DIG’s National Training Conference (NTC) 2023 will be taking place at the Washington College of Law on the American University campus in our Nation’s Capital on June 14 – 16, 2023. The conference theme is “Advancement Through Accessibility.”
DIG’s NTC has a reputation for providing the top speakers and trainers, approved by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and attended by hundreds of deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing government employees from around the country and serving the American people from around the world at military bases and embassies. In 2021, due to the pandemic, DIG moved the NTC online for 3 days which was attended by thousands of attendees. In 2023, we are excited to bring the conference back live in person!
The theme “Advancement Through Accessibility” builds upon President Biden’s Executive Order 14035: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce which lays out key steps that agencies can take to strengthen DEIA in their workforce policies, practices, and culture. The overarching goal is to build a bridge within the government using the “A” in DEIA which stands for Accessibility by collaborating with agencies in order to support Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing employees throughout all levels of government.
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Participants will be able earn up to 1.55 CEUs with offerings in the General Studies (GS), Professional Studies (PS) and Power, Privilege and Oppression (PPO) categories. The Certificate Maintenance Program sponsor is the Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. More information – https://2023ntc.deafingov.org/ceu
Captioning and ASL/voice interpreters will be provided. If you need other types of reasonable accommodations, please contact DIGConference@deafingov.org.