Learn about different resources and ways to support colleagues

Learn about different resources and ways to support colleagues

Design: Lorena Lopez/University of Miami
By Life@TheU

Design: Lorena Lopez/University of Miami

Learn about different resources and ways to support colleagues

By Life@TheU

Throughout October, the University of Miami community will join a national effort to recognize diversity through Disabilities in the Workplace Awareness Month. Spearheaded by the Human Resources’ Office of Workplace Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with partners from across the University, a series of virtual events will showcase the many ways in which we strive to create a supportive environment where our unique abilities come together to transform lives and create an inclusive culture of belonging. 

Attend one of the following events to learn more about University resources and the many ways in which faculty, staff, and students can support colleagues who have different abilities. 

Developmental Disabilities in the Workplace: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m.
Facilitated by Diane Adreon, associate director for University of Miami Nova Southeastern Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD), this session will share expert insights and guidance regarding Autism in the workplace and resources available through UM-NSU CARD. Register now.

Connect and Create at the Lowe
Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m.
During this one-hour workshop, art will be used as a medium for communication to learn simple techniques which encourage diversity of thought at work and home. Guided by experts from the Lowe Art Museum, participants will practice mindfully slowing down, staying neutral, and opening up to the perspectives of others. Participation is limited to ensure the conversation is engaging and interactive. No art experience is necessary. Register now.

Myths and Truths Surrounding the Disability Community
Thursday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.
Facilitated by Shelly Baer, director of leadership training initiatives for the Mailman Center for Child Development, and Jairo Arana, clinical program coordinator for the Mailman Center for Child Development, this session will challenge assumptions and invite participants to a thought-provoking discussion about the disability community. Register now.

Tech That Works for U Microsoft Office 365 Accessibility Tools
Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m.
This session, facilitated by Celia McFadden, manager of information technology, infrastructure, and operations for the University’s Information Technology team, will introduce accessibility tools that are available through Microsoft to University students, faculty, and staff. Learn ways to effectively use technology to better engage your audience and increase your effectiveness. Register now.

The Business Case for Disability Inclusion
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 12 p.m.
Facilitated by Janet Bringuez-Sanchez, assistant director of programs for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at the Miller School of Medicine, this session will share the benefits of creating a diverse workforce. Participants will learn the many ways diversity pipeline programs can enhance business outcomes, ultimately creating an inclusive and successful community. Register now.

New events will be added throughout the month, check back often. 

Learn more about the University’s diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty and staff members.