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The Professionalism Series: Neurodiversity in the Workplace - Part 2

October 24, 2022

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is not one way of thinking, learning, or behaving. Many conditions fall under the Neurodiversity umbrella, including but not limited to autism spectrum, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, Tourette syndrome, and certain mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Led by Wanda K Deschamps, founder and principal of Liberty Co - a consultancy focused on increasing the participation level of the Neurodiverse population in the workforce - this two-part series will examine diversity and inclusion from a unique perspective.

Part 1: Keynote Presentation - What is Neurodiversity? | October 17


Part 2: Panel Discussion – Neurodiversity as a Workplace Asset | October 24

The second session will draw on the perspectives shared in the keynote presentation, featuring Jane Hutchison (Research Associate – Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Conference Board of Canada), Nancy Brodeur (Senior Manager, National Bank of Canada) and BLG’s own Simon Margolis (Disputes Associate, BLG).

The panel will discuss with Wanda the ways that legal professionals can have an impact on moving their organizations towards inclusive and supportive workplaces. With reference to ongoing research by the Conference Board of Canada, the panel will discuss current demographic information, leading best practices and existing programming, and where improvements need to be made in Canadian workplaces.

We hope that you will join us for these compelling virtual sessions this fall! Please RSVP by October 16.

CPD Information

BC | This course has been accredited for 3.0 Practice Management hours.

ON | This program contains 3.0 hours of EDI Professionalism content.

QC | Please note, the concept of "recognition" or "accreditation" has been abolished. By doing this, the Barreau is trying to make it easier for lawyers to claim mandatory CLE credits without a formal accreditation process. It is now up to individual lawyers to determine the eligibility of a training activity and to declare the hours in their “Dossier de formation en ligne”.