CNG Virtual Meeting
Credentialing and Accessibility: Exploring Ways to Incorporate Accessibility into Your Credentialing Programs
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM (Central Time)
So you have a long-standing credentialing program and know it could use some attention to be more inclusive and accessible to all candidates, now and in the future.
Accessibility starts at the beginning of your learning and examination process, but how do you know where to start and why does it make financial sense to do this? What are easy adjustments you can make to be more inclusive and accessible without overhauling your entire program? What about future credentialing programs? What do you need to consider NOW before putting pen to paper?
Hear from a panel of experts on both sides of the credentialing world about how they've adapted and grown to be an inclusive provider. Panelists:
Samantha (Sam) Evans, CAE, MBA, is the Certification Manager at the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of G3ict, where she works with accessibility subject matter experts and professionals around the world to maintain, build and deliver accessibility certification programs. Working within the international standards for certification and credentialing, Sam facilitates the work of IAAP and the accessibility community to establish benchmarks of knowledge, skills, and concepts for accessibility professionals. Sam is also an active accessibility and inclusion advocate. She is active in the association management, event planning, and credentialing professions. Sam is a long-time member of GSAE & ASAE, and is currently serving on the ASAE CAE Item Writing Committee, EIC Standards for Sustainable Events Committee, and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence DEI Committee.
Tasha Patterson is the Chief Operating Officer at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC), the only association dedicated to providing focused education, knowledge, and networking for absence and disability professionals. With 17 years of strategic marketing, communications, and operations experience in various association and non-profit settings, Tasha is responsible for the management of DMEC’s day-to-day operations, including development of education and training programs, new products and services, and execution of the company’s vision, mission, and strategic plan. Tasha holds an MBA from the University of Colorado Denver, and a BA from Wheaton College.Schedule:
Networking from 8:30 am - 9 am CST
Program from 9 am - 11 am CST