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Neurodiversity Recruitment and Retention at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency: A Case Study


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Neurodiversity Recruitment and Retention at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency: A Case Study

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Description: If you’re a leader ready to make your organization more neurodiversity inclusive but have no idea where to start, this is the talk for you. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) spent the last year and half piloting a program to recruit neurodiverse employees, and here to share the program’s key findings is Michael Hales, the NGA’s Deputy Director for Analysis Tradecraft and Technology. Learn what worked, what didn’t, and the implications for recruitment, retention, and employee training. Talks about: neurodiversity, hiring, retention

Michael Hales

Bridget Finkeldey

Mike Hales is the Deputy Director for Analysis Tradecraft and Technology at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Mike has served at NGA for 16 years, and he also served at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) prior to joining NGA. Mike joined the Senior Executive Service in 2018 and is a "Co-Senior Champion" for NGA’s Neurodiversity effort.

Meg Alexander

Bridget Finkeldey

Meg Alexander joined the PowerToFly community as a job-seeker in 2014, eventually landing her first remote role working for PowerToFly's Delivery Team. Her professional experience includes roles as a Talent Advocate, Head of Purchasing for a window factory, audiobook publishing, & more than 5 years as a paralegal. She has a bachelor's degree in Art History from Indiana University (mint condition, never been used!), where she also earned a varsity letter for Women's Rowing. She loves DIY projects and will never say no to french fries. She lives in Toledo, OH with her husband Aaron, an engineering technician, and their dogs, Radar & Cake.

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