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The Future of the Workplace post Covid-19 and the Implications for People with Disabilities.

The WAM programme at AHEAD are running a free training webinar aimed at current WAM employers and potential WAM employers. 

When: June 10th 2020

Time: 11.30AM - 1PM

Where: Online Zoom webinar 

The WAM programme is the transition to employment initiative of AHEAD. It offers graduates with disabilities the benefit of a 6 month minimum fully paid and mentored work internship with high profile employers. WAM was established in 2005 and, to date, have placed over 470 graduates with both private and public sector employers. 

Event information 

The times we are living in are uncertain for all of us right now but at AHEAD we want to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the workplace of the future for potential and current employees with disabilities.

This webinar will touch on 3 topics which we think will become more prevalent and will warrant a change in our thinking for the workplace post Covid-19.

  • Training and Technology – Webinars, podcasts, online video meetings have all become part of our everyday working life at present. Will the use of this technology change the way in which we train and engage with our colleagues in the future? How do we make sure we are inclusive of everyone should this be the case?
  • Remote Working – With almost everyone working remotely, will this become the norm for the workplace of the future? And what does this mean for people with disabilities who require remote working as an accommodation?  
  • Mental Health – What will the implications of the current pandemic be on our mental health? How can we support employees who already have diagnosed mental health conditions when returning to the workplace? And will we see an increase in the number of employees with newly diagnosed mental health conditions?

We are delighted to have experts in these specific areas of to present on these topics: 

  • Fiona Coyle, CEO at Mental Health Reform. 
  • Dr Patricia McCarthy, Disability Rights Activist.
  • James Northridge, Founder of UrAbility

WAM Programme manager, Caroline McGrotty, will be chairing the event, and after the presentations there will be time allocated for a Q&A panel.

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