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Supporting neurodiversity in the workplace

Wed, 13 Nov 2024

Virtual, Online

It is estimated that around 15% of people in the UK are neurodivergent and so it is vital that employers are creating inclusive workplaces. Having a diverse workforce brings huge benefits to any organisation, allowing you to harness the individual skills of different groups of employees. It will also help you to recruit and retain outstanding staff.

Our expert speaker will guide you through key considerations to ensure that you are able to support neurodiverse staff in the workplace, including your legal obligations, company policy and practice, recruitment and performance management. You will come away confident in your knowledge of what neurodiversity is, and how a neurodiverse team will benefit your organisation.

Who should attend?

HR staff, Senior Line Managers, team leaders and anyone with HR responsibilities

Key Learning Objectives

  • Have the skills and confidence to support neurodiverse employees in the workplace more effectively

  • Have an understanding of an employer’s legal obligations

  • Appreciate the benefits of employing a neurodiverse workforce

  • Reflect on your organisation’s policies and practices

  • Know where to go for further support and guidance


Kate Shepherd is a charismatic employment lawyer who specialises in online employment law training and HR consultancy. She trains and advises a diverse set of employers from small and medium sized enterprises to charities, PLCs and international companies, as well as taking board level director roles for some clients. Prior to establishing her consultancy, Kate Shepherd Associates in 2005, Kate qualified as a solicitor, and practised employment law at a senior level with a leading firm in the Midlands. 

Kate is an associate for leading organisations involved in learning and development including the CIPD, Pearson Business School and MBL Seminars and has published a leading textbook “Advising Effectively on the Employment Aspects in a Corporate Transaction – A Practical Guide for Junior Lawyers”

Facilitated by:

Kate Shepherd

Managing Director, Employment Lawyer and Trainer
Kate Shepherd Associates Ltd

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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