Creating training on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics can be challenging. At MT Consulting Group, we use existing research to inform our content delivery and facilitation style. Below are 3 strategies we use that can help make your next DEI session memorable.
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Where are all the neurodivergent people coming from? Part III
Neurodiversity is one of the latest frontiers of workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. Organizations all around the world are recognizing the importance of different ways of thinking and doing work, especially with the unique talents that neurodivergent people bring. Awareness is the first step, but how do we take action on this? Read our suggestions for small changes that can have a big impact.
Where are all the neurodivergent people coming from? Part II
Organizations have become increasingly more aware of the valuable strengths neurodivergent people bring to the workplace.
Meet the Founders – Part II
In this blog post, we want to introduce co-founder Sherilyn Trompetter! Her passion for facilitation, coaching, and learning are key to her leadership at MT Consulting Group. So read on to learn about the “why” behind Sherilyn’s passion. This post was written after an interview with Sherilyn, conducted by Charlotte Wray. Who is Sherilyn Trompetter?Continue reading “Meet the Founders – Part II”
Where are all the neurodivergent people coming from? Part I
Spoiler alert: we’ve always been around.
However, many of us were missed by clinicians using antiquated diagnostic criteria or didn’t even make it to that stage due to inadequate access to assessments. While the pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone, more people, particularly women, girls, and non-binary folx, are learning about their neurodivergence.
Disability Employment Awareness Month
In October, many organizations and provinces celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM). It is a time to recognize the 1 in 5 Canadians who experience disability and the incredible contributions they make to our labour force. Despite the positive outcomes associated with inclusive hiring, approximately half of Canadians with disabilities are underemployed or unemployed (which is about 10x the national average).
Meet the Founders – Part I
Did you know that this month marks the 30th anniversary of Women’s History Month in Canada? This year’s theme is “She Did, So Now I Can” and aims to celebrate the trailblazers who pushed boundaries. As a woman-owned business, we want to take this month celebrate our very own trailblazers.
World Mental Health Day
Many of us spend most of our days working, whether that be remotely or in the office, so it is not particularly a surprise that much of our mental health is influenced by our workplaces. Although often viewed as a taboo topic to discuss in the workplace, employees do want to talk about mental health. A study in 2018 found that over 70 percent of employees want their employers to prioritize and champion mental health and well-being (Kohll, 2018). Employees want that shift and are asking for it.
How can organizations support National Day for Truth and Reconciliation?
Is your organization ready to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th?
Mental Health as an Integral Part of DEI Policies in the Workplace
There is no way around it; we cannot discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace without recognizing and understanding that the mental health issues of employees are at the heart of the matter.