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Workforce Readiness Webinar

Leverage neurodiversity as a competitive edge for your company. Neurodivergent employees can make companies more effective and enhance employee morale, improve customer relations, reduce employee turnover, and put diversity equity and inclusion into practice. Promoting a neurodiverse workforce will offer insights and strategies on how human resource professionals can foster an inclusive work culture and build a diverse workforce model for your enterprise needs. Leading the conversation is disability inclusion expert Dianne Malley, Director of Community Impact at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University. Invited panelists include employees, community organizations and subject matter experts.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a solid foundation of neurodiversity and disability
  • Understand the benefits of hiring neurodivergent talent
  • Learn best practices to hire and grow neurodivergent talent
  • Hear insights from a panel of neurodivergent advocates

Meet our Panel:

Frank Brennan, Drexel Project Career Launch, Participant 2021

Edmund DeLooze, VP – Hospitality Enablement / Workplace Hospitality, Aramark

Wendy B. Henry, Civil Rights Administrator, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)

Jeannine Leggieri, Director of Operations, Kaplan LP

Dianne Malley, MFA. Director, Community Impact, Drexel University, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Susan Schonfeld, Executive Director, Community Integrated Services, Susan Schonfeld

Virtual Host/Moderator:

Kena Sears-Brown, MBA. VP Workforce Development, Philadelphia SHRM

Director, Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Initiatives, Drexel University, Goodwin College of Professional Studies