Neurodiversity essentially describes people who think differently to the 'majority'. It is often associated with neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism, ADHD and dyslexia, with increasing recognition of skills and the need for people who think differently in society.
The DMA Talent initiative was born out of a desire to address the statistic that only 16% of adults on the autistic spectrum are in full time employment, as well as striving to fill the skills shortage the data and marketing industry is suffering. Our aim is to demonstrate the special abilities of neurodiverse individuals, focusing currently on Autistic Spectrum individuals, and how by making small adjustments in the workplace, businesses can tap into this underutilised talent.
We’ve held workshops in London and Bristol so far, with attendees coming come from a range of smaller and larger businesses from both agency and brand side; examples of sectors include hospitality, banking and insurance. Knowledge has been completely varied with some sharing their current workplace practices that focus on neurodiversity, and others coming with a completely fresh perspective.
Attend one of our upcoming free-to-attend workshops run by a specialist in autism spectrum conditions. Explore what autism is, neurodiversity in the workplace and recruitment & retention of neurodiverse employees.
Dates & locations:
- Tuesday 13th November, 9 – 2pm, DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, W1W 8SS. This is fully booked - you will be added to a waiting list.
- Tuesday 22nd January, 9 - 2pm, DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, W1W 8SS.
- Thursday 8th November, 9:30 - 2pm, Forward Role Recruitment, Croxley House, 14 Lloyd Street, M2 5ND.
Who should attend?
Those who are actively seeking to recruit and retain the most talented employees, and are prepared to take away their learnings and implement changes to ensure their working environment is neuro-diverse friendly. If you're passionate to effect change, we're passionate about you!
The training sessions will be most suited for individuals in HR/Talent/Diversity, or those with influence over internal processes.
Please contact Hannah McMartin to book your free place.
Note: Maximum 2 people per business per session. Members take priority in booking; if you are a non-member you will be added to a waiting list and informed closer to the date if there is availability.