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Concurrent Session
Why We Cringe at the Word 'Accommodation'
In-Person and Virtual Wednesday 11/01/2023 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn of how ADA truly impacts employers, how to determine essential functions, and how to implement a sound accommodation process 

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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Many companies do not understand the Americans with Disabilities Act and how to apply it to the roles in their organization. The failure to understand how to evaluate the essential functions of a role and how to determine accommodations under the ADA can be costly. Therefore, it is imperative for organizations to understand the ADA, how to evaluate jobs within their organization, and how to work through the accommodation process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how ADA truly impacts employers.
  • Evaluate a position to determine the essential functions and why that's critical.
  • Review what a 'qualified individual' is under ADA.
  • Hear how to design and implement a compliant ADA accommodation process.

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

Lorrie Coffey, SHRM-SCP Photo
Lorrie Coffey, SHRM-SCP, Talent Management Consultant,
Horizon Point Consulting, Inc.