Increasing Understanding and Awareness of Learning Disabilities in the Workplace

Program Length: 1 Day
Date: TBD
Location: Timmins Campus
Time: 8am to 4pm

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Instructor will be on site at the Timmins Campus, however this course is available to attend by video conference at our Kirkland Lake, Moosonee and Haileybury Campus locations with a minimum of 2-3 participants per site for ease of group activities.

Learning Objectives

  • Define what is a learning disability (LD) and what are the types of learning disabilities in relation to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005
  • Examine the stereotypes and misconceptions about employees with disabilities (i.e. discrimination, reasonable adjustments, enquiring about a disability and failing to make reasonable adjustments.
  • Learn and develop skills that will help management to effectively communicate and work with people with disabilities
  • Learn how to communicate effectively with employees with a learning disability (i.e. listening skills)

Course Benefits

  • Improved quality of an organization’s workforce (including better relationships)
  • More confidence and competence in Supervisors to effectively manage situations where a learning disability is suspected or diagnosed (i.e. show respect and sensitivity to people with disabilities).
  • Increased productivity, creativity, and opportunity for the workforce.
  • Foster and promote acceptance of diversity in the workplace (i.e. Incorporate LD awareness into induction training for new or existing staff members)

For more information, please contact:
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext. 2202