According to the World Health Organization, 16% of the global population lives with a significant disability today—and that number is growing. This means that you’re likely to work with people who have disabilities, if not experience a disability yourself.
Learning and development professionals have the chance to offer training that unifies teams around the subject of disability—and if you haven’t started these discussions already, Disability Pride Month marks a great time to begin. New and updated microlearning courses and templates can give you a head start on developing nuanced, inclusive learning opportunities. Keep reading to explore what’s available and how you can customize it for your teams.
How To Request Disability Accommodations at Work (Microlearning Course)
Asking for help can be overwhelming. Give employees the tools they need to get the conversation started with managers by providing them with this helpful microlearning course that covers their rights and reviews common reasonable accommodations.
Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace: Kentay’s Story (Microlearning Course)
Guide learners through realistic workplace conflicts around disability with this story-driven microlearning centered around Kentay, who’s considering disclosing his invisible disability to his boss after a few mistakes at work.
A Quick Guide To Talking About Disabilities (Microlearning Course)
Teach learners how to keep their workplace discussions about disability respectful and walk them through the answers to some common questions like: What defines a disability? What makes a disability “visible” or “invisible”? How do you talk about someone else’s disability?
How To Identify and Stop Using Ableist Language (Microlearning Course)
Even well-intentioned people can fall prey to ableism if they don’t consider the impact of their words. Use this microlearning to help learners improve their ability to identify and avoid ableist language.
ADA Compliance for Employees and Managers (Placeholder Templates)
The Americans with Disabilities Act outlines rules and regulations concerning the treatment of workers with disabilities. Compliance with the ADA is legally required and helps organizations ensure their policies are inclusive. Employees must understand ADA compliance–and that’s where these templates can help.
You can use them to give your teams an overview of what the ADA says and outline your organization’s approach to ADA compliance. One template can help you develop a course for all employees, and the other includes specific information for managers. In both, customizable sections give you a chance to share specific, personal examples of how your organization supports people of all abilities.
A healthy, productive workplace requires teams to understand how to approach the topic of disability with respect and compassion. These easy-to-use prebuilt templates provide an ideal starting point.
Sharing these microlearning courses and templates with your team is easy. Just go to your Rise 360 dashboard, click the Create New button, select Course or Microlearning, and search for the desired template.
And if you’re looking for more soft skills training for your teams, you can find that in your Rise 360 dashboard as well. Here are some topics to get you started:
- Health and Wellness, including mental health in the workplace and dealing with difficult emotions or life events.
- Communication, including writing well, verbal communication, and communicating with empathy.
- Organizational Culture, including strategies for inclusive communication.
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