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PADES Day 2

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 – Day 2

7:30am
7:30 – 9:00am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15am
Opening Comments

Kevin Friel Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs

9:15 – 10:15am
Plenary Speaker

Randy Lewis Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Walgreen Co.

10:15 – 10:30am
Break
10:30 – 12:00pm
Breakout Session 7:

TBA To Be Confirmed

Breakout Session 8:

Taking an Employer Relations Approach to Placement
Session Details
Goodwill of Southwestern PA
- Raeanne Olander
- Lisa Cambell

Breakout Session 9:

CVS Caremark Collaboration for Regional Distribution Center
Workforce On-Boarding Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Session Details
PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Ralph Roach
- Joe Rushin
- Karen Walsh-Emma

CVS Caremark
- Leslie Reis

NT Access VR
- Tobi Bickweat

12:00 – 1:30pm
Lunch
1:30 – 3:00pm
Breakout Session 10:

Charming – Not Harming – Your Career
Soft Skills and Techniques to Maximize and Maintain Employment Outcomes

Session Details

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Kimberly Robinson, MS
- Whitney Tarver, MS, CRC

Breakout Session 11:

Business to Business Networking Session
Private Session by Invitation Only

Session Details

- Randy Lewis, Walgreens
- Deb Russell, Walgreens
- Mike Kinger, Lowes
- Mary Beth Posluzny, Lowes

Breakout Session 12:

Smart Technology in the Workplace
Blackberry, iPads, Androids, Oh My!!

Session Details
PA’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
- Jamie Prioli

3:00 – 3:30pm
Break
3:30 – 5:00pm
Breakout Session 13:

Leaving Systems to Secure Community Outcomes
Session Details
- Dana Olsen

Breakout Session 14:

Successful Employment Models for People with Disabilities
Session Details
- Deb Russell, Walgreens
- Mike Kinger, Lowes
- Mary Beth Posluzny, Lowes

Breakout Session 15:

Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace
Session Details
PA’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
- Jamie Prioli

6:00 – 9:00pm
An Evening of Art & Entertainment

Display of artwork created by artists with disabilities
Session Details

Musical entertainment provided by Brooke Fox

 

Day 2: Session Details

10:30am to 12:00pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 7: TBA

More information coming soon.

10:30am to 12:00pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 8: Taking an Employer Relations Approach to Placement

Participants will learn how Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s decision to dedicate staff to focus on employers as a primary customer has resulted in long term relationships and creative partnerships, enhancing opportunities for our job seekers. Participants will learn how they can apply the approaches used by Goodwill.

10:30am to 12:00pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 9: CVS Caremark Collaboration for Regional Distribution Center Workforce On-Boarding Opportunities for People with Disabilities

A moderated panel will review how a CVS Caremark Regional Distribution Center (RDC) worked with the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation-CSAVR National Employment Team- VR NET, NY Access-VR, Blind Agency-CBVH and PA OVR to employ People with Disabilities at the new CVS RDC in Chemung NY near Sayre, PA.

1:30pm to 3:00pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 10: Charming – Not Harming – Your Career: Soft Skills and Techniques to Maximize and Maintain Employment Outcomes

Sometimes new workers make common mistakes that get them fired. This workshop will assist Human and Social Service Specialists as well as Job seekers and new hires with developing and strengthening the soft skills and techniques needed to maintain employment.

1:30pm to 3:00pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 11: Business to Business Networking Session – Private Session by Invitation Only

This session will be led by business leaders who have made a commitment to expanding their companies' diversity efforts to include people with disabilities. It will be an interactive session with the opportunity to freely discuss ways your company can join the movement, express your concerns, and brainstorm pathways to success with your peers.

1:30pm to 3:00pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 12: Smart Technology in the Workplace - BlackBerry, iPads, Androids, Oh My!

Come learn about smart technologies and how they can be used in the workplace (and home, school and community!) to support employees with disabilities. A review of the built-in accessibility features, as well as an overview of the variety of apps available will be provided. (Beginner-intermediate level session)

3:30pm to 5:00pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 13: Leaving Systems To Secure Community Outcomes

Participants will learn how service systems in Pennsylvania have lost their way in supporting people toward an everyday life. Participants will learn about new ways to organize support for people utilizing generic services, natural supports and other resources in ways that are accountable, appropriate, and cost-effective.

3:30pm to 5:00pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 14: Successful Employment Models for People with Disabilities

The audience will hear how two companies developed successful model programs for people with disabilities to enter the workforce. Hear how Walgreens designed a program that gained national attention and inspired other companies, including Lowe's, to develop similar programs within their corporations. Discussion will include best practices for service providers when dealing with corporations.

Presenters: Deb Russel, Walgreens; Mike Kinger, Lowes; Mary Beth Posluzny, Lowes

3:30pm to 5:00pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 15: Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

Employers and employees can decrease the impact of a disaster by taking appropriate steps to prepare before an event occurs. A workplace emergency plan can help employees with sensory, mobility and cognitive disabilities know what to do for an evacuation or shelter-in-place events. (All level session)

6:00pm to 9:00pm | Back to Agenda

An Evening of Art & Entertainment

What better way to end the day than by joining everyone for a relaxed evening as we celebrate the arts. Entertainment will be provided by Brooke Fox, a talented musician who never let her disability hold her back. Displays of artwork created by artists with disabilities will be available to view and purchase. Stop by, visit with old friends and hopefully make some new ones! Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available, as well as a cash bar.

Brooke Fox