Inclusive Interviewing for National and Community Service Programs

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As applications to join your service program increase, and the interview process continues, this is the perfect time to brush-up on information regarding inclusive interviewing.

As a result of feedback from the field, the National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) will be providing an informative and interactive discussion to guide you in conducting inclusive interviews.

What are questions that you can and can’t ask? What if someone discloses a disability on their application or during an interview? What are strategies to ensure that all applicants know your agency provides reasonable accommodations?

Please be a part of this presentation and discussion about conducting inclusive interviews both in-person and at a distance.

Join us on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 from 3 PM – 4 PM EST (2 PM Central, 1 PM Mountain, 12 PM Pacific).

Our presenters this month are both from the National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) (see their biographies, below):
Lucy Bayard, Senior Training Coordinator
Jason Wheeler, Senior Training Manager

To register for this webinar, please send the following information to nsip [at] on or before Monday, May 18, 2009.

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Let us know you require CART to participate. CART service provides instantaneous translation of the speech text using real-time software. This is an accommodation we provide to participants who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

In addition, please feel free to add questions/comments you would like the presenters to address during the webinar.

NOTE: A confirmation email with connection instructions will be sent to all registered participants on Tuesday, May 19th, 2009.

Training Team Members:
Lucy Bayard is the Senior Training Coordinator for the National Service Inclusion Project. Lucy worked as a special education teacher promoting inclusion in schools and as a program coordinator in the public and not-for-profit sectors developing curricula, as well as working with teachers and youth to create inclusive learning environments throughout the community. She received an undergraduate degree in service-learning at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Master’s degree in Special Education from Lesley University.

Jason P. Wheeler is the Senior Training Manager for the National Service Inclusion Project. For the past 15 years, Jason has been professionally committed to youth leadership and development. Jason’s experience was catalyzed by his extensive involvement in National Service programs focused on issues related to education, disability inclusion and social justice. Before joining the NSIP Team, Jason worked extensively with a wide range of people with disabilities in the areas of independent living, access to technology, community involvement, employment, and case management. He has, throughout his life, served as a volunteer and in community service roles. Jason is a graduate trainee of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, a graduate level interdisciplinary training for health professionals. Jason is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Management Program at Cambridge College.

We always look forward to serving you! Please feel free to contact us with any disability inclusion questions and requests for information at NSIP [at] or 888-491-0326 (V/TTY). Visit our website for a list of trainings offered by NSIP.

The National Service Inclusion Project is a cooperative agreement (08TAHMA001) between the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston in collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Association on Higher Education and Disability, National Council on Independent LivingNational Down Syndrome Congress. Information contained in this email is for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement from the National Service Inclusion Project or the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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