The University is committed to building an inclusive culture in which all our colleagues can thrive and reach their potential. Part of that is sharing understanding of how neurodiversity affects people’s workplace strengths, struggles and wellbeing, and so how our behaviours and styles can best enable a diverse workforce to succeed.
We are offering two types of online training to enhance awareness and introduce strategies for working with neurodiversity.
Lunch and Learn: 60-90 minutes presentation and Q&A. Open to anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge and skills in working with neurodiversity.
Awareness session: 3 hours. More in-depth, particularly aimed at managers and supervisors and others who are responsible for staff wellbeing and working arrangements, such as HR staff.
Both will cover
How to recognise common conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia.
An overview of the neurodiverse profile and the implications of this for workplace performance.
Some practical ideas for making sure the work environment suits a diverse range of employees, and how to organise tasks so that people can work at their best.
Greater awareness and knowing more about what causes typical issues such as time management problems or memory difficulties can make a huge difference. It is often possible to pre-empt difficulties and prevent the need for further reasonable adjustments.
Neurodiverse colleagues are of course welcome to attend.
As this training is funded by Research England’s Research Culture funding, we are aiming the training at staff involved in research but others are welcome to attend if places are available.
GeniusWithin, a non-profit company of psychologists and coaches dedicated to helping neurodistinct individuals access their inner genius and be at their best at work.
Monday 17 October 1pm-4pm Awareness session (for managers and supervisors)