Thursday 29th July

8:00 amRegistrations open
9:00 amRegistrations continued (arrival tea and coffee available)
9:30 amWelcome/Pƍwhiri
10:10 am Keynote Speaker – Getting This Right Counts
Paula Tesoriero MNZM – Disability Rights Commissioner
10:40 amMorning Tea
11:00 amDisabled Persons: Panel 1
Finding a Job – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Angela Desmaris, Maria Stevens, Natasya Jones, Rachel Noble and Vaughan Dodd
11:55 amPutting candidates and employers at the centre of disability empowerment
Phil O’Reilly ONZM – Iron Duke
12:40 pmLunch
1:30 pmTrue Inclusive Recruitment – Reflecting the needs of both stakeholders
Interactive session led by Phil Turner, Accessibility Tick
2:10 pmTop Tips for Disability Inclusion Success
Suzanne Colbert AM – previous CE of Australian Network on Disability, interviewed by Phil O’Reilly ONZM
2:50 pmHidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme
Selwyn Cook – Facilitator: Disability Employment
3:00 pmAfternoon tea
3:20 pmThe Value of NZSL
Victoria Lessing – Merge NZ
Jared Hutcheson – Westpac NZ
4:00 pmWelcome to Rotorua
Mayor of Rotorua – Steve Chadwick
4:15 pmHow Google Gets Disability Inclusion Programs Right
Christopher Patnoe – Google
5:00 pm‘The Name Game’/Networking Over Drinks (cash bar)
Julie Woods – “That Blind Woman”
From 6:00 pmDinner from 6:00 pm

Friday 30th July

8:30 amConference room opens –
Tea and coffee available
9:00 am NZDEN General Meeting –
Planning the Future for the NZDEN

Phil Turner – Managing Director, Accessibility Tick
9:45 am Making Your Disabled Employee Group Work Well
Brendan Roach – Director of Strategy and
Networkology, PurpleSpace
10:30 amMorning Tea
10:50 am Disabled Persons: Panel 2
Career Barriers – How Can We Knock Them Down?
Maria Stevens, Natasya Jones, Stew Sexton and Victoria Lessing
11:40 am Managing Fatigue in the Workplace
John Eatwell – Strategic People Group
12:10 pmLunch
12:50 pm Harnessing the Power of Neurodiversity in our Workplaces
Callum McKirdy – Speaker, author, mentor and facilitator
1:30 pm The Accessibility Game
Julie Woods – “That Blind Woman”
2:10 pm Closing remarks
Phil Turner – Managing Director, Accessibility Tick
2:30 pm Finish
Join us for afternoon tea and some further networking

If you have any questions about the accessibility of the conference, please email or call 09-242-0522.

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