Working Together Webinars

Welcome to a unique opportunity to find a new pool of potential employees with a diversity of skills who are eager, loyal and committed to succeeding in a competitive, integrated workforce. Working Together is a campaign to create inclusive employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and to provide businesses and employers “how to” strategies for recruiting, hiring and retaining these employees in an inclusive work environment. 

The Working Together campaign is hosting a series of online webinars, one in each of the 10 Louisiana Department of Health regions. Webinars will be customized for each region and presented by:

  • Gordon O’Neill, Working Together Campaign Coordinator and founder of O’Neill Communications which specializes in disability advocacy and issues
  • Jeff Arseneaux, Inclusive Employment Consultant, Entrepreneur with 30 years management and distribution experience and recipient of Governor Jon Bel Edwards’ 2019 Ken Vince Memorial Award

The standardized, core curriculum is structured to provide step-by-step planning and implementation strategies for recruiting, hiring and retaining employees with developmental disabilities. The content for each webinar is being customized for each specific market with the help of the local chambers of commerce and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapters. Participants will receive a 24 page downloadable booklet for future reference and receive access to a wide variety of supportive resources. The program will conclude with Q&A session hosted by local area experts and state agency representatives. 

Questions? Contact: Gordon O’Neill, Campaign Coordinator, 404-310-6188, gordon@oneillcommunications.com

Sign up today for the webinar in your region.

Friday, April 9, 2021, 10 AM – Monroe Webinar (Region 8)
Host:
Monroe Chamber of Commerce
Parishes:
Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll
Watch the Recorded Webinar here.

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 10 AM – Houma-Terrebonne Webinar (Region 3)
Host:
Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce
Parishes:
Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, Terrebonne
Watch the Recorded Webinar here.

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 2 PM – Bossier-Shreveport Webinar (Region 7)
Host:
Bossier Chamber of Commerce
Parishes:
Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, De Soto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Webster
Watch the Recorded Webinar here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 10 AM – Baton Rouge Webinar (Region 2)
Host: 
Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce
Parishes:
 East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, East Feliciano, West Feliciano
Watch the Recorded Webinar here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 10 AM – St. Tammany Webinar (Region 9)
Host:
St. Tammany Corporation
Parishes: 
Hammond, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington
Watch the Recorded Webinar here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10 AM – SW Louisiana Webinar (Region 5)
Host:
Chamber Southwest Louisiana
Parishes: 
Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis
Watch the Recorded Webinar here.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10 AM – Central Louisiana Webinar (Region 6)
Host:
Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce
Parishes: 
Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, Winn
Watch the Recorded Webinar Here

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 8:30 AM – One Acadiana Webinar (Region 4)
Host:
One Acadiana
Parishes: 
Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Marin, Vermilion
Watch the Recorded Webinar Here

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 10 AM – Jefferson/New Orleans Webinar (Regions 1 & 10)
Host:
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Partner: Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Parishes: 
Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard
Watch the Recorded Webinar Here

You can also access the webinar recording, powerpoint and curriculum guide for completed seminars on our webpage at https://laddc-working-together.com/curriculum-resources/ as well as the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council brochure.

Working Together was been developed by the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council in partnership with the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services and the Louisiana Workforce Commission. In addition, the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs and local chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have all contributed to the development and promotion of this campaign.