Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Speakers: 

  • Ed Thompson, CEO, uptmize and Co– Author, Neurodiversity at Work
  • Further speakers tbc

Context: 

With the business case for diversity in the workplace now universally recognised, employers hoping to achieve true inclusivity cannot exclude such a significant demographic as the neurodiverse. This includes members of the population who live with forms of largely innate neurodivergence, such as autism, ADHD or dyslexia. A lack of understanding has left a significant proportion of recruitment processes and workplaces being designed only with neurotypicals in mind, however, studies show that likely more than 10% of the population is considered neurodivergent, with this figure likely to increase. 

Come and join Westminster briefing to learn about your legal obligations to your neurodiverse workforce and how best to benefit from this growing demographic.
 

Key points to be addressed: 

  • Neurodiversity explained– what it means and why it matters
  • The social model of disability and how to challenge the stigma
  • Learning your legal obligations to support your neurodiverse staff as
    per the Equality Act
  • Raising awareness in your organisation and changing your workplace
    culture
  • Common neurodivergent thinking styles and how to benefit from them
  • Creating an inclusive recruitment process
  • How to make reasonable adjustments to the work environment

The event: 

The morning session will discuss the definition of neurodiversity, and employers obligations to diversity. 

The afternoon session will focus on best practice and how to create a workplace that is supportive for neurodivergent individuals. 

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.services@westminster-briefing.com |
0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: Olivia.bishop@westminster-briefing.com

Thursday 28th March 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Central London (Zone 1)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295 | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each
Charity Sector | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each
All displayed prices exclude VAT



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