Global collaboration on disability and the Future of Work

Thu 17 October 2019

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The ILO Global Business and Disability Network’s (GBDN) ‘Future of Work’ conference will provide valuable insights into the latest business trends and practices related to inclusion of people with disability.

Focusing on a future of work that fully harnesses the potential of people with disability, the event will bring together a unique worldwide network of multinational companies, national employers’ organisations, business networks and Disabled People’s Organisations working to promote inclusion of people with disability in business.

Topics include the impact of artificial intelligence on the employment of people with disability, the role of Employee Resource Groups to promote a disability-inclusive Future of Work, mental health and neurodiversity in the workplace, and creating enabling environments.

Global initiatives such as the Valuable 500 campaign, the Purple Light Up campaign and Business Disability Forum’s Global Business Disability Framework will be discussed. The GBDN will also officially launch its global communications campaign to promote positive attitudes towards people with disability in the workplace.

The Future of Work conference will take place at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21 and 22 November 2019.

As an active member of the ILO GBDN, the Australian Network on Disability (AND) represents the interests of a national network of more than 260 organisations committed to inclusion of people with disability in business. Our ongoing collaboration with the ILO GBDN ensures our network remains at the forefront of global and national best practices on inclusion of people with disability as employees, customers and stakeholders. This year’s ILO GBDN conference will be attended by AND Board Member Donna Purcell.

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