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22NTC Session: IT
ADHD and Nonprofit Technology Professionals: How to Survive and Thrive
Submitted by: Peter Gross | The Nonprofit Technologist

Description

People with ADHD are often attracted to technology and nonprofits. Technology offers rapid change and new challenges that can hold our attention. And nonprofits attract many people with a passion for a particular mission. These can provide some of the motivation that we ADHDers need to stay engaged with our work. But we still struggle.

ADHD is a disease and can be challenging to manage. We struggle with tasks and projects: getting started, maintaining focus, and completion. In this session, I discuss 3 ways we can approach our work to be more productive and fulfilled as well as serve our colleagues and constituents more effectively. 

Whether you have ADHD or a member of your staff does, this session will help take the stigma off the disease and place our attention on the ways we can address it for ourselves and support it in others. 


Session Type

60 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about ADHD and its impact on work, especially in the times of COVID and ever present technology distractions
  • Identify strategies for working most effectively with your ADHD or similar challenges in focusing
  • Learn ways to communicate about ADHD with direct reports, colleagues and leadership about ADHD and advocate for what you need

Target Audience

IT and other project professionals that have ADHD or similar struggles with focus and task completion