Employer Training Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.