Lunch & Learn Session: Disability Employment Etiquette – Your Questions Answered

Information and registration ($10 including lunch) here. RSVP by 5 p.m., Friday, July 21st.

HR Certification Credit: 1.25 Credit HRCI & 1.25 Credit SHRM. 

    

Program Topic: Disability Employment Etiquette – Your Questions Answered

As more individuals with disabilities enter the workforce, many employers have questions about what the proper etiquette is when working with these individuals.  No one wants to feel like they have unknowingly made an offensive comment or were insensitive to another person.  The goal of any company should be to have a work environment that is comfortable for all employees and encourages them to perform at their highest level.

Session 3 seeks to address employer questions and interest in a comfortable and open format, while incorporating a panel of individuals with disabilities sharing their personal experiences in the workforce.

The purpose of this session is to help HR professionals and small business managers learn proper etiquette, sensitivity, and strategies for working with employees who have a disability.

  • General guidelines when working with employees with a disability.
  • Using the appropriate terminology and why it really does make a difference.
  • Strategies for working with specific disabilities.

This program will feature a presentation by Chris Sparrow, Able SC Upstate Employment Services Coordinator, followed by a panel of individuals with disabilities that work in the Greenville area. The format will include a Q & A discussion. We invite you to submit your questions in advance here.

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