The Do’s And Don’ts For Addressing People With Disabilities From A Tokyo Olympian

with
Lacey Henderson
Live Session
$0.00
  • July 22, 2021, 1:30 pm   EST
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Lacey, an above-the-knee amputee who lost her leg to cancer at nine years old, will address disability sensitivity, when person-first language is appropriate, how to avoid “performative diversity,” and the “disability simulation” mistake of many high-profile organizations.

What You'll Learn

  • What does true inclusion look like?
  • Things to do and not to do
  • How to avoid “disability simulation”
  • How employers can recruit effectively across all areas
  • Pros and cons of person-first language (PFL)
  • Tactical steps to take to achieve actual inclusion
  • How to have meaningful, important conversations while laughing once in a while
  • How to navigate ADA/HIPAA
When:
Thursday, July 22, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
Scheduled for a 60 minute question and answer session

Training Overview

Olympian Lacey Henderson reveals how to recruit, respect, and refer to people with disabilities.

Participate in this free webinar and learn how to bolster inclusion.

Just days before heading off to the Tokyo Paralympic Games, long jumper Lacey Henderson will host this free webinar to tackle what actual inclusion of people with disabilities looks like. An American record holder, celebrated podcast host, and engaging public speaker will share her most effective tool: laughter.

Lacey, an above-the-knee amputee who lost her leg to cancer at nine years old, will address disability sensitivity, when person-first language is appropriate, how to avoid “performative diversity,” and the “disability simulation” mistake of many high-profile organizations.

You will also learn how to recruit across all areas and why the days of forgetting about the disability population (the world’s largest minority) are over. As the country emerges from the pandemic, organizations need everyone involved in rebuilding revenue. By contributing your expertise to this common goal, you can help your team, impress senior management, and advance your career.

  • What does true inclusion look like?
  • Things to do and not to do
  • How to avoid “disability simulation”
  • How employers can recruit effectively across all areas
  • Pros and cons of person-first language (PFL)
  • Tactical steps to take to achieve actual inclusion
  • How to have meaningful, important conversations while laughing once in a while
  • How to navigate ADA/HIPAA

Who Should Attend?

  • Everyone who works with or who will benefit from working with and including people with disabilities in companies, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, schools, and universities/colleges

Expert Presenter

Lacey Henderson

  • Long jumper for Team USA
  • Six-time USA National Champion in the long jump, the world record holder in the pole vault, and the American record holder in the long jump
  • Participated in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
  • Earned a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru
  • Currently training for the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo
  • Diagnosed with rare synovial sarcoma at nine years old
  • Had her right leg amputated above the knee and went through years of physical therapy and childhood ridicule
  • Received a cheerleading scholarship to the University of Denver
  • Works with children with limb difference and uses her athletic and social platform to normalize disability in society
  • Hosts the "Picked Last in Gym Class" podcast which celebrates the adversity that people have overcome before finding success
  • Hosted Microsoft's "In Culture" series, featuring New Orleans Saints legend Steve Gleason, among others
  • Expert in hosting, comedy, camps/clinics, and DEI initiatives
  • Has powerfully spoken in many team and corporate settings, such as SDSU Athletics, Ted Talk, and Qualcomm Headquarters

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