Diversity Dialogues: Hidden Disabilities and Visible Solutions
Thursday, April 26, 2018 (11am - 12pm US/Central)
Registration Deadline: April 23, 2018
Registration is closed for this event.
People with hidden disabilities can face challenges in the workplace stemming from the invisibility of their condition. Workplace activities that aim to foster teamwork can have an unintended exclusionary effect, and a lack of awareness regarding hidden disabilities could actually be limiting the engagement, involvement, and contributions of team members. Join us in a discussion led by Leigh Fickling, an expert in Disability Management to increase awareness of hidden disabilities and workplace dynamics including disclosure and accommodations. Learn how to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, actionable steps to create a more inclusive environment, as well as common awareness solutions to promote diversity on a broader scale.
ATTENDEES WILL LEARN
• Learn a variety of hidden disabilities in the workplace – hearing loss, epilepsy, learning disabilities, etc.
• Discuss ways in which discrimination occurs in the hiring process
• Participate in a conversation to encourage awareness and compliance with accommodations
Leigh Fickling, Director Disability Management System, Duke University.
Leigh Fickling is the Director of Disability Management System at Duke University. The department serves as a centralized clearinghouse on disability-related information, procedures and services for Duke faculty, staff and students. Fickling holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Charleston School of Law, a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University, West Virginia.
Casandra M. Laskowski
Reference Librarian and Lecturing Fellow
J. Michael Goodson Law Library
Duke University School of Law
REGISTRATION FEES AND POLICIES
Registration Fees:These fees are available through 04/23/2018
|NonMember Site Registration||$150.00||
|Member Site Registration||$125.00||