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Providing Accommodations in the Workplace for Persons with Disabilities

Thursday,
August 15, 2019
Time:
10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration:
60 Minutes
Webinar Id:
702537
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Live Version

$145. One Participant
$295. Group Attendees

Recorded Version

$195. One Participant
$395. Group Attendees

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Live + Recorded
$289 $340   One Participant

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$599 $690   Group Attendees

Group Attendees: Any number of participants

Recorded Version: Unlimited viewing for 6 months ( Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of live webinar)

Overview:

Accommodation of persons with disabilities in the workplace brings to your organization the ability to manage and support your needs for recruitment, retention and continued global competitiveness. As an organization approximately 10% of your employees will have a illness, injury or disability each year. With growing needs to be globally competitive it is important to consider the workforce that you may have been overlooking; those with disabilities, injury or illness.

There are more individuals graduating with disabilities each year who will be applying for your positions. Do you know how to support, manage and accommodate them at each stage of the hiring process from application, interviewing, onboarding through to retirement? This session will help you to look at the process of accommodation. How to get the right information, and how to offer appropriate accommodations in the workplace for persons with various types of abilities.

Why should you Attend:
  • Legal requirements - ADA, Human Rights
  • Business requirements - recruitment and retention
  • Skill requirements - recruitment
  • Inclusivity
  • Ability to meet global needs in the marketplace

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Three levels of accommodation
  • Legal
  • Business
  • Individual accommodation
  • How to have the right polcieis in place
  • What resources are available
  • How to accommodate individuals with mental health, sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities
  • Resources and supports and tools for accommodation

Who Will Benefit:
  • Hr
  • Managers
  • Disability Managers
  • Recruiters
Instructor:

Nancy J. Gowan, B.H.Sc. (O.T.), O.T. Reg. (Ont.), CDMP President, Gowan Health Consultants and Gowan Consulting

she is a registered Occupational Therapist and Certified Disability Management Professional with experience working in industrial rehabilitation, accommodation and stay at work planning. She is the owner of a national health and disability management company offering support across Canada and now into the US. Over the past 30 years, she has worked in partnership with employers, employees and unions to develop customized strategies that improve employee success and productivity. She has presented at national and international forums on accommodation and disability management and regularly contributes to disability management education through workshops and training programs as well as online newsletters.

Among her many publications, dating back to 1990, Nancy coauthored a chapter on “Ergonomics in Disability Management” in Ergonomics for Therapists, 3rd edition, 2007. She has written the “Human Resource Managers Guide to Managing Disability in the Workplace” with Carswell, Thomson Reuter’s first edition published in 2010 and second edition published in 2016.


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