Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


Discussions about the meaningful inclusion of workers with disabilities are often missing from research and practice. Join us as the presenters discuss the findings from a research study that included interviewing industry leaders involved in the diversity and inclusion efforts of more than 40 businesses across the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).  The research team worked with the businesses to better understand the process of creating an inclusive workplace culture in relation to informal and formal policies, programs, initiatives, and practices that support the recruitment, hiring, and retention of workers with disabilities. The presenters provide a summary of some of the emerging best practices and challenges to implementing them. There will be time for participants to ask the presenters about their work.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Robert Gould, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Research, Great Lakes ADA Center, Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC

Courtney Mullin, MPA, MSW, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, Department of Disability and Human Development, UIC

Sarah Parker Harris, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC

Questions for presenters:

1 Regarding the "Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders" training on Feb 18, 2020, will there be CRCC credits available for Voc Rehab Counselors who are Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC)?
2 What is the duration of the webinar?

Session Questions

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