Course Time: 1 PM - 2 PM, EST
Course Facilitated By: Derek Shields, Trainer and Consultant, EARN
PDH Approval: 1 PDH in Domains I, II
Session Description: With 20 percent of the nation living with a disability, employers and employee assistance professionals engage with the disability community on a frequent basis. From the impact of acquiring a disability from an injury, advent of disease, or the impact of aging, employees find themselves needing assistance in unplanned ways. Moreover, caregiving for children who are born with disabilities or parents who have disabling conditions impacts all communities. And with today's "ADA Generation" -- rising professionals with disabilities born after 1990 who know their rights -- the time is now to enhance understanding, improve policies and implement training to better connect human resources, talent acquisition and employee assistance professionals to drive disability diversity program progress, ensure retention of needed talent and knowledge, and build a more productive workforce.