2020 Conference and Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
5:30 AM - Duration: 1 day
Workability International Annual General Meeting: 12 October 5:30am
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Monday, 12 October 2020 5:30am CST
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- PRESIDENT’S WELCOME
- ATTENDANCE, QUORUM AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
- To approve the Minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting held, 20 May in Anaheim, California. / AGM Minutes distributed: 22 September 2020
MATTERS ARISING: Matters arising from the Minutes not included on the Agenda.
- PRESIDENT’S REPORT: -To receive the President’s Report / Resignation letter distributed: 22 September 2020
- ORDINARY BUSINESS
3.1 Election of Board Directors:
3.1.1 To elect (Returning Director ) to the Board of Directors of Workability International.
Mark KESSLER, has indicated he is willing to stand for re-election as Director (Americas Region), for a second three-year term. Corrected position
3.1.2 To elect (Returning Vice President) to the Board of Directors of Workability International.
Albin FALKMER, has indicated he is willing to stand for re-election as Vice President, for a second three-year term. Corrected position
3.1.3 To elect (New) President to the Board of Directors of Workability International.
John KELLY, has indicated he is willing to stand for election as President, for a one-year term.
3.1.4 To elect (New) Director to the Board of Directors of Workability International. (Nomination and Acceptance Letters)
Kim LEWIS, has indicated she is willing to stand for election as Director (Americas Region), for an initial three-year term.
3.3 2020 Photo Competition
To announce the result of the 2020 Photo Competition
DATE AND VENUE OF THE NEXT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Workability Asia Conference to host WI AGM - August 2021 in Pattaya, Thailand
By the order of the WI Board
Registered Address: Kelly J. Kamerer
20 Old Bailey General Secretary
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Disability at Work and Workability International Virtual Conference, 13 October 2020 (AEDT)
This year’s NDS conference will incorporate the Workability International Conference and will be run as a one-day Virtual Conference due to consequences arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The conference will examine innovative ways to inspire and engage people with disability in employment opportunities. It is aimed at employment service providers (open, supported and social enterprises) and professionals interested in the design and promotion of a broad range of employment opportunities for people with disability in a digital world. Running the event as a Virtual Conference will reflect both the recent events connected with the COVID-19 pandemic and the theme of the event, being the enhanced use of technology to allow virtual connections among interested parties around the globe.
Employment provides vitally important social and economic benefits for people with disability. These benefits include increased health and wellbeing, reduced reliance on welfare, greater financial security, a greater sense of self-worth and a positive role within the community.
A quickly changing global labour market that is seeing increased automation of work presents an opportunity to examine how the application of new technology can complement labour rather than replace it. Rapid developments in assistive technology have the potential to remove barriers to employment for people with disability that may have previously seemed insurmountable. Now more than ever, operating in such a fluid environment requires technological systems that support employment services to have access to the latest knowledge and information. The conference will also explore the extraordinary challenges that have arisen for societies and economies around the world following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The employment participation rate of people with disability remains unacceptably low in many countries. The Australian Government has recently announced an NDIS Participant Employment Strategy that seeks to ensure an increased number of people with disability receive the supports they need to gain and maintain employment.
Globally, there are a wide range of employment support models and labour market programs for people with disability. This conference will tap into the knowledge and expertise of international experts who will describe how they are responding to the challenge of finding sustainable employment for people with disability. To access the program and register to attend, visit the Disability at Work WEBSITE.
For general enquiries, please contact Julie Walton, Conference and Events Manager, 02 9256 3115, Julie.Walton @nds.org.au