Strengths-based neurodiversity training

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A session that helps increase awareness and understanding of neurodiversity in the workplace, providing a safe space for participants to consider practical strategies to make their organisation become more inclusive and neurodiversity-friendly.

What is neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a term used for the concept that no two brains function in exactly the same manner and relates to the varied ways brains work and interpret information. It describes a range of neurological differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attention hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum conditions.

Neurodivergent individuals are thought to make up 1 in 7 of the population and they process information differently from what is generally considered typical of the majority, who are referred to by the term neurotypical.

Why is strengths-based neurodiversity training in the workplace important?

Strengths-based neurodiversity training for everyone enables a more inclusive, supportive and productive working environment that celebrates our differences and reduces stigma.  This training helps organisations appreciate different behaviours, perspectives and communication styles and how these can be embraced to improve performance in today’s demanding and competitive environment.  Neurodiverse individuals can bring unique strengths to the workplace, and teams that include neurodiverse employees can be up to 30% more productive than teams consisting solely of neurotypical members.

Key benefits of attending this course

  1. Provides an explanation of what is meant by neurodiversity and the terms neurotypical and neurodiverse
  2. Encourages thought around recognising and appreciating the unique strengths and talents neurodivergent individuals bring to the workplace to enhance organisational performance and innovation
  3. From a discussion featuring case studies and success stories, participants gain an appreciation of the value of neurodiversity in the workplace to help reduce stigma and cultivate a more inclusive work environment that empowers and celebrates differences
  4. Advocates the value of open communication, empathy, and the exchange of diverse perspectives to help instigate a more compassionate and supportive workplace culture
  5. Aids those involved in the development of inclusive practices and strategies for attracting, retaining and supporting neurodiverse employees to create a neurodiversity-friendly workplace environment

Who would benefit from attending this course?

The concepts discussed in this course are relevant and beneficial for everyone in the workplace. Encouraging a shared understanding and appreciation for diverse cognitive abilities can contribute to a more collaborative, empathetic, and productive workplace culture for all.

The course content and capacity can be customised to meet organisations’ specific learning criteria and for specific groups such as leaders, managers, team leaders, and HR professionals responsible for attracting, hiring and supporting neurodiverse individuals. Consultancy is also an option either as a standalone service or in conjunction with training.

Course Overview

Introduction to Neurodiversity

  • Understand the concept of neurodiversity and the range of brain differences it encompasses
  • Emphasise the normality of diverse brain functions and the rejection of a single "normal" way of thinking

Strengths-Based Approach

  • Introduce the strengths-based approach to recognising and appreciating the unique talents of neurodiverse individuals
  • Encourage participants to shift their mindset from deficits to strengths

Benefits of a Neurodiverse Workforce

  • Discuss the advantages neurodiverse individuals bring to a workforce:
    • Creativity and fresh perspectives
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Specialised technical skills
    • Intellectual abilities and problem-solving expertise
    • Enjoyment of routine, structure, and repetitive tasks

Creating a Neurodiversity-Friendly Environment

  • Inclusive practices for hiring and onboarding neurodivergent individuals
  • Review organisational policies and workspaces to accommodate neurodivergent individuals
  • Explore reasonable adjustments and support systems

Case Studies and Examples

  • Highlight success stories of neurodiverse individuals in the workplace

Interactive Learning

  • Opportunities throughout the course for learners to engage in scenarios, group discussions, and activities to foster empathy, help ask the ‘right’ questions and have meaningful conversations

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