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 Students 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


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?