Employment First Webcast is April 19th!

  • Register now for the April 19, 2017 Employment First Webcast

    Join us for this free, one hour webcast titled: The Little Things That Make A Difference – Employer Panel.

    In this panel presentation we will discuss the small accommodations that can make a big difference when creating an inclusive and inviting workplace.

    We will gain insight into accommodations employers can make/have made, like:
    •    Preparing co-workers
    •    Adjusting hours of work
    •    Modifying job duties

    Our employer panelists will share strategies that worked, and also those that didn’t work so well.

    The panel will include a representative from EmployAbilities as well as several employer representatives from small and large organizations around Alberta.

    AGENDA:
    Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MST
    Speakers: Sandy Doucet, Francisco Lopez, Mark Farr and Jon Garland
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    Format: Moderated Panel Discussion
    Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
    Q&A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality

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    SPEAKER BIOS:
    Sandy is responsible for recruiting and hiring staff throughout BC, AB, and SK for the Clean Harbors Lodging Division as a Training Consultant. She has held executive positions where she worked with organizations to employ and recruit persons with disabilities.

    Francisco is Operations Manager for SPUD.CA in Edmonton.  He has a degree in Business Management and joined Spud shortly after arriving in Canada in March 2016.

    Mark is a Disability Diversity Consultant at the City of Edmonton.
    His role is to educate City Managers to focus on abilities instead of disabilities and create work experience opportunities within the City of Edmonton for individuals with disabilities.

    Jon is Employment Development Supervisor at EmployAbilities.  He has 25 years of experience working with the Edmonton business community and individuals with disabilities securing employment opportunities and creating awareness of the ability of the abilities of persons with disabilities.

    PREVIOUS WEBCASTS NOW ONLINE!
    You can watch the full videos of the previous webcasts on the Alberta Employment First Website.

    ABOUT THE STRATEGY & THESE WEBCASTS
    This session is part of an ongoing series of Learning Webcasts for Employment of Persons with Disabilities, part of Alberta’s Employment First Strategy.

    The Alberta Employment First Strategy focuses on ensuring that Albertans with disabilities have access to and are supported in meaningful job opportunities that contribute to a rich and fulfilling life. With these webcasts, we hope to provide a forum for open dialogue to discuss issues around employment for individuals with disabilities. These sessions are intended to spark the collective imagination of individuals, families, agencies, and employers on how we can all work collaboratively to create inclusive workplaces and communities.