Bridging
the gap

between employment service professionals, job seekers with disabilities and business

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WHAT IS DIVERSITY PARTNERS?

The goal of the Diversity Partners project is to "repair the bridge" between labor supply and demand.

Online Toolboxes for Frontline Staff

  • Over a dozen modules in 6 topical areas
  • Self-assessment, guided learning, tools and resources

Resources & Tools for Organizational Leaders

  • Strategies to build a high quality employment program that is focsed on emloyer relationships
  • Worksheets and guides to help develop sustainable organizational change

Technical Assistance & Training

  • In-person or web-based
  • On demand from staff and faculty at Cornell's Yang-Tan Institute

“I believe [Diversity Partners] is a really innovative, up-to-date and necessary/valuable approach to the work we do and our constituents!”

– Employment Specialist at Capabilities, Inc., a disability service provider.

WHO SHOULD USE DIVERSITY PARTNERS?

Workforce Development

Workforce development leaders and frontline staff can improve their ability to serve job seekers with disabilities well. The goal is to develop an “ideal pathway” for job seekers with disabilities through workforce development programs and services.

Disability Service Providers

Disability service providers can improve business acumen and messaging to employers, and improve their value proposition to the business community. Leaders can learn how to create organizational capacity for business partnership strategies.

Staffing Firms

Frontline staff will learn more about customers with disabilities, and the rights and responsibilities of job seekers and the employers of record. Leaders will learn why a pipeline of qualified candidates with disabilities may be a value-add for certain corporate clients.

EVENTS

Come join us for the following events:

  • SEPTEMBER 25 - SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 | ONLINE

    Employer engagement: Meeting needs, adding value

    Time: September 25, 2017 2:00-3:00pm Eastern

    As an Employment Service Professional, you are charged with meeting the needs of both employers and job seekers. Join Diversity Partners faculty Jeffrey Tamburo, to learn more about the importance of enhancing your value to employers in order to establish and sustain relationships. Then hear from Michelle Krefft, Resource Manager for Business Services for Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, as she describes her real world experiences with employers, along with strategies to assess and meet the needs of businesses.

    Registration: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=6430

Visit our archive page for recordings and downloadable materials from previous events