We are delighted to announce our next upcoming Diversity in Tech webinar, ‘Neurodiversity in the workplace’, scheduled for Thursday 19th November from 12-1pm.
This event will be an inspiring, insightful and informative panel discussion with experts in Neurodiversity. Each speaker will be sharing their knowledge on how best to raise awareness of neurodiversity in the workplace.
Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are recognised and respected in the same way as any other human variation. These differences can include those labelled with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, and Autistic Spectrum.
During this webinar, panellists will discuss the importance of neurodiversity in the workplace, why more employers and employees should take action to create more inclusive workplaces, and how to allow neurodivergent individuals to be comfortable and successful at work. Small adjustments in workplaces can provide an opportunity for neurodiverse individuals to thrive at work, therefore building a successful and meaningful career.
Be sure to join us to for this virtual event that is not to be missed. Hear the various thoughts and opinions of each of the panellists on this topic, including items such as:
- What Neurodiversity is, what is seem as best practice in education/industry
- How organisations can support and better enable a smart Neurodiverse environment
- How can companies encourage neurodiverse job applicants
- The benefits of a neurodiverse workforce
- How to actively support neurodiverse staff and what steps can be taken
- How to create a neurodiversity culture within an organisation; what actions can be taken to develop a more inclusive, engaged, and potentially more innovative organisation
Expert panellists include:
- Geraldine Collins, Senior Manager Talent Acquisition at Dell Technologies
- Peter Brabazon, CEO and GM at Specialisterne – Recruiting and Supporting Talented People with Autism and Asperger’s
- Adam Brown, Neurodiversity Program Ambassador and VMware Disabilities POD Representation Chair
Registration: We are delighted to announce that this webinar is free for all it@cork members and non-members, however registration is essential. Please click on the following link for registration:
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Overview of panellists
Rob O’Donohue, Gartner
Rob advises CIOs through major organisational change programs that target leadership development, creation of high performing teams, solving complex cultural challenges, and enhancing diversity & inclusion within the organisation. Rob is focused on the creation of must-have evidence-based research that addresses key organisational challenges to better empower CIOs on their transformation journey. Recent research published includes “Neurodiversity – The Attract & Include Framework” and the “SIMPLER model for CIOs to lead through a Crisis”. Outside of Gartner, Rob regularly releases episodes of his podcast called 1% Better which is aimed at helping others improve and reach their goals in a variety of areas. He’s almost 200 episodes released since 2017 and these can be found on www.robofthegreen.ie
Peter Brabazon, Specialistern
Peter is a Dubliner, and an electrical engineer with a diploma in Business Strategy. He is married with three sons, one of whom has Asperger autism. In 2012 after 35 years in communications, industrial energy conservation and education Peter became a founder and now the CEO of Specialisterne Ireland, CLG, a social enterprise company and registered charity.
Specialisterne Ireland is a not-for-profit recruitment consultancy that promotes and supports employment for people with autism spectrum and similar challenges. Through its employer partnerships arranges for candidates to be recruited through an autism friendly process. Following a multi-stage assessment process, candidates may be placed in one of our partner companies and paid at the full rate for their work. In addition, Specialisterne Ireland provides individual on-going employment support for those graduates and their employers.
Adam Brown, VMware
Adam Brown works for VMware as a Sr. Solutions engineer based out of New Jersey. He is the proud parent of 3 boys. His passion for neurodiversity originally stemmed from his oldest son who is autistic. He is the originator of the VMware Neurodiversity inclusion program and helped to craft and build the program. He is also a member of the VMware Disability ERG where he holds the representation chair. He saw VMware through to the disabilityIn Autism@work roundtable and has worked with several other companies on their neurodiversity inclusion journeys.
Geraldine Collins, Dell Technologies
Geraldine’s current role is Senior Manager for Dell Technologies Ireland. She leads a team of talent professionals in Cork, Limerick and Dublin. Geraldine has worked in Talent Acquisition in Dell for over 7 years and prior to joining Dell, Geraldine worked in Quest Software.