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Upcoming Events

 

 

 2016

The War For Talent is Back On! 

Where & When: National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2 - 1st December 2016. 

This is an event that brought together thinkers and experts on students today, employability and the diversity involved in graduate recruitment -  to share what they see happening on the ground. 

Let's Start at the Very Beginning

Where & When: Dell Limerick, Raheen Business Park, Limerick, 27th October 2016

The objective of the event is to share the WAM experience, the Dell and University of Limerick experience with employers that are interested in becoming engaged in recruiting a student/graduate with a disability. 

Can I Bring My Robot to Work?

Where & When: Dell Dublin, Cherrywood. 2nd March 2016

The benefits of assistive technologies are well known – both for people with disabilities and also the fact that they can be low cost, available 24/7 and make a real difference in ‘levelling the playing field’.  Using the format of a debate we will examine the concerns that can arise as to how these new technologies fit into the learning or working environment.

 2015

WAM Christmas Mentoring Event 

Where & When: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, 2nd December 2015. 

This event shared the story of WAM and their mentors. It is a story of success; it’s about students with disabilities realizing their potential and who, because of unique relationships, have succeeded in employment over the last ten years.

Enigneering Your Best Self

Where & When: Science Gallery, Dublin 2 - 21st October 2015

As increasing numbers of students with disabilities participate in science and engineering academic programs, the accessibility of STEM careers increases in importance. Everyone who chooses to engage on a science, technology or engineering program should feel welcome and be able to participate comfortably and efficiently and then transition to work

Áras an Uachtaráin - Reception with President Higgins

On 26th May AHEAD Staff & Board, inclusive employers we've worked with over the years and graduates with disabilities from our network descended on Áras an Uachtaráin at the invitation of President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.

WAM Leader Awards 2015

Where: Citi, Dublin - 22nd May 2015

Awards were given to companies and organisations who have supported AHEAD and The WAM Programme in the employment of graduates with disabilities.

Assistive Technology in the Learning Environment & the Workplace

Where: Dell Cherrywood, Dublin - 10th February 2015

Seminar Topic: A debate examining the myths and assumptions that assisitve technology is effective in all environments. Guest Speakers include; James Northridge (UrAbility), Ger Craddock (National Disability Authority), Siobhan Long (Enable Ireland)  and Trevor Boland (DIT).

 2014

Mentoring & Disability

Where: Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin - 1st December 2014

Seminar Topic: Mentoring has been core to the WAM Programme since it began in 2005 and as WAM approach their 10th anniversary, they wish to share the learning using previous real life experiences.  The WAM Programme will also be launching their brand new online mentoring training program.

Who Wants to be an Engineer?

Where: Abbott Vascular, Clonmel - 9th October 2014

Seminar Topic: Training event using the format of ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire?’ with guest contestants from Abbott Vascular, Dell Ireland, Engineers Ireland, Headstrong and a graduate and of course you, the audience! It will be focused on raising the awareness of engineering and why it can be a great career for everyone, including students with disabilities.

Have YOU the Right Attitude? Recruitment and Disability

Where: Dell, Mahon, Cork - 27th February 2014

Seminar Topic: Interactive discussion exploring some commonly held attitudes towards students and graduates with disabilities entering the workplace. Topics include commonly held beliefs towards dyslexic, deaf and mental health candidates, reasonable accommodations and disclosure.

 Older Events

Everyone is talking about Mental Health but employers are still in denial!

Where: ESB Head Office, Dublin - 12th December 2013

Seminar Topic: Debate on mental health in the workplace, with two panels of key note speakers arguing different sides of the statement "are employers still in denial"

Disability… Testing…Recruitment…

Where: Blackhall Place at the Law Society, Dublin - 19th September 2013

Seminar Topic: Strategies and Resources for the Recruitment and testing of graduates with a disability.

WAM Leaders Awards

Where: 17th May 2013

Seminar Topic: An awards ceremony hosted by AHEAD/WAM to celebrate the contribution of WAM Leaders

Stand up for what you believe!

Where: Dell, Limerick - 1st May, 2013

Seminar Topic: This training event focused on the area of recruitment and disability, in particular newly qualified graduates with a disability and what is expected from them as they make the transition from higher education into employment.

WAM Employee Network Show and Tell: How to create a workplace culture that genuinely values people:

Where: 2012 Radisson, Dublin - 12th December 2012

Seminar Topic: This event brought WAM employers together to share their knowledge and showcase the solutions which have made their workplace disability friendly.

I need to know - why don't you tell me?

Where: Mansion House, Dublin - 20th June 2012

Seminar Topic: A Debate on Disclosing Disability in the Workplace. This seminar provided participants with an overview of the different perspectives, experiences and challenges surrounding disclosure of disability in the workplace.

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