New in 2020: Working with neurodiversity in mind: What can we learn from lock-down?

In a sentence:

In this training session, Chloe helps you recognise what can be learnt from the lock-down to help you create a strong neurodiverse workplace.

Overview:

In this webinar, Dr Chloe Farahar, an Autistic academic, helps you recognise what can be learnt from the lockdown to help you create a strong neurodiverse workplace. While providing an understanding of what neurodiversity is, and the common types of neurodivergent employees you will work with, this webinar offers practical examples and potential solutions to some common challenges and strengths neurodivergent employees experience. This will help you work with neurodiversity in mind so that you, your workplace, and importantly your employees and colleagues, benefit and thrive from the diversity of human minds.

(This was part of the university’s Kent and Innovation Centre: Covid 19 Business Recovery Response webinar series)

Detailed layout:

  • What is neurodiversity?
    • And neurodiverse workplaces?
  • Common neurodivergences
  • Empathising with neurodivergent experiences
    • How can Zoom fatigue help me empathise with Autistic and socially anxious people?
  • Case study – a chef with attention differences
  • Lockdown benefits for some neurodivergent workers
    • challenges and strengths
  • Moving forward post lockdown with neurodiversity in mind
  • Reflective questions and recommendations
  • Q & A

Each individual workshop suits a two-hour (or more) timeframe to incorporate interaction, reflection, and discussion.  

Attendees: There are no limits as to the number who can attend, and workshops have been delivered to both small (e.g. 10) and large groups (80+).  Workshops are appropriate for all age groups and backgrounds (upwards of age 14 years+, and 10 years+ for the neurodiversity day event), and have been carried out with: teenage school children; foundation degree students; degree students; charitable organisation staff/volunteers; Metropolitan Police personnel; support and well-being staff etc.

Fees: Training sessions are £100 per hour per trainer. If you are a charitable organisation with limited funds still get in touch and we can see what we can do – we never want to price out organisations wanting to improve their understanding of Autistic experience.