FREE: ADA & 503 Training

You’re invited to Nebraska VR’s ADA and 503 Training

Available in Kearney, Lincoln or Omaha at no cost!

Who Should Attend Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Training?
If you want to know your compliance obligations under the ADA as well as your rights as an employer, this session will provide an overview of the main areas of the employment provisions of the ADA and the definition of a disability under the ADA Amendments Act. Learn how to make sure your applications and interviews are in compliance with the ADA and still enable you to get the information you need to select quality applicants. Find out what type of documentation you can require during the interview process and from your employees requesting reasonable accommodations. This session will cover reasonable accommodations in-depth including the “interactive process” of reasonable accommodations and why it is so important to follow. The session will use multiple examples and “what should you do?” scenarios.

Who Should Attend 503 Training?
If your company is a federal contractor, sub-contractor or you work in a federal agency, please join us to learn more about how you can acquire talent while meeting the compliance requirements under Title V of the Rehabilitation Act. This session will include an overview of Section 503 and 501 while also offering examples and strategies used by a range of companies and federal agencies that have partnered with the VR – National Employment Team (NET).

Monday, October 16 – Kearney Holiday Inn
Tuesday, October 17 – Lincoln Embassy Suites
Wednesday, October 18 – LaVista Embassy Suites

The training schedule at each location:
9:30-Noon for ADA Training
1:15-3:30 for Section 503/501 Training

Registration Link (register by October 11, 2017)

Training sessions are available at no cost. You can choose the location and identify the session(s) you will attend when registering. Lunch is on your own.


Meet the Presenters
Julie Brinkhoff
Julie Brinkhoff serves as Associate Director of Project and Programs at the Great Plains ADA Center. One of her areas of expertise is employment provisions under the ADA. She has developed and given numerous presentations on employment topics such as the “Definition of a Disability”, “Reasonable Accommodations”, “Interview and Hiring Obligations”, and “Essential Job Functions”. She also provides technical assistance to both employers and employees and has created a number of materials to help facilitate understanding of ADA employment rights and obligations in user-friendly language.

Kathy West-Evans, MPA, CRC
Kathy West-Evans, MPA, CRC is a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor who has been in the field since 1978. She has worked at the community, state and federal level and now leads the National Employment Team or the NET. The NET is a team of Business Consultants from each of the 80 VR agencies across the country, including every state, the territories, and D.C. The NET works with businesses to build strategic plans that meet their employment needs, including candidates with disabilities. Kathy worked with disABLEDperson, Inc to develop the Talent Acquisition Pool, a fully accessible online talent community connecting businesses to qualified candidates with disabilities. Kathy Chairs the Veterans Advisory Council on Rehabilitation.