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Disability Confidence Training for Managers

11 February 2019

The course is designed for line managers, HR professionals and other interested individuals.

Date: 09/04/2019

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: London

Cost: £110 per delegate

Is this course for you?

Yes if you are a manager wanting to increase your awareness and knowledge of supporting disabled colleagues – as members of staff, volunteers or young people on work experience.

Course objectives

By the end of our course, you will:

  • have a solid understanding of disability equality and what this means in managing and recruiting disabled staff
  • be confident in identifying access issues, interacting with disabled employees and supporting them
  • identify and address equality issues affecting disabled staff and volunteers, and support them effectively
  • develop and motivate your workforce through inclusive recruitment and development practices
  • understand the issues that disabled people encounter and the range of needs of disabled employees
  • understand the Equality Act and your obligations as an employer
  • appreciate the real benefit that supporting and employing disabled people can have on your workplace
  • become more effective in accessing a pool of diverse talented people and maximise the contribution of skills and knowledge amongst disabled members of staff
  • have a set of tools that can help you to reduce sickness and stress in your workplace

Course content

  • barrier removal
  • the definition of disability
  • the models of disability
  • the law and the obligations on your business
  • applying the law – reasonable adjustments
  • the business case for disability equality
  • disability myths and misconceptions
  • changes in communication style and behaviour
  • the importance of language and avoiding assumptions
  • signposting to resources, funding, support, external opportunities to develop leadership of disabled staff
  • helping your staff become open about their impairment or health condition and their access needs
  • sharing stories

To find out more or to sign up to the course please contact anna.fahy@disabilityrightsuk.org