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Month: October, 2012
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Date Title
Monday
October 01
Conference | Susanne Bruyère
2012 USBLN 15th Annual Conference & Expo

The 2012 USBLN® Annual Conference & Expo is the preeminent national business to business event that taps into the vast economic potential of the full inclusion of people with disabilities.

This conference brings corporate, government, disability-owned businesses and BLN affiliates together to create workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are fully included as professionals, customers and entrepreneurs.

This year's event will deliver enhanced networking opportunities, offer exciting interactive sessions, and feature respected thought-leaders and industry luminaries.

Presentation: "The Aging Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities for Employers", by Susanne Bruyere and Judy Young

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Location: Orlando, FL
Monday
October 01
Presentation | Kathleen Lee
Alliance Mentoring Program

Panel Discussion of the Alliance Mentoring program that provides career mentoring opportunities for college students and graduates with disabilities through linkages to business professional. Mentee and Mentor perspectives were shared through a best practices and lessons learned approach.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: USBLN; Alliance-ODEP; and EARN
Location: Orlando, FL
Monday
October 01
Online Training | Nancy Hinkley
Transition PDSC Webinar
Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Location: Webinar
Monday
October 01
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.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
October 02
Online Training | ADA Center Partner
JeffTest

Testing New Activity

Project: Partners in Policymaking
Sponsor: Me
Location: Online Webinar
Tuesday
October 02
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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
October 03
Presentation | Hannah Rudstam
Four Generations in the Workplace: The Changing Face of Disability

Recently, there has been a great deal of attention to the fact that the U.S. workplace now spans four generations. How can employers ensure that work is meaningful and adapted to the needs of workers across these four generations? For the most part, disability has not been part of the mainstream of this conversation. Yet, disability issues are central to understanding and responding to the multi-generation workforce in several ways: The meaning of “disability” has changed significantly over time; the legal and policy climate of disability in the workplace has evolved; different generations tend to experience different types of disabilities; and with the aging of our population, more people with disabilities will be in our workforce. In this session, we will co-explore the multi-generational workplace and examine how employers can ensure that everyone can fully contribute their talents.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Rochester, NY
Thursday
October 04
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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
October 04
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
NDEAM Webinar Series: "Beyond Yellow Ribbons: Creating Disability Inclusive Workplaces for Recently Returned Veterans with Disabilities"

According to the U.S. Census Bureau there about 21.8 million veterans in the U.S. with nearly 10 million in our workforce. Generally, veterans have employment and education levels similar to the overall population. Yet, younger male veterans (age 18 – 24) who served during recent engagements have an unemployment rate that is nearly double that of their non-veteran peers. Furthermore, the number of veterans with a service-connected disability has risen dramatically among Gulf War veterans. Although employers generally have positive attitudes toward employing veterans, they struggle with issues and misperceptions around employing veterans with disabilities.

In this session, we will review the statistics about returning veterans, including veterans with the signature disabilities of PTSD and TBI. Also, we will briefly review two studies suggesting some key employment-related issues and misperceptions about veterans with disabilities. Finally, we will discuss key steps employers can take to ensure veterans with disabilities are welcomed into the workforce.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: ODEP
Tuesday
October 09
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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
October 09
Workshop | Hannah Rudstam
Heroes at Work

The focus of this workshop will be the unique issues in hiring and accommodating Veterans with disabilities - especially Veterans with PTSD and TBI; exploring legal issues from a human resource perspective; exploring low or no cost school and work place accommodations to help retain student and employees who are Veterans; discussion on of assistive technologies to better equip veterans to do their jobs

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Utica, NY
Tuesday
October 09
Training | ADA Center Partner
Using the WAVE Web Accessibility Toolbar featuring Jared Smith, WebAIM

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

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
October 11
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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
October 11
Online Training | Sarah von Schrader
NDEAM Webinar Series: "Research and Practice for Promoting Disability Disclosure"

This webinar will provide a background on why it is important for employers to better understand issues around disability disclosure, present perspectives of individuals with disabilities on the disclosure decision, and offer concrete suggestions for increasing comfort with disclosure by improving workplace climate and inclusion.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: ODEP
Friday
October 12
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The Rights of People Who are Blind

This is a closed session offered in Puerto Rico discussing the ADA and the rights of people who are blind.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Veterans Hospital at Ponce, PR
Monday
October 15
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 7

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
October 16
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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
October 17
Online Training | Sarah von Schrader
Roll-out Webinar: Introducing the County-level Disability and Employment Status Reports and Maps for NYS

During this short “coffee break” webinar we will: • Demonstrate how to view (or print) a report for your county with current information on disability prevalence, employment, education, poverty and other topics. • Use our interactive map to see how counties in New York compare key indicators. • Briefly discuss data sources and limitations at the county-level

Wednesday
October 17
Training | Wendy Strobel Gower
Leading in a Disability Inclusive Workplace: The JIT Initiative

Workforce Policy & Labor Relations has partnered with the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell to create a new program for Cornell managers: Leading in a Disability Inclusive Workforce. This program features foundational training for individuals who are committed to addressing disability issues in the workplace, as well as a Just-in-Time Toolkit to meet the needs of managers who need immediate information about addressing disability issues in their departments or units. http://disabilitytoolkit.edi.cornell.edu

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Ithaca, NY
Thursday
October 18
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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
October 18
Online Training | ODEP Partner
NDEAM Webinar Series: "Increased Options, Stronger Support: How States Can Assist Businesses in Employing People with Disabilities"

This webinar will provide an overview of the 2012-13 National Governors Association (NGA)Chair's initiative, "A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities." The initiative is focused on how states can assist business in hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities. Topics will include the role of the National Governors Association Chairperson, an outline of the vision of Delaware Governor Markell's current initiative, efforts NGA has undertaken so far, and events planned for the future.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: ODEP
Saturday
October 20
Conference | Yessica Guardiola
Yes, They Can!

The Puerto Rican Down Syndrome Foundation will celebrate the achievements of their consumers and discuss the importance of independent living, with their family.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Puerto Rican Down Syndrome Foundation, PR
Monday
October 22
Conference
SHRM 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition

Successful organizations need culturally competent employees who can cross borders and navigate different cultures. This conference is ideal for D&I professionals who want to increase their credibility in their organizations, are willing to be bold and deal with tough issues, and want comprehensive strategies for D&I success.

Why You Should Attend

    •Walk away with innovative, forward-thinking strategies that take your diversity & inclusion efforts to the next level.
    •Learn how to build on the strengths of differences and develop plans that support organizational objectives and goals
    •Find new ways to use workplace diversity as a catalyst for new ideas and initiatives.

Who Should Attend

    •HR generalists or managers that need to provide measurable results with their D&I programs.
    •Senior HR or business leaders tasked with implementing your D&I program.
    •D&I educators seeking the best, most comprehensive information available.
    •Directors of D&I that want innovative, forward-thinking strategies.

    Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
    Location: Chicago, IL
Monday
October 22
Conference | ADA Center Partner
ADA Coordinator Training Conference

The ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP) presents the ADA Coordinator's Training Conference October 22-23, 2012 in Kansas City, MO. This 2 day event will be held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in midtown Kansas City. The conference will offer a variety of sessions and features speakers from the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Access Board, and other nationally recognized ADA experts. Registration is open to the public. In addition, ACTCP members will have an opportunity to obtain both foundation and elective level credits towards their program completion.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Great Plains ADA Center
Location: Kansas City, MO
Monday
October 22
Conference | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Overview

Through this training the audience will learn the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), who is protected under it, and how to file a complaint.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Loiza City Hall, PR
Monday
October 22
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 8

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
October 23
Conference | Yessica Guardiola
Rights & Responsibilities of College Students with Disabilities

The Promoting the Diversity group of the Sacred Heart University organized this training for students with disabilities in the institution about their rights and responsibilities at the University.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Sacred Hearth University, PR
Tuesday
October 23
Conference | Yessica Guardiola
Reasonable Accommodation

Through this training the audience will learn about the importance of the reasonable accommodations in the class room, and how to implement it properly.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Public School, Fajardo, PR
Tuesday
October 23
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.2: Work Incentives Support Planning

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. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
October 23
Presentation | Hannah Rudstam
Disability Inclusiveness at Cardinal Health
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Columbus, OH
Thursday
October 25
Presentation | Hannah Rudstam
Workforce Trends & Issues

This Training is FULL. Primary Audience: Business leaders, employers, HR professionals, managers/supervisors, disability service providers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, ADA Coordinators, people with disabilities, public sector professionals. Several different laws cover people with disabilities in our country. Some laws, such as ADA and the Rehabilitation Act, cover disability issues across several spheres of life; other laws, such as FMLA are specific to employment. All of these laws, however, have undergone changes in the last five years. These changes impact anyone who is charged with complying with the law or anyone who is protected by laws. In this session, we will provide an update of changes across several laws that cover people with disabilities. Price is only $12 (to be paid at the door) and includes breakfast and all handout materials. We accept cash or check (payable to Broome-Tioga JSEC). Please note: “No-Shows” will be billed for the event.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: JSEC Inc.
Location: Binghamton, NY
Thursday
October 25
Training | Erin Sember
The Benefits of Having an Inclusive Workforce: Why Hiring People with Disabilities Makes Good Business Sense

This will be 2, half hour presentations delivered back to back in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Access to Independence
Location: Cortland, NY
Thursday
October 25
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.3: Work Incentives Long-Term Assistance

This course explores the process for providing proactive benefits and work incentives monitoring and assistance 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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
October 25
Online Training | Kathleen Lee
NDEAM Webinar Series: "The Workforce Recruitment Program: Tapping the Talents of College Students and Graduates with Disabilities"

"Tapping the Talents of College Students and Graduates with Disabilities" will highlight the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP). WRP is a no cost sourcing resource for public and private sector businesses to recruit qualified students and recent graduates with disabilities from 300 college and university campuses representing more than 100 major fields of study. WRP candidates are available to fill internships, permanent positions, and prove their abilities in the workforce. This national database includes a diverse pool of talented candidates, including veterans, who are pre-screened through face-to-face interviews, credential reviews, and a comprehensive rating system.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: ODEP
Friday
October 26
Conference | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Overview

Through this training the audience will learn the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), who is protected under it, and how to file a complaint.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Vocational School, Loiza, PR
Friday
October 26
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Beyond Yellow Ribbons: Strategies for Employing Veterans with Disabilities
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Monday
October 29
Conference | Hannah Rudstam
NCRE
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Washington, DC
Monday
October 29
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 9

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
October 30
Online Training | Ray Cebula
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
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