Disability Awareness: Working with People with Disabilities

People with disabilities represent a significant and largely underutilized resource for businesses. Many disabled persons are underemployed or unemployed. As a result of advocates for diversity, as well as a shrinking labor pool, employers are taking a serious look at hiring and retaining people with disabilities. This two-day workshop will give supervisors, managers, and human resource consultants tools and tips for creating a diverse workplace.

What Will Participants Learn?
 Prepare to welcome people with disabilities into your workplace
 Interact with people with disabilities
 Identify and overcome barriers in the workplace
 Use respectful, appropriate, acceptable language in any circumstance
 Understand what your company can do during hiring and interviewing
 Understand what job accommodation is and how it applies in your workplace

What Topics are Covered?
 Defining terms
 Misconceptions and realities
 Dissecting labels
 Accessibility
 The cornerstones of diversity
 Encouraging diversity by hiring
 Using the STOP technique
 Communication essentials
 Communication styles and critical conversations
 How do we make it happen?

What’s Included?
 Instruction by an expert facilitator
 Small, interactive classes
 Specialized participant manual and course materials including a pre-assignment and a post-assignment
 A personalized Certificate of Completion

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