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29th Mar 2023 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Location: Egerton Court, Liverpool John Moores University 2 Rodney Street Liverpool L1 2UA

Free (Members)

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By: Liverpool John Moores University


Learn what employers can do to support their neurodivergent employees and how this can benefit both the individual and employer.

This engaging workshop is designed as an introduction to the topic of neurodiversity and will provide an overview of the diverse neurodivergent processing differences, common misconceptions and stereotypes, and what employers can do to support their neurodivergent employees.

This awareness session will cover:

• Overview of the different neurodivergent processing differences e.g., Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (DCD), Dyscalculia, ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

• Common misconceptions and stereotypes.

• Associated challenges and strengths.

• Potential impact on mental health and general wellbeing.

• Legislative requirements

• What employers can do to support their neurodivergent employees and the benefits to both the individual and employer.

The Neurodiversity Awareness workshop will be engaging, interactive and include small group exercises. We will actively work within an open, safe space providing delegates with opportunities to share ‘lived experiences’.

Delivered by Jane Eme-Power:

Jane has over 30 years’ experience of working in a Human Resources capacity, in both the voluntary and public sector within the Liverpool City Region. Jane has worked in both operational and strategic roles and has led on organisational change initiatives that have instrumental in delivering successful outcomes for companies. Jane’s areas of expertise and specialisms are:

● People Management ● Change Management

● Employee Engagement ● Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

● Positive Action ● Neurodiversity

● Coaching and Mentoring

Jane has also been working within the education field since 2003 and is presently a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University (Faculty of Business and Law) delivering a range of Human Resources related programmes, including Leadership and Management Development.

Jane is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Co- Chair of Merseyside and North Cheshire CIPD Branch, a non-legal member of the Employment Tribunal Service, a post she has held since 1999.

Please note :

Enterprise Hub Skills at Liverpool John Moores University is funded by the European Social Fund. This programme is open to people living in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, St Helens, or Halton) but please contact our team to check full eligibility criteria.

You will need to provide evidence of your right to live and work in the UK, your employment status and fill in a registration form. Examples of evidence you could provide includes:

• Passport

• Birth or adoption certificate

We will also need some evidence of your current employment status (e.g. redacted payslip or letter form employer), but our team will discuss this with you based on your individual circumstances. Please email our team for further information ehs@ljmu.ac.uk