Persons with disabilities represent one of the most valuable albeit underutilized groups of applicants and employees today. In this highly interactive session Dr. Richard Pimentel and Milt Wright will conduct three interactive awareness exercises from the highly rated “WINDMILLS: Changing the Perception of Ability” employment training program to help participants learn how they can influence and contribute to their organization's people management strategy.
The exercises include:
- Pick a Disability: this interactive exercise explores how our attitudes and beliefs about disabilities can impact on the employment and management decisions we make about persons with disabilities. The exercise provides guidelines for focusing on the person with the disability rather than on the person’s disability when making employment related decisions.
- Disability Poker: This exercise demonstrates how supervisors and managers can more effectively communicate with employees with disabilities who may have accommodation needs on the job. Provides common sense examples of how employers can engage in the “interactive communication process” as required in the ADAAA.
- Disability Fact or Fiction: this questionnaire handout with detailed answers explores myths, beliefs and stereotypes many people have about persons with disabilities and provides guidelines for language, etiquette, and interaction with persons with disabilities in the workplace.
About Our Speakers:
Dr. Richard Pimentel, Senior Partner with Milt Wright & Associates, is an acknowledged authority on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). His training has not only successfully enabled managers and supervisors to participate in cost reduction initiatives and implementation of policies and procedures to reduce work site accidents and re-injuries, but has also helped employers dispel stereotypes and embrace diversity.
Milt Wright is an acknowledged expert in initiating successful partnerships between corporations, government, and employment training programs. A few of his clients include: AT&T, General Motors, IBM, and Marriott!
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
8:45 am to 11:00 am (registration begins at 8:15 am)
Hawaii Employers Council ~ Kahili Room
Members - $30.00
Non-Members - $50.00
Registration fee includes continental breakfast.
This program has been pre-approved for 2.0 General Credits for HRCI and 2.0 PDCs for SHRM
Click here to download the registration form to submit with check payment. Payment must accompany registration.
2682 Waiwai Loop
Honolulu, HI 96819