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Building Disability Confidence

Focus Area | Promoting Social Inclusion

Building Disability Confidence

Based on the content of Community Business’ Towards Disability Confidence Resource Guide, we look at what it means to be 'disability confident' and explore how companies can adopt a structured approach that includes: facilitating a change in organisational culture and behaviour; recruiting and realising the potential of disabled talent; and valuing the needs of disabled customers

Managing Disability in the Workplace

This session is aimed at equipping employees with the sensitivity they need to have conversations with their direct reports and colleagues about disability related matters in the workplace. The session will include the cultural parameters employees will need to know on how disability affects us all and the business case for hiring people with disabilities. What are reasonable adjustments in the workplace and how to talk about them? Conducting inclusive meetings and events for people with disabilities. How to empower people living with disabilities and their colleagues to champion inclusive design and accessibility inside and outside the firm.

FACEs - Understanding Experiences of Disabled Talent

In this highly interactive session, we bring participants into direct contact with professionals with disabilities, giving participants the opportunity to hear their personal stories, understand their workplace issues and work together to come up with approaches to address. This session is particularly powerful in challenging the way people think, shifting mindsets and motivating people to take positive action.