Specialisterne Ireland has over ten years professional experience working with Irish employers to create Neurodiverse workplaces and Neurodiverse teams.
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Leading a truly Neurodiverse Team requires planning and training both of which we provide. Over our ten years’ experience we have seen a strong growth in the demand for individual coaching, both for both managers and for employees. In response to this we now provide coaching sessions for both.
Coaching for Managers:
Our Executive Coaching involves professional and personal development of managers. Our coaches provide a safe and structured environment in which to support managers to explore their skills and their leadership style. The coach also helps the leader to understand how they are perceived by others, and to focus on identifying and clarifying current goals as well as the appropriate action steps to reach those goals.
Coaching for employees:
Our Employee coaching sessions are informed by our 10 years of working directly with Neurodiverse people, supporting them to achieve their goals and to thrive, not just survive in the workplace.
Importantly, all our Facilitators have a Diploma in Life Coaching and have extensive experience in working with individuals who are neurodivergent.
We provide a tailored training service, delivered via video conference or in person. It can be delivered to a large cohort or a small defined group. We can tailor the training to include your corporate message or Diversity and Inclusion goals.
This one hour (including a Q&A section) covers:
We provide a more focused presentation for hiring managers and/or recruiters. This highlights the supports available from Specialisterne Ireland providing a ‘how to’ guide for inclusive hiring.
You decide on your target audience and topic, and we can provide a focused, relevant and easy to follow training package.
We offer a package where Ongoing Support by a Specialisterne Ireland employee is provided for a year. This involves regular check-ins every 2 weeks or as needed over phone or video call. These check-ins are supplemented by regular connections with managers to ensure that lines of communication stay open between manager and employee.
This assessment can identify reasonable adjustments that can be implemented to support a neurodivergent employee who is experiencing challenges in their role.
Examples of reasonable adjustments may involve changes such as adaptations to the working environment, assistive technology provision, communication style changes or awareness training.
What does the assessment involve?
It is carried out by an experienced assessor. It involves a meeting with the employee to discuss any challenges they may be experiencing at work and explore their work environment, specific work tasks and current coping strategies.
A meeting is also held with the manager to discuss challenges and provide neurodiversity awareness information. The manager will be provided with a comprehensive report detailing our recommendations.
Mentors are managers that are willing to share some of their learning and lived experience with our neurodivergent candidates.
We have had amazing feedback from both Mentors and Mentees involved in our programs.
Benefits for the Mentors include the opportunity to learn and enhance their leadership skills while learning about the strengths, skills and talents offered by neurodiverse individuals.
We will provide mentees – our neurodiverse graduates, who will benefit from gaining valuable advice, enabling them to reach their goals and/or build relevant skills for their area of interest.
This is a short programme with a limited number of sessions. Incorporating pre-programme mentor coaching and follow-up joint mentor sessions for managers, to allow for peer learning.
If you want to find out how diverse hiring practices can strengthen your workforce, we can help. To become one of our trusted partners contact us by email and we will arrange a call to see how we can work with you.