10 Mar 2020| London

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10th March 2020 | Central London
in partnership with Disability Rights UK and the Business Disability Forum

Just 1 in 2 people with disabilities are in work, compared with over 80% of the non-disabled population, representing a vast pool of untapped talent. Meanwhile, with approximately 90% of disabilities being invisible, your workplace is likely already far more diverse than recognised.

The necessary support required by disabled people to access, remain in, and flourish at work is relatively uncomplicated. Open conversation and education can therefore make all the difference in creating a disability-inclusive and confident environment.

At our upcoming event, “Managing Disability in the Workplace”, you will learn about becoming disability confident and supporting line managers, leaving with the insight needed to develop a disability-inclusive and aware workplace.

Click here to view the full agenda
 
Why attend? 
  • 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 
Key Speakers: 
  • Ben Merrick, Deputy Civil Service Disability Champion; Director of the Overseas Territories ​Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Allan MacKillop, Disability Lead, BBC

  • Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum

  • Tony Wilson, Institute Director, Institute for Employment Studies

  • Kani Kamara, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre, Imperial College London

  • Liz Egan, Programme Lead, Working through Cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support

  • Mark Russell, Inclusion, Diversity & Social Equality Advisor, KPMG UK

  • Frances Hasler, Vice-Chair, Disability Rights UK 

  • Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Acas

  • Mark Anthony Bastiani, Chair of LESE Disabled Members Network, TUC

  • Dr Christine Rivers, Team Lead, Equality and Health Inequalities, NHS England

  • Stuart Moore, Project Coordinator, NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard 

  • Kirsty Cook, Lead Job Coach, Auticon 

 
Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in supporting their disabled employees, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; line managers; health & safety officers; consultants; health services providers; trade unions and representative groups.

Registration

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £295 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £250 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £595 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £245 (+VAT)

Registrations can be made online here
 
Venue

Etc. Venues - The Hatton
51-53 Hatton Garden
London
EC1N 8HN

For further information regarding the venue, please click here.

 
Agenda
09:00
Registration
09.40
Welcoming Session

Grace McLoughlin, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC

09:45
Chair's Introduction

SPEAKER: Frances Hasler, Vice-Chair, Disability Rights UK

10:00
Disability in the workplace: facts, figures and prevalent misconceptions
  • Addressing common structural and cultural issues inhibiting disabled people’s employment

SPEAKER: Tony Wilson, Director, Institute for Employment Studies

10:30
Policy at work: legal responsibilities and best practice
  • Understanding Equality Act duties
  • Reasonable adjustments: what does ‘equality’ mean in the context of disability?
  • Managing sickness absence, grievances and return to work
  • Guidance on confidentiality and disclosure

SPEAKER: Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Acas

SPEAKER: Mark Anthony Bastiani, Chair of LESE Disabled Members Network, TUC

11:15
Networking Break
11:45
In-depth discussion: shedding light on hidden disability
  • Hidden Disability: the specific biases and barriers it presents
  • Autism Case Study: fostering understanding and cultivating strengths
  • Working with cancer: supporting staff through illness
  • Encouraging confidence in disclosing conditions and asking for help

SPEAKER: Mark Russell, Inclusion, Diversity & Social Equality Advisor, KPMG UK

SPEAKER: Kirsty Cook, Lead Job Coach, Auticon

SPEAKER: Liz Egan, Programme Lead, Working through Cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support

13:15
Networking lunch
14:15
Leading the way: becoming a disability confident and inclusive employer
  • The business case for becoming a Disability Confident Employer
  • Disability-friendly hiring: inclusive communications and non-biased interviewing
  • Using data to drive conversations and ensure accountability and engagement
  • Workplace Adjustment Passports: a Civil Service case study
  • Supporting, developing and retaining disabled staff

SPEAKER: Ben Merrick, Deputy Civil Service Disability Champion; Director of the Overseas Territories ​Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

SPEAKER: Kani Kamara, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre, Imperial College London

SPEAKER: Stuart Moore, Project Coordinator, NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard 

SPEAKER: Dr Christine Rivers, Team Lead, Equality and Health Inequalities, NHS England

15:30
Shifting Perspectives: the Social Model as key to developing an informed and disability-inclusive working culture

SPEAKER: Allan MacKillop, Disability Lead, BBC

SPEAKER: Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum

16:15
Chair’s Closing Remarks
16:30
Event Close