Hiring for neurodiversity gives a competitive advantage. That’s the experience of an increasing number of businesses — from the Fortune 500 to small enterprises.
But, how do you build the pipeline, train, recruit and retain this talent?
At The Right Talent, Right Now: Breaking Workforce Barriers Summit, Melwood, one of the largest employers of individuals of differing abilities is bringing together the experts who can help answer those questions. We are co-hosting this event with Disability:IN DC Metro and the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI) of the George Washington University.
This event is generously sponsored by BB&T
Private sector employers who are trailblazers in creating programs to hire more people of differing abilities and injured veterans will share their best practices. Renowned researchers will discuss how brain science confirms that we truly have differing abilities and the implications for skills training in the workforce. Assistive technology companies and accommodations experts will showcase the tools that can make a difference. Federal and state officials, universities and companies will provide examples of successful public/private partnerships that braids public and private sector funds and incentives.
Who should attend?
Employee resource group (ERG) members
Diversity and inclusion specialists
Ability One Non Profit Agencies
University officials responsible for accommodating students
Individuals of differing abilities
Providers of assistive technologies
Federal, state and local officials
Workforce development-related government officials
The Summit will:
Connect you or your organization to the companies who are at the leading edge of this competitive advantage and learn from them.
Outline the challenges and opportunities encountered by organizations embracing neurodiversity.
Build the case for why positive inclusion of people of differing abilities helps your team meet client needs.
Give clarity on the needs of employers who are seeking staffing pipelines through partnerships with nonprofits.
Explain the various types and relatively low cost of accommodations.
Broaden your horizon about the role of assistive technologies and what it means for the future of work.