Join Us on Friday, September 15th, to Kick off Our “Inclusion Works Here” Series

The Connecticut Business Leadership Network is pleased to announce the first meeting in its’ new series of programs entitled “Inclusion Works Here: Creating an Inclusive Workplace from Recruiting to Retention.” Like our “Accommodation Series”, each session in this series will cover a topic which is a vital part of the steps your business can take to create a disability inclusive workplace. These steps are applicable to the creation of a workplace culture which includes with employees and applicants who represent all types of diversities. “Inclusion Works Here” will offer valuable information for all professionals in your business who participate in hiring and management process including executives, human resources, diversity and inclusion professionals, hiring managers and diverse team members. Businesses are now seeking qualified talent in an increasingly competitive environment by tapping into previously untapped sources of talent including qualified individuals with disabilities. “Inclusion Works Here” will assist with strategies for finding, recruiting and retaining that talent.

Our first session in the “Inclusion Works Here” series is “Creating Inclusive Job Descriptions”. We welcome you to join us on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Walgreens Distribution Center, 80 International Drive, Windsor, CT. A continental breakfast will be served.

Admission is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for those who have not yet joined CTBLN. You can RSVP by contacting Sharon Denson by email at or by phone at 860-561-1232 or on her cell phone at 860-463-8050. We accept payment by check or credit card for advance payment and all methods of payment at the door including cash. We recommend that you reserve your place in advance as seating is limited. You can support CTBLN’s mission by becoming a member. See our membership options on our website at .

Attracting diverse talent including individuals with disabilities starts with how we define the essential functions of a position in a job description. The job description is used as the basis for marketing that position to attract qualified talent, eliminate unqualified talent through HR software and narrow the applicant pool to the most qualified individuals. Do our job descriptions accurately reflect the essential functions of a position? Are we unknowingly eliminating our most qualified individuals with disabilities by the words we use in our job descriptions? Discover how you can ensure that your job description, which is one of your most important recruiting tools, can be created in a manner to attract the most qualified diverse talent for that position, your business and more.

Our session will be led by a panel of experts who will speak about the importance of creating job descriptions which focus on the essential functions and talents necessary to perform the job, strategies for creating job descriptions which will attract the best diverse talent for doing that job and how our job descriptions impact your legal obligations to your applicants and employees.

We look forward to seeing you on September 15th.

CTBLN’s programs are made possible by sponsorships from companies like yours which champion disability inclusion in the workplace. We are seeking sponsors at a variety of levels for our “Inclusion Works Here” Series. You can sponsor the entire series, individuals meetings the series or other parts of this initiative. Your company can make a difference for businesses and individuals with disabilities by supporting CTBLN’s important mission to bring diversity full circle to include individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

To learn how your business can become a CTBLN Sponsor and Champion, please contact Sharon Denson, Executive Director by phone at 860-561-1232, cell phone at 860-463-8050 or by email at to discuss sponsorship opportunities and their rewards.


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