Free Training for Employers
Discover the Benefits - Disability Awareness Training for Employers
Free training workshops are offered annually for employers who would like to learn more about recruiting and employing people with disability - and supporting the staff they may already have with disability. The training is sponsored by the University's National Disability Coordination Officer Program in collaboration with the Disability Employment Advisory Group (Central Coast-Hunter-North Coast). Presently, the training is occuring in the Hunter Region with the support of the Hunter Business Chamber, and the strategy is currently being developed for the Central Coast and North Coast Regions.
The framework for promoting disability employment across the Hunter - DEAG on Facebook www.facebook.com/NDEAG, and join our DEAG email list to stay in the loop by emailing email@example.com.
DEAG is a committee of local business, education, vocational, employment services, community members and local/state/federal government agencies either involved directly with the employment of people with disability, who have an interest in this area, or who are people with disability themselves.
Through the University of Newcastle's National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program, the Committee is pleased to be able to offer free training to regional employers to provide awareness of the issues surrounding the employment of people with disability, and to provide links to resources and support. The development of the training follows the successful launch of the "Discover the Benefits: Newcastle Employment Strategy for People with a Disability" in October 2007 at Newcastle City Hall, where employers expressed an interest in accessing sponsored training.More information on DEAG
THE INTERACTIVE 2 or 3-HOUR SESSIONS TYPICALLY COVER:
- The business case for employing people with disability
- Understanding disability types
- Interview skills and preparation
- Disclosure of disability
- Health and Safety
- Reasonable adjustments
- Managing employee performance
- What the law says
- Coaching skills for managers of employees with disability
Trainers come from within our Disability Employment Advisory Group, and are all experienced presenters working in Australian Government funded services. Participants also receive a copy of the popular Australian Network on Disability's Managers' Guide: Disability in the Workplace, along with a resource kit. The Guide includes new case studies, information on disability legislation, accessibility, and current resources and initiatives.
Where: Hunter Business Chamber Training Room, 99 Selwyn Street, Mayfield East
When: 2013 dates to be announced
Time: 7.30 am – 9.30 or 10.30 am
Catering: Tea, coffee and breakfast provided
Reg’n Closes: TBA
Reg’n: Through a simple online link TBA
Enquiries: Kay Dean, National Disability Coordination Officer (Hunter-Central Coast)
M: 043 218848 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
An information pack will be supplied to each participant, along with the Australian Network on Disability's new Managers' Guide: Disability in the Workplace. Tea, coffee and breakfast will be available on arrival.
The training is free to employers, and you register simply by going to our online link TBA. The workshops are funded and organised by the University's National Disability Coordination Officer Program in collaboration with the Disability Employment Advisory Group, and supported by the Hunter Business Chamber.
Hunter Business Chamber Training Room, 99 Selwyn Street, Mayfield East.
Training Day and about the Committee
- Kay Dean, National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO), phone 4921 8844, mobile 0438 218848, email email@example.com. Our NDCO Programs are funded by the Australian Government's Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research, and Tertiary Education to promote the employment of students and people with disability within our Regions.
- NDEAG Brochure - developed by the Committee and designed by Newcastle Newspapers, printed and sponsored by Greg Tapp Printing. More about the Committee.
In 2013 - check back here, or join our DEAG email list to stay in the loop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.