Hidden Disabilities & Neurodiversity in the Workplace - Harrogate, Best Western Cedar Court Hotel, Thursday, 24. January 2019

Timings & refreshments
Join us for refreshments and informal networking from 0830, this seminar will start at 0900, and end at approximately 1030 (please note the end time is approximate and will be dependent on volume of questions at the end.
Venue
This event is being held at The Cedar Court Hotel  in Harrogate - carparking is available at both the front and the back of the hotel.
Event Synopsis
How much do you know about hidden disabilities, such as neuro diversity, mental health and conditions such as brain injury? What about the Equality Act, reasonable adjustments and how to access support?
In this seminar we will explore:

The wider scope of hidden disabilities
What are the talents and work challenges for those with such conditions
Accessing Work Support
What organisations can do
What individuals can do for themselves
The legal implications of hidden disabilities
The relevant parts of the Equality Act

There’ll be a few case studies to explore and plenty of opportunity for discussion and Q&A
Our Speakers
Cheryl Winter: Cheryl is a highly experienced coach with a specialism for neurodiversity (Dyslexia, ADHD Autism).She has worked in the field of neurodiversity since 2011 and recently completed a 4-year role as Director of a Social Enterprise specialising in neurodiversity in the workplace.
Cheryl works with employees in the workplace creating sustainable and life changing strategies which allow their inner talents to emerge.
She also works with parents and children to understand they are beautifully different – not difficult!
In the words of Brene Brown ‘vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change’.
Accompanied by Mike Patterson, Employment Partner, BERWINS
This event is free of charge for CIPD Members. For non-Members there is a nominal charge of £10+vat to attend – if you attend several events throughout the year, please do ask about Membership options. Not in HR or L&D? Business Owners/Leaders/Managers are also very welcome to attend our events. 
Booked a place and can't attend
Non-Members: Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a refund in the event of you cancelling your place. If CIPD North Yorkshire cancel the event then a full refund will be made.
Members: We do reserve the right to charge a £10 no-show fee for those who are unable to attend who do not contact us with apologies (except in exceptional circumstances). 
All our branch events are organised by volunteers who give up their time freely to provide CPD opportunities for others in North Yorkshire, events are funded through branch funds, and our speakers (who at most receive expenses only) give up their time freely to prepare and present their sessions. With this in mind, if you do book on an event and find you’re no longer able to attend – please email nyork@ and give your apologies to those involved with the event – we really do appreciate this, especially in advance where possible as this might allow us to avoid catering wastage, but if it’s an unavoidable last minute cancellation we’d still like to hear from you.
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Hidden Disabilities & Neurodiversity in the Workplace - Harrogate

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