Skip to main content
September 1, 2021

Peer Learning Network

Business Disability Forum’s Peer Learning Network is structured to help you identify priorities and practical actions with the aim of supporting you to move at your own pace through the three levels of the Disability Confident Scheme – Level 1 “Committed”, Level 2 “Employer” and Level 3 “Leader” and onto BDF’s own Disability Smart Self-Assessment. The Network will take a “whole organisation” approach with a focus on the practical steps you can take to engage all areas of your business.

Places are strictly limited to a maximum of 25 participants and one person from an organisation per session.  This is to ensure that the sessions are interactive, and every delegate can participate fully. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If a session is fully booked, you will be placed on a waiting list and allocated a place if one becomes available.

As with all our networks, the Peer Learning Network will be held under Chatham House rules to provide a safe space to talk about what works – and what doesn’t! You’ll also be learning and developing with a small group of your peers to share experiences and knowledge that you can then put into practice in your own organisation.

The Peer Learning Network and the Getting Started Toolkit will be launching at a webinar on 26 May (click here for the details to the event) with the first meeting of the BDF Peer Learning Network taking place on Wednesday 1 September, hosted on Microsoft Teams. This first session will be hosted by our CEO, Diane Lightfoot, who will be leading a discussion on what participants want to get out of the Network, which are the priority issues, and to build a sense of community and a safe space for sharing. This will then be used to shape a roadmap for future sessions with a focus on priority topics to be explored at subsequent meetings, which will take place every two months thereafter.

Please note that each meeting will be advertised on Business Disability Forum’s events registration page. Dial-in details will be shared upon registration for each meeting.

If you are unable to attend after registering, please let us know as soon as possible so that your place isn’t wasted and can be allocated to someone on the waiting list.

Event Registration

* denotes mandatory field

Upcoming Events

man in brown jacket looking at contract on DocuSign on a laptop
June 30, 2021

Annual Conference – Disability: What’s New, What’s Next

Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021. Cost: Members: Free | Partners: Free | Non-members: £100. Location: Online. 2020-21 has been a period like no other – and there are no signs of a return to what we used to think of as normality any soon. But what does that mean for people in business and society? How can […]

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stairs and shoppers in a mall
July 6, 2021

Customer Taskforce

Our next Customer Taskforce meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 July 2021 from 10:00am to 11:30am via Microsoft Teams.    This meeting will be an opportunity for our Customer Taskforce members to share current concerns and support each other.    We will be limiting this meeting to a maximum of 25 attendees to ensure all guests have an opportunity to […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Image of Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster
July 14, 2021

Online Government Network

Business Disability Forum’s next Online Government Network will be taking place on 14 July 2021.  This virtual meeting will run from 10am to 11:30am and is available to colleagues from all central government organisations and agencies.    The meeting will give members/partners the opportunity to talk about some of the current employment issues impacting on their […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
person holding white printer paper
July 21, 2021

Smarter London SMEs Network

The Smarter London SMEs Network brings together our members to discuss how disability inclusion impacts and improves their businesses.   Our aim is to create a safe space for our members to discuss the unique challenges faced by London’s small business community, share successes and best practice, learn how to do more for their disabled employees and customers and to connect […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
People talking
September 8, 2021

Northern England Network

Our next Northern England Network meeting will be hosted via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 8 September 2021 from 10:00am -11:30am.   This meeting will be an opportunity for our Northern England Network members to share current concerns and support each other in these changing times. We would like to share what we are doing for our colleagues around mental health […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Loading, Please Wait