The Culture Awareness Hub Training: Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Innovative educational training for all professionals working with and supporting the public. An opportunity to listen, learn and share in order to develop sustainable best practice.

Date
27th June 2024
Time
10:00 - 13:00
Location
Virtual Event – Microsoft Teams
Entry Fees
£75.00

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Why attend: 

Emma Lord is the Founder and Lead Consultant at Rethink Inclusion. The aim of Rethink Inclusion is to upskill and equip employers, organisations and professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to support and accommodate Neurodivergent employees and jobseekers.

An estimated 15-20% of the population are thought to exhibit some form of neurodivergence, and yet the rate of disclosure in the workplace is low as many employees fear discrimination. Unfortunately, there are still many barriers to accessing and maintaining successful employment. The Office for National Statistics reported that 64% of employers understanding little or nothing about Neurodivergent conditions.

There are several advantages to creating an inclusive workforce and increasing accessibility for Neurodivergent employees. Diverse teams tend to benefit from increased productivity, lower turnover, higher rates of employee satisfaction, and are better equipped to serve the wide-ranging needs of the public.

Training Outline: 

Emma delivers training and consultancy services pertaining to Neurodiversity in the workplace. The Neurodiverisity in the Workplace covers the following topics:

Training Outline

  • The language of neurodiversity and an overview of neurodevelopmental conditions.
  • Recognising and challenging common misconceptions, and understanding the role of stigma and its impact on accessing and maintaining successful employment.
  • Exploring practical strategies and reasonable adjustments to address potential workplace challenges and to support neurodivergent staff to thrive at work.
  • Promoting genuine inclusion and appreciation of different styles of working and learning, for the benefit of the whole team.

Emma also offers specific ADHD Awareness in the Workplace training, which provides a detailed overview of ADHD and the 3 subtypes, misconceptions and barriers in the recruitment phase and in the workplace, support strategies, and resources to support employees and employers.

Training can be adapted to meet the bespoke needs of the audience.

Speaker Details:

Emma has lived experience as she was diagnosed with ADHD in her late twenties. Receiving this diagnosis was life-changing as it helped her to understand how her brain worked and it enabled her to finally play to her strengths. Emma is in a fortunate position, as she has been able to access the right tools and support and has gained extensive knowledge of ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions. She is passionate about breaking down barriers and supporting others to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with ADHD.

How the training will be delivered: The training will be delivered through MS teams and will not be recorded. It will be delivered through a power point presentation, visual materials and facilitate case studies discussions. Each trainee will receive a copy of the training presentation and relevant hand-outs for future reference.

Audience: This training is for anyone working within Local Authorities, Police, Health and Social Care, NHS, Fire Service and partner organisations.

Cost: The cost to attend this training is £75 plus VAT. We can only accept card payment for this event and you will be required to make payment when booking your place. If you experience any technical difficulties when trying to book a place, this could be because our online payment system is not supported by Internet Explorer. Please check the web browser you are using.

If you have any queries please contact Rachel Heathcock, Equity and Equality Manager, East of England LGA, email; rachel.heathcock@eelga.gov.uk

 

 

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