Aiming for Equity: Accessible Inclusion for All

Despite legislation on diversity in the workplace, people with disabilities still do not experience the same access to work opportunities as do their counterparts without disabilities. For many people with disabilities, finding and sustaining work is a challenge. Indeed, it has been estimated that in the United States (US), only one in three (34.9%) individuals with disabilities are employed compared to 76% of their counterparts without disabilities, and this disparity appears to be increasing over time. Many employers have been shown to harbor sincere yet ill-founded views about the work-related abilities of people with disabilities these negative views are often a result of interrelated concerns that permeate the entire employment cycle.

During this three-part series we will candidly discuss the benefits and challenges that accompany effective inclusion of employees with disabilities in the workplace as well as catering to customers and clients with disabilities. The Summit will highlight best practices surrounding ways in which organizations can work towards fostering a business culture that includes and embraces its employees with disabilities.

The three-part series includes:

Workforce Development: October 20

Self-Disclosure, ERG Development and Programming: November 19

Accommodations and ADA 30th Anniversary: December 17

For questions or comments, please contact Ivy Hunter at [email protected]

Michigan

Kathy West-Evans

Kathy West-Evans

Director of Business Relations
Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)

Justin Caine

Justin Caine

Founder and CEO
Beyond Barriers

Brent Mikulski

Brent Mikulski

President and CEO
Services to Enhance Potential (STEP

Tonia Peterson

Tonia Peterson

Program Manager- Business Network Division
Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)

Lori Walker

Lori Walker

Vice President, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
Comerica Bank

Libbie Ward

Libbie Ward

Manager in Talent Acquisition
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Jenny Piatt

Jenny Piatt

Director of the Business Network Division
Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)

Linda Watson

Linda Watson

Business Relations Consultant-Business Network Division
Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)

Darlene King

Darlene King

Executive Director of Michigan Diversity Council
National Diversity Council

Agenda

8:45am - 9:00am Guest Arrive
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome/Introductions
9:15am - 9:40am Keynote Address
9:40am - 10:25am MRS Training
10:25am - 10:35am Break
10:35am - 10:45am Moderator/Panel Intro
10:45am - 11:45am Panel Discussion
11:45am - 12:00pm Q&A/Closing Remarks

Sponsors

Registration

You will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link 1-3 days prior to event.
Please make sure you check your spam folder. If you have not received your zoom invitation link please contact: Ivy Hunter at [email protected]

BRONZE SPONSOR

$1250
  • Designated as a Bronze Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Quarter-page ad in the printed event program
  • 2 tickets to the summit

SILVER SPONSOR

$2500
  • Designated as a Silver Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Half-page ad in the printed event program
  • 4 tickets to the summit

GOLD SPONSOR

$5000
  • Designated as an Gold Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Gold Sponsor(s) will be included in recognition of 50% event proceeds donation to the Ohio Stem Learning Network
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Full-page ad in the printed event program
  • 8 tickets to the summit

PRESENTING SPONSOR

$10000
  • Designated as Presenting Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials – limited to two co-title organizations
  • Presenting Sponsor(s) will be included in recognition of 50% event proceeds donation to the Ohio Stem Learning Network
  • Presenting Sponsor(s) will be listed on all nametags, table tents, and signage during the event
  • Receive a formal plaque as Presenting Sponsor of the event
  • An opportunity to have a representative from your organization provide remarks to open or close the event (10 minutes)
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Two full-page ads in the printed event program
  • 16 tickets to the summit

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