Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
James Emmett, Lead Strategist, the Workplace Initiative for the Poses Family Foundation
Every October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an opportunity for business leaders, community advocates and service professionals to reflect on how to get more people with disabilities into the workforce. This year’s theme, as announced by the Department of Labor, is “The Right Talent, Right Now.”
For years, James Emmett has been at the forefront of promising practices and proven strategies for getting more and more people with disabilities jobs. Join us on Wednesday, October 9th for a special conversation where James will share key insights from his trailblazing work in the private sector. Learn from him about taking an integrated approach to recruitment, accommodations, and promotion to structure the workplace for the long term success of employees with disabilities.
About Our Speaker
The James Emmett brand is one of the most recognizable in the field of disability inclusion. He is currently the Lead Strategist of the Workplace Initiative for the Poses Family Foundation where he oversees strategy development & implementation of projects that impact the area of disability inclusion. James has worked on many of the most visible disability & inclusion projects in the country with companies like Walgreens, Best Buy, Office Depot/Max, PepsiCo, and Mercy Health. Working through APSE HR Connect, James serves as lead consultant for TIAA-CREF’s “Fruits of Employment” project. Also, in partnership with the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry, James helped develop and narrated a video entitled, “Improving Customer Service for People with Disabilities” which has been viewed over 18,000 times on YouTube. Learn all about James Emmett’s extensive work on disability inclusion and employment here: http://www.jamesemmett.com/history