Mental Illness, A Silent Pandemic *Members Only*

Description:

Often people avoid discussing mental illness due to stigma and fear. During this webinar, Felicia Nurmsen of National Organization on Disability will navigate through this tough talk. She will address how mental illness affects the workforce, explore what employers can and should do to address it, and the impact COVID has on our workforce.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Practices that foster trust and authenticity in your corporate culture for people with disabilities.
  • Steps to build a workplace where employees feel safe disclosing their mental illness and can thrive.
  • The impact COVID have on workforce’s caregivers, long haulers, and mental health and the role it plays on returning to office.

This webinar is available to members only. If you are interested in becoming a member, please reach out to: contact@theinstitute4workplaceequality.org

Learn about the presenter:

Felicia M. Nurmsen serves as Managing Director of Employer Services, where her responsibilities include development and delivery of NOD’s suite of Professional Services providing consulting to Fortune 100 companies, the Disability Employment Tracker, Corporate Leadership Council program development and NOD’s innovative program, Campus to Careers, developing a pipeline of professional-level talent with disabilities for business.

Felicia is a sought-after speaker and subject matter expert on issues regarding the employment of people with disabilities, has addressed audiences at national conferences, corporate forums and higher education institutions, among others and has provided training to thousands of corporate, government and NGO employees. During her tenure with NOD, Felicia has provided consulting services and assisted a number of corporations mount successful disability employment initiatives, such as Footlocker, Toyota, United Nations, Sutter Health, Stanley Black and Decker and many more.

Throughout her career Felicia has served on various boards including the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Circle of Champions, U.S. Business Leadership Network Corporate Advisory Board, National Association of Colleges and Employers Disability Employment Task Force and been recognized for her work with the Massachusetts Governor’s Exemplary Employer Award, National Economic Development Commission of the American Legion Veteran Employer of the year and others.

Previously, Felicia founded her own consulting practice focused on providing services to advance corporate disability inclusion as a pillar of diversity as well as support for the public sector. Prior to founding Inclusive Workforce Strategies, LLC, Felicia was Government Solutions Executive & National Access2Ability Leader for ManpowerGroup where she developed and directed their national disability employment strategy, leading to ManpowerGroup being named a Disability Equality Index “Best Places to Work in the U.S”.