Managing Disability in the Workplace
Managing Disability in the Workplace: Attracting, Retaining and Nurturing Diverse Talent
10th March 2020 | Central London
in partnership with Disability Rights UK
Just 1 in 2 disabled people are in work, compared with over 80% of the non-disabled population. This represents a vast pool of untapped talent. Meanwhile, with over 90% of disabilities being invisible, your workplace is likely already far more diverse than recognised. It is therefore critical that your business becomes better informed around disability in order to attract and retain a talented and underemployed demographic, whilst facilitating your current staff.
The necessary support required by disabled people to access, remain in, and flourish at work is relatively uncomplicated. Misconception and lack of awareness are often the key barriers to enabling disabled people to achieve their full potential. Open conversation and education can therefore make all the difference in creating a disability-inclusive environment and cultivating a diverse workforce.
Our upcoming event, “Managing Disability in the Workplace: Attracting, Retaining and Nurturing Diverse Talent”, will explore common workplace barriers which people with both hidden and visible disabilities face, and what current policy and best practice means for employers. Learn about becoming a Disability Confident employer and changing attitudes amongst line managers, and leave with the insight needed to develop a disability-inclusive and aware workplace.
- Ben Merrick, Deputy Civil Service Disability Champion; Director of the Overseas Territories Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Allan MacKillop, Disability Lead, BBC
- Kirsty Cook, Lead Job Coach, Auticon
- Frances Hasler, Vice-Chair, Disability Rights UK
- Tony Wilson, Institute Director, Institute for Employment Studies
- Kani Kamara, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre, Imperial College London
- Dr Christine Rivers, Team Lead, Equality and Health Inequalities, NHS England
- Stuart Moore, Project Coordinator, NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard
- Mark Anthony Bastiani, Chair of LESE Disabled Members Network, TUC
- Learn how to remove the barriers to disabled employees' employment and progression in your workplace
- Bring new, innovative ideas around disability inclusion and support back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice
- Hear from leading figures about fostering disabled employees' skills and potential
- Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
- Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in supporting their disabled employees, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; health & safety officers; consultants; health services providers; trade unions and representative groups.
The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available to confirm your attendance.
Dates and locations:
Managing Disability in the Workplace | Central London | 10th March 2020
10% Early Bird Discount Available until 22nd November 2019
For queries regarding registration please contact:
0207 593 5739
Frances Hasler, Vice-Chair, Disability Rights UK
Disability in the workplace: facts, figures and prevalent misconceptions
Tony Wilson, Director, Institute for Employment Studies
Policy at work: legal responsibilities and best practice
Mark Anthony Bastiani, Chair of LESE Disabled Members Network, TUC
In-depth discussion: shedding light on hidden disability
Kirsty Cook, Lead Job Coach, Auticon
Leading the way: becoming a disability confident and inclusive employer
Ben Merrick, Deputy Civil Service Disability Champion; Director of the Overseas Territories Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Kani Kamara, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre, Imperial College London
Stuart Moore, Project Coordinator, NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard and Dr Christine Rivers, Team Lead, Equality and Health Inequalities, NHS England
Shifting Perspectives: the Social Model as key to developing an informed and disability-inclusive working culture
Allan MacKillop, Disability Lead, BBC
Chair’s Closing Remarks