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LANDMARK COLLEGE’S WORKPLACE LEARNING SERIES CONTINUES ONLINE WITH:

Workplace Neurodiversity: Supporting Employees with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Autism

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Strategies for hiring, supervising, and retaining skilled neurodiverse employees, including those with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), ADHD, autism, and other learning differences.

Online Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 10:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Eastern

Schedule at a glance

Time
Event
Speaker
10:45 – 11 a.m.
Welcome and check-in
 
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Keynote Presentation: 
"Building a Neurodiversity Hiring/Employment Initiative: Essential Components, Additional Considerations & Required Costs"

Judy Reilly, MBA
Director I Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation
Werth Institute, University of Connecticut

12 – 12:15 p.m.
Break
 
12:15 – 1:15 p.m
"Executive Function: It's Not Just for Executives!  Supporting Employees with EF Challenges"
Rick Bryck, Ph.D.,
Senior Director, Landmark College Institute for Research and Training
 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
"Americans with Disabilities Act Accommodation Requests: How to Mitigate Risk and Support an Inclusive Workplace"
Paula McMahon, Ed.D, CRC, ACTCP
Chair and Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions and Science, 
MSU-Billings 
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Break
 
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
“Spotlight on Neurodiverse Employees:
Personal Experiences and Strategies”
Panel of neurodiverse employees; 
Moderated by Jan Coplan, Director of Career Connections, Landmark College

Pricing:

$99 per person 

$35 Landmark College alumni (Graduates of associate or bachelor’s degree or postbaccalaureate certificate program)

Not able to attend live? A recording of the event will be made available to watch (until February 21) for all registrants completing payment before February 7. 


Essential For:

  • Supervisors and Department Managers
  • HR Professionals
  • Career Services and Internship Program Coordinators
  • Diversity and Inclusion Coordinators
  • Employee Resource Group Leaders
  • And more!

Sessions on

  • Time:

    Tuesday, February 7, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastern

    Description:

    The idea of creating inclusive employment opportunities for adults with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences continues to gain momentum with employers of all types. But as practitioners attempt to operationalize this idea, they are finding it challenging to design and implement a strategy for their organization. Where to start? Who needs to be involved? How much will it cost?

    Judy Reilly, Director of UConn’s Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation (CNDEI), will provide participants with a practical “roadmap” employers can use to take a Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative from concept to execution as well as guide them in accessing the information and resources they need along the way.

    Presenter:

    Judy Reilly, MBA
    Director, Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation
    Werth Institute, University of Connecticut

    UCONN Werth Institute

  • Time:

    Tuesday, February 7, from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Eastern

    Description:

    Much like the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) oversees a corporation, the executive function (EF) system of the brain handles duties related to supervising and monitoring our cognitive (“thought”) processes. This includes processing information needed for the task at hand, allocating attention (including switching between thoughts), and suppressing distractions (needed for prioritizing tasks). It is thus a crucial system required for all job duties; but just like the CEO, it’s a lot to handle and oversee, and (both) systems sometimes need help. This session will provide a brief overview of the critical components of executive function and how it helps us effectively accomplish tasks. It will then outline general principles and concrete strategies supervisors can use to support employee executive function.  

    Presenter:

    Rick Bryck, Ph.D.,

    (He/Him)
    Senior Director,
    Landmark College Institute for Research and Training

  • Time:

    Tuesday, February 7, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern

    Description:

    Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with a disability. In this workshop we will review Title I of the ADA, the interactive process, and how to successfully navigate accommodation requests. There will be group discussions and case scenarios.

    Presenter:

    Paula McMahon, Ed.D, CRC, ACTCP
    (She/Her)
    Chair and Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions and Science
    Montana State University-Billings 

  • Time:

    Tuesday, February 7, from 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Eastern

    Description:

    Hearing the stories of neurodivergent employees is usually the best way for employers and supervisors to understand the unique needs of these workers and to capitalize on their strengths.  This panel discussion will afford attendees the opportunity to learn from varied employees’ experiences and ask them questions.

    Presenters:

    Panel of neurodiverse employees;
    Moderated by Jan Coplan,
    Director of Career Connections,
    Landmark College

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