How to develop accessible, inclusive collaboration and teamwork

Ensure inclusion is at the heart of your working practices

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

To help you get even better value this year, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on our training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 


Book your training bundle
Save 10% on training courses: If you're looking to book individual courses, get 10% off any upcoming AbilityNet online training course using the discount code AbilityNetTraining10


Book now

  • 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
  • Wednesday 16 March 2022

Please note: after purchasing a ticket you are able to reassign the ticket, if somebody different to the ticket purchaser will be attending the training.

If the date for this training has now passed, the recording, when ready, will be available to purchase below. Or if the date of this training is not suitable for you, look at our calendar and join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training course is repeated in the near future. Alternatively, you can contact us about your needs.

If you have any questions about your booking please email training@abilitynet.org.uk

Length of course: 2 hours.

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.  
     

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. 

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

What to bring: You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Location: Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform

Accessibility: 

  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

Why train with us?

97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019

Attendees will receive a link to the recording of the training to watch back at your leisure after the event. (And you’ll always have access to the latest advice as we will update the content on the link when the training is repeated in the future.)

What our previous attendees say about our workplace training

"Really brilliant session. Made me rethink my practice and go away buzzing with ideas."

"Many thanks, really useful session"

Meet your trainers

Amy Low

Amy Low

Amy Low is Service Delivery Director at AbilityNet, and heads up our workplace, education and free services teams. Having spent 15 years working in a variety of leadership and transformation roles within serviced property and IT services, Amy joined AbilityNet in 2016, drawn by the opportunity to leverage technology to remove barriers to participation for disabled people and create a better digital experience for everyone. She works with a wide range of institutions and organisations providing services and support to ensure their digital practices are meeting the needs of the widest audience.  

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!