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Week: September 22 to September 28, 2013
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Date Title
Monday
September 23
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 4

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
September 24
Training | Hannah Rudstam
The ADA and Beyond: Disability Inclusive Workplace Practices

 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, including questions such as: 

·         What can I ask job applicants about disability? 

·         If someone did not tell about a disability when hired, do they have a right to an accommodation if hired?

·         How much leave do we need to provide as an accommodation? 

·         How medical information can we collect?

·         Are job transfers a reasonable accommodation?

·         What if I provide an accommodation and the worker is still struggling?

·         What should I tell other workers about a co-worker’s accommodation?

·         What can I say to an employee who I believe might be struggling in a job because of a disability?

·         How do I respond to an employee who I believe might have a mental illness?

·         What if believe there is a safety issue involving an employee with a disability? 

 

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: Michele Welden, Training Director County of Hudson
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Tuesday
September 24
Conference | Yessica Guardiola
The Effective Communication Rights of People who are Deaf under the ADA

 The trainer, with the assistance of a sign language interpreter, explain the effective communication rights of deaf people under the ADA and answer the questions of the deaf audience about it.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Arecibo, PR
Tuesday
September 24
Online Training | Sarah von Schrader
Disability Disclosure: Benefits, Barriers, and Facilitators
Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Tuesday
September 24
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.1: Benefits and Work Incentives Planning, Professional Standards and Code of Conduct and Effective Communication

This course explores benefits and work incentives planning, the code of conduct of Benefits Practitioners and effective communication strategies using lecture, PowerPoint and written materials. This skill-building 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
Wednesday
September 25
Workshop | Hannah Rudstam
Disability IS Diversity: Why Disability Inclusiveness Matters at CVS

Too often, disability represents the “forgotten” diversity.  Though people with disabilities represent one of the largest diversity populations in our country and in our workplaces, disability is often not meaningfully included in diversity initiatives.  How is disability different? Why does disability matter in the CVS workplace?  What hidden assumptions and expectations drive decisions about people with disabilities in the workplace?  What are some strategies and practices to fully utilize the talents of people with disabilities in the CVS workplace?  What are some emerging legal and policy issues that impact our disability practices?

 

In this workshop, we will co-explore emerging legal, human and practice issues around disability inclusiveness, including: 

·         Why should disability be included in diversity/inclusion initiatives?

·         What automatic assumptions do we bring to disability?  How does this impact our workplace decisions, such as hiring, development, assessment and succession?

·         How many people with disabilities are in the CVS workplace? 

·         What about nonobvious disabilities?

·         How can we interact appropriately with people with disabilities in the workplace?

·         What about hiring and recruitment?

·         What about coaching and performance management?

·         What are accommodations?  What is an accommodation request?

·         What changes in the laws and regulations impact us?

·         What’s coming?  Emerging disability issues:  Veterans with disabilities, our aging workforce, emerging assistive technologies, etc.

 

The interactive session will include film clip discussion, presentations, case studies and scenario analysis.  

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: CVS
Location: Waverly, NY
Thursday
September 26
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
Thursday
September 26
Online Training | Yessica Guardiola
Intersections and Crossroads: ADA and territorial laws and policies in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

This session will review the following topics: • Quick overview of ADA • Does ADA apply to US territories? • Territorial disability law in Puerto Rico • Recent case law—Puerto Rico • Territorial disability law in the US Virgin Islands • Recent case law—Virgin Islands • Emerging trends & challenges for territorial disability law

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
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