the gap

between employment service professionals, job seekers with disabilities and business




The goal of the Diversity Partners project is to "repair the bridge" between labor supply and demand.

Online Toolboxes for Frontline Staff

  • Over a dozen modules in 6 topical areas
  • Self-assessment, guided learning, tools and resources

Resources & Tools for Organizational Leaders

  • Strategies to build a high quality employment program that is focsed on emloyer relationships
  • Worksheets and guides to help develop sustainable organizational change

Technical Assistance & Training

  • In-person or web-based
  • On demand from staff and faculty at Cornell's Yang-Tan Institute

“I believe [Diversity Partners] is a really innovative, up-to-date and necessary/valuable approach to the work we do and our constituents!”

– Employment Specialist at Capabilities, Inc., a disability service provider.


Workforce Development

Workforce development leaders and frontline staff can improve their ability to serve job seekers with disabilities well. The goal is to develop an “ideal pathway” for job seekers with disabilities through workforce development programs and services.

Disability Service Providers

Disability service providers can improve business acumen and messaging to employers, and improve their value proposition to the business community. Leaders can learn how to create organizational capacity for business partnership strategies.

Staffing Firms

Frontline staff will learn more about customers with disabilities, and the rights and responsibilities of job seekers and the employers of record. Leaders will learn why a pipeline of qualified candidates with disabilities may be a value-add for certain corporate clients.


Come join us for the following events:

  • MARCH 12 - MARCH 12, 2018 | WEBINAR

    Webinar: "Creating a Culture of Excellence in Your Organization"

    Diversity Partners is an innovative, employer-driven, national initiative that offers an array of no-cost, web-based learning modules for employment service professionals looking to build stronger relationships with employers. This webinar will focus on the importance of “doing it right” when engaging with employers, and offers an introduction to our Leadership Toolbox. The Leadership Toolbox contains resources, tools, and planning guides to help organizations create an environment that emphasizes and supports frontline personnel in their efforts to develop effective business engagement strategies. This session is for anyone interested in playing a role in creating a culture of excellence in employment and would be beneficial to both organizational leaders and frontline employment staff. Note: This webinar is offered in Eastern Standard Time from 2:00pm-3:30pm EST. To register:

Visit our archive page for recordings and downloadable materials from previous events