LEADING IN A DISABILITY INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE:

60%

of employees are more likely to disclose a disability to their direct supervisor than to HR.*

Cornell’s Just-in-Time Toolkit for Managers helps your organization develop a culture for people to feel safe identifying their disability to managers, allowing all employees to have the potential to fully contribute to your organizations goals.

Frontline managers and supervisors, not just HR, are critical in supporting your organization’s disability diversity efforts. Cornell betters these efforts through:


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Consultation

Direct consultation and training from leading Cornell disability experts to support message development, implement planning and execute strategy.

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Customization

Customizable strategy created through a collaborative process, tailored to fit your organization’s policies and practices.

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Communications

Ten online tools adapted to your organizational needs, providing practical solutions your frontline managers can apply in 5 minutes or less.

Many supervisors are unprepared to have conversations with employees regarding disability disclosure as HR departments are the assumed point-of-contact regarding these types of sensitive discussions. Designed to address these knowledge gaps between HR and frontline supervisors, the Just-in-Time Toolkit offers customized solutions aimed at developing a plan within your organization to engage frontline leaders in nurturing effective and compliant disability focused management practices.



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*Nishi, L., & Bruyère, S. (2014). Research Brief: Inside the workplace: Case studies of factors influencing engagement of people with disabilities. Brief summarizing research presented at the Innovative Research on Employer Practices: Improving Employment for People with Disabilities State of the Science Conference, Washington DC, October 2013. This brief and other Cornell University Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Training Center related research and resources information is available from employerpracticesrrtc.org/resources.