NZDEN Meeting - 28 April 2023


The first NZ Disability Employers' Network hui for 2023 will be on Friday 28th April 2023.

  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

We are excited to share our line up of fantastic speakers to share their expertise with you.


  • 10.00am – Welcome
  • 10.10 am – The Accessibility Game
    Guest Speaker: Julie Woods, ‘That Blind Woman’
    Julie Woods went blind in 1997, she thought her life had ended, little did she realise it had only just begun. Julie created the ‘Why not?’ game back in 2017, she has adapted this into the ‘Accessibility Game’. The game includes 20 disability-related questions for players to find a scenario to say ‘why not’ to. Julie believes that people are often scared of disability and doing the wrong thing and she aims to make them more comfortable with the world of disability by playing the ‘Accessibility Game’.
  • 10.40 am – The New NZDEN
    Speaker: Phil Turner
    Phil Turner, as you’re likely already aware, is the Chief Executive of NZDEN. He will speak about the new NZDEN. You can hear about the changes that have been made to the organisation. Including our new organisational structure, communities of practice, training programmes, and our up-and-coming mentoring programmes. Phil will also discuss the advantages these changes will bring to your organisation.
  • 11.20 am – Final Discussion
  • 11.30 am – End of Meeting

An email confirmation and Zoom link will be shared with members via email upon registration. If you do not receive the email within 5 minutes, please check your junk mail/spam.

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