Disability and Diversity Training


Nicky Abdinor has a passion for making disability in the workplace WORK! She presents talks and training sessions on disability awareness that are particularly useful for HR, Recruitment and Transformation Managers who want to minimise the stigma of disability in the workplace, recruit more employees with disabilities and increase the successful integration of people with disabilities into their companies and organisations.

What makes Nicky unique is her own physical disability (she was born without arms and shortened legs), making her a credible agent of change in the field of disability in the workplace. Nicky’s expertise as a Clinical Psychologist enables her to facilitate discussions on the “hidden disabilities” (particularly, mental health problems) that are becoming a prominent feature in the workplace, impacting on productivity and work relationships.

This training (presented as either half-day or full day workshop or a keynote talk) aims to challenge each participant’s perception of disability, through interaction, information and inspiration. With legislation in place to promote the employment of people with disabilities, the participants will be given the opportunity to assess their attitudes and beliefs about disability that may be helping or hindering them with the integration of these laws into practice. This workshop is beyond the transfer of information, but an experiential opportunity for participants to think differently about disability and their own abilities.

Workshop topics include:

  • Disability: from a medical to social model
  • Barriers to inclusion (physical and emotional)
  • Disability “Etiquette”
  • Challenges for disclosure of disability
  • Practical solutions for disability in the workplace

Nicky has presented disability training to a variety of audiences and can tailor the workshop to a client’s specific needs. Her clients include FNB, Standard Bank, Medi-Clinic, SAP, Ogilvy, JP Morgan, Dell and Rand Merchant Bank.