Neurodiversity Awareness Training
An introduction to neurodiversity that will:
- Help people understand the various neurodivergent conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism, dyscalculia and ADHD.
- Explore why neurodiversity Matters and how it makes organisations better
- Look at the building blocks of a neuroinclusive workplace
- Signpost the next steps
As a specialist workplace coach with years of coaching and training in the workplace, I help organisations and individuals manage to be more effective in the workplace.
Empowering Neurodiversity in the workplace session (45 minutes)
Neurodiversity explained – what is it?
Let us explore the language of neurodiversity and how this helps to frame what it is. We will then go onto looking briefly at each of the underlying diagnoses that come under this umbrella including what they look like associated strengths and difficulties and how they are interrelated.
Why neurodiversity matters – how it makes organisations better.
Neurodiverse individuals are likely to account for 1 in 8 of the average organisation’s workforce with specific industries having far more. Many of these individuals will be undiagnosed though this landscape is rapidly changing with more active screening and diagnosis taking place. The negative components of neurodiversity are often well understood; what can be less well understood is the huge positive impact that neurodiverse individuals can and do have on organisations.
Building an inclusive, neurodiverse workplace – What you need to consider and be aware of.
We will look at some of the benefits that come from introducing awareness training, the workplace needs assessments and coaching to individuals and organisations. Then we will look at communication, and how this can be adapted and reviewed to ensure it meets the needs of both employees and the business. Finally, we will look at environmental factors that often need to be considered when making a workplace an effective environment for all employees..
Useful resources – what next, where to get further support and assistance.
During this session, we will explore specific issues and give some guidance on what to consider and what to do next. We will also include some advice on what support is available and the types of actions you can take. I would encourage you that many changes have little, or no cost and that we often find making a workplace more neuroinclusive is better for everyone.
We will close this session with an informal Q&A. This can be conducted as an open forum and/or through using pre-submitted questions.