Workplace inclusion starts with the tools and resources that foster inclusive habits. Employers gain a competitive edge helping diversify and strengthen their workplaces through varied perspectives on how to confront challenges and get the job done. Provided below are a list of resources that inform and create opportunities and strategies for a more inclusive and diverse workforce.

 

Building an Inclusive Workforce – Four-step reference guide from the Office of Disability Employment Policy that includes resources on how to foster a welcoming work environment that is flexible and open to the talents of all qualified individuals, including those with disabilities.

Inclusion@Work: A Framework for Building a Disability-Inclusive Organization –Created by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, this multimedia policy tool outlines seven core components of a disability-inclusive workplace, along with a menu of strategies for achieving them.

Advancing Inclusion and Diversity in the Workforce – This guide, from the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council, provides mayors, workforce development professionals, and other local leaders with information that help expand training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and help make cities more inclusive and accessible.

Expanding Apprenticeship to Under-Represented Populations – This page contains resource links to websites containing tools, program examples, outreach materials, and other resources for veterans, ex-offenders, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and women.