February 24, 2021
Wise Wedesday Webinars:
A Conversation with Employers: Walgreens, Kaiser Permanente, Rachel’s Ginger Beer and MOD Pizza
with Lisa Latchford
Featuring: Nicholas Hoekema, Yuki Schumacher, Mercedes Hoener, Amy Weber, Eric Cheung and Andrew Harman
Join us for a facilitated panel of Champion employers. Each employer will bring examples and stories, ideas, and highlight how their diverse workforce includes people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. Come join the conversation. These passionate employers would be delighted to answer your questions.
Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):
- Overview of panel member’s roles at their companies, and their interface with supported employment.
- Highlight how work has changed for panel companies during Covid
- Advice to employment consultants navigating online climate.
- Insight on how best to approach employers when job developing.
- Attendees will understand & become more empowered to build relationships with employers during this time of uncertainty.
- What innovative approaches employers are using with accommodations and universal design?
- Learn how strong relationships lead to customized jobs.
- Learn how these employers are creating a diverse work force
Do you require an accommodation, materials in alternate format or have inquiries about accessibility in this event? If so, please reach out to [email protected] no later than 5pm Friday prior to this webinar. Due to the short turnaround of our webinar series we are unable to accommodate same day requests. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.
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There are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free.
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Lisa Latchford is passionate about supporting employment professionals and organizations with raising the bar for great employment achievements. She firmly believes that everyone can contribute their skills and gifts in their own communities. She is currently the President of Fox Associates and teaches for Highline Community College, Certification Program for Employment Specialists. She has over twenty-five years’ experience in the field of developmental disabilities and offers technical assistance consulting services in the following areas: assisting businesses with customized job development strategies, person centered planning to assess abilities, interests and strategies leading to successful employment, accommodation and universal design using high and low tech working tools to increase independence and employability, job coaching, systematic instruction techniques, developing natural supports and fading strategies, life coaching for when things outside of work affect our work success, assessment and discovery strategies, positive behavior support work plans, interview preparation with portfolios and visual resumes, communicating and strategizing with individuals and their teams to achieve specific employment goals in their IEP or Employment plan.