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Neurodiversity – Diverse Minds at Work

Date: 4th December 2019
Location: Fidelity International, 4 Cannon St, London EC4M 5AB
The Diversity Project NeuroInclusion Workstream is hosting an event for Diversity Project member firms.

Neurodiversity refers to the diversity of human brains, and considers differences of how our brains are “wired” as simply another natural variation in humans. It is often used to specifically cover autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia, amongst others.

It is estimated that around 10% of the world’s population is neurodivergent, so we will all have colleagues already among us. Many individuals display very unique skills, ranging from creative thinking to process structuring.

To improve understanding of how to unlock this potential, our event will aim to explain and educate the audience about aspects of neurodiversity.

We started with a presentation by Daniel Aherne, Director of neurodiversity consultancy ‘ADJUST’, covering educational aspects, followed by a panel discussion of colleagues sharing their experience.

The event is targeted at anyone interested in learning more about Neurodiversity, whether HR professionals, people managers or someone just interested in the topic.

To sign up, please email [email protected].

The Diversity Project’s NeuroInclusion Workstream



4:00 – 4:30Registration
4:30 – 4.40Introduction and Objectives

Dame Helena Morrissey, Chairwoman of the Diversity Project

4:40 – 5:05Neurodiversity – what does it mean and what are the benefits?

Daniel Aherne, Director of ADJUST

5:05 – 5:45Panel discussion: Neurodiversity in the workplace

Jennifer Ockwell – Partner, Triple Point
Hannah Turner – Quantitative Equity Analyst, HSBC
Adam Livesey – Analyst, Deutsche Bank
Bev Shah – CEO and Founder of City Hive
Jennifer Matthews – Compliance Manager, Fidelity International

5:45 – 6:00Case Study and Closing Comments

Meike Bliebenicht – Senior Product Specialist, HSBC

6:00 – 7:00Networking

Event Agenda

Neurodiversity defined

Neurodiversity defined

Neurodiversity event introduction

Overlapping nature of neurodiversity

Neurotypical Skills Profile - ADHA

Neurotypical Skills Profile - Dyspraxia

Neurotypical Skills Profile - Autism

Neurotypical Skills Profile - Dyslexia

Neurodiversity Toolkit: Cracking the walnut

Neurodiversity Toolkit: How to make it work - social interaction

Neurodiversity Toolkit: How to make it work - recruitment

Neurodiversity Toolkit: How to make it work - office environment

Neurodiversity Toolkit: Talking about it

Neurodiversity Toolkit: Making the invisible visible - Some Science

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