Webinar: Recruitment & Retention of Individuals with Disabilities and Multicultural Backgrounds into the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Profession - Part 2


  • Date:
    Wednesday: June 15, 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 and 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 in the retention process. Experts contributing on this webinar are Dr. Lea Flowers, Dr. Tyra Watts and Dr. Cozetta Shannon.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Retention and organizational culture
  • Retention for Specific Groups
    • Underrepresented populations
    • Minority Groups
  • Tips and tools to enhance Retention efforts
  • 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

Supplementary Materials

Sample Recruitment Strategy Planning Template