New Year’s Resolutions? – 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI) Survey

There is a lot of conversation this time of year about New Year’s Resolutions. Questions come up such as: Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Do you make and break them, quickly forgetting about them? Do you hold yourself accountable and if so, how? Or are you the person that doesn’t make them, knowing you will not follow through?

Perhaps you are someone that likes the challenge and not only makes resolutions but actually follows through and makes changes as a result. Whatever your stance is on this annual tradition, we’ve got an easy one for you and your business; join Amplify! Success and Dirkse Counseling and Consulting, Inc. and register for the

2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI) Survey

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a unique, joint project of US Business Leadership Council and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It serves as the nation’s most trusted annual benchmarking tool allowing America’s leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices. This evolving survey then scores each corporation on a scale from 0 to 100—100 representing the most inclusive. The DEI was developed by the two national leaders in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse and voluntary group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy.

Regardless of the size of your business, you will learn where you are and where you can go with your disability diversity initiatives in 2018. You will also join the ranks of many top employers, local and around the country such as:

Aramark, Capitol One, Comcast, Intel, HP, Kaiser Permanente, Microsoft, Walgreen’s, Walmart & Wells Fargo

To name just a few who received recognition of the 2017 DEI Best Places to Work.

Take a look at “The Top 10 Reasons to Register for the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI) Survey” article from the USBLN, Business Leadership Network and register today; it’s a New Year’s Resolution that will put your organization on the path to meeting your disability diversity goals in 2018!

Read Article and Register Here

We are here for you; to assist you and your business/organization with your disability diversity initiatives in 2018.  Because we believe:

Disability inclusion matters

It benefits business

It benefits us all.

It All Starts with a Conversation

Once again we want to thank those who attended Amplify Success on October 19th and for those who expressed interest in the Oregon Employment First Diversity Challenge!

We wanted to share with you some of progress to date and the process we will use to help Oregon Employers become more diverse and inclusive in the workplace and to especially include individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD).

The first objective of Amplify! was to engage people within any level of an organization, company, or government entity to begin to make a difference in the recruiting and employment of job seekers with I/DD. Whether those who responded want to dive right in and get all AMPED UP, or get more information and develop a vision, it is all good and we can help!

What’s Next?

We currently have appointments with 10 employers who responded and want to get “All Amped Up” before the New Year!  There is still time and opportunity for you; just reach out and we will connect.

The process begins with a simple conversation around the following goals:

  • To hear your vision
  • Discuss your current disability employment practices
  • Identify your strengths and needs
  • Develop an action plan

We look forward to reporting on the progress of these activities and next spring sharing the success stories that come from employers taking these first steps.

SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, May 31st, 2018
“We Amped Up”!

A wrap up event hosted by Embassy Suites, Washington Square in order to share and honor those employers who took the challenge! Watch for more information in the coming months!

Cindy Bahl
Business Development Manager & Event Coordinator

Heidi Dirkse-Graw, MS, CRC, LPC
President/CEO

Why Amplify!?

Because disability inclusion matters.
It benefits business.
It benefits us all.

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