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Disability Equity & Inclusion Training

Disability Equity and Inclusion (E&I) Training Sessions are specific and outcome-focused to best meet your organization’s needs. We offer sessions on a wide range of topics, from beginner to advanced.

Our E&I Training Sessions are thoroughly researched and thoughtfully presented. We know that “one size fits all” is never true when it comes to learning, so our sessions are customized to provide the most relevant information and teaching style for each audience. Our interactive format keeps attendees fully engaged and ensures the lessons taught last long after the training session has ended.

Every organization faces unique challenges when it comes to equity and inclusion, whether for-profit, non-profit, or government. Our customized and tailored approach means our E&I Training Sessions are relevant across all sectors and industries. We are deeply passionate about the education we provide through our training sessions, and our presentation style is down-to-earth, interactive, humorous, candid, fluid, and based on our audience during real-time. We take pride in our training sessions and our ability to speak in a meaningful way to all staff members, from front-line to executive level.

Eye Level's customized training sessions:

  • Are research-based and hand-tailored to your needs
  • Offer options for eLearning
  • Include personalized pre- and post-session surveys, with a measurement of learning objectives
  • Are suitable for small and large groups alike
  • Utilize workshop exercises, work groups, and breakout session activities

Plus, additional personalization is available, including:

  • Interviews with key stakeholders
  • Measurement tools specific to your organization’s equity and inclusion goals
  • Data compilation and analysis, with a detailed report to organizational leadership
  • Strategic plan to improve disability equity and inclusion within your organization
  • And more!

E&I Training Sessions are available on a variety of topics. Some of our most popular sessions are listed below, but this is not an exhaustive list. Please inquire if there’s another topic or type of training you’re interested in and we can work together to create an impactful session for you and your organization!

Americans with Disabilities Act

Becoming an Ally and Advocate

Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

Benefits of Peer Mentoring

Disability Awareness

Disability Rights

Disability Service
Etiquette

E&I in Campus
Recreation

E&I in Community Recreation

Effective Disability Communications

Reasonable Accommodations

Service Animals

Social Model of Disability

Understanding Adaptive Athletics

Understanding and Recognizing Ableism

Understanding Disability

Contact us to inquire about session pricing and availability.

ATTENDEES SAY...

I really enjoy when Sarah comes. I feel like I learn something new and it helps me to better prepare for the different kinds of people I meet.

I love the conversations and how real she is!

Sarah is detailed and specific, which makes disability easier to understand. She also adds humor with the stories she shares, and I love that!

Sarah is really interesting and knowledgeable, and she’s vested in her topics. I find her presentations useful and helpful in my field.

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Consulting Services

Strategic business consulting services include coaching, mentoring, and workshops that are suitable for the executive team, board members, and key stakeholders. These services are research-based, suitable for all sectors and industries, and incorporate disability into the greater diversity conversation. Our most popular consulting services include the following:

  • Coaching and Mentoring (1:1 and Group)
  • Communicating through Conflict
  • Employee Engagement and Satisfaction
  • Leadership Development (1:1 and Group)
  • Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Business Development
    • Corporate Communications (internal and external)
    • Marketing Communications (internal and external)

Learn more about consulting services.

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Speaking Engagements

We believe in the power of vulnerability and connection through conversations. Founder, Sarah Kirwan, is available for speaking engagements and panel discussions on a range of topics, including her personal experience living with a disability. She has spoken previously on the topics identified below, but she’s happy to tailor a speaking engagement to your organization’s needs. If you’re looking for a down-to-earth, high-energy, and humorous speaker for your next event, then look no further!

Please contact us to learn more.

  • A Story of Resilience and Reinvention
  • Am I Disabled Enough?
  • Communicating and Living Our Core Values
  • Conversations at Eye Level
  • Curiosity, Empathy, and Connection
  • It’s the Human Factor
  • Micro to Macro: Adjusting Our Thinking
  • My So-Called Rebel Life
  • Start Flexing: Change is Our Destiny
  • Stepping into Vulnerability and Discomfort
  • Uncovering the ROI of Kindness

Learn more about speaking engagements.

TESTIMONIALS

When we were in the beginning stages of our nonprofit, Sarah facilitated conversations that helped us identify our goals and values. She was also instrumental in drafting client - and donor - facing communications. Most importantly, she helped us determine our organizational purpose with a clear roadmap for future growth. We would not have thought as ambitiously about our reach, nor would we have such a focused path into the future. Shield Maidens Wheelchair Basketball would not have the impact it does now without the help of Sarah and Eye Level Communications, LLC, and we are immensely grateful!

—Molly Bloom, Co-Founder
Shield Maidens Wheelchair Basketball

Sarah walked our organization, Operation Surf, through an entire organizational realignment. She supported our leadership, provided excellent consultation, and helped us navigate the stressful growth of redefining our Mission, Vision, and Values. Her collective experience and energetic personality made the whole process enjoyable and effective. We walked away with a strong first step on our path of change for the better. She helped us rebuild our organization's foundation in the best way possible and we continue to build off of it today. Highly recommend Eye Level Communications, LLC!

—Amanda Curaza, Executive Director
Operation Surf

Sarah and Eye Level have been amazing to collaborate with over the past few years. Her Disability 101 training received such positive feedback that we decided to bring her back as a keynote speaker, to discuss Effective Disability Communications and Understanding Inclusion in Community Recreation. For each occasion, she was able to customize the content to meet our staff training needs. She ALWAYS brings a wealth of knowledge to our employees, while keeping them engaged in the conversation. I definitely recommend inviting Sarah to speak at your next event or training session. I know we're looking forward to working with her again in the future!

—Jason Wong, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator
City of Carson, California

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