CREATE AN INCLUSIVE WORKSPACE AND BE SUCCESSFUL
WHY ALL INCLUSIVE AT WORK?
Our workshops are developed from personal experience and are delivered with an understanding of the concerns and doubts of employers. We work together with professionals and experience experts in the field of employee participation and occupational disability. Not only do we generate support among employers; we also like to set a good example ourselves.
The designer of the concept, Martine Baadenhuijsen, won’t be limited by her visual impairment. Some of the professionals we work with also have visible or invisible work challenges. This shows the participants how inclusive cooperation can be established, and it puts the professionals in personal contact with the target group.
What distinguishes us
It seems so easy, making someone experience something. You put headphones on a person and talk to them, in an effort to make them experience what it is like to be hearing-impaired. At All Inclusive at Work, we have a very different view on this. We want people to have a positive learning experience. We want to give them an experience that leads to change and actions.
We only simulate the limitations associated with a disability or illness. We cannot truly mimic what it is like to have a specific disorder seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Our simulations were developed after extensive contact and in consultation with various experience experts.
For a complete picture, we simulate limitations associated with sensory, physical, chronic and psychological disorders. We currently offer 19 different simulations.
We work with case studies where all participants can experience the challenges and the possibilities they have with the disability that is imposed on them.
Our training is all about taking part, feeling included. We don’t focus on acquiring skills in technical adjustments.
Thanks to the enthusiasm of our clients, we can keep refining our simulations and case studies and continue strengthening our process supervisors.
‘ASKING QUESTIONS IS STRONGER THAN TO THINK FOR PEOPLE’
In my Keynote I share theories and personal experiences on the impact of loss in health, resilience, prejudices and how this influence (the need for) accessibility and inclusion. Ending with the notice that it works better to get in contact with people to learn about their possibilities instead of thinking to know what they are (un)able to. Key factors during my talk are confronting stories, practical examples combined with a good sense of humor.
I’ll share a story of that twelve-year-old girl who is in first class of secondary school. She has many friends, loves cycling to the beach and is a fanatic synchronized swimmer. She’s driven to finishing pre university school to go and study law. One day she’s heaving a terrible headache at school. At lunchtime classmates urge her to go home and visit a doctor. She takes her bike and cycles home. Not knowing this is going to be her last ride on her own. Three weeks later she realizes she became partially blind. This turns out to be my story.
I’ll bring my imaginary backpack to share the impact of the loss of my sight on the different parts of life.
Depending on the goal of your event I’ll focus on one or more of the following topics:
Loss of health isn’t something you process or accept. Loss is something you can integrate in life. Herefore one need to be resilient. This means you know the impact of the loss, the way you carry it in your backpack and you need support in carrying this bag.
The reason many companies aren’t inclusive relies on prejudices like ‘We don’t have clients with disabilities’ or ‘persons with disabilities can’t do our work’.
The impact of physical, digital, information and social accessibility in daily life.
The difference between accessibility and inclusion.
The positive impact of an inclusive company on your business
WORKSHOP (20 – 30 minutes)
Mini Interactive Accessibility Experience Workshop.
Next to the Key Note I can give an interactive workshop. Participants will be matched in a famous duo but need to find their partner while dealing with limitations. In order to give this workshop the audience should be divided into segments of max 100 participants per segment.
What does it deliver?
The workshop is a first exposure with the obstacles and emotions people with disabilities face every day. To this end, they experience:
- Either one focus on personal or team results.
- What is the impact of responsibility and independency
- Your needs when dealing with a disability or working together with persons with disabilities.
- How easy it is to think to know what others need.
- The impact of feeling excluded or included.
Accessibility Experience Workshop (4-6 hours)
In this workshop, we will be working on several cases from your companies’ practice. These are case studies from a customer and employee perspective. In these roles, the participants will experience the limitations and possibilities of using various products, services or programmes within your company.
This simulation is made complete by giving the participants a certain disability during the performance of the tasks. The workshop uses physical, communicative, psychological and chronic disabilities. We cannot truly mimic these, but we can try to recreate the most important effects they have on employee participation and inclusion. All participants will experience a disability during the workshop.
The next step for the participants is to work with a specially developed step-by-step plan that helps them to convert all the experiences into points of action and success factors in their daily practice. The following topics will be discussed:
- The practical consequences that participants experience; both when they experience a disability, or when they encounter a disability in their colleagues.
- Tips and benefits for the organisation.
- Do’s and don’ts for an organisation where customers and employees with disabilities feel welcome
What does it deliver?
The workshop reinforces the intrinsic motivation of participants to commit to an inclusive organisation. To this end, they experience:
- What it means to be dependent on others
- The various limitations and how the need for support can differ
- That tasks that may seem impossible at first sight are still carried out
- The impact of feeling physically and digitally included
- The power of the desire to participate
- The positive effects of investing in inclusive products.
What distinguishes us
The face behind All Inclusive at Work
All Inclusive at Work was founded by Martine Baadenhuijsen.
Martine is an entrepreneur in the field of communication, cooperation and disabilities. She has developed various experience courses for organisations, to promote the importance of good communication and cooperation with people with disabilities.
Martine studied at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and specialised in spoken interaction and conflict management. Her work is inspired by her personal experiences in working and collaborating with an occupational disability.
In primary school, Martine could still partially see and read from large print books, but she now uses speech and Braille and is accompanied by her guide dog. This change is what made her the driven, goal-oriented and creative entrepreneur she is now.
“It is my goal to make people talk to each other more openly about everyone’s ‘disabilities’. You can explain and demonstrate a lot, but nothing is as meaningful as an actual experience.”