Creating a Staff Training Plan for Access and Inclusion
Learn how to create a low-cost, ongoing staff training plan for access and inclusion for all staff. How do you identify who within your organization needs what type of training? What is your staff’s comfort level when engaging with people with disabilities? Are there training resources in your community? How do you prioritize the various training topics? How do you train a volunteer base of hundreds of people? How can you train staff when your work is in multiple venues, or rental venues? Where do you begin?
Brittany Pyle, Director of Audience Services with the Chicago Humanities Festival, and Lynn Walsh, Manager of Accessibility and Inclusion with the Shedd Aquarium will provide you with the tools needed to answer these questions and help you create your own training plan.
Who Should Attend
CCAC programs are always free of charge and open to the public. For this program we recommend cultural administrators:
- responsible for creating and/or facilitating training for staff and volunteers
- who officially (or unofficially) are responsible for accessibility at your organization
The event space is accessible to wheelchair users and to visitors who need to avoid stairs. Open captioning and assistive listening devices will be available.
For further accessibility information or to request additional accommodations, please contact us by email at ChicagoCulturalAccess@gmail.com or by calling Lynn Walsh at 708-921-1980.