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2019 Fall Seminar
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM PDT
Category: Events

Fall Seminar

When: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Richland Red Lion

7:30 – 8:00 am   Registration & Networking
    Coffee service and continental breakfast available
8:00 – 9:00 am   Veteran’s Panel: Hiring Veterans and Disabled Individuals
    Presented by Lisa Bunch and Celene Chambers WRPS HR team, Arturo Espinoza, Local Veteran Employment Representative and Michael Hood, Disabled Veterans Case Manager, WorkSource Columbia Basin
9:15 – 10:15 am   People Don’t resist Change, They Resist Transition-Based on the Bridges Model
    Presented by Lynn Carlson, Organizational Development Practitioner

In this session Lynn will discuss typical approaches to change and common models, provide a quick primer on organizational development and effectiveness and an overview of the Bridges Model of Change including the deficit versus appreciative approach.

10:30 – 11:30 am   Utilizing the Human Cloud for Competitive Advantage
    Presented by Billy Nerenberg, Chief Executive Officer Cayuse Holdings

Mr. Nerenberg presents on how the IT Cloud offers a cheaper, faster and safer way for business to work. The Human Cloud utilizes a network of remote workers physically located wherever they live and replaces the need for local or on-premises resources for competitive advantage.

11:45 – 1:15 pm   Lunch & Keynote Speaker – Basic ADA and Disability Etiquette
    Presented by Karen Miceli, Business Relations Manager/Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Washington State Department of Social & Health Services
This presentation will address basic disability etiquette and ADA, teach attendees how to recognize unconscious bias, and start conversations in a safe manner. You will leave presentation knowing how to ask questions and conduct research (“You don’t know what you don’t know”). Plus, you will have a list of free recruiting and informational resources for future use.
1:30 – 2:30 pm   Build Employee Engagement into Your Employee Experience Strategy
    Presented by Naomi Farwell McDermott, SHRM-SCP, Leaders and Learning LLC
Well-designed employee engagement systems are key to a winning employee experience strategy. Engaged employees “show up,” physically, emotionally and cognitively. They are enthusiastic about what they have to do, naturally find ways to improve and excel, and generate most of the creativity, innovation and excellence in your organization.
2:45 - 3:30 pm   WA Paid & Family Medical Leave – 2020 Update
     Presented by Matt LePalm, Communications and Outreach Specialist, WA Employment Security Department


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