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This webinar took place in August 2008 and featured presentations by Robert B. Nicholas, Ph.D., Senior Visiting Fellow for Disability Research, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; Jack Quigley, Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Project Manager, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services; and Dr. Joseph Ashley, Assistant Commissioner, Grants & Special Programs, Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services. It was moderated by Nanette Relave, Director, State Peer Leaders Network, NTAR Leadership Center, Director, Center for Workers with Disabilities.


Explores data collected from focus groups to determine client satisfaction, understand client expectations, assess strengths and weaknesses, measure satisfaction of career counselors, obtain client feedback, and understand ways to improve the September 11th Fund’s Employment Assistance Program.


Discusses numerous examples of successful public- and private-sector retention initiatives that suggest a needed policy platform to facilitate replication. The research points out several areas in need of further investigation that include: the expansion and support of flexible work arrangements among U.S. employers; changes in pension laws and other public policies that can enable companies to better retain older workers; and the education, training, and experience necessary to change the attitudes and work conditions that can lead to better supporting and accommodating the talent that exists among workers of all ages, both those with and without disabilities.


This editorial identifies issues facing the 21st century global society and the need to shift from situational values to sustainable values to achieve universal sustainability and address current political, economic, and social inequalities. This article was published by the Competition Forum journal.


Reflects on the achievements and accomplishments of the Heldrich Center in 2012, with a focus on the Center's core research priorities: work trends and economic analysis; evaluation, management, and employment; disability employment; reemployment; and industry, education, and employment.