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Diversity & Inclusion – Employing People With Disabilities

You are invited to participate in this special informational and training event held in recognition of
National Disability Employment Month

When: October 17th, 8:30 am – 12 pm (Registration and a light breakfast starts at 8 am)
Where: Nordstrom Corporate Offices
Address: John W. Nordstrom Room, 5th Floor
1617 6th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Cost: $40 per person (pre-pay only)
Closing Date: Limited seating; last date to register is 10/12/12

HRCI credits pending

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Welcome and Introductions
Erin Colwell, President, Washington State Business Leadership Network
Orion Training and Employment

Interactive Training Session: “The Untapped Talent Pool” – The Business Case for Employing People with Disabilities


Kathy West-Evans, Director of Business Relations
CSAVR (Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation)

John Evans, Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator for Employer Relations
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Employer Panel: Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Employees with Disabilities

Distinguished Panelists:
Paula Jurich, Director
SSA Teleservices Center
Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, Corporate Center Diversity Affairs Director

Effenus Henderson,Chief Diversity Officer

Katy Jo Meyer, Sr. Global Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Gerri Davis, Human Resources Manager
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Jason Reep, Organization Development and Training Professional
Washington Employers

Keynote Speaker

Jill Houghton, President
U.S. Business Leadership Network


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