Join us for an online event for businesses who are aiming to elevate their leadership, embrace inclusivity, and optimise recruitment strategies to boost productivity.
Discover innovative approaches to leadership that foster diversity and inclusivity within your organisation. Gain valuable insights into creating an inclusive workplace culture that attracts top talent and maximizes team performance.
At this event we will hear from Abbi Williams, Lived Experience Trainer for Inspired Community Enterprise Trust (ICET) and Alison Ball, Autism Awareness Officer for ICET, who run The Usual Place in Dumfries. The Usual Place trains young people with additional support needs in the hospitality industry through a working cafe. Many achieve SVQs as well as valuable skills for life. Abbi and Alison will discuss the barriers that many disabled people face going into the workplace, and how The Usual Place works to develop the skills, talents and abilities of young people to enable them to succeed in employment.
Abbi Williams, Lived Experience Trainer for Inspired Community Enterprise Trust (ICET)
In the second year of her post, Abbi has used her lived experience to lead on and inform training, consultations and events, including a regional conference that garnered the views of young people with additional support needs. Impressing at all levels, Abbi has found a passion for networking, and enjoys training others in Autism Awareness. Abbi also works with Trainees at The Usual Place to gather their opinions, and to mentor them, sharing her skills and passion for training.
Alison Ball, Autism Awareness Officer for ICET
Alison and the Lived Experience Trainers have been successful in training a diverse business sector and organisations from sports to arts, to community organisations to education in Autism awareness and enablement. She also coordinates the Good Connections Project, which links Autistic people into local services, employment opportunities and activities in the local area. Alison passionately advocates for authentic inclusion in all aspects of society, and has worked in the Public, Private and Third Sectors.
Discover best practice within the Scottish business landscape. From attracting diverse candidates to implementing fair and effective hiring processes, this event will equip you with the tools to build a stronger, more productive team.
Expect to share your experiences, gain expert advice, and connect with like-minded professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network, and strengthen your business’s diversity efforts.
10:00 – Introductions
10:15 – 11:00 – Speaker presentation
11:00 – 11:30 – Q&A and group discussions