Introducing the Employer Demand Toolkit: Inclusive Culture and the Workplace

Introducing the Employer Demand Toolkit: Inclusive Culture and the Workplace

Return to Employer Toolkit Original Date: Wednesday, February 22
Sponsor: Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

“Inclusive Culture and the Workplace” is the first of two webinars introducing the Demand Side Employer Project Toolkit and Resources. The second part of the series is “Employees with Disabilities: Recruitment, Hiring and Training” .



Creating an Inclusive Culture within the workplace is a collaborative effort. When a climate of respect, equity and positive recognition of differences for all employees is cultivated, true diversity can be achieved. In sum, the development of an inclusive workplace culture represents a win-win scenario for workers with and without disabilities, and for employers.

This webinar will define what an Inclusive Culture is, its core values of Representation, Receptivity and Fairness; and the three elements integral to its creation. The panel will explore the impact that Universal Design; Recruitment, Training and Advancement opportunities; and Workplace Accommodations and Accessibility policies and practices have in successfully integrating the workplace for all people. The impact of management on the inclusion of employees with disabilities and the benefits of an inclusive workplace culture will also be discussed. Panelists will welcome questions from webinar attendees during the presentation.

An Inclusive Culture Checklist and Job Satisfaction Survey are two tools that employers and interested participants can utilize to assess their own workplace and measure how inclusive their culture already is.

You are invited to provide feedback in response to the Employer Demand webinars. Your survey responses will assist the Burton Blatt Institute in improving its technical assistance activities.

Your participation is entirely voluntary. The survey is confidential and will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

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U.S Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Grant No. H133A060033.