Training

MSCOD offers training on a number of topics and our staff is willing to assist in customized training sessions as well.  Below is a list of trainings that are currently available.  Most of the sessions are approximately 1 hour in length, support materials are included and the sessions are free of charge.  If you are interested in any of these trainings please contact our office at 651-361-7800.

Americans with Disabilities Act Overview of the Employment
Requirements: This session focuses on Title I, the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Issues regarding essential functions, interviewing do’s and don’ts, and work accommodations are addressed.  

Americans with Disabilities Act Overview:  This session provides a brief and basic overview of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as a summary of numerous relevant revisions.

Building Access:  This session highlights technical code information regarding the Minnesota State Building Code Accessibility Chapter 1341.  Specific information on building access including disability parking, entrance and restroom requirements is presented.

Disability Awareness:  This session explores the language, attitudes and stereotypes that have an impact on people with disabilities.  As employers, coworkers, and service providers, how we speak, think and feel about individuals with disabilities can affect our interactions and decisions.

Disability Rights:  This session provides a brief overview of several state and federal disability related laws that provide protections in a variety of areas for people with disabilities.

Emergency Preparedness for Consumers:  This session examines the issues that people with disabilities need to take into consideration when developing a personal emergency preparedness plan.

Emergency Preparedness for the Workplace:  This session examines different components of a workplace emergency preparedness plan that includes considerations for employees and customers with disabilities.