Concurrent breakout sessions will provide more in-depth discussions on topics of highest priority to you. Numbers for each workshop are capped by room capacity, and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Workshop A - Changing Hearts and Minds through Inclusive Storytelling
Passionate filmmaker and artist Emily Dash will share how and why she uses storytelling as a way to influence and advocate for change for people with disability.
Co-Founders of of Taste Creative, Henry Smith and Genevieve Clay-Smith, will discuss some of the inclusive storytelling projects their team has been involved in, and how organisations can use authentic, appropriate and inclusive storytelling to impact culture change and staff engagement.
Who should attend? People responsible for increasing employee engagement, Disability Champions, marketing and communications professionals, diversity and HR practitioners, and anyone with a passion for or interest in the art of storytelling.
Workshop B - Employment Models that Drive Inclusion
* * THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL * *
Randy Lewis will offer up more intimate details of his Walgreens journey, and discuss the NOGWOG (No Greatness Without Goodness) Disability Initiative.
Attendees will also hear from an AND member that has worked closely with a disability employment service provider to establish a successful inclusive employment program.
Who should attend?: HR and diversity practitioners, senior leaders, line managers, disability employment service providers, and anyone keen to get up close and personal with Randy Lewis.
Workshop C - Universal Design for Organisations
Digital Accessibility - Media Access Australia will discuss universal design from a communications and IT perspective, with a particular focus on web design and social media.
Accessible Premises - Lendlease and Westpac will lead a discussion about accessible premises, with a focus on the Design for Dignity guidelines created as part of the plan for the Barangaroo development.
Who should attend?: Property managers, digital accessibility professionals, web designers, marketing and communication professionals, content developers, WHS, customer service, and anyone with a responsibility and/or passion for ensuring people with disability can equitably access an organisation’s products, information, communications and premises.