03 Mar & 25 May 2016: Westminster Briefing: Diversity, Inclusion and the Power of Staff Networks

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Westminster Briefing: Diversity, Inclusion & the Power of Staff Networks

Thursday 3rd March 2016 & Wednesday 25th May 2016


Westminster Briefing invited Melanie Sharpe and Hamied Haroon to attend a conference on “Diversity, Inclusion & the Power of Staff Networks” and talk about The University of Manchester‘s Disabled Staff Network. This event was scheduled to take place twice: first in central London on 3rd March and then in central Manchester on 25th May. Melanie and Hamied have been invited to present at both and will use the opportunity to advertise NADSN too!

From the briefing on 3rd March:

  • The programme is available (as a PDF file) here.
  • Westminster Briefing was happy to share the slides from the day’s presentations, which are available (as a PDF file) here.
  • The slides that Hamied and Melanie presented is available (as a MS PowerPoint file) here.

From the briefing on 25th May:

  • The programme is available (as a PDF file) here.
  • Westminster Briefing was happy to share the slides from the day’s presentations, which are available (as a Zip file of PDFs) here.
  • The slides that Hamied and Melanie presented is available (as a MS PowerPoint file) here.

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#PurpleLightUp

December 3rd is the UN’s International Day of Disabled People. To celebrate this significant day, we have partnered with PurpleSpace to mark the occasion with #PurpleLightUp, a vibrant global movement using the colour purple, which is emblematic of disability, celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million Disabled employees around the world, and we’re inviting you and your organisation to take part.

Why join in?

Taking part in #PurpleLightUp gives you and your organisation the opportunity to:

  1. Jointly celebrate ‘purple talent’ and human potential.
  2. Show commitment to disability inclusion and accessibility.
  3. Raise the profile of your staff networks and the work that they’re doing.

Taking part is easy. From sharing the #PurpleLightUp hashtag, to lighting up your organisation in purple, there are countless ways to mark the occasion. Perhaps highlight the achievements of Disabled role models in your organisation, or join us as we take part in PurpleSpace’s 24-hour #PurpleLightUp global broadcast, or share some of the successes of your staff networks on social media, or explore any of the other great ideas listed in the official #PurpleLightUp booklet. Whatever you do, let’s make sure we shine a (purple) light on the value of Disabled employees and everything we’ve achieved.

We are stronger when we work together.

NADSN is proud to be supporting PurpleSpace in this great initiative. We’ve seen first-hand the power of staff networks to create meaningful change for Disabled employees as we work towards inclusion and accessibility in all areas of life. The hard work and dedication of our networks should not go unnoticed. So, let’s come together to celebrate all that’s been achieved and make our contributions visible all over the world.

And don’t forget, NADSN is also on hand to offer advice and support for starting or growing your staff network as you move from strength to strength in ensuring inclusion for Disabled people in your organisation. We are stronger when we work together. So, let’s do this!

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