Creating an Inclusive Workplace: Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Employing neurodivergent employees (those with variations in the human brain and cognition regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions) expands your pool of qualified candidates, as well as creates a more inclusive workplace.
Greater inclusion results in a workforce that incorporates more creative problem-solving, new thought processes, and deeper engagement. Join our instructor-led, 60-minute program as we address:
- What "neurodivergent" means and how its populations can benefit your organization
- Ways to invite and attract such candidates and make them feel welcome
- How to include consideration of such populations in your diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) strategy
- Characteristics of a neurodivergent-friendly workplace and how to address them in your own workplace culture
- Training tips to ensure that those who think or behave differently are treated with respect and value
Supporting & Engaging Neurodivergent Employees
- What “neurodivergent” means and why neurodiversity in your workplace is important and advantageous
- Training to provide to neurodivergent workers, as well as for others they interact with
- Ongoing assessment and career development that takes the special circumstances of neurodiverse characteristics into account
- Commonly needed workplace accommodations for a neurodivergent workforce
- How to support these populations (and others) in the workplace
Creating & Employing a More Inclusive Workforce
- Today’s statistics on population representation and related employment data
- Associated alternative approaches to talent access, support, and retention
- Ways to reach neurodivergent populations in your recruiting activities
- What to consider in non-conventional interview settings
- Leveraging unique talents of all employees through greater sensitivity to individual needs
Question and Answer Session - Your specific questions & unique challenges will be addressed!
About the Speaker
Michelle Coussens, Business Strategist, Plan B Consulting
Michelle Coussens is a frequently sought-after speaker and business strategist for numerous types of organizations on a wide range of topics related to the workplace, including but not limited to talent management, business strategy, and operational effectiveness. She has delivered thousands of signature speeches and training sessions, both online and in person. She holds practical expertise on a variety of HR topics, such as job design, recruiting, onboarding, training and development, performance management, and succession planning.
In this dynamic, 60-minute event employers will learn how to create a more inclusive workforce and a wider talent pool by engaging neurodivergent employees. Learn specific ways to make this unique employee group feel welcomed and valued.
If you'd like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We're certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!
Premier Learning Solutions is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward aPHRTM, aPHRiTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Learn more at hrci.org