Event Calendar

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

January 23rd Dinner Meeting

Date(s): January 23, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM  CST - 8:00 PM  CST

"SHRM STL Member Registration" or "Non-Member Registration"

Committee Fair, Happy Hour & Dinner Meeting
January 23, 2019

SHRM St. Louis Committee Fair & Pre-Dinner Happy Hour: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Our Committee Fair is an opportunity to learn about SHRM St. Louis Committees and volunteer opportunities, to develop professionally, as well as a chance for all members to network and get to know each other better. Come have a drink and talk to committee members about the many benefits of volunteering with SHRM St. Louis. Click here to view a complete list of committees.

Buffet Dinner: 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

Keynote Presentation: 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.
Up Your Disability IQ in 2019
Get "Real World" Experience

Presented by
David J. Newburger, JD, Founder & Co-Director
Jason Hartsfield, MSW, Adult Career Services Coordinator
Starkloff Disability Institute

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was conceived with the goal of integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of life, particularly the workplace and the marketplace. Sensitivity toward people with disabilities is not only in the spirit of the ADA, it makes good business sense. It can help you expand your business, better serve your customers or develop your audience. When supervisors and co-workers use sound workplace practices, employees with disabilities feel more comfortable and work more productively. This program will provide "real world" tips for you to follow.

Join us for a discussion on various employment scenarios based on the real world experiences of real-life job candidates. The scenarios will represent problems that emerged at various aspects of the job history in these phases:
  • hiriing and interviewing
  • accommodating
  • managing and supervision
  • disciplining and termination
Tables will discuss how the situation should be handled. At the end of the exercise, the presenters will lead a room-wide discussion.

About Our Presenters
David Newburger
is Co-Director of the Starkloff Disability Institute and the Commissioner on the Disabled for the City of St. Louis. In all his capacities, he works toward the fundamental goal of making it possible for individuals with disabilities to be full and active participants in the community. In the Starkloff Disability Institute, his main goal is to help employers find ways to hire, retain and promote individuals with disabilities.

David has an A.B. from Oberlin College and J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He came to St. Louis to be Assistant Professor of Law at Washington University where he taught business law courses. After seven years, he opened the law firm of Newburger & Vossmeyer. During that period for three years, he taught Securities Regulation as Adjunct Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law.

David and his late wife, Toby, have one married daughter and two grandchildren. He had polio as an infant and has mobility and related disabilities.

Jason Hartsfield was born with hereditary version of ocular albinism and has been legally blind since birth. While earning his masters degree in social work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, Jason conducted projects for the St. Louis Office of Developmental Disability Resources, National MS Society, and St. Louis Center for Hearing and Speech that allowed him to develop and expertise in program development and evaluation. After graduating from the 2013 Starkloff Career Academy Capstone Course, Jason worked as a crisis worker for Behavioral Health Response, then as a low vision therapist for the Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired where he utilized his professional knowledge and personal experiences to assist and motivate patients experiencing vision loss. Having volunteered for Starkloff since 2013, Jason became a full-time employee in 2016. He now develops and delivers Career Academy programs and provides one-on-one career consulting to job seekers with disabilities.

SHRM St. Louis Members - Included in Dues
Non-Member - $60

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