Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders (February 2020 ADA Audio Session)
The Great Lakes ADA Center in collaboration with the ADA National Network invites you to attend the February ADA Audio Conference Series session titled “Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders” featuring Robert Gould , PhD, Instructor and Project Coordinator , Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC); Sarah Parker Harris, PhD, associate professor and director of graduate and undergraduate studies, Department of Disability and Human Development, UIC; and Courtney Mullin, MPA, PhD Candidate in Disability Studies at UIC.
Session Description: Discussions about the meaningful inclusion of workers with disabilities are often missing from research and practice. Join us as the presenters discuss the findings from a research study that included interviewing industry leaders involved in the diversity and inclusion efforts of more than 40 businesses across the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin). The research team worked with the businesses to better understand the process of creating an inclusive workplace culture in relation to informal and formal policies, programs, initiatives, and practices that support the recruitment, hiring, and retention of workers with disabilities. The presenters provide a summary of some of the emerging best practices and challenges to implementing them. There will be time for participants to ask the presenters about their work.
This session is offered via the telephone and/or via the web based Blackboard Ultra webinar platform. The session will be captioned via webinar platform. Registration is available at www.ada-audio.org (you will need to set up an account on the website if you do not have one already).
Questions regarding the session should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or at 877-232-1990 (V/TTY).