Webinar: Recruitment & Retention of Individuals with Disabilities and Multicultural Backgrounds into the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Profession


  • Date:
    Wednesday: February 2, 2011
  • Time:
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Central)
  • Duration:
    2.0 hours


  • Lea R. Flowers, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
    Director - Chrysalis Counseling Consultancy

  • Cozetta D. Shannon, Ph.D., CRC
    Assistant Professor
    Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program
    Troy University-Montgomery Campus, AL

  • Tyra A. Watts, Ph.D., CRC
    Adjunct Professor – University of Memphis
    Owner – Tyra Watts Vocational Consulting


This webinar will provide useful information to enhance the ability of State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies to effectively recruit and retain employees who reflect the demographics in their service areas.

This webinar will highlight the demographics of population served and identify the “gaps and needs” within recruitment and retention. Discussion will include strategies, tips and tools for training, and various approaches for implementation for the recruitment and retention process. Experts contributing on this webinar are Dr. Lea Flowers, Dr. Tyra Watts and Dr. Cozetta Shannon.

Topics to be discussed include:

Strategies for Recruitment – Dr. Lea Flowers & Dr. Tyra Watts

  • Barriers to recruitment and organizational culture
  • Recruitment for Specific Groups
    • Underrepresented populations
      • Minority Groups
      • Disability Groups
    • College/Universities
  • Tips and tools to enhance recruitment efforts

Strategies for Retention – Dr Cozetta Shannon & Dr. Lea Flowers

  • Organizational culture and fit
  • Recognition and Rewards
  • Retention Strategies for specific groups
    • Minority Groups
    • Disability Groups
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Engaging Employees

Materials & Resources

Recording of Webinar

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PowerPoint Presentation