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Week: February 23 to March 1, 2014
Webinars Only
Date Title
Monday
February 24
Non-EDI Webinars | EARN Partner
Best Practies in Disability Recruiting

The Department of Labor announced recently that contractors and federal agencies are now required to set a goal of having 7 percent of their employees be people with disabilities.

Now, employers are aggressively pursuing new channels and opportunities to engage with this community -- and we're here to help.

On February 24, join us for this 1-hour webinar on "Best Practices in Disability Recruiting." Hear expert guidance on how to engage with job candidates with disabilities. This course has been submitted for approval for 1 credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

At this webinar, featuring Barbara Otto, CEO of Health and Disability Advocates and Laura Wilhelm, Program Director at Think Beyond the Label, you'll learn:
  • What the new legislation means for your company
  • How to find and engage job seekers with disabilities
  • How to showcase your diversity hiring initiatives to enhance your employer brand
If you're an employer recruiting qualified job seekers with disabilities, interested in exposure for your commitment to building diverse teams or looking for new methods to reach job candidates with disabilities, this is a webinar you don't want to miss.
 
Reserve your spot today!

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Think Beyond the Label
Monday
February 24
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 5
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
February 25
Training | ADA Center Partner
Disability Awareness

ADA TN training of programs 1 & 5 - Disability Awareness  and about Hidden Disabilities

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Office of the Governor
Location: Fredriksted, VI
Tuesday
February 25
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
February 26
Training | Guest Speaker
Assessment and Employment Planning

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Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE
Location: Syracuse, NY
Wednesday
February 26
Workshop | Carol Blessing
Employment Event: Psychiatric Center
Project: OMH- Recovery Oriented Organization Transformation System (ROOTS)
Location: Buffalo, NY
Wednesday
February 26
Non-EDI Webinars
Making Online Application Systems Accessible

The new Section 503 regulations stop short of requiring federal contractors to make their on-line application systems accessible, but the regulations do codify the OFCCP’s position that federal contractors must make reasonable accommodations for any applicants with disabilities who cannot access on-line systems and further state that making on-line application systems accessible is a recommended best practice. In light of this, many federal contractors are implementing changes to make their on-line application systems accessible. In this session, JAN Consultants will share practical tips and tools to help these contractors succeed in their efforts.

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Job Accommodation Network
Location: Online
Wednesday
February 26
Online Training | EARN Partner
Perspectives Conference: You've Just Been Appointed a Federal Disability Program Manager--Now What?

Executive Order 13548, calls upon agencies to hire 100,000 individuals with disabilities. Furthermore, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires federal agencies to be model employers of individuals with disabilities.

Despite the challenges of meeting these requirements, it is common for agencies to appoint Disability Program Managers (DPMs) with little or no experience in the field, fail to provide appropriate training for their DPM, and offer little guidance or support. Such an environment leaves many DPMs feeling overwhelmed.

Don't worry... you don't have to go it alone.

This popular workshop will discuss all the tools a new DPM needs to be successful and will help participants build a strong foundation for their program. Effective techniques, strategies, and programs will be discussed - including the Schedule A appointing authority, targeted recruitment, free resources, and much more. If you feel you are in it alone and have little direction in your role as a DPM, this session is for you!

Your presenters, Stephen M. King, Director of Disability Programs for the Department of Defense, and Michael Looney, National People with Disabilities Program Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration, have over 20 years of combined experience in the federal disability field and have provided similar training to thousands of employees in federal and local government.

Registration for these events is open to individuals with a .gov or .mil email address.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Wednesday
February 26
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Thursday
February 27
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
Thursday
February 27
Presentation | ADA Center Partner
Celebrating 15 Years of Mutual Aid Self-Help (MASH)

Independent Living Center celebrated 15 years of Mutual Aid and Self-Help (MASH). MASH is a support group run by  and for persons with disabilities,  It provides many opportunities for learning, peer exchangeed, and social interactions.  This group allows participants to rebuild confidence and enhance self-esteem for happier, independnet lifestyles, Amelia Headley-Lamont, Esq., Executive Director at the disability Rights Center of Virgin Islands did a brief presentation and informed all in attendance about DRCVI being an affiliate of the Northeast ADA Center/Cornell University who conducts training sessions on a wide range of ADA and disability related issues. 

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: VI Association For Independent Living
Location: St. Croix, VI
Friday
February 28
Training | Guest Speaker
Assessment and Employment Planning

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Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE
Location: Albany, NY
Friday
February 28
Training | EDI General Partner
ACA and Wellness Programs: At Odds With EEO Laws and Collective Bargaining Agreements?

Cornell ILR's Labor & Employment Law Program, in conjunction with Cornell Law School, presents:

ACA and Wellness Programs:
At Odds With EEO Laws and Collective Bargaining Agreements?

Friday, February 28, 2014

8:30am-11:00am

Affordable Care Act regulations encourage employers to implement Wellness Programs (e.g., smoking cessation, weight loss, etc.) with an assumed resulting reduction in cost of insurance coverage. Are these savings real? Additionally, there are legal implications including the question of disparate impact discrimination under Title VII, the ADA, GINA, as well as HIPAA issues. Do these programs conflict with provisions of collective bargaining agreements, leading to grievances? The Final Rules issued by the Departments of Health & Human Services, Labor and Treasury outline nondiscrimination standards for incentives to reward employees who meet the wellness goals. How are these programs developed? Join our panel to discuss the legal issues facing employers, unions, benefit plans, and workers and the attorneys who represent them.

Our panel of experts includes:

  • Susan E. Bernstein, Special Counsel, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Elizabeth Grossman, Director, PAIR & PABSS, Disability Rights New York, Disability Advocates, Inc., and formerly Regional Attorney, NY District Office, EEOC
  • Tom Kennedy, Partner, Kennedy, Jennik & Murray P.C.
  • Joan Smyth, Partner, Mercer
  • Moderated by Mark Brossman, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

        When:             Friday, February 28, 2014
                                  8:30am – Registration
                                  9:00am-11:00am – Program

        Where:            Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center
                                  16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
                                  New York, NY 10016

        CLEs:                 2.0 NYS CLEsProfessional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

        Fee:                 $150 (includes materials and continental breakfast)
 

Sponsored by Kennedy, Jennik & Murray P.C. and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

To register, go to our website at www.ilr.cornell.edu/law/events,
where you can register online or find a faxable registration.

 For information on our CLE scholarship policy, contact Stephanie Sutow at 212-340-2866 or esta_bigler_ilr-lel@cornell.edu.

Advance Registration Required

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Kennedy, Jennik & Murray P.C. and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Location: New York, NY
Friday
February 28
Online Training | Nancy Hinkley
Transition PDSC Training Webinar
Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Location: online
Friday
February 28
Online Training | Nancy Hinkley
Transition PDSC Training Webinar
Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Location: online
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