Jan 23, 2018 11:43 AM
The word "disability" is often used to describe an ongoing physical challenge. While some disabilities may seem obvious, many are unseen – or “invisible.” The February Nonprofit Staff Development Coalition workshop will provide you with knowledge and guidance on the impact of invisible disabilities in the workplace and challenge the way you think about disabilities.
Is your organization set up to assure the success of a staff member who has a brain injury or is partially deaf? Do your policies provide some flexibility for a staff member who is sometimes impacted by a mental illness or for whom some tasks are very difficult due to PTSD?
Facilitators Nancy Kasmar and Linda Rider will lead discussions about the prevalence and cost of unseen disabilities, proper protocols, and techniques for making your staff feel comfortable to disclose disabilities that may impact their work life. Evaluating your own attitudes and biases and learning about appropriate changes you can make will help you feel energized about promoting a more accommodating workplace.