19 Aug 2021| Online

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Ivana Picone
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conference.admin@dodsgroup.com
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Thursday, 19th August 2021 | Online

Operating in a world which was not designed for you can present significant challenges. Neurominority staff and jobseekers are often disadvantaged by traditional systems which organisations have in place. 

Failing to address these barriers puts your organisation at a significant disadvantage, given neurodiversity presents unique competitive advantages in the workplace. Talents associated with neurodiversity include an exceptional ability to spot patterns, increased creativity and problem- solving skills. 

At ‘Neurodiversity at Work’, you will receive expert insight into different forms of neurodiversity (such as autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD) and the unique attributes associated with each. Through workshops, case studies, and personal perspectives, you will be provided with the understanding needed to create a neurodiverse workplace that enables both staff and business to thrive.  

Please click here to view the agenda.

Why attend? 
  • Learn how to recruit, manage and support neurominority staff, ensuring that they have equal opportunities to progress and flourish within your organisation
  • Bring new, innovative ideas on increasing neurodiversity in your workplace back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures about how to educate staff and foster understanding of neurodiversity within your organisation
  • Receive on-demand recordings of all sessions after the event
Who should attend? 

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

Registration

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £195 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £150 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £395 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £145 (+VAT)

Registrations can be made online here.

For enquiries or to request a booking form, please contact conference.admin@dodsgroup.com.

Agenda

Please find the event agenda below:

09.00
Welcome from Dods D&I
09.05
Chair's introduction
09.20
'The Neurodiversity Paradigm': neurodiversity as workplace asset rather than obstacle
  • Understanding neurodviersity as an innate way of thinking rather than a medical issue
  • Examining different forms of neurodiversity
  • Increasing innovation and plurality of thought: the competitive advantage of neurodiversity at work
10.00
Comfort Break
10.15
The Social Model: developing neurodiversity-friendly workplace policy and practice
  • Using the Social Model as a guide when making adjustments and educating staff
  • Understanding legal obligations and responsibilities of employers
  • Examples of helpful reasonable adjustments and assistive technology
11.00
Comfort Break
11.30
Interactive session: how to attract and recruit neurodiverse talent
  • Adapting role descriptions to attract and include neurominority candidates
  • Providing opportunities for disclosure during the recruitment process
  • Interview best practice and how to implement alternative assessments
  • Ensuring applicant filtering and progression methods do not disadvantage neurominority candidates
12.30
Break for Lunch
13.30
Workshop: Managing a neurodiverse workforce and ensuring fair progression
  • Providing feedback and communicating clearly with neurodivergent staff
  • Training and educating managers to support neurodiversity in their teams
  • How to support the mental health and wellbeing of neurodiverse staff 
14.15
Comfort Break
14.30
Neurodiversity & individuality: increasing understanding and shifting perspectives
  • Creating an organisational culture that includes, understands and celebrates neurodiversity
  • Re-examining the language around neurodiversity
  • Moving away from generalisation, towards a nuanced understanding of neurodiversity and individuality
  • Building neurodiverse teams which play to each member's strengths
15.15
Chair's closing remarks
15.30
Event close