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Neurodiversity in the Workplace – Online Learning

This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to create a more inclusive and successful workplace that embraces neurodiversity. With this e-learning course:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of neurodiversity, including key concepts and common neurotypes.
  • Identify and dispel myths surrounding neurodivergence in the workplace.
  • Develop effective communication strategies for interacting with neurodivergent colleagues.
  • Learn the legal requirements and best practices for creating a neurodiverse-friendly work environment.
  • Discover the business benefits of a neurodiverse workforce and explore strategies for attracting and retaining neurodivergent talent.
  • Apply learnings through a real-world case study to understand the impact of inclusive practices.

Course Introduction

This course tackles a gap in diversity and inclusion initiatives by focusing on neurodiversity in the workplace. It equips learners to understand and value neurodivergent colleagues, individuals with variations in brain function such as ADHD or dyslexia. By exploring key concepts, common neurotypes, and the business benefits of a neurodiverse workforce, participants gain practical strategies. The course also dismantles common myths and helps develop inclusive language. Ultimately, learners will discover how to create a welcoming work environment that fosters collaboration, engagement, and business success for everyone.

Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction to neurodiversity
  • Define neurodiversity and its core principles.
  • Explain key terms associated with neurodiversity.
  • Describe the neurodiversity spectrum and its variations.
  • Understand the prevalence of neurodiversity in the workplace.
  • Identify legal considerations related to neurodiversity and employment.
Module 2 – Common neurotypes
  • Identify and understand common neurotypes, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, and Tourette Syndrome.
  • Recognise the varying presentations of these neurotypes within the workplace.
  • Explain the role of formal diagnosis in understanding neurodiversity.
Module 3 – Dispelling myths and improving language
  • Debunk common myths and misconceptions surrounding neurodiversity in the workplace.
  • Identify how neurodiversity may be present within your own team or organisation.
  • Explore inclusive language practices for interacting with neurodivergent colleagues.
Module 4 – The business case for neurodiversity
  • Analyse the business case for embracing neurodiversity in the workplace, using examples like HSBC.
  • Identify the common strengths and unique perspectives that neurodivergent individuals bring to teams.
  • Explore how companies are implementing successful strategies to support a neurodiverse workforce.
Module 5 – Creating a neurodiverse-friendly work environment
  • Recognise the various types of neurodiversity and their potential impacts in the workplace.
  • Understand how communication preferences can differ among neurodivergent colleagues.
  • Explore strategies for more effective and inclusive communication across the team.
  • Analyse existing workplace rules and norms to identify potential barriers for neurodivergent individuals.
  • Understand the legal requirements for creating a neurodiverse-friendly work environment.
  • Explain reasonable adjustments in the workplace, including physical and flexibility adjustments.
  • Identify the role of leaders in fostering a culture of inclusion for neurodivergent employees.
  • Understand strategies for effectively responding to a disclosure of neurodivergence from a colleague.
  • Explore methods for attracting and recruiting a more neurodiverse workforce.
Module 6 – Creating a neurodiverse-friendly work environment
  • Apply learnings from a real-world case study to understand the impact of inclusive practices for neurodivergent employees.
  • Analyse the personal and professional consequences associated with a lack of understanding of neurodiversity in the workplace.
Module 7 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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