[Webinar] The Power of Disability Inclusion

October 28th, 2:00 pm ET
DirectEmployers Association
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DirectEmployers Association

October 28th, 2021
2:00 PM ET

It’s no surprise that people with disabilities can make valuable contributions to the U.S. economy. In fact, a recent report found that companies with strong disability inclusion programs see increased shareholder returns and outperform their peers. To create a disability inclusive environment, we must examine the subtle messages we send to one another in the workplace. These messages can cause us to feel connected or disconnected, engaged or disengaged, included or excluded. Additionally, we must examine organizational structures for avoidable subjectivity and change them to be more objective. This unique workshop will address unconscious bias and system changes from the perspective of disability inclusion, ultimately allowing attendees to:

  • Develop a greater understanding of the power of disability inclusion
  • Examine micro-inequities and unconscious bias that limit the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace
  • Learn to harness the power of micro-behaviors to become model employers of people with disabilities
  • Discuss best practices that are revolutionizing the workforce around the world

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Michael Murray

Chief Relationship Officer @GT Independence

Michael Murray is the Chief Relationship Officer for GT Independence. In his role, Michael manages $340 million dollars in Medicaid funding, ensuring people with disability receive the services they desire in their community. Through oversight of business development, government relations, marketing, innovation and corporate social responsibility departments, Michael drives a powerful network for change. Michael’s lifelong drive for inclusion is fueled by his experience as a person with a learning disability and ADHD. Previously, Michael was the Director of the Employer Policy at the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. Michael’s tenure in the federal Government also included serving as the Deputy Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Before joining OPM, Michael was the Chief Operating Officer for the American Association of People with Disabilities.

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