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Supporting Neurodiversity in the Public Sector

Create inclusive and supportive work environments for neurodiverse individuals in the public sector workplace. 

 

IPAA Victoria’s Supporting Neurodiversity in the Public Sector course aims to create awareness and provide actionable steps to create inclusive and supportive work environments for neurodiverse individuals in the public sector workplace.

Course overview

Participants will learn strategies for effectively managing and supporting neurodivergent team members as well as developing awareness for individuals silently dealing with their neurodiverse diagnoses. The course emphasises the importance of awareness, empathy and taking action to drive positive change in team dynamics.

The course is designed to:

  • enhance your understanding of neurodiversity
  • raise awareness of neurodiversity in the public sector
  • develop effective strategies for managing neurodivergent team members
  • empower participants to take action and create change in their team dynamics
  • create inclusive team structures and processes that empower neurodiverse individuals
  • foster a culture of acceptance and support for neurodiversity in the workplace
  • recognise the strengths and challenges of your neurodiverse employees

Course outcomes

Participants will gain a comprehensive knowledge of neurodiversity in the public sector and how to support neurodivergent employees by:

  • understanding the concept of neurodiversity and its relevance in the Public Sector
  • recognising the strengths and unique abilities of neurodivergent individuals in the workplace
  • learning how to empower and support neurodivergent employees
  • learning how to create an inclusive workplace environment
  • removing barriers to successful and meaningful employment
  • engaging in difficult conversations and resolve conflicts with empathy and respect

Course audience

The ideal course participant is someone who:

  • works in the public sector
  • identifies to be neurodivergent
  • manages neurodivergent employees
  • is interested in driving innovation and organisational change by embracing neurodiversity in the public sector
  • wants to enhance their skills in hiring and supporting neurodivergent employees as they grow their career
  • wants to develop a wider understanding of employees and their needs
  • wants to develop new policies and processes to make neurodivergent employees feel included

It was helpful in hearing the anecdotes and real-life examples especially from Ash who has personal experience. It was quite eye-opening hearing about difficulties around executive functioning which will make me re-consider some of our processes.

2023 Supporting Neurodiversity in the Public Sector course participant

Ash was an amazing presenter, I loved listening to the presentation and I have learnt so much. It was very thorough and relevant. The presenter was very familiar with the content and presented it in a way that was very approachable.

2023 Supporting Neurodiversity in the Public Sector course participant

Facilitator

Aisling Smith Vance

Aisling Smith Vance

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Register for an upcoming session

Date & Time

Thursday 30 May 2024
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Online

Pricing

MEMBERS

Staff of Organisation Members

  • Platinum $510
  • Gold $595 
  • Silver $638 
  • Silver S $680 

Personal Members

  • Professional $595 
  • Concession $595
  • Fellow $595 

Non member: $850

(Inc GST)

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Supporting Neurodiversity in the Public Sector? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.