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Interviewing People who have a Social Communication Difference

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Specialisterne NI

Skainos

239 Newtownards Road

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BT4 1AF

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Learn how to interview applicants with social communication difference such as Autism, Aspergers or who display related characteristics. Working with professional actors, we role play true-to-life scenarios of communication differences at interview and use videos to support the learning experience.

Venue: Skainos, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1AF

Date: Friday 29 March. Time: 9:30am-12pm

Level 1 Workshop: Interviewing Applicants with Social Communication Difference

The Level 1 workshop will include:

An interactive workshop on working with people with social communication difference, such as Autism/Aspergers. Together with professional actors, the Specialisterne NI team will role play scenarios at interview, and explore:

- Developing an understanding of what behaviours of Social Communication Difference (such as Autism/Aspergers) may look like at interview
- Increasing understanding of the experience of Autism at interview
- Enhancing confidence in interviewing people with communication difference (such as Autism/Aspergers)
- Observation of role-plays that represent real life situations and around table discussions about these.

Outcomes

The workshop aims to help participants:

  • develop an understanding of Autism/Aspergers and social communication differences at interview

  • be more aware of different world experiences which may contribute to an applicant’s performance

  • feel more confident to interview applicants, or manage employees with social communication difference

  • have a framework within which to consider behaviour that will contribute to decision making which has reduced bias

Why Specialisterne NI?

Specialisterne NI is a not for private profit social enterprise that specialises in Autism at work. Working for 15 years in 15 countries, Specialisterne NI has the aim of supporting 1 million people on the Autistic Spectrum to secure rewarding careers. The Specialisterne NI trainer team have studied Autism to Masters Level and supported over 400 adults on the Autistic Spectrum since opening in Belfast in 2014.

As a team we combine Autism theory with listening to and learning from the lived experience of people on the Autistic Spectrum in N Ireland. We have worked with undergraduates at colleges and university, through to people on the Autistic spectrum in senior management roles. Having worked to support people to access and thrive in senior job roles, our team tailor learning content to the experience of being on the Autistic Spectrum and in a professional work environment, thereby making learning relevant to business needs.

Working with professional actors, we share the experiences of Autistic people in N Ireland in work.

Workshop feedback includes:

  • Whole course was excellent and very interesting and interactive.

  • Well presented , informative course

  • All information provided was relevant to what I needed to know

  • Now have a greater understanding of an autistic person’s perspective

  • The Lego Exercise was fun, while being challenging and enlightening

  • Liked the real actors, thought was great way of learning.

  • Course was excellent

  • I enjoyed the actors and the real life experiences that the trainers had encountered

  • The role play was very informative and clearly represented how issues may play out.

  • The presenters were exemplary in presenting the course info. The actors were very good too.

  • Thank you so much I have learned a great deal.

  • Well delivered

  • Really enjoyed it, very informative and fun.

  • Excellent, well presented, very informative.

  • Very informative, thank you.

  • I feel this course should be compulsory for all staff. Trainers very informative and knowledgeable in subject area.

  • Well presented- easy to follow. Experts in their field!

  • Excellent course, very well delivered

  • Very enjoyable training.

  • Excellent content and delivery. Helped to give skills and confidence in dealing with a person on the spectrum.

  • All questions expertly answered.

  • Encouraged by management to attend. So glad I did, really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

  • I had no prior experience or knowledge of this area. Very glad I enrolled on the course.

  • The interaction of the group. The combination of training delivery methods kept my attention

  • Everything- the role plays were excellent. Seeing somebody act out the way an autistic person could act.

  • Whole course was excellent and very interesting and interactive.

  • Well presented , informative course

  • All information provided was relevant to what I needed to know

Please note that the cost for individual workshops is £135 (discounts for multiple bookings). A light breakfast/lunch is included.

Numbers of attendees are limited to 15 per workshop.

This workshop can be delivered in house, and additional workshops are also available, such as Becoming a Diversity Advocate (Social Communication Differences). For details contact Sharond@specialisterne.com

Book through Eventbrite (£135 + Eventbrite booking fee £8.96) or contact Sharon Didrichsen, Manager, Specialisterne NI Tel 07565 936191, email sharond@specialisterne.com to request an invoice.


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