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Workforce, Workplace Disability Summit

Hybrid Conference • Every Wednesday during National Disability Employment Awareness Month

You know the "why" of disability inclusion at work — increased innovation, more agile teams, products that work better for all of your customers. This National Disability Employment Awareness Month, dive into the "how" with the experts at Starkloff Disability Institute during our 9th annual Workforce, Workplace Disability Summit (WWDS).

Three virtual lunch-and-learn webinars each Wednesday in October will teach tools and strategies to build disability inclusion into the structure of your organization:

  • How To Prepare For Your Self-ID Campaign: The strategies and tactics to reach your inclusion goals
  • How To Accommodate In a Post-COVID World: New information, new disabilities, new technology, and a completely new way of working – how successful companies are making it work
  • How To Recruit In the Digital Era: The impact of AI and virtual interview on the disability community

The conference will culminate with an in-person DEIA Lab on the final Wednesday of the month to put your new knowledge into practice:

  • Workshops with Disability & HR experts in real-world scenarios
  • Interactive exercises with disabled professionals
  • Make connections during the Accessible Networking Happy Hour

*SHRM CEU credit pending for all sessions.

***EARLY BIRD PRICES END SEPTEMBER 23rd***

When you register now, you secure your spot in all three virtual tool building sessions AND the in-person DEIA Lab to put those tactics into action for $150.

If you wait, the price will increase to $100 for the virtual sessions alone and $180 for a full conference ticket (virtual sessions + DEIA Lab).

Virtual Session Info: We will send the Zoom link for the Wednesday lunchtime webinars the day before each session. The 50 minute webinars will be Wednesday, October 5, 12, and 19, at noon central. We will send a private link to each recording within 48 hours in case you are unable to attend live.

In-Person DEIA Lab Info: On Wednesday, October 26, we will host you in-person for an afternoon of hands-on practice to build disability inclusion into the fabric of your organization. The DEIA Lab begins with check-in at 1:00 p.m. Central and concludes with an accessible networking happy hour from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Location and further details will be announced soon.

WWDS 2022 Sessions

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How To Prepare For Your Self-ID Campaign: The strategies and tactics to reach your inclusion goals. October 5, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Virtual session.

Stay tuned for facilitator announcement and more details!

How To Accommodate In a Post-COVID World: New information, new disabilities, new technology, and a completely new way of working – how successful companies are making it work. October 12, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Virtual session.

Stay tuned for facilitator announcement and more details!

How To Recruit In the Digital Era: The impact of AI and virtual interviews on the disability community October 19, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Virtual session.

Stay tuned for facilitator announcement and more details!

The DEIA Lab October 26, 2021 | 1:00 - 6:30 p.m. CDT

Put your new knowledge into practice at the in-person DEIA Lab:

  • Workshops with Disability & HR experts in real-world scenarios
  • Interactive exercises with disabled professionals
  • Make connections during the Accessible Networking Happy Hour

The DEIA Lab begins with check-in at 1:30 p.m. Central and concludes with an accessible networking happy hour from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Location and further details will be announced soon.

Take Action Now

Tools to help you welcome people with disabilities at work

Celebrate 31 Days of Disability Inclusion at Work with pride using our NDEAM calendar

Download our Ally Action Steps to promote Disability Inclusion in your workplace

Download our Disability Employment Etiquette Guide for quick and efficient guidelines when interacting with people with disabilities.

Check out previous WWDS sessions on YouTube: WWDS 2021 and WWDS 2020.

Celebrate and learn about Disability Pride with resources in our Read, Watch, Listen List

 

Shirt with St. Louis Disability Pride flag, Diversity includes Disability, and a tote reading Disability isn't a dirty word

Show Disability Pride during NDEAM and support SDI’s programming! Check out our Bonfire store to see all of the designs. Proceeds go directly to Starkloff Disability Institute's mission to build inclusion where we live, learn, work, and play.

THANK YOU

The Workforce, Workplace Disability Summit is brought to you by our partners who value disability inclusion:

Barrier-Free Sponsor Nestle Purina, Opportunity Sponsor Enterprise Holdings

Showcase your company's commitment to inclusion by becoming a sponsor today! Contact Scott Thompson at 314-860-3077 or sthompson@starkloff.org.

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Workforce Workplace Disability Summit hybrid conference every Wednesday during NDEAM
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