The Overnight Trainer Podcast

Sarah Cannistra

Let’s take the guesswork out of becoming an L&D professional. Are you looking to get into Learning and Development and don’t quite know where to start? Have you recently been promoted to a Corporate Trainer or Instructional Design role and want to make sure you have the tools to knock it out of the park? If any of those are you, you’ve come to the right place. read less

Embracing Neurodiversity in L&D with Jessica Michaels
Sep 20 2022
Embracing Neurodiversity in L&D with Jessica Michaels
Embracing neurodiversity is something a lot of L&D professionals and departments are *talking* about, but how do you know if what you're doing is *actually* supporting your neurodivergent workforce? On today's episode of The Overnight Trainer Podcast, Neurodiversity Coach, Speaker, and Founder of The Neurodiverse Workplace, Jessica Michaels joins me to discuss how L&D can better enable and embrace our neurodivergent learners. We chat all about: 🗺 Jessica's journey into all things Talent Development and how her late-in-life diagnosis of Autism and ADHD led her to where she is today 🧠 The different terminology used, when to use it, and why it's important to know 👩🏻‍🏫 How many of the subjects/topics/content we've been used to teaching a certain way are actually ableist and non-inclusive (👀 looking at you, "Effective Communication Skills") 🙋🏽‍♀️ What role L&D has in perpetuating ableism and what we can do to be mindful of neurodiversity when it comes to developing learning programs 🔎 How L&D hiring managers, recruiters, and leaders can create an equitable and inclusive hiring and interview process for people who are neurodivergent And that is just the tip of the iceberg. This episode was truly an educational experience for me (as is every time I hear Jessica speak) and I know it will be for you, too! 💕 And lastly, Jessica has a new book coming out soon called "One Size Fits No One: A Practical Guide To Navigating Neurodiversity for Employee Learning And Engagement" that you all will NEED to get your hands on!!! Links to learn more about Jessica and sign up for updates about her new book are in the comments below ⬇️ Book Updates: Website: LinkedIn: