NZDSN National Symposium Employment Support

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      Tuesday 10th November 2020
      Sky Stadium, Waterloo Quay


      9.00: Mihi Whakatau

      9.15: Employer Panel: What we really need from employment support providers. Led by Phil Turner from Accessibility Tick and featuring:

      • Adele Thomas – OD Practice Leader, Auckland District Health Board
      • Tracy Smith – CSR Manager, Adecco
      • Vicky O’Neill - Head of Human Resources, Ricoh

      10.00: The Disability Employment Action Plan:  Unpacking our perspectives, contributions and responsibilities – workshop discussion hosted jointly by MSD and NZDSN.

      11.00: Morning Tea

      11.15: Approaches to Self-employment: opportunities and safeguards. Tony Mclean, Imagine Better

      11.45: The Gig Economy – how it’s shaping our post-COVID world and how it will impact disabled job seekers and employment support providers. Scott Herschberger, National Manager for Health Metrics NZ and Co-founder of Skillet.

      12.20: Lunch

      1.15: Employment Support in Action: stories, video’s and first person accounts from job seekers/employees, family members and employers.

      2.15: MSD Employment Support Provider Contracts – changes and developments. A Presentation and discussion hosted by Claire Stern and Anne Riley from MSD.

      2.45: Afternoon Tea

      3.00: The New National Diploma Qualification in Employment Support – all you need to know as students and employers. Grant Cleland and Gordon Boxall. National coordinators for the diploma programme.

      3.45: Wrap up and conclusion.

      4.00: Finish

      Registration: Just $150 plus GST

      Fee: Funding from MSD enables us to offer a subsidised rate of: $150 plus GST
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      Exhibitors: There will be space available for organisations to exhibit and showcase products and services. Stands available from $175 plus GST. Contact:

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