Employing People with Disabilities: A Business Perspective


Employing People with Disabilities: A Business Perspective is a self-paced online course designed for employers who want solutions to increasing disability workplace diversity. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be better able to build a more diverse and inclusive culture by implementing a number of practical and forward-thinking strategies.


Katherine McCary, President, C5 Consulting
Martha Artiles, Executive Vice President, C5 Consulting

Topics Covered

The Business Case for Disability Inclusion: examines how to make the business case to leverage existing diversity and inclusion practices to include disability, and expand disability inclusion to all aspects of your organization.

Building an Inclusive Culture: provides information about diversity and a culture of inclusion. Strategies to create a more inclusive corporate culture and key tools to leverage are also provided.

Building the Talent Pipeline: provides you with the knowledge and information necessary to focus on building a pipeline to recruit and build talent.

Advancing a Disability Inclusive Culture Through Onboarding and Mentoring: enhances your understanding of onboarding and mentoring programs and their benefits. Tips for starting programs are also provided.

Disability 101: covers language use, etiquette, and how you can communicate with an individual with a disability that is both respectful and appropriate. It also describes some unconscious biases that affect our perceptions about individuals with disabilities and dispels common myths with facts.

Hiring Managers: What You Need to Know: describes the priorities of the hiring manager and offers interview tips for candidates with disabilities. How to handle an accommodation request is also examined.

Making Reasonable Accommodations Successful: explains reasonable accommodation and walks you through the interactive process. Examples of high tech and low tech reasonable accommodations are also provided.

The Legal Landscape for Disability Inclusion: offers an overview of the laws and regulations in place and how they affect you in your organization.

Who Should Enroll

  • Professionals tasked with designing and/or implementing a workplace diversity program
  • HR Generalists
  • HR Managers
  • Senior HR
  • Business Leaders
  • Directors or Educators of Workplace Diversity
  • Hiring Managers
  • Employers who want to review their organization's diversity and inclusion practices
  • Federal Contractors
  • Small Business Owners
  • Others