32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion: Capitalizing on the Talents and Skills of Veterans, Aging Workers and Employees with Disabilities

60-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S5-D
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: L100D
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Judy Young, Cornell University


Inclusion goes beyond employing individuals with diverse backgrounds to building a culture of engagement and respect. Organizational policies and practices affect the way this message is communicated and implemented. Using a case study exercise focusing on aging workers, veterans and employees with disabilities, this interactive session will provide tools and strategies for mitigating unconscious bias and increase cultural competence.

Participants will learn effective communication skills and best practices for leveraging the talents, innovation and creativity of all employees inclusive of age, veteran status and disability. They will also gain insight and appreciation of the multiple diversity dimensions within these groups to enhance their awareness and promote the practice of inclusion beyond illusion.

Learning Outcomes
  • Gain tools for applying inclusion practices that capitalize on the skills of aging workers, veterans and employees with disabilities
  • Learn about bias and its impact on employment decisions related to age, disability and veteran status
  • Apply these tools through an interactive case study

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®
2211 Riverside Ave, CB 54
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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