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There are so many ways to get involved with Starkloff Disability Institute!

SDI hosts education events, community celebrations, professional conferences, speakers, and more. We would love to have you join us at one of our next events:

Upcoming Events

Starkloff Career Academy Advancements: Leadership Development for Disabled Professionals
Starkloff Career Academy: Advancements Date: Every Third Friday at Noon CT Location: Virtual on Zoom

Are you an emerging or senior leader with a disability?

Whether you are focusing on a promotion, joining a board, or leveraging civic networks to achieve your next step, Advancements will help you build the leadership skills and strategies to succeed and navigate the unique barriers we face as disabled professionals.

This year-round professional development program focuses on a new topic each quarter. Sessions 1 and 2 are taught by guest experts and Session 3 is The Watercooler, an interactive discussion of how we put our learning into practice, support each other in navigating barriers, and build our professional network. Plan on enrolling in all three sessions to fully develop your skills and advance your career!

Advancements is open to all professionals who identify as a person with a disability and is offered at no-cost thanks to our generous funding partners. Registration is required.

2023|Q3 Series: Making Connections

Session 1: Personal Branding and Advanced Networking
Friday, July 21 at Noon

Session 2: Communicating Like a Leader
Friday, August 18 at Noon

Session 3: The Watercooler
Friday, September 22 at Noon **Note this is the fourth Friday

Starkloff Disability Employment Summit
Starkloff Disability Employment Summit 2023 Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Location: World Wide Technology Global HQ (1 World Wide Way, St. Louis, MO 63146)

Disabled People Thriving.

The Starkloff Disability Employment Summit brings together thought leaders, industry experts, and change-makers to share actionable strategies for promoting disability inclusion in the workplace. We aim to empower employers with the knowledge and tools they need to remove barriers and create inclusive environments where disabled people can flourish.

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