It is estimated that somewhere between 30 and 40% of the UK population are neurodiverse, although in most cases there may not be any diagnosis or even awareness from the individual that they are neurodiverse. This means that a significant proportion of our workforces may see the world in a different way to others, and respond to situations and circumstances in a different manner. Having an awareness of neurodiversity in the workplace enables us to support our employees, enabling them to work in the most effective and productive way possible, reducing mental health issues resulting from stress (the single biggest cause of working days lost in the workplace) and empowering them to grow and develop their careers.

Neurodiversity is a term that is becoming more common in the workplace, and yet the full implications of neurodiversity are not always well known. At its core, neurodiversity refers to the natural differences we have between us as humans. As a society we have formed the idea that there is one correct or common way of being, thinking and behaving, and those who fall outside these societal norms are often described as being neurodiverse. This has often led to the misunderstanding of conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, dyscalculia and autism to name a few.

It is estimated that somewhere between 30 and 40% of the UK population are neurodiverse, although in most cases there may not be any diagnosis or even awareness from the individual that they are neurodiverse. This means that a significant proportion of our workforces may see the world in a different way to others, and respond to situations and circumstances in a different manner. Having an awareness of neurodiversity in the workplace enables us to support our employees, enabling them to work in the most effective and productive way possible, reducing mental health issues resulting from stress (the single biggest cause of working days lost in the workplace) and empowering them to grow and develop their careers.

In this half-day training session we will be looking in detail at the different types of neurodiversity, what the common traits are and how we might identify them in ourselves and others. We will look at how these traits might impact on someone in the workplace, and what adjustments we can make to help support them in their role. We will also be looking at some of the stigmas and myths around neurodiversity in the workplace and how we can create a culture that effectively challenges those beliefs and creates a more supportive inclusive working environment for everyone.

This training is suitable for everyone regardless of their role but can be particularly useful for those in a management or team leading role, or those involved in HR or other personnel roles. At the end of the training, you should go away with a greater understanding of neurodiversity, how to spot the signs of neurodiversity and how to make effective adjustments to support someone in their role, with practical tips and methods to implement.

Find out more about our neurodiversity training

For more information including how you can book onto the course please contact us via the form on our contact page.

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