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Unlocking Potential: Neurodivergence in the Workplace

Understanding Neuroinclusion and Diversity

19 & 26 September 2024

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM AEST

Next intake: 19 & 26 September 2024 | 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM AEST

Overview

The public service and many workplaces often operate in a certain way and may be ill-equipped to manage neurodiversity. This course is designed for people who work with, manage, and collaborate with neurodivergent individuals.

This program will provide an understanding of neurodivergence and offer strategies for managers to uplift neurodivergent staff by adapting and tailoring processes, systems, and communications. Most importantly, it aims to create a safe workplace where your neurodivergent colleagues can thrive.

Who Should Attend?

Directors, Managers, Leads, Officers
Organisational Development | Recruitment
Inclusion and Diversity | Employee Experience
Capability Development | HR Business Partners

Learning Outcomes

Creating a safe and inclusive workplace for neurodivergent team members
Managing disclosure and understanding accommodations
Improving communication strategies and using strengths-based language
Leading and managing mixed neurotype teams and inclusive language for Neurodivergence

Online Training

Unlocking Potential: Neurodivergence in the Workplace


Session details

  • Learn how you can create a workplace in which neurodivergent staff can thrive
  • Understand how you can change your management processes and systems to promote greater productivity
  • Improve your communication to drive greater well-being of your neuro-divergent staff
  • Begin the journey of creating greater accessibility for neurodivergent staff
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Level: Fundamentals

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Key Sessions

Understanding neurodiversity 

  • What neurodiversity is and what it is not  
  • Exploring the different types of neurodiversity 
  • Neurodiversity in the workplace 

 

The business case for having a neurodiverse workplace 

  • Good work is good for mental health 
  • Performance, productivity and wellbeing outcomes 
  • Building your business case 

Key considerations for supporting neurodiversity in the workplace 

  • Shared roles and responsibilities 
  • Neurodiversity across the employee lifecycle 

 

Case study 

  • Creating a leading practice neurodiversity program 

The important role of leadership 

  • Leaders roles and responsibilities for supporting neurodiversity 
  • Leading and managing neurodiverse teams 
  • Coaching leaders to support neurodiversity 

 

Early intervention conversations 

  • A care conversation framework for supporting vulnerability 
  • Managing disclosures  

Understanding reasonable accommodations and adjustments 

  • Reasonable adjustments in the context of neurodiversity 
  • Unpacking local and enterprise level accommodations 

 

Support and escalation pathways 

  • Supporting individuals 
  • Supporting others 
  • Supporting self 
  • Best-practice resources and frameworks

Meet Your Facilitator

Katie Alexander

Principal Psychologist | Australian Psychological Services

Katie is a registered psychologist and principal consultant at Australian Psychological Services, with over 8 years of experience in providing psychological services across government, private, and non-for-profit organisations. She has a strong background in supporting companies to create mentally healthy workplaces, including developing mental health strategies, conducting psychosocial risk reviews, and delivering workplace mental health capability uplift initiatives.

Katie has worked across various industries, including banking, financial services, legal, healthcare, emergency services, law enforcement, and government. She has a particular interest in vicarious and cumulative trauma, supporting high-risk clients to implement proactive, preventative approaches to managing workplace exposure.

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