How to develop accessible, inclusive collaboration and teamwork

Ensure inclusion is at the heart of your working practices

Why you should attend

This course will look at:  

All the elements of teamwork and collaboration including tools and platforms, interaction and communication, participation policy and culture, the role of allies and inclusion champions, and the notion of playing to strengths to create high performing teams.  

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the dos and don’ts of inclusive teamworking.  
  • Understand the unintentional barriers we can create that impact on successful teamwork and collaboration in diverse teams. 
  • Zone in on areas for improvement in your own processes. 
  • Harness the power of technology in supporting inclusive teamwork and collaboration. 
  • Implement immediate changes to make sure your teamworking and collaboration processes cater to the widest audience.  

Who is this training for?

  • Diversity and inclusion leaders,
  • Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • HR Directors
  • Line Managers  

Level of training

Suitable for experienced leaders in HR, diversity and inclusion and people management professionals, and also for those who are newer to this area. 

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Length of course: 2 hours.

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Course overview

This course is part of a series in which AbilityNet’s workplace inclusion experts discuss the importance of embedding inclusivity at every stage of employee journey. This course focuses on teamwork and collaboration.  

Teamwork and collaboration are key to organisational success. Research by Atlassian shows that diverse teams outperform uniform teams by 35%. In today’s volatile world, we want our teams to work together bringing their wide and varied viewpoints to solve problems and build products and services that embrace the needs of the widest possible audience. But what are the barriers to achieving this? How do you create a teamworking and collaboration context that welcomes and benefits from all viewpoints, skillsets, and contributions? 

What you will learn

  • AbilityNet’s workplace inclusion experts will discuss the importance of embedding inclusivity at every stage of team and collaborative working processes.
  • The course is interactive and practical and involves real life case studies and employee feedback to help articulate the benefits and how technology can be used to help achieve this.
  • Attendees will use AbilityNet’s employee inclusion journey GAP analysis questions to help identify gaps in their own process and understand tech powered solutions that can help. 
"Really brilliant session. Made me rethink my practice and go away buzzing with ideas."

"Many thanks, really useful session"

Meet your trainers

Adam Tweed

Adam tweed

Adam is a Senior Workplace and Education Consultant at AbilityNet. Adam has a BA in Film Studies, a BSc in Psychology and a career in IT in both the commercial and education sectors as well as also working as an assistant psychologist. A self-described jack-of-all-trades, Adam is a lover of all things tech and fascinated by design and how it dictates how well (or badly) people engage with technology. He believes that technology should be intuitive and that "if you can break it, it's been designed badly.

Teresa Loftus, smiling at camera in bright room

Teresa Loftus

Teresa Loftus is an Assessment Team Manager, AbilityNet Assessment Services.  She has worked for AbilityNet since 2012 delivering workplace assessments and disabled student assessments. 
Teresa has a background in Assistive Technology (AT) training and support to students with a visual impairment in mainstream schools and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Ergonomics. She is National Association of Disability Practitioner (NADP) Accredited, has 20 years of AT experience and continuous professional development that supports a belief in Equality for all at work, home and in education. Teresa recognises that Assistive Technologies is forever evolving and improving so stays abreast of these through regular training events and research.
In her spare time, Teresa enjoys walking through glorious Gloucestershire and eating ice cream!  

Important information 

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience

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