Neurodiversity in the Workplace Training 12th & 13th December 2017
This is a brand new two-day course following on from a Motion that was put to conference by a Local Rep. The course was launched in the Northern Region in April 2017 and a second course has been scheduled to run.
The training has been developed for PCS by Janine Booth, an experienced and knowledgeable trade unionist who has written a book "Autism Equality In The Workplace" (foreword by John McDonnell) Link
and a TUC Guide on the subject Link
Here is a short video from Janine if you are unsure if this course is for you:
Autism in the Workplace is intended for any person with an interest in changing working culture to ensure equality for autistic people. It is an essential resource for employers, managers, trade unionists, people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and their workmates and supporters.
The ADC motion recommended that “these champions should preferably themselves have a neurodiverse condition”, though the course is open to all members, and will be a good way by which a member can become more active in their PCS branch
Anyone wishing to attend the above course should complete the attached application form and return to the PCS Northern Regional Office as soon as possible firstname.lastname@example.org This must be signed by a member of your PCS Branch Committee.
We expect the course to be popular, so please apply early. There is a focus over the two days on the role of the Trade Union in fostering a more suitable environment for neuroaptypical workers. Therefore priority will be given to those members who wish to be PCS Branch Neurodiversity Champions.
If you are eligible to claim Travel and Subsistence you must complete the attached Estimate Expenses form and send this back with your application form. Please refer to the attached guidance around rulings on this.
With further information on, any questions please get in touch.
PCS Northern Regional Office
Transport House (Unite Building)
John Dobson Street
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8TW