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Welcome to AD:Vantage

We place the vantage point of d/Deaf, neurodivergent and disabled creative practitioners at the heart of leadership

Our Programme
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The AD:Vantage

Leadership Programme

The AD:Vantage Leadership programme is a development opportunity for d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent people who work in arts, culture or heritage. 

The programme content is designed to be delivered entirely online to meet the greatest possible range of access needs.



What makes AD:Vantage different is that it is designed with the needs of disabled people in mind, in that we aim for the course to be accessible to people with a range of access needs.

The course and its content will all be delivered online and in a way that ensured that access is at its’ heart.

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Benefits of taking part

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Work on specific development needs that we have jointly identified and that you want to focus on in order to advance your career.

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Gain inspiration from national and internationally renowned speakers, proven content and from everyone else in the group to build confidence.

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Find a new way of developing business relationships and how to build a personal network regionally, nationally and internationally.  You will learn how to do this in a way that suits you and your personality and which fits your available time and budget.  Your network will support you to gain work and get results.

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Work with a mentor who can inspire your work and provide practical advice

and support.

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Focus on your next career move and be given opportunities to make the most of the major initiatives happening in the region in 2021 and 2022.

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Create a personalised action plan to make your career work for you in a way that you feel comfortable to carry out your plan.

What our participants say

The course exceeded all my expectations, it changed the perception of my goals and how to reach them. Training method was very comfortable, challenging enough to keep me up my toes, but not too complicated to lose motivation. There wasn’t not one dull moment throughout all those days.

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You can apply for a place on AD:Vantage if:

  • You live in Coventry

  • You work in arts, culture or heritage 

  • You have 3+ years’ experience of paid work

  • You identify as a d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent person or have experienced disabling barriers imposed by society 

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