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    SHRM Washington State Council Disability Inclusion Conference

    Date: May 13, 2013, 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Organizer:
    SHRM Washington State Council in Partnership with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    Location:
    Three Rivers Convention Center
    7016 W. Grandridge Blvd.
    Kennewick/Tri-Cities. WA 99336

    HOTEL INFORMATION
    A special group rate for conference attendees has been secured at:
    Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center - Kennewick
    1101 N. Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336
    1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466) for reservations.
    $93.00 + tax, single/double occupancy
    To receive the group rate:
    * Tell them you are with SHRM Washington State Council
    * Make your reservation by April 11, 2013
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    Conference
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    8:00 - 8:30 - Registration and Breakfast

    8:30 - 8:50 - Opening and Welcome

    8:50 - 10:00 - Opening General Session - National Partners Panel
    Ruth Fanning - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    Jill Houghton - Chair, United States Business Leadership Network
    Eric Peterson – Society of Human Resource Management, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
    Leigh Jones - District Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Department of Labor

    Kathy West-Evans - Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation

    10:15 - 11:15 General Session
    The Business Case for Workplace Inclusion of People with Disabilities
    John Evans, Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Statewide VR Program Administrator, Employer Relations
    Heather Weldon, City of Seattle, Personnel Department Supported Employment Manager
     
    11:30 - 12:30 Concurrent Session I

    1. Developing an Effective Business Strategy for Inclusion of All Abilities
    John Evans, Kathy West-Evans, and Jill Houghton
    2. Changing Legislation and Compliance Requirements
    Leigh Jones, District Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
    3. Energize and Engage: How Inclusion Supercharges Employee Satisfaction and Performance
    Eric Peterson, SHRM, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion

    12:30 - 1:30 Networking Luncheon

    1:45 - 2:45 Concurrent Session II
    1. Transitioning Veterans with Disabilities
    Ruth Fanning, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    2. Energize and Engage: How Inclusion Supercharges Employee Satisfaction and Performance
    Eric Peterson, SHRM, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
    3. When 9 to 5 Goes Bust: Making WorkFlex a Reality in You Organization
    Cassidy Neal, SHRM
    3:15 - 4:15 Concurrent Session III
    1. Changing Legislation and Compliance Requirements
    Leigh Jones, District Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
    2. Developing an Effective Business Strategy for Inclusion of All Abilities
    John Evans, Kathy West-Evans and Jill Houghton
    3. Transitioning Veterans with Disabilities
    Ruth Fanning, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    4:30 - 5:00 Closing Session - Closing comments from conference sponsors

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