“The Working Parent Problem,” is a term we’re all too familiar with. Burnout and turnover among employees with family responsibilities is reaching record levels in North America- but it’s more than just work and parenting demands causing these issues.
Disability, aging and mental health challenges touch almost every working parent either personally or through their children or parents. While we can’t stop this wave of demands, we can make better use of our resources and adopt a healthier mindset.
Participants will learn:
The past few years have been stressful for both organizations and employees. Between the constant threat of COVID, world conflict and the challenge of remote work, many people are feeling exhausted, anxious and disconnected from humanity. One of the best ways to combat this is by using one of the oldest forms of self-empowerment – the story.
Using the newest strategies from the exciting science of narrative-based therapy, her experience as a senior manager, along with her own personal stories of courage following a car accident that left her paraplegic, Psychologist Marjorie Aunos shows her audience how they can regain confidence, build better professional relationships, and adopt a growth-centered mindset, as well as create teams that will thrive in any circumstances.
Attendees will learn:
We are very good at making people work out their physical bodies – giving them tools and ways to hop on a bed, cook their favorite dish, yet we miss the boat when it comes to empowering them, making them confidence in their skills to do it all on their own once they return home. Teaching our clients the “meta-abilities” or the HOW TO figure it out is more important than any other specific skill we might teach them. This keynote is a starting point of a reflection around what our role, as professional, truly is in favoring a resilient and growth mindset in our clients.
University settings are NOT geared towards Universal Accessible Design – and I do NOT mean accessibility in terms of buildings (although I could STILL say A LOT about this). Our expectations of students no longer matches their learning needs and are not geared to assessing their true capabilities. Our expectations of scholars also do not allow for representation according to disability status (and potentially other diverse groups). This keynote is a starting point to an authentic conversation around accessibility, inclusion and adaptations in Academia.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Parents with Disabilities
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