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Person First/Inclusive Language

October 28, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm

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Lunch & Learn - Person First/Inclusive Language - Open to the public

This Lunch & Learn session will shine a light on how we can better communicate with others at school and work by using people-first language, including how to:

  • Develop appropriate language within the workplace 
  • Utilize people-first language 
  • Build appropriate skills to interact with diverse people and audiences

The presenter, Courtney Lanham, is the Training Specialist at the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities as well as an adjunct professor for the WVU School of Social Work. They previously served as Behavior Specialist for the Positive Behavior Support program at the Center. They received their Bachelors in Psychology from West Virginia University in 2009. They received a Masters of Social Work from West Virginia University in 2011, in which they focused on clinical care for individuals struggling with mental health issues, as well as gender and sexuality. Courtney is a graduate of the Georgetown University Cultural and Linguistic Competence Leadership Academy.  They currently have interests in training of staff and community members with a focus on diversity and cultural competence.

Please register in advance for this event


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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