Smoothing the Path for Disability Employment in the Water Industry

Are you keen to build disability inclusion in your workplace? Are you looking to hire more people with disability, but are not sure how?

In this session we will provide practical tips and information about how to source candidates, things to consider and expel some of the myths surrounding disability in the workplace. With special guest disability and mental health advocate Beau Vernon, plus panelists John Karageorge, Dean Barnett and Llewellyn Prain.

  • Beau Vernon - Keynote​​​​​​​
    ​​​​​​​On 23 June 2012, Beau Vernon’s life changed forever. A normal incident in a game of Aussie rules football left him with C5-C6 quadriplegia. In an instant he went from a 23 year old who never sat still, to spending 8 months in hospital and looking at the prospect of spending his life in a wheelchair. Fortunate to have great support around him helped Beau to go on to live the fantastic life he does now.

    ​​​​​​​Beau wants to help others reach their potential and to understand that having a disability is not a bad thing. It is just a different way of living.

  • Beau Vernon

    Keynote presenter

  • Dean Barnett

    Program Director at IWN

  • John Karageorge

    Director at Kara Town Planning Services

  • LLewellyn Prain

    Founder WaterAble Network

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