Disability = Diversity! How to Recruit, Retain and Engage a Workforce with Diverse Abilities

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Learn methods and principles on how inclusive and diverse work environments will drive your business toward sustainability, innovation and increased return on investment.

Learn how one unique, award-winning organization recruits, trains and retains a successful workforce with 80 percent of employees being individuals with disabilities. Connecting its business goals to its mission, creating an inclusive culture that focuses on ability instead of disability, and building a strategic employee engagement strategy has proven to be a strategy that has garnered much success. Learn from this seven-time Sloan Award Winner for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, and winner of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, including Sustainability and Wellness. This session will show you how to:

·         Dispel myths and preconceptions about employing individuals with disabilities, and have a renewed
          understanding and appreciation for diversity as it relates to disability. 

·         Evaluate, prepare and support individuals with varying disabilities to succeed in the workforce.  

·         Create an inclusive and respectful culture and flexible work environment that leads to loyal, engaged and thriving employees.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Shavonne Singleton


Shavonne Singleton is the Public Relations Specialist and has been with Peckham since 2008. Singleton assists with the coordination and management of internal and external communications, and works closely with the Human Resources team to devise strategies and plans on how to engage Peckham's diverse workforce. Singleton has a Master's Degree in Public Relations from Boston University. 


Sarah George


Sarah George is the Organizational Employment Manager and has been with Peckham since 1999. George provides coordination and guidance to a team of 30+ vocational services professionals who support persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment participating in Peckham's Organizational Employment programs. George has a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University.

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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