News 2020

 

Corona Virus Update

As with many training and consultancy providers, we have been affected by the Coronavirus epidemic.

All of our external, and in house courses, from March to July have been postponed until further notice.

We will be running courses again from September 1st 2020.

Some courses will be going onto our new Inspiration  styled Zoom platform to be accessed on line. If you have booked an in house  course  and postponed. You will not be charged, as long as the course intends to be re scheduled after September 2020. If the course is not rescheduled, our cancellation fees will apply. If you are a participant on one of our courses, and you have paid. You will be reimbursed the full amount of your fee. You may also be able to do the course on line. Using one of our rescheduled dates at £50 off. MGA is still undertaking consultancies, supervisions, and other work, that can be undertaken by video link & telephone, or other ways of remote working. We are providing limited face to face services, from July 4th 2020. Subject to agreement of both parties, with regards PPE and social distancing.

We have invested in Zoom Technology and we are currently  launching a suite of ON LINE  ONLY training from September 2020

Thank you for your patience at this time and stay safe.

New Courses Announced For Autumn 2020

 

Coronavirus has changed things for many of us, so we will be running the vast majority of our courses on line from September 2020. Go to our updated course page for details. You can then book in to our new Inspiration themed Training Zoom Rooms.

 

Mark will be running  Thomas Pockington Lighting Courses in Nottingham, London, & Manchester. See the Course page for details

To book: Email info@markgrayassociates.co.uk for a booking form.

Mark has also been commissioned to run courses on Autism for Cartrefi NI In St Asaph, Wales.  For details: contact Jean Perkins at Cartrefi NI Training Department. (Please note these courses are now on line until further notice).

We are also working with Shropshire Joint Training to run two courses  the PMLD masterclass and Visual Impairment & learning Difficulties on the 22nd September. To book: on to these courses go to the Shropshire Joint Training Link. 

Mark  Gray  Speaker at Sex, Relationships -Rights & risk Conference 2nd March 2020

Mark was one of the keynote speakers at The Sex, Relationships Rights and Risk Conference in Shrewsbury. Held on the 2nd March 2020

Other speakers on the day: Included Neil Allen, Brad English, Dr Darren Carr, Professor Claire De Than, Michelle Davis, and Gillian Leno.

Mark’s talk was about keeping vulnerable people safe on line.

 

Photo (Graham Currie)

 

Azerbaijan “Employability of People With Disabilities Project” 2019

Mark Gray returned to Azerbaijan in November of last year, as part of phase two of an international project. Hosted by The British Council Azerbaijan, the British Consulate, BP and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.

The project is called Developing the Employability Skills of people with disabilities. Following a successful launch two years ago. The project has expanded to pilot training and education schemes, and changes to equality legislation in Azerbaijan.

Mark was commissioned to go on a fact finding tour. To evaluate the progress  made so far, and review the effectiveness of current schemes and government legislation.  Mark met with people with disabilities, service providers, and government officials.

The visit culminated in a conference celebrating  the countries achievements so far. Providing vision for the next steps to be taken, based on the UK experience. A further workshop, for over 70 officials from the ministries. was held, around reasonable adjustment, tax incentives, and monitoring accessibility.  These took place towards the end of the visit.

The final phase of the project was the publication of Mark’s report to the British council with many recommendations and plans for a  Ministry visit  to meet with HM Government Ministers, and visiting current UK Rehabilitation service providers including Remploy and DNRC.