Events

Whether you are a corporation developing a disability-savvy marketing or advertising campaign, a solid recruiting pipeline of college students and recent grads with disabilities, including vets; leadership development for managers with disabilities; or a GSA Federal Contractor or Subcontractor concerned about compliance with U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) strengthened Section 503 regulations that took effect March 24, 2014, EIN SOF, its partners and clients have expertise to put more “D” in your “C” suite.

Tari Hartman Squire presents at dozens of national events and conferences on a variety of topics such as Strategic Marketing WITH the Disability Market Segment, Disability-Inclusive Diversity and Corporate Culture, Paving the Intersection of Disability and LGBT Communities; Disability Etiquette; Disability-Savvy Language; Readying the Workforce, and Media Advocacy, among others, such as:

 

September 19, 2014: ADCOLOR® - Beverly Hilton Hotel

WE ARE HERE: Lights! Camera! Access! – Paving the Disability-Inclusive Diversity Intersection  (Presented by EIN SOF Communications)

Purchasing power of diverse markets is projected at $9 trillion, yet engaging diverse audiences poses a challenge.  Learn how to create authentic, diversity-savvy advertising, campaigns and programs that resonate with these “emerging markets” and their allies. Our panelists have: The Television Academy showcases industry diversity; GLAAD includes disability in its annual report Where We Are on TVHoney Maid made History with its #ThisisWholesome campaign; Push Girls made Herstory as the first reality series about 4BFFs with disabilities, and Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 will build a disability-inclusive talent pipeline in front of, and behind the camera.

Moderator:  

Tari Hartman Squire, CEOEIN SOF Communications, Inc.and Co-Producer (with The Loreen Arbus Foundation), Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0

Panelists:

 

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September 30, 2014: US Business Leadership Network - Renaissance Orlando/Seaworld

Driving the Diz Biz for Large and Small Companies

This “hand’s on,” session presented a basic tool kit of resources for you to understand the principles of branding and how to crystallize effective messages and images to galvanize customers with disabilities and build brand loyalty. A special preview of a DIY (Do It Yourself) training to tap the disability market segments of $220 billion and its allies of $9 trillion was presented as a bonus for smaller businesses or larger businesses on a smaller budget.

Moderator:

  • Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International, Inc.; USBLN 2014 Conference, Marketplace Track Chair

Presenters:

  • Tari Hartman Squire, CEO, EIN SOF Communications, Inc.
  • Patrick Florville, Creative Director, Florville Catalyst, Inc.
  • Jessica L. Rafuse, Manager, EO Initiatives, Law & Corporate Affairs, Starbucks Coffee Company

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October 9, 2014: Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond, KY

2014-15 Chautauqua Series to Explore “Strategizing”

Strategic Marketing: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond

Fifteen lectures by prominent thinkers, educators and activists and a nationwide juried art exhibition explore theme of “Strategizing” during EKU’s year-long Chautauqua Series.

Tari Hartman Squire, strategic marketing consultant and Founding CEO of EIN SOF Communications, provides keynote address for National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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November 5, 2014: Out & Equal Workplace Summit (11 am – 12:30 pm)

Moscone Center – San Francisco

Media Advocacy: How Honey Maid and Others Work to Reflect 21st Century America

Participants learned what outspoken and inclusive media advocacy can do if we are brave enough to rally around relevant messages.  This chat was framed by a panel of LGBT/disability media professionals and will help managers and executives learn how inclusion of LGBT, disability, and other diverse representation is good for business and drives employee engagement. It is an excellent case study of the power of corporate courage, and pride of media advocacy in social community management and leaping instead of fearing.

Panelists:

Tari Hartman Squire, CEO, EIN SOF Communications, Inc.and Co-Producer (with Loreen Arbus Foundation), Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0

Gary P. Ofischin, Senior Marketing Director, Mondelez International

Matt Kane, Director, Entertainment Media, GLAAD

Geri Jewell, Performer, Facts of Life and Deadwood; Author, I’m Walking As Straight As I Can

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November 5, 2014: Out & Equal Workplace Summit (3:30 – 5 pm)

The San Francisco Bay-area is a birthplace of the disability rights movement. From Stonewall to Selma, to the Rolling Quads at Cal Berkeley, LGBT, disability and ally leaders and reflected on where we have come individually, where we are going together, and how as allies, we support each other to build commUNITY in a truly inclusive workplace.

Moderator:

Tari Hartman Squire, CEO EIN SOF Communications, Inc.

Panelists:

Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

Sam McClure, VP, External & Affiliate Relations, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Dmitri Belser, Executive Director at Center for Accessible Technology; Ed Roberts Campus
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November 20, 2014: Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities - Philadelphia

Employer Best Practices Panel

Disability-Savvy Employers showcase best practices in recruiting college students as interns, and on-boarding college graduates with disabilities, including veterans.

Moderator:

Tari Hartman Squire, CEO EIN SOF Communications, Inc.

Panelists: Executives from Disability-Savvy Companies:

  • Lowe’s
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • PwC

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November 21, 2014: Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities - Philadelphia

COSD Employer Community:  Introduction to Section 503 Changes

Think tank roundtable discussion on cutting-edge issues affecting disability-savvy employers to sharpen their competitive edge as an “Employer of Choice.”

Co-Moderator:

Tari Hartman Squire, CEO EIN SOF Communications, Inc.

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Topics and Trainings

For employment-related topics, EIN SOF partners with Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) for webinars, and on-site workshops. Together and separately, we have provided customized consulting and/or presentations to a number of Fortune 500 companies and industry associations:

  • ADCOLOR®
  • AT&T
  • American Marketing Association
  • Barclay’s
  • California State University Chancellor-driven “Accessible Technology Initiative”
  • California State University, Northridge, Annual Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Forum on Workplace Diversity – Diversity Insights
  • Industry Liaison Group/US Department of Labor/OFCCP – Philadelphia
  • John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts’ Leadership Exchange in Arts & Disability (LEAD)
  • Library of Congress/AAPD
  • Macy’s
  • Merck
  • National Business & Disability Council
  • National Council on Independent Living
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • National Industry Liaison Group
  • National Retail Federation
  • NBCUniversal
  • Out & Equal Workplace Summit
  • The Conference Board
  • Public Relations Society of America/Orange County Chapter
  • TASH
  • US Business Leadership Network
  • U.S. Department of Justice’s ADA Business Connection
  • Walmart

We can assist employers with outreach to students with disabilities, provide expert insight to develop or enhance a disability-inclusive corporate culture, development of disability Employee Resource Groups and workforce strategies to recruit, hire, retain and promote employees with disabilities, particularly in light of the March 24, 2014 effective date of Section 503.

EIN SOF represents Robert David Hall, best known for his 13-year portrayal of Dr. Albert Robbins on CBS’ hit series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Dave had the honor of introducing President Barack Obama at the White House for the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Check it out – click here

To learn more about EIN SOF and partner trainings, presentations and workshops, click here.

 

Past Presentations Include:

August 14, 2014: Industry Liaison Group/OFCCP – Philadelphia

College Recruiting for Section 503 Compliance

 

Presenters:

Tari Hartman Squire, CEO EIN SOF Communications, Inc.

Alan Muir, Founding Executive Director, Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

 

August 7, 2014: National Industry Liaison Group – Washington, DC.

College Recruiting for Section 503 Compliance

Presenters:

Tari Hartman Squire, CEO EIN SOF Communications, Inc.

Mylene Padolina, US Business Leadership Network

Kathleen Lee, Cornell University

Angela Couture, Northrop Grumman Corporation

 

December 3, 2013: Library of Congress and AAPD – Library of Congress, Washington, DC

A joint presentation exploring research and resources regarding people with disabilities in film and media coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division (LC/MBRS).

People with disabilities have been invisible, understated or inflated in the public eye due to images which appear in film and television. The depictions of people with disabilities in the reel of film and in images of the media range from realistic portrayals to exaggerated betrayals of an individual’s life. The goal of this panel is to create a forum to exchange ideas about researching these representations. Researchers will discuss images and themes found in film, news and television. Librarians will discuss finding materials and accessing film collections onsite and online at the Library of Congress.

Panelists:

Brianna Gross, Communications Associate, AAPD – “Disability Themes in the Media”

Tari Hartman Squire, CEO, EIN SOF Communications, Inc. – “Lights! Camera! Access! Media Advocacy”

Lawrence Carter-Long, Public Affairs Specialist, National Council on Disability – “Beyond Trends & Tropes: The Lost History of Disability in Cinema”

Beth Haller, Professor, Towson University – “The Positive Effects of Deaf Culture Represented in Popular Television”

Mike Mashon, Head, Moving Image Section, Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division (LC/MBRS) – “Collections Highlights”

Rosemary Hanes, LC/MBRS Reference Librarian – “Guide to Researching Film at LC Onsite and Online”

 

November 8, 2013:Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities – Chicago

Employer Community

EY’s Lori Golden and Jennifer Greer joined COSD Executive Director Alan Muir and Tari Hartman Squire in a Section 503 “think tank” entitled “Workforce Strategies to Implement Section 503: An Interactive Discussion Among Employers.” Check out this year’s COSD Conference Agenda:

 

November 7, 2013: Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities – Chicago

Employer Best Practices Panel

For seven years, Tari Hartman Squire has moderated the COSD Employer Best Practices Panel at the COSD Annual National Conference, now in its 14th year. This year’s panel includes Lowe’s, Microsoft and Northern Trust.

 

October 30, 2013:Out & Equal Workplace Summit - Minneapolis

The Intersection of LGBT and Disability Issues:
Featured Panel

Moderators:

Tari Hartman Squire, CEO EIN SOF Communications

Jennifer Brown, CEO Jennifer Brown Consulting

Panelists:


Kathy Martinez, DOL Assistant Secretary

Elizabeth Dixon, AT&T

Geri Jewell, Facts of Life, Deadwood and I’m Walking As Straight As I Can

Deb Dagit, Deb Dagit Diversity

Whether you are a corporation developing a disability-savvy marketing campaign, building a solid recruiting pipeline of college students and recent grads with disabilities, including vets; leadership development for managers with disabilities; or Federal Contractor concerned about compliance with OFCCP strengthened Section 503 regulations that took effect March 24, 2014, EIN SOF, its partners and clients have expertise to put more “D” in your “C” suite.

 

To learn more about EIN SOF and partner trainings, presentations and workshops, click here.