ONLINE: D&I Workshop Series: Demystifying the Hiring of People with Disabilities: Hiring and Retaining Qualified Talent

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Name: ONLINE: D&I Workshop Series: Demystifying the Hiring of People with Disabilities: Hiring and Retaining Qualified Talent
Date: November 24, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Presenters: Allied Inclusion Works & Disability Inclusion of Greater Kansas City

Many organizations have Diversity and Inclusion strategies and yet disability inclusion can be minimal or still needing to be included. This session is to help companies recognize the need for Disability Inclusion and is designed to provide you true action steps to include in your overall D&I strategy. You will learn how to create concrete disability inclusion strategies that enhance your plans and connect you with the proper resources to facilitate success in outreach, recruitment, hiring and retention of those with disabilities. Real life scenarios will be provided to give you a framework on how to interview those with a variety of disabilities, how and when to provide accommodations, and how to deliver performance management. If you are ready to take the next step, this is the session for you to attend!

  • Learn about effective strategies and resources to support your outreach and recruitment efforts
  • Review best practices in interviewing individuals with various disabilities
  • Learn about strategies for on-boarding that facilitates inclusion for all
  • Learning what an accommodation is, what it isn’t, and how to know when to accommodate
  • Understand how to deliver performance management in an inclusive style to advance retention
Meet our speakers:
Andy Traub:

Andy Traub serves as Vice President of Human Resources and Allied InclusionWorks at Allied Global Services. Allied InclusionWorks is the first end-to-end solution, helping connect employers to talented job seekers who face challenges to employment including veterans, individuals with disabilities and fair chance candidates. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, SPHR, SHRM-CSP, and is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in both disability and diversity employment. 

Darla Wilkerson: 
Darla has over 33 years of experience connecting businesses to people with disabilities for employment. She has owned her own consulting business, the CSI Network, since 2010 and continues to provide consultation and training specific to the employment of people with disabilities. In 2014 Darla contracted with Disability Inclusion of Greater Kansas City and is now the Executive Director of this business led organization that works with companies to help them advance their disability inclusion efforts in the workplace and marketplace.

Thank you to our 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Sponsors!
Presenting Diversity Sponsors for 2020 are CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Evergy, Hallmark, and T-Mobile.
Our Cornerstone Sponsors are American Century Investments, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas CityCommerce BankEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation, JE Dunn Construction, Lockton CompaniesREACH Healthcare FoundationSaint Luke’s Health SystemUMB and Waddell & Reed.
Our Regional Diversity Sponsors are Heavy Constructors Association, Spire and VanTrust Real Estate.
Our Supporting Diversity Sponsors are Andrews McMeel Universal, Bank MidwestChildren’s MercyEnterprise Holdings, Garmin, H&R Block, HNTBHoneywellHusch BlackwellKansas City University of Medicine & BiosciencesKVC Health SystemsLathrop GPMLead Bank, Mazuma, McCownGordon Construction, Shook Hardy & Bacon, State StreetStinson LLPThe Builders’ Association, The University of Kansas and The University of Kansas Health System.
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A link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, November 24
11:30- 1 p.m. 
Contact Information:
Sydney Wickliffe, KC Chamber events coordinator
This event is free to attend. 
A link will be sent to registrants prior to the event. 
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