2017 GMSHRM DIVERSITY FOCUS = DISABILITY
Join Us on This Journey to Greater Inclusion for People with Disabilities!
Disability is often the forgotten diversity dimension, and the impact of our lack of focus on people who are differently abled shows up in both their lack of representation in the workplace and their frequent confinement to lower skill jobs. Unconscious biases make many of us uncomfortable in both social and work settings when introduced to people who have differing physical or mental abilities.
This year, South Florida SHRM is out to change this for our members and employers in Miami-Dade. GMSHRM is partnering with Best Buddies International on several events, open to all of our sister chapters, that will increase our awareness and open up a new talent source to our organizations. Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
How can you get involved?
Be a part of the Best Buddies Friendship Walk: South Florida, March 11, 2017 in Miami! Join the “SouthFL SHRM Friends” Team! To donate, sign up to walk, and get all the details click here.