Events

Summary of Main Events 2017 to date 

Disablity Positive Training and Accreditation – hosted by Translink

Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Workshop for members: hosted in Equality Commission for NI

Visual Awareness Briefing: Dept of Health

Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Workshop: Local Government Staff Commission, hosted in Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

Autism briefing: Dept of Health

Autism briefing: The Executive Office

NIE Networks: Disability Good Practice Update

Suicide Awareness Seminar (delivered by Philip McTaggart, Mindskills) – Event Info

Champions of Change Programme – Disability Good Practice Speaker

Summary of Main Events 2016

Recent Events:
  • Stress Awareness & Emotional Resilience for staff – BT (part of an ongoing series for their Staff Wellbeing)
  • Sharing Member Good Practice Series – Wellbeing (featuring BT and Shared Reading mental wellbeing initiative)
  • Disability Awareness Briefing – (NICVA)
  • Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Workshops – Ulster University
  • Dyslexia Briefing – Belfast City Council
  • Learning Disability, Mental Health and Dyslexia Seminar – Belfast City Council (Lead Partner Event)
  • Launch of Disability Employee Network – Belfast City Council (Lead Partner Event)
  • Disability Absence Management Seminar – Translink (Lead Partner Event)
  • Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Workshops – BBC and BT (Lead Partner Events)
  • Disability Positive Seminar and Accreditation – Arts Council for NI
  • Disability Awareness Seminar – DECAL (series of seminars)
  • Disability Awareness Briefing – Western Health and Social Care Trust (series of briefings)
  • Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Workshop – Ulster University (series of seminars)
  • Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Workshop (hosted by Invest NI) – open to all members
  • Organisation of “Every Customer Counts” Conference (Private Sector) – in partnership with Equality Commission for NI
  • Presentation on Member Good Practice Case Studies featuring Arts Council for NI and Antrim and Newtownabbey Council) at “Every Customer Count” Conference (Public Sector) – on behalf of Equality Commission for NI
Conference: Every Customer Counts: Promoting Accessible Services, 10 March 2016more info

Some of the organisers and speakers at the entertaining and informative event:

Showcasing Disability Event: supported by Local Government Staff Commission for NI

 

Summary of Main Events 2015

Visual Awareness Training: Thanks to the RNIB for delivering an excellent session and to the Equality Commission NI for hosting.

Arts Council Staff know the benefits of being Disability Positive

Member Accreditation achieved by 11 Members – read

The Dyslexia Awareness Seminarwas a great success.  Fantastic information and turnout, hosted by Derry and Strabane Council.  Thanks to all involved!

Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, EFDNI, with Mary McLaughlin, Derry and Strabane Council

Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, EFDNI, with Mary McLaughlin, Derry and Strabane Council



18 May 2015
Dyslexia Information Session: Thanks to the speakers and our host, Belfast City Council


23 February 2015:
Mindfulness Taster Workshop


Jason Gonzalez from The Happy Warrior and Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Employers for Disability NI, at the Mindfulness Taster Workshop, hosted by our Lead Partner, BT.

Jason Gonzalez from The Happy Warrior and Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Employers for Disability NI, at the Mindfulness Taster Workshop, hosted by our Lead Partner, BT.


29 April 2015:
Equality & Disability Seminar: Thanks to Dr John Kremer who co-delivered a great session with Mags Harkin on 29 April 2015, kindly hosted by Invest NI.

Summary of Main Events 2014

  • Work Hear – Deaf Awareness Course, 2, 9, 16 and 23 May
  • Making Equality Work Conference, in Belfast City Hall, 9th April 2014event flyer

Summary of Main Events 2013

27 March 2013: Autism Awareneness Seminar

26 March 2013: Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

27 February 2013: Disability Positive Training

17 May 2013: Mental Health Seminar, Equality Commission for N

4 June 2013: Autism Awareness Seminar, Armagh City and District Council

13 June 2013: Titanic Belfast, 2013 Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards

20 June 2013: All About Absence, Legal Island

September – October 2013: Six Week Work Hear  Course, deaf awareness/basic sign language course

22 October 2013: Managers Managing Stress

3 December 2013: Managing Reasonable Adjustments and Mental Health Conference

Summary of Main Events 2012

  • Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace, 3 December 2012 – programme
  • Dyslexia in the Workplace, 29 Novembner 2012 – programme
  • Showcasing Disability Best Practice, 19 September 2012 view details
  • Irish News Workplace Employment Awards Gala, Titanic Belfast, Thursday 21 June 2012 – Irish News Workplace Employment Awards Website
  • Thanks to Local Government Staff Commission for supporting the Mental Health Disability Awareness Briefing on 3 May 2012 – programme
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Disability Network Launch, 9th March 2012 – programme

Summary of Main Events 2011

Disability Awareness Train the Trainer, Belfast City Council, 15 December 2011

Mental Health Briefing and AGM, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm, 13 September 2011, NICVA, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast (Programme)

Autism Information Briefing, Armagh City and Disctrict Council, 17 October 2011

Visual Awareness Training, University of Ulster, 17 June 2011

Visual Awareness Training, delivered by RNIB and EFDNI, 19 January 2011.  Programme

Launch of Employing People with Autism: A brief guide for employersmore details Minister Danny Kennedy MLA with Gavin, who provided his story for the guide

Summary of Main Events 2010