People with disabilities represent a significant and largely underutilised resource for businesses. Many disabled persons are underemployed or unemployed. As a result of advocates for diversity, as well as a shrinking labour pool, employers are taking a serious look at hiring and retaining people with disabilities.
This two-day workshop will give supervisors, managers, and human resource consultants’ tools and tips for creating a diverse workplace.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
To start, participants will learn what the terms “disabilities” and “stereotypes” mean.
Misconceptions and Realities
There are plenty of misconceptions, as well as realities, to working with people with disabilities. We’ll explore some of those in this session.
A Business Case
In this session, participants will complete a case study to explore why companies should hire people with disabilities.
This session will discuss why labels are inappropriate and how they can make people feel. We will also provide participants with some ground rules for being respectful and using appropriate language, as well as how to be practical when discussing a disability. Several lists of inappropriate terms and more appropriate language will be provided.
Accessibility refers to making your workplace, and your business, available to people. Although laws differ between regions, this session will cover some basics of physical accessibility. Attitudinal barriers will also be discussed.
The Cornerstones of Diversity
Diversity experts Armida Russell, Amy Tolbert, and Frank Wilderman have identified four cornerstones of diversity development. They are knowledge, acceptance, understanding, and behaviour. We will examine each cornerstone in detail during this session.
Encouraging Diversity by Hiring
This session will address two key hiring issues: what can the company ask, and what can the candidate expect?
Using the STOP Technique
Diversity expert Lenora Billings-Harris has developed a four-step technique that you can use when someone is behaving in an inappropriate manner. It’s called STOP! Participants will learn about the technique through a discussion and will then practice it in a role play.
Communication Essentials for Disability Awareness
In this session, we will talk about respecting confidentiality, preparing documentation, and where to find good resources.
This session will allow participants to take a more objective look at the advantages and disadvantages of both sides of different dichotomies related to communication styles.
Next, we will give participants a framework for discussing disabilities. We will include specific questions that are appropriate for gathering information without infringing on an employee’s rights.
How Do We Make It Happen?
To wrap up the course, we will explore how you can use accommodation and job shadowing to create a truly accessible workplace.
At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
Coming Soon! Our “Back to School essential Business Skills Lessons.
A range of short classroom based sessions that can be delivered in just 40 minutes!
Back to School allows every learner to create a personal “school” timetable based on the learning topics / lessons they need the most. They just attend the classes and then go back to work, minimising time away from the day job whilst picking up top tips on personal effectiveness, soft skills and leadership / management.
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Ican Development are a recognised Chartered Management Institute Centre offering a targeted range of high quality qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Leadership and Management.
We’re also very proud of the way we deliver our programmes with an emphasis on face to face learning using highly engaging and experiential approaches.
We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6