Full Seminar Details
Date: Friday, January 26th 2024
Time: 9:30 am-1:00 pm
CPD: 3.5 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Neurodiversity refers to the different ways the brain can work and interpret information. In Ireland, an estimated 4% (some worldwide figures suggest this figure is closer to 15%/20%) of the population are considered neurodiverse, which includes Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorders and Obsessive-compulsive Disorders.
Despite most companies having an increasing focus on equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace, the neurodivergent group can often be overlooked in the workplace.
This half day programme will offer HR professionals, line managers and employee relations officers the tools required to support their neurodivergent employees, both from a legal and practical application standpoint.
Participants will gain a greater understanding of how to implement best practice policies and create a more inclusive workplace.
Discussion Topics/Learning Outcomes
Areas of Discussion will include:
- What is the key definition of Neurodiversity
- What is the difference between neurodiversity and neurodivergence
- Why is neurodiversity important in the workplace?
- Understanding the needs of neurodivergent workers:
- The impact of neurodivergence on mental health and wellbeing
- Exploring the impact of unconscious bias
- Supporting neurodiverse workers: Wellbeing supports, Promoting Dignity at Work
- Examples of supporting accommodations to create an inclusive work environment to support neurodivergent workers
The legal aspect of this seminar will look at:
- The Employment Equality Acts, Disability Act 2005 and Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
- Creating clear guidance on employee rights and responsibilities in the workplace to ensure fair treatment
Relevant case law examples to cover:
- Reasonable accommodations
- Discriminatory Dismissal
- Discrimination against a prospective employee
- An employer’s constructive knowledge of disability
HR Managers, Line Managers, Corporate Leaders and those with people managing responsibilities who would like to gain a deeper understanding into how neurodiverse people can be better included and accommodated in the workplace.