Are you looking to better engage with disabled talent? Do you want to be more confident when discussing disability and supporting disabled employees? Are you worried that your office isn't accessible or that your job ads aren't sufficently inclusive?
This thinkBIGGER! workshop will define your obligations under the Equality Act as well as looking at what is currently working well in the industry, making suggestions that you can implement easily and giving you some food for thought about being more inclusive in the future.
The session will also cover reasonable adjustments and what they mean using Access to Work to the advantage of your employees how inclusivity helps the entire team.
Time will be allowed for Q and A.
Please note, there are two opportunities to attend this session - 12th October and 9th November.
Who it's for
This session is aimed at anyone working in scripted and unscripted television with hiring responsibilities.
Samantha Tatlow is a former production co-ordinator in drama, whose credits include Misfits and Mad Dogs amongst others. She is a Clore Leadership short course fellow who has been working with new and more experienced talent working in television and film at thinkBIGGER! for over 8 years. She manages the training and events for the company and is involved in the pastoral care for all trainees, especially those with disabilities. Sam consults across the industry with companies and organisations who are looking for accessibility audits, advice and expertise.
Sam is a member of BAFTA’s Learning and New Talent Committee and is currently working on the steering group for reviewing BAFTA’s film awards. She is also on the Board of Trustees for Graeae Theatre Company, the UK’s leading disabled-led theatre company.
These sessions are supported by the HETV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions, and by the Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
It is part of a ScreenSkills programme to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.
This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.
If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give others the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.
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