Events to help recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 7, 2014  


The Office of Institutional Equity is offering several opportunities in recognition and celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). 

NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "Expect. Employ. Empower."  

To register for a session(s), click on the links provided on the event titles below.

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act Briefing
Supervisor session – Schedule #15606
Friday (Oct. 10). 10:15-11:45 a.m. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building, Room 205
This session is designed to provide supervisors with a better understanding of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act, their responsibilities at Purdue, how to recognize requests for reasonable accommodations, and campus resources that can assist with reasonable accommodation requests.

Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
Oct. 14 (T). 10-11 a.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1011.
During this workshop, supervisors will learn benefits, tips, tools and resources to recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans and individuals with disabilities. Co-presented with Human Resources-Talent Acquisition.

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act Briefing
General session – Schedule #15607
Oct. 20 M). 3:15-4:45 p.m. Neil Armstrong Hall, Room 1021
This session is designed to provide participants with a better understanding of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act, employees' responsibilities at Purdue, how to interact with employees with disabilities, and campus resources that can assist with reasonable accommodation requests.

ADA Audio Conference
Oct. 21 (T). 2-3:30 p.m. Young Hall, Room B64.
This session is the first of the 2014-15 ADA Audio Conference Series presented by the Great Lakes ADA and Accessible IT Center. The program is designed to offer individuals advanced information on various ADA-related issues. 

Cover Letter and Resume Writing Workshop for Purdue Jobs
Oct. 22 (W). 2-3 pm. Peirce Hall, Room 277.
Cover letter and resume-writing tips, guidance and resources will be provided during this session to assist veterans and individuals with disabilities to increase potential employment at Purdue and promotional opportunities for current Purdue employees. Co-presented with Center for Career Opportunities and Human Resources-Talent Acquisition.

Interview Workshop
Oct. 22 (W). 3:15-4 p.m. Peirce Hall, Room 277.
This session will review the do's and don'ts of the interview process providing best practices along the way.  Participants will walk away with tips for success. Co-presented with Center for Career Opportunities and Human Resources-Talent Acquisition.

Disclose or Not to Disclose Disability During the Employment Process  
Oct. 23 (Th). 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lawson Computer Science Building, Room B151.
This presentation and discussion will share the "what" and "when" of disclosing disability-related information to a potential or new employer, as well as job seeker and employee rights and responsibilities under the law. Learn why employers must ask applicants and employees to voluntary self-id their disability status and how this differs from other forms of disclosure. Co-Presented with Center for Career Opportunities.

One Purdue Alumnus' Perspective on the Employment Process
Oct. 29 (W). 2:30-4 p.m. Hampton Hall, Room 2117.
Brian Petraits, senior manager of industries at Bosma Enterprises, will share his employment experiences as an individual with a disability. His story includes personal experiences as an applicant, employee and supervisor. Job seekers, employees and supervisors alike will gain valuable insight into a topic area that is usually not discussed. 

Purdue is committed to making all programs accessible to participants with disabilities. If you need assistance with registering for a session or you require an accommodation or special assistance due to a disability for a program, contact the Office of Institutional Equity before the program begins at 49-47253 or equity@purdue.edu. All sessions are free and open to the public.

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