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 email@example.com.
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.
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 –
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
#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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.