WWDS 2020 Registration

Events Schedule

Registration for all events is now available!

Deep Dive: Accommodations & the Remote Workplace (1.25 General HRCI/SHRM credits)

Presented by Julie Brinkoff, Executive Director of Great Plains ADA Center and Jim De Jong, Former Executive Director of Great Plains ADA Center

October 7, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. CST

Dive deep into ADA accommodations in the new remote environment. Learn basic rules regarding telework and what is reasonable, what is a benefit, and what the EEOC instructs. Dive deeper into issues arising due to COVID-19 and the re-opening of workplaces, employees with disabilities and those with coronavirus. Great resources for making tele-work “work” and how to supervise remotely and conduct better remote work meetings for employees with disabilities.


Digital Accessibility: What HR Professionals Need to Know (1.25 General HRCI/SHRM credits)

Presented by Jonathan Whiting, Director of Training at WebAIM; National Center on Disability and Access to EducationCenter for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University

October 21, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

HR professionals are hearing about web, or digital “accessibility”. While they may know this pertains to people with disabilities, they may be unfamiliar with their proactive role in accessibility and creating a diverse and inclusive organization. The presentation will discuss digital accessibility in the context of what an HR professional should know.  Specifically, what it is, why it’s important, and what you should be doing about it in your office, and organization.


Creating a Culture of Inclusion (1.25 General HRCI/SHRM credits)

Presented by Starkloff Disability Institute staff

October 14, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. CST

More than pay or benefits, an organization's culture determines employee happiness, productivity, and retention. The greatest test for an organization’s culture is how the organization responds in times of crisis.  What aspects of an organization's culture allows it to maintain high productivity and employee satisfaction during these challenging times? Using Starkloff Disability Institute’s own experiences adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic as a case-study, this presentation will highlight the role inclusive practices play in creating a flexible and resilient workplace culture.

The Role Your D&I Team Plays During Crisis (1.25 Business HRCI/SHRM credits)

Presented by D&I panel, co-facilitated by Jason Hartsfield and Angie Cody

October 28, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. CST

The COVID-19 Pandemic and subsequent economic downturn has forced many employers to make difficult choices. Often in situations like these diversity and inclusion efforts are put on the back-burner. This can have a detrimental effect for the business not only in the short term but in the long term.

Presented jointly by Starkloff Disability Institute and the St. Louis Diversity and Inclusion Consortium, virtual event invites diversity and inclusion leaders from Centene Corporation, Nestle Purina, SSM Healthcare, Webster University, and Wells Fargo to discuss the value diversity and inclusion teams can bring in times of crisis.


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