Webinar – Disability-Inclusive Hiring
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2024
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
While there are more than 61 million adults with disabilities in the United States, only 21.3% of people with disabilities are employed – a stark contrast to the 65.4% of people without disabilities who are employed. Within the philanthropic sector, CHANGE Philanthropy’s 2022 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report found that people with disabilities working in philanthropy increased from 6.3% in 2018 to 23.1% in 2022.
To encourage this growth, we must create a culture of inclusiveness and access in our workplaces. How can philanthropy make recruiting, onboarding, and retention practices inviting and accessible for disabled candidates?
This webinar will cover topics including:
- The importance of modifying the hiring process based on candidates’ access needs.
- Examples of how to create an inclusive job listing for candidates with disabilities.
- The importance of disability representation in interview boards and hiring committees.
CART will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This free webinar is presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.
Moderator: Kym Eisner, Executive Director, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Kym Eisner is the Executive Director of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. The Foundation’s vision is that individuals with spinal cord injuries, and those who care for them, live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities. Their work includes spinal cord injury research, creating opportunity and independence, psychosocial research, scholarships and fellowships, assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, and arts, sports and recreation. Prior to working with the scientific and disability communities, she worked with both emerging and established non-profits as well as serving on numerous boards focusing on education, social services, health system infrastructure and the arts.