Jessica Michaels is an award-winning speaker, former stand-up comic, and manager development expert. Despite her success, every victory she had for years was inexplicably followed by a bigger failure. In her 30s, she discovered she was autistic and ADHD. After working to find her own path as a neurodivergent corporate learning professional, Jessica began using her experience to educate, advocate, and advise on neurodiversity in business. With humor and directness, she shows her audiences how every employee benefits from a neuroinclusive environment. She also works with neurodivergent professionals or those with non-traditional leadership characteristics to enable them to thrive in leadership positions. Connect with her on LinkedIn!
One Size Fits No One
Audience: Talent Development, Learning and Development, Enablement, Training, Instructional Designers, Facilitators, Trainers, Diversity and Inclusion, Managers, New Managers, Leaders
As educators, we design learning experiences to be appealing, to drive participation, and cause a behavior change. Without taking neurodiversity into consideration, however, we’ve created a one-size-fits-all solution that truly fits no one at all. As an expert in both neurodiversity and corporate education, Jessica will use her experience as a late-in-life diagnosed neurodivergent with Autism and ADHD, as well as her passion for facilitation and instructional design to transform your training organization to be neuro-inclusive for all learners.
After the session your team will be able to:
-Understand how neurodivergence shows up in the corporate training environment
-Identify why addressing neurodiversity in learning is critical to overall department success
-Create neuroinclusive content and activities
-Design virtual, in-person, or on-demand learning that is neuroinclusive
This program aligns with the following capabilities of the ATD Capability Model: Communication, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Instructional Design, Learning, Training Delivery & Facilitation