ADA, Universal Design, and Accommodations
Date and Time
Thursday May 25, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
May 25th 11 am - 12 pm
WSCA Button Factory Stage
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WSCA is excited to announce a series of training sessions specifically designed for business owners, managers, and coworkers interested in creating a more inclusive and neurodiverse workplace. These sessions will be led by industry expert Nicole Seaward of grit & flow. She will provide practical tools and strategies to help your organization better understand and accommodate diverse perspectives and abilities. This session is perfect for Human Resources, recruiters, managers, and leadership as it provides guidance on engaging in disclosure, accommodation, and interactive process conversations, along with ways to implement Universal Design elements that reduce the need to ask for accommodations. Nicole will also provide tips on documentation of accommodations and strategies to ensure that support in the workplace is effective and successful. Over the course of several weeks, Nicole will cover a range of topics, including: Understanding the concept of neurodiversity and its importance in the workplace Identifying and accommodating different learning styles and communication preferences Creating a more inclusive recruitment and hiring process Providing appropriate accommodations for neurodivergent employees Promoting a culture of respect and understanding within the workplace Developing effective strategies for collaboration and teamwork across different perspectives and abilities Each session will include a mix of interactive presentations, group discussions, and hands-on exercises designed to help participants apply the concepts and strategies in their own workplaces. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to connect with other business owners and managers who are also interested in promoting inclusion and neurodiversity in the workplace, providing a valuable networking opportunity. Whether you are a small business owner looking to make your workplace more accessible and welcoming to diverse perspectives, or a larger organization seeking to create a more inclusive and innovative culture, these training sessions are for you. Training Series – $50 per session or $180 for all four Click to Purchase Tickets on PortsmouthNH.com Session 1 – May 18th 11:00 am -12:00 pm – Neurodiversity 101 Session 2 – May 25th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – ADA, Universal Design, & Accommodations Session 3 – June 1st 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Being a Neurodivergent Ally in the Workplace Session 4 – June 8th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Managing with Neurodivergent in Mind Join us to learn how to embrace neurodiversity and unlock the full potential of your workforce! About your trainer Nicole combines her educational background with personal experiences as an Autistic person to aid business leaders in culture change. She is an advocate who participates in panel discussions, mentors Autistic people and supports disabled job seekers. Nicole is an expert on leadership development, change management, accommodations, and the successful inclusion of neurodivergent people in the workplace. She focuses on improving well-being and leadership by communicating how it impacts job satisfaction, engagement, and productivity. Nicole is skilled in performing job analyses, job descriptions, organizational process mapping, and creating multi-learner documents and training that increase engagement and productivity. Nicole is a certified LinkedIn Instructor and a member of the Asperger Autism Network (AANE) Speakers’ Bureau. Nicole holds a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.