The disrupting impacts on economy and society of the Covid-19 health pandemic will change radically the conditions of work, business and enterprise for disabled people. Leaders within organisations have responsibility for ensuring disability equality – and disability confidence - for employees and (where a service is provided) users.
Hence, we need to better understand what supports successful leadership on disability equality and inclusion (including the presence of disabled people within decision making, influencing and other structures which encourage and support the accountability of leaders on disability issues).
Join the Birmingham Business School, the National Association of Disabled Staff Networks and PurpleSpace to discuss the limitations of conceptions and practices of leadership that continue to favour ‘normal’ and ableist understandings of what it means to ‘do’ successful leadership.
In 20 minute Break-Out Sessions, participants will be invited to share their thinking & experiences of/around 3 important themes:
Theme 1: To what extent are disabled people making progress in/with leadership roles? What is getting in the way?
Theme 2: What could people in positions of power and influence [business leaders, educations leaders, voluntary sector leaders, policy-makers] do to improve progress?
Theme 3: Beyond the current pandemic - what might the term ‘successful’ leadership in business, education, the voluntary sector and public policy making comprise/mean for disabled people?
PurpleSpace Founder and CEO will be speaking at this event. You can sign up for free here.