The Proud Trust approached us in early 2022, initially requesting two 3-hour Neurodiversity in the Workplace inputs for their whole staff team. These workshops were delivered using a hybrid approach, both face-to-face and online.
We also delivered our 3-hour LGBTQ+ and Neurodiversity workshop face-to-face for their community hub partners. The learning objectives of this training are:
- Understanding what Neurodiversity and LGBTQ+ is
- Investigating the overlaps between Neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ communities
- Understanding the impact of intersectionality
- Recognising best practice
“I really enjoyed how the training leader incorporated the extensive research they had done in the past into the training. This information was delivered in an accessible way for those who were new to the topic and was helped along by the inclusion of examples from the leaders own lived experience.”The Proud Trust mentor
Later in the year, we delivered a number of our online Neurodiversity Awareness workshops for 30 of their volunteers and mentors. These workshops included a tailored approach to understanding the overlaps between Neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ communities.
Feedback from these workshops included:
- “The training was useful and interesting. It was mostly new material to me, especially around terminology. The presenter was incredible, and the content was great”.
- “The training was paced really well, and all questions were answered”.
- “It was really, really useful and I enjoyed it. It was a good introduction to neurodiversity – I would have liked it to be longer!”
- “I appreciated the informal feel to the training… I have had lots of neurodiversity training and it is usually delivered by someone from HR – it was really good to hear from a neurodiverse person”.
“The workshop was not just informative; it was really engaging. The facilitator explained everything really well and created an inclusive meeting environment. I learnt how we can make our interactions with other people more inclusive, whether that’s in social situations in our personal lives or in meetings at work. It’s also made me more aware of how other people could support me.”The Proud Trust mentor