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?
Misconceptions and realities
The cornerstones of diversity
Encouraging diversity by hiring
Using the STOP technique
Communication styles and critical conversations
How do we make it happen?
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