The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) will hold our quarterly business meeting on August 21st and 22nd at the Region 17 Education Service Center on 1111 W Loop 289 in Lubbock. GCPD welcomes public comment on both days pertaining to topics of importance to Texans with disabilities. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in person at the meeting, or through written testimony provided in advance and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a great interactive discussion with EARN and Job Accommodation Network. Held at Goodwill Industries International, Inc., we heard University of Texas at Dallas and others talk about technology and other key issues as they impact the employment of people with disabilities in a discussion moderated by Derek Shields.
You can view the presentations on our website.You can download PDFs of the presentations here:
Disability and the Future of Inclusion@Work: A Community Discussion
Kamala Kannan, Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.
Disability and the Future of Work
Richard K. Scotch, Ph.D., Charles McConnel and Jeannie Alpert
University of Texas at Dallas
A presentation on research by Dr. Richard Scotch and his colleagues from the University of Texas at Dallas regarding employment issues faced by people with disabilities.
Shaping the Future of Inclusion@Work
Derek Shields, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion
A facilitated discussion regarding the research findings and how employers can adopt policies and practices to enable talent acquisition, on-boarding and development to capture, retain and advance a more disability-inclusive workforce. The discussion will revolve around moving the model of effective strategies that have worked to date further, creating Inclusion@Work 3.0. Themes to be included: automation’s impact, moving beyond entry level, and recent trends from around the country… employee resource groups, Autism@Work, Spectrum Designs, customized integrated employment, and more.
April 23, 2019, 1 – 3 pm
Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.
3020 N. Westmoreland Road, Dallas, TX 75212
We have confirmed the HR credits for our upcoming education even “Disability Inclusion at Work” are pre-approved. We have also confirmed, lunch will be from Central Market. Registration is required so sign up and get it on your calendar today.
We have confirmed almost 60 DFW employers!
Adolphus Hotel • Albertsons/Tom Thumb • Allied Universal Security • American Airlines • Aramark • AT&T • Atmos Energy • Auto Zone • Bank of America • Baylor Scott & White Health • BBVA Compass Bank • BlueCross BlueShield of TX • Capital One Bank • Children's Medical Center • Cigna Healthcare • City of Dallas • Comerica Bank • CVS Health • Dallas County Sheriff's Dept. • Dal-Tile • Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas • FedEx Express • GM Financial • Goodwill Industries of Dallas • Hewlett Packard • Hilton Hotels • Home Depot • Hyatt Hotels • J.C.Penney • Korn Ferry • KPMG • Kroger Food Stores • La Quinta Hotels • LAZ Parking • Lennox International • Lockheed Martin • Lowe's • Marriott Starwood Hotels • Methodist Health System • North Central Texas Council of Governments • Omni Hotels & Resorts • Raytheon • Remington Hotels • Sodexo • Southwest Airlines • Starbucks Coffee • State Farm • Texas Instruments • Toyota • Union Pacific Railroad • University of N. Texas System • University of Texas at Dallas • US Attorney's Office/Northern Texas • UT Southwestern Medical Center • Vizient, Inc. • Walgreens • Wells Fargo Bank • WinCo Foods
We were pleased to be able to award HRCI and SHRM credits to 50+ HR professionals who attended our Education Seminar on Inclusion at Work.
Thank you to our speakers Derek Shields and Julia Méndez, everyone who supported this year's education seminar, and a special thank you to AT&T for hosting the class.