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Disability Etiquette + Awareness Training
A complimentary version of one of NOD's most popular Professional Services offerings, this interactive Disability Employment Etiquette & Awareness Training session offer Council members an on-demand way to brush up on disability basics and hone their inclusion skills.
A Look Inside 2019 Disability Employment Tracker + Leading Disability Employer Seal
Take a dive deep into NOD's free and confidential corporate assessment, the Disability Employment Tracker™, and learn about challenging questions—and how to answer them accurately, which practices are key to earning a top score and being named a Leading Disability Employer and more.
Data Driven Inclusion: Findings from the 2018 Disability Employment Tracker
Dig into the aggregate findings from the 2018 Disability Employment Tracker™, NOD’s free and confidential benchmarking survey.
Supporting Veterans in the Workplace with Kaiser Permanente
Learn about Kaiser Permanente's successful Military Officer Transition Program (MOTP), how to translate military skills for the professional workplace, and other veterans hiring strategies.
eRecruiting & Accessibility: Is HR Technology Hurting Your Bottom Line?
An interactive chat with subject matter experts on how accessible HR technology can help companies recruit talent with disabilities.
Creating a Culture of Disability Inclusion: Practical Solutions for Workforce Engagement
Hear practical examples, best practices, and lessons learned to improve the disclosure percentage of candidates and employees with disabilities.
Research Findings: Invisible & Visible Disabilities in the Workplace
Discover findings from 'Disabilities in the Workplace', a new study by Working Mother Research Institute, PwC and NOD.
Leading Practice in Disability Inclusion with Merck
Hear how Merck harnesses disability inclusion to foster a diverse workforce that delivers more innovative solutions to improve lives around the world.
“Next Practices” in Accommodations with JAN
The Job Accommodation Network shares emerging practices from conversations with companies known for their success in recruiting and retaining individuals with disabilities.
Advancing Disabilty Inclusion Featuring Council Member Sodexo
Sodexo's leader discuss their efforts to advance disability inclusion on a global scale and dives deep into their comprehensive accommodations process.
Section 503: Implementation and How Companies are Meeting the Challenge
Leaders from the Department of Labor address how companies are working to meet the recent Section 503 rule change.
Interactive Chat with The Hershey Company on Leading Practice in Disability Inclusion
Gain insights from The Hershey Company’s leaders in diversity and inclusion, and hear their strategies to welcome and support employees with disabilities.


Spring 2020 Webcast | Mental Health Disabilities in the Workplace: Moving From Talk to Action
Explore how innovative organizations are taking action to address mental health disabilities and foster an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive. Plus, hear how panelists are addressing emerging mental health issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic in their workforce.
DiFest: Building a Culture to Support Disability Inclusion
Felicia Nurmsen of NOD moderates a panel with Fiona MacDonald of ANZ, Ferose V R of SAP, and Monica Ackerman of Scotiabank.
DiFest: It’s Time for Disability to Take the Main Seat at the D&I Table
Yazmine Laroche, Deputy Minister, Public Service, Accessibility, Government of Canada and Felicia M. Nurmsen, Managing Director of Employer Services, NOD engage in a fireside chat entitled, "It's Time for Disability to Yake the Main Seat at the D&I Table" at 2021 DiFest.
DiFest Keynote: Covid and Post Covid Silent Pandemics for People with Disabilities
Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability gives the keynote address "Covid and Post Covid Silent Pandemics for People with Disabilities" at the 2021 DIfest.
Ableism in the Workplace and Beyond
People with disabilities face ableism every day in various aspects of our lives. Learn how one inter-abled couple, Youtube stars Cole and Charisma Sydnor, confronts these assumptions and attitudes by sharing their lives with millions.
Be a Leader Among Peers; Why Workforce Disability Inclusion Matters
Co-Presented with the National Industry Liaison Group. New research and analysis reveals which disability inclusion strategies are most effective for all companies, especially federal contractors, with a mandate to increase diversity with their workforce. Plus, find out which strategies lead to the highest self-ID rates.
The Disability Policy Landscape in the Biden Administration
President-elect Joe Biden will take over the White House, while Democrats hold the House of Representatives and control of the Senate remains uncertain. What does this mean for disability inclusion policy for Americans? What's certain is that the next four years will present disability advocates with new opportunities and challenges - especially as Covid-19 rates continue to rise across the country.
Corporations have long understood that Employee Resource Groups (ERG) play an important role in helping understand workplace concerns, creating allies, and providing educational programs. The global pandemic has brought a heightened focus on the impact ERGs can have, especially disability ERGs.
ADA at 30: What’s Next?” – NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum
Watch our flagship webcast, which commemorated the ADA's 30th anniversary and honored disability inclusion champions. Attendees heard from corporate HR and D&I executives, grassroots activists, and elected officials, who recounted stories from the disability rights movement, explored the challenges and opportunities people with disabilities face today, and envisioned what the future holds for our community.
ESG in COVID and Post-COVID World with CECP
Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) priorities have changed as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, understand how to meet today's challenges and find out what to expect in a post-COVID world
Disability Policy Landscape During Covid-19
Ridge Policy Group speaks about their work advocating for Americans with disabilities.
Anthem’s Response to Covid-19
Hear from Merrill Friedman, Sr. Director, Disability Policy Engagement at Anthem who will discuss emerging workforce issues due to the coronavirus pandemic and share practical tips and strategies to implement in your workforce.
COVID-19 Conference Call with Lori Golden, EY
Lori Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader at EY, who shared a presentation on ways her company is supporting employees during the pandemic. 
“Closing the Trust Gap” | Executive Luncheon, June 2019
Watch video of the NOD Corporate Leadership Council's Executive Luncheon, centered on the topic of trust to build an inclusive, engaged workforce.
Data Driven Inclusion – Findings from the 2019 Disability Employment Tracker™
Get a first look into the results from the 2019 Disability Employment Tracker™, NOD’s free and confidential benchmarking survey, to learn about disability workforce statistics averaged from all completing companies, which best practices are trending high and which are not being adopted, and much more.
“Driving Innovation through ERGs” | Networking Roundtable, April 2019
Watch video of the NOD Corporate Leadership Council's Networking Roundtable, Driving Innovation through ERGs, and gain an in-depth look at businesses excelling at building disability inclusive cultures through their Employee Resource/Affinity Groups (ERGs/AGs).

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Rethinking Your Hiring Technology: An eRecruiting Checklist for Employers
This Checklist, from PEAT, can help ensure that employers are building, buying, and implementing eRecruiting tools and workplace technologies accessible to everyone.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month Meeting in a Box
Included in this Meeting in a Box is a historical timeline outlining the victories people with disabilities have achieved, facts and figures on this diverse demographic, and tips and tools on how to improve your company’s self-id rates. You will also learn about common myths and misconceptions about people with disabilities as well as the biggest issues the community faces as voters in the most important election in US history.
Compilation of Resources on Mental Health
During Mental Health Awareness Month this May, we've compiled resources and articles to help NOD Corporate Leadership Council members understand and address the issue in their workplaces. 
ADA @ 30 Digital Media Kit
Celebrate the ADA's 30th anniversary on your social media, eNewsletters, websites with this media kit.
Compilation of Resources on Accessibility
By ensuring that your digital systems and tools are accessible, your company can signal that employees and customers with disabilities are a valuable to your business, in addition to staying compliant with legal requirements. 
Compilation of NOD’s Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources
Browse all of NOD's updates, original content, and specially curated content to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.
The ABLE Employer Toolkit
The following are strategies, tools and resources to introduce and explain basic information about ABLE accounts to all of your employees as part of orientation and onboarding and/or as an introduction to your existing workforce. Let us help you help your employees save in an ABLE 529A tax-advantaged savings and/or investment account.
5 Ways to Ensure Your Website is Accessible to Job Candidates with Disabilities
eSSENTIAL Accessibility is a one-stop-shop for companies seeking digital accessibility expertise, with an approach that goes beyond compliance. Top companies, including Merck, Toys“R”Us, Mastercard and Marriott, partner with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to signal their commitment to people with disabilities.

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