Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy

At Mine Conkbayir Consultancy (MCC), we want you to enjoy your learning experience while engaging in this online Programme. We therefore strive to keep things simple, efficient and inclusive. We want to be part of creating a workforce that is diverse, inclusive, brave, promotes positivity and instils a can-do attitude in everyone. We therefore view this Policy as a two-way document – we operate a zero-tolerance attitude towards discrimination.

Continual professional development (CPD) is no longer a sustainable model in the traditional sense of attending workshops and seminars. Many organisations find it difficult to release staff, and all too often, organisations cannot afford to send their staff on regular training. In response to these changing trends, this online training Programme provides an alternative, or addition to current CPD provision, by offering a sustainable model – those who complete the Programme go on to cascade their knowledge within their teams in their role as a Neuroscience Champion. Further information about this is included in the introductory section of the Programme.

Diversity and equal opportunities are achieved in the following ways:

  • Enabling every individual access to this Programme on the grounds of

disability, learning difficulties, age, sex or religious beliefs

  • The entry requirements, content and assessment demands of this Programme

are appropriate to the knowledge, understanding and skills specified and do

not act as unnecessary barriers to achievement

  • Enabling easy access to CPD via this online programme, to ultimately, widen


  • Avoiding the use of jargon. Where technical terms are used, these are always

Explained. The language used throughout the Programme is free from bias

and appropriate to the target group

  • Content designed for a range of professional sets concerned with the welfare

of children and young adults, to help contextualise the issues explored

  • Implementing a transparent and fair assessment system

This Policy is active and will be regularly reviewed annually and amended as necessary. This be in response to changes in legislation, actions from our regulatory agencies, and / or in response to customer feedback

  • One of the best speakers! Immediate, knowledgeable, determined and fun!!!

    SEMINAR TESTIMONIALSLDN Talks | Inside the Brain of a Child
  • A very engaging and informative presentation. Can’t wait to buy Mine’s book and have a good read of the theory and evidence, to relate it to my own practices. Highly recommend!

    SEMINAR TESTIMONIALSLDN Talks | Inside the Brain of a Child
  • Hello Mine. You gave a talk once at LJMU for Education studies and Early Years students. Ever since, I have been hooked on your work which has inspired me and I would like to thank you.

    SEMINAR TESTIMONIALSStudent at Liverpool John Moores University
  • Excellent! Listening to Mine made me realise that more people need to be informed about the neurological development of children and the power that love and nurture have!

    SEMINAR TESTIMONIALSLDN Talks | Inside the Brain of a Child
  • Wow! Yesterday was amazing and so inspirational x Mine you really know how to light the room with your enthusiasm x All of my team including myself came away feeling empowered and confident to make changes which will have such a positive impact. I really can't thank you enough. Looking forward to our next meeting!

    SEMINAR TESTIMONIALSJayne Windsor, Manager of Clare House Nursery, Somerset.
  • Working at Body & Soul, a childhood adversity charity, we see many people who have experienced significant trauma in their early lives. Mine’s research is crucial for understanding the effects of trauma and toxic stress on the brain, and sharing what can be done to transform these effects so that children and adults alike can thrive regardless of their past experiences. Great talk Mine!

  • Inspirational talk and excellent research from Mine. Mine was an excellent, clear speaker, she spoke with very little crutch words which made her a great talker and clear to understand throughout the talk. I learnt tremendous amounts of information and I will become a much better person from this talk. I have a lot of respect for you. There should be more people like you. You are my new role model!

  • A FABULOUS addition to my bookshelf. Thanks for writing this book Mine. I’ve recommended it to all my students (who are scrambling to buy a copy). A long overdue look at childhood from an evidence-based neuroscience perspective, no pseudoscience, no hype, AND an enjoyable read. You’re my new hero!

    BOOK REVIEWSarah McKay, Neuroscientist, TEDx speaker, science communicator and Founder of The Neuroscience Academy
  • Early Childhood and Neuroscience: Theory, Research and Implications for Practice
  • Early Childhood Theories and Contemporary Issues: An Introduction

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