DISABILITY AWARENESS TRAINING

 

Fern delivers a disability awareness course for businesses and organisations that is like no other. Informative, interactive and inspiring, the core of the course is on the importance of building supportive and empathetic relationships with colleagues and managers in the workplace, which Fern demonstrates to be just as important as the practical and legal support available for disabled employees. 

Sharing honest insights from her own life combined with her engaging and distinctive delivery style, Fern is able to transform attitudes towards disabled people in work.

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DISABILITY AWARENESS - A CLOSER LOOK

Fern delivers a disability awareness course for businesses and organisations that is like no other. Informative, interactive and inspiring, the core of the course is on the importance of building supportive and empathetic relationships with colleagues and managers in the workplace, which Fern demonstrates to be just as important as the practical and legal support available for disabled employees.

Successful modern employers are enhancing the performance and reputation of their organisation by embracing a diverse workforce. Fern draws on her experience, rather than theory, to demonstrate that disability awareness benefits everyone and that building better relationships is the key to success in every workplace.

Aim of the Course:

  • To provide awareness of the importance of supporting the emotional needs of disabled employees as well as the practical considerations, including during the recruitment process

  • To provide an insight into what managers and colleagues can do to safeguard the emotional well-being of disabled employees and to encourage positive relationships

  • To provide a brief outline of the Equality Act 2010 and to examine what is meant by ‘reasonable adjustments’.

 

Outcomes:

 

By the end of the course, trainees will have

  • Gained insight into the working life of a disabled person

  • Understood the emotional needs of disabled people in the workplace and how to support their mental wellbeing

  • Understood the benefit of disability awareness to employee, employer and society as a whole

  • Been inspired to examine their own attitudes towards, and relationships with, disabled people in the workplace and beyond

  • Acquired knowledge of the Equality Act 2010, reasonable adjustments and the “social model” of disability.

  • Feel motivated to make positive changes

 

Duration: A one day training course - typically 9.00am - 4.30pm

Venue: At your place of work or other convenient location

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