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Members Only – Disability Education: Staff Training

Learning session graphic with a blue and green color scheme. At the top right is the Disability & Philanthropy Forum logo next to text that reads "Learning Series." Below the logo is a color photo of session trainer Sarah Napoli. Below the photo is text that reads “disability education: staff training.” The date of the event was July 13, 2023 at 12:00pm ET.

Date: July 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

What does it mean to create a truly disability inclusive workplace? What barriers to accessibility may inherently exist in an organizational structure? Why is instituting disability education in diversity, equity, and inclusion training important?

As organizations seek to incorporate the Disability Inclusion Pledge into their everyday practice, staff training and education on disability is essential, yet often overlooked. Sarah Napoli, Learning Services Director at the Disability & Philanthropy Forum, presented an example of an introductory staff training on disability inclusion. This was a highly interactive members-only workshop using media, small and large group dialogues, and breakout rooms.

We covered key topics including:

Feedback from this session will support the Disability & Philanthropy Forum in developing a more comprehensive forum member training and learning journey.

About the Trainer

Sarah Napoli, Learning Services Director, Disability & Philanthropy Forum

Sarah Napoli is the Learning Services Director at the Disability & Philanthropy Forum. From 2019-2023, she acted as the lead disability inclusion project officer within the people and culture Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity team at Open Society foundations. She has over 20 years of experience teaching and conducting training on social justice and advocacy. She holds two MA degrees in social justice in intercultural relations and applied human rights. She identifies as a proud disabled person and enjoys chatting about Geek culture and her former life as a hip hop researcher and dancer. She has conducted workshops and training all over the USA and around the globe.

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