15th October: Tackling stress through inclusive policy on ‘neuro-diversity’

We will cover:

  • The full range of neuro-diverse strengths and weaknesses – including creative thinking skills, innovation and visual thinking, as well as difficulties with time management, concentrating in open plan offices, tracking conversations
  • We will explore which contexts suit, and which contexts impede, neuro-diverse adults
  • We will examine the relationship between dyslexic difficulty, work performance and how this can lead to stress
  • We will identify the ways in which your organisation can provide support, signposting and organisational practices that will enable all neuro-diverse adults to work at their best, as a preventative early measure
  • We will recommend routes for resolution of existing problems where stress and poor productivity has already become entrenched

16th October: Neuro-diversity and the DDA 95/05 /Equality Act 2010

We will cover:

  • The definitions of and wording around disability, as outlined in the DDA and further clarified in the Equality Act 2010 Code of Practice, and how this relates to different neuro-diverse conditions
  • We will explore an employer’s obligations under the regulations and outline a stepped approach to dealing with individual cases, including the work based assessment process and Access to Work
  • We will review case studies of Employment Tribunals which involve neuro-diverse adults
  • We will outline a range of reasonable adjustments that can be made cost free and those which require the supply of technology or specialist support

17th October: Making the most of Assistive Technology

We will cover:

  • A range of common assistive software and hardware available to support neuro-diverse adults in the workplace – functions, costs, comparables
  • The importance of training and making sure we spend money on products that will actually be used
  • Making the most of everyday software – how MS Outlook and other standard programmes have feature and benefits which support neuro-diversity

About Us

These seminars are a joint venture by Genius Within and Hands Free Computing.  Genius Within is a company run by Occupational Psychologists who specialise in dyslexia and related conditions. We provide diagnostics, assessments, coaching, training, mediation and e-learning for this sector.  Hands Free Computing is a leading provider of Assistive Technology for Access to Work, the government funded body for supporting people with disabilities in the workplace.

  1. Rebecca 8 years ago

    I would like to signed up, how am I able to do this?

  2. Author
    nancy 8 years ago

    Hi Rebecca,

    Just email me at nancy@geniuswithin.co.uk and we’ll add you to the list, we’ll confirm address in September, we’re waiting for final numbers (no more than 25ish)

    See you in October…

  3. Emma 7 years ago

    What part of the country do the seminars take place?

    • Author
      nancy 7 years ago

      Thus series are planned for London. We can travel to other parts of the country if you have a group of 6-12 Occ Health or HR colleagues who might also want to attend….

  4. Jean 7 years ago

    Do you have any further free seminars for Managers and HRs & Occ Health planned for 2013?

    • Author
      nancy 7 years ago

      We most certainly do, Jean! We’ll be doing:

      30th April Londonm
      21st May Southampton
      3rd June Manchster
      11th June Leeds
      19 th June Nottingham
      2nd July West Midlands
      12th July York
      Let us know if you’re interested and feel free to spread the word.

  5. Mary 7 years ago

    I currently belong to the South West OH Nurses Group and consider that this would be of great interest to the group.
    Would you be interested in arranging a training day for us in the South West?

    • Author
      nancy 7 years ago

      I’ve emailed you separately Mary 🙂

  6. Deborah Caspi 7 years ago

    Where are you planning on holding in Leeds and how many palces do you have?

    • Author
      nancy 7 years ago

      We’re booking 10 people on max, so that we can talk to everyone and discuss individual cases if needs be. It will be a central location.

  7. Alicja Oduyemi 7 years ago

    I would be interested in attending the training on 30.04.2013 in London especially that I have had recently a few quite difficult cases to deal with which are still opened ( in view of capability at work).
    Please could you be so kind as to book a place for me and provide me with more information about the training.

    Thanking you in anticipation

    • Author
      nancy 7 years ago

      Booking form sent Alicja 🙂

      • Alicja Oduyemi 7 years ago

        Hello Nancy,
        Thank you for sending me the booking form, I emailed it to you and I hope it is OK.
        Thank you again.

  8. Julie Bowers 7 years ago

    Hi, I currently manage an occupational health department and feel that this course would be beneficial to me and some of my clients. I would be very interested in courses in Leeds and York.

    • Author
      nancy 7 years ago

      Hi Julie,

      I have emailed you a booking form for Leeds – we only have 5 places left so do ping it back to me when you have a chance.


  9. JUDY BOLTON 7 years ago

    Please could you send me details of the course in Birmingham including dates and venue . I currently work as an occupational health advisor and feel that the said course will be more than beneficial.
    Many thanks.

    • Author
      nancy 7 years ago

      Hi Julie,

      we only have dates left in Leeds at the moment – do get in touch directly if you’d like to join in. I promise it won’t start too early!

  10. Catherine 7 years ago

    If there are still places left in Leeds (or any cancellations in Nottigham) please could you send me a booking form. Thanks

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