Disability as Diversity 105: Improving Presentation Skills
Our Ability facilitates communications…we can all learn from individuals with disabilities who are able to communicate and problem-solve.
- Putting Presentation and Leadership to work with Executive, Leadership and/or Mission Critical Teams
- Move from stuck, conflict laden, marginal result producing teams to unstoppable agents of high performance. Leverage renewed energy, focus and credibility toward being models of ever-changing, ever-striving dynamic teams, leading the way toward revived engagement of people, and their commitment to shared outcomes.
- John Robinson and Doug Hamlin.
Competencies / SHRM
- Improving Presentation Skills
- Leadership & Navigation
- Effectiveness & Development
- Diversity & Inclusion
John Robinson – Recently in March 2018, John Robinson was awarded the Capital Region Chamber Champion of the Year, in front of 1100 New York business leaders! John proudly accepted one of ten national White House Champions of Change for Disability Employment in 2014 in Washington D.C. Since 2011, he’s served as managing partner, CEO and Founder of Our Ability, which provides inclusive workforce and employment consulting, mentoring, workshops, keynotes and seminars on disability and diversity. Our Ability is building a coalition of New York State businesses interested in hiring individuals with disabilities. John currently serves as an advocate for people with disabilities with the Disability:IN NY and was the subject of “Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story,” a public television documentary and autobiography.
“I left corporate America after 20 years to give back to our community of individuals with disabilities and provide new opportunities for employment.”
Doug Hamlin spent over 27 years at Versatrans (now part of Tyler Technologies). Fifteen years in both technical and marketing roles prepared Doug for executive leadership of this 80-person software company dedicated to providing exceptional products and service to the K-12 education industry.
As President and CEO he traveled extensively throughout North America to understand the needs of clients and translate them into effective business solutions. Doug takes pride in developing corporate strategy and aligning the organization to execute that strategy. Doug has presented at numerous K-12 transportation and administration conferences on the value of leveraging technology to drive efficiency through the organization.
Doug has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He lives in upstate New York with his wife Pam.
“Early on, my employer looked past my challenges and directly at my skills. It’s my responsibility to encourage and empower others to do the same.”
Our Ability, Inc. is a certified of disability-owned business enterprises (DOBEs), with the Disability:IN – (formerly the United States Business Leadership Network).