Be Update June 2019

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Be Update June 2019

It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through 2019- the year is just flying by! That’s because we’ve been busy working with awesome individuals and organisations who committed to making New Zealand the most accessible place in the world. Read more about some of these fantastic stories below.

And don't forget to keep in touch with us through our social media and newsletter as we’ll be announcing some very exciting news in the upcoming month!

Wellington Airport

This month we're super excited to be telling the story of a highly-motivated organisation that is flying towards great heights. Wellington Airport has just been awarded a Gold Be. Welcome Assessment, and is committing to fly even higher to achieve a Platinum award. You can read more about some of the fantastic improvements they’ve implemented, and their plans for the future, over on our blog.

http://www.beaccessible.org.nz/the-movement/blog/wellington-international-airport-flying-towards-great-heights

Be. Employed Update

This month we brought all our fabulous Be. Employed candidates together for the first time for our Pep Talk professional development and industry training day - with help from our awesome partners at Microsoft. Read more about it over on our blog.

http://www.beaccessible.org.nz/the-movement/blog/be-employed-industry-training-day

Be. Leadership Update

Last month we held another session of the Be. Leadership Programme, this time in Wellington, and we were hosted at the beautiful Te Papa Museum. The topic up for discussion was Civil Society and we heard from amazing speakers- Laura O’Connell Rapira, Chloe Swarbrick,, Kim Workman and Brian Coffey. You can read about the three days from the perspective of one of our participants over on our blog.

http://www.beaccessible.org.nz/be-leadership/blog/be2.-leadership-2019-session-3-civil-society-we-are-family

Be. Welcome Update

We’re excited to announce a new member of the Be. Welcome team- Brittany Morgan. Some of you may already know Brittany from the awesome work she has been doing within the Auckland Transport accessibility group. We’re so pleased that she has joined our team. Read more about her over on our blog.

http://www.beaccessible.org.nz/the-movement/blog/meet-brittany

Be. Brevities

Minnie was delighted to speak at the Sudima Hotel Group Management Leadership Conference. Minnie spoke to over 100 employees about becoming an advocate for change and embracing possibilities for the future.

Be. Employed team member Megan Barclay and one of our past Be. Employed interns Cath Soper took part in the panel discussion at the NZ Tech “Expanding the Diversity Conversation” event in Wellington.

Prudence Walker, Be. Leadership alumna, has been announced as the new CEO of DPA- and will be taking over this role next month. She tells us a little bit about her journey since completing Be. Leadership in 2013 over on our blog.

http://www.beaccessible.org.nz/the-movement/blog/prudence-walker-alumni-update

Next month applications open for the 10th year of the Be. Leadership programme. We will be holding the first of our introductory information sessions in Christchurch on 25th July- find out more on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/456740041769169/

Access win of the month

It’s awesome to see Vancouver Airport increase accessibility for their customers with autism. The airport worked with Canucks Autism Network to develop an experience through which their customers with autism could gain comfort with airport layout and processes prior to flying. Read more about it here and tell us what you think.

https://www.internationalairportreview.com/news/85106/vancouver-airport-accessibility-autism/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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