Join us for this panel discussion where we explore the benefits of valuing neurodiversity in the workplace
Neurodiversity refers to the different ways the brain can work and interpret information. It highlights that people naturally think about things differently. We have different interests and motivations, and are naturally better at some things and poorer at others. Most people are neurotypical, meaning that the brain functions and processes information in the way society expects.
However it is estimated that around one in seven people and more than one million people (more than 15 per cent of people in the UK) are neurodivergent, meaning that the brain functions, learns and processes information differently. Neurodivergence includes a range of conditions including Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.
The panel discussion will explore how to progress neurodiversity in the workplace to create a better working experience for employees and outcomes for employers.
Daniel Read – Partner leading Walkers’ Jersey Employment Law Practice Group
Dean Richard Lowe – Employer Engagement Manager, Jersey Employment Trust
Helen Allenet – Senior Funds Analyst, Ocorian
Ruth Smith – Specialist Teacher and consultant in Specific Learning Difficulties (with a particular interest in Dyslexia).
Kate Wright – Founder, Arbre Consulting / The Diversity Network
Format of event :
7.45am – Guests arrive/networking
8.00am – Introduction by IoD Jersey Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Sub-Committee, Kiley Henley
8.10am – Presentation : What is Neurodiversity?
8.25am – Panel discussion
9.15am – Q&A
9.30am – Event finish
Ticket price to include breakfast baps, pastries and refreshments
This event is kindly sponsored by Walkers