Diverse Live: Neurodiversity Digital Focus Day

Diverse Live: Neurodiversity
Digital Focus Day

Tuesday 28th September 2021

At Diversity Network's Diverse Live: Neurodiversity Digital Focus Day, discover new tools and resources to help you hire, support, and maximise the strengths of neurodivergent employees, and learn about the many benefits a neurodiverse workforce brings to an organisation.

Did you know that neurodivergent people can be 30% to 50% more productive than other employees? Yet currently, this productivity is often untapped.

At this exclusive Neurodiversity Digital Focus Day, join our experts as they provide insight on various types of neurodiversity which may exist within your workforce – for example ADHD, autism and dyslexia – and the typical strengths and challenges of the various conditions. We will cover:

  • How hiring and investing in neuro-divergent individuals will improve your business
  • How to attract this talent pool through inclusive recruitment practices
  • Technologies and tools that you can employ to help support  neurodiverse colleagues

This in-depth online event features a mix of insightful presentations, interviews and case studies, a live panel discussion and an interactive meetup session. 

Join us to discover practical ideas and resources to better support your neurodiverse workforce, attract future talent, and create an inclusive culture where all employees can thrive.

  • Discover new software tools and strategies to benefit diversity and inclusion in your organisation
  • Ignite passion for diversity and inclusion initiatives within your organisation and facilitate greater change for good
  • Connect with other professionals also looking to upgrade their D&I strategies and work together to advance change

Neurodiversity Digital Focus Day | Agenda

Tuesday 28th September 2021

Meike Bleibenicht

12pm – 1pm GMT

Championing a Neurodiverse Workforce

  • Why the working world needs to become more aware of neurodiversity within the workforce
  • Ways in which employers and individuals can support and empower neurodivergent colleagues
  • Recognising the business benefits of fostering a diverse workforce, where diversity is a fundamental, valued and embedded component of its culture and identity

Meike Bliebenicht, Workstream Lead, Neurodiversity, Diversity Project – Investment Industry, and Diversity Initiative of the Year winner, 2020 Women in Finance Awards.

Deborah Leveroy

1pm – 2pm GMT

Supporting Dyslexia in the Workplace

  • Making reasonable workplace adjustments to accommodate those with dyslexia
  • Why every business needs to be ready to provide end-to-end disability support for neurodiverse colleagues 
  • Benefits of assistive technology, disability awareness training, workplace strategy coaching and ongoing technical support, and how to get started

Deborah Leveroy, Neurodiversity and Inclusion Lead, DyslexiaBox

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2pm – 3pm GMT

Developing your Neurodiversity Strategy

  • Benefits of increasing our understanding of those with autism, ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Tourettes, OCD, bipolar (and others) and embracing differences
  • Focusing on the individuals at the heart of neurodiversity
  • How to foster advocates and allies at work to help change things from the inside out

Aidan Healy, CEO, Lexxic

Lee Corless

3pm – 4pm GMT

Harnessing the Power of Neurodiversity in a Business Context

Join this webinar to learn about JP Morgan’s experience of increasing the neurodiversity of their workforce, including:

  • The business case for hiring individuals on the autism spectrum

  • The benefits of the programme and the challenges encountered

  • The wider benefits of the programme and advice to organisations within the Insurance industry who are thinking about harnessing the neurodiverse talent

Lee Corless, Global Technology D&I, Communities & Inclusion Global Lead & Autism at Work EMEA Leader, JP Morgan

Rachel Morgan Trimmer
Prachi Deo
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4pm – 5pm GMT

Panel Discussion: Creating More Inclusive Workplaces Where Neurodivergent Individuals Can Thrive

  • How can we best raise awareness of neurodiversity in the workplace among employers?
    What will it take to inspire more employers to take steps to encourage neurodiverse job applicants and remove potential ‘friction points’ in the hiring process?
  • How can employers best support their staff to achieve their potential and ensure that neurodiverse members of staff can be fully integrated and supported?
  • What are the best ways to make both your people
    management approach and workplace more ‘neurodiversity smart’?

Moderator: Elisabeth Galvin, Content Editor, Diversity Network

Panellists:

Rachel Morgan-Trimmer, Neurodiversity Consultant and Founder, Sparkle Class 

Prachi Deo, Founder & Executive Director, Nayi Disha Resource Centre

Dr Emma-Jane O’Leary, Director and Neurodiversity Lead, Procter & Gamble

Our Speakers

Meike Bleibenicht

Meike Bliebenicht

Workstream Lead, Neurodiversity

Diversity Project

Lee Corless

Lee Corless

Global Technology D&I, Communities & Inclusion Global Lead & Autism at Work EMEA Leader

JP Morgan

Deborah Leveroy

Deborah Leveroy

Neurodiversity and Inclusion Lead

DyslexiaBox

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Dr Emma-Jane O’Leary

Director and Neurodiversity Lead

Procter & Gamble

Rachel Morgan Trimmer

Rachel Morgan-Trimmer

Neurodiversity Consultant

Sparkle Class

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Aidan Healy

CEO

Lexxic

Elisabeth Galvin

Elisabeth Galvin

Content Editor

Diversity Network

Prachi Deo large

Prachi Deo

Founder & Executive Director

Nayi Disha Resource Centre

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Hands in the Air
Thank you very much for an excellent and thought provoking conference. Many thanks to the team for organising such a great event.
L&D MANAGER, PAY UK
Great to be able to share our own experiences and tips but also to learn from other sectors.
Thank you... You are opening up a whole new realm of tech that I didn't know existed.
Thank you very much to you all for putting on a highly professional and great show!!

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