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Report on our Leadership Academy graduation event

11 May 2018

The Leadership Academy Programme (LAP), is a career development programme for employees with lived experience of health conditions and disability.

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On 10 May 2018, we held the Leadership Graduation event for this year's cohort.

The event celebrates the achievements of the Delegates and was a great chance to see the impact that the Programme has on their lives, both professionally and personally.

Presentation by Andy Dallas, Norman Leinster and Mark Rose

Through presentations the delegates highlighted key findings, from their reports, which gave attendees a chance to see first-hand key issues faced by disabled employees in the work place.

Thus, the event had the added benefit of shared learning, which could be taken away and applied in practice.

We are currently recruiting delegates for the 2018-19 cohort, so if you are an employee or an employer, who is interested in finding out further information, please email The Leadership Academy Executive; Katrina.morris@disabilityrightsuk.org or please visit the Disability Rights UK website; https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/leadership for further information.

Zak Hussein and Robert Naylor of the Care Quality Commission talk about workplace reasonable adjustments

Thanks to our keynote speaker, Michael Bromwich, Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics and Disability Rights UK Treasurer.

Paul Hartley of Blind Veterans and Emily Georghiou of Aging Better talk about the role of design in creating inclusion


Well done to our 2018 Graduates

Graduate presentations

  • Rekha Soni from the NHS  and Shona Campbell of Dorset Police talk about reasonable adjustments in the NHS

Thanks also to  Plexal for the use of their Elba room for the event.

 The event was well attended

Disability Rights UK staff Katrina Morris (who runs the LAP project) and Chelsey French take a well earned rest