Neurodiversity | October

9.15

Registration

10.15

Chair's opening remarks

Maria Tonks, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

10.20

Keynote address- What is neurodiversity and why does it matter? 

Kirsty Cook, Lead Job Coach, Auticon Ltd

10.50

Networking break

11.10

Developing a neurodiverse workforce

  • Creating an inclusive recruitment process 
  • Common neurodivergent thinking styles and how to benefit from them 
  • Avoiding the challenges regularly faced by neurodivergent individuals 
  • Making your people management approach neurodiversity smart
  • Learning your legal obligations to support your neurodiverse staff as per the Equality Act 

Daniel Aherne, Director, Adjust

Pam Loch, Managing Director, Loch Employment Law

12.15

A personal journey: an experience of employment from a neurodivergent perspective

Nick Mckeown, Risk and Compliance (GRC), HMRC

12.45

Lunch

13.30

Best practice case studies

  • The social model of disability and how to challenge the stigma in your workplace
  • Updating your company culture to promote and include all thinking styles
  • Increasing the productivity of your neurodiverse workforce

Richmal Maybank, Employer Engagement Manager, The National Autistic Society

Adrian Edwards, Autism Advocate

Zach Adams, Co- Chair, NHS E/I Disability Network and Sue Denmark, Coorporate Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, NHS Improvement

15.30

Chair's closing remarks 

Maria Tonks, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

15.45

Event end