy changes, the business case for disability inclusiveness in the workplace, and “hot button” issues in the application of the law to disability inclusiveness in the workplace.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: University of Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, NY
Friday
April 05
Online Training
Just a Taste: Fresno Part 1
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Friday
April 05
Online Training
Just a Taste: Fresno Part 2
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Friday
April 05
Online Training
Test
Project: EDI (General)
Location: Webinar
Monday
April 08
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 13

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
April 09
Presentation | Kathleen Lee
Effective Strategies for Securing Employment with the Federal Government and Federal Contractors

Federal Government and Federal Contractor hiring was presented. Review of Schedule A and USAJOBS.gov were reviewed. 503 and 504 regulations were also discussed.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Maryville University & the Starkloff Institute
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Wednesday
April 10
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Location: Webinar
Thursday
April 11
Training | Joe Zesski
Serving Individuals with Disabilities: State Agency Perspective
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Newark, NJ
Thursday
April 11
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE Exam Review Session
Project: ediONLINE
Thursday
April 11
Online Training | ADA Center Partner
ADA and Lodging Webinar Series

Speaker: Marian Vessels, Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Guests with disabilities and many older guests with age-acquired functional limitations are an important part of a brand-loyal customer base for any property. Whether or not these guests “identify” as having disabilities, they offer an opportunity for property staff to knowledgably address their needs while complying with ADA regulations. This session will provide you with the “inside” information on this growing market segment. You will learn disability-savvy etiquette and language tips for assisting guests who are blind, deaf, or hard of hearing, or those who have mobility disabilities or intellectual disabilities. Successful tips on how to make your food service, your property, and your services more disability-friendly will be shared. Free training materials and resources will be provided. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Monday
April 15
Online Training | EDI General Partner
GLADNET Webinar Series: "Addressing the Disability Employment, Education and Economic Gap"

In high-income countries, considerable information is available on policy and program measures introduced to tackle employment, education and economic disparity experienced by individuals with disabilities. Trends in reducing and eliminating sheltered employment in this group of countries are well documented, and there is considerable evidence about new options that have emerged – including supported employment, social enterprises and telework. When it comes to the situation in low-income, developing countries, however, less information is available to inform policy decisions. This webinar draws on available evidence about work opportunities open to people with disabilities in such countries, examining what has been achieved and what remains to be done to promote decent work and tackle the poverty trap that many find themselves in. A particular focus is placed on self-employment and the development of cooperatives and small businesses, given that most new job opportunities in these countries lie in the informal economy. The discussion is set against the backdrop of international standards ratified by many developing countries that set a vision of equal opportunity and non-discrimination which must inform laws, policies and practice everywhere.

Project: GLADNET
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
April 18
Workshop | Kathleen Lee
The Magic Formula - Mentoring College Students with Disabilities

Reviewed the benefits of Mentoring and discussed the Pilot Mentoring Program Findings.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: NCRE
Location: San Francisco, CA
Thursday
April 18
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
Leadership in a Disability Inclusive Workforce: The JIT Project
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: NARRTC
Location: Washington, DC
Thursday
April 18
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA / ADAAA Overview and Its New Regulations
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Evelyn Rivera, Complaint Officer
Location: San Juan, PR
Monday
April 22
Training | Erin Sember
Employment Tips for People with Disabilities

 It is a common misperception that having a disability is primarily a limitation or challenge, especially in the work setting.  But the reality is, jobseekers and employees with disabilities often have skills, talents, and legally afforded opportunities because of their disability, not in spite of it.  During this presentation, participants will engage in thoughtful discussion about how their disability experience, and related legal rights, can assist them in their job search, the application/interview process, and while working in a job.  

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: FLIC
Location: Ithaca, NY
Tuesday
April 23
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Rights of Deaf People under the ADA
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Myrnalis Castro, MAVI-Rio Grande Coordinator
Location: Rio Grande, PR
Wednesday
April 24
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Right of People with Mental Disabilities under the ADA

The trainer going to speak at the waiting area about the Rights of People with Mental Disabilities under the ADA and will be answering the questions of the audience about this subject.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Evelyn Rivera, Complaint Officer
Location: San Juan, PR
Wednesday
April 24
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Location: Webinar
Thursday
April 25
Online Training | EARN Partner
Be Tech Savvy: Accessible Information and Communication Technology

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) recently published “Business Strategies that Work: A Framework for Disability Inclusion.” This guide for employers focuses on policies and practices for recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing qualified individuals with disabilities and ensuring that the workplace is truly diverse and inclusive. It is organized into seven action areas.

 

This webinar focuses on an action area that is central to the operation of 21st century business – the development, procurement, lease, maintenance, and use of information and communication technology (ICT.) To fully participate in the workforce, applicants and employees with disabilities must have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by applicants and employees without disabilities.

 

During this webinar you will learn about securing leadership at the highest levels of the company, making the business case for ensuring that technology used by the business is accessible to the largest possible number of applicants, employees, and customers, adopting accessible online application systems, conducting training for in-house staff and deploying accessible ICT throughout the company.

Presenters:
Rachel Book,Associate Director of Global Talent Attraction & Diversity, AT&T
Jon Nelson, Director of HR Staffing, AT&T
Jill D. Houghton,Executive Director, USBLN

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Friday
April 26
Online Training | ADA Center Partner
Issues in Web Site Accessibility for Employers featuring WebAIM

This session will review the following topics: • Web accessibility basics (overview of guidelines and laws, principles of accessibility, evaluation tools) • Business case for web accessibility for Title I entities (i.e. Application systems and benefits systems) • Recent Court Decisions of interest in web accessibility (i.e. Netflix decision)

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: WebAIM
Location: Online Webinar
Friday
April 26
Training | Kathleen Lee
EARN Services: Disability & Veteran Outreach for CBRE

Provide the HR and Compliance team with an overview of resources and services from EARN to assist CBRE in compliance and increasing their outreach and hiring efforts for individuals and veterans with disabilities.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Monday
April 29
Training | Hannah Rudstam
Mental Illness in the Workplace: Legal, Practical and Human Issues
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Ithaca, NY
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