Event: Annual Employment Summit, Sept 2019
Topic: Disability Employment – Challenges, Opportunities, & Solutions.
On Thursday 12th September 2019, at Educor’s INTECS Cape Town campus (www.educor.co.za), WiNN hosted our annual industry summit event.
The theme of this year’s summit was disability employment in South Africa: challenges, opportunities and solutions.
Over 100 people attended, including management and senior practitioners from leading corporate brands RSVP’d for the event, from many of the leading corporate brands such as: Builders, Capfin, Capitec Bank, Dimension Data, EDGARS, Mediclinic, Old Mutual, PPECB, Sanlam, Virgin Active, Webhelp, WNS, Woolworths, amongst many others. Also, many thought-leaders and practitioners from the disability sector attended too.
You can see the full list of the summit’s ATTENDEES (as well as for the profilles of the speakers and the industry panelists) in the event’s forum-pack, here:
At the event we had industry panel discussions, thought-leader presentations and lots of networking.
You can watch YouTube videos of all the presentations, breakaway sessions and panel discussions below. (Also, you can see the presentation slide-decks below too).
SUMMIT INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSIONS:
At the summit, we had three industry panel-discussions:
Industry Panel: Employers
HR, L&D, and Transformation practitioners at corporate employers, in South Africa, share their experiences of the challenges, opportunities and solutions when it comes to disability employment.
Industry Panel: NPO & Suppliers
NPOs and Suppliers share their challenges, opportunities and solutions when it comes to disability employment in South Africa.
Industry Panel: Candidates & Employees
Several people share their experience of the barriers to employment when applying for work and when in the workplace for people with disability.
SUMMIT KEY NOTE SPEAKERS:
At the summit, we had eleven key note presentations, in the venue’s auditorium, by industry leaders in the disability sector:
1st Keynote Speaker:
Dermot Grazebrook, WiNN, opened the summit with a short presentation about the barriers and challenges affecting disability employment in South Africa, with insightful statistics highlighting the scale of the challenge facing employers, suppliers and people with disability seeking employment.
5th Keynote Speaker:
Tania Melnyczuk, Austistc Strategies Network, on: Recruiting for and optimising autistic traits – A story of success (& failure).