Practicing Inclusion in the Workplace

Veridian Credit Union is a champion for inclusion within our organization, and throughout the communities we serve.    We will share how inclusion is at the forefront of our hiring practices, staff training, products, services and community partnerships.  You will leave with ideas on how to be the future by integrating inclusive business practices to provide equity and opportunity for people with significant disabilities.  As a result of this session participants will be able to: • Integrate hiring strategies that create a workforce for people of all abilities  • Discuss best practices in inclusive hiring  • Respond effectively to perceived barriers when considering an individual with significant disabilities for employment   • Describe the mutual benefits of an inclusive workplace  • Identify ways your business can collaborate with community organizations that focus on inclusion  • Advocate for inclusive business practices to provide equity and opportunity for people with significant disabilities  • Develop an inclusive marketing plan   • Identify best practices in advocating for inclusion throughout your community  This summarizes our learning objectives that will be shared.

Jean Trainor, Neil Francois, Sherry Etringer, Angie Weekley, Michele Stiles, Holly Wegter