In our first Onboarding Special Interest Group (SiG) of 2022, we explore the concept of inclusive instructional design (you may know it as accessibility), its connection to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), and its role in onboarding. In a world where prospective and new employees not only demand employers be diverse, equitable, and inclusive, but also avoid those who aren’t, it is vital for talent development professionals to advance DE&I in our sphere of influence.
Inclusive instructional design means accommodating learners with impairments, but that doesn’t mean forgoing creativity. It is one tangible contribution we can make to attracting, engaging, and retaining diverse talent; not to mention, it honors all of us who had in the past, currently have, or may have an impairment. Imagine yourself attempting to complete e-learning after laser eye surgery or with a broken wrist or after your hearing starts to dull. You would still deserve and want a positive learning experience.
Join Haley Shust with Salesforce and ATD Kansas City for this interactive and insightful first Onboarding SiG.
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This session has been approved for recertification credits by the Association for Talent Development.