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Month: April, 2015
Date Title
Thursday
April 23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Webinar | John D. Kemp, Esq. & Beth Loy, Ph.D.

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This webinar is being provided in coordination with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. Webinar Platform Logistics provided by the ODEP-funded Employer TA Center, located at The Viscardi Center.

DESCRIPTION:

In this webinar, participants will learn why, how and when to accommodate employees with mental health disabilities in the higher education employment setting. In addition to addressing the legal framework for the provision of such accommodations, speakers will provide practical guidance and strategies higher education HR professionals can use to respond confidently to reasonable accommodation requests from employees across all sectors of their institution and develop a well-planned process that will lead to sound decisions. Several real-life accommodation situations and solutions from colleges and universities across the country will also be presented.

OBJECTIVES:
  • Understand the legal context for providing reasonable accommodations
  • Determine if an employee with a mental health disability is covered by the ADA
  • Identify types of reasonable accommodations for people with mental health disabilities
  • Become familiar with best practices for people with mental health disabilities in the higher education setting
SPEAKERS:
  • John D. Kemp, Esq. - John D. Kemp, Esq. is the President & CEO of The Viscardi Center, a network of non-profit organizations that provide a lifespan of services that educate, employ and empower children and adults with disabilities, based in Albertson, NY.
  • Beth Loy, Ph.D. - Dr. Loy is a Principal Consultant with the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a free consulting service funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy.
FREE REGISTRATION:

This webinar will offer closed captioning. Please note that you will receive the webinar link in your confirmation email after registering.

Wednesday
April 29
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Webinar | Tiffany Jolliff

For college students and recent graduates, internships offer a way to gain skills and learn about their employment options through first-hand experience. And, the benefits of internships don’t stop there. They also offer employers an easy and effective way to evaluate potential employees and cultivate a pipeline of talent for the future. Furthermore, by targeting specific populations—such as people with disabilities—internships can assist in achieving workforce diversity goals, including those established under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

This webinar will address the benefits of hiring interns with disabilities and how employers can take advantage of the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)—a free referral service—to connect with them. Presenters will include a former WRP intern, an employer that successfully uses WRP as a recruting tool, and representatives from DirectEmployers and the Employer TA Center, which partner to provide access to the WRP for private sector companies. The webinar will be facilitated by Tiffany Jolliff from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, which co-sponsors the WRP.

SPEAKERS:

  • Tiffany Jolliff, Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy

  • Darren Bates, National Project Director, National Employer Policy, Research and Technical Assistance Center for Employers on the Employment of People with Disabilities (Employer TA Center)

  • Shannon Offord, Manager of Strategic Partnership, DirectEmployers

  • Dan Ellerman, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Anna Cunningham, Business Management, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Kam Wong, Vice President, Planning & Administration, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Prudential Financial, Inc.

  • Eric SoHayda, Senior Data Analysis Associate, Prudential Retirement, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Click here to register.

Note: In this recent post on DOL’s “Work in Progress” blog, moderator Tiffany Jolliff, a former WRP intern, describes her experiences joining the federal workforce via the WRP. According to Jolliff, the day of her WRP interview “changed my life forever.” Click here to read the full blog post.



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