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Including disability in college and university workforce diversity plans has clear benefits, not the least of which is helping to foster a more inclusive academic environment and campus community. As one of the nation’s largest minority groups, talented workers with disabilities are an essential voice to have at the table. When it comes to ensuring a workplace inclusive of the skills and talents of people with disabilities, however, not all institutions may know where to start. This webinar will introduce a path, outlining eight important dimensions to disability inclusion that provide the basis for the new Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) Disability Inclusion Toolkit. This toolkit outlines a range of effective strategies higher education institutions can use to effectively employ qualified people with disabilities and foster a disability-inclusive work culture across their organizations.
This webinar will:
- Discuss the importance of diversity plans that include disability,
- Introduce HERC’s new Disability Inclusion Toolkit,
- Showcase best practices of two campuses, and
- Answer your most pressing questions!
- Brett Sheats, National Project Director, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
- Nancy Aebersold, Executive Director, HERC
- Carol Boyer, Senior Policy Advisor, ODEP
- Randy Boose, Director of Human Resources, Washington State University
- William Myhill, Project Director, Syracuse University