Overview

In partnership with Autism East Midlands

“NEURODIVERSITY MAY BE EVERY BIT AS CRUCIAL FOR THE HUMAN RACE AS BIODIVERSITY IS FOR LIFE IN GENERAL.”
HARVEY BLUME

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Across all sectors, there’s increasing awareness of neurodiversity, including autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia and ADHD. Neurodivergent employees bring tremendous strengths to their work and organisations, as well as some challenges for managers less familiar with these divergent thinking styles.
The aim of this course is to help managers and leaders at all levels build their awareness of neurodiversity so that their neurodivergent empoloyees can flourish and maximise their contribution. The course explains what neurodiversity is, identifies the benefits of neurodiverse thinking in the workplace and helps managers develop inclusive and effective management styles and practices to maximise contribution, performance and wellbeing.

The key benefit of recognising and appreciating your neurodiverse workforce is the full utilisation of everyone’s strengths and differences. It’s crucial to develop a supportive environment as these employees will be most successful when enabled to think creatively, become specialists or work outside of typical boundaries.

Common questions we hear from those attending this course include:

  • What’s included within ‘neurodiversity’?
  • What are my legal responsibilities?
  • How can I get the best from my neurodivergent employees?
  • How will my organisation benefit from attracting and retaining neurodivergent staff?

The course has been developed by an acknowledged expert in neurodiversity training, who is autistic herself, and in association with Autism East Midlands, one of the UK’s leading autism and neurodiversity charities. All our trainers for the course have experience in diversity, inclusion and neurodiversity, and have received specialised training in the subjects covered.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is aimed at managers and leaders at all levels who want to increase their awareness of neurodiversity and get the best from their neurodivergent colleagues and employees.

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Prerequisites

There is no pre-course work.

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Delegates will learn how to

  • The range of Neurodiverse thinking
  • Recognising neurodivergent thinking styles
  • Your legal responsibilities as an employer
  • Opportunities for reasonable adjustments
  • The benefits of neurodivergent thinking
  • An appreciation of neurodiversity in the Workplace
  • Adapting the employee lifecycle to be neurodiversity positive
  • Removing barriers to employment
  • Managing team and individual performance effectively
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Outline

1. Welcome and introductions
2. What is ‘neurodiversity’?
3. Neurodiversity and the Law
4. Neurodiversity at work
5. The power of neurodivergent thinking
6. Managing the team
7. Managing the individual
8. Case studies
9. Learning review and action planning

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