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Towards building a Disability Confident Organization

Date : Wednesday, 20th January 2016

Venue: TBD

Timings: 11:00 am – 1:30pm

Some of the companies have formulated and identified their niche areas to practice Inclusion. Understanding the strategy and challenges faced by these companies in achieving its inclusion goals, will help others to overcome their challenges. The workshop will have early adopter company, who has hired and retained employees who are Persons with Disabilities, share the need for inclusion, their practices on the following:


a. Evolving an Inclusion Plan for persons with disabilities,
b. Identifying roles, Job Analysis and Description,
c. Sourcing, Recruitment (Interview and selections),
d. Induction, Training
e. Reasonable accommodation,
f. Retention processes and Career Progression, and Policy for sustainable practice


This workshop will be led by ANZ*, Bank of America Continuum India Limited, Scope International who have built strong inclusion practices in the organization. Designed as an interactive session, the companies will elaborate their process and practices, answer queries from participant companies and share tips to demystify hiring and retention of Person with Disabilities.


This workshop will also include ‘Disability sensitization’ by an NGO who actively works, especially skills Persons with Disability. The NGO will explain/demonstrate how persons with Speech and Hearing disability, and persons with Visual Disability, lives and works. This is expected to help companies get a better understanding and be sensitized on the needs of reasonable accommodation when hiring and inducting.


Who should attend: D&I Heads, HR Heads of NASSCOM member companies



Aarti Kapoor

Aarti Kapoor is the Vice President , Head Migrations and Project Management at Bank of America Continuum India limited(BACI). Aarti has an overall experience of 23 years in Financial Services. She has set up the Disability Action Network (DAN) in BACI in 2011, leading it since then.


Priya Lakshmi

Priya currently heads the Retail Liabilities Operations at Scope International, SCB. As a career StanCharter, she has worked in various capacities over 18 years, across front office, service, customer engagement, operations, technology and scaling up of the shared services centre.She has championed the Diversity & Inclusion agenda of Scope specifically the hiring of people with disabilities.


Thendral Maran

Thendral is the HR Business Partner for the Banking Operations function in Scope.  In Scope, she has progressively handled a wide range of roles in the HR functions from HR Operations, Performance, and Rewards & Benefits before moving to the HRBP role.  In her current role, she drives strategic HR initiatives and supports business in building long term organizational capability and leadership development. She has played a key role in the hiring, engagement and development of People with Disabilities (PwD) in Scope.








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