Greater Orlando Organization Development Network





"L&D and Leadership Development CoP Meeting" ; May 9, 2024 at 9:30 -11:00 AM

  • Thursday, May 09, 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom


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Combined L&D and Leadership Development

Community of Practice

"Leading Through the Lens of Neurodiversity"

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 2023 at 9:30 -11:00 AM 

During this meeting, we'll share and discuss what Neurodiversity is, what benefits Neurodivergent talent brings to the workforce, and how Neurodivergent people can help the business world of today and tomorrow.

This topic has far reaching implications for the world as we see the trends of the workforce becoming more and more Neurodivergent. Organizations around the world will need to leverage well-trained teammates - such as OD, leadership development, learning development, and HR practitioners - to find their way through this new world of amazing talent. 

Come join us and engage in a candid and friendly space. This opportunity will hopefully help you get a better understanding of what Neurodiversity is and how this amazing group of people can help you and your organization achieve greatness!

Nate is a Disabled Veteran, Executive Business Leader, Neurodiversity Advocate, and Leadership practitioner, educator, and speaker. He serves as a National DE&I and Neurodiversity advocate consulting with multiple Fortune 100, 501(c)3, and US Government agencies. He helps them develop thoughtful, integrated approaches to promote diversity and inclusion to attract specialized talent, development leaders at all levels, and set conditions for businesses to retain Veterans and Neurodivergent people in their workforce. His most recent professional role was as the Director of Business Development for Tenax Aerospace.

Nate is a 16+ year, retired, US Army Major and Master Army Aviator. He acquired over 2,200 total flight hours across both fixed and rotary wing platforms, including over 600 hours of combat flight time. He was a member of the famed 160th SOAR, the “Night Stalkers,” globally known as “the greatest helicopter pilots in the world.” He holds ratings in over 10 rotary and fixed wing platforms including: the AH-64D “Apache,” MH-47G Special Operations “Chinook,” and ISR platforms like the King Air 200, King Air 350 and the Dash 7. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, multiple Meritorious Service Medals, the Air Medal with Valor/“V” Device and Numeral 3, multiple Army Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Army Achievement Medals with Combat/“C” Device and oak leaf cluster…

…and all of this was accomplished prior to his diagnosis and treatment for both his ADHD and Autism (Asperger’s Syndrome) conditions.

Nate’s Neurodiversity advocacy efforts have had him share his insights through publications like ADDitude Magazine and Harvard Business School’s - The Anxious Achiever Podcast. His views and comments were also published in the book Speak-Up Culture by Stephen Shedletzky.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Administration from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Science degree in Business Supply Chain and Logistics from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida. He is also a graduate of the US Army’s Command and General Staff Officer’s Course.

Nate also serves as an Executive Partner for the Goizueta Business School’s Master of Business for Veterans program at Emory University and a Veteran’s transition coach and business leadership instructor with the Warrington School of Business at the University of Florida. He also provides lifetime transition coaching to other SOF Veterans through The Honor Foundation. Most recently, Nate has been selected to present his thoughts on Neurodiversity at TEDx JSOU in Tampa on May 2nd, 2024.

He has been together with his wife, Kat, for over 20 years and they have a 10 year old daughter, Lizzy.

We hope you Join us for this exciting discussion!  

Kristine Ryan is the Learning and Development CoP Leader.

LOCATION:  Zoom meeting details are included in your registration confirmation email.  You will receive a reminder email a day or so before the meeting as well. 

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