Neurodiversity awareness for educators, with Dr. Anne Cockayne

"To meet the unforeseeable challenges racing towards us in the 21st century, we will need many kinds of minds working together." — Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes
Diversity & Inclusion
Friday 29 January
3:00pm4:15pm UK time

In this interactive and insightful session for educators — aimed at teachers, trainers, tutors and course leaders — we'll raise awareness and open conversation around the concept of neurodiversity, and ways to make learning environments more neuroinclusive.

Join a group of educators for an interactive and enlightening session in which we'll build awareness about the concept of neurodiversity, explore specific aspects of neurodivergence, and equip ourselves with practical knowledge for greater neuroinclusion within learning environments — whether physical classrooms or virtual spaces.

The session will be led by Dr. Anne Cockayne, a senior lecturer at Nottingham Business School who recently completed a PHD exploring specific aspects of neurodiversity in the workplace.

Together we'll learn about the neurodiversity paradigm, neurodiverse characteristics and strengths — as well as stimulating our thinking about what can count as adjustments to better enable all students to thrive.

By better understanding the concept of neurodiversity; and the behavioural and environmental adjustments we can all make to support current and future neurodivergent students and colleagues, we ultimately create more open and inclusive cultures to the benefit of everyone.

Expect an immersive and actionable experience, led by Dr. Anne Cockayne (top left) and a YCN coach-facilitator

What we'll cover:

• Defining neurodiversity and the neurodiversity paradigm
• Specific neurodivergent conditions: Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
• Neurodiversity and the Equalities Act of 2010
• Reasonable adjustments and neuro-inclusion in learning spaces.
• Dealing with disclosure
• Positive stories and strategies for neuro-inclusion

Dr. Anne Cockayne sharing some insights into neurodiversity at work

How the session will be structured

Led by Dr. Anne Cockayne and a YCN coach-facilitator we'll combine some thought provoking exercises, expert insights and group conversation for sharing perspectives.

Who the session is for

This session is for anyone working in a teaching capacity; whether a trainer or teacher, tutor or course leader.

Friday 29 January
3:00pm4:15pm UK time

Good to know

Course Partnerships
Course Partnerships

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Nudge nudge
Nudge nudge

If you'd like them, we'll share three timely emails in the weeks that follow the session to support you in applying what you've learned.

Brought to your team
Brought to your team

We can deliver this session directly into teams, wherever they're working from. Find out more about our tailored partnerships here.