Alameda County Behavioral Health – IPS Collaborative
Cornell University’s Diversity Partners Demand Side Job Development Training



*Please note that our trainers are traveling a great distance to offer this dynamic learning opportunity free of charge and that space is limited. Once registered, please ensure that you attend or give 48 hour notice if you can no longer attend.

Training Description:

Effective business engagement is a critical element of achieving improved opportunities for competitive integrated employment of people with disabilities. What does effective engagement look like, and how is it achieved? Alameda County Behavioral Health invites you to explore these critical topics with faculty from the Diversity Partners Project at Cornell University. 

On Day 1, we invite employment service professionals who help people with disabilities obtain and maintain employment to join us for a discussion of effective business engagement including understanding the needs of employers, communicating with employers, and how we can support inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.  Breakout sessions in the afternoon will afford the opportunity to discuss these critical issues from the perspective of both disability service providers and workforce development professionals.  

In order for business engagement to be effective, organizational structures and processes must be in place to support it. Therefore, on Day 2, Alameda County invites those who lead employment service provider organizations, state-agency based services, and other community based organizations to join us in strategic planning to build organizational capacity to support employment for people with disabilities in our community.  Participants on Day 2 should plan to work together to plan for change using facilitated action planning using the leadership discussion tools in the Diversity Partners curriculum.

Registration link day 1:

Registration link day 2:

Training Location:  California Endowment
2000 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612