Event Description

QUEST: Disability Awareness

Apr. 16, 2012

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

QNET Member Rate:  $39 + GST
Non-Member Rate:    $49 + GST
Location: QNET (Note: NEW address - Suite 660, 175 Hargrave St., Winnipeg)

This session enables participants to explore issues of disability as they relate to the workplace. Included in discussions will be relevant policies and internal and external resources available to help you create an inclusive, effective and respectful workplace.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify and address individual attitudes and concerns about working with people with disabilities
  • Address fears, biases, myths and stereotyping
  • Interact appropriately with people with disabilities
  • Focus on ability, not disability 

Facilitator:

Marianne Petrachek, Employer Liason Respresentative, Reaching E-Quality Employment Services 

Marianne brings together both the business and community perspectives and demonstrates this balance while creating and delivering workshops and in providing consultation services with both employers and employees. Marianne currently works with employers to facilitate employee and accommodation opportunities for people with disabilities; providing representation on many relevant employer, government, equity and community committees and advisory boards.

QUEST is a series of information sessions that bridge the gap between business needs and local consulting expertise. Presentations feature a variety of concepts, tools and practices relevant for today's workplace.

This session is presented in partnership with Industry Workforce Development, Manitoba Entrepreneurship Training and Trade

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