NZ Disability Employers’ Network (NZDEN) Meeting – Thursday 30th September 2021

Our September NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting will be held via
Zoom Video Conference on Thursday 30th September from 10am – noon

Full agenda now available –

Our guest speakers are –

  • Nathaniel (Nat) Janke-Gilman, Meridian Energy
    Sharing some of the fantastic work happening at Meridian and how he created buy-in for disability inclusion from their Senior Leadership Team.
  • Stew Sexton, AbilityDis
    Stew has equipped many of our members accessibility champions/H&S professionals with the practical skills and knowledge to better understand their sites access barriers. Hear about one of our most popular trainings, ‘Accessibility Chamoion Training – The Physical Environment and other ways you can increase your organisations physical accessibility’

We are looking forward to engaging with you all along with this great line up of speakers.

Zoom link will be shared with members over email. If you wish to attend but have not received the link, please email info@accessibilitytick.nz.

NZDEN Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference 2021 – photo gallery

NZ Disability Employers Network (NZDEN) Meeting – Wednesday 12th May 2021

Our May NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting will be held on Wednesday 12th May from 10am – noon

Hosted by: Taikura Trust, Level 1, 570 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland and via video conference.

Zoom link will be shared via email for members not able to attend in person. If you wish to attend but have not received the link, please email info@accessibilitytick.nz.

Full agenda now available –

Our guest speakers include –

  • Paul Fennessy, Client Services Manager for Active +
    Paul and the team at Active+ supports people with injuries to return to work under a contract from ACC. Hear about how Paul and the team work with their clients, and how their clients can bring value to your organisation through your employing them. Just like many of our members have already done.
  • Loudon Keir, Executive Manager for The Hāpai Access Card
    Loudon and the Hapai team have partnered with Nimbus Disability in the UK to bring a simple but effective disability access card to New Zealand. Hear about how the Hāpai Access Card allows organisations to validate the disability of a customer without having to ask for the details.

We are once again looking forward to engaging with you all along with this great line up of speakers.

Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference

NZ Disability Employers’ Network Conference 2021

Disability Inclusive Pathways

Event description

The inaugural New Zealand Employers’ Network ‘Disability Inclusive Pathways’ Conference offers an exceptional opportunity to connect with other organisations committed to improving disability career and inclusion outcomes. Hear from leading disability experts, experienced practitioners and people with lived experience, including inspiring international and local speakers.

Join our powerful network of business leaders, diversity and human resources professionals, industry experts and influencers from the public, private and for-purpose sectors. Announced speakers include –

Share and discover innovative solutions to apply across your organisation and learn how to support and foster a culture of true belonging for disabled people.

The ‘Disability Inclusive Pathways’ Conference will inspire, empower and deliver pioneering practices that advance organisational inclusion of disabled people.


Agenda

Programme details coming soon.


Find out more…

NZ Disability Employers Network (NZDEN) Meeting – Friday 12th March 2021

Our March NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting will be held via
Zoom Video Conference on Friday 12th March from 10am – noon

Full agenda now available –

Our confirmed guest speakers are –

This will be our first NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting for 2021 and are looking forward to engaging with you all along with this great line up of speakers.

Zoom link will be shared with members over email. If you wish to attend but have not received the link, please email info@accessibilitytick.nz.

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) 2020

Internation Day of People With Disabilities logo

3rd December 2020

International Day of People with Disabilities is a United Nations gazetted global event on December 3rd celebrating the achievements of people with a disability.

This year, during the annual celebration of people with disabilities, the 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ also focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

International Day of People with Disabilities website: www.idpwd.org

Web links to official resources

We are pleased to be supporting a number of events in recognition of this day and encourage you to support them in their various events.


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Air New Zealand Disability Social Enterprise Christmas Market

Air New Zealand’s employee network, The Enable Network invites you to join a Christmas Market in the courtyard of our Fanshawe Street office on Thursday, 3 December 2020.  This market is in recognition and support of International Day of People with Disabilities.

The market will involve a number of social enterprises that are run by or employee people with disabilities. The market will include businesses such as The Cookie ProjectDownlightsDrink My Coffee and many more.

What: Christmas Market
When: Thursday 3rd December 2020, 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Where: Air New Zealand hub building, 185 Fanshawe Street, Auckland


Logos of Access Advisors, Access Matters - The Access Alliance, Accessibility Tick - Committed to Accessibility and Tech for Good NZ.

‘Hidden disabilities through a digital lens’ – webinar

Free 90 minute “lunch and learn” webinar event presented in partnership by Access Advisors, Access Alliance, Accessibility Tick, and Tech for Good. We’re delighted and excited to bring you an incredible line-up of speakers sharing their experience with hidden disabilities.

What: Free 90 minute ‘lunch & learn’ webinar
When: Thursday 3rd December 2020, 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Get your free ticket at Humanitix
Download event flyer PDF


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Purple Light Up – 24hr global broadcast

#PurpleLightUp is a global movement that celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million disabled employees around the world.

24-hour Global Broadcast, bringing together CEOs, senior champions, network / ERG leaders and disabled employees to connect, share their stories and feel the power of change via webinars, interviews, panel discussions and more. 

The Oceania region is kicking off this event from 11am to 2pm. After that follows 21 hours of international content as it works its way around the globe.

What: 24hr global online broadcast
When: Thursday 3rd December, 11am – 2pm (NZ time)
Continuing for 21 hrs after this with content from around the globe.

Register and find out more about the programme here.

Full programme and running order


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Changing Places Open Day

Changing Places are accessible public toilets that meet the needs of those unable to self-transfer without assistance. Changing Places NZ are pleased to invite you for a tour of their facility at Westfield Newmarket.

What: Changing Places Open Day
When: Thursday 3rd December 2020, 11am – 2.00pm
Where: Westfield Newmarket, Level 3, near the carpark.

Phone 021 141 9005 or email info@changingplaces.org.nz for more information.

Up to 2-hours free parking available with the Westfield Plus app.

Westfield logo

Paralympics Spirit of Gold

Paralympics Spirit of Gold Mufti Day

Parlalympics New Zealand will be staging a nationwide Spirit of Gold® Mufti Day, asking people to wear GOLD to work and donate to them. We’d love for you to take part on this official day, but you can run a Mufti Day at any point in your calendar.

Why not consider having a mufti day at work (or school) and taking a gold coin donation for them.

More information and a toolkit are available on their website.
Spirit of Gold Mufti Day

Thanks to the great team at Adecco for pointing this one out to us.

NZ Disability Employers Network (NZDEN) Meeting – 23rd November 2020

We are pleased to announce that we can now meet in person again. Our next NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting will be held at the EMA Auckland Office (Google Maps) and Zoom Video Conference on
Monday 23rd November 10am – noon (with a light lunch afterwards)

Agenda will be shared with attendees ahead of the meeting.

Our confirmed guest speakers are –

  • Tania Reed
    Vulnerable Customer Programme Lead at Westpac New Zealand.
    Sharing some of Westpac’s journey creating their Extra Care Programme. Looking to amplify their disability inclusion practices across all their customer offerings.
  • Dr Chandra Harrison
    Managing Director at Access Advisors

    What is the value of ensuring that our online/digital platforms are inclusive of everyone? Why does it make sense?
  • Vivian Naylor
    Barrier Free Advisor & Educator at CCS Disability Action
    Vivian is a highly respected expert in built environment accessibility, working across many major projects in New Zealand. A wealth of knowledge who is always ready to share it with our network.
  • Sharleen Tongalea
    Regional Disability Leadership Coordinator at CCS Disability Action
    Talking about the challenges she faces getting people with a disability in to work.

This will be our final NZ Disability Employers’ Network meeting for 2020.

Registration details and a Zoom link (for those wanting to join remotely) will be shared with members over email. If you wish to attend but have not received the link, please email info@accessibilitytick.nz.