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Inclusion Strategies for Recruiting and Engaging Employees With Disabilities and Veterans: From Compliance to Best Practice (DV175)

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About the course

This workshop is designed to assist organizations in the development and implementation of strategies to expand recruitment efforts and enhance the inclusion of employees and veterans with disabilities. Participants will learn how to address self-identification challenges of both disability and veteran status to foster disclosure and facilitate the provision of reasonable accommodations that promote productivity and engagement. Case studies and interactive exercises are incorporated to enable participants to apply their new knowledge and learn from each other.

This Workshop Offers

  • An overview of relevant laws and their application in the context of daily work situations
  • Strategies for addressing and mitigating bias impacting the employment of veterans and individuals with disabilities
  • Best practices for increasing self-identification and promoting inclusion and respect

Key Topics

  • The multiple diversity dimensions of individuals with disabilities and veterans
  • The culture and language of the military and disability communities
  • Recognizing and mitigating disability and veteran bias and its potential impact on employment decisions
  • Creating a welcoming climate that fosters self-identification
  • Strategies and best practices for addressing reasonable accommodations and engaging in the interactive process
  • Review of effective practices for increasing inclusion: mentoring, employee resource groups, and recognitions

Approach and Features

During this highly interactive workshop participants will learn best practices for the inclusion of employees with disabilities and veterans and compare their organizations’ efforts with approaches known to yield excellent results. They will examine underlying strategies for success in a series of case studies and real-world scenarios. Participants will be able to network and share their successful practices with one another.

Who should attend

D&I leaders and practitioners, HR leaders and practitioners and middle managers who want to broaden their perspectives and increase the hiring and inclusion of employees with disabilities and veterans.

Trust the experts

Judy Young

Overview Judy Young is the Assistant Director of Training and Development at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability. Ms. Young has over 25 years of experience providing training and consultation for the business community on issues related to the employment and inclusion of people w...


Katheryn King

Katheryn King is a corporate consultant with Lockheed Martin who brings over 30 years of experience working in diverse, global environments in functions of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Banking, Learning & Development with a specialization in Relationship Management. Currently, Kathery...


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