Webinar: Inclusive Entrepreneurship-Implementation Considerations for VR Systems

Schedule

  • Date:
    Thursday: July 12, 2012
  • Time:
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Central)
  • Duration:
    1.5 hours

Presenter(s)

  • Gary Shaheen
    Senior Vice President, Syracuse University Burton Blatt Institute
  • Nicole LaCorte-Klein
    Senior Program Development Associate, Syracuse University Burton Blatt Institute

Moderator(s)

  • Chip Kenney
    Project Director of TACE (Technical Assistance and Continuing Education) Southeast

Description

This session builds upon the introduction to Inclusive Entrepreneurship webinar that was held on May 2. Most people with disabilities throughout the United States and worldwide are unemployed or underemployed and live at or below the poverty line. The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University and its partner the Whitman School of Management Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) and other community partners developed a process of ‘Inclusive Entrepreneurship tm’ that is achieving demonstrable results in helping people with disabilities become self-employed. Increasing the rate of self-employed people with disabilities means not only improving current policies and establishing new partnerships but also helping VR counselors better use the tools, processes and resources at their disposal to improve self-employment closures.

This 90 minute session describes how the Inclusive Entrepreneurship process can fit seamlessly into current VR methods for goal and support planning, assessment, training, service implementation and successful 90 day retention and beyond. The session components include:

  1. “Inclusive Entrepreneurship”-A summary of the approach,
  2. “Moments of truth” in entrepreneurship,
  3. Conditions for success,
  4. Leveraging funding, services and expertise,
  5. Implementation processes,and
  6. VR example of use of the process

Discussion, Q&A, Next Steps Materials will be loaded to the Southeast TACE website in advance that can be used in adopting or adapting the practices to improve self-employment outcomes among people with disabilities that they serve.

Inclusive Entrepreneurship is a process developed by the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, its partner the Whitman School of Management Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) and other community partners.


Materials & Resources

Recording of Webinar

Transcript


NOTE: This is the rough unedited version of the transcript

PowerPoint Presentation