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Neurodiversity at Work: Embracing Strengths and Navigating Barriers

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

10:00 AM – 01:00 PM CDT 
Embracing neurodiversity in your workplace means creating a more adaptable environment where everyone can thrive. And when you cultivate a culture of acceptance and inclusion, you tap into the unique strengths of neurodivergent individuals. These include enhanced creativity, innovation, productivity, problem-solving, and collaboration.

This workshop teaches you how to build a neuroinclusive workplace culture through your recruitment, retention, and promotion practices. You will learn practical ways to embrace the strengths and navigate barriers for people with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe neurodiversity in the workplace
  • Define sensory sensitivity
  • Explain how neurodiversity and inclusion can strengthen your team
  • List tools and strategies for supporting neurodiversity in the workplace
  • Apply steps for inclusive communication

Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, personal reflection, experiential practice, and small group discussions.

*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view the materials.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Neurodiversity as a Spectrum of Ability
  • How Neurodiversity Strengthens Teams
  • What Inclusion Looks Like
  • Why Neurodiversity in the Workplace Matters
  • Harnessing Strengths and Navigating Barriers
  • Tools for the Hiring Process
  • Recruitment, retention, and advancement

Target Audience
This is an introductory workshop for leaders, supervisors, managers, and human resource personnel who want to learn how they can create a more neuroinclusive culture. It’s also for people who identify as neurodivergent and want to gain useful skills they can use in their workplace.

Terms & Conditions
View our cancellation policy and other information regarding your live virtual workshop or for your in-person workshop.This is a live virtual event, please check your system requirements prior to registering.

Trainer: Paula Hutchinson

Paula is an enthusiastic educator, trainer, and consultant, with a rich and varied work background working in schools, community-based non-profits, and clinical settings. She specializes in emotional intelligence, mental health, and working with challenging behaviours in both individuals and teams. Paula believes that everyone should be able to find meaning in their work and relationships, and that only by working together to create sustainable solutions, can individuals, professionals, workplaces, and communities ensure their supports, systems, and policies are responsive and effective for everyone. As a facilitator, she draws on her experience with adult education and learning principles to provide an engaging, practical, and interactive workshop experience.