Diversity Leadership Program: The future of accessibility at work (Preliminary Notice)
This Diversity Leadership Program event explores the phenomenon of diversity fatigue and how D&I practitioners can counter it.
DCA research has found that inclusion at work continues to matter to the majority of Australian workers, benefits everyone, and boosts employee performance and wellbeing. Despite this, workers with disability experience notably lower levels of inclusion and higher levels of exclusion than their colleagues.
At this event, founding CEO of the Australian Network on Disability (AND), Suzanne Colbert will explore how organisations can create more accessible and inclusive workplaces and what the future of accessibility looks like.
AND is a national, membership based, for-purpose organisation that supports organisations to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business. Suzanne’s goal in starting the organisation was to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business by collaborating with Australia's leading private and public sector organisations. From small beginnings AND has grown to a team of 18 specialist staff who partner with members to build their understanding, capability and confidence to welcome people with disability as employees, customers and stakeholders.
Who should attend
All DCA members. As a part of our commitment to gender balance at DCA events, we particularly encourage male representatives to attend this event alongside their female and gender diverse colleagues. We also recommend encouraging those in senior leadership roles to attend this particular event. Attendance at DCA events is free for all member employees and a significant benefit of membership that we urge you to maximise.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and at this event we will feature live-captioning. If you require an Auslan interpreter at this event you must RSVP with this requirement ASAP or at least 10 working days prior to the event and we will endeavour to secure this in-demand service for you. The event recording and transcript will be made available on the DCA website after the event. If you have any additional accessibility needs that would assist your participation at the event, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
This event may be photographed, videoed or audio-recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a recording of the event in which you may feature may be posted on DCA’s website or on social media and may also be used in DCA printed materials. By registering for this DCA event you accept the possibility that your photograph may be taken and the image used or shared by DCA for promotional and educational purposes. If you do not agree to this use please email a request to not be photographed to Melbourne@dca.org.au