Jonathan Kaufman has been an innovative thought leader, business educator, and strategist who recognizes the impact of personal development on organizational growth. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Jonathan Kaufman’s disability has been a profound part of his personal, academic and professional life. Whether hiking in the Ecuadorian highlands with his family, skiing down a mountain or repelling down the side of a cliff in the Middle East, to the simplicity of tying his own shoes one handed, he has pushed the idea that anything is possible if given the will. Building on this philosophy Professor Kaufman focused his academic career at Sarah Lawrence College and Oxford University studying disability lifestyle, work, and policy issues. He continued his graduate work in the social sciences at the University of Chicago studying Psychiatric Social Work/Human Development and Public Policy, and then attended Columbia University studying Applied Anthropology with an emphasis on the culture of work for the 21st century. Today, Professor Kaufman is seen as one of the most innovative thinkers and practitioners in the areas of diversity and inclusion, organizational strategy and personal growth. As an executive coach, consultant, and licensed psychotherapist Kaufman seeks to develop new strategies and initiatives by synthesizing ideas from management theories and applications to entrepreneurial thinking to the knowledge of human capital by cultivating increased motivation and skills to achieve greater success both personally and professionally. Kaufman is showing that through this integration, J Kaufman Consulting can assist organizations and individuals on a broader scale by expanding services and providing them innovative approaches to analyzing and finding solutions in areas ranging from leadership, change management, strategic thinking and beyond. Career Highlights: -Served as a Policy Advisor to the White House on Disability & Diversity Issues -Technical Consultant for Hollywood Films including Adam and HBO's Temple Grandin -Lead Disability Strategist for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. -Senior Strategist at The National Business and Disability Council -Advisor and Consultant to Diversity Best Practices for Fortune 500 & 1000 companies

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NeuroDiversity, Autism & STEM: Creating A Competitive Advantage (Primary Edition)

Jonathan Kaufman

The work of the 21st Century is becoming dominated by science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a critical driver to long term success. Across the STEM landscape from Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley we are finding an increasing number of STEM workers who are on the autism spectrum. Over the past decade studies from major academic institutions to mainstream publications have begun to highlight the heightened gifts this community has when it comes to the STEM field.

One of the fundamental questions for STEM companies is how to best understand neurodiversity and best leverage this pool of human capital to create an enviornment to access these skill sets and develop a pipeline of workers that offer a competitive advantage and provide a true ripple effect across your organization.

J Kaufman Consulting through these workshops will help your organization both understand this community as well as how to cultivate new strategies to create the workforce your organization needs to compete in the STEM world of the 21st Century!

This Primary Edition of the program includes:
-15 minute conversation with Jonathan Kaufman pre-workshop to focus on needs/customization for event
This program is also available in Enhanced and Premium Editions. Please Contact Geniecast for details.

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support