Register for our upcoming Public sector event

Posting date: 26 April 2021

Thinking differently: 

The value of Cognitive Diversity in the public sector

Join us on Thursday 13th May as Harvey Nash public sector host a fascinating online event exploring the value of cognitive diversity and the un-tapped talent of neurodiverse individuals. Over recent years, Diversity and Inclusion has been recognised as essential when building and developing a successful team and culture. 

Cognitive diversity refers to the unique and broad range of informed viewpoints due to, the inclusion of all genders, backgrounds and identities which inform an individual’s cognitive approach. Teams with greater cognitive diversity are more likely to solve business problems than their non-diverse counterparts. Neurodiversity is an aspect of human diversity and is the recognition of differences in the way individuals think with neurocognition varying among all individuals. It is estimated that around 1 in 7 people (more than 15% of people in the UK) have neurodevelopmental differences, including autism, which are observed when they learn and process information in a particular way.

The webinar which is free to register will take place 17.00-18.00 BST online, guided by Graeme McNaull, Head of public sector North and Jon Hurry, Head of public sector practice South, Harvey Nash. We are delighted to discuss this topic area with three speakers including; Owen Francis, Director of Higher Education and Non-Profit Practice at Alumni Harvey Nash, Trudi Beswick, CEO of Caudwell Children and Emma Walker, Regional Manager of Auticon. Each speaker will provide their organisations experience of cognitive diversity addressing benefits, challenges and initiatives the public sector can use to ensure inclusivity moving forward. There will be a Q and A section so please join with any questions on this topic area. 

We look forward to you joining our event, Thursday 13th May, 17.00-18.00 BST.  

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