Personal development: career development programme for disabled employees

Hosted by Royal Bank of Scotland

Three day residential courses in Edinburgh

Business Disability Forum in association with the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh is delighted to be able to offer new career development courses specifically designed for disabled people. The programme will be delivered by highly experienced personal development coach and Business Disability Forum Ambassador, Phil Friend and his non-disabled colleague Dave Rees, a trained expert in neuro linguistic programming.

This course will run twice, once in October and again in November 2019. The course will focus on career development and target training designed specifically for disabled employees.

This course aims to help unlock the talent of employees who might have the potential to grow and offer their employers much more but who are feeling stuck or blocked. 

This intensive, three day residential course run by highly regarded and experienced trainers Phil Friend and Dave Rees help disabled employees to understand themselves better so that they in turn are better able to bring their authentic selves to work, ask for and secure workplace adjustments and educate the people around them.

Who should attend?

  • The course is aimed at all disabled employees who wish to maximise their personal or career development. There is no limit to the ‘degree’ of disability. 
  • The course is for anyone with an impairment or disability regardless of how much of an impact they feel it has on their work. It could be a well-managed condition with little or no impact or a disability that requires adjustments at work.
  • We believe that everyone has potential. This Personal Development Programme provides unique support to disabled staff to help them reach their maximum potential.

Why developing disabled talent matters

By endorsing an employee’s application for this course, managers play an important part in recognising an individual’s ability.

The business benefits of having a diverse workforce are well recognised. However, it is simply not enough to ensure that disabled people are recruited into employment. The quality of the work being offered is as important as the quantity of disabled recruits. Once employed, disabled people have the right to the same career development opportunities as their non-disabled colleagues.

Course information:

This is a practical and enjoyable three-day residential course in a fully accessible venue which helps disabled employees to plan and take control of their lives and careers. The course will bring together a group of up to 12 disabled employees 

Throughout the course, the participants will be given useful tools and techniques to aid their personal and career planning and will explore common barriers which impede progress. 

Learning objectives

  • To understand the specific issues which can affect disabled employees at work.

  • To understand terminology and legislation regarding disability.

  • To clarify career/life goals and build a realistic profile capabilities.
     
  • To understand some of the principals involved in managing individual change.

  • Develop broad strategies and commit to personal plans for achieving goals.

  • Develop a network of contacts/ support which will prove valuable outside the course.

The course also includes a formal dinner with an inspirational after dinner speaker. A unique feature of this development course is the creation of a positive and supportive environment in which participants can have frank and constructive discussions about disability and its impact on their working and personal life.

Price and application process  

To apply please send a C.V. and a letter outlining your current role, your disability, impairment or long-term condition and why you want to attend to: events@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk. 

Please also state if you have a preference for date. 

  • Monday 14 October 2019 to Wednesdays 16 October 2019 (three nights residential)
  • Monday 11 November 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019 (three nights residential)

Please note that places are limited on each course to 12 delegates. Successful applicants will be notified at least 30 days before the course start date.

Once accepted onto the course an immediate non-refundable deposit of £500.00 is required, with the full balance of £1000.00 to be paid at least 30 days before the course start date.

Please note: priority will be given to disabled people living or working in Scotland.

Event details

Date:

Time:

Three day residential course (14 - 16 October)

Address:

Royal Bank of Scotland
Edinburgh

Prices and booking

Members and Partners:

£1000

Non-Members:

£1000

Please note that places are limited on each course to 12 delegates. Successful applicants will be notified at least 30 days before the course start date.

Once accepted onto the course an immediate non-refundable deposit of £500.00 is required, with the full balance of £1000.00 to be paid at least 30 days before the course start date.

Please note: priority will be given to disabled people living or working in Scotland.