Agenda

Wednesday 10th August - Day 0

Time Detail
11:30 am Pre-conference workshop registration
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Re-imagining Recruitment - Pre-conference workshop
Callum McKirdy / Phil Turner
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Conference registrations open

Thursday 11th August - Day 1

Time Detail
8:00 am Registrations open
9:00 am Registrations continued (arrival tea and coffee available)
9:30 am Welcome / Whakatau The Kaumatua and Kuia of Ngati Whakaue (Hapu)
10:10 am Keynote speaker: The value of work
Korrin Barrett
10:50 am Morning Tea
11:10 am Disabled Persons Panel - What does belonging mean from a disabled perspective
Facilitator - Sandra Budd
Panellists -
12:00 pm International Speaker: Success in the workplace
Sharon Carroll
12:40 pm Lunch
1:30 pm International Speaker: Neurodiversity at Work
Professor Amanda Kirby
2:00 pm Neurodiversity Panel - Neurodiversity belonging in practice
Facilitator - Callum McKirdy
Panellists -
2:50 pm Update from the pre-conference workshop
3:00 pm Afternoon Tea
3:20 pm Keynote speaker: Taking a Strategic Approach to Supporting Workplace Mental Health
Jay Barrett (Glia Workplace Psychologists)
4:00 pm Expert Panel: Breaking down the barriers
Facilitator - Phil Turner (NZDEN/Accessibility Tick)
4:50 pm Recap of the day
5:00 pm Finish
Rest time / Drinks in bar
7:00pm Conference Dinner
Main conference room
***Cash bar

Friday 12th August - Day 2

Time Detail
8:30 am Conference room opens - tea and coffee available
9:00 am Welcome back
9:10 am Keynote speaker: The changes occurring for disabled people
Paula Tesoriero MNZM - Disability Rights Commissioner
9:30 am Disabled Persons Panel - The language of disability
Facilitator - Paula Tesoriero
Panellists -
10:20 am Morning Tea
10:40 am International speaker: The power of universal design
Thea Kurdi (President DesignAble)
11:20 am Workshop: Unlocking your creative spirit
12:20 pm Lunch
1:00 pm International Speaker: Employers are part of the solution
Susan Scott-Parker
1:40 pm Employee Network Panel - Establishing and operating a disability employee network
Facilitator - Sandra Budd (NZDEN/Accessibility Tick)
Panellists -
2:30 pm Afternoon Tea
2:40 pm The NZ Disability Employers' Network - Next steps / Closing remarks
Phil Turner (Accessibility Tick / NZDEN)
3:30 pm Finish
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