Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting help businesses and people to create productive, enabling and inclusive futures. As recognized leaders in Disability Inclusion, BLC focus on sourcing and developing diverse talent whilst building a disability confident economy through their range of Disability Awareness Campaigns, Stereotype Busting Training, Strategic Consulting, and On the Ground support services

COURSE 1: Defining ‘disability’ in the context of the Labour Law

How do we define ‘disability’? Why employ people with a disability? And how do we accommodate/adjust our workplace to support inclusion?

Course description:

Join our Disability Inclusion Specialist, Lesa Bradshaw, as she combines her professional expertise in building inclusive work cultures, with her personal experiences as a person with a disability, to deliver a perception-changing learning experience.

This course presents a compelling case as to the value that disability as a form of diversity brings to business. It looks at practically applying the definition of disability within the labour legislation context, and offers a useful discussion around the benefits of workplace adjustments or ‘reasonable accommodation’ measures in the journey towards building an inclusive economy.

 Course Outline:

This course consists of 4 modules, covering the following topics:

Module 1: Introduction to the Training Modules and the ODIN Learning Journey

Module 2: Benefits of Disability in Business

  • Recognising the value of an Untapped Labour pool
  • Gaining the Competitive Edge
  • Driving Innovation
  • Elevating your Brand
  • Positive Impact on the Team
  • The normal in diversity

Module 3: Defining ‘disability’ within the labour law context

  • Definition of Disability as stated in the Employment Equity Act
  • How to make the Judgement
  • Other definitions which clarifies the definition of disability
  • Integrating the definitions of disability into a useful understanding

Module 4: Workplace adjustments / Reasonable Accommodation towards an inclusive workplace

  • What does ‘Reasonable Accommodation’ mean?
  • When do workplace adjustments apply?
  • When is ‘accommodating’ a person with a disability NOT reasonable from a labour perspective?
  • What does the Employment Equity Act of South Africa have to say?

Course Overview:

Time: 20 mins (approx.)
Type: Online Course
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Outcome: Certificate of Completion
Requirements: Web Browser
Cost: R850.00

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COURSE 2: Environmental Barriers to Inclusion

Exploring environmental barriers that prevent the inclusion of persons with a disability, and how to overcome these barriers in practical and sustainable ways.

Course description:

These training sessions will explore the common barriers from within our environment and infrastructure that prevent the inclusion of Persons with a Disability in Society and the Workplace. The more aware people become of these barriers, the more they become obvious and easy to prevent and remove over time.

This course will include some practical exercises which allow you to experience some of these barriers first hand, whilst showing you how you can be part of the change to minimize these barriers and create an environment that is inclusive and beneficial to all.

 Course Outline:

This course consists of 4 modules, covering the following topics:

Module 1: Identifying Environmental Barriers that continue to exclude Persons with a Disability

  • Identifying Environmental Barriers and how they hamper disability inclusion
  • Common examples of Accessibility Barriers
  • Understanding Physical Accessibility Barriers
  • Understanding Assistive Barriers

Module 2: Removing Environmental Barriers

  • Universal Design principals which promote accessibility
  • Examples of how to remove or minimize Environmental Barriers in practice
  • Using Assistive Devices to remove or minimize Environmental Barriers

Module 3: Practical Exercise – Experiencing the ‘disabling’ factors present within our environment

  • Experience the barriers first-hand by doing practical challenges
  • Points to ponder when you leave the office/workplace tonight

Module 4: How you can make a difference

  • How you can be part of removing barriers in your work role and everyday environment

Course Overview:

Time: 20 mins (approx.)
Type: Online Course
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Outcome: Certificate of Completion
Requirements: Web Browser
Cost: R850.00

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Course 3: Attitudinal Barriers

Recognising and Minimising the Attitudinal Barriers which exclude People with a Disability

Course description:

This dynamic, stereotype-busting course will change your perceptions on how we value the diversity of disability in our society. It unpacks the barriers we create through the language we use, the beliefs we have, and the behaviours we demonstrate.

This course will facilitate greater awareness around our assumptions we have about persons with a disability, and allow you to better recognize and re-think these assumptions. You will learn etiquette, terminology and phraseology which will allow you to feel more confident in your approach, particularly within the work context. You will further learn how to navigate the discussion around disclosing a disability within the employment context, and how to ensure a positive and enabling outcome.

Lesa Bradshaw, internationally recognized speaker, uses her personal experiences as a person with a disability, as well as her professional experience as a transformation specialist, to deliver real examples and humourous scenarios to ensure that the training remains relevant and engaging.

 Course Outline:

This course consists of 4 modules, covering the following topics:

Module 1: Terminology and Myths

  • How society tends to perceive persons with a disability
  • Common myths and stereotypes that contribute to these perceptions
  • The impact of these stereotypes

 Module 2: Etiquette and Changing Perceptions

  • How to speak differently about disability
  • Etiquette tips to minimize the fear of offending
  • Relax – Disability is quite normal

 Module 3: Changing Perceptions on a Broader Level

  • How we depict disability in the media
  • Re-thinking disability within your company culture
  • Ideas to shift perceptions through internal communications

 Module 4: Disclosure

  • Common reasons for not disclosing a disability to your employer
  • Benefits of Disclosing a Disability to your employer
  • Building a culture of Trust
  • Success factors in managing the Disclosure Process

Course Overview:

Time: 20 mins (approx.)
Type: Online Course
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Outcome: Certificate of Completion
Requirements: Web Browser
Cost: R850.00

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COURSE 4: Organisational Barriers to Inclusion

Exploring organisational barriers, policies and practices that continue to exclude persons with a disability. Learn how to identify, minimize and remove these barriers in order to benefit from a disability-inclusive economy.

Course description:

This course focuses on identifying the less obvious barriers that prevent equal inclusion and participation of persons with a disability. Often the policies, procedures and structures within the organization present unnecessary ‘disabling’ factors which, if identified, become easy to minimise or remove in order to promote an equitable workplace.

The course will discuss common organizational barriers, how to remove or minimize these, and how to address potential concerns and resistance points that you may face when trying to convince stakeholders to make the necessary equalizing changes.

The course will further enhance your awareness by showing you how to look beyond the workplace towards some of the broader laws that, through their omissions or lack of effective implementation, continue to exclude persons with a disability from participating equally in society.

 Course Outline:

This course consists of 4 modules, covering the following topics:

Module 1: Organisational Barriers: How to Identify and Address these barriers

  • Identifying common organisational barriers to inclusion?
  • How do these typically arise?
  • Recognising the implications of these barriers

Module 2: Organisational Barriers: Minimising and removing through flexibility

  • How to minimize organisational barriers and their impact
  • Flexing on policies or rules to promote inclusion
  • Promoting accountability amongst stakeholders
  • Questioning purpose and intent behind the development of policies, practices and protocols

Module 3: Organisational Barriers: Motivating for change

  • Health and Safety Policies – Addressing fears of potential risk
  • Setting a precedent: Addressing fears of creating an expectation
  • Challenging the norms to achieve flexibility and inclusion

Module 4: SocioPolitical and Educational Barriers which continue to segregate and exclude

  • Common Socio-Political barriers which impact on inclusion and equal participation
  • Showcasing the impact of these barriers in practice
  • Capitalising on the fourth industrial revolution as a means of promoting inclusion

Course Overview:

Time: 20 mins (approx.)
Type: Online Course
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Outcome: Certificate of Completion
Requirements: Web Browser
Cost: R850.00

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Course 5: Legislative Parameters

Looking at legislation around disability inclusion and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the employer, employee and manager within an organisation

Course description:

These training sessions will explore the common barriers from within our environment and infrastructure that prevent the inclusion of Persons with a Disability in Society and the Workplace. The more aware people become of these barriers, the more they become obvious and easy to prevent and remove over time.

This course will include some practical exercises which allow you to experience some of these barriers first hand, whilst showing you how you can be part of the change to minimize these barriers and create an environment that is inclusive and beneficial to all.

 Course Outline:

This course consists of 4 modules, covering the following topics:

Module 1: Identifying Environmental Barriers that continue to exclude Persons with a Disability

  • Identifying Environmental Barriers and how they hamper disability inclusion
  • Common examples of Accessibility Barriers
  • Understanding Physical Accessibility Barriers
  • Understanding Assistive Barriers

Module 2: Removing Environmental Barriers

  • Universal Design principals which promote accessibility
  • Examples of how to remove or minimize Environmental Barriers in practice
  • Using Assistive Devices to remove or minimize Environmental Barriers

Module 3: Practical Exercise – Experiencing the ‘disabling’ factors present within our environment

  • Experience the barriers first-hand by doing practical challenges
  • Points to ponder when you leave the office/workplace tonight

Module 4: How you can make a difference

  • How you can be part of removing barriers in your work role and everyday environment

Course Overview:

Time: 20 mins (approx.)
Type: Online Course
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Outcome: Certificate of Completion
Requirements: Web Browser
Cost: R850.00

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These courses are part of the ODIN Experience, an Online Disability Inclusion Network. To find out more about the full transformation package that includes, training, personalised support and various help resources, click here for more information. Please reference OVS as the source for preferential rates.

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