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Month: June, 2012
Webinars Only
May 2012   |   July 2012
Date Title
Friday
June 01
Training | Jackie Yingling
2012 Partners in Policymaking - Module 3 - Onsite Session
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Location: Albany, NY
Friday
June 01
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.2: Administration of SSA Entitlements and Benefits Eligibility: Application, Disability Reviews and Appeals Process

This comprehensive discussion of SSAs disability standard, review and appeals process, uses PowerPoint, lecture and written materials to provide a detailed overview of the program the majority of American workers will depend upon should they become faced with a disabling medical condition. This detailed session provides opportunity for question and answer. 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
Monday
June 04
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.3: Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Supports and the SSA

This detailed discussion will cover the history of SSA involvement in work incentives and return to work efforts.  What is the Ticket to Work and how does it function in the return to work setting?  Using a Power Point, lecture and written materials the participant will gain and understanding of this important work incentive and the extensive services and protections that it can provide to individual with disabilities. 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
June 05
Training | Kathleen Lee
E-Mentoring Pilot Project Orientation for Mentors

Provided orientation to Circle of Champion member companies regarding the E-Mentoring Pilot project. Provided overview of Mentoring guidelines, matching process through WRP, and expectations for the program. Mentors included Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Deloitte, Ernst & Young.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Alliance/OEDP; USBLN; EARN
Location: Teleconference
Tuesday
June 05
Online Training | Carol Blessing
ediONLINE CCLD 8.1: Citizenship and a Call to Leadership

This cornerstone session discusses the challenge of promoting authentic community inclusion with individuals with disabilities within traditional organizational design structures and advocates a shift of paradigm using the lenses of citizenship and leadership development.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
June 06
Conference
1st Annual EEO Diversity & Inclusion and Disability Awareness & Employment Training Symposium

Federal, Tribal, State and Local Agencies and Congressional Offices are invited to participate in this exciting Symposium that you will not want to miss! Dynamic presenters will uplift and inform workshop participants on initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion. In addition to networking and information sharing with agency leaders and experts, employers and employees-managers, non-managers, contractors, and subcontractors, there will be information available from community outreach groups and other exhibitors.
Training Workshops include:

    - Diversity & Inclusion

    - Working Together –Deaf & Hard of Hearing

    - Generational Diversity in the Workplace

    - Leveraging Diversity with Untapped Talent: Employing People with Disabilities

    - VET SUCCESS With Multiple Employment Opportunities for Many

    For more information, visit www.cvent.com

    Click Here to Register
    Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
    Sponsor: Baltimore Federal Executive Board
    Location: Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD
Wednesday
June 06
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.4: Overview of SSDI and Impact of Earnings

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain highly specialized information that will assist any SSDI beneficiary who wishes 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 of work incentives utilization. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
June 07
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Best Practices for Addressing the Needs of Veterans with Disabilities
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: CNY BLN
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
June 07
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Heroes at Work: Veterans with Disabilities in the Workplace

Veterans with disabilities face a unique set of challenges when transitioning back to the world of work. They may be adjusting to the new reality posed by a recently acquired disability; they may have had career disruptions from time off the civilian workforce; or they may not know how to deal with their disability in a hiring situation. Yet, veterans with disabilities bring a wealth of skills and attitudes that make them valuable employees. Further, most business leaders and employers want to do the right thing in hiring and accommodating veterans with disabilities. A key part of the military service-to-work transition for any veteran with a disability is to understand their legal rights as a person with a disability in the workforce. Likewise, a key part of successfully employing veterans with disabilities involves understanding the unique issues in hiring and accommodating individuals with service-related disabilities. In this program, we will co-explore workplace issues for veterans with disabilities from a legal, practical, and human perspective.

Project: External Clients
Location: Webinar
Thursday
June 07
Online Training
Access Board Webinar on Miniature Golf Courses

The next webinar in the Access Board’s free monthly series will take place June 7 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will cover access to miniature golf courses. To register for this free webinar, visit http://www.accessibilityonline.org/. Questions for the webinar can be submitted in advance through this website.

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Friday
June 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
Monday
June 11
Online Training | David Brewer
Preparing Youth with Disabilities for Careers After School

With rapid changes to the global economy come changes to the local workforce. How do we prepare youth with disabilities for jobs that may not currently exist? Participants in this webinar will understand the lifelong process of career development from an early age through secondary education, post-secondary education, and adult life. In particular, evidence-based practices will be profiled that advance career opportunities for transitioning youth with disabilities. Specific video examples will be shown of effective career development practices, and local implementation will be discussed. Participants will be able to:

  • Describe career development activities and how they relate to youth with disabilities;
  • Apply what works in transition services supporting post-school outcomes in living, learning and earning;
  • Develop practical methods for tracking program participation and continuous quality improvement;
  • Highlight approaches to build and sustain career development activities across cultures and continents.

    Click here to register.

    Project: GLADNET
Monday
June 11
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.6: SSDI Work Incentives and Medicare

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.

Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
June 12
Training | Luz Semeah
Heroes at Work: Veterans with Disabilities in the Workplace

Primary Audience: Business leaders, employers, HR professionals, managers/supervisors, disability service providers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, ADA Coordinators, people with disabilities, public sector professionals Veterans with disabilities face a unique set of challenges when transitioning back to the world of work. They may be adjusting to the new reality posed by a recently acquired disability; they may have had career disruptions from time off the civilian workforce; or they may not know how to deal with their disability in a hiring situation. Yet, veterans with disabilities bring a wealth of skills and attitudes that make them valuable employees. Further, most business leaders and employers want to do the right thing in hiring and accommodating veterans with disabilities. A key part of the military service-to-work transition for any veteran with a disability is to understand their legal rights as a person with a disability in the workforce. Likewise, a key part of successfully employing veterans with disabilities involves understanding the unique issues in hiring and accommodating individuals with service-related disabilities. In this program, we will co-explore workplace issues for veterans with disabilities from a legal, practical and human perspective. To Register E-Mail: alan.sessions@labor.ny.gov or call (607) 432-4800 x 103

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Norwich, NY
Tuesday
June 12
Online Training | Carol Blessing
ediONLINE CCLD 8.2: The Community-Building Imperative  

This session lays the foundation upon which community inclusion and meaningful citizenship contribution are built. It will include a brief review of civil and disabilities rights movements that have had powerful impact on contemporary society and explore in greater detail the importance of understanding how valued social roles are translated into citizenship.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
June 12
Training | ADA Center Partner
21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act featuring Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies

The Great Lakes and Pacific ADA Centers on behalf of the ADA National Network are pleased to announce the 2012 Accessible Technology Webinar Series. Electronic information and communications technology have become essential tools in all areas of our lives and working environments today, and are particularly important to people with disabilities by providing equal access to the workplace and social media. Please join us for our 2012 webinar series as we explore some of the latest technological trends and their accessibility to people with disabilities. All sessions are free and scheduled for 2-3:30pm Eastern/1-2:30pm Central/12-1:30pm Mountain/11-12:30pm Pacific utilizing the ElluminateLive! webinar platform. Questions regarding these programs should be directed to: ADA Conferences 877-232-1990 (V/TTY) adaconferences@adagreatlakes.org

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
June 13
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.7: Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives

Through the use of PowerPoint presentation, lecture and written materials participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to provide critical information to SSI recipients with disabilities who are considering a return to work. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge of work incentive utilization. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
June 13
Training | Nancy Hinkley
PDSC Albany Transition Specialist Training w/Bilingual
Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Location: Albany, New York
Thursday
June 14
Presentation | Kathleen Lee
Maximizing Diversity & Talent Acquisition

Presentation on diversity recruitment utilizing diverse college internship programs for increasing hiring candidates with disabilities.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: NACE
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Thursday
June 14
Presentation | Hannah Rudstam
Tools of the Trade: Serving Job Seekers with Disabilities in Challenging Times

This program will provide an overview of the ADA, including the ADA Amendments Act, EEOC regulations, disability disclosure issues and how to effectively respond to employer needs.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Binghamton, NY
Friday
June 15
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.1: Overpayments and SSDI and SSI Benefits

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to benefits overpayments using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. 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
Monday
June 18
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.2: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to the TANF and SNAP programs using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. 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
June 19
Presentation
Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Philanthropic Education Organization
Location: Ithaca, NY
Tuesday
June 19
Webinar | Ed Lopez-Soto
Cutting Edge Issues: Course 2.1: Overview of the Medicaid Buy In for Working People with Disabilities

This session will provide a basic overview of the MBI-WPD Program including eligibility requirements, a discussion of the two eligibility groups and the grace period.

Tuesday
June 19
Online Training | Carol Blessing
ediONLINE 8.3 Person-Centered Planning

This session explores the fundamental intention behind person-centered planning and articulates the distinction between theory, practice and formal planning. Characteristics of organizations that successfully support person-centered processes will be reviewed as well as a look at the ethics behind good practice.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
June 19
Online Training | PIP Partner
Dads of Children with Disabilities: No Longer on the Sidelines Click Here to Register
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Wednesday
June 20
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.3: Federal Housing Subsidies

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to federally-subsidized housing using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. 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
Wednesday
June 20
Training | Hannah Rudstam
Beyond Legal Compliance: Creating a Disability Inclusive Workplace
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Center for Constitutional Rights
Location: New York City, NY
Friday
June 22
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.4: Unemployment Insurance & Workers Compensation (WC)

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to the Unemployment Insurance Program and the Workers Compensation Program and their impact on SSDI and SSI using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. 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
Sunday
June 24
Presentation | Judy Young
SHRM 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition

Employer Assistance and Resource Center (EARN) staff will present at the SHRM Annual Conference on June 26th at 7:00 a.m. on "Navigating FMLA and ADA: Medical Leaves and the InNteractive Process."

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Location: Atlanta, GA
Monday
June 25
Presentation | ODEP Partner
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Presentation: "The Interplay between ADAAA and FMLA" by Susan Brecher and Judy Young

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Monday
June 25
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.5: Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) & VA Benefits

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to eligibility for and claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit as well as information pertaining to the Veterans Administration benefits using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. 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
June 26
Online Training | Carol Blessing
ediONLINE CCLD 8.4: The Abundant Community

This session emphasizes the opportunities that are readily available in any given community for building valuable civic engagement. Participants will be introduced to two practical tools that are useful in targeting exploration and community-building efforts that lead to meaningful and inclusive citizenship contribution.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
June 27
Presentation | Judy Young
APSE 23rd Annual National Conference

Over the past several years, an array of significant workforce trends has confronted people with disabilities and disability service professionals. These trends impact the job-­-seeking and employment process for people with disabilities in several ways: in choosing a career path, applying for positions, requesting workplace accommodations, and maintaining employment. Making sense of these new workplace developments and their implications is not only challenging, but may also have significant influence on potential employment outcomes. Among the trends we will highlight are: • The impact of the recession on jobseekers with disabilities • Regulatory changes and employment opportunities in the federal government and with federal contractors • The effect of the emerging labor pools of aging workers and veterans with disabilities

Click Here to Register
Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: APSE
Location: Arlington, VA
Wednesday
June 27
Conference | LaWanda Cook
Trend Watch: Workforce Developments that Impact People with Disabilities and Disability Service Professionals

Over the past several years, an array of significant workforce trends has confronted people with disabilities and disability service professionals. These trends impact the job-seeking and employment process for people with disabilities in several ways: in choosing a career path, applying for positions, requesting workplace accommodations, and maintaining employment. Making sense of these new workplace developments and their implications is not only challenging, but may also have significant influence on potential employment outcomes. Among the trends we will highlight are: • The impact of the recession on jobseekers with disabilities • Regulatory changes and employment opportunities in the federal government and with federal contractors • The effect of the emerging labor pools of aging workers and veterans with disabilities

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: APSE
Location: Arlington, VA
Wednesday
June 27
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.6: Healthcare: Medicaid, Medicare and S-CHIP

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain additional information that will assist any SSI beneficiary who wishes 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 and utilization of the various provisions. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
June 27
Conference | Ray Cebula
WISE Event- Choose Work: Making Work Incentives Work for You
Project: External Clients
Location: Webinar
Thursday
June 28
Workshop | LaWanda Cook
Beyond Yellow Ribbons: Creating Inclusive Workplaces for Veterans with DIsabilities
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: APSE National Conference
Location: Arlington, VA
Thursday
June 28
Online Training | ODEP Partner
EARN Webinar: Strategies for Increasing Self-Identification for Candidates and Employees with Disabilities

Creating an inclusive workplace culture is critical for attracting and retaining candidates and employees with disabilities. This may become increasingly important in view of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposed revised regulations of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and released on December 9, 2011 which set hiring goals for federal contractors. While many companies are working hard to diversify their employee base and include applicants with disabilities, those with non-visible impairments are often reluctant to self-identify for the fear of not getting hired.

This free webinar will present strategies for creating environments where applicants and employees are comfortable with disclosing their disabilities thereby allowing organizations to represent more accurately both the composition of their workforce and their efforts toward diversity and inclusion. Specifically, participants will learn about:
1.Inclusive workforce practices that lead to disability disclosure and self-identification,
2.Ways to transform an existing corporate culture into one that welcomes and supports candidates and employees with disabilities, and
3.How these strategies increase employee engagement, productivity, and overall positive outcomes.

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Friday
June 29
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.1: Information Gathering, Analysis, Advising and Reporting

This course explores the process for providing solid counsel using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Friday
June 29
Conference | David Brewer
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Project: EDI (General)
Sponsor: EDI
Location: ILR Conference Center, Ithaca, NY
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