Disability Confident Webinars

Disability Confident (Free) Practical Webinars

During these unprecedented and challenging times, it’s important to keep closely connected to the widest Disability Confident employer community so that during and after COVID-19, disabled people are recruited and retained in work and not left behind. The Ability Networks provide a brilliant platform to deliver practical and useful information to employers that, at this time, require advice, guidance and support.

To do this in the most effective way, a number of Disability Confident Leaders are working together and have set up eight free national webinars, to be hosted by Professor Amanda Kirby (CEO Do it) with support from High Sheriff, Dr Eamonn O’Neal DL.

Links to recorded and subtitled webinars that have already taken place can be found here 

Webinar topics and details:

Topic 1: New Ways of Working – how best to support disabled people

When: 22nd April 2020 11.30 – 12.00

  • Creating your home-work setting
  • Considering your ergonomic environment
  • Accessible hints and tips

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6029084455780210443

Webinar ID: 384-426-099

Topic 2: Managing Communications in your team and ensuring accessibility

When: 30th April 2020 11.30 – 12.00

  • What does communication mean in a virtual environment?
  • How do we get the setting right?
  • How to avoid communication clashes in your team

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6515508399908415499

Webinar ID: 176-746-427

Topic 3: Looking after your health and well-being

When: 6th May 2020 11.30 – 12.00

  • Understanding anxieties at this time
  • Considering ways of taking control
  • Ways to help your whole-self and supporting others
  • Hints and tips

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3746708323238313995

Webinar ID: 491-693-875

Topic 4: Recruiting and Retaining Disabled People

When: 13th May 2020 11.30 – 12.00

  • Considering the challenges that COVID 19 has raised for disability employment
  • Opening up new opportunities for work
  • Question and answer session

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8430137475378197771

Webinar ID: 335-182-307 

Topic 5: Transition back to employment post Covid-19

When: 28th May 2020 11.30 – 12.00

  • Steps to consider to effectively transition employees back into work post furlough
  • Creating a positive, welcoming and supportive environment
  • Encouraging disabled jobseekers to use Find a Job

Registration URL: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4047798588204351501 

Webinar ID: 691-550-035

Topic 6: Mental Health in the Workplace post Covid-19

When: 10th June 2020 11.30 – 12.00

  • Considering the challenges of how best to support all staff including disabled employees back into work post Covid-19
  • Looking after employee’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Encouraging disabled jobseekers to use Find a Job

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/137292025530751501

Webinar ID: 292-074-547

Topic 7: Virtual Hiring Considerations

When: 24th June 2020 11.30 – 12.00

  • Virtual hiring
  • Work and Health Programme Provider Services and how they can support your business (Seetec Pluss 5 minute case-study)
  • Protecting shielded employees
  • Consideration especially relating to young disabled people

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6825701522098989837Webinar ID: 216-202-427 

Topic 8: Autism and Neurodiversity

When: 8th July 2020 11.30 – 12.00

  • What is neurodiversity? What do the words mean?
  • Why is neurodiversity good for all businesses?
  • What considerations/adjustments do you need to make when hiring?

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7136377328620154381Webinar ID: 557-808-627

With thanks to the organisers:

Professor Amanda Kirby (Do-IT), Dr Eamon O’Neal DL (High Sheriff Greater Manchester), Patricia Ashworth (Adviser Plus), Richard Day (KPMG), Lorna Young (Manchester City Council), Dan Martindale (KPMG), Alison Rochford (KPMG), Neil Eustice (KPMG), Amanda Wadsworth MBE DL (DWP), Julie Williams (DWP)