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Week: October 6 to October 12, 2013
All Events
Date Title
Monday
October 07
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 6

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.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
October 08
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The ADA Amendments Act Basics

 The training will discuss the most significant changes introduced for the ADAAA in the interpretation of the disability definition and will answer the audience’s questions about this Law.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Vocation Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Students Association
Location: Ponce, PR
Tuesday
October 08
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.5: Overview of Supplemental Security Income

Lecture, PowerPoint presentation and written materials will guide participants through the complex maze of rules and regulations controlling the SSI program. Special knowledge will be gained concerning just how to deal with crises when they erupt. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
October 08
Online Training | Kathleen Lee
Disability: The "D" in Diversity

Come learn about a new tool for Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) member institutions to diversity your pipeline of qualified applicants with disabilities.

As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), HERC is co-sponsoring a webinar with the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Employer Assistance Resource Network (EARN) that will give you access to a free, powerful tool, the Workforce Recruitment Program database, that will give your institution immediate access to qualified recent graduates and military veterans with disabilities.

Speakers:

Kathleen Lee, Business Outreach Specialist, Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)

Amber Cheek, Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Wednesday
October 09
Presentation | ADA Center Partner
Knowledge is Power

Archie Jennings, Esq., give a brief overview of the Northeast ADA Center and DRCVI partnership and information on the Americans with Disabilities Act,

 2 presentations: 30 min. each

 

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Government of the Virgin Islands/ Department of Labor
Location: The Westin St. John Resort & Villa, St. John
Wednesday
October 09
Training | Hannah Rudstam
Working with People with Disabilities

This session will provide critical information for hiring managers and coworkers "buddys" for Corning's new internship program for PWD.  We wil ldiscuss disability etiquette, ADA information, and how to address performance issues should they arise. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Corning, Inc.
Location: Corning, NY
Wednesday
October 09
Conference | Judy Young
Creating Connections for a Diverse and Talented Workforce

Conference presentation to share innovative strategies for employers and providers to diversify their workforce and workplaces. Shared best practices from employers and model programs for outreach and recruitment.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Southwest Disability Conference
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday
October 09
Online Training | Wendy Strobel Gower
ADA Basics: What DSP's Need to Know about the Employment Provisions of the ADA

 Disability Service Professionals (DSPs) play an important role in the employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities. This webinar will review Title I of the ADA as it relates to the work of DSPs including vocational counselors and placement specialists.  An overview of Northeast ADA Center’s “Making Work Happen” Online Tutorial will also be provided.

 to register, visit:  http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/register/index.cfm?event=4479

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
October 10
Presentation | Joe Zesski
Employing Workers with Disabilities; the Business Advantage

Often, employers just think of the Americans with Disabilities Act as just another law that must be followed. While legal compliance is important, that is only a small part of the picture. The ADA is about creating a responsive vibrant work environment and tapping into an underused talent pool for employers in workers with disabilities. Joe Zesski, the New Jersey affiliate of the Northeast ADA, will present this one hour workshop as part of a larger conference by the DAWN Center for Independent Living on workforce inclusion. Employing Workers with Disabilities; the Business Advantage will focus on the rights and responsibilities of employers under Title I of the ADA, the talent pool that is made up of people with disabilities, and the resources available to employers to assist them in hiring and retaining workers with disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: DAWN ILC
Location: Moristown, NJ
Thursday
October 10
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.6 Overview of Supplemental Security Income

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain information that will assist SSDI beneficiaries who wish to return to work at any level of activity. Proper planning and information is critical to this effort and participants will gain the knowledge necessary to help ease this transition. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
October 10
Online Training | Sarah von Schrader
Disability Disclosure and Self-identification: Benefits, Barriers and Implementable Solutions

Presenters: Michael Murray, Diversity Program Manager, U.S. Office of Personnel Management & Sarah von Schrader, Assistant Director of Research, Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute
 
Description: Disability disclosure at the workplace can be greatly beneficial to both employers and employees with disabilities. However, many individuals, especially those with non-visible disabilities may fear repercussions and opt not to self-identify. Additionally, many employers do not know how to collect this information and capture more accurately the percentage of workers with disabilities in their organizations. With the recently released regulations strengthening Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and setting specific utilization goals for workers with disabilities, the need for creating environments where individuals feel comfortable disclosing a disability has become more critical. Using recent research as a foundation, this webinar will examine:
  • The benefits of workplace disclosure for employees with disabilities and employers;
  • The barriers and facilitators to disclosure from the perspective of individuals with disabilities; and,
  • Strategies employers have implemented that increase self-identification. 

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Thursday
October 10
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Partners in Policymaking Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Location: Webinar
Thursday
October 10
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Module 7--Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Friday
October 11
Workshop | Hannah Rudstam
Disability IS Diversity at CVS: Including America’s Largest Diversity Pop. in the CVS Workforce

People with disabilities represent one of the largest diversity populations in our country and in our workplaces.   After over twenty years of the ADA, most leaders understand the basics around compliance.  Yet, many leaders struggle with the “gray areas” of the ADA in real-life in the workplace.   During this session, we will co-explore key situations and dilemmas around leading workers with disabilities.  This will include hiring, disclosure, accommodation, retention, inclusion, disability inquiry and other issues.  Also, we will consider recent changes in laws and policies that impact disability practices in the workplace.  The interactive session will include film clip discussion, presentations, case studies and scenario analysis. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Jennifer Stotter
Location: Woonsocket, RI
Friday
October 11
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The ADA Amendments Act Basics

 The training will discuss the most significant changes introduced for the ADAAA in the interpretation of the disability definition and will answer the audience’s questions about this Law.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Vocation Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Students Association
Location: San Juan, PR
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