The 20th Employment Supports Symposium
April 15th & 16th, 2020
Connecting Talent to Opportunity!
Symposium - Day 1
April 15th, 2020
Symposium Day-One At-A-Glance
April 15, 2020
Convene Cire Center
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
WELCOME / SPECIAL EVENT
8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Inspiring Mindful Creativity
~ Jim Donovan, Sun King Warriors ~
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
"Moving Forward: Full Accessibility & Inclusion in the Workplace"
~ A.J. Nanayakkara, Johns Hopkins Medicine ~
Morning Breakouts: 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
ADA Legal Rights & Responsibilities for Everyone West Forum
Jean Goldberg, EEOC
- This session will focus on the most common legal pitfalls and key best practices to avoid them. Whether you are a employer, employee, applicant job coach, or representative, this presentation will give you practical advice to navigate workplace rights and responsibilities under the ADA, as well as insights into current and trending issues.
Brainstorming Complex Supports Center Forum
Allison Smale, KenCrest Services
Using Music as a Self-Care Strategy for Mindfulness During Challenging Times East Forum
Jim Donovan, Sun King Warriors
- This is an interactive presentation filled with practical strategies your audience can use everyday to elicit calm, focus, and mindfulness - especially during the most challenging of times. The active use of music is scientifically proven to improve your mood, relive stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections. Musical experience is not required. Beginners are warmly welcomed and instruments are provided.
Integrating Employees with Disabilities Into Diverse Workforce Teams South Hub
A.J. Nanayakkara, Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Advancing Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a core value of many organizations. Inclusion is incomplete without individuals with disabilities, but disability inclusion is often understated and sometimes ignored in D&I initiatives Through Guidance specific to individuals with disabilities and broad cultural sensitivity best practices, this interactive discussion will show how disability concerns can be integrated into a broad diversity training. Attendees will receive practical guidance for how organizations can foster conhesion of diverse individuals within teams, including supporting colleagues with disabilities.
Staffing for Success! Effectively Utilizing Unique Staff Talents North Hub
Susan Schonfeld and Wendy Cowan, Community Integrated Services
- Artists, cooks, architects, farmers, salespeople, accountants, small business owners... what do all these have in common? They all are excellent Employment Support Professionals! Community Integrated Services has enjoyed tremendous success and earned recognition for locative practices, due largely to the contributions of its diverse 200-person staff. By looking beyond Human Services and utilizing a wide range of talents, we tap into the knowledge and social capital of a wide variety of fields, leading to incredible results for the people we serve. Jin us for a discussion on recruiting, training, retaining, and utilizing talented professionals for supported employment.
Box Lunch / Roundtable Discussion 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
"Digging Deeper" Roundtable Discussions
- Join us over lunch for roundtable discussions to "dig deeper" into the various topics of the day..
Early Afternoon Breakouts: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Incorporating Assistive Technology & Accommodations in the Workplace West Forum
Tracy Lapreziosa, Networks for Training and Development, Inc.
Getting Your Message Out to Everyone - Web Accessibility Center Forum
Janet Fiore, Sierra Group
Intersectionality, Disability, & Employment East Forum
Michael O'Bryan, Village Arts and Humanities
Diversity in Business in Philly - More Than a Checkbox South Hub
Panel Discussion Moderated by Theresia Kody, Networks for Training and Development, Inc.:
Ed Rogers, OFCCP; Kaela Blanks, Aramark, and more...
Confident Communicating North Hub
Sean O'Grady, Universum
- Learn how to get noticed. Confident Communicating is an interactive public speaking seminar designed to give you an edge during job interviews, internships, networking events, ad professional interactions. The ultimate result is enhanced interpersonal connections, and public speaking confidence.
Mid-Afternoon Breakouts: 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Developing a Culture That Works for Everyone West Forum
Jackie Linton, J.L. HR Solutions, LLC / Philly SHRM
Traumatic Brain Injury & Employment Center Forum
Moss Rehabilitation Center
Being Trauma-Informed in Employment East Forum
Michael O'Bryan, Village Arts and Humanities
Invisible Vs. Visible Disabilities On the Job South Hub
Self Advocacy Panel: Liz Humphrey, Andrew Vizuete, Suzanne Erb
Comcast's "Inclusive Design" Strategy North Hub
Tom Wlodowski, Comcast
Late Afternoon Breakouts: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Interviewing for Success! West Forum
PA CareerLink® Philadelphia
My Person Centered Planning Journey Center Forum
- This session explores one person's journey into Person Centered Planning and how it helped them achieve a better life. Liz will share how Person Centered Planning worked for her, and provided personal experiences and achievements through meetings with her circle of support.
PA CareerLink® - What Can We Do for You? North Hub
Panel Discussion moderated by Joe Cipolla, PA CareerLink Philadelphia®
- This panel discussion, moderated by Joe Cipolla, will include an overview of PA CareerLink® services, customer flow and engagement, employer engagement, connecting to WIOA services,and the role of the Disability Navigator.
Networking Receptions: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
20 in 2020 Networking Reception! The Gallery
Host: Theresia Kody, Networks for Training and Development, Inc.
Networking Reception - Networking BINGO! The Yards
Host: Nikita Arnett, Networks for Training and Development, Inc.