SIOP Disability, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee (DIAC) Webinar

SIOP Disability, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee (DIAC) Webinar
International Perspectives on Disability, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Workplace

Wednesday, October 25,  11 am-12:15 pm ET

(Password: Inclusion1)

Event Description:

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month - an ideal time for SIOP constituents, and all employers to consider timely issues related to disability, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace.

The webinar will be a place for thought-provoking conversations with speakers who have championed disability employment initiatives and/or advanced the field of research. We aim to provide our audience with valuable perspectives on best practices, policies, and innovations that can drive positive change in organizations.

Our Panelists include:

  • Nancy Doyle, Founder, Genius Within; Visiting Professor, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Eric Patton, Professor of Management, Saint Joseph’s University
  • Shamika Thomas, Executive Director, Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • Gil Winch, Social Entrepreneur, Call Yachol; Founder, Tandem Consultants
  • HOST: Valentina Bruk-Lee, SIOP Disability, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee (DIAC) member, Healthy Work Lab – Florida International University

Why should you attend?

1. Gain valuable insights from experts who are thought leaders, advocates, and change-makers in workplace disability inclusion. Their knowledge and experience will provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions related to creating lasting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

2. Learn about disability inclusion strategies from the United Kingdom, Israel, Canada and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Understanding diverse approaches can help attendees adapt and implement effective practices in their own workplaces, with insights into what has worked for others abroad and why.

3. Discover strategies and best practices for creating employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. This knowledge will be valuable for employers, HR professionals, policymakers, and academics, who aim to foster a more inclusive and accessible workforce through practice and science.

Attending this webinar will empower individuals and organizations to take meaningful steps toward greater disability inclusion and accessibility in the workplace, benefiting both employees and employers.