$90 – $149

Help! I'm Invisible - Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace

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Smart Buildings Center Training/Event Space

1200 12th Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98144

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The word “disability” is often used to describe an ongoing physical challenge. While some disabilities may seem obvious, but many are unseen – or “invisible.” This 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.

We will discuss the prevalence and cost of invisible disabilities, disability etiquette, and techniques to encourage your staff to disclose their invisible disabilities to the organization. Participants will understand their own attitudes about invisible disabilities and how to promote acceptance of invisible disabilities in their own workplaces.

There will be multiple opportunities for participants to actively engage with the workshop material and other participants. Facilitators Nancy Kasmar and Linda Rider will demonstrate how common invisible disabilities are in the workplace through presentation materials, videos, and a panel of 3-4 adults who will offer their perspectives about living and working with different invisible disabilities. There will also be small group discussions, with a report out to the entire group, about what participants plan to do to change their co-workers’ attitudes about invisible disabilities.


Participant Outcomes

  • Understand the prevalence of invisible disabilities, as well as the impact on employee engagement, productivity, and the organization’s bottom line.
  • Know how to assess the business practices for accessibility for employees with and without invisible disabilities.
  • Understand how to use available resources related to invisible disabilities.


Meet the Trainers

Nancy Kasmar is a Principal of Compensation Connections, with over 25 years of management experience in addition to 12 years in human resources and total rewards. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and a Certificate in Management from the University of California, San Diego. Nancy holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation with an additional certification as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). She is also certified as a SHRM-SCP.

Nancy has worked with hundreds of organizations throughout North America as a compensation consultant. She is the 2018 Director for Washington SHRM and is a past President of the Lake Washington Human Resource Association. In addition to her professional and volunteer responsibilities, Nancy speaks regionally and nationally on topics ranging from compensation and benefits to mentorship and diversity.


Linda Rider has worked in human resources, training program management, and workforce development roles for over twenty-five years. Access and support for those with invisible disabilities are pivotal issues for Linda and she works to bring awareness to and solutions for this issue.

Linda has worked to address systemic barriers to living wage careers since 2005. As Workforce Readiness Director for Washington State SHRM, she authored the survey report “Employer Perspectives on Soft Skills” and the “Soft Skills Starter Kit & Guide” with support from SJI and the Performance Skills Coalition.


Cancellation policy:

The cancellation fee is $45.

If you must cancel your registration, you may request a refund minus the $45 fee up to 3 working days prior to the workshop date. After this date, no refunds will be issued. Please note that “no-shows” will be charged the full workshop fee. All fees must be received within 90 days after the workshop or a service fee of $45 will be added.

Lunch will be on your own; there is a microwave and Farestart cafe in the building.


Questions?

Please inform Bridget Chan at bridget@501commons.org if you need to cancel or make amendments to your registration.

Contact Pragya Madan at pragya@501commons.org for more information about this workshop.

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