Neurodiversity is the concept that all humans vary in terms of our thinking and processing. Within a group, each person has talents and things they struggle with. However, for some people the variation between those strengths and weaknesses is more pronounced, which can bring talent but can also be disabling.
Within the field of Neurodiversity, there are conditions which are considered to be Neurodivergent, these include Autism Spectrum Condition, ADHD, Dyslexia, OCD, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Tourette’s Syndrome, and other acquired neurological conditions.
Neurodiversity Awareness Training sessions are designed to be an introduction to neurodiversity. We recommend sessions being open to all employees, whether they are Neurodivergent or not, or line managers or not.
Within this session we will cover Neurodiversity as a concept, as well as Neurodiverse conditions such as Dyslexia, DCD/Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHD and Autism.
We’ll look at appropriate language for the workplace when discussing Neurodivergence. We will explore communication, processing and energy differences.
Should your business have a specific need from this session, we’ll be happy to support you in bespoke or tailored design.
We can also provide sessions designed specifically for particular teams, such a People Professionals, or Senior Leadership Teams.
Neurodiversity Awareness Training sessions can range from an introductory webinar to a full day workshop plus up to a further full day workshop for managers.
As with all Great Minds Don’t training, these sessions are lively, relaxed and interactive, whether delivered face to face or virtually.
Neurodiversity Awareness Training can be funded by Access to Work.
Neurodiversity Coaching is offered to individuals who have one or more Neurodivergent conditions, or associated traits.
During coaching sessions we will work with your employee to identify what is working well, what is not working so well, and help them to develop strategies that increase wellbeing. performance and productivity in the workplace.
Typically sessions are 1:1, online and last at least an hour. A minimum of three sessions are recommended for the best outcome.
During a coaching session we use an evidence based and whole person approach to support the client in adopting new habits and strategies.
In between sessions, the client will be asked to complete activities, exercises or reflections, this is to support the work in session and ensure the benefits realised from coaching have a long term impact.
Neurodiversity or Workplace strategy coaching can be funded by Access to Work.
As organisations further their diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging agendas, it is becoming more apparent that the inclusion of Neurodiversity in the workplace has not previously been considered with the merit required. The practice of Neuroinclusion allows businesses a greater competitive advantage, increased employee engagement and well-being, and compliance with the Equality Act 2010.
For businesses who have not previously considered the agenda of Neurodiversity this service lays out a supported approach offered by Great Minds Don’t, a boutique learning consultancy, with a specialism in Neurodiversity through lived experience and organisational study.
Great Minds Don't can support you in the running of a regular community session for your Neurodivergent colleagues. A diagnosis is not required to attend, and colleagues with specific assess needs will be supported.
Sessions can be tailored to the requirements of the group, and range from information sharing, to group support and Q&A.
Distinct sessions can be provided for Neurodivergent managers, to share challenges, solutions, support and experiences.
All Neurodiversity Neighbourhood sessions will be facilitated by an experienced coach, who is themselves Neurodivergent.
In order to support hybrid and virtual working, these sessions will be held online, on Zoom or Teams.
NEURODIVERSITY AT WORK eLearning Module
The new eLearning Module will inform people about all the aspects of Neurodiversity at Work. It will challenge some of your thinking around the inclusion of people who think differently. Designed to be an introduction, this module covers the Neurodivergent conditions, as well as beginning a conversation on how to support colleagues in the workplace.
It will inform people about ND. Also perhaps challenge some of their thinking around inclusion of pp who think differently. It’s designed to be a base line kind of knowledge. It covers ND conditions, as well as beginning a conversation on how to support colleagues in the workplace.