Presentation on theme: "1. 2 Doing the Right Things Right: People with Disabilities in the Labor Market GLADNET Business Meeting GLADNET Annual General Meeting November 10-11,"— Presentation transcript:
2 Doing the Right Things Right: People with Disabilities in the Labor Market GLADNET Business Meeting GLADNET Annual General Meeting November 10-11, Manama, Bahrain
3 Overview of GLADNET History Current Executive Board Members Current activities –AGM –GLADMail Network Survey –GLADNET Leadership Operations Manual –Website –Relationship with Cornell University Catherwood Library Infobase Fee for Service Research from Website Collaboration with the Arab Region Going Forward
4 GLADNET History Early on, ILO recognized need for vehicle for information exchange among members October 1994 – questionnaire sent to disability organizations to ascertain the need of an organization such as GLADNET February, meeting of what was to become GLADNET was held at the ILO. It was attended by 53 organizations at their own expense GLADNET constituted as an international NGO at its annual general meeting. First elected Chair, Dr. Aldred Neufeldt, University of Calgary, Canada. Today, GLADNET has a world-wide network representing a select group that have committed themselves to creating and working for the vitality of a new kind of virtual organization.
5 Current GLADNET Executive Board Susanne Bruyère, Cornell University, USA (Chairperson) Edwin deVos (Vice Chair) Donal McAnaney (Secretary/Treasurer) Beverley Beckles, National Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Trinidad and Tobago Monroe Berkowitz, Rutgers University, USA Nick Buys, Centre for Human Services, Griffith University, Australia Edwin de Vos, NIA-TNO, the Netherlands Hiroshi Kawamura, Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons, Japan Stig Larsson, HAREC, Sweden Donal McAnaney, Rehab Group Roslyn Park, Ireland Barbara Murray, ILO, Switzerland (ex officio) Aldred Neufeldt, Community Rehabilitation/Disability Studies Program, Univ. of Calgary, Canada (Past Chair) Bob Ransom, ILO, Switzerland (ex officio) Ilene Zeitzer, Disability Policy Solutions, USA
6 Annual General Meetings May 29, 1997, Montreal, Canada August 20-22, 1998, Wanchai, Hong Kong May 26-29, 1999 International Labour Organisation (ILO) Geneva, Switzerland May 25-26, 2000, Washington, D.C., U.S.A May 16-18, 2001, Kyoto, Japan December 8-9, 2003 International Labour Organisation (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland November 10-11, 2005, Manama, Bahrain
7 GLADMail Network Survey In the fall of 2004, the GLADNET Executive Board designed a survey to gather input from the GLADNET network about GLADNET activities now and in the future. The survey was distributed on October 28, 2004 in an electronic format to the 618 addresses on the GLADMail list. At the end of this two-week period, a total of 45 respondents of the 618 in the GLADMail network listing (7%). The following is a summary of the major themes from the information gathered from these survey results.
8 GLADMail Network Survey Results GLADNET website rated most important activity GLADMail network members most often looking for published research articles Currently, most often consult Google or other online search engines, publicly available electronic databases, and subscription databases 80% would use a customized service provided by GLADNET to identify current research and publications on specific topics Majority of respondents willing to pay nothing or no more than $100/year for such service
9 GLADMail Network Survey Results (cont) Members most often felt GLADNET should meet once a year Theme of meeting was very important in decision to attend Location of meeting also very important Proximity to other global disability conferences or events also a factor in deciding to attend Cost of attendance an important factor
10 GLADNET Leadership Operations Manual History of GLADNET GLADNET General Assembly GLADNET Board of Directors –Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary-Treasurer, other Officers GLADNET Secretariat –GLADNET Executive Director, Operations Manager, Webmaster, GLADMail Editor, InfoBase Manager Appendices –By-laws of the GLADNET Association –Minutes from Past Annual General Meetings –Minutes of Past Board of Directors Meetings –Locations of Annual General Meetings by Year –Past Board of Directors Chairpersons and Members by Year
11 GLADNET Website Contact Us About (Description, annual report, list of board members) Infobase (link to search the Infobase now hosted at Cornell University) Services (link to ILRAccess service for GLADNET members) Events (GLADNET events and other events important to GLADNET community) Links (External online resources of use to members) Membership (Benefits of membership; application) GLADmail (Link to subscribe)
12 Relationship with Cornell University Catherwood Library Infobase - –150 publications –Available in different languages –Google searchable Fee for service research from website –comprehensive research services on work related topics, as well as document delivery from the librarys extensive collection of books, periodicals, and practitioner resources.
14 ILRAccess (Fee for Service Research)
15 Collaboration with the Arab Region Going Forward Discussion at AGM –Ideas for collaboration in the future Network with other global organisations and events Arab Decade of the Person with a Disability (2004 – 2014) –Specific activities related to the Arab Decade
16 Discuss major areas where GLADNET might help your country or the Region? Issues? –Right to work and employment issues? –Employment for disabled youth? –Employment for women with disabilities? –Training program information? If so, what types of training? Networking with others? Others
17 Susanne M. Bruyère, GLADNET Chairperson Aldred Neufeld, GLADNET, Past Chair Sharon VanCampen, GLADNET Secretariat Edwin deVos, Vice Chair Donal McAnaney, Secretary/Treasurer) Carl Raskin, GLADMail Editor GLADNET Infobase GLADNET Information Services