WEBINARS AND PODCASTS

LGBTBE Business Webinars and Video Resources During COVID-19

NGLCC

For Webinar questions, email NGLCC here

This page is dedicated to our network of exceptional, innovative Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers in the NGLCC network. Here you will find information on business development webinars and trainings; online matchmakers, both B2B and corporate; support with drafting capability statements and RFPs; and much, much more to help our businesses and community stay strong and ready for the year ahead.

For funding and economic relief information, click here.

Additionally, many NGLCC local affiliate chambers have regional information an economic recovery opportunities available.

To find your closest local affiliate, click here.


Making the Virtual Workplace Accessible: Podcast

The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)’s  latest Future of Work podcast episode features PEAT co-director Josh Christianson as he discusses how employers can make the virtual workplace accessible.

The Future of Work podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of the PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people with disabilities.​

Visit Workology’s Website by clicking here. 

During the interview, Josh mentions several resources that employers may find helpful as they pursue making the virtual workplace more accessible:

Buy IT!

Buy IT! is an online resource that helps employers and their purchasing staff build accessibility and usability into their information and communication technology (ICT) procurement processes.

Click here to go to Buy It’s Website


Staff Training Resources

PEAT’s Staff Training resource features information you’ll need to train employees in order to ensure inclusive technology practices within your workplace.

Click here to access the Staff Training resources 

Talentworks

TalentWorks is a series of resources that help employers and HR professionals make their eRecruiting technologies accessible to all job seekers—including those with disabilities.

To access Talentworks’ resources, click here 

Listen to the complete interview with Josh by clicking here.


Eliminating Algorithmic Bias in Hiring and Employment: Podcast

One of the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)’s recent Future of Work podcast episodes features Steve Feyer, Director of Product Marketing for Eightfold AI, a leading HR technology company focused on talent acquisition and management, as he discusses Eightfold’s approach to reducing algorithmic bias and the steps that employers can take to do the same.

The Future of Work podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of the PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people with disabilities.

During the interview, Workology’s Jessica Miller-Merrell notes that 2020 was the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and she asks Steve what emerging workplace trends or technologies he thinks will have the biggest impact on people with disabilities in the next 30 years. Here is what Steve said:

“Well, I think there are two very important trends. The first, naturally, is artificial intelligence. By taking bias out of the equation as much as possible, we are enabling the decision makers to focus on what people are actually able to…and really focus on their potential rather than any personal characteristics that are irrelevant. I think this is so important because people with disabilities have that right to work. And frankly, I think organizations are obligated to do everything they can to realize that right that everybody has. But I think another important trend is the rise of accessibility technology. Voice assistants, screen readers and all these other kinds of accessibility technologies now live in our pocket. And they work really well. So I’m hopeful that these types of technologies will make it possible for more and more people with disabilities to participate fully in every kind of activity, every community in the workplace.”

Listen to the complete interview with Steve on the PEAT website.


The Job Accommodation Network Webcast Series

The Job Accommodation Network is holding a free monthly webcast series.

This webcast will be covering an array of subjects monthly such as inclusion in the workplace, ADA compliancy, mental health, accommodation requests, and many more.

Click here to register for the webcasts.

 


Inclusive Apprenticeships: Shaping Your Community’s Workforce

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Join PIA on Wednesday, July 21 at 2:00 pm ET for our first webinar—Inclusive Apprenticeships: Shaping Your Community’s Workforce. Communities across the country are turning to apprenticeship programs to build a skilled workforce. When these programs are designed to be inclusive, they can support your local organizations as they build more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplaces. In this webinar, you will learn about the steps two communities have taken to expand opportunities for their residents (including people with disabilities) by shaping apprenticeship programs that place inclusion at the forefront. We will explore:

The Ticket into Tech apprenticeship program in San Luis Obispo County preparing tech talent, with the goal of creating head-of-household careers in the tech industry through upskilling or reskilling. This inclusive program is ahead of schedule in achieving its goal of creating 2,000 head-of-household jobs in the San Luis Obispo region by 2025.

Café Reconcile, a model of inclusive apprenticeship in New Orleans which is focused on providing opportunities to the city’s young people – no matter their barriers – by operating a culinary apprenticeship program where an estimated 20% of participants have a disability.

Register Here

Air Force Civilian Service

Air Force Civilian Service

Lumen

Lumen

Verizon

Verizon

Leidos

Upcoming Events

  1. 2021 ERG & Council Conference
    September 15, 2021 - September 17, 2021
  2. The Arc’s 2021 National Convention
    September 27, 2021 - September 29, 2021

Upcoming Events

  1. 2021 ERG & Council Conference
    September 15, 2021 - September 17, 2021
  2. The Arc’s 2021 National Convention
    September 27, 2021 - September 29, 2021