What next for inclusive employment: disabled people’s economic participation after Covid-19. - RSA

What next for inclusive employment: disabled people’s economic participation after Covid-19.

Fellowship events


Online via Zoom

  • Accessibility & inclusion
  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

Join us to discuss the effect of Covid-19 on the future of work for disabled people.

The session aims to offer a space for all to understand the potential impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on disabled people’s employment in the medium to long term. 

We will ask whether this might affect progress on the employment and economic participation provisions within the Sustainable Development Goals and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

Speakers will include: 

  • Liz Sayce (Chair) OBE FRSA (and former CEO of Disability Rights UK) 

  • Shane Kanady FRSA, Vice President of Workforce Development for SourceAmerica 

  • Lela KogbaraChair of Health and Employment Partnerships

  • Gail Tong, Alumni, Leadership Academy Programme, Disability Rights UK

  • Professor Melanie Jones, Cardiff Business School


The panel will focus on ways to: 

  • generate ideas to maximise opportunities for decent work and pay, and minimise risks to livelihoods 

  • identify relationships to promote those opportunities 

  • discuss actions that could be taken forward after the event. 

Topics covered will include a discussion on which sectors and groups of disabled workers are most likely to be negatively affected, and the implications of government measures around the world. 

The session will be collaborative and participatory, consisting of short panel presentations interspersed with interaction and small group discussion. 


You might also be interested in another online event happening in the same week: RSA Oxfordshire is exploring how the future of work is driven by technology on Thursday 18 June.


Taking Part in RSA Online Events

For our interactive online events, the RSA uses the platform Zoom. We have found it simple for participants to use while also providing the necessary functionality for an engaging online event. 

To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket to receive the bespoke link to join. You will be sent detailed instructions via email closer to the event. Attendees will need to register for a free Zoom account and download their software. To understand more about how Zoom uses your data, please read their Privacy Policy in advance. 

We record many of our online events. By attending this online event you accept that you may appear in RSA videos as a participant. Our intention is to use any recording of this event for learning purposes and to document the content of the discussion. Currently we do not have plans to share this recording publicly but may do so in the future. 

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. 

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