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$399.00
8-Hour Video Course
Disability Inclusion
DisabilityRecruiter Certification

Recruiting, hiring, and retaining individuals with disabilities is more than checking a compliance box. It’s the right thing to do, and the best business decision an organization will ever make!

Get the knowledge and skills necessary to feel confident and comfortable to source, interview, hire, and onboard individuals with disabilities. Developed by disability service practitioners for professional development, participants will learn the best methodologies, techniques, and current requirements for interviewing individuals with disabilities.

This is not a “watch and learn” course! To achieve the DisabilityRecruiter© Certification, participants must complete and pass eight practicums that are reviewed and graded by the experts at The Sierra Group.

  • 8 Video Sessions

(ranging from 18-47 minutes)

  • 8 Quizzes
  • 8 Practicums

This course is approved for 18 continuing education credits for SHRM and HRCI.

Presented by the experts at The Sierra Group

© 2021 The Sierra Group. Duplication or dissemination of online training materials without permission is prohibited.

  • Sensitivity, Awareness, and Etiquette
  • Accessibility of Job Applications
  • Accommodations
  • Compliance
  • Team Integration
  • Finding the Talent
  • The Interview Process - Phase One
  • The Interview Process - Phase Two


$199.00
85-Minute Video Course
Professional Development
Giving Great Presentations

Every professional needs to give presentations — sometimes formal speeches, but often informal talks.  And yet, very few of us have ever been taught how to give these types of presentations effectively. In this fun, practical, self-paced course, public speaker and speaking coach David K. Fram, Esq., provides step-by-step lessons for giving great webinars and in-person presentations.

  • 12 Video Lessons (ranging from 5-12 minutes)

Learn the following:

  • How to analyze your audience and refine your message
  • The most effective ways to organize your presentation
  • The importance of harvesting your passion for the topic
  • Techniques for connecting instantly with your audience
  • How to break up your presentation so that your audience doesn’t lose interest
  • Techniques for creating great visuals for webinars and in-person sessions
  • Tips for staying on time and what to do if you run out of time
  • Ending on a strong note

Presented by David K. Fram, Esq.

  • How to analyze your audience and refine your message
  • The most effective ways to organize your presentation
  • The importance of harvesting your passion for the topic
  • Techniques for connecting instantly with your audience
  • How to break up your presentation so that your audience doesn't lose interest
  • Techniques for creating great visuals for webinars and in-person sessions
  • Tips for staying on time and what to do if you run out of time
  • Ending on a strong note


$99.00
60-Minute Self-Paced Course
OFCCP Compliance
Affirmative Action Programs 101

Executive Order 11246 requires that federal government contractors and subcontractors in *supply and service that meet certain monetary thresholds annually create and maintain written affirmative action programs (AAPs). These programs assess and analyze the current availability and the organization’s current staffing of women and minorities.

This self-paced, interactive course examines the five quantitative analyses required in a written affirmative action and how they come together to form an affirmative action program.

  • 7 Lessons
  • 1 Knowledge Check

Learn the following:

  • Organizational Profiles
  • Job Group Analyses
  • Availability Analysis
  • Utilization Analysis
  • Placement Goals
  • Additional AAP Requirements

Presented by the experts at DirectEmployers Association.

*Federal government contractors and subcontractors with federal or federally assisted construction contracts are subject to different regulations.

  • Organizational Profile
  • Job Groups
  • Availability Analysis
  • Utilization Analysis
  • Placement Goals
  • The Final Pieces
  • Knowledge Check


$0.00
Complimentary Self-Paced Course
OFCCP Compliance
Job Listing vs. Job Posting

Here at DirectEmployers (DE), we are so passionate about educating everyone on the difference between job listing and job posting; we offer this course at no cost!

Job Listing versus Job Posting….do you know the difference?

If you are a federal government contractor or subcontractor subject to VEVRAA regulations –

YOU MUST KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!

  • 3 Lessons
  • 1 Knowledge Check

In this self-paced workshop:

  • Become an instant expert on the differences between job listing and job posting.
  • Ensure your organization is on track to ace your compliance review.
  • Learn the DE difference in the job listing process.
  • Get noticed and recognized for your organization’s efforts to recruit, retain, and promote veterans!
  • Overview of the statutes OFCCP enforces
  • The job listing regulation
  • How to be compliant
  • Discover the DE difference
  • Quiz your knowledge!


$149.00
60-Minute Workshop
Professional Development
Name, Claim, and Aim Your Strengths!

Gallup researchers have spent 50 years studying the secret to success, excellence, and world-class performance.

Their conclusion:

Leverage your strengths!

Companies, organizations, and institutions are gradually transforming their workplaces from weakness-fixing to strengths-based cultures. In this workshop, you will explore the theory behind the CliftonStrengths® assessment, how to understand your own Signature Strengths, and how to leverage strengths (yours and others) personally and professionally to achieve your greatest potential in the workplace.

Discover why over 18,000,000 people have taken the CliftonStrengths® assessment and how it leads to greater employee engagement in the workplace.

  • 3 Sessions

Note: Participants will need to purchase and take (if they have not already) the CliftonStrengths Assessment. This assessment is a separate charge of $19.99.

The link is available in the course.

Presented by the experts at Purple Ink, LLC

  • First - Take the CliftonStrengths© Assessment
  • Discover the Science behind CliftonStrengths©
  • The Pursuit of Excellence
  • The Power of Strengths in Team Collaboration


$99.00
60-Minute Video Course
Disability Inclusion
DisabilityEtiquette For Everyone

Start with the basics from the experts.

This course provides real stories from real individuals with disabilities. It includes takeaway resources and knowledge checks to cover the basic elements of disability etiquette.

  • 4 Video Sessions

(ranging from 10-20 minutes)

Learn the following:

  • The Big Picture:
    • The Hierarchy of Disability & Inclusion
    • The Work-Related Impairment Flow
  • Your Words
    • Disability etiquette: What words to Say and Avoid
  • Your Thoughts
    • Recognize Unconscious Bias
  • Your Actions
    • Digital Inclusion

Presented by the experts at The Sierra Group.

© 2021 The Sierra Group. Duplication or dissemination of online training materials without permission is prohibited.

  • DisabilityEtiquette© and Disclosure
  • DisabilityEtiquette© and Word Choices
  • DisabilityEtiquette© and Bias
  • DisabilityEtiquette© and Digital Inclusion


$199.00
90-Minute Video Course
Disability Inclusion
Reshaping Your Inclusion and Diversity Strategies to Include People with Disabilities

Disability etiquette and inclusion in the workplace. This course will give you and your organization the tools and resources needed to say and do the right things to advance disability inclusion in your workplace and beyond! Bonus features will assist in creating emergency preparedness plans.

  • 6 Video Lessons

(ranging from 7-23 minutes)

  • 2 Bonus Lessons (self-paced)

Learn the following:

  • Disability Awareness & Etiquette
  • Inclusive Communication
  • Addressing Service Barriers
  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Inclusive Recruiting & Interviewing
  • Effective Management Strategies
  • ADA in the Workplace
  • Emergency Preparedness

Presented by the experts at Tangram.

  • Disability Awareness and Etiquette for All
  • Inclusive Communication
  • Addressing Barriers to Facilities, Services, and Events
  • Environmental Adaptations and Positive Behavior Supports
  • Reimagining Your Recruitment and Interview Processes
  • Effective Management Strategies and Natural Supports
  • BONUS Content: ADA in the Workplace
  • BONUS Content: Emergency Preparedness


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