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Webinar: Structuring the Workplace for Long-Term Success with James Emmett

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. [continue reading…]

Webinar: Disability Inclusion, Assimilation and Success – Lessons from JP Morgan Chase and Coca-Cola

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 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


Jim Sinocchi, 
Managing Director, Office of Disability Inclusion, JPMorgan Chase
Vincenzo Piscopo, Community and Stakeholder Relations Director, The Coca-Cola Company

Every company wants to hire the right talent that will contribute to their bottom line. Increasing, leaders in corporate America recognize that boosting diversity and inclusion impacts more than just workplace culture and brings with it a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Companies in a variety of industries are working hard to hire more and more people with disabilities. As such, companies need to better understand how to make disability a key part of their diversity and inclusion strategies. We invite you to join us for a special conversation with some of the nation’s leading experts on disability, inclusion and success. Jim Sinocchi will speak about his efforts to launch a “new era of disability inclusion” at JP Morgan Chase, by “hiring professionals with disabilities into the robust culture of the firm.” He will share key lessons he has learned about how to identify, training and promote professional with disabilities.

Likewise, Vincenzo Piscopo will talk about the key work that Coca-Cola has done to bring greater diversity to their team, their culture and their brand. From the new Unlabeled ad campaign to his personal experiences as a leader in the firm, Vincenzo will offer insights from a globe-trotting careers as a successful inclusion leader.

Learn all about Coca-Cola’s new campaign that puts disability, mental health and all aspects of diversity front and center here:

You can learn more about JP Morgan Chase’s disability hiring efforts here:

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Webinar: Iowa Voc Rehab’s Stories of Successful Business Engagement and Disability Hiring

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 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


David Mitchell, CRC IVRS Administrator
Michelle Krefft,
Business Relations Manager, IVRS
Philip Kahn-Pauli,
Policy and Practices Director, RespectAbility

Employer engagement is a critical part of a robust and effective workforce development system. Crossing the cultural and communications divide between the worlds of work and disability is critical for expanding job opportunities for people with disabilities. The great state of Iowa has been at the forefront of outreach work to educate business partners on the bottom-line benefits of hiring more and more people with disabilities.

We invite you to join us for this webinar to learn how Iowa’s Vocational Rehabilitation system has built up a robust network of business partnerships with Kwik-Trip and other diverse firms. We are also excited for our guests to speak about the unique challenges of meeting the workforce training needs of youth with disabilities in rural Iowa. We hope you will join us for this great learning opportunity!

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