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Disability Employment Partnering for Success workshops and forums.

 

Australians for Disability and Diversity Employment (ADDE) Inc. in partnership with Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) delivered a series of attitudinal change workshops and forums to achieve improved employment outcomes for people with disability. The Project aimed to raise awareness of disability employment issues and to promote the services available to prospective employers from DES Providers.

 

This project was undertaken in the two main regional launch sites for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS); the Hunter NSW and Barwon Victoria regions. The Hunter region included Newcastle, Maitland and Lake Macquarie, and Barwon included the City of Greater Geelong, the Colac-Otway Shire, the Borough of Queenscliff and the Surf Coast Shire

 

. This project aimed to present twelve attitudinal change workshops and two forums facilitated in the two regions. The attitudinal change workshops were run ‘in house’ and undertook an analysis of the current disability employment situation, group discussions on the best practice used in national disability and diversity employment award winners and brainstorming for what the organisation could implement itself. Case studies of best practice employers are also examined in detail.

 

Workshops were tailored to the individual organisation and designed to build improved networks between potential employers and DES Providers. The workshops also aim to increase the employers’ knowledge of disability and awareness of programs and financial assistance available. Workshops were run for Barwon Water, TAC Geelong, Pathways Deakin University Geelong, SurfCoast Council, Golden Plains Council, City of Geelong Council, Leadership Geelong, Newcastle Tafe, Newcastle University, Lake Macquarie council and the HunterNet.

 

Two public forums were held with keynote speakers Graeme Innes, Human Rights Commissioner, Rob Watkins, State Manager NDIS NSW and Alex Gunning, Marketing Manager NDIS.

 

Partnering for Success Disability Employment

 

Partnering for Success Disability Employment Workshop testimonials

Deakin University
It was terrific to have such a diverse group of managers/supervisors and HR colleagues in the room and my team will use this as the start of a conversation about a deliberate strategy to increase employment opportunities for people with disability across Deakin, and to retain current staff who have or acquire a disability at their maximum levels of wellbeing and productivity.

 Barwon Water
The facilitators brought their own personal insight and wealth of knowledge to engage with a cross section of the organisation which has inspired and motivated us to champion activities to support our Disability Action Plan and other activities.  This workshop was the ideal opportunity to:  build awareness and knowledge of barriers; and identify and implement strategies aimed at removing barriers to employment and access to Barwon Water’s services and facilitates for people with a disability. 

 



 
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