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10th Annual Disability Employment Awareness Conference and Training

County of Alameda, County Administrator's Office - Diversity Programs

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Oakland, CA

10th Annual Disability Employment Awareness Conference...

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General All Day Pass (Lunch Included)   more info Ended $60.00 $4.29
General All Day Pass (Lunch Included) 3 or more attendees   more info Ended $45.00 $3.47
General Public Keynote Speaker Pass (Lunch Included)
Members of the public may attend the lunch performance and keynote address of Jessica Cox. Please note workshops are only open to agencies/organizations.
Ended $35.00 $2.92
Alameda County Dept. Managers/Supervisors & DOR (With Lunch)   more info Ended $12.00 $1.65
Alameda County Dept Managers/Supervisors & DOR (No Lunch)   more info Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

Please note conference is not full and walk-ins will be welcomed at the door as space allows.

October is National Disability Awareness Month and in celebration, Alameda County will be presenting its 10th Annual Alameda CountyDisability Employment Awareness Conference and Training.

 

  Conference Agenda

 

    8:30am      Registration
9:00-9:15

Opening Ceremonies

Entertainment: Children in Flight Drum Group

Video Welcome Comments by Tara Bedeau,former Assistant Diversity Programs Manager

Dominique Burton - Assistant Manager, Diversity Program Unit

Susan Muranishi - Alameda County Administrator

Theresa Woo, Dept of Rehabilitation Staff Services Manager-DOS

9:20-10:15

Keynote Speaker

Phyllis Cheng, DFEH Director

Introduction: Donna Ziegler, County Counsel

10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Executive Team Briefing
10:30-11:45

Session 1 (see below for the session details)

Track A - Veterans & Disabilities in the Workplace

Track B - EEO Intersectionality Issues

Track C - Cultural Competency & Disabilities Awareness Best Practices

11:45-1:00pm

Lunch

Montage    .    Networking

Entertainment: The Axis Dance Troupe 

 Closing Remarks: Judith Smith, Executive Director,The Axis Dance Troupe

1:00-1:45

Keynote Speaker

Jessica Cox, Motiviational Speaker

**DISCLAIMER**Video photography of Jessica Cox's presentation are both prohibited without  written consent from Jessica Cox Motivational Services. The display and sale of Jessica Cox Motivational Services products will be available during the keynote address hour and Jessica Cox herself will be available after her presentation.

Introduction: Mary Welch, Interim Director HRS

1:45-1:55 Break
1:55-3:05

Session 2 (see below for the session descriptions)

Track A - Creative Partnerships for Disability Inclusion

Track B - The Interactive Process/ Leaves and Reasonable Accommodation

Track C - The Public Sector Case for Disabilities Inclusion

3:05-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30

Session 3 (see below for the session descriptions)

Track A - Visible, Invisible & New Disabilities;

Track B - Jeopardy: Disability Management Essentials

Track C - Responsive Strategies to Unconscious Bias

   
4:30-5:00

Closing Ceremonies & Reception

Sal Morales - Manager, Diversity Programs Unit

Donna Linton - Asst. Alameda County Administrator

 

Session Information

Track A - Emerging Issues & Innovation
Track B - FEHA, ADA & EEO Compliance
Track C - Engagement of Diversity & Inclusion

 

10:35-11:50a Sessions        Choose from 1 of these 3 when Registering

Veterans and Disabilities in the Workplace

U.S. veterans encounter a range of challenges when they return from deployment and undertake the process of reintegrating into civilian life. Their unemployment rates substantially exceed the national average and as a result, many become homeless. Some struggle with physical and/or mental disabilities, such as orthopedic injuries and post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This session will explore these perplexing realities and provide strategies, programs and best practices designed to facilitate inclusion of our disabled troops into the workplace.

 

EEO Intersectionality Issues

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws provide the foundation for inclusive workplaces and particularly for individuals with disabilities.

This workshop will look at issues unique to individuals with disabilities from the lens of EEO analysis, including topics in harassment, discrimination, retaliation prevention, and their intersection with various issues including association theory, generational differences and family responsibilities, and flexible work arrangements.

 

 

Cultural Competency & Disabilities Awareness

Best Practices

This workshop will present & discuss the appropriate workplace etiquette which cultivates an environment inclusive of people with disabilities, where diversity thrives and all employees can be more comfortable and productive.

Objectives include identifying & dispel myths, stereotypes, & common misperceptions; learning appropriate disability etiquette, including respectful communication and cultural competencies and understanding the impact of stereotyping on people with disabilities and increase emotional intelligence for interacting with people with disabilities

 

 

2:00-3:15p Sessions          Choose from 1 of these 3 when Registering

  

Creative Partnerships for Disability Inclusion

Through cross sector collaborations, creative Diversity and Inclusion initiatives have developed and result in measureable successes. This workshop will identify critical D&I challenges in disabilities inclusion faced by organizations from both sectors as well as the opportunities, initiatives and strategies that can be deployed independently and collaboratively through partnerships in the private, non-profit and public sectors to advance the value, impact and sustainability of D&I in the workplace.

This workshop will instruct in the development of such collaborations knowledge of such cross diversity pipeline resources that assist in recruiting and retaining individuals with disabilities.

 

The Interactive Process/ Leaves and Reasonable Accommodation

This program provides guidance for supervisors/managers on the relationship between reasonable workplace accommodations and the “interactive dialogue” process and its application within various disability management frameworks.

Objectives include understanding the triggers for, and the six steps of, the "interactive dialogue" and effective reasonable accommodations that would enable employees to perform all essential job functions, how to obtain information about employees' functional capabilities and work-related restrictions, without asking illegal questions that invade rights to medical privacy or genetic information, how to detangle attendance, performance and misconduct issues from disability related limitations, and how to determine when you can discipline for workplace conduct that stems from a disability.

 

The Public Sector Case for Disabilities Inclusion

This workshop explores the “cases” for the value of and investment in Diversity and Inclusion generally, and their application to Disabilities Inclusion – with a particular focus and emphasis on the public sector and the culture of public service and government protocols.

Outcomes include understanding the rationales for the importance and value of individuals and disabilities in the workplace, as well as understanding the concepts of D&I initiatives, interventions and strategies as related to disabilities.

 

 

3:15-4:30p Sessions         Choose from 1 of these 3 when Registering

Visible, Invisible & New Disabilities

This workshop will discuss the latest trends and developments in the disabilities in the workplace and overall. It will also review and update theories and developments in the areas of mental, physical, emotional disabilities.

 

Jeopardy: Disability Management Essentials

This workshop familiarizes supervisors/managers with federal and state disability laws and leaves and how they interact with leaves of absence policies. Attendees will learn best practices in order to improve management and supervisory skills and techniques in disability and leave management as well as reduce liability exposure.

 

Responsive Strategies to Unconscious Bias and other “Roadblocks”

This workshop will delve deeply into the “roadblocks” to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment, and will discuss the strategies and solutions that would be most responsive to addressing them. Special attention will be provided to unconscious bias and its progeny including stereotyping, micro-messaging, and prejudice as well as their application to individuals with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have questions about 10th Annual Disability Employment Awareness Conference and Training? Contact County of Alameda, County Administrator's Office - Diversity Programs

When & Where


Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street
#290
Oakland, CA 94607

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)


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County of Alameda, County Administrator's Office - Diversity Programs

Alameda County, California, was established in 1853. It was given the local name for the region, Alameda, which translated loosely as "a grove of poplars." The total population is about 1.5 million. Oakland is the seat of County government and the largest city.  Alameda County is known for its diversity and culture and is recognized as one of the best counties in which to live, work, and do business.  



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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