Diversity Awareness Partnership

D&I Seminar Series

As our shared spaces grow in the direction of liberation for all marginalized people, we will always have more to learn, more to share, more to explore, and more to innovate around. DAP’s D&I Seminars aim to be a part of that collective learning; the program consists of 1.5-hour educational sessions that focus on different aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Together we can tackle nuanced topics with humility and excitement – topics that have a huge impact on our everyday lived experiences.

Registration for Seminar 1 has closed. Please check back soon for Seminar 2 details & registration!

Seminar 1: Disability Inclusion for People Leaders

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: DAP Office – 1310 Papin Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Price: $50.00

In this workshop, Starkloff Disability Institute’s Disability Inclusion Lead Consultant Jason Hartsfield will introduce participants to the disability community, the challenges they face, and the everyday decisions leaders make that create these challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to rethink and expand upon their leadership styles to create a workplace where people with disabilities can thrive.


  1. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of disability, its definition, and the diverse nature of the disability community.
  2. Participants will explore the impact different models of disability have had on the workplace.
  3. Participants will discuss how everyday leadership decisions can inadvertently create barriers for people with disabilities.
  4. Participants will be able to practice applying the principles of Universal Design to their leadership style.