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Month: November, 2014
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Date Title
Monday
November 03
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 10
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Thursday
November 06
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.4: Integrating Work Incentives Planning into Employment Services and Caseload and File Management Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Thursday
November 06
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Partners Module 8 Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Friday
November 07
Training | Erin Sember
Cornell Hotel School: "Front of the House"

There are ADA considerations for the hospitality industry when attempting to offer the best customer service and lodging experiance as possible to guest with disabilities.  This session will explore those considerations and best practices from the point of reservation, to checking in, to lodging experience, to checking out!

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Hotel School
Location: Ithaca, NY
Monday
November 10
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 11
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Wednesday
November 12
Training | Jeffrey Tamburo
T1.C4 Business Engagement

 

T1.C4 Business Engagement

This advanced job placement course will provide the opportunity for employment specialists to learn techniques to create business partnerships. Participants will explore best practices from throughout the country and develop strategies for implementation at their organizations.

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

1.      Methods to fully participate in one’s community as a strategy for business engagement

2.      Proactive strategies for image marketing and enhancement

3.      To create business partnership initiatives within their organization/community

4.      About regional, statewide and national business leadership initiatives pertaining to supported employment

Individuals will be able to:

1.      Identify opportunities for community engagement

2.      Expand potential business contacts in the community

3.      Become involved in a variety of venues for increased exposure to the community

4.      Become more visible in the community

5.      Improve their professional image in the community

 

 

Click Here to Register
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Long Island, NY
Wednesday
November 12
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Returning Veterans with Disabilities: Update on opportunities, challenges and dilemmas (VEVRAA, FMLA, etc.)

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, we will celebrate Veterans Day.  To commemorate the contribution of the men and women who have served our country, this webinar focuses on creating workplace cultures, policies and practices that are effective for transitioning veterans, including veterans with disabilities.  We will provide an overview of the employment situation of veterans with disabilities, focusing on emerging laws in this area and on the experiences of veterans with disabilities as they transition to the civilian workforce.  The session will be co-facilitated by Edgar Johnson, a talent acquisition professional at Cornell University who is himself a veteran.   Edgar will focus on effective strategies to recruit and retain veterans and veterans with disabilities.  Finally, we will consider the human perspective.  How can employers create employment policies, practices and cultures that are both effective and that foster a climate of trust for the many veterans who will be returning to our workplaces?

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online
Wednesday
November 12
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Transitioning Veterans with Disabilities: Update on opportunities, challenges and dilemmas

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 we will celebrate Veterans Day.  To commerate the contribution of the men and women who have served our country, this webinar focuses on creating workplace cultures, policies and practices that are effective for transitioning veterans, including veterans with disabilities.  We will provide an overview of the employment situation of veterans with disabilities, focusing on emerging laws in this areaand on the experiances of veterans with disabilities as they transition to the civilian workforce.  The session will be co-facillitated by Edgar Johnson, a talent acquistion professional at Cornell University who is himself a veteran.  Edgar will focus on effective strategies to recruit and retain veterans with disabilities.  Finally, we will consider the human perspective.  How can employers create employment policies and cultures that are both effective and that foster a climate of trust for the many veterans who will be returning to our workplaces?

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online
Thursday
November 13
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediOnline Review Session Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Thursday
November 13
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Disability Inclusiveness in the US Federal Credit Union: Legal, Human and Practical Issues

People with disabilities represent one of the largest diversity populations in our workplace today.  During these sessions, we will co-explore both legal and human issues for employees in the workplace, focusing on recent changes in disability law and on human issues such as disability disclosure, accommodation requests and social inclusiveness.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: National Disability Institute
Location: Online
Friday
November 14
Online Training | David Brewer
NYS PROMISE Lunchtime Learning Community
Project: Promote the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
Monday
November 17
Training | Susan Barlow
T0.S2 Assessment and Employment Planning Seminar

T0.S2 Assessment and Employment Planning Seminar

Don’t miss this opportunity to join with ACCES-VR and the supported employment providers from your region to engage in an open dialogue to surface assessment and planning trends and issues. This seminar will bring together field leaders, employment specialists and vocational rehabilitation counselors to explore strategies for maximizing assessment efforts.

Individuals participating in this seminar can expect to:

 

  • Participate in open forum discussion designed to identify assessment trends and issues
  • Create a collective understanding of the role of assessment in the supported employment process
  • Discover strategies for teaching job seekers, their support team and professionals to make assessment a relevant and necessary step toward long term employment success
  • Design collaborative approaches for interpreting findings and writing employment plans that evolve with the job seeker        

Following this seminar, individuals will be able to:

 

  • Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of their assessment process
  • Work in partnership with ACCES-VR to orient job seekers to the role of assessment in the employment process

 

 

 

Click Here to Register
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Syracuse, NY
Monday
November 17
Presentation | Hannah Rudstam
The Intersection of Disability, Diversity and the Law: The Potential Impact of the New Rules for Federal Contractors

New regulations and changes in the law now recognize employees with disabilities as a significant diversity popluation.  An estimated 20 percent of employers in the U.S. will be directly impacted by these changes, and many companies are adopting new policies and procedures concerning employees with disabilities.  Beyond legal issues, however, is a business issue.  People with disabilities are an untapped source of talent-talent that has been shown to perform as well as others and to enable businesses to be more effective in reaching the full range of their potential markets.  In this session, there will be a brief summary of the new regulations; information on hiring and accomodating; and best practices for leaders on building a culture of inclusion.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: 16th Annual Cornell Diversity Update Confrence
Location: Ithaca, NY
Monday
November 17
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 12
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
November 18
Training | LaWanda Cook
Interacting with Individuals with Disabilities in the Workplace

This session will provide practical suggestions and information about how teh Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) relates to interactions with people with disabilities in the workplace.  It will include an overview of Title I of the ADA as well as an opportunity for participants to consider how they might address issues related to reasonable accomodations and workplace inclusion.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Kessler Foundation
Location: West Orange, NJ
Tuesday
November 18
Online Training | Thomas Golden
Functional Aspects of Disabilities (Part 1 of 4) Functional Aspects of Neuro Developmental Disabilities

The 4-part Functional Aspects of Disabilities webinar series will provide supported employment professionals foundational information about disability-types and functional limitations that may be evident.  Seasoned professionals may also benefit from the resources that will be discussed. To receive certificate credit student must participate in all 4 webinars

The webinars will feature:

·      A framework for understanding function and disabilities classifications

·      The history, prevalence and terms used in relation to specific disabilities

·      Functional aspects of specific disabilities

·      Strategies, accommodations and resources to support long term employment success

Webinar I

Functional Aspects of Neuro Developmental Disabilities

Webinar II

Functional Aspects Physical Disabilities

Webinar III

Functional Aspects Psychological Disabilities

Webinar IV

Functional Aspects Sensory Disabilities

 

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Wednesday
November 19
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
Non-Obvious Disabilities at Work: Best Practices

This session will review Title I obligations and best practices for people with non-obvious disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: United University Professions: SUNY Oswego
Location: Oswego, NY
Wednesday
November 19
Training | Jeffrey Tamburo
T1.C3 Foundations of Job Placement

 

T1.C3 Foundations of Job Placement

Challenging economic times call for the mastery of creative and innovative job placement strategies. Organizations who have adopted the relationship-first approach to job development have found greater success and higher placement retention. This one-day course will focus on the strategies to maximize business partnerships and increase customized placements.

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

1.      The difference between client-specific vs. relationship-building model of job development

2.      Common fears and challenges facing job developers

3.      Concepts of relationship marketing and networking

4.      How to speak “business” language

5.      How to conduct an effective job site analysis

6.      The relevance of labor market trends

7.      The importance of effective marketing tools

8.      Customized employment placement techniques

 

Individuals will be able to:

1.      Access and interpret local labor market information

2.      Conduct and interpret a job site analysis

3.      Design effective marketing tools

4.      Demonstrate knowledge of work incentives

5.      Demonstrate knowledge of laws and regulations relevant to supported employment placement

6.      Confidently function as an employment advocate and job placement specialist

7.      Make the business case for hiring individuals with disabilities using language that resonates with the business world

8.      Teach the job seeker the key concepts of self-advocacy during the pre- and post-job search phases

 

 

Click Here to Register
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: New York, NY
Wednesday
November 19
Online Training | Ray Cebula
WISE Event
Project: BASS Webinars
Thursday
November 20
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
Non-Obvious Disabilities at Work: Best Practices

This session will review Title I obligations and best practices for people with non-obvious disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: United University Professions: SUNY Oswego
Location: Oswego, NY
Monday
November 24
Online Training | Susanne Bruyere
Supporting the Creation of Disability Inclusive Workplaces

First Webinar in Four Webinar Series

The low labor force participation rate of people with disabilities, and the charges of employment disability discrimination evident in in the United States, suggest that much still needs to be done to create more disability inclusive workplaces.    This webinar will identify, from current Cornell University-related research, employer practices that signal to those looking for employment that employment settings are “disability friendly,” and thereby encourage applicants who are individuals with disabilities.    Ways to better assure equitable advancement and meaningful inclusion in the workplace, once hired, will also be discussed, including ways to minimize stereotyping, exclusion, and the micro aggressions that can contribute to a worker’s sense of being devalued and marginalized in a workplace. 

 

Participants will learn:

 

  • What current data tell us about areas where individuals with disabilities perceive workplace exclusion occurring;
  • Ways to measure workplace inclusion;
  • Workplace policies that contribute to a disability inclusive-inclusive environment;
  • The critical role supervisors play in creating a disability inclusive environment; and
  • Implications for providing consultation to employers and business customers

6 CRC credit hours will be available for those that attend all four webinars in the series. Next Webinar is 12/10/2014.

Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Monday
November 24
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 13
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
November 25
Online Training | EDI General Partner
GLADNET Board Meeting
Project: GLADNET
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