- California Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities
- The California Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities is establishing itself as the go-to organization for model policy and best practice development related to inclusion of people with disabilities in the work force. The group, formally known as the “Governor’s Committee” under the Employment Development Department was renamed and established under the CA Department of Rehabilitation in January 2012. CCP has assisted CCEPD since August 2012 with their efforts to establish a dynamic culture of inclusion and efficiency. CCP worked closely with staff and Committee leadership to design and facilitate a multi-day strategic planning process and facilitated two work groups charged with implementing the group’s goals to increase employment rates for people with disabilities. CCP also developed the charter documents for the full Committee and two work groups, including a collaborative decision-making structure. Another key element of CCP’s assistance was to coach staff to develop their facilitation skills and build productive relationships with Committee members and key stakeholder groups across the state. CCP’s assistance ended in June 2013; the group now has an effective governance structure and tools to achieve its goal: to increase the rate of employment for people with disabilities to one closer to that of the general population.