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The Value of Neurodiversity in the Workplace

  • 20th January 2021
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Online Event

 

Overview

“Neurodiversity is an essential form of human diversity. The idea that there is one ‘normal’ or ‘healthy’ type of brain or mind or one “right” style of neurocognitive functioning, is no more valid than the idea that there is one ‘normal’ or ‘right’ gender, race or culture.”

Nick Walker

When it comes to inclusion, neurodiversity refers to a world where neurological differences are recognised and respected as any other human variation. This includes people with dyslexia, dyspraxia (DCD), dyscalculia, Autism and ADHD. Approximately 15% of the population of the UK are neurodiverse - representing a significant proportion of existing staff, job applicants and customers.

Expectations are growing for organisations to report on, act on, and advocate for neurodiversity in their workplaces. The unique strengths and talents of neurodiverse individuals also remain largely untapped. But what does positive change look like in practice?

Given that our October workshop was oversubscribed, enei and Lexxic are excited to announce a two-hour webinar open to as many participants as possible. This webinar is also kindly supported by NHS Employers.

We will cover practical and real-world experience on how organisations can be more neuroinclusive. This includes:

  • An introduction to neurodiversity in the workplace
  • Employers duty of care under the Equality Act
  • Making the business case and getting buy-in from senior leaders
  • Hearing the lived experience from neurodiverse people
  • How managers can recruit and empower neurodiverse talent
  • Good practice examples at an organisational level

 

This is a collaborative event between enei, Lexxic and NHS Employers. By signing up to this event your sign up details will be available to enei, Lexxic and NHS Employers

 

Cost

enei Members: Free

Non-Members: £50+VAT