Thought leaders convene about leading disability inclusion topics
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2022 Thought Leaders Forum 8th Annual ~ Virtual Event
July 28 1:00-2:00 pm CST
"Leveraging Data to Drive Inclusion"
Co-Presenters Meg O'Connell Founder and CEO, Global Disability Inclusion Peter Rutigliano, Ph.D. Senior Principal and Data Analytics Leader, Mercer
Today, we use data for almost every decision we make, whether it is looking at the weather forecast, sales revenues, projecting expenses, analyzing customer trends and employee engagement.
Data driven decision making drives innovation and creates greater impact. Yet, when it comes to employees with disabilities the data is limited. We have indexes and tools to measure the success of policies, programs and procedures. But the data is limited on disability employee engagement.
In this session you will hear the results from a 10 year study completed by Global Disability Inclusion and Mercer, called "The State of Disability Employee Engagement".
You will learn:
How employee engagement data drives change
Key areas of engagement differences between employees with disabilities and those without disabilities
What companies are doing to improve disability employee engagement
Meg O’Connell is the Founder & CEO of Global Disability Inclusion. She is an internationally recognized disability employment and inclusion expert with over 25 years of experience in human capital management, talent acquisition, performance management, disability inclusion, employee engagement, marketing and customer service programs. Her company provides strategic program design and implementation of disability employment and inclusion programs for Global 500 companies, US Federal Contractors, colleges and universities, non-profits, and foundations.
Prior to founding Global Disability Inclusion, Meg was Vice President at The National Organization on Disability where she designed and led their national consulting practice that provided disability inclusion expertise to Fortune 500 companies. She was the lead architect of the first ever disability assessment tool, called The Tracker, and led the analysis of the first data captured on employee engagement of people with disabilities.
Meg is a board member of the United States International Council on Disabilities, which serves to promote global equality for persons with disabilities and is working to promote and ratify the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She is also an expert resource to The Valuable 500, a global organization working with CEOs to include disability on their board agendas.
Peter Rutigliano, Ph.D. is Senior Principal and Data Analytics Leader with Mercer. Peter began external consulting in the early 1990s which led to a position at Mercer in 2017 (through the acquisition of Sirota). His client work involves driving organizational change through employee surveys: engagement, safety, onboarding & exit, 360, Diversity and Inclusion as well as other survey efforts. His clients include many fortune 1000 companies around the world. In addition to client management and leading his team, Peter also manages and maintains the company employee listening benchmark database. Before joining Mercer, Peter was an independent consultant for 15 years which also included teaching at Ramapo College, Qunnipiac University and New York University. In his early years, Peter held positions at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard Medical School/Brockton VA Medical Center. Peter maintains an active research program with over 120 publications and scholarly presentations including a consistent representation at the SIOP annual conference. Peter’s major areas of focus are the effective use of identified surveys, survey psychometrics and diversity and inclusion in the workspace with a particular concentration investigating the experiences of people with disabilities.