QDN’s Disability Action Week Event - Driving workforce diversity, inclusion, and innovation.

QDN celebrated the end of #DisabilityActionWeek by hosting an on-line employment forum with up to 150 people with disability, family, community and government registrations.
The forum discussed topics on employment opportunities for people with disability and the benefits of inclusive workforces. Dr Dinesh Palipana the 2021 Queenslander of the year, Katie Brooker and Catrin Culla from Mater Health, and Cody Skinner, First Nations from QDN’s Emerging Leader program were keynote speakers.
The event was opened by Minister Craig Crawford, Minister for Disability Services.
Our two-hour online event spoke about ways people with disability can be included and engaged in employment opportunities, why having a diverse and inclusive workforce is a good business model, and the different ways we need to rethink employment and business such as entrepreneurship and small businesses run by people with disability.
The breakout rooms were facilitated by graduates from QDN’s 2021 Emerging Leaders program, show-casing their expanded, awesome leadership skills. Applications for QDN’s 2022 Emerging Leaders Program are now open and you can find out more about this here.
Thanks to the speakers, Minister Crawford, QDN Emerging Leaders and everyone who participated and joined us in this successful event.
A screenshot of 25 men and women in different locations on a Zoom meeting. They are all looking at the screen smiling.