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Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion: Leveraging the Talents of Employees with Disabilities
LVCC N101-103
Wednesday 06/26/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Ethical Practice, HR Expertise, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Expand your appreciation of employees with disabilities and their multiple diversity dimensions, to support inclusive workplaces. 

Inclusion goes beyond employing individuals with diverse backgrounds; it means building a culture of engagement and respect. Organizational policies and practices affect the way this message is communicated. This interactive session offers a case-study exercise as well as tools and strategies to mitigate unconscious bias and increase cultural competence. Learn effective communication skills and best practices for leveraging the innovation and creativity of all employees. Gain insight into and appreciation of employees’ multiple diversity dimensions, to ensure inclusion beyond illusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain information about the business case for expanding diversity initiatives that capitalize on the skills and abilities of all employees, including those with disabilities.
  • Learn effective methods for managing unconscious bias, which may affect morale and impede the contributions of all employees.
  • Demonstrate best practices and communication tools for engaging in productive interactions with employees, to drive business success.
  • Apply insights gained in the session through an interactive case study exercise.
Judy Young Photo
Judy Young, Associate director, Scheinman Institute of the ILR School,
Cornell University
Susan W. Brecher Esq. Photo
Susan W. Brecher Esq., Director, human capital development, legal programs,
Cornell University