There are various workplace situations that can be challenging for people who stutter. Situations such as delivering presentations, communicating with co-workers and facilitating project meetings can become more difficult when you stutter. We are here to help you become a better employee and to deliver your best when on the job.
The NSA has developed a free webinar series to address relevant issues people who stutter face in the workplace. These 1-hour webinars are informative, interactive and lead by people who stutter.
2019 Webinar Schedule
Self-Advocacy at Work
Tuesday, August 27 | 1:00 to 2:00 (eastern)
Many false assumptions and negative stereotypes about stuttering persist in the workplace. Employers may equate stuttering with anxiety or reticence, and poor interpersonal skills. Left unchecked, such biases can hinder meaningful employment and career advancement. This webinar will offer strategies for the person who stutters to feel empowered to challenge and correct harmful workplace assumptions.
Information to be posted soon.
Overcoming Self-Stigma to Achieve Career Goals
April 23, 2019
Do you feel stuttering holds you back from reaching your full career potential? Do you find yourself not taking initiative in your job? Do you lack confidence in your abilities to succeed in the workplace? As a person who stutters, you are not alone. In this webinar, you’ll learn practical ways to overcome these negative feelings and gain greater self-confidence to help fulfill your career aspirations.
Workplace Accommodations for People who Stutter
March 19, 2019
Employees who stutter have workplace rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. One of the basic rights is requesting reasonable accommodations to enable an employee to do his or her job despite having a disability, which includes stuttering. This can be a difficult path to navigate.
In this webinar, Teresa Goddard, from the Job Accommodation Network, explains the rights of employees who stutter, the process of requesting reasonable accommodations at work, examples of accommodations you can request and resources to contact with future questions.
Job Interview Skills
February 26, 2019
Job interviews can be one of the single most stressful speaking situations for people who stutter. In today’s fast paced world, interviews are often held over the phone or via video chat, which creates time pressures that add to expected nervousness.
In this webinar, we discussed strategies for building confidence, knowing and selling your strengths, and illustrating your ability to perform the job. We will also offered tips on when, where, and how to disclose stuttering.
Disclosure: When, How and Why
October 23, 2018
Many of us who stutter are used to hiding our stuttering at work. But for a lot of us, there comes a time when all that hiding starts having negative effects on our performance, our work relationships, and our potential for career advancement. Opening up about our stuttering feels so scary, but hiding it isn’t working, either. This webinar presentation explores disclosing stuttering in the workplace, including job interviews, during the workday, when meeting new colleagues, and more.
May 22, 2018
Presentations come in all shapes and sizes, from giving a project status report to facilitating a team meeting to presenting a PowerPoint deck at a board meeting. Whatever the situation, all eyes are on you. Which can feel intimidating! Learn how to become more at ease and confident when giving any type of presentation at work.
Successful Phone Calls
March 27, 2018
If speech challenges cause you to dread phone calls at work, feel frustrated during them, or feel dissatisfied after you hang up, watch this webinar. You’ll learn practical advice on improving your approach to and experience with using the telephone in the workplace.
Participating in Meetings Successfully
January 30, 2018
Does stuttering prevent you from participating in work meetings how you’d like? This webinar will assist you in creating tangible strategies for how to share your voice during work meetings.