Reserve your place at upcoming Aberdeen neurodiversity in the workplace conference

Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Unlocking Potential and Driving Innovation, is a one-day event that will take place at the Aberdeen Douglas Hotel from 8.30am to 2.30pm on Tuesday, May 30. The event is sponsored by Harbour Energy and TMM Recruitment. The conference, which is being organised by city centre BID Aberdeen Inspired, will cover the benefits of employing a neurodiverse workforce to drive business growth and encourage team members to reach their own potential. 


It is aimed at both private and public sector organisations, with separate sessions on neurodiversity being planned for teachers and parents on Monday May 29.   


With 1 in 5 humans being neurodivergent, 1 in 67 of us on the autistic spectrum, 1 in 20 with ADHD or dyspraxia and 1 in 10 with dyslexia, many people have a combination of these differences in how humans process and interact with their environment and the people around them.  


The line-up of speakers and contributors for the conference includes Dr Tony Lloyd, chief executive of the ADHD Foundation, and Professor Amanda Kirby, chief executive of Do-It Solutions and chair of the ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity, who will discuss the use of web-based screening tools in the workplace.  


Angela Prentner-Smith, founder and managing consultant at This is Milk, a Scottish consultancy, training, and technology business will address the conference on how maintaining a psychologically safe workplace is part of ensuring you are not just diverse, but fostering a place where everyone can flourish. Angela is a frequent contributing columnist in the Scotsman, advocating the benefits of Neurodiversity in the workplace.  


Mavis Anagboso, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at principal sponsor Harbour Energy, will talk about the company’s strategies for supporting staff who are neurodiverse, while Charlotte Valeur, chair of the Institute of Neurodiversity, a global neurodiversity member organisation with chapters in over 100 countries, will explore the power of ND networks, sharing practical advice for business.  


Amanda McCulloch, chief executive of Aberdeen-based TMM Recruitment, which is also supporting the Umbrella Project as co-sponsor of the conference, will be reflecting on the hiring process and discussing inclusive recruiting practices with a panel of local and national experts.   


Places at the Neurodiversity in the Workplace - Unlocking Potential and Driving Business Success conference can be booked at a cost of £95. Aberdeen Inspired levy payers can attend free of charge, subject to availability.


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