More neurodiversity equals more innovation, more inclusive products and services, and better customer experiences and employer branding. We call this the power of neurodiverse teams.
With one in five people being neurodivergent (having ADHD, ASD or autism, dyslexia, giftedness, high sensitivity (HSP), or other conditions), there is a considerable chance that you already have neurodivergent people in your teams.
Yet, to unlock the power of these teams and meet the needs of neurodivergent employees, a few adjustments benefiting the entire team may be necessary.
In workplaces that fully embrace neurodiversity, neurodivergent people can be themselves, better relationships and collaborations arise, and happiness at work increases. This creates a positive impact on the well-being of employees and the retention rates of the company. This also positions you as an inclusive and diverse company and employer and lets you reach potential candidates in a surprising way, making you stand out from your competitors in the job market.
What and for whom?
In this workshop, we focus on how to empower neurodiverse teams while improving retention and well-being. We share valuable insights and practical tips with neurodivergent employees and their colleagues.
Designed for neurodivergent employees and their peers in companies committed to becoming neuro-inclusive. We also provide a separate version of this workshop tailored to CxO, leaders, directors, managers and founders, and can provide a hybrid version of both.
Available as a three hour (standard) or 1.5 hour (condensed) session, online or in-person, in English or Dutch.
What you’ll learn
Building awareness on neurodiversity in the workplace
Gaining insights on neurodiversity and neuro-inclusion, and the value it brings within the team. Which strengths and skills can colleagues with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, etc. bring to the table?
Focusing on collaboration and happiness
Building psychological safety, and improving motivation & belonging and mutual understanding. How can (neurodivergent) employees request and motivate reasonable adjustments to improve their productivity and happiness? How can communication skills be levelled up to improve collaboration and alignment?
Improving the productivity of the neurodiverse team
Learning strategies to limit mental load and sensory sensitivities, as well as discovering hands on tips and approaches to improve productivity. Getting to know basic principles of mentoring and coaching to support each other and share knowledge in the best possible way.
Daphné De Troch learned how to create a safe work environment for and lead a team of neurodivergent people, after she was diagnosed with ADHD and ASD. She started Bjièn with Dietrich to help other leaders and teams embrace neurodiversity and make their workplace neuroinclusive.
Dietrich Moerman is a software engineering expert turned neurodiversity consultant and trainer. He learnt the power of psychological safety and limiting cognitive load while leading software development teams, gradually discovering the values for his own ADHD and autistic brain. Today, he helps leaders, HR professionals and teams to thrive with neurodiversity.
Do you want to improve the collaboration, productivity and happiness of your neurodiverse teams? Are you ready to unlock the power of your neurodiverse teams?