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Neurodiverse Workplaces Series: Great Minds Don't All Think Alike

Friday, May 3 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Lillis Business Complex
955 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

You’ll leave this session able to describe what neurodivergence and related terms mean, some of the strengths associated with specific neurodivergent identities and experiences, how neurodiversity can manifest as cultural diversity, and common themes in neurodivergent people’s varied experiences of workplace climate and culture. You’ll also leave with a framework (Universal Design for Learning or UDL for short) you can use in any workplace situation to make our “different minds” work together better!

Competency Alignment:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership


About the instructor:

Laurel Bastian (she/her) is a Faculty Consultant with the Teaching Engagement Program who provides training, consultation, and professional development to UO faculty, specializing in access, inclusion, and student wellbeing. Prior to UO, she was faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, where she taught professional and intercultural communications.

About Professional Edge:

Professional Edge is an industry-informed collection of short courses designed to help students develop cutting-edge skills essential in the modern job market. Build targeted, practical skills in an interactive and engaging format and distinguish yourself in a field of other job applicants. As a participant, you'll receive guidance from instructors informed by the latest business trends and leave with tangible tools and stories you can leverage in your career search.


Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Workshop, Career, Professional Development


Lundquist College of Business, MBA, Professional Edge

Target Audience

All Students, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students





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