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ERG/BRG Networking Session
June 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Disability:IN Wisconsin is pleased to invite you to the ERG/BRG Networking Session
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 pm central time
Working Together: Ensuring People with Disabilities Feel Welcome and Included in the Workplace
This session will be Facilitated by CUNA Mutual’s Allies for Disabilities ERG
Through all phases of employment, a basic understanding of “disability etiquette” is essential. Disability etiquette means respectful ways to communicate with and about people with disabilities. A basic understanding of disability etiquette can help ensure everyone feels welcome and included in the workplace.
This session offers some general guidelines and best practices for interacting with people with disabilities in the workplace. These are basic recommendations and some suggested etiquette. Use your best judgment and common sense, and consider the personal preferences of the person with whom you are interacting.
Join the conversation and share your business’s best practices on respectful communications and interactions with people with disabilities.
Audience: This invitation is extended to members of Disability:IN Wisconsin and their employees. You can forward this email to your ERG leaders and encourage them to register and participate.
Employee Resources Groups (ERGs) go by many different names (i.e., Affinity Groups, Business Resource Groups, Employee Network Groups), but regardless of what they are called, they share a common purpose. They are a voluntary, employee-led group that serves as a resource for members and organizations by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, practices, and objectives.
- Bill Schultz is an Enterprise Procurement Analyst and has been with CUNA Mutual Group for four years. He is a lead team member for the Allies for Disabilities ERG and a member of the Disability Equality Index Working Group. He is passionate about disability advocacy and disabled sports.
- Takeyla Benton is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(DEI) analyst at CUNA Mutual Group. She works closely with all the Engagement Resource Groups, serves on the Disability Equality Index Working Group and is a lead member for the African American ERG. She has a passion for all things related to DEI efforts including mindfulness, self-care, and intersectionality to enhance belonging and love.
- Kirby Wenger is a business leader with multiple-years’ experience in direct-to-consumer marketing, data and analytics at Cuna Mutual Group. She is the Executive Sponsor for the Allies for Disabilities Engagement Resource Group supporting strategy, talent development, membership engagement and executive advocacy.
- Nicole Eidal is an implementation program manager with CUNA Mutual Group and is a lead team member on the Allies for Disabilities ERG. She has a passion for ideas, improvements, mindfulness and learning.
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August 10, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Share your businesses’ plans for celebrating National Disability Awareness Month