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Neurodiversity in Teams

Explore neurodiversity, cognition and mental health

Ben Miller
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Neurodiversity in Teams

Explore neurodiversity, cognition and mental health

Thinking influences everything from sales, operations & strategy to talent and learning & development. Journey with Ben Miller — explore neurodiversity & tap diversity of thought for team strength & wellbeing.

Thinking influences every aspect from operations & strategy to learning & development. Journey with Ben Miller — explore neurodiversity & tap diversity of thought for team strength & wellbeing.

Neurodiversity in Teams

No two brains are wired the same. And our work demands us to think differently about everything. So, how can leaders cultivate inclusive conditions for teams to think and act differently, together?

Neurodiversity in Teams is our 6-week course designed to demystify and reveal the invisible workings of the mind. Instead of approaching neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and other conditions) as a problem to fix, Ben invites you to explore new ways to navigate complex and collective challenges with the strengths of team members who are neurodiverse.

Diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, Ben will take you on a fascinating exploration of mental processes, diversity of thought, and practical design ideas to learn about thinking, communication, and where next for leaders of diverse teams. Passionate about new ways of working and learning, Ben will open your mind to new possibilities that positively affect your performance, your team’s performance and the mental wellbeing of ALL your people.

Our next cohort is released on 1 February 2023 for 8 leaders.

Live weekly 90-minute group calls are on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6:30pm UK time.

“Neurodiversity in Teams did the magic. I learned new ways of thinking and importantly unlearn and relearn points of view, bias and ideas that were no longer productive. I’ve been able to see value and opportunities in sunthesising opposing viewpoints and integrating diverse skillsets.”

— Evelyn Ebo, Product Manager, Ogun Labs Inc.

Who should enrol?

  • Leaders who live with neurodiversity
  • Leaders who want to create a more diverse team and inclusive culture
  • Leaders who want to improve employee wellbeing and collaboration
  • Leaders who want to recruit talent who think, learn and communicate differently
  • Leaders who want to understand more about the mind and brain
  • Leaders who want to become an everyday designer in the workplace

“Valuable course. Made me more aware how I can improve things for my own career growth and for gorwth in my team. The tutor’s knowledge was amazing and the lively discussions were a highlight of my week.”

— Jane Carmichael Norrie, Tech Lead, UPFRONT

ONLINE COHORT

6x Weekly Cohort Calls
90-minutes per call

SCHEDULE & DURATION

8 FEB — 15 MAR 2023
WEDNESDAYS 5-6:30PM UK TIME
6 Weeks
Releases 1-Feb-2023

CPD CREDIT

22 HOURS
2.5 Hours Per Week

PRICE

£899 INC VAT
£749 + VAT

REVIEWS

4.5 STARS
8.7 NET PROMOTER SCORE

RESOURCES & LEARNING

52 Micro-Learning Videos
Online Community Workspace
9 Tutor Contact Hours
Peer Feedback
Further Learning Resources
PDF Tools & Cheat Sheets
Community Talks & Events

ENROL NOW

Includes 3 Month FREE Membership to Better Conversations Community

Better Conversations Community for Leaders

Course outcomes

  • Understand how neurodiversity shows up in your workplace
  • Feel confident in holding meaningful conversations with diverse colleagues
  • Discover the power of role-playing to invite and explore diverse perspectives
  • Use everyday design skills and experimentation to solve people’s problems
  • Learn how to leverage diversity of thought for overall team strength
  • Take care of the mental well-being of all your people

“Neurodiversity in Teams is an iterative process personally and for how I show up for others. It promotes collective thinking where we start to figure out the sweetspots for the group whilst allowing for personalisation. It felt as spiritual and philosophical as it did extremely informative and totally interesting. Ben is so clever and thoughtful — wow, thank you and lovely peers.”

— Mag Leahy, Executive Coach & Head of Delivery, Leaders Who Coach™

Course Details

Neurodiversity in Teams is an experiment-based 6-week course with guided exploration and deep-dives by Ben Miller.

Week 1 — Thinking Ahead

  • Why this? Why now?
  • Meet Your Tutor
  • Navigating the Course
  • Design Skill & Quest: Curiosity
  • Exercise: Examine Individual & Team Preferences (Strengths & Weaknesses)

Week 2 — Brain Basics

  • Brain Misconceptions
  • Form & Function
  • The Normal Brain Illusion
  • Design Skill & Quest: Experimentation
  • Exercise: Examine Cultural & Decision-Making Preferences (Top-down vs Bottom-up)

Week 3 — The Modern Brain

  • Evolution
  • One Brain, Two Worlds
  • Neurosculpting
  • Design Skill & Quest: Reframing
  • Exercise: Examine Processing Preferences (Big Picture vs Details, Integration vs Division)

Week 4 — Different Thinking Patterns

  • Identifying Neurodiversity
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Beyond Labels
  • Design Skill & Quest: Process
  • Exercise: Examine Orientation Preferences (Goal vs Journey, Predictability vs Possibility)

Week 5 — Cultivating Conditions

  • Universal Design & Individual Support
  • The Importance of What Isn’t Measured
  • Touchpoints & Adjustments
  • Design Skill & Quest: Collaboration
  • Exercise: Examine Communication Preferences (Relationship vs Transaction, Personal vs Impersonal, Explicit vs Implicit)

Week 6 — Thinking (and Acting) Differently Together

  • Values
  • Vision
  • Ventures
  • Design Skill & Quest: Storytelling
  • Exercise: Exam Value Preferences (Generalist vs Specialist, Living vs Non-Living)

Please note: Course details and titles are subject to change.

There are 12 short assignments in total.

They are all designed to help you explore different modes of thinking, learning, communicating, and choice-making.

You submit your exercise responses for tutor and peer feedback.

Thinking Aloud is our weekly enrichment call for you to share design quest insights, discuss the weekly exercises, and try on different perspectives through role-playing exercises. 

Call Dates — February to March 2023

Thinking Aloud Calls are for 90 minutes on Wednesdays at 5pm-6:30pm UK Time on the following dates:

February: 8, 15, 22
March: 1, 8, 15

Other time zones: 12pm-1:30pm EST / 6-7:30pm CET

These are video calls on Zoom and by registration.

In order to receive your Official CPD Completion Certificate, you need to:

  1. Complete all exercises and secure tutor feedback
  2. Watch a minimum of 90% of each video
  3. Attend a minimum of 5 out of the 6 live Thinking Aloud Calls with your cohort

Leaders secure 22 CPD Hours upon graduation.

Spots on Neurodiversity in Teams are limited to 8 leaders per cohort to ensure you have a great learning experience.

Minimum number of delegates is 6 leaders; otherwise, a cohort may be rescheduled, or cancelled with a full refund.

Course Details

Curriculum

Neurodiversity in Teams is an experiential-based 6-week course with guided exploration and deep-dives by Ben Miller.

Week 1 — Thinking Ahead

  • Why this? Why now?
  • Meet Your Tutor
  • Navigating the Course
  • Design Skill & Quest: Curiosity
  • Exercise: Examine Individual & Team Preferences (Strengths & Weaknesses)

Week 2 — Brain Basics

  • Brain Misconceptions
  • Form & Function
  • The Normal Brain Illusion
  • Design Skill & Quest: Experimentation
  • Exercise: Examine Cultural & Decision-Making Preferences (Top-down vs Bottom-up)

Week 3 — The Modern Brain

  • Evolution
  • One Brain, Two Worlds
  • Neurosculpting
  • Design Skill & Quest: Reframing
  • Exercise: Examine Processing Preferences (Big Picture vs Details, Integration vs Division)

Week 4 — Different Thinking Patterns

  • Identifying Neurodiversity
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Beyond Labels
  • Design Skill & Quest: Process
  • Exercise: Examine Orientation Preferences (Goal vs Journey, Predictability vs Possibility)

Week 5 — Cultivating Conditions

  • Universal Design & Individual Support
  • The Importance of What Isn’t Measured
  • Touchpoints & Adjustments
  • Design Skill & Quest: Collaboration
  • Exercise: Examine Communication Preferences (Relationship vs Transaction, Personal vs Impersonal, Explicit vs Implicit)

Week 6 — Thinking (and Acting) Differently Together

  • Values
  • Vision
  • Ventures
  • Design Skill & Quest: Storytelling
  • Exercise: Exam Value Preferences (Generalist vs Specialist, Living vs Non-Living)

Please note: Course details and titles are subject to change.

Assignments

There are 12 short assignments in total.

They are all designed to help you explore different modes of thinking, learning, communicating, and choice-making.

You submit your assignments for tutor and peer feedback.

Schedule & Call Dates

Thinking Aloud is our weekly enrichment call for you to share design quest insights, discuss the weekly exercises, and try on different perspectives through role-playing exercises. 

Thinking Aloud Calls are for 90 minutes on Wednesdays at 5pm-6:30pm UK Time on the following dates:

February: 8, 15, 22
March: 1, 8, 15

Other time zones: 12pm-1:30pm EST / 6-7:30pm CET

These are video calls on Zoom and by registration.

Official Completion Certificate

In order to receive your Official CPD Completion Certificate, you need to:

  1. Complete all exercises and secure tutor feedback
  2. Watch a minimum of 90% of each video
  3. Attend a minimum of 5 out of the 6 live Thinking Aloud Calls with your cohort

Leaders secure 22 CPD Hours upon graduation.

Good to Know

Spots on Neurodiversity in Teams are limited to 8 leaders per cohort to ensure you have a great learning experience.

Minimum number of delegates is 6 leaders; otherwise, a cohort may be rescheduled, or cancelled with a full refund.

Get into Ben’s headspace…

Cognitive Diversity with Ben Miller

3 Part Series on Better Conversations LIVE

Part 1: Why Now?

Part 2: Thinking Patterns

Part 3: Leaders + Design

What’s included…

52 VIDEO LECTURES

2 hours of micro lessons — succinct, clear explanations of why each skill matters & how to practice them

6 LIVE CALLS

Stellar collection of worksheets, cheat sheets & templates as well as your Study Pack

12 ASSIGNMENTS

Real scenarios, case studies, evaluations & useful frameworks for immediate impact

EXTRA RESOURCES

Real scenarios, case studies, evaluations & useful frameworks for immediate impact

COHORT DISCUSSIONS

Online tutor support and exchanges with other delegates

Better Conversations Community

PEER COMMUNITIES

Access the full Better Conversations Community and connect with our members

100% Remote Learning
& Skills Practice

Promotes Integrity in Leadership

Facilitates Diversity
& Inclusion

100% Remote Learning
& Skills Practice

Promotes Integrity in Leadership

Facilitates Diversity
& Inclusion

Meet your tutor

Glenn Martin

Ben Miller

Ben, a neurodiversity champion with ADHD and advocates for people who perceive, communicate, and learn differently. He is passionate about the role that divergent thinking and doing in classrooms, workplaces, and community settings will have on what comes next.

He blends personal experiences, industry insight, multiple interests and coaching to help people explore new possibilities and pathways. Check out his Better Conversations LIVE episodes on humour and ways conversations go wrong.

Ben’s broad interests start with the brain because it influences everything we do — how we experience, sense, feel, think, relate, and respond. He supports and empowers leaders to shift from a “fixing-people” mindset to creating the conditions for people to flourish. He believes an ability to balance and integrate different outlooks, experiences, capabilities and thinking styles are a necessity for sustainable, inclusive, healthy and productive ways to live, learn, and work in the 21st Century.

Ben plays an active role in shaping the East of England culture. He supported the region’s NHS Mental Health transformation project and was chair of Healthwatch Suffolk during Covid-19, and remains a Director. He advises local institutions on future skills and career development. Ben will soon be launching It’s All Mental, a storytelling podcast for young people to explore the root causes of mental illness. He is also the co-founder of °Latitude Project which harnesses Social Design principles to improve environments for marginalised people to prosper.

Belong to a global community

Meet Growth Minded Leaders Like You

Leaders enrolled on our courses are committed to bringing out the best in others by learning the conversation skills that build stronger relationships and support their people to achieve their goals. You’ll be in good company.

Expand Your Network

Meet new leaders at all levels and from all sectors in our online community and in live discussions that are open to our global community or that are part of our courses and certificate programmes.

Get Tutor & Peer Feedback

Leaders on our courses and Better Conversations tutors are always ready to give feedback and are generous with their knowledge, experiences and techniques for coaching conversations with their team, peers and other key stakeholders, like clients and suppliers.

Better Conversations is a growing global community of Leaders Who Coach™ and who embrace diversity

Belong to a global community

Meet Growth Minded Leaders Like You

Leaders enrolled on our courses are committed to bringing out the best in others by learning the conversation skills that build stronger relationships and support their people to achieve their goals. You’ll be in good company.

Expand Your Network

Meet new leaders at all levels and from all sectors in our online community and in live discussions that are open to our global community or that are part of our courses and certificate programmes.

Get Tutor & Peer Feedback

Leaders on our courses and Better Conversations tutors are always ready to give feedback and are generous with their knowledge, experiences and techniques for coaching conversations with their team, peers and other key stakeholders, like clients and suppliers.

Better Conversations is a growing global community of Leaders Who Coach™ and who embrace diversity

Enrol your leaders

There’s an amplifying effect on your culture when cohorts of your leaders think differently & grow together.

Enrol your leaders

There’s an amplifying effect on your culture when cohorts of your leaders think differently & grow together.

Thinking Differently

“We’re stronger thinking differently together.”

— Ben Miller

“We’re stronger thinking differently together.”

— Ben Miller