Decoding the Mystery of Disability Employment, Session IV. Disability Employment – A Map for Success

October 24, 2017 - October 24, 2017
11:30 AM EDT to 1:00 PM EDT
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Greenville Tech Center for Manufacturing Innovation
575 Millennium Blvd
Greenville, SC 29607

RSVP by 5 p.m., Friday, October 20th.

Registration cost: $10 and includes lunch.

This Lunch & Learn Series covers successful strategies for employing individuals with disabilities. The series is designed for human resource professionals and small business managers.

HR Certification Credit is approved for 1.25 SHRM PDCs and 1.25 HRCI general credit hours.


Program Topic:  Disability Employment – A Map for Success

Businesses know the benefits of infusing diversity and inclusion strategies throughout their corporate culture but they aren't always aware of the competitive advantage that may be gained by employing people with disabilities. And, they can be dissuaded by the perceived risks associated with this segment of the labor pool. It's true that among people with disabilities, unemployment rates are twice as high as rates among the general population. At the same time, people with disabilities have better overall employment retention outcomes and similar productivity outcomes when compared to their non-disabled counterparts.

In an environment where businesses are desperate for dedicated workers and lower turnover, developing strategies to employ people with disabilities who can meet productivity goals is a win-win for businesses and the communities in which they operate. This presentation will:

  1. Concisely map out how businesses can successfully recruit and hire individuals with disabilities.
  2. Clarify the roles of HR, operations, and corporate leadership in establishing and maintaining a successful disability employment strategy.
  3. Provide HR with strategies to make the business case for inclusion of people with disabilities.

Participants will leave knowing how to establish a disability employment initiative, steps to follow to make the initiative a reality, and where to get help along the way.

Speakers: Laura S. Bogardus, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP and Dale Thompson

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations after the deadline date are subject to the meeting fee payment ($10). Please direct questions to

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$10.00 Lunch & Learn Ticket - GSHRM Members

$10.00 Lunch & Learn Ticket - Guests