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Session title: Are you Sending the Message, “We Don’t Need You?” Ending Segregation and Tapping the Power of Diversity Through Technology In Your Nonprofit - [203]

This session will help non-profit managers create an office environment that is inclusive of all kinds of differences including: learning styles, physical abilities, cognitive abilities, gender, sexuality, and culture. Mastering these techniques in your office will enable you to more effectively serve and expand your constituency and meet your mission.

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  1. 1. Are You Sending The Message We Don’t Need You? Ending Segregation and Tapping the Power of Diversity Through Technology In Your Non-Profit Presented by Region 5 Parent TA Center Presenters Barbara Buswell Jacey Tramutt Roger Holt Link to nTen Session Details Page
  2. 2. Who Are We? <ul><li>Barbara Buswell </li></ul><ul><li>Jacey Tramutt </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Holt </li></ul>http://www.peakparent.org http://www.pluk.org
  3. 3. Who are We? … Continued <ul><li>http://region5ptac.org/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who are You? <ul><li>Who is in the audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you serve? </li></ul>Link to nTen - Who are You? - Audience Input
  5. 5. John Hockenberry &quot;Disability teaches us that life can be reinvented.   In fact, such an outlook is required.&quot;   From: Moving Violations by John Hockenberry Video Link: Around the Corner With John Hockenberry
  6. 6. Presentation Objective I <ul><li>Understand why your non-profit will benefit from employing people with disabilities as well as enable you to expand and more effectively serve your constituency </li></ul>
  7. 7. Presentation Objective II <ul><li>Technology that can assist you </li></ul>
  8. 8. Presentation Objective III <ul><li>How this way of thinking applies to other diverse groups: </li></ul>-Gay -Lesbian -Transgendered -Different Cultures -Etc…
  9. 9. Why People With Disabilities? <ul><li>According to the U. S. Census Bureau, about 49.7 million Americans have a disability, which includes people of all ages. About two-thirds of these individuals have a severe disability. </li></ul>http://www.dol.gov/ODEP/FAQS/people.htm
  10. 10. Why People With Disabilities? We’re all just one banana peel away… The one minority group you can join anytime.
  11. 11. Why People With Disabilities <ul><li>Diversity, Diversity, Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>People with disabilities are experienced at creative problem solving, accepting and embracing differences in others, & learning to be experts at how </li></ul>systems work
  12. 12. Why People With Disabilities <ul><li>They also help us stay up to date with cutting edge technology </li></ul>Think Beyond the Label PSA
  13. 13. Why People With Disabilities <ul><li>Employer Benefits </li></ul>Jessica Karjala Interview National Network of ADA Centers Website
  14. 14. Utilizing Technology in the Workplace <ul><li>Different technologies can be used to support people with disabilities and to make your work place accessible and accepting </li></ul>
  15. 15. Utilizing Technology in the Workplace <ul><li>Low tech to high tech, </li></ul><ul><li> utilizing the range </li></ul>
  16. 16. Utilizing Technology in the Workplace <ul><li>See if you can identify low & high tech strategies in the following examples </li></ul>
  17. 17. Melissa YouTube Link: Melissa Kase Interview
  18. 18. Terry YouTube Link: Terry Booth Interview
  19. 19. Shannon YouTube Link: Shannon Payne Interview
  20. 20. Pair & Share <ul><li>What are a few ways you could include people with disabilities in your workplace and in your constituency? </li></ul>Link to Google Moderator Pair & Share
  21. 21. Eric http://www.transactiveonline.org The Transgender Child, A Handbook for Families and Professionals Family Acceptance Project , San Francisco University YouTube Link: Eric Porter Interview
  22. 22. Other Diverse Groups- Pair & Share <ul><li>How might the principles and ideas we have shared for including people with disabilities in the workplace as well as your constituency also apply to other diverse groups? </li></ul><ul><li>Gay/Lesbian Community </li></ul><ul><li>Transgendered Community </li></ul><ul><li>People from diverse cultures </li></ul><ul><li>People who speak different languages </li></ul><ul><li>Moms with young children </li></ul><ul><li>Add your own diverse group here </li></ul>
  23. 23. Sharing Group Ideas <ul><li>Share your ideas with the big group </li></ul>
  24. 24. In Conclusion <ul><li>Benefits of a diverse staff and constituency: </li></ul><ul><li>More people have access to your services and message </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance & understanding of differences </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge and confidence to implement accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is a tool that supports and facilitates diversity </li></ul>
  25. 25. Enlarge your world
  26. 26. In Conclusion <ul><li>What about this session intrigued you the most? </li></ul>
  27. 27. In Conclusion <ul><li>“ You can’t learn to swim from the parking lot.” </li></ul><ul><li>Norman Kunc </li></ul>http://www.normemma.com/
  28. 28. Evaluation Code: 244 How Was this Session? Call In Text Online Call 404.939.4909 Enter Code 244 Text 244 to 69866 Visit nten.org/ntc-eval Enter Code 244 Session feedback powered by: Tell Us and You Could Win a Free 2011 NTC Registration!