Michael participating in panel at Easter Seals Canada’s first Community Conference in Toronto in 2020.
Michael offers talks on a wide range of topics, including:
Michael firmly believes that people are uncomfortable with people or situations that they are unfamiliar with. This is why Michael offers sensitization talks to people of all ages. Michael tailors his talk so that it is age appropriate, ranging from daycare children right through to adults By sharing his experiences living with a disability with his audience in a humourous way, Michael leaves them entertained and with the realization that while they may be differently abled, people with disabilities are not that different than anyone else.
It’s What’s Left That Counts
Michael speaks to people with disabilities to encourage them to reach their full potential by focusing on their abilities as opposed to their disabilities or what their limitations are. This is also a popular topic for parents of children with disabilities as Michael is able to provide a sort of crystal ball for parents into what their child’s future may look like.
Michael knows a thing or two about overcoming challenges. I mean growing up with the last name Lifshitz was just brutal. Michael shares how he has not let his disabilities stand in the way of accomplishing his goals in the hopes of inspiring others to do the same with the obstacles they may face. After all, as Michael likes to say – “We all face challenges in life. Mine just get me better parking spots.”
Creating Accessible Workplaces
Michael offers suggestions on how your staff, particularly managers, can make your workplaces more accessible, from recruiting, to hiring, to interacting and to retaining people with disabilities. While progress has been made in terms of employment for people with disabilities, there is still more work to be done. Let Michael help your organization ensure that they are accessing a large pool of untapped talent – people with disabilities.
Do you hold a lot of public events? Michael created this lunch & learn type of presentation to give tips for event planning professionals on how to ensure their events will be inclusive for all.
All these presentations can be adapted to range from a 15-20 minute break as part of a larger meeting or as a one hour to 90 minute presentation including a Q&A period. Contact us today and let’s see how we can work together.