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Inclusive Community Forum
The Inclusive Community Forum is a Nova SBE initiative, aiming to promote a more inclusive society for people with disabilities through structured initiatives that encourage their active participation in the community.
November 16, 2022
8. Decent work and economic growth

8. Decent work and economic growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

10. Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequalities within countries and between countries

17. Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Journey to Inclusion

The Journey specially designed to the companies that aim to be more inclusive of people with disabilities.

The Journey to Inclusion is the path proposed by ICF for companies that want to be more inclusive regarding people with disabilities and are therefore willing to sign the "Commitment to Inclusion." This journey arose as a response to a market need – the definition of a set of clear steps towards achieving inclusive recruitment.

Thereby, ICF has brought together several responses in a single journey, consisting of five steps. Depending on the reality and needs of each company, the Journey to Inclusion can be covered in its entirety or by block.

Commitment to Inclusion
By signing this Commitment companies declare their interest in promoting the employability of people with disabilities, recognizing the economic and social value of this reality for the company they represent, their employees, and the community. Also, companies benefit from ICF's support in operationalizing the first steps for hiring people with disabilities.

Awareness-raising sessions
These sessions aim to help companies to demystify the most frequent myths, to understand the potential advantages that exist for companies in hiring people with disabilities, and to get to know the different paths they can take to adopt an inclusive recruitment. These sessions can be targeted at leaders or human resource teams.

Consulting Labs
These are consulting projects that are conducted by a team of master’s degree students from Nova SBE, under the guidance of Professor Constança Casquinho. Their mission is to address a concrete challenge that a business client proposes.

Executive Training
Nova SBE Executive Education & Business Transformation's short-term diversity and inclusion program is a service provided by Nova SBE, designed alongside the ICF, to companies. This training emerged to meet the need that some companies felt in perfecting their academic training on this subject, and thus contributing to achieving their objectives of promoting greater diversity and inclusion.

Inclusive Future
This is an initiative that aims to raise community awareness about the employability of people with disabilities through testimonial videos. In these videos, people with disabilities talk about their work, their responsibilities, and the specific tasks they perform, elaborating on the impact that this job ends up having on their lives.

Discover what the partner companies say about their experience in the Journey to Inclusion, here

Inclusive Community Forum
The Inclusive Community Forum is a Nova SBE initiative, aiming to promote a more inclusive society for people with disabilities through structured initiatives that encourage their active participation in the community.

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