We can achieve more when we work together as a team: talking about inclusive governance

Presented by Robert Strike and Justine O’Neill, 18 November 2020

What is this webinar about?

CID board member Robert Strike AM and CEO Justine O’Neill will explain how inclusion strengthens the vision, unity and focus of a board. We’ll talk about how we make it work at CID and outline practical steps to inclusion.

CID is a disability rights organisation led by people with intellectual disability. For more than 60 years CID has worked in systemic advocacy and on projects with a vision of a community where all people with intellectual disability are valued. Over half of CID’s board are people with intellectual disability.

Who is presenting?

Robert Strike AM has been on the board of the Council for Intellectual Disability for more than 25 years and has a deep understanding of governance and how important it is to include people with intellectual disability on boards. Robert founded Self Advocacy Sydney, an organisation that offers both advocacy and advocacy training to organisations and individuals.  In 2017 and 2018 Robert spoke at the United Nations in New York about how to include people with intellectual disability in events and organisations.  Robert received an Order of Australia in 2017 for his services to the community in the area of disability advocacy.

Justine O’Neill is the CEO of Council for Intellectual Disability (CID). Justine is a social worker and has worked in service delivery, advocacy, policy development and management in health, ageing, justice, and disability contexts.

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