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Understanding Neurodiversity in the Workplace

April 16 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Virtual event using Zoom

In the evolving landscape of workplace diversity and inclusion, understanding and embracing neurodiversity has become a critical component of creating a supportive and productive work environment.

This Effective Strategy Forum, eligible for 1 CPD hour, is designed to enlighten employers on the nuances of neurodiversity, focusing specifically on ADHD and Autism, and how to harness the unique strengths and talents of neurodiverse team members.

Event Details:

  • Speaker: Mandi Parkin, SkillGain Program Manager with Prospect and Public Speaker
  • Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual Event via Zoom

About the Speaker:

Mandi Parkin has been a champion for inclusion, accommodation and belonging since she started her career almost 15 years ago. Her passion for inclusivity and belonging came full circle when she received her ADHD diagnosis in 2022, at the age of 35. Now, Mandi draws on her years of experience as an employment support professional, and her lived experience with ADHD, to increase awareness and understanding of neurodiversity and foster neuroinclusive environments, where everybody can contribute and succeed regardless of thinking style.

Key Takeaways:

  • Deep Dive into Neurodiversity: Gain a fundamental understanding of neurodiversity, with a spotlight on ADHD and Autism, debunking common myths and misconceptions.
  • Strategies for Support: Learn actionable strategies to support your neurodiverse employees, including adjustments to workspaces, communication methods, and task management.
  • Harnessing Potential: Discover how to tap into the incredible potential of neurodiverse team members, leveraging their unique perspectives and skills for mutual success.
  • Creating Inclusive Cultures: Understand the steps your organization can take to foster a culture of inclusion and acceptance, where every employee feels valued and empowered.

Whether you are just beginning to explore the concept of neurodiversity or looking to enhance your existing practices, this session will provide the knowledge and tools necessary to make meaningful changes.

Whether you are just beginning to explore the concept of neurodiversity or looking to enhance your existing practices, this session will provide the knowledge and tools necessary to make meaningful changes.

Explore more empowering sessions in our Job Fair Prep Series and access additional resources to enhance your readiness as an employer.

Register now to secure your spot in this session.

Virtual event using Zoom

April 16 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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