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 Indeed and Employers for Change Workshop  |  13th March 2024

Indeed and Employers for Change workshop. Logos for Indeed and Employers for Change

Join us at the Indeed offices in Capital Dock, Dublin, to delve into inclusive recruitment strategies and explore how to craft job specifications that embrace diversity.

10 - 11.30 am Wednesday 13th March 2024 - Register online
Indeed Capital Dock Office
80 Sir John Rogerson's Quay D02 HE36 Dublin

 Transforming Dublin into an Accessible and Inclusive City  |  28th November 2023

Dark purple background, white linear illustration of iconic buildings and landmarks of Dublin. Transforming Dublin into an Accessible and Inclusive City. Tuesday 28th November, 10am – 1pmThe Oak Room, Mansion House, Dublin Hosted by The Lord Mayor of Dublin in conjunction with Employers for Change. Dublin City Council logo. Employers for Change logo. A programme of the Open Doors Initiative. Funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. employersforchange.ie

To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Employers for Change and The Lord Mayor of Dublin are inviting employers to the Mansion House. This event will discuss the importance of 'Creating Accessible and Inclusive Employment' and the role of 'Digital and Physical Accessibility.'

10am - 1pm Tuesday 28th November 2023 - Register online

 Utilising assistive technology to create accessible and inclusive workplaces

 Employers for Change and Texthelp will host an information session on ‘Utilising assistive technology to create accessible and inclusive workplaces’ on Thursday 21st September 2023 from 12 noon until 1pm.

In this session Ryan Kirkpatrick, Business Development Executive, Texthelp will outline the benefits of assistive technology and what is on offer from Texthelp. Attendees will leave the session with a greater understanding of the tools available for employees with disabilities and where to go to find out more. 

Irish Sign Language Interpretation will be provided for the event. Live Captioning will be available during the event via the captioning function on Microsoft Teams. Should you have an additional reasonable accommodation request, please email info@employersforchange.ie 

Register for the event on Microsoft Teams 

Strategies to support Mental Health & Wellbeing in the workplace  |  15th May 2023

Graphic of circular radiating lines in dark blue and purple. Strategies to support Mental Health & Wellbeing in the workplace. Monday 15th May @11am. Logos for Mental Health Ireland and Employers for Change. employersforchange.ie

Join Employers for Change and Mental Health Ireland for ‘Strategies to support Mental Health & Wellbeing in the workplace.’ In this session, Finola will give practical guidance on self-care strategies for mental wellbeing. She will also give tips on how managers can support employees or colleagues who are experience a mental health difficulty.

Live captioning will be provided for this event. Should you have an additional reasonable accommodation request, please email info@employersforchange.ie

Register on Zoom.

Supporting Neurodiverse Employees  |  30th March 2023

1. Supporting Neurodiverse Employees. Rainbow infinity symbol for neurodiversity. Thursday 30th March 11am. Logos for Specialisterne, Dyspraxia DCD Ireland and Employers for Change. employersforchange.ie

Join Employers for Change at 11am on March 30th for an online seminar on ‘Supporting Neurodiverse Employees.’  

The seminar will feature Peter Brabazon, CEO, Specialisterne Ireland and Sharon Lane, CEO, Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland, to talk about how employers can support potential and existing neurodiverse employees. Register on Zoom.

Live Captioning will be provided for this event. Should you have an additional reasonable accommodation request, please email info@employersforchange.ie.

 Stammering Awareness Training |  19th January 2023

Dark purple and blue gradient background. White linear box, text in white reads: Stammering Awareness Training Session. Thursday 19th January at 10am. Logos for Irish Stammering Association and Employers for Change. employersforchange.ie

Join Employers for Change and the Irish Stammering Association to build your awareness on stammering and how you can support employees and colleagues at work. Register on Zoom for the seminar on Thursday 19th January 2023 at 10am. Live captioning and an ISL interpreter will be available for this event. Should you require additional accommodations, please email info@employersforchange.ie

 International Day of People with Disabilities 2022 | 1st December 2022

Blue gradient background with logo for International Day of People with Disabilities in white circle. White icon of megaphone. Employers and Recruiters. Disability Inclusive Recruitment Training. Thursday 1st December at 10am. Join us on Zoom. Employers for Change logo. employersforchange.ie. A Project of The Open Doors Initiative. Funded by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

Attention Employers and Recruiters. Join Employers for Change on Thursday 1st December at 10am for a training session on Disability Inclusive Recruitment practices, to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In this free seminar you will learn about the key steps to creating a truly inclusive recruitment environment where potential and existing employees can excel.

Facilitated by Christabelle Feeney, Director Employers for Change and Claire Hayes, Programme Manager, Open Doors Initiative.

ISL Interpreter and Captioning will be available for this online event. Should you have additional accommodation needs, please email info@employersforchange.ie

A Project of The Open Doors Initiative. Funded by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

Register for free on Zoom

Inclusive and Accessible Communications Webinar | 10th November 2022

Light purple background, graphic of a light brown camel, standing on a light purple hashtag symbol. What does a camel have to do with inclusive communications? Join us to find out! 11am Thursday 10th November. Employers for Change logo. employersforchange.ie

What does a camel have to do with Inclusive Communications? To learn the answer and much more about Inclusive Communications, please join us Thursday 10th November at 11am. We will share practical tips and hear from those with lived experience of how important it is to actively remove barriers in all of your communications.

Launch of Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit | 9th November 2022

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Are you looking for practical, evidenced-based methods of implementing inclusive recruitment strategies in your organisation? The Open Doors Initiative and Employers for Change launched their new Inclusive Recruitment toolkit on Wednesday, 9th November, including an introduction to the topic and the comprehensive training course developed for leaders in business. In creating this toolkit, which is supported by AIB, research was carried out in partnership with Atlantic Technological University (ATU) to understand the specific barriers for people from marginalised communities when seeking employment and the best strategies for becoming truly inclusive in the hiring process. Download the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit here.

Jeanne McDonagh, CEO of The Open Doors Initiative said: “We are delighted to work with Employers for Change, one of our key supported programmes, along with Atlantic Technological University, to produce this Inclusive Recruitment booklet and training. Many of our companies have asked for guidance in this space and it is a much needed resource to ensure an inclusive workplace. We wish to thank the participants who gave us their expert knowledge and experience in putting this together and look forward to engaging with companies in this important training.”

Louise Kearins, Higher Education For All Project Manager at ATU, explains the development of the research: “An Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit was created to support Irish employers to be inclusive from the first stage of their recruitment process. The Toolkit draws on findings from research with people from a range of backgrounds who have experienced barriers seeking employment in Ireland to inform understanding of how recruitment processes could be improved. Findings from this work provide rich insights into various challenges experienced at each stage of the recruitment process and present positive ways to address these issues.”

Reasonable Accommodation Passport | 20th June 2022

A graphic of a passport book open on an page with a blue background behind the book. On the page there is a stamp stating: Launch of the Reasonable Accommodation Passport. Monday 20th of June at 11am.   At the bottom of the page there is the Ibec: For Irish Business logo, the ICTU: Irish Congress of Trade Unions logo and the Employers for Change logo.

Equality legislation requires employers to make reasonable accommodation for an employee who has a disability. By doing so, employers have an opportunity to remove barriers and create an equitable workplace for all. A reasonable accommodation passport system provides a confidential live record of the barriers people face and the accommodations that have been agreed to prevent or reduce its impact in the workplace. This is a practical and effective tool in creating inclusion and equity in the workplace.

We were delighted to launch this toolkit in partnership with ICTU and Ibec. We were joined by Samantha Owen, Social Policy IBEC, David Joyce, Equality Officer at ICTU and Gillian McMahon, Head of Human Resources at BT Ireland who shared their knowledge and expertise in this area.

Download the Passport here.

Supporting Neurodiverse Talent at Work | 7th April 2022

White text stating Supporting Neurodiverse Talent at Work on Thursday 7th of April at 12pm on a dark purple background with white abstract design. Logos for AsIAm and Employers for Change

Join Employers for Change for a seminar on “Supporting Neurodiverse Talent at Work” in support of Neurodiversity Awareness Week and Autism Awareness Week. The session will take place at 12pm on Thursday, 7th of April.

We are delighted to welcome James Moroney from AsIAm to speak on this topic. Over the hour, James will discuss how employers can support their employees who are neurodiverse. We will discuss: • What is autism? • Sensory Processing • Communication • Social Interaction • Social Imagination • Mental Health

Live Captioning and ISL interpreter will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie should you require accommodations.

Register for free on Zoom

The Role of Accessible & Assistive Technologies in Supporting People with Disabilities to Work Remotely and On-site | 2nd December 2021

The role of Accessible and Assistive Technologies in supporting people with disabilities to work remotely and on-site. CHAT cohosted by Freedom Tech and Employers for Change in conjunction with Enable Ireland, DFI and Sight and Sound. Event at 3pm on Thurs, 2nd December 2021. Register on eventbrite.

Join FreedomTech for the next CHAT in partnership with Employers for Change where we discuss the role Accessible and Assistive Technologies play in supporting people with disabilities to work remotely and on-site.

When: Thursday, 2nd December 2021 at 3pm

During this CHAT we will cover:

1. How can Accessible and Assistive Technology support the practicalities of remote and on-site working?

2. How well is Assistive Technology understood as a reasonable accomodation by employers and supported through workplace assessments?

3. How does national policy support an improved infrastructure of Assistive Technology supports?

If you are interested in sharing/presenting at this event please do get in touch with Sarah@freedomtech.ie

We aim to ensure that the platform is accessible and we would appreciate it if you could let us know if you have any support requirements. 

Contact: Sarah@freedomtech.ie Twitter @freedomtech https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8407996/

Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities | 1st December 2021

Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: 1st December 2021 from 10am to 1pm. An event with Open Doors Initiative, Employers for Change and Towards Work.

Join Employers for Change, the Open Doors Initiative and Towards Work to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The seminar will take place on December 1st from 10 am until 1 pm.

10.00 am: Opening address by Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment, Robert Troy TD.

10.10 am: Employers for Change hosts 'How employers can support the employment of persons with disabilities,' facilitated by Fiona Ferris, Deputy CEO and Head of Training and Accreditation at AsIam

11.00 am - 11.15 am: Break

11.15 am: Voices of Experience with The Open Doors Initiative

11.50 am - 12.00 pm: Break

12.00 pm: Supporting the employment of persons with disabilities- Employee & Employer Grants & Supports with Towards Work and the Department of Social Protection

1.00 pm: Close

Captioning will be provided for the seminar. Should you have any additional accommodation needs please email info@opendoorsinitiative.ie 

Register on Eventbrite

Creating Disability Confident & Inclusive Workplaces | 12th November 2021

Purple and white rectangular box with a black and white headshot of the speaker and text reading Creating Disability Confident and Inclusive Workplaces 12 pm Friday, 12 November 2021. Facilitated by:  Eoin O'Herlihy, MD & Senior Accessibility Consultant, O'Herlihy Access Consultancy. Employers for Change Join Employers for Change for a seminar titled 'Creating Disability Confident and Inclusive Workplaces' with Eoin O' Herlihy, MD & Senior Accessibility Consultant, O'Herlihy Access Consultancy.

Eoin will outline how employers can become more disability confident and create an inclusive workplace for colleagues, customers and visitors. At a time when many are returning to the office or as we incorporate remote and hybrid working into the future of work, now more than ever we need to ensure we progress inclusively and do not leave disabled employees on the periphery.

Live Captioning will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie should you require accommodations. Register on Eventbrite

The Future of Work and Disability - A Remote Opportunity | 10th November 2021

Purple rectangle with white text fabout the event. Details as per the main body content of this section. On the right there is an Employers for Change logo, Psoitive2Work Skillnet and Open Doors logo on a white background with Live Captioning by ai media below, Employers for Change and the Open Doors Initiative partnered with Positive2Work Skillnet on commissioning research to examine the impact of remote working during Covid19 on people with disabilities. Join us on Wednesday 10th November at 11 am for the launch of the research paper's findings.

Featuring

Christabelle Feeney, Director, Employers for Change

Joan O' Donnell, Doctoral Researcher, Maynooth University & Author of Research

David Joyce, Equality & Development Policy Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Alexis Goldfarb, Senior Consultant, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Vice-President at Northern Trust Corporation

Julianne Duffy Gillen, Young Adult Mentor, Explore Programme, Chime

Live Captioning and an ISL interpreter will be available for this webinar. Should you have an additional reasonable accommodation need, please email info@employersforchange.ie

Register on Eventbrite.

Accessible & Inclusive Web Design: Key Concepts | 29th October 2021

Purple and white rectangular box with a black and white headshot of the speaker and text reading Accessible & Inclusive Web Design: Key Concepts 12 pm Friday, 29th October 2021. Facilitated by:  Vivienne Trulock-Hardy, Director, iLike Cake Design. Employers for Change logo, iLikeCake logo, Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth logo and Open Doors logo.

Join Employers for Change for a seminar titled 'Accessible & Inclusive Web Design: Key Concepts' with Vivienne Trulock-Hardy, Director, Interface Designer & Accessibility Consultant at Ilikecake Ltd. Vivienne has over twenty years of experience in web design and development and brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of accessibility and online universal design concepts and standards.

The online presence of an organisation is the front door to what it does for both jobseekers and consumers. This is often the place that people form their first opinion of your business or organisation. Accessible web design is crucial to inclusivity and attracting diverse talent to any organisation.

Live Captioning will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie should you require accommodations. Register on Eventbrite.

Accessible Documentation & Assistive Technology | 5th July 2021

Accessible Documentation and Assistive Technology Seminar with Brendan McGuigan. Dyslexia Coordinator and AT Specialist at the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. Event hosted by Employers for Change and supported by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

Employers for Change will host a seminar on 'Accessible Documentation & Assistive Technology' facilitated by Brendan McGuigan, Adult Dyslexia Coordinator and AT Specialist, Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAT)*.

Before joining DAI, Brendan was an Assistive Technology Tutor with a Third Level Irish Institution supporting a wide range of physical and neurological learning disabilities. With ten years of experience working in the Assistive Technology field, Brendan's approach is person-centred, being mindful of fitting the technology around the individual.

In this seminar, Brendan will look at the various accessibility measures already available in some of the programmes we already use. Brendan will also give an outline of the assistive technology that employers can use to accommodate the needs of employees and create a more accessible workplace.

Live captioning will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie regarding accommodations and any other queries.

Register on Eventbrite.

*The Dyslexia Association of Ireland is a national charity that provides information, assessments for dyslexia and dyscalculia, tuition for children and adults, training for teachers, parents and others and advocacy by campaigning for the needs of those with dyslexia.

Mental Health Awareness at Work | 10th June 2021

Mental Health Awareness at Work: Understanding and Supporting Employees with Rehab Group on 10th June at 10am with Employers for Change. Supported by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and the Open Doors InitiativeDuring pandemics, many people experience higher levels of anxiety, depression, stress, and sleep problems. Employees with pre-existing mental health conditions experience the largest increases in these symptoms. (Neelam, Duddu, Anyim, Neelam, & Lewis, 2021)

Rehab Group in partnership with Employers for Change is providing a bite-sized virtual information session on 'Mental Health Awareness at Work: Understanding and Supporting Employees'.

Participants will:

• Gain an understanding of mental health and mental health conditions

• Increase awareness of possible job accommodations for people who have mental health conditions.

Live Captioning will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie should you require accommodations.

Register on Eventbrite

Inclusive Recruitment: Disability Awareness Training | 31st May 2021

Inclusive Recruitment: Disability Awareness Training on 31st May at 2pm with Stephen Kelly, MD of Ability Focus. Supported by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Open Doors Initiative.

Employers for Change will host a Disability Awareness seminar on Inclusive Recruitment, facilitated by Stephen Kelly, MD Ability Focus. 

Stephen Kelly is the Managing Director of Ability Focus and an experienced Disability Inclusion Specialist, drawing on over fifteen years of experience in the recruitment, training, and supported employment sectors.

Stephen has advised multinational organisations and large public bodies in best practice disability inclusion, trained Government representatives, and delivers disability awareness training to individuals and organisations throughout Ireland on a weekly basis.

In this session, Stephen will give tips on building an inclusive recruitment process with a key focus on disability.

Live Captioning will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie should you require accommodations.

Register on Eventbrite

Understanding Disability: Awareness Training | 5th May 2021

Image with photograph on right of Adam Harris, CEO AsIam wearing a navy suit and light blue shirt. Supported by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Open Doors Initiative. Understanding Disability: Awareness Training will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 5th May

Join Employers for Change and Adam Harris, CEO AsIam to improve your understanding of disability and build your awareness.

Facilitating the workshop is Adam Harris, Founder, and CEO of AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity. Adam set up AsIAm based on his own experiences growing up as a young autistic person in Ireland. A Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awardee, Adam is a frequent contributor to media and conferences in Ireland and overseas. He has also sat and advised on many government consultative and policy committees on disability rights and inclusion. Adam was appointed to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in July 2020.

Live Captioning will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie should you require accommodations.

Register on Eventbrite.  

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