Maine's CHOICES CEO Project
Engaging with Employers
Do you help people with disabilities find employment? Do you employ people who need on the job support from an agency? Then you may be interested in our “Engaging with Employers” Breakfast Networking Series!
Join us to network with other Maine agencies, and to listen to speakers from Maine businesses talk about Business Basics. The Breakfast Series is intended to increase opportunities for communication and networking in southern Maine among businesses and organizations that provide employment services for individuals with disabilities.
The next session will be held in Spring 2011 - specific time and date will be announced!
Networking and breakfast begins at 7:30 with presentations starting at 8:00. Presentations and discussions usually end around 9:30
The Breakfast Series: Engaging with Employers is being developed with support from the CHOICES CEO project, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through a grant to Maine's Department of Health and Human Services (grant #1QACMS030316). Views expressed do not represent official policy of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, or the University of Southern Maine. Future breakfast series events will be scheduled approximately every other month, with specific locations to be determined.
Session #4 - Held November 10, 2010
Disability and Diversity - National Business Efforts, and Maine's Aging Worker Initiative
This session featured two presentations that covered key resources for businesses and service providers.
The first presentation reported on the USBLN (United State Business Leadership Network) annual conference in Chicago. A local business member of Maine's Working Together network who attended the conference brought back much information and enthusiasm about diversity and disability resources and initiatives that can be useful here in Maine.
The second presentation was be an "Employer Dialogue," provided through the Aging Worker Initiative, that discussed Maine's mature work force as a valuable business resource, reviewed the myths/facts about older adults in the workplace, and explored successful strategies that have been tried by other businesses in attracting and retaining older workers.
This session was videotaped - a link to short videos from the presentation will be available soon.
Jennifer Simpson, Director of Human Resources, Custom Disability Solutions, who represented Maine's Working Together Business Network at the USBLN Conference.
Maggie Vishneau, and Larry Ullian, both from the Aging Worker Initiative conducted out of the Muskie School, University of Southern Maine
Archived Breakfast Session Materials
Click here to view eight videos from the June 10 session and five videos from the April 8 session.
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