One key element of leading businesses is the willingness to take brave first steps, not follow the crowd, and recognise when the time is right to do things differently.

Join Professor Emma Parry with her guest speaker, HR Director Most Admired award winner, Cranfield Doctoral Researcher, Non-Executive Director, and respected speaker on autism and neurodiversity in the workplace, Ian Iceton, for this discussion into the innovative steps any organisation can take in their recruitment and employment practices to make them more neurodiverse. And in the process become a better employer for everyone.

There has been much focus on the Diversity aspect of D&I over recent times, but much less so on the I for Inclusion. Ian will give you evidenced backed details from his Doctoral research showing why this should change, and more importantly, what you can start doing today to make your organisation more inclusive.

This will be a wide-ranging and provocative conversation.

About Ian

Ian Iceton is a respected speaker on autism and neurodiversity in the workplace. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD). Until recently Ian had a corporate career involving being HR Director for a wide range of European businesses including: Volkswagen Group UK, Skanska, Network Rail and River & Mercantile Group. Ian now has a portfolio career with roles including MD of The Cambridge Code, an Associate for The Clear Company and non-executive Director of Optima-life. He is also a pension scheme Trustee and works with several charities including 'Panathlon' and 'Chess in Schools'.

Ian is on the advisory board for DARE a research program run by UCL and Autistica. He is also a Business Ambassador for Ambitious about Autism.

More details of his doctoral research can be found at


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