12 July, 2012 | (01 hr)

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Every organization is looking to improve talent and enhance operating success. This extensive research report will demonstrate how making changes to improve opportunities for those with disabilities will improve the experience for all employees and contribute to company performance.

The webcast will discuss the leading practices discovered during the almost year-long research project, conducted with participation from member companies of The Conference Board and staff of Cornell’s Employment & Disability Institute. We will also review a measurement structure that can be used in most organizations and discuss the challenge of self-disclosure. The impact of these findings for employers looking to hire returning disabled veterans will also be highlighted.

In viewing, participants will:

  • Learn the building blocks of a successful business case
  • Explore the elements of organizational readiness
  • Gain an appreciation of self-disclosure issues
  • See a framework for measurement

Audience: Professionals involved with HR, Diversity & Inclusion, and Corporate Contributions


Wes Reel

Wes Reel
Manager, Specialty Staffing
Waste Management, Inc.

Wes Reel is a graduate of Georgia State University and Indiana State University. He was commissioned as a naval officer in 1985 through the Naval ROTC unit at Georgia Tech. Wes served almost nine years in the navy. He was designated a helicopter pilot in 1987, is a Desert Storm veteran, did two m...Full Bio

Dana Foote

Dana Foote
Audit Partner

Dana is an Audit Partner in KPMG’s National office in New York City, NY.  She has 17 years of experience performing financial statement audit services and providing technical accounting support to audit engagement teams.  

Professional and Industry Experience<...Full Bio

Stephen King

Stephen King
Disabilities Program Manager
U.S. Department of Defense

Stephen M. King began his federal career in 1998 as a Statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau.  In 2001, Stephen joined the Recruitment and Diversity Branch of the Census Bureau's Human Resources Division. In this capacity, he was instrumental in developing an effective recruiter training pro...Full Bio

Mary Wright

Mary Wright (Moderator)
Director, Workforce Readiness
The Conference Board

Mary Wright is director of The Conference Board Workforce Readiness Initiative and program director for the Business and Education Council. Her work focuses on how business engages in preparing the twenty-first-century workforce, including how to improve employment prospects for people with disab...Full Bio

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