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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

MyPlus: How to encourage students to be open about their disability to employers webinar

Event details

Over three quarters of students with disability would prefer not to share information about their disability with an employer. This reluctance is preventing them from requesting the support they require to compete in the recruitment process and, in some cases, stops them from applying altogether.

Based on research undertaken into ‘openness’ this webinar will enable you to understand the concerns that students with disability have about sharing disability-related information and how these can best be addressed; recognise the benefits that come with being open (and the consequences of not); and enable you to advise students on when and how to inform an employer.

The webinar will:

Highlight why employers ask about disability and how they use the information
• Provide insights into why students are so reluctant to be open about their disability
• Build understanding into the benefits of being open, and the consequences of not
• Enable you to confidently advise students on whether to discuss disability, how and when
• Provide practical tools to use with students in preparing to discuss disability
• Q&A

We will also explore employer and student insights and experiences.

The webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, CEO of MyPlus.

Learning outcomes: You will be able to confidently advise students on how to best discuss disability with an employer.

The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program is proud to present this series of 3 webinars with Helen Cooke, CEO MyPlus UK. Helen is recognised as the leading expert in disability, graduate careers, recruitment and employer engagement, working with global companies such as PwC, EY, KPMG and GSK. Helen has also consulted at 10 Downing Street.


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Dates and times

27 Oct 2020  4:00pm AEDT
27 Oct 2020  5:00pm AEDT