Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

17th October 2019 | Central London

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.

The Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace event in partnership with the British Association for Supported Employment will enable delegates to learn about simple changes that can be made to their workplaces in order to create a truly inclusive company culture, and boost the productivity of this growing demographic.

 

Key Speakers: 

  • Jill Miller, Policy Advisor, CIPD
  • Richmal Maybank, Employer Engagement Manager, The National Autistic Society
  • Daniel Aherne, Director, Adjust
  • Pamela Brown, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, West Midland Ambulance Service
  • Pam Loch, Managing Director, Loch Employment Law
  • Adrian Edwards, Autism Advocate
  • Zach Adams, Co- Chair, NHS E/I Disability Network

 

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to boost staff engagement in your organisation 
  • Bring new, innovative ideas back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures in neurodiversity
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues

 

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.

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

 

Dates and Locations

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace | Central London | 17th October 2019

10% early bird discount until 30th August 2019

 Register now 

 

For registration queries please contact:

Annaliza Battiston

0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

Agenda

9.15

Registration

10.15

Chair's opening remarks

Pamela Brown, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, West Midland Ambulance Service

10.20

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

Jill Miller, Policy Advisor, CIPD

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

12.30

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

15.30

Chair's closing remarks 

15.45

Event end