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Working Together: Staying Engaged During the Pandemic Journey (Session 2B)

Zoom: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/8089682209
Main Topic
: Education, Teaching and Classroom Practices
Session Type: Talk Story


No one could have predicted that the world would change and shift as it has – from millions of us working from home, while our children attend school remotely… it seems nothing is the same. Masks are commonplace and social distance signs (and jokes) are abundant. Amongst the multitude of virtual events, how do we stay engaged? Especially those community members where barriers regarding access require forethought and creativity? And most importantly, what are we learning from all of this?

This interactive conversation will be co-facilitated by two members of the Networks’ team, Suzanne and Shauna. Coming from unique perspectives, Suzanne will share as a person with a lifelong disability, many of her experiences and learnings. Shauna will moderate the discussion and highlight many of our team’s takeaways as we’ve traversed this uncharted territory.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will share and reflect on their own experiences of exclusion and inclusion.
  • Participants will explore best practices in inclusion, in online environments.
  • Participants will reflect on the impact of COVID on people with disabilities, and discuss strategies of inclusive engagement.
  • Participants will consider ways to incorporate new approaches into their everyday practices.

Keywords: inclusion, engagement, diversity, community inclusion, accessibility, overcoming barriers

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Mar 01 2021


11:00 am - 11:45 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 01 2021
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Zoom Meeting


  • Ms. Shauna Roman
    Ms. Shauna Roman
    Networks for Training and Development, Inc. - Executive Director

    Networks for Training and Development, Inc.

    Shauna is passionate about value-based leadership, strategic planning, and applying adult learning principles in all areas of her work. She has been involved in varying ways with people with disabilities, their families, and supporters to increase understanding, provide support, and encourage people to live more inclusive lives. As a Qualified Facilitator of The Leadership Challenge® (Kouzes and Posner), Shauna is interested in creating organizational learning opportunities through the use of assessment tools, training, and innovative consultative practices. Shauna is also an Adjunct Professor at Penn State University. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, music, and travel.

  • Ms. Suzanne Erb
    Ms. Suzanne Erb
    Networks for Training and Development, Inc. - Accessibility Advisor

    Networks for Training and Development, Inc.

    Suzanne Erb, MS, CESP has always believed in bringing together people of all abilities in order to create a more livable and usable world for everyone. With a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Counseling Psychology, she brings over 35 years of experience in direct service, case management supervision, and training in the disabilities field. Currently, she provides training for groups, including direct service staff, administrators, and the general public regarding disability awareness topics. She is a member of the ADA Leadership Network. Suzanne’s work at Networks includes serving as Accessibility Advisor and provides Reiki as part of our Wholistic Practices Team. Ms. Erb sits on several boards including Disability Rights Pennsylvania, and several state and local advisory committees. She uses assistive technology both in her professional and personal lives. Her collaborations on assistive technology projects include partnering with students from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri.