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Jarvis Grindstaff, graduate student, boosts professional engagement through innovative activities and programming

Grindstaff presenting at One United Nations Plaza, 18th Floor conference room.

This summer, Jarvis Grindstaff, ’14, current M.A. in International Development (IDMA) and MPA graduate student, is conducting a practicum placement and internship at the UNDP at their New York City headquarters through the end of July.

Grindstaff is a diversity and inclusion intern in the Office of Human Resources, Bureau for Management Services. Grindstaff is responsible for designing an action plan to implement the findings and recommendations of a recently conducted policy review that aimed to make human resources policies and tools inclusive and welcoming for persons with disabilities; coordinating a side-event at the Conference of State Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); developing a new on-line course called: ‘Persons with Disability, Ability, Capability, Employability’; and, assisting with the implementation of the UNDP-UN Volunteers “Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities.”

As part of these activities, Grindstaff created a brown-bag lunch series for UNDP staff titled: “Making inclusion work: a buddy system for young professionals with disabilities.” Grindstaff held the first session on Thursday, May 31, 2018 to both physical and online audience members, receiving rave reviews.

Posted by Audrey Cooper | Posted June 10, 2018 at 10:32 PM

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