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State of the Science Conference

RRTC on Employer Practices State of the Science Conference:
Successful Business Practices
October 14 - 15, 2020

Please join us for a 2 day VIRTUAL CONFERENCE highlighting research studies related to successful employer practices as well as hear from businesses from across the country and how they are diversifying their workforce to include individuals with disabilities. CONFERENCE FEE - $75.00. (Individuals that are exempt from this fee include conference presenters, federal employees, VR agency employees, students, and individuals with disabilities.)

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
9:00 - 9:30am ET Welcome

Paul Wehman, VCU, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Kirsten Painter, Administration for Community Living

9:30 - 10:00am ET Systematic Review and Case Study Analysis of Employer Practices

Tim Tansey, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Invited Business

10:00 - 10:15am ET Question & Answer Session
10:15 - 11:00am ET Establishment of Partnerships with Business and the Community to Empower and to Advance the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

Robin Freeman, Director of the University of Arkansas CURRENTS
Respondent, Veronica Jackson, Consultant, University of Arkansas CURRENTS

11:00 - 11:45am ET Disability Profiler: A Comprehensive Employment Outcome Measure to Track Hiring, Retention, Workplace Integration, and Career Advancement of Employment of People with Disabilities

Fong Chan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mary Huber, Wright State University

11:45am - 12:15pm ET Question & Answer Session
Thursday, October 15, 2020
9:00 - 9:45am ET An In-Depth Case Study of a Large Health Systems' Employer Practices to Promote Employment Outcomes

Paul Wehman, VCU, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Jennifer McDonough, VCU, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Travis Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:45 - 10:00am ET Question & Answer Session
10:00 - 10:15am ET Diversity & Inclusion at Dominion Energy

Darius Johnson, Dominion Energy
Morenike Miles, Dominion Energy

10:15 - 10:30am ET Break
10:30 - 10:45am ET An Analysis of Business Practices that Lead to Performance and Retention of People with Disabilities in the Workplace

Alissa Brooke, VCU, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Vicki Brooke, VCU, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center

10:45 - 11:00am ET Question & Answer Session
11:00 - 11:45am ET Employer Panel (Business Representatives)
11:45am - 12:30pm ET Looking Ahead to Future Research: Comments and Suggestions on How to Advance the Agenda

Paul Wehman, VCU, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Fong Chan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jennifer McDonough, VCU, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center