NEWS RELEASE: OOD to Host Inclusive Employer Handbook Webinar Series for Employers

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OOD to Host Inclusive Employer Handbook Webinar Series for Employers

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(COLUMBUS, OH) — Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) today announced the “Inclusive Employer Handbook,” a five-part webinar series to help employers create and sustain a disability-inclusive workplace.

“Ohioans with disabilities can offer innovative perspectives, problem-solving skills, and other strengths that can help businesses be more productive and competitive,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “Hiring individuals with disabilities as part of your team is a win-win for employers and employees.”

“We’re a resource to help Ohio employers leverage a unique talent pool and create disability-inclusive workplaces,” said Kevin Miller, OOD Director. “The series will help employers better understand how to meet business goals and positively impact workplaces by including individuals with disabilities.”

The webinar series corresponds with Governor DeWine’s Executive Order 2019-03D, which established Ohio as a Disability Inclusion State and Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities, OOD’s Inclusive Employer Toolkit, and the Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award criteria. The series will conclude with an Accessibility Hour to answer frequently asked questions from the previous four webinars.

January 20, 2022: Inclusive Workplace

February 16, 2022: Recruiting, Hiring, and Supporting Employees

March 23, 2022: Workplace Accommodations

April 21, 2022: Workplace Accessibility

May 19, 2022: Accessibility Hour

All webinars begin at 10 a.m. and will be Microsoft Teams Live events. Each webinar will be recorded and archived for future viewing. Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits will be available for attendees of the live broadcast. More information, including the link to join, can be found here.

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OOD is the state agency responsible for empowering Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. www.OOD.Ohio.Gov