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Yesterday over 70 people tuned in to the second Inclusivity Works ‘lunch and learn’ webinar, learning all about neurodiversity in the workplace. As well as exploring the many types of neurodiversity, those who tuned in were also given advice and guidance to maximise potential in both the recruitment process and at work, and given useful pointers on the support and funding available. The lunch and learn webinars are presented in conjunction with experts in their field, this week enlisting the help of Genius Within who offer support to both individuals and employers on this topic.

One attendee commented: “It was really helpful to understand what neurodiversity means how it affects people, what as an employer we can do and how to tap into those hidden skills/attributes.”

The first lunch and learn which took place on Tuesday 16th November explored ‘Deafness in the workplace’ through an interview with Reg Cobb from the Gloucestershire Deaf Association and his interpreter. An attendee fed back after that session: “I enjoyed hearing about how to give opportunities and to understand the strengths that a deaf person in the workplace brings. It helped me to understand what opportunities we can give in the workplace namely a creative role and how we can empower employees.”

Another commented on the format: “I really liked the format with no cameras and videos, so no pressure. Love the lunch time slot. It was nice that it was live information with the option to ask questions.”

Following the webinars, attendees are also sent a summary tips sheet from Inclusivity Works and recordings of the sessions will be available once the current series concludes. If you haven’t already you can still register for the last two webinars, which take place on Tuesday lunchtimes, and will explore ‘Recruiting refugees and foreign workers’ on 30th November and ‘Diversity in the workplace’ on 6th December.  You can register here once to attend both sessions:

Inclusivity Works Lunch and Learn recap

by Harry Cowley