What you will learn:

In this course, Lieutenant Commander (retired) Navy SEAL Dan Cnossen shares his story of how he acquired a physical disability while in military service. He will discuss some of the challenges that he initially faced and continues to face in navigating often inaccessible or difficult physical environments. In addition, we will discuss how to create a welcoming, inclusive workplace environment for all; how to build a culture that welcomes diversity; tips on how you can interact with persons who have disabilities; how persons with disabilities can bring innovation to your workforce; and how to improve your physical and digital accessibility.

About the instructor:

Dan Cnossen was raised on a fifth-generation family farm in Topeka, Kansas. After successfully completing SEAL qualification training in 2003, he deployed numerous times in support of global special operations. As a SEAL platoon commander, he was severely injured in 2009 in Afghanistan, resulting in the amputation of both legs above the knees. Turning to sport for recovery, Cnossen began training full-time for the U.S. Paralympic ski team in 2011 as a cross-country skier and biathlete. He has since competed for Team USA in the 2014 and 2018 Winter Games and is the first male athlete to win a gold medal for the United States in biathlon, a sport that combines cross-country skiing with precision shooting. Cnossen holds a bachelor of science degree in English from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a master’s in theological studies from the Harvard Divinity School.
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