Trainings

We know that beginning your journey of disability inclusion in the workplace can be difficult. That’s why we’ve created disability diversity and inclusion trainings designed to provide the workplace with the necessary knowledge, tools, and insight needed to amplify the abilities of job seekers and employees with disabilities. Inclusion and equity for job seekers and employees with disabilities is a vital aspect of building a workforce reflective of the communities in which we live, work, and play.

Take a look at our available trainings below and contact us today for more information.

An engaging and interactive training designed to inspire and equip employees and organizations to increase their awareness, expand knowledge, and develop requisite skills to effectively interact with and support employees who experience a disability and to become a catalyst for workplace inclusion.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Audience: All employees
  • Trainers: Heidi Dirkse-Graw, MS, CRC, LPC and Andrew Lundgren, MA, LMFT, LPC
  • Available as a Train-the-Trainer: 7 hours

 

In this course, participants will:

  • Identify what it means to normalize disability
  • Explore their personal attitudes and beliefs towards people with disabilities, which can unknowingly create bias and exclusion in the workplace
  • Increase their knowledge of common medical conditions such as:
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
    • Mental Health Conditions
    • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)
  • Identify specific ways to support and include employees with disabilities with these conditions in the workplace
  • Build the framework for inclusion of employees with disabilities as a valued diversity group
  • Learn the benefits of employee self-disclosure and self-advocacy
  • Receive online resources to explore job accommodations
  • Explore involvement in employee resource/affinity groups

This is not your mama’s disability etiquette training – employees will move beyond being nice and behaving the right way to truly connecting with people with disabilities and without.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Audience: All employees
  • Trainers: Heidi Dirkse-Graw, MS, CRC, LPC and Andrew Lundgren, MA, LMFT, LPC
  • Available as a Train-the-Trainer: 3 hours

 

In this course, participants will:

  • Identify the basics of disability etiquette
  • Define authentic communication and its benefits
  • Identify specific behaviors that build rapport with others
  • Explore one’s own challenges to connecting with people with barriers in which we are unfamiliar
  • Identify multiple scenarios that may cause tension
  • Practice putting it all together

This training is designed to assist employees to develop awareness of the importance of self-disclosing disability and to request informal/formal job accommodations that can aide in successfully performing their job.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Audience: All employees
  • Trainers: Heidi Dirkse-Graw, MS, CRC, LPC and Andrew Lundgren, MA, LMFT, LPC
  • Available as a Train-the-Trainer: 3 hours

 

In this course, participants will:

  • Identify the benefits of self-disclosure of disability in contrast to possible detriment of not disclosing
  • Learn the ADAA’s definition of disability, reasonable accommodation, and the interactive process
  • Learn when and how to self-disclose in the process of employment
  • Learn about resources for identify possible job accommodations
  • Develop skills in self-disclosure through practice scenarios
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