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Disability Leadership Summit 2023

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Disability Leadership Summit 2023

Bringing together the sector to produce a roadmap for better outcomes – in the leadership space and beyond

Disability Leadership Summit 2022

As Australia suffers from its worst labour shortage in a generation, there is no better time than now to discuss the actions and opportunities to change the landscape of Disability careers at the Disability Leadership Summit 2023.

The first event of its kind, this is a forum where Australia’s top leaders can have brave, not safe, conversations and openly discuss tangible action to change the landscape of Disability careers, progression and integration. As we transform employment outcomes and socio-economic statuses of Indigenous people, we impact education, health and social outcomes across the board.

Key learning outcomes:

  • Reap the company-wide benefits of innovative Disability leadership programs
  • Adopt the mindset of a successful leader
  • Overcome obstacles and adapt to challenges throughout your journey
  • Understand what excellent employers are doing differently
  • Do not allow anything to limit your success
  • Implement innovative approaches to Disability inclusion for whole-of-business engagement
  • Create partnerships that increase accessibility
  • Empower yourself with the skills and mindset to achieve your goals


Key speakers include:

  • Tim Ferguson, film director, writer and comedian
  • Beau Vernon, former AFL coach and company director
  • Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM, emergency doctor Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and senior lecturer Griffith University
  • David Anthony, Partner Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Wayne Herbert, disability and LGBTIQA+ activist and author
  • Nas Campanella, ABC journalist
  • Majella Knobel, Director Access and Inclusion Westpac Group


Download the brochure for more information.

Date: Tuesday, 13th to Friday, 16th June

Venue: Intercontinental Sydney, Double Bay NSW

Cost: Variable, with early bird rates available

Register: Online