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Friday, November 9, 2018

2018 SHRM St. Louis & Disability:IN Disability & Veteran Inclusion Summit

Start Date: 11/9/2018 8:15 AM CST
End Date: 11/9/2018 11:30 AM CST

Fabick Cat Corporate Headquarters
101 Fabick Dr.
Fenton, MO  United States  63026

Organization Name: SHRM of Greater St. Louis

SHRM St. Louis Staff
Email: shrmstl@qabs.com
Phone: 314-892-7994

"SHRMSTL Member Registration" or "Non-Member Registration"

2018 Annual SHRM St. Louis & Disability:IN
Disability & Veteran Inclusion Summit

Session One: Mentoring as a Disability Inclusion Strategy
Mentoring programs have long been considered a great method for further developing talent. After all, nearly 80% of learning is considered to be informal learning, meaning that you are learning on the job and from your peers. Employers are on board with this learning trend and now incorporating mentoring as a strategy for disability inclusion across the employment lifecycle. Join Derek Shields and Brett Sheats from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) as they describe how to create a mentoring culture in an organization, and identify at least ten disability inclusion organizations and their mentoring programs and models that you can mirror to create a program of your own.

This session has been approved for 1.25 hours of HR (General) HRCI Credit, and is eligible for 1.25 hours of SHRM Certification Credit.

Brett Sheats currently serves as the National Project Director for the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. Through its website, AskEarn.org, EARN is a resource for employers looking to recruit, hire, retain and advance individuals with disabilities. Prior to this role, Brett was a manager with Wounded Warrior Project's Warriors to Work program. This program helped post-9/11 veterans dealing with injuries or illnesses from their time in service find employment and build careers. Brett has also worked as a finance attorney with the firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York, NY, and is a United States Army veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Brett is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and Wake Forest University.

Derek Shields is a disability inclusion consultant with 23 years of experience in employment supports, return to work, accessibility, and quality of life programs. He has worked in support of global accommodations programs, wounded warrior transition services, domestic violence programs, vocational and rehabilitation research projects, and more recently with the EARN team. A seasoned trainer and educator, Derek is EARN's link with employers for technical assistance and training. With experience creating recruitment and retention processes and programs for over 15 federal agencies and a variety of non-profit organizations. Derek took these engagements and co-founded the National Disability Mentoring Coalition, an organization committed to increasing the awareness, quality and impact of mentoring for youth and adults with disabilities. In this capacity, Derek is helping build a national mentoring opportunity pipeline and champions mentoring as a disability inclusion strategy. Derek is certified Project Management Professional with a Master's in Management and Disability Services from the University of San Francisco.

Session Two: Veteran Inclusion & Creating a Welcoming Workplace
Few employers are well-versed in military transition and often lack an understanding of military culture and mentorship. While military experience may bridge some of the gaps, there continues to be a significant lack of understanding of how military roles and experiences translate to transferable skills for many work environments, especially those requiring leadership roles, and the presence of a cultural divide in matching civilian occupational skill sets. Strategies and recommendations for helping veterans adjust to civilian workplace culture and guidance on how to help them thrive in the private sector will be shared as Lysa speaks on her personal experience of being a veteran who successfully transitioned from military to the civilian workforce.

This session has been approved for 1.0 hours of HR (General) HRCI Credit, and is eligible for 1.0 hours of SHRM Certification Credit.

Alyssa "Lysa" Harper joined Edward Jones in October 2014 and assumed her current responsibilities in October 2017. She graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and served as a logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps before returning to civilian life. She still serves as a reservist with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Harper earned an MBA from Boston University and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Unleashing Potential (formerly known as Neighborhood Houses), which focuses on four core programs that serve more than 1,200 children each week.

8:15 a.m. Breakfast & Networking
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Session One
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session Two

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Closed: 11/7/2018 11:45 PM

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