Understanding and Leading Neurodiversity
A neuroscience perspective on neurodiversity in a workplace
WHAT IS NEURODIVERSITY?
Neurodivergence is considered a hidden disability, and those with neurodivergent conditions can feel isolated socially and in the workplace.
Neurodivergence is often misunderstood, particularly in women and underdiagnosed in the adult population. rates of diagnosis have been growing rapidly in the last few years and expectations for the workplace to provide an inclusive and supportive environment is also a priority.
Neurodivergence is a concept gaining broader recognition and understanding; encompasses a wide range of neurological variations that deviate from the societal norms of “typical” cognitive functioning.
Understanding Neurodiversity (for staff)
Provide participants with an understanding and appreciation of the differences, challenges and benefits in neurotypical brains and cognitive processing to better accommodate, communicate and collaborate within teams
- Context for Neurodiversity
- What is Neurodiversity
- The Neurodiversity Spectrum Framework
- How does neurodiverse brain differ from a neurotypical
- Neurodiversity Prevalence
- Parliamentary enquiry into ADHD – Executive Summary
- Benefits of Neurodiversity
- Communicating with neurodiverse people
- General Benefits of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
15%-20% of the Australian
population are neurodivergent.
Create inclusive and psychologically safe environments, capitalise on strengths, accommodate for challenges, provide feedback, coach and communicate effectively for neurodiverse team members.
- Types of Neurodiversity and their strengths and challenges
- Recruiting and hiring neurodiverse team members
- What to look for? How to have open conversations about diversity with your team members
- Creating a culture of inclusion and performance
- Types of ADHD
- Coaching people with ADHD, managing deadlines, instructions, expectations and feedback.
- Supporting your team members for their diversity
ACHIEVE THESE BENEFITS
- Understanding neurological variation
- Improve thinking, learning and social difference
- Understanding of difference vs disability
- Benefits, advantages and strengths
- Learn about barriers, challenges and support needs
- Inclusive environments and services
- Person-centred approaches
- Improve communication tools
- Innovations and opportunities
I found the session very empowering -this is within our control to improve, it’s not something that happens to us. It was a good reminder to be conscious of how my preferences / motivators are different to my teams’.
The content was awesome! Its different because Kristen makes you understand that we react because we are human beings and gives you practical tips on how to react quickly when you feel like you’re in a threat situation, and also how to foster psychological safety in others.
Kristen is a world of knowledge in the neuroscience space. Her passion and energy for the subject alongside her sales leadership experience in corporate settings brings together practical take-aways for leaders in applying the concepts.
I would highly recommend Kristen for future training in this space. Kristen’s session with Westpac AFS leaders received positive feedback, the leaders enjoyed the balance of the proven brain science concepts along with the practical leaderships learnings.
What Our Clients Are Saying
The quality of the training has been fantastic and our staff is really engaging with the trainer and getting something out of it.“
– Joanne Fung
Kristen Hansen presented on the Neuroscience of Leadership to over 150 of our people leaders. Kristen’s presentation was engaging, informative and practical. Kristen was incredibly entertaining and full of energy. She was able to make complex theory simple and easy to understand whilst also applying it practically for our leaders to take back and use with their teams. The feedback from our people leaders has been exceptional with many stating that they have been able to apply much of what Kristen presented.
– Allyson Carlile
Head of HR
I was very fortunate to be trained by Kristen as her knowledge of resilience and coaching through neuroscience-based methodologies is outstanding. Kristen has remarkable way of explaining complex theory in a way which makes it real and understandable
– Lina Di Prisa,
Human Resources Business Partner,
Kristen Hansen; dynamic, engaging and relevant. In presenting her neuroleadership session to the State Trustees managers, Kristen unlocked a response from the whole group that I’ve not been seen before. Every person took away strategies to help them be better leaders and they are still talking about the session months later
– John Brennan
General Manager - Strategy, Innovation & Transformation
Kristen’s presentation was engaging, entertaining and highly educational. Our membership community of established business leaders had only exceptional feedback and would love to hear from Kristen again in the future.
– Eleni Jordan
Carlton & United Breweries
The presentation on the neuroscience of resilience and emotional intelligence was a powerful experience for my sales team. You got them thinking about how they can be more resilient, effective and connected with their customers - great result
– Justin Melton
General Manager Sales & Marketing