In higher education, as in all industries, workplace policies and practices that foster employment success for people with mental health conditions are actually sound management practices that benefit all workers, and by extension, their employers. Indeed, many of the same supports that help people with mental health disabilities thrive at work—such as employee assistance programs, health coverage, flexible work arrangements and reasonable accommodations—are common sense strategies that help employees in a college or university environment give their all, whether in a classroom, lab or office. What’s more creating a more welcoming environment where people with mental health conditions feel safe to self-identify as people with disabilities may help advance a higher education institution’s overall disability inclusion goals.
In this webinar, participants will learn about effective approaches for providing employees with mental health conditions what they need to perform their best on the job and raise awareness across their institutions about the importance of adopting an inclusive work culture that fosters mental health and well being.
- Brett Sheats (Moderator), National Project Director, EARN
- Nancy Aebersold (Opening Remarks), HERC Founder and Executive Director
- Melanie Whetzel, Lead Consultant, Cognitive/Neurological Team, Job Accommodation Network
- Kristen Abell, Web Manager in Strategic Marketing and Communications at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Co-founder of The Committed Project
- Tom Ruggieri, Coordinator of University of Maryland Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), University of Maryland