When it comes to inclusion, neurodiversity refers to a world where neurological differences are recognised and respected as any other human variation. This includes people with differences like Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (DCD), Dyscalculia, Autism and ADHD. Approximately 15% of the population of the UK and Ireland are neurodiverse - representing a significant proportion of existing staff, job applicants and customers.
Expectations are growing for organisations to report on, act on, and advocate for neurodiversity in their workplaces. The unique strengths and talents of neurodiverse individuals also remain largely untapped. But what does positive change in an organisation look like in practice?
Hosted by neurodiversity specialists Lexxic and D&I Specialists Diverse In, this webinar is open for everyone from HR, Disability, D&I, Wellbeing leads, to those who work in IT, premises design, Marketing & Communications, etc.
Specifically, we will cover;
• An introduction to neurodiversity in the workplace
• Employers duty of care under the law
• Making the business case and getting buy-in from senior leaders
• How managers can recruit and empower neurodiverse talent
• Good practice examples of change in D&I at an organisational level
• Time for questions and interaction with you!
Date Time: Wed, 24 February 2021 12:00 – 13:00 GMT
Register link: here
Aidan Healy a Business Psychologist and the CEO of Lexxic.He is on a mission to create a working world where all minds belong. He has fifteen years of experience in people development roles holding qualifications in psychology, leadership development and coaching.
Lexxic are a specialist consultancy who are leaders in the field of neurodiversity in the workplace. Now a team of 25 people, they work as trusted advisors to over 200 organisations each year throughout the UK and Ireland. With a thirteen-year track record, they partner with organisations to empower neurodiverse talent and help them develop cultures that are neurodiversity friendly.
Furkan is an award winning inclusive leadership advisor and CEO of Diversein.com. She has developed Inclusive Intelligence concept, providing practical steps to be a diversity and inclusion role model in the workplace. Furkan is an associate lecturer for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Master's program at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Her passion is leveraging women-in-tech leadership, diversity and empowering female founders globally.
Furkan founded Diversein.com after 10 years of software engineering experience in multinational tech companies in Ireland. She has been honoured with "Speaker of the Year", "Diversity and Inclusion Role Model in Business" and "Trailblazer" Awards. She is Diversity and Inclusion Track Captain for Startup Week Dublin, Dublin Chapter Lead for Sprinters.co, a global diverse female entrepreneurs organisation and advisory board member for InspiringSTEM.org, promoting tech careers into new generations. Furkan judged at many startup, tech competitions and awards programs such as Startup Weekend, Coolest Projects, Top Tech Tip Challenge by AWS and Diversity in Tech Awards.
Additionally, Furkan is an active speaker at international events where she shares her learnings about experiences of the tech world as a woman, her recommendations for inclusive leadership and the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.