Category: Industry News, Events, disability, confident
“If the employment rate for disabled people matched that of the rest of the population, an extra two million disabled people would be working”
In July 2013 the Government, with business and disability employment organisations, launched the disability confident campaign. The campaign will help all employers become disability confident, improve your business, your workplace and your customer service.
Why Come? You will hear first hand announcements on what the Government plans to do and hear how the Companies changed their thinking to improve both their business and their workplace.
You will meet a range of successful and talented disabled people who will tell their story of the things and the people that helped them get into work and stay there.
You will learn the facts about employing disabled people and gain the practical tools and advice you need.
Who will be there? The event is by invitation only and will reach 200 people. Most of the delegates will be employers.
Venues We are holding this event at a number of venues up and down the country. Please see below for a full list of venues and dates:
09:00 Registration and Refreshments 10:00 Conference Opens 10:15 Keynote Speaker. Rt Hon Mike Penning MP for Disabled People 10:25 Keynote Speaker. Jeff Cuthbert AM. Minister for Communities & Tackling Poverty 10:35 Keynote speaker. Sir Bert Massie CBE. Governor of Motability 10:45 Keynote speaker. Chris Peel Job Fit MD 10:55 ‘Hidden Talents and Hidden Challenges’ – Interactive session Prof Amanda Kirby University of South Wales 11:15 Coffee Break
11:30 Julian John 11:40 Phil Hubbard & Stephen Rees – RedRock 11:50 Helen Chipchase –Sainsbury’s 12:00 RNIB 12:10 Keynote Speaker. Simon Weston OBE 12:40 Ask the Expert Session; Panel members: John Beasley – Access to Work. George Selvanera – Business Disability Forum. Helen Chipchase – Sainsbury’s. Ben Chalcraft – Diversity Jobs. 13:15 Make a pledge- Fiona Kilpatrick. Department for Work and Pensions 13:20 Wrap Up Session- Prof Amanda Kirby 13:25 “As I am”. Oscar Bell (Student Kidderminster College) Jordan Statham (Student Glasshouse College) 13:30 Networking lunch
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