The Impact of Differently-Abled Talent On Organizational Culture
Join us for a deeper look at the organization-wide impact from mindfully cultivating an inclusive culture with differently-abled talent.
Nov 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Virtual: https://zoom.us/j/6460984191


A special presentation by:

Cornell University's Northeast ADA Center

ADA Title I: New Jersey Workplace Trends 

Joe Zesski, NJ Affiliate Program Manger, shares compelling analysis, inclusive-talent strategies, along with leading-edge best practices based on the Center's 2019 employer survey. 
With special guest, Elaine Katz, Vice President of Grant Programs and Special Initiatives with the Kessler Foundation,
sharing results from the latest NTIDE (national trends in disability employment) labor report. 
Learn about free tools and resources. Receive a free copy of the reports.

Using timely (not aged!), geo-relevant data, Joe will share how to use the Center’s 2019 survey results to benchmark integrative opportunities and solutions for your organization.


Learn from revealing case studies how successful conscious companies are adding talent that positively adds to their bottom line, reduces turnover, and increases market retention.

You’ll return to business, armed with insights, relevant how to’s, resources, and data to deliver your abilities-talent acquisition strategy.


Joe Zesski, is a valued expert in the field of creating successful employment strategies for organizations of all sizes that seek to cultivate an inclusive talent culture. In 2009, he joined Cornell's Northeast ADA Center as Program Manager for their NJ affiliate Center. Joe provides 

ADA technical assistance for employers and job seekers. He develops and delivers trainings as well as presentations on a variety of disability related topics. Joe also serves as Chair of the Burlington County Disability Issues Committee.

As the Community Education Coordinator at Resources for Independent Living (a disability advocacy organization in Burlington, New Jersey) Joe builds community relationships with other disability related organizations. He has an extensive background preparing youth with disabilities to: enter the workforce or college; know about community resources; 

understand their rights; and learn how to self-advocate.

Joe holds a Bachelors degree in English Communications from Cabrini College, and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University.

Learn How to:
  • Assess your business branding 

  • Create an integrative job design

  • Foster talent pool resource relationships that deliver KSA qualified candidates

  • Develop inclusive internship programs

  • Formulate your long-term talent acquisition strategy

  • Curate your talent pipeline and teams

  • Design interview and performance management training programs

  • Ease-fully navigate an accommodation request from your existing or on-boarding talent




(SHRM & HRCI Credentialed)



This unique half day symposium is more than a valuable professional development and resource

networking experience. It's also the launch of an initiative to ultimately eradicate barriers to successful employment opportunities for differently-abled talent.​​​

My Talent Pipeline created this safe space for all stakeholders - business, education, services, and government - to connect, and collaboratively engage in developing the right-fit solutions that support hiring and engagement.

By participating in the facilitated round table discussions, you will have the opportunity to share your perspective, ideas, and business expertise in a very lasting, mindful way that supports employment for differently-abled talent in our communities.



8:00A  |  Welcome

8:10A  |  Cornell Presentation

9:20A  |  Break

9:30A  |  NTIDES Presentation

9:40A  |  Solution Discussions

10:20A | Solution Share-Out

10:50A | Next Steps

11:00A | Symposium Concludes


Bring your business cards and get ready to network over a cup of your morning wake-up beverage. The barista, tea, and juice buffet offers choices from a variety of  flavors - with and without caffeine or refined sugars. 

Bottled water , fresh fruit, and tasty  breakfast  treats are also available. 


Special thanks to conscious company, Foodtown in Township of Washington,  for

their generous support and mainstreaming talent of all abilities.


Conveniently located in the heart of Bergen County, adjacent to Paramus, just minutes from Routes 17, 4, 80, and the Garden State Parkway.

This newly renovated center offers ample free parking, quick and easy front door access, and a welcoming staff.

The Center is fully accessible, On your RSVP form, please let us know if you have any accommodation requests.

With Appreciation for
Our Sponsors

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