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4th Annual FCIC Virtual Employment Conference: Talent Actualized!

About the Conference

FCIC’s Employment Virtual Conference is an online interactive training opportunity for employers, human resource departments, hire authorities, policymakers, career developers, job seekers and workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), transition and post-secondary educators, rehabilitation and employment professionals, and anyone interested in promoting successful employment for people with I/DD. The conference is held online over the course of one day and offers sessions tailored to meet the needs and interests of a diverse audience.

Who Should Attend

Each year, the Conference will cover topics relevant to a variety of individuals supporting successful employment for individuals with I/DD. This year participants that may benefit from this training event include:

  • Employers interested in workplace diversity
  • Business Owners
  • Human Resources Department Personnel
  • Hire Authorities
  • Employees with disabilities
  • Job seekers with disabilities
  • Youth in Transition
  • Transition Educators
  • Career Developers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Consultants
  • Rehabilitation counselors
  • Family members of persons with I/DD
  • Support Coordinators
  • Case Managers
  • Employment support providers
  • Independent Living providers

Topics include:

  • Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage
  • Diversifying the Workplace Makes Good Business Sense
  • Florida 2030: The Florida Chamber Foundation Recommendations
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Business Relations Program

Conference Schedule Overview

Time Title Presenter
9:00 am- 9:15 am Welcome and Opening  
9:15 am-10:45 am Keynote - Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage

Jill Houghton, President & CEO

11:00 am-11:45 am Breakout Session 1 - Good Business Sense:  Employer Panel Discussion on Workplace Diversity

Katrina Washington, Operations Review Specialist

11:45 am-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm-2:00 pm Breakout Session 2 - Florida 2030 Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation
2:15 pm-3:00 pm Breakout Session 3 - Vocational Rehabilitation Business Relations Program

Kathy Davis, DVR Business Relations Administrator

3:00 pm-3:15 pm Closing Comments  

Certificates of Participation

All registered attendees have the option to request a signed certificate of attendance for each session attended after the conference has ended. Completion of a satisfaction survey will be required to receive the certificates. For the purpose of verifying attendance, the online meeting room platform records each attendee's duration of stay during each session. In compliance with your provider's requirements, the signed certificate will include all pertinent information, i.e., training title, presenter, date, number of hours.

Register Now to Confirm Your Attendance!


April 11, 2019



Brenda Clark


USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. For disability accommodations contact Brenda Clark bclark7@usf.edu by March 29, 2019

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