Education - Training

Empowerment Programs

Empowerment Programs can be tailored to your organization’s unique need in both length and content.

These include a single presentation or multi-presentation series as part of a Lunch & Learn, breakfast seminar, half-day workshop, or “Train-the-Trainer” program(s). Empowerment Programs are designed to assist individuals with resource knowledge and skills in order to achieve more at work, school, or in the community. The overarching theme is to increase engagement and personal contributions in making your organization a “Great Place to Work, Learn, & Grow.”

Empowerment Program Areas:
• Family Empowerment
• Valuing Differences
• Career Advancement

Family Empowerment

Power To Reassure

Help your employees or volunteers who are trying to stay productive on the job while they also care for a loved one who is ill or living with a disability. Help them develop self-advocacy and resource knowledge so they don’t become completely burned out and are able to get their jobs done.

• Expand resource knowledge and skills
• Increase focus and ability to set priorities
• Improve relationships both on and off the job
• Enhance work-life integration
• Plan ahead to handle unexpected family needs and stay accountable for work

Valuing Differences

Power To Include

Help your employees, volunteers, and students increase their comfort and effectiveness in communicating with people with disabilities. Create a safe space to ask questions and learn how best to support and include people with disabilities in events and activities.

• Improve comfort and ability to interact with people with disabilities
• Overcome individual biases towards disabilities
• Build rapport with coworkers / classmates / volunteers with disabilities
• Know how to provide ADA accommodations at your meetings, events, and other activities
• Use respectful disability language in oral and written communications