The only way to challenge deep-rooted stereotypes is by bringing people together.
bdi is committed to energising a fresh conversation between business and disabled people.
Our first publication ‘Learning directly from disabled people’ focuses on that core principle that underpins all others
Global Taskforce Programme Martin Abel
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Global Taskforces focus on developing and delivering best practices in accessibility at global,
regional, and national levels.
Global Taskforce Programme
As part of its suite of membership offerings, bdi is now giving businesses the opportunity to join one or more functional global Taskforces focused on developing and delivering best practices in accessibility and inclusion within specific functional areas. These Taskforces will enable functional leaders and experts to drive systemic improvement across their spheres of influence at global, regional, and national levels.
The first two Taskforces in the programme will be Procurement and Property & Facilities, with later offerings likely to include Customers, Recruitment, and Workplace Adjustments, among others.
The Global Taskforce Programme will give members the opportunity to:
Join a unique ‘network of networks’ linking functional leaders, international standard setters, and people with disabilities
Minimise the organisational risks (legal, financial and reputational) associated with delivering an inconsistent response to the 1 billion+ disabled people worldwide
Raise their profile as thought leaders, pioneers and standard setters, and become ambassadors with global institutions and stakeholder networks
Shape bdi strategic objectives and determine the Taskforce work programme
Attend four meetings a year per Taskforce, and participate in sub-group activities
Each Taskforce will add value by :
Working to define what ‘good disability practice’ looks like for its respective functional area, and what national leaders need from Head Office to minimise the risks associated with a compliance culture at national level
Developing a functional charter for Taskforce members to sign up to, providing a simple framework to easily deliver cost-effective organisational change in that area
Completing a gap analysis and co-creating the maturity models, self-assessment tools, and tailored toolkits which drive business improvement
Creating a unique, facilitated learning exchange which enables peer-to-peer collaboration, while learning directly from people with disabilities and subject-matter experts
Where relevant, lobbying suppliers and stakeholders to transform and improve their practices
Raising the profile of its members through comprehensive communications activities to promote the work of the Taskforce
Get in touch
Active participation in the Taskforce can take several forms.
Please contact us directly to discuss how you and your organisation can get involved in an appropriate and meaningful way.