EVENTS HIGHLIGHTING THE COOPERATIVE AND MUTUAL SECTOR AND ITS MANY BENEFITS
Per Capita: From Cultures of Compromise to a Stance of Possibility: Disability inclusion in the cooperative and mutuals sector
Key speaker: Dr Guy Turnbull, thinker in residence, Don Dunstan Foundation
Introduction and purpose of the day
From cultures of compromise to a stance of possibility. Traditionally, workplace cultures frame disability in terms of regulatory requirements, burden of cost and OH&S considerations. How do we move from these ‘cultures of compromise’ to a stance of possibility? Inclusive workplaces bring commercial benefits, improve workplace culture and are not more costly. They also have the potential to drive broader social impact.
What are the emerging narratives around disability inclusion in cooperatives and mutuals’ sector? Voice, empowerment and leadership: How does the cooperatives and mutuals sector support workers with disability – and what are the gaps?
How does a cooperatives’ business model promote inclusive work practices? While (Per Capita) research shows a majority of workers in the co-operatives and mutuals’ sector feel their workplace ‘already inclusive’ and a significant majority of staff support employing people with disability, does a ‘disability perception gap’ mask negative attitudes and experiences people with disability often face?
Summary: from action planning to action: what comes next?
Date: 13 November 2018
Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Venue: Flinders University