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Best Practices BREAKFAST

Thank you for joining us on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave (close to the airport) for the Best Practices Breakfast. What a better way to start the day than with good food, great conversations, and an exciting first-hand account about today’s most progressive perspectives and practices to fully engage people with disabilities in the workforce?


image of the 2012 Expo Breakfast While everyone is welcome to attend, this breakfast event is focused on employers. For Manitoba companies who are already engaged in efforts to proactively include people with disabilities it will be an opportunity to gather with like-minded companies. For companies who are interested to learn how they might be able to take a more proactive hiring stance, it will be an opportunity to glean information and learn from the experiences of others.

image of the 2012 Expo BreakfastBeyond the primary audience of employers, there is likely to be strong attendance from people with disabilities themselves and from the many agencies and programs that support them in following their career and job paths. It will be an eclectic gathering – ripe with opportunities for learning.

Breakfast Keynote:

Photo of Richard PimentelThe legendary Richard Pimentel was this year’s featured speaker at the Best Practices Breakfast. According to Rob McInnes, “arguably the world’s most powerful voice on disability & employment issues”, Richard will alternately knock the socks off our assumptions, warm our hearts, have (at least some of) us rolling in the aisles with laughter, and challenge us all to change the way we “do business”. Read more about Richard Pimentel

Hiring Persons with Disabilities is Only Successful When the Individuals We Hire Succeed.
The first day on the job for a person with a disability is not the end of a journey, it is the beginning, for both the employer and the new employee. Dr. Richard Pimentel will share the five best practice strategies that exemplary organizations use to ensure the long-term success of new employees with disabilities. He will explain the benefits of establishing:

  1. Mentorships.
  2. Disability focus groups.
  3. Training for supervisors.
  4. Creating an interactive communication environment between persons with disabilities and management to identify needs and possible accommodations.
  5. The importance of role models within your organization.

We always do our best to accommodate special dietary needs, please alert us to your needs when you register.

For information about the 2011, 2012 or the 2013 Expo, please check out our Prior Expos page.

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