WEBINARS AND PODCASTS

LGBTBE Business Webinars and Video Resources During COVID-19

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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.

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

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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.

Next-Level Accommodation and ADA Challenges

Thursday January 13, 2022
The job accommodation and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance bar has risen to expert level, requiring a higher level of competence, ADA analysis, and engagement in the interactive accommodation process. Level up your ADA and accommodation game by learning practical ways to master complex accommodation and ADA situations involving engaging in the interactive process, addressing performance issues, modifying workplace policies, managing leave and attendance, and providing reasonable accommodations in a post pandemic world.

ADA and Accommodation Lessons Learned: Stay at Work/Return to Work Edition

Thursday February 10, 2022
Stay at Work/Return to Work (SAW/RTW) initiatives are designed to retain valued employees and enhance productivity. These initiatives can include temporary or permanent job accommodations such as modified scheduling, job restructuring, transitional work, and reassignment. Various employment laws can interplay when navigating SAW/RTW situations, making it challenging for employers to know best business practices. Join JAN Consultants for a discussion about lessons learned and practical Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidance related to various RTW/SAW issues.

Accommodation Solutions for Executive Functioning Deficits

Thursday March 10, 2022
Executive functions are high-level mental processes or abilities that influence and direct more basic abilities like attention and memory. Join JAN Cognitive/Neurological Team consultants Melanie Whetzel and Alexis Popa for a discussion about accommodation solutions that address limitations affecting attention, time management, memory, hyperactivity/impulsivity, and getting to work on time.

Click here to register for the webcasts.


From Day One Conferences:

From Day One is pleased to invite you to our upcoming events. Our weekly webinars are complimentary to attend and range from 60 to 90 minutes each.

  • Addressing the Well-being Crisis to Avoid the Turnover Tsunami
    January 11,2022 2PM (EST)
    As employees and organizations struggle through the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic, just one in five employees say they feel a strong sense of well-being. This represents a significant risk to employers as productivity suffers, while absenteeism and turnover skyrocket. Hear from Natalie Baumgartner, PhD, on the latest research from Achievers Workforce Institute and learn about the risks employers face and what you can do about it. From a concerning disconnect between HR and employees to the close relationship between well-being and retention, this webinar is a must-see for the people-oriented leader. You’ll learn three practical steps to improve employee well-being that you can start applying in your organization today
    Register Here

  • Conscious Coaching: Getting in Touch With the Emotional Factors
    January 20, 2022 2PM (EST)
    Insightful leaders recognize that coaching is not just about strategies and tactics, but about the employee’s mindset, well-being, and resilience. Without getting into psychotherapy, how can coaching be applied in a more holistic way, giving more personalized guidance? Can this approach bring benefits for the whole organization, including a greater sense of inclusion and engagement?
    Register Here

  • Closing the Access Gap to Build a More Diverse Tech Workforce
    January 25, 2022 2PM (EST)
    Despite efforts to provide greater access to under-appreciated prospects, employers still complain about an inadequate talent pipeline. Where has progress been made–and where is it lagging? What are the hiring trends saying about solutions? Is the bar for entry rising or falling? Since only a small percentage of applicants make it through the process to a technical interview, is it time to loosen the pedigree standards? What are the culture obstacles and structural barriers–and how can they be broken down? Among employers, which methods produce the best results in achieving diversity goals?
    Register Here

  • Making Sustainability Part of Your Corporate Culture
    January 27, 2022 – 2PM (EST)
    As more companies make pledges toward net zero emissions, they’ll need whole-company strategies to meet those ambitious goals. How can HR and ESG leaders marshal the resources in their organizations to create a culture of innovation and urgency about changing how their companies do business? What practices are in play at the companies that have moved most quickly toward net zero?
    Register Here

  • Making Benefits Work for Women in Your Workplace
    Feb 1, 2022 2PM (EST)
    In the midst of the Great Resignation, employers face the challenge of retaining and attracting women in the workplace. According to a McKinsey survey, one in three women are considering leaving the workforce or downshifting their careers due to the pandemic. What can HR and business leaders do to provide better, individualized support? How can employers implement inclusive benefits that ensure sustainable value to women in the workplace? Join us to learn how more personalized benefits can help turn this mass exodus around.
    Register Here

  • How Employers Can Support Workers in Their Caregiving Roles
    February 3, 2022 2PM (EST)
    When companies make an intentional effort to help employees with caregiving responsibilities, everyone benefits. Yet every family’s health care needs are different, many with complex or chronic conditions. How can employers help workers navigate these often complicated challenges, as well as advocate for them? And what are the potential benefits for the company in terms of worker retention, productivity, and progress in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion?
    Register Here

  • Making Health Care More Inclusive for All Your Employees
    February 15th, 2022 2PM (EST)
    Even within one organization, employees may have uneven access to health care. This disparity can hamper their physical and mental well-being, as might income, education, geography, and other social determinants. How can employers ensure the health care access they provide is equitable and personalized, including helpful benefits navigation, care coordination and new tools such as telemedicine? And what can companies do to mitigate the crisis of deferred care caused by the pandemic?
    Register Here


Accessibility: Using Technology While Blind

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Spend your evening with CMD-IT! We’re hosting a two-part “Accessibility: Using Technology While Blind” webinar. The two sessions will be held on Wednesday, December 8, and Wednesday, January 12, 2022. It’s a great opportunity to learn through the perspective of blind technologists and how they navigate the Internet and other technology with assistive technology.

Register Here


Sustainability and Diversity: The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

January 25, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

What is sustainable purchasing and why is now the time to focus on sustainable purchasing practices? The NUDC invites you to attend our first webinar of 2022, which will be led by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.

During this webinar, we will hear from Joan Kerr, former NUDC Vice Chair, and SPLC’s CEO Sarah O’Brien as they discuss how the SPLC prioritizes opportunities to influence the social, environmental and economic life cycle impacts of purchased goods and services. They will also discuss the existing leadership standards and approaches that address these priorities.

This webinar is ideal for chief procurement officers, supplier diversity managers, diverse suppliers and utility executives.

Register Here


The State of Equity and Advancement in Technology by Telle Whitney

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Telle Whitney, a co-founder of the Grace Hopper Conferences and former CEO of AnitaB.org, gathered data from over 1,000 tech employees. The results reveal that experiences and advancement vary widely based on gender, race/ethnicity, and disability status. Tune in to hear from Telle and our leadership team about the survey results on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Register Here


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Upcoming Events

  1. From Day One
    January 18, 2022
  2. City Career Fair
    January 19, 2022 - November 4, 2022
  3. From Day One
    February 9, 2022
  4. The Small Business Expo–Multiple Event Dates
    February 17, 2022 - December 1, 2022
  5. From Day One
    February 22, 2022

Upcoming Events

  1. From Day One
    January 18, 2022
  2. City Career Fair
    January 19, 2022 - November 4, 2022
  3. From Day One
    February 9, 2022
  4. The Small Business Expo–Multiple Event Dates
    February 17, 2022 - December 1, 2022
  5. From Day One
    February 22, 2022