Managing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire OX11 0QG

We are absolutely delighted to be joined by Mel Francis, Chartered FCIPD, Founder of Neuroinclusive HR and the Director of Neurodiversity at Work at Professor Amanda Kirby’s company, Do-IT Solutions Ltd.

Mel is an accomplished HR Director with over 25 years’ experience gained in the public, private and not for profit sectors. She has gained her significant HR experience working in the HE, Edtech, Publishing and Telecoms sectors.

Mel is also Mum to a brilliant neurodivergent son and, following his diagnosis, she sought to increase her awareness and knowledge of neurodiverse conditions. To this end, she has been taught by Professor Amanda Kirby, a globally renowned neurodiversity specialist and achieved a qualification in neurodiversity.

As a neurodiversity champion and trainer, Mel now takes every opportunity to increase awareness and appreciation of the brilliance of neurodiverse talent and supports organisations to become neuroinclusive throughout the employee lifecycle. She is a regular guest speaker, trainer and podcast contributor and her regular content shares on LinkedIn are well received.

During Mel’s Neurodiversity Awareness session, we will learn:

What is neurodiversity?

What are the neurodiverse conditions?

What are the traits associated with each condition?

Why might a diagnosis help and hinder?

The links between mental health and neurodiversity.

What do we need to know about neurodiversity?

What are some of the employment tribunal cases we should be aware of?

How can we be neuroinclusive in our processes and practices?



               VENUE            Harwell innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire OX11 0QG

               DATE                   Tuesday 19th March 2024

               TIME                    8.45am – 10.30am

               COST                 FREE

               PARKING          FREE in Woodland Car Park just past Innovation Centre, on left

               TO BOOK