Inclusive Employment Summit

Friday, September 9, 2022 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)


Join Extraordinary Ventures, Work Together NC, and The Chamber in this three part summit to educate and inform our community on the resources available to engage one of our community's most extraordinary talent pools: people with Intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).

At this event, employers will: 

  • Learn about the value of inclusive hiring practices and the research proven competitive advantages! 
  • Gain practical resources, connections, and next steps for hiring people with ID/DD
  • Takeaway a solution to today’s staffing shortages and workforce development needs!

Self advocates and families will: 

  • Learn about the employment service options in the Triangle/Triad area & how to navigate them
  • Takeaway advice directly from self advocates and their employers 
  • Network with employers interested in hiring people with ID/DD

Summit Agenda Includes... 

Morning Sessions: 

  • 8:30 - 9 a.m. | Coffee and Registration
  • 9 a.m. | Keynote from Rep Allen Buansi
  • 9:30 a.m. | Employer Panel: Advantages, Benefits, and Challenges of Inclusive Hiring
  • 10:20 a.m. | NC Vocational Rehabilitation: Inclusive Employment Myth De-bunking & FAQs
  • 11:30 a.m. | Mindset Shifts for Employers with Jonah Sanville
  • 11:50 a.m. | Presentation by Work Together NC

Resource Fair:

  • 12:15 - 2 p.m. | Lunch, Networking, and Resource Fair

Afternoon Sessions: 

  • 2 p.m. | Resources for Start-ups Followed by a Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship
  • 3 p.m. | Self Advocate Panel

Join us and be a part of the movement toward inclusive employment– we are in this together!


**Vaccination from COVID-19 is required or you must test negative for COVID-19 on the same day prior to attending the event. Masks are optional but encouraged. **

Extraordinary Ventures
200 S. Elliott Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Event Contact
Jacklyn Googins
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Friday, September 9, 2022 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)

8:30 a.m. Coffee & Registration
9 - Noon Morning Sessions

Noon - 2 p.m. Lunch & Resource Fair

2 - 4 p.m. Afternoon Sessions

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