Here are our upcoming events:
As all of us respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and look to take the right precautions to look after all of our people and that of the community, the WADE 2020 Celebrations and Marketplace Event scheduled for Thursday 26th March 2020 has been postponed and will be held later this year.
YOUR INVITATION AND EVENT OVERVIEW
The WA Disability Enterprise (WADE) consortium invites you to join us and the Hon. Stephen Dawson, Minister for Disability Services to participate in this mini blockbuster!
Their 7th annual event, hosted by Ability Centre and Goodwill Engineering, showcases Good Business, by bringing industry leaders from local and state government and private enterprise, together with WA disability enterprises (WADE) to foster partnerships through social procurement.
Whether you are the CEO, a decision maker or a buyer, we can all make a difference. As supporters of diversity and inclusion, LG Professionals WA encourages our partners to get involved.
Wander through the business marketplace, join in the celebrations and hear from industry specialists as they share insights, success stories and explore leading practices across a range of topics including diversity and inclusion practises, disability employment, social enterprise and sustainability.
The event is a must attend for Executive and staff members in state and local government as well as the private sector, primarily with procurement, corporate and community engagement responsibilities
WADE is an alliance of diverse business operators, providing employment, training and skills development for more than 2,200 West Australian’s living with disability.
Thursday, 26 March 2020
Westralia Square Atrium, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth
WADE Market Place 8:30am – 2:00pm (no registration required)
WADE 2020 Celebration 10.00am – 10:45am (registration required)
Breakout Sessions 11:15am – 2.00pm (registration required, places limited)
DETAILED EVENT INFORMATION
Open from 8:30am until 2:00pm in Westralia Square, the marketplace features 14 exhibitors including Western Australian Disability Enterprises, Department of Finance, WA Local Government Association, BuyAbility and National Disability Insurance Agency. Speak with business and operations managers about how social procurement can be best achieved to support your organisations targets and outcomes.
Join us and the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC – Minister for Disability Services in celebrating the outstanding employment achievements for people with disability and acknowledging organisations who have excelled in social procurement. Light refreshments and networking opportunities will conclude the presentation.
Please note these session are run across two rooms and session times overlap. Check the session times to ensure you can attend your preferred presentations.
PANEL DISCUSSION: RAISING EMPLOYMENT RATES OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY
11:15AM – 12:00PM
Join Ian Tsolakis from Crown Perth, Alison Dalziel from We Are Localise, Sarah Jarman from National Disability Services and moderator, Jane Cousins in a panel discussion about the different sector approaches, benefits, strategies and successes of disability employment across Australia. Explore the current three projects, across the three sectors of business, local government and state government – putting practices and resources in place to increase the employment rates of people living with disabilities.
INNOVATION FROM THE TOP: SUPPLIER DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION – IT’S A NO BRAINER
11:30AM – 12:20PM
It’s all about commitment and attitude. BGIS and NDS Buyability are leading the movement of “inclusion and diversity” within the workplace. Gain insights from an executive level on the private sector perspective and their ways of strategizing and implementing the engagement of disability enterprises.
MYTH BUSTERS: SOCIAL PROCUREMENT FROM POLICY TO PRACTICE
12:20PM – 1:00PM
Policies and frameworks aren’t enough on their own to create real social procurement and business outcomes – collaboration is key to getting some traction! Join Tony Natale, the City Of Cockburn and Lil Paskos, WADE Procurement Manager to hear about the cities journey to increase supplier diversity from their first steps in 2017.
The City created a framework and kicked some procurement goals, but, it didn’t come without its fair share of misconceptions and challenges. This interactive session is your chance to find out just how easy it is to unpack the challenges and opportunities that exist.
LOOP UPCYCLING: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
12:40PM – 1:10PM
Embark on a creative journey with Perth based social entrepreneur Dwayne Rowland. He’s come up with creative ways to re-use or “upcycle” corporate wear and remove an environmental challenge for big business, whilst at the same time, creating life changing jobs for some of the most disadvantaged members of our community.
GOODWILL ENGINEERING AND ABILITY CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE
1:20PM – 1:50PM
Launching 2 June, this WA State backed recycling scheme is expected to create more the 500 jobs in WA. Ability Containers for Change is an approved manufacturer and supplier of the scheme infrastructure and labour, and will operate recycling sites across Perth as well as the provision of equipment through Goodwill Engineering. Find out how your organisation can benefit from partnering with Ability Containers for Change to create a profitable, sustainable recycling program in your workplace, and support employment opportunities for West Australians living with disability.
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO MANAGE AND MEASURE YOUR IMPACT?
1:30PM – 2:00PM
All enterprises have positive and negative effects on people and the planet. Whether large multinational, small business or not for profit, we can all manage our impact and outcomes. Increasingly, impact measurement and management is no longer a ‘nice to have’, but demanded by investors, conscious consumers, government funders and foundations. Impact Seed will present an overview to approaches for understanding, planning and measuring an enterprises impact by exploring concepts, methodologies and case studies.
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