Accommodating Nonvisible Disabilities

The Conference Board of Canada, January 17, 2017
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This webinar aims to respond to growing employer concerns about performance, productivity, absenteeism and medical leaves of employees who have nonvisible disabilities, such as those with mental health problems, chronic pain, and learning disabilities and other cognitive and emotional problems. There is a significant gap between increasing nonvisible disability statistics, especially in mental health, and the skills and resources available to employers. This presentation will help bridge this gap by providing evidence-based guidance and best practices for accommodating these potentially vulnerable employees before chronic disability sets in and to maximize their capacity in the workplace.

Webinar Highlights

During this 60-minute webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the impact of what is becoming a nonvisible disability epidemic on the workplace;
  • Receive employer-relevant review of the impact of most prevalent nonvisible disabilities on work functioning;
  • Learn about the range of work accommodations available for cognitive, emotional, social and behavioural issues in the workplace;
  • Learn about common workplace barriers and facilitators related to effective accommodations;
  • Learn about newest research advances that inform best employer practices in accommodations;
  • Lean about practical workplace scenarios that illustrate how accommodations can be a win-win scenario for employers and employees.

About Izabela

Isabela ShultzDr. Izabela Z. Schultz is a Professor of Vocational Rehabilitation Psychology at the University of British Columbia and Director of Canada’s only graduate Program in this field. She is the recipient of American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology of Disability (2014) for her leadership work on nonvisible disability in the workplace. She has published seven handbooks on prevention of occupational disability, musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace, occupational health and wellness, and return to work interventions.

Recently, Dr. Schultz spearheaded the development of the multidisciplinary Cortex Centre for Advanced Assessment in Vancouver, a new science-to-practice consulting, training and service venture that helps with the challenges that organizations face in disability prevention, return to work, assessment, fitness for duty, work accommodations, employee selection as well as management development.

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