Process of our Membership
We welcome any company or organization as members depending on the below membership type who would like to be disability confident and want to create an inclusive workforce. We go through a simple assessment process to maintain a fair and standard partnership. A tool named Minimum Partnership Criteria (MPC) has been developed to assess the extent to which an interested organization can meet our minimum standards for establishing partnership, and whether it would therefore be appropriate to enter into a working relationship with them.
The premier members will be eligible to be a part of the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council of BBDN. Members under this category will receive prioritized exposure in publications, events and other activities of the network. Premier Members will be highlighted in all BBDN activities and be expected to actively promote BBDN and serve as the leaders of the network. Premier members are also entitled to avail all the inclusion services the network provides.
Corporate Members are eligible to join the Advisory Council of BBDN. The Advisory Council will closely support the Board of Trustees to achieve the objectives of BBDN by forming the necessary sub-committees on different relevant agenda items for BBDN. Corporate members will be highlighted in all publications, events and other activities of the network. Members under this category will be able to build their organization’s disability confidence and grow as an inclusive employer with the support of the network.
Any company or employer that adheres to, and or desires to improve its knowledge and performance related to disability inclusion in the workplace according to international and national principles/laws, can join BBDN. General Members may participate in all BBDN related interventions and also benefit from the network by linking with Resource Members and participating in all BBDN events and activities.
General Members shall be eligible to participate in the sub-committees of the Advisory Council.
International agencies, non-governmental and disabled peoples’ organizations, civil society organizations, universities, private sector think tanks, skills building institutes and networks of disability and employment service providers who serve as resources to BBDN can be invited to join the network, with care taken to ensure that BBDN retains its business and employer focus. The roles, responsibilities and rights of Resource Members shall be determined by the Board of Trustees as necessary.