The Connecticut Business Leadership Network is a coalition of over 250 members/businesses who strive to maximize employment opportunities for people with disabilities by working with other businesses, governmental organizations and community service agencies. CTBLN is an affiliate of the United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN).
Our mission is to improve recruitment and retention of qualified persons with disabilities, establish an inclusive work culture and promote the adoption of best practices initiatives.
We change attitudes, we improve workplaces and we change lives by bringing diversity full circle to include people with disabilities. We combine our professionalism with our passion to fulfill the dream that disability will no longer be a barrier to employment and we are willing to do whatever it takes to make that dream a reality.
CTBLN works to achieve these goals by disseminating best practices for the hiring of people with disabilities and reaching out to the disability community to find qualified candidates who will help us reach our goal of bringing diversity full circle to include people with disabilities.
CTBLN members can take advantage of:
- Discounted admission to meetings where members can network with colleagues and learn from accomplished guest speakers
- CTBLN sponsored Employment Conference and Career Fair. As the disability employment events of the year, the Employment Conference and Career Fairs offer you an opportunity to recruit qualified individuals with disabilities, listen to expert keynote speakers, attend seminars which will add to your knowledge regarding best practices in recruiting individuals with disabilities and to network with your colleagues. It is an action-packed day which shouldn’t be missed.
- Disability Mentoring Day – an opportunity to mentor a young person with a disability for one day.
As a member of CTBLN, you have the opportunity to grow as an employment professional who interacts with people with disabilities. Whether you are a recruiter, a human resources professional, transition or education professional, CTBLN is your “go to” resource for the latest information on disability diversity in the workplace.
We offer professional development opportunities including training on Section 503, VEVRAA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability Awareness/Etiquette and Creating an Inclusive Workplace. CTBLN offers you the information and tools you need to successfully recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities.
When you put your membership in CTBLN on your resume, you show prospective employers that you are committed to the best practices in your field.
In addition to checking our website for the latest information on CTBLN, please follow the Connecticut Business Leadership company page on LinkedIn in order to be informed about our latest activities and to connect with other professionals who are committed to diversity in the workplace.
To join CTBLN, click on the Become a Member button. If you have any questions, please call us at 860-561-1232 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Become a Member