??? ????? Do you know that employing persons with disabilities can help to create a fairer and happier workplace?
????? Do you know that employing persons with disabilities can be good for all your employees?
????? Do you want to explore the” untapped source of diversity, talent and innovation.” through employing persons with disabilities?
????? Do you know how to encourage persons with disabilities to join your team?
????? Do you know how to make fruitful partnerships with government and specialist groups who can support you to employ and retain persons with disabilities in your workplace?
????? Do you face barriers to hiring and retaining persons with disabilities?
????? Are you aware of the best policies on the road to sustainable business？
Shanghai Zhijun Public Interest Law Institute (hereafter “ZPLI” for short) and Easy Inclusion Consultancy CO are pleased to invite you to attend Shanghai Disability Forum Event----Disability Equality Training & Inclusive Disability Employment Saloon event on March 1-2, 2017 in Shanghai China. Please join us with even more questions, and find out how employing persons with disabilities and disability inclusion in sustainable development, can benefit your company!
??? 2017 witnesses the eleventh year of passing of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons (the Convention) with Disabilities, is also the second year of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals （SDG 2030）and the second year of Chinese thirteenth Five Year National Development Plan for disability affairs. In the past ten years, the Convention implementation has developed gradually. SDG 2030 sets out 17 sustainable goals and 169 particular goals and aims to establish equal, inclusive and sustainable world. China has issued 13th National Development Plan for Disability Affairs and sets particular goals of achieving well-being for all persons with disabilities. Since nineteen eights last century, China disability affairs have made progress in many respects, especially in disability basic public service, poverty alleviation and well-being project for PWDs. However, on the other hand, stigma and stereo-types, discrimination towards PwDs and separation of PwDs still exists in society. PwDs are still facing misunderstanding and exclusion in many respects. There is a long way for implementation of rights for disability education, employment, rehabilitation and accessibility environment.
??? Due to geographical difference and economic development difference, disability affairs display differences as well throughout China. Shanghai has some good practices in new disability policies, such as “medical and schooling co-service” and “sending education home” policy, pilot policy of recruiting civil officials, rehabilitation service and bottom care policy for persons with mediate-severe disabilities, and accessible environment construction policy. Some disability researchers and scholars get involved in disability research fields. Disability has become a new normal, and disability issues have become not only issues regarding PwDs, but also regarding social civilization and social development. Under such circumstances, Shanghai Zhijun Public Interest Law Institute (ZPLI) develops “Shanghai Disability Forum”(SDF for short) project embracing a series of events to function as a platform to have disability communication and cooperation between disability policy makers, employers, academia, NGOs and PwDs. In 2017, Shanghai Disability Forum will organize three events focusing on disability employment: “Disability Equaltiy Training” (March 1-2, 2017); Disability Employment Laws, Regulation and Practice in Local Shanghai (June 16, 2017) and Conference on Global Disability Employment Laws, Regulations and Experiences (October 28-29, 2017). We are committed to promotion of the implementation of UN CRPD, SDG 2030 in China, establishing a connection between Chinese academia, disabled persons' organizations and international disability community, and promoting implementation of disability rights especially on inclusive education and inclusive employment.
??? One event of Shanghai Disability Forum which is named “Disability Equality Training & Inclusive Disability Employment Saloon” will commence on March 1-2, 2017 in Shanghai. The goal of this training is to raise disability equality awareness, to promote implementation of disability employment right, and inclusive employment for persons with disabilities in local Shanghai.
II.????????????????? What is DET?
??? Disability equality training (DET) is a dynamic, highly participatory and interactive approach to stimulating attitudinal change towards disability inclusion among UN personnel, government officials and other decision-makers, social partners, NGOs, employers, civil society and the general public.? Developed in Ireland in the 1990s, DET is used by UN agencies, including ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, OHCHR and UNITAR, and has been delivered on four continents to a very wide variety of participants, from Members of Parliament and company CEOs to schoolchildren and villagers.
??? Experience to date throughout the world indicates that DET can:
·???????? create active awareness of, and commitment to, realizing the human rights of people with disabilities
·???????? make an important contribution to improving opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in mainstream education, training, employment and social life.
??? As well as being challenging and informative, aims to:
·???????? create deeper understanding of impairment, barriers and disability and how these impact on participants’ work and lives
·???????? introduce participants to basic tools and concepts that they can apply in their work, so that people with disabilities can achieve equal access to and participation in services, employment and social life
·???????? stimulate actual and meaningful change in participants’ day-to-day work and lives.
The facilitation methodology used in DET is low-tech, works well with participants from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and is easily adaptable to multiple settings, user groups, topics and circumstances.
??? There is no lecturing in DET. The methodology respects participants as experts in their own fields, and aims to build on their existing knowledge and skills.? At the end of a DET workshop, participants have greater competence, confidence and commitment about disability equality, and working with people with disabilities.
??? DET is:
·???????? dynamic (it can easily be tailored to the needs and interests of specific groups of participants)
·???????? participative (games, dramas, discussions and exercises form the main learning activities)
·???????? reflective (participants have the opportunity to think broadly about their work and its impact on people with disabilities)
·???????? encouraging and supportive (facilitators create a working atmosphere which enables participants to speak openly, without fear of criticism)
·???????? practical (participants can implement their new attitudes immediately in their work and personal lives)
·???????? creative and constructive (it is focused on participants identifying solutions which work in their situation)
·???????? contemporary (based on the latest ideas about creating equality of participation for people with disabilities)
·???????? adaptable (can be re-arranged to suit different cultural environments, and different levels of education or kinds of background).
DET works best as part of a committed and comprehensive program of change in an organization’s policies or practices related to staff, customers or beneficiaries with disabilities.? Ideally, organizations should undertake DET because they want to improve the way that they deal with customers or employees with disabilities so that they can create equality of participation.? DET can also help organizations to decide to move in this direction.
Because of its specific way of working with and actively engaging participants, this kind of DET is suitable for groups of 8-20 people.? Smaller groups will lack sufficient energy to sustain the work, while the methods will not work as well with bigger groups, and the results will be less far-reaching.
A comprehensive DET workshop usually takes two days. The facilitation style is lively, highly participatory, entertaining and engaging.? The main elements of the workshop include:
·???????? exploring attitudes to disability, where they come from and how to deal with them
·???????? ways of thinking about disability (the models of disability) and their implications for practical disability inclusion
·???????? key concepts in disability inclusion
·???????? empowering language
·???????? disability demographics, and their implications for practical disability inclusion
·???????? national and international law, policies and practices related to people with disabilities
·???????? how to identify and remove barriers
·???????? reasonable accommodation and how to apply it
·???????? making plans for the future.
Introduction to the facilitator:
Maureen Gilbert is an independent international disability and equality consultant concerned with the effective inclusion of people with disabilities in mainstream employment, services, the arts and other aspects of civic life. Since developing disability equality training (DET) for the Irish Government in the early 1990s she has adapted it for use with corporates (Asia), UN personnel (Asia, Africa, Europe), for Government and NGO personnel, academics, media, trainers (worldwide), for the TVET sector and parliamentarians (Africa), as well as training facilitators in Asia and Africa, and running coaching programs for facilitators.? She also writes and edits toolkits, guidance and policy documents and undertakes research, evaluation and strategic planning projects.? Maureen works throughout the world from her base in Ireland.
Who can be the trainees of DET?
Targeted trainees include but not limited to president or CEO of companies, HR department, CSR and diversity branch, disability researchers, DPO, NGO and community leaders.?
Working language: English. Due to the participatory nature of the event, attendees must be able to understand, speak and read English.
The last half day will be an inclusive disability employment saloon activity. SPILI will invite disability scholars, policy makers, disability affairs practitioners to get together to discuss disability equality, establishment of Shanghai Business and Disability Network (SBDN).
III.???????????? Training meeting information
1.Time: March 1-2, 2017
2.Venue: The address will be shortly informed by ZPLI after receiving participants’ registration information.
3.Cost: All participants will be charged 3000 CNY which includes training fees, lunch and materials. Participants are responsible for their accommodations. Participants need to confirm attendance before 27 February, and will pay the fee at site or wire the amount money into ZPLI’s bank account. Those participants register before 15 February will have twenty percent discount off, as well as those participants register with more than two persons can enjoy the same discount rate .
4.Bank information: ICBC Pudong Economic Development Zone Branch
Bank name: Shanghai Pudong Zhijun Public Interest Law Institute
Bank account: 1001281209007003676
IV.???????????? Training program
The program for the DET which appears below is indicative and is for information only. Timings will change according to need and interest. Time for breaks and lunch is not yet confirmed.
9:00-9:10 Opening speech
9:10-9:15 Group photo
9:20-10:50 Disability concepts and Development
10:50-11:00 Tea break
11:00-12:00 Disability modes
13:00-16:50 Inclusion and integration， Disability spectrum
Who is a person with a disability?
Morning: 9:00-10:30 Legal framework regarding disability employment
10:30: Tea break
10:45-12:10 Disability inclusion inside companies
Afternoon: Disability saloon
14:00-14:30 Introduction to disability employment policy and regulations (SDPF)
14:30-15:00 Introduction to Shang Business and Disability Network Initiative (Fu, Zhijun)
15:00-15:30 Experience sharing: hiring PwDs in international perspectives（Maureen Gilbert）
15:45-16:10 Good practice of inclusive employment in China (ZHOU, Haibin)
16:10-16:40 Panel discussion
16:40-16:50 Concluding speech (Professor LU Zhian)
V.??????????????? Contacting information:
For any query, please call or email
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