Training, Consultancy, and Speaking Engagements

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Training

Evenbreak’s team of workshop facilitators all have intersectional lived experience of disability. The team are inclusion experts with specialisms in inclusive recruitment, retention, workplace adjustments, neurodiversity, building and environmental accessibility, and more.

Training is offered in several formats, including online or in-person sessions, as well as 1-hour, 3-hour, or full-day sessions perfect for away days.

We can also provide CPD accreditation.

Our core sessions include:

  • Disability Inclusion

  • Neurodiversity Inclusion

  • Inclusive Recruitment

  • Inclusive Management

  • Workplace Adjustments

 

Here’s what our clients have to say:

“Jane and Mahomed at Evenbreak ran a top tips session for inclusive hiring as part of our activity for International Day of People with Disabilities. The session was just what our audience needed – clear and concise with tangible actions that everyone could take away. The session received great feedback and is definitely something we will use again to continually nudge hiring managers and to remind colleagues about the big impact that small actions have when it comes to inclusion.”

Claire Mayday, Marks and Spencer

Our approach to training is wrap-around, with workshop session content supported by a resource pack with additional activities, pre- and post-session content, and a slide-by-slide breakdown.
Our 1-hour webinars provide a bitesize way to engage larger audiences with topics and include slide decks and a list of resources.

Don’t see the session you are looking for? We are also able to provide bespoke training on request and work with you to co-create a session for your team.

Get in touch to book your session

 

E-Learning

E-learning packages are a scalable and effective solution for rolling out key training. Our e-learning gives employees the knowledge and confidence to support disabled people in the workplace.

Our E-learning topics include:

  • Disability Inclusion

  • Workplace adjustments

  • Becoming an inclusive employer of choice

  • Social model of disability.

We also author and build custom e-learning packages and offer shorter on-demand micro-learning modules on topics such as flexible working and job carving.

Our e-learning content is developed with accessibility first. Our platform conforms to WCAG 2.1 AA as a baseline and is regularly evaluated by those with different lived experiences of disability and with different assistive technology.

Activities are designed to work with keyboard-only input for screen reader accessibility and to support processing.

Organisational content can be hosted on your own LMS or on our lightweight distribution platform.

We offer organisation-wide, team, and individual e-learning packages.

Find out more about our e-learning packages

 

Consultancy

Advertising roles and welcoming disabled applicants is only the first step. Ensuring that the processes and site is accessible, inclusive and barrier-free is fundamental to ensuring that disabled candidates are able to apply for your roles.

Evenbreak provides a range of specialist consultancy services and is uniquely placed to support organisations with developing their processes and practices to enable disabled team members to thrive.

Our consultancy services aim to highlight existing areas of strength in process and practice as well as areas for development.

We offer three fundamental consultancy services: inclusive recruitment review, workplace adjustment review and building auditing. All our audits include a comprehensive report with detailed and actionable recommendations as well as an implementation and feedback meeting to explore changes in more detail and enable you to implement best practices with our ongoing support.

 

Inclusive Recruitment Review

Our recruitment review explores your process, looking at successes and hidden barriers or biases. The process is tailored to each organisation to allow for an expansive look at your policies, practices and individual experiences. We typically analyse:

  • Job descriptions and adverts: exploring language and structure

  • Posting platforms: assessing reach and representation

  • Application methods: inclusivity and assistive technology compatibility

  • Interview and hiring practices: assessing equity in the assessment process

 

Workplace Adjustments Review

Workplace adjustments enable individuals to conduct their roles effectively and to thrive at work. Our workplace adjustment review assesses your current process, what’s working and highlights areas for improvement.

We evaluate:

  • Accessibility: specific barriers in day-to-day workplace activities

  • Policies and processes: effectiveness, awareness, suitability for your organisation and feedback from staff who have accessed adjustments

  • Communication: openness and support for requesting and implementing adjustments

  • Manager awareness: capacity to identify and address needs and signpost to support

 

Building Accessibility Audit

Ensure that your physical space or office space welcomes everyone through conducting an accessibility audit. We assess for a range of different barriers across several key access themes including:

  • Physical access

  • Sensory access including visual, auditory and cognitive

  • Information and communication, including signage, documentation and public information

Our experienced team have conducted audits globally across a range of spaces including offices, factories and multi-purpose buildings.

 

Here’s what our clients have to say:

“When reviewing our recruitment practice, Evenbreak provided challenge, insight and recommendations that stems from diverse lived experience and expertise. This is a real differentiator for us.”

Mark Ealing, VP Diversity Equity Inclusion, Ultra

Reviews utilise multiple methods of data collection including staff interviews, focus groups, feedback opportunities, policy and documentation assessments. This approach, combined with the expertise and lived experience of the consulting team enables us to provide you with meaningful feedback and tangible actions to implement.

Find out more about our consultancy services

 

Speaking Engagements

Looking for an engaging speaker to talk about disability inclusion or inclusive recruitment? As the world’s only global not-for-profit specialist disability job board and pioneers of inclusive recruitment and working practices, we are uniquely placed to share our experience.

Evenbreak Founder and CEO Jane Hatton is an award-winning social entrepreneur who has worked in diversity and inclusion for over 25 years. Her expertise cuts three ways: as a diversity consultant, as an employer, and as a disabled person.

Jane’s career has focused on working with employers to embrace the benefits that disabled employees can bring. Jane has an MSc in Human Resource Development and is an executive member of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI). She is also a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Royal Society of Arts.

In 2011 Jane set up Evenbreak to connect inclusive employers with talented disabled candidates.

Jane is widely published in the field of inclusion, including her book, A Dozen Brilliant Reasons to Employ Disabled People published in 2017 and A Dozen Great Ways to Recruit Disabled People published in 2020. She is the Patron of the Inclusive Skills Competitions and on the executive committee of Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative. She was used as a recruitment expert in BBC2’s documentary “Employable Me”.

Here’s what our clients have to say:

Jane is an excellent trainer and speaker, with lived experience and a very realistic and grounded approach. The training was delivered within the context of understanding how recruitment agencies work and the potential barriers faced due to client expectations or demands, this made for open and honest discussions within a safe and comfortable training environment, which is essential to learning within D&I."

Tracey George MRIP, Chief Operating Officer, TPP

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