Working with Employers: Changing Minds and Changing Lives through Disability Inclusion

Employment professionals, leaders, advocates, and jobseekers have a shared mission based on the belief that people with disabilities can and should work, and bring talent, perspective, and innovation to the workforce. As a former HR Professional, now working nationally with Fortune 500 companies as a disability inclusion consultant, Kris has seen the common disconnects, misperceptions, and conflicting priorities that keep us from achieving our mission. She will discuss her Top 5 secrets to working with employers, including avoiding the pitfalls and traps of disability inclusion well intentioned employers, jobseekers, and providers often encounter. Strategies will be shared for daily employment service delivery, proactively creating talent partnerships with employers, working collaboratively to form networks for success, and addressing risk or misperceptions.

Location Name: 
Doubletree Suites by Hilton
Location Address: 
515 Fellowship Rd, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
Contact Name: 
Rutgers Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Contact Email: 
https://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/contact_us/reqform.php
Event Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm