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Inclusively supporting the wellbeing of neurodiverse colleagues in a hybrid world of work
As we make the transition to a hybrid or blended model of working, it’s more important than ever that employers understand the impact this could have on neurodiverse colleagues.

Responding to this need, Make A Difference Media is proud to announce its next free to attend interactive workshop: “Supporting the wellbeing of neurodiverse colleagues in a hybrid world of work”. The session is sponsored by Texthelp and is being run in association with Auticon.

Employers who are looking for practical insights you can actively put in place to support neurodiverse colleagues in a hybrid or blended workplace - as part of your approach to inclusion, mental health and wellbeing - join us on Wednesday 6 October from 10.00am -11.15am.

Issues that the workshop will cover include:

● What neurodiversity is - its strengths and challenges
● Pluses and minuses for neurodiverse colleagues of the hybrid world of work that employers need to be aware of, as well as adaptations they might need to consider
● How to approach recruiting neurodiverse colleagues
● When and how you have a conversation about neurodiversity and how to make sure these conversations are inclusive
● Insight into how inclusive technology is a great enabler in today's work spaces
● Case study – how KPMG is proactively supporting the wellbeing of neurodiverse colleagues.

Recommended for:

● Diversity and Inclusion Leaders
● Wellbeing Leaders and Champions
● HR, Talent, Engagement and Benefits Leaders
● Culture & Business Transformation Leaders

In other words, anyone who cares about taking an inclusive and personalised approach to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of colleagues.

Oct 6, 2021 10:00 AM in London

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Maria Hamilton
International Training Programme Lead, Neurodiversity Inclusion Services @Auticon UK
Rebecca Smyth
Workplace Customer Champion @Texthelp
Rebecca has recently joined Texthelp as a Customer Acquisition Champion, specialising in supporting private sector organisations with their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. She does this by helping create inclusive working environments where everyone - including those with neurodiversity conditions - can achieve their personal and professional goals. Having spent the last 9 years working with both the private and public sector, Rebecca is passionate about increasing staff productivity and customer engagement through removing communication barriers. She believes that everyone has the right to understand and be understood. Rebecca would love the opportunity to support your organisation, contact her on r.smyth@texthelp.com to find out more about how she can help bring Texthelp’s assistive technologies to you and your team.
Chris Astley
Partner, Head of Connected Engineering @KPMG UK LLP
Chris has over 18 years experience in building and managing enterprise workloads in multiple scenarios. For the past 11 years he has focused on deploying applications and services in public cloud environments whilst retaining a strong security posture. He is a capable leader in bringing modern technology practices to large enterprises and is an industry expert in major cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Today, Chris is responsible for the Connected Engineering practice for KPMG UK. The team has numerous capabilities around DevOps, Cloud, Application Development and Automation, allowing the firm to quickly and easily deploy applications and services to clients. By building this capability, Chris has given KPMG a competitive edge in terms of agility and speed to market and is assisting clients in gaining a similar capability themselves.
Neil Eustice
Diversity & Knowledge Manager, Connected Engineering @KPMG UK LLP
Neil Eustice is the Diversity & Knowledge Manager within Technology in KPMG, responsible for ensuring members of their workforce in need of adjustments have the appropriate assistive technologies needed to perform at their best. He has worked in the firm for over 25 years and sits on the committees of two of their internal networks related to disability and mental health. Neil has represented KPMG on the Business Disability Forum’s Technology Taskforce since its inception and in 2012 was responsible for getting the KPMG UK firm to sign the Taskforce’s Accessible Technology Charter. He has led workstreams within the Technology Taskforce and helped review their Accessibility Maturity Model. Neil is also a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), currently in a working group developing a new IAAP accreditation called the Strategic Leader in Accessibility (SLiA).