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Week: September 30 to October 6, 2012
All Events
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

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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
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Testing New Activity

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: ODEP
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