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Join Us on June 21st and Learn About Mental Health Awareness and Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Posted in: Employers, Events

The Connecticut Business Leadership Network will be holding the fourth meeting in the highly successful Inclusion Works Here Series: Creating an Inclusive Workplace from Recruiting to Retention on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Eversource, 107 Selden Street, Berlin, CT. Breakfast will be served.

Mental Health is a growing concern in all areas of our lives with an increasing interest in the mental health of our employees and colleagues. However, there continues to be a stigma around mental health issues and specifically mental health disabilities in the workplace. What is the definition of mental health? What is a mental health disability? How can we create an inclusive workplace; a workplace open to conversations about mental health and open to our employees and colleagues who live with mental health disabilities?

Join us for an important discussion on creating a mental health friendly workplace. Debra DeSantis Lauzier, a mental health expert and certified Mental Health First Aid trainer, will talk about mental health awareness, the principles of Mental Health First Aid and the steps we can take to create an inclusive workplace.

Federal Contractors Please Note: Attendance at this event can be considered a “Good Faith Effort” under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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Many thanks to Dr. Edward Goldberg and Eversouce for hosting this meeting.

The Inclusion Works Here Series

The Connecticut Business Leadership Network is pleased to invite you to the fourth 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.