BUSINESS LEADERS, public sector bosses and sports managers are amongst those being provided with a unique insight into making their organisations more accessible to people with learning disability by the UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability (UKSA).
Thanks to funding from Spirit of 2012, a trust set up to sustain the spirit and opportunities from the London 2012 Games, UKSA is running eight dynamic ‘engage! workshops’ across the UK from November 2015.
Delegates from the private, public, charity and third sectors are hearing from British sports stars with learning disability, all of whom have competed on the international stage. The medal-laden athletes are sharing the secrets of their success, their views and their experiences on how best organisations can communicate more effectively and confidently with people with learning disability.
Tracey McCillen, Chief Executive of the UK Sports Association, said: “These valuable and insightful workshops will provoke stimulating debate whilst providing innovative tips and tools about how you can take simple steps to make your businesses and organisations more accessible to and inclusive of potential customers, employees, athletes and stakeholders with learning disability.”
Delegates will also gain unparalleled expertise from UKSA’s disability inclusion training specialists, helping their businesses, clubs and organisations be trailblazers of good practice in their own sectors.
Glaswegian sprinter, Robert Ferrol, who represents Scotland and Great Britain, is co-delivering the first workshop at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Monday 2nd November alongside British swimmer, Scott Quin.
Ferrol said: “I’m really looking forward to the workshop because I feel as though a lot of people don’t understand the challenges faced by people with learning disability.
“I want to share my experiences in my sport and life in general, so that people in my community can gain a better understanding about what learning disability is.”
More information on how you can book your place can be found here: www.uksportsassociation.org/2015/09/16/sign-up-now-for-our-workshops/
Further workshops are also taking place in the following towns and cities, so contact UKSA now to register your interest in attending in any of the following locations: