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Month: July, 2012
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Tuesday
July 03
Online Training | Carol Blessing
ediONLINE CCLD 8.5: Making a Life by Making a Living

There is no question that a core responsibility for citizenship is to be productive and to contribute to the greater good. Yet, there is a pattern that excuses people with disabilities from the expectation of employment. This session counters that pattern and offers six easy steps to facilitating individualized job development and connection to associational life. A brief review of commonly held beliefs and misperceptions about the negative impact of employment on SSI/SSDI benefits will round this session out.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Monday
July 09
Conference
35th Annual AHEAD Conference

The conference this year promises to be an exciting and educational experience with a focus on the theme of “Diversity, Equity, Social Change, Influence, Global, New Orleans”.

The 2012 AHEAD Conference has been designed to develop professional competencies, challenge perspectives on disability, and influence practices. Intention drives and designs change. This conference will explore how designing with intention leads to campus communities that are diverse, inclusive, accessible, and equitable, which thereby influences perceptions of disability, social change, and the overall educational environment.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Location: New Orleans, LA
Monday
July 09
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.2: Work Incentives Support Planning

This course explores the process for providing solid counsel using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
July 10
Online Training | Carol Blessing
ediONLINE CCLD 8.6: Plans that Work: A Call to Action

Tired or writing plans for the sake of writing plans? Frustrated by the perceived value of paper over people? Curious about how individuals (and even whole organizations), can develop and implement strengths-based plans that are alive and well? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is for you! Learn how to integrate individualized, person-centered approaches into goal planning that balance interests and needs into billable services. Also be introduced to an organizational strategic planning process that parallels person-centered thinking!

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
July 11
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.3: Work Incentives Long-Term Assistance

This course explores the process for providing proactive benefits and work incentives monitoring and assistance using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
July 11
Conference | Ray Cebula
WISE Event- Choose Work: Making Work Incentives Work for You
Project: External Clients
Location: Webinar
Thursday
July 12
Online Training
Leveling the Playing Field for Employees with Disabilities

Every organization is looking to improve talent and enhance operating success. This extensive research report will demonstrate how making changes to improve opportunities for those with disabilities will improve the experience for all employees and contribute to company performance.

The webcast will discuss the leading practices discovered during the almost year-long research project, conducted with participation from member companies of The Conference Board and staff of Cornell’s Employment & Disability Institute. We will also review a measurement structure that can be used in most organizations and discuss the challenge of self-disclosure. The impact of these findings for employers looking to hire returning disabled veterans will also be highlighted.

In viewing, participants will:

  • Learn the building blocks of a successful business case
  • Explore the elements of organizational readiness
  • Gain an appreciation of self-disclosure issues
  • See a framework for measurement

Audience: Professionals involved with HR, Diversity & Inclusion, and Corporate Contributions

Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Sponsor: The Conference Board
Location: Webinar
Thursday
July 12
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Partners in Policymaking Module 4
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Location: Webinar
Friday
July 13
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.4: Integrating Work Incentives Planning into Employment Services and Caseload and File Management

Through the use of a Power Point presentation, lecture and written materials participants will become acquainted with the great variety of agencies and partners that may be involved with a beneficiarys return to work.  Most importantly, what steps can be taken to ensure that all players are on the same page and none of the various plans conflict!  When the beneficiary enters a crisis period what is the practitioners role?  And how do you build time into your schedule to provide immediate assistance. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
July 17
Webinar | Ray Cebula
Cutting Edge Issues: Course 2.2: Overview of the Plan for Achieving Self Support

This session will provide a basic overview of the PASS Program including eligibility requirements, criteria for approving a PASS, and information about how the PASS can be used to promote a work goal.

Thursday
July 19
Workshop | Carol Blessing
CDI Upstate Meeting
Location: Syracuse, NY
Thursday
July 19
Presentation | Kathleen Lee
Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on Diversity: "Disability is Diversity- Inclusion Strategies for the Federal Workforce"

Disability is a natural part of diversity and this interactive presentation will provide information on disability etiquette, non-visible disabilities, disability inclusion and a welcoming workplace and practical recruitment and retention strategies.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Location: Alexandria, VA
Monday
July 23
Workshop | Carol Blessing
CDI Downstate Meeting
Monday
July 23
Presentation | Ishbel McWha
Developing capacity in a United States disability context: A train-the-trainer program
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Tuesday
July 24
Conference | LaWanda Cook
ADA Trainer Network "New-Basic" Train-the-Trainer Program

The goal of this session is to introduce the National Network to the ADA Trainer Network 2-day facilitator training program (that you will replicate with trainers in your region to enroll them in the ADA TN), to share the modularized curriculum, and to come to consensus about resources and programs that will be national in origin or regional in origin. We will be also be collecting input into how the program could be improved based on conversations with directors, training staff, and the success of the activities we have planned.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Oakland, CA
Wednesday
July 25
Training | ADA Center Partner
Serving Customers with Disabilities

As a result of this session, participants will have an enhanced understanding of how to respectfully relate to individuals with disabilities and an increased knowledge of how to StoryCorps’ offerings can be made more accessible to people with a variety of disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: StoryCorps NYC
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Thursday
July 26
Conference | LaWanda Cook
The ADA Advanced Trainer Network

This training is for Regions of the National Network who will be implementing the ADA National Network Training in their regions. While this training is a 1-day training, we will eventually create a 3-day training program to enroll Advanced ADA Training Network Members into this program. We will develop a facilitator’s guide, similar to the one you received for the 2-day training when this program is finalized. In order to speed your departure, we are planning to work through lunch and order in from a local restaurant.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Oakland, CA
Thursday
July 26
Presentation | Ishbel McWha
A disability inclusive workforce: Evaluating a Just-in-Time Toolkit for managers
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Tuesday
July 31
Conference
15th Annual EXCEL Conference 2012

The 15th Annual Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Conference is the premier Federal training conference for EEO managers, supervisors, practitioners, HR professionals, attorneys and ADR specialists. The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This year’s Conference is being held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel from July 31, 2012 to August 2, 2012. Registration for the general session will be on Monday, July 30, 2012, from 2 P.M.— 6:00 P.M.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Location: Dallas, TX
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