Is your organization looking for unique programs to help boost Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace?  The following aim to improve empathy and promote self-advocacy in employees.  Programs can be customized for different employment groups within an organization.

Behind the Mask: Understanding Invisible Disabilities

Presenters Cindy Edwards and Annie Montemayor have developed a unique workshop to:

  • Educate employees and leaders on the most common Invisible Disabilities in the workforce today
  • Provide data correlating to the future workforce and Invisible Disabilities
  • Discuss how to build a culture of disability awareness and acceptance
  • Give resources on understanding when to refer, disclosure rights, privacy and options that protect people with invisible disabilities
  • Promote Self-Advocacy; helping people understand steps for requesting reasonable accommodations
  • Teach conversation skills for discussing invisible disabilities in the workplace

Email Cindy Edwards to learn more.  Be sure to put “Invisible Disabilities” in your subject line.

Coaching Skills for Professionals

This workshop is aimed at helping coaches, leaders who coach, and HR professionals understand invisible disabilities and be able assist people that struggle with executive functioning.

Executive function disorders are common with individuals who experience high amounts of stress and/or clients who have been diagnosed with an invisible disability such as BiPolar, ADD/ADHD, Cancer (cancer brain) or

This workshop:

  • Educates you on common Invisible Disabilities in the workforce today
  • Provides detailed information on Executive Functioning cognitive processes
  • Gives resources on understanding when to refer, disclosure rights, privacy and options that protect people with invisible disabilities
  • Promotes Self-Advocacy; helping people understand steps for requesting reasonable accommodations
  • Teaches conversation

Executive functions are a set of cognitive processes that include attention control, inhibitory control, working memory, cognitive flexibility, as well as reasoning, problem solving, and planning..

Common issues include struggles with planning, managing time, working memory, and reasonably controlling emotional states.