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Practical, Sustainable Practices to Help Manage Work Intensity

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We regret that we will need to reschedule the webinar scheduled for Thursday, November 10, “Sustainable Practices to Help Manage Work Intensity” due to the incoming tropical storm (and potential hurricane) Nicole. One of the presenters cannot participate at that time due to anticipated storm-related power outages.

New date and time: Thursday, December 1, 2-4 pm Eastern

This webinar will be recorded, so if you are not able to attend at the new time, you may view it at a later time.

AHEAD wishes safety to everyone in the path of the storm. We thank you for your understanding, and hope you enjoy this and all of the webinars in the series!

Does your office feel understaffed and overloaded? One of the most unique aspects of working in a disability resource office is that disability professionals engage with almost every facet of the campus community as we strive for greater institutional accessibility and inclusion. But the breadth of our reach can pose challenges, as the variety and sheer number of interactions can strain us mentally and emotionally. This session will explore practical strategies you can implement right away to reign in the work intensity through a straight-forward focus, greater internal efficiency, and effective campus outreach.


  • Adam Meyer

    Adam Meyer is the Director of the Student Accessibility Services at the University of Central Florida. He has past experiences at Eastern Michigan University and at Saint Louis University while serving in this field since 2004. Adam was previously part of a national US Department of Education grant that explored ways in which concepts of social justice could be more regularly and routinely incorporated into the operations of the disability services office. Adam has presented at numerous conferences and multiple other AHEAD and AHEAD affiliate venues on rethinking documentation, social model of disability and office implementation, effective initial student interviews and interactive process facilitation, disability language and various leadership and influence strategies for disability office personnel. Adam served on the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Board of Directors, now serves on the AHEAD external review team for campus program evaluations, and also does consulting and presentations with other disability offices and their campuses.

  • Jen Dugger Spalding

    Jen Dugger Spalding is the Director of the Disability Resource Center at Portland State University and has been in the field of disability resources and services for more than fifteen years. Jen has worked at PSU since 2012. Jen recently came off of a four-year stint with the board of AHEAD where she served three years as a Director at Large and then one year as the board’s Equity Officer. Jen also served 12 years as co-chair of the LGBTQA Knowledge and Practice Community for AHEAD. Jen proudly served four years on the board of the ACLU of Oregon (2014-2018) as well. Jen says that one of the best parts of her job is working with disability services professionals to find creative solutions to address the latent ableism within the field. As a white, cisgender, queer woman who does not identify as having a disability or being disabled, Jen (she/her) understands the gravity of leveraging power and privilege for those experiencing more barriers.

  • Crystal Hill

    Dr. Crystal Hill is the Director of TWU's Disability Services. Prior to joining TWU, Crystal served as Director of the Disability Resource Center at The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) for 18 years. Crystal holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy with a Higher Education Specialization from the University of Arkansas. Crystal is co-founder of College Bound Arkansas, a post-secondary transition camp for disabled students. Crystal is currently serving as Director-at-Large on the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) board of Directors, and formerly chaired AHEAD’s Race, Ethnicity, Diversity, and Disability K&P. Crystal has served as an adjunct instructor within the Psychology Department of the University of Central Arkansas, where she taught general psychology.

December 1, 2022
Thu 2:00 PM EST

Duration 2H 0M

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