EVENTS HIGHLIGHTING THE CO-OPERATIVE 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

Agenda

  • 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?

Event Details

Date:     13 November 2018

Time:      12.30pm – 2.30pm

Venue:    Flinders University

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