Working Together: Deaf and Hearing People – RCGA Members Discount

Working Together: Deaf and Hearing People 

Training Date: April 12, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Location: Centene Corporation Auditorium, 7700 Forsyth, St. Louis, MO 63105

Cost: $45.00

Summary: Working Together: Deaf and Hearing People is an interactive, experiential workshop conducted by professionals from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Center on Employment, in Rochester, NY.  It helps create a workplace environment for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing employees that encourages communication and helps foster all employees realizing their full potential.

SHRM and HRCI credits will be available for this course.

 Additional Information

Through hands-on activities, group discussions and specially designed materials, the presenters establish a fun, comfortable and engaging atmosphere in which these topics are covered:

  • Understanding Hearing Loss
  • Communication on the Job
  • Strategies to Help You Integrate Deaf and Hard of Hearing Employees into the Workplace
  • Accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Employees.

This training program is for supervisors and co-workers of deaf and hard of hearing employees, along with those employees.  It is recommended that human resources staff and recruiters, and equal employment opportunity, diversity and disability hiring professionals also attend.

Presenters:  National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY

Regina Kiperman-Kiselgof

As an Assistant Director at the Center on Employment at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY, Regina Kiperman-Kiselgof assists deaf and hard-of-hearing students with employment searches in fields such as Applied Computer Technology and Information Technology. She teaches courses related to job search processes, helps students develop their interviewing skills, advises them about employment trends and coaches them on finding co-op/internship opportunities. She also provides resources to alumni regarding employment and career advancement skills.

To keep current with developments in the field of employment, Kiperman-Kiselgof often participates and exhibits in conferences and expositions such as the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the Society of Human Recourses Management Diversity & Inclusion (SHRM) and national organizations including the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN). She travels nationally to corporations, federal agencies, private sector businesses, profit and non-profit organizations and medium and small-sized companies where she conducts and facilitates discussions relating to an interactive workshop she presents for employers entitled “Working Together: Deaf and Hearing People.” This award-winning workshop fosters deaf awareness for employers and employees, and provides strategies for deaf/hard of hearing and hearing colleagues to work together successfully. She also provides information on various types of reasonable workplace accommodations for deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.

Ms. Kiperman-Kiselgof holds a BS degree in Social Work and an MS degree in Career and Human Resources Development from RIT. Prior to joining the NTID Center on Employment, she worked for the Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) at RIT/NTID where she coordinated various projects. She provided training and lectures related to accommodating individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, developed training materials and marketing tools and provided technical assistance and disseminated PEPNet resources to universities and colleges in the United States. She also enjoys teaching courses American Sign Language (ASL) and Russian Sign Language (RSL) classes. She moved from the Ukraine in 1994 and now lives in Rochester, NY with her husband, Dmitriy Kiselgof and two daughters.

Dawn Lucas

As the Associate Director of the Center on Employment at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, Dawn provides instruction and advisement to deaf and hard-of-hearing students and alumni on employment and career advancement skills and has served as NTID’s federal Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) coordinator.  She has provided consultation and training to numerous employer organizations nationwide on recruitment, communication and accommodation strategies related to working with deaf and hard-of-hearing employees and has conducted presentations to Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Employment Development staff on employment development strategies for people with disabilities including the national State Coordinators for the Deaf (SCD) conference. She has regularly participated in conferences of national organizations including the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and events of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).  In addition, Dawn regularly participates in the initiatives of  career development associations such as the Rochester Area and Western NY Career Development Associations and has been featured as a guest expert on  New Jersey radio talk show; “The World of Work” and the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) webinar series. Ms. Lucas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Marketing from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY.  Her professional experience, prior to joining NTID, includes positions held in account and operations management, marketing, and human resources with Citi Financial Services and Concentrix Corporation in Rochester, NY.

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