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Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Could your business benefit from complex problem solvers, accurate workers and creative thinkers? If so, neurodivergent employees could fit the bill.

We ignore diverse perspectives at our peril” – Bryan Gill, JP Morgan Chase

The human brain is a complex system and each is uniquely wired. This affects how we perceive the world, understand information, form opinions and approach challenges. It also explains why we have natural abilities in certain areas and find others difficult.

Neurodiversity is a term used to describe individuals whose brain is wired in a non-typical way. This includes people with dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

It is believed that 15% of the UK population is neurodiverse and in better understanding and supporting them, your business could benefit from their strengths.

Neurodiversity Training

I offer three CPD accredited Neurodiversity training modules:

Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Aware

A one-hour online programme to increase awareness of neurodiversity and outline the support that can unlock the potential of neurodiverse employees.

In this training, attendees will learn:

  • The main neurodiverse conditions and common strengths
  • Neurodiversity myths and perception stereotypes
  • The communication and social challenges that neurodiverse individuals face
  • How reasonable adjustment can support neurodiverse employees and untap their potential

This training is a pre-requirement of the other two modules

Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Champion

A short programme for those interested in Neurodiversity in the workplace and those taking the lead on ensuring neurodivergence is understood, accepted and supported as part of a diverse and inclusive workplace. Can be delivered in person or online.

In this training, we build on the themes covered in Aware. In addition, we will also explore:

  • Executive functioning
  • Sensory safe workspaces
  • Managing anxiety
  • Recognising the complexities of communication

Neurodiversity for Managers

One-day training programme for managers who value diversity as an asset and wish to embed an inclusive work culture by providing appropriate support for neurodivergent employees. Can be delivered in person or online.

We cover the Champion course content in the morning, which is followed by:

  • Attitudes to neurodiverse management
  • Case studies to illustrate the impact of employing neurodiverse individuals
  • Policies, reasonable adjustments and support that enable neurodiverse individuals to thrive at work
Need help finding the right training and development solution?

Sue will discuss with you the challenges you face, current skill levels and what you are aiming to achieve with your learning. Perhaps you want to create your own bespoke “pick and mix” training programme or maybe a blended approach including face-to-face, virtual training, coaching or mentoring?  After a complementary consultation, Sue will recommend an innovative learning framework to help embed the learning and facilitate real changes in skills and behaviours for you and your team.

Use the options below to contact us and we will take it from there.