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    “Blind Sided” - An upbeat (and at times humorous) interactive group topic driven discussion about working with those that are blind or with low vision

    Date: August 12, 2015, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    Combining video and interactive dialogue, "Blind Sided" is designed to be an empathetic viewer experience to understand how simple courtesies could make interactions with people that are blind or with low vision, more positive and much more comfortable. 

    As our current workforce becomes more diverse with a growing number of people with disabilities, this presentation presents both practical and knowledge-based tools for working with co-workers that are blind or low vision.  Included in the film is universal messaging so the learner can apply the practical knowledge to various work place situations that involve a diverse and inclusive workplace that goes well beyond blind or low vision interactions.  

    About The Presenter:

    Mark Adreon is the Program and Partnership Development Specialist for WA State Department of Services for the Blind.  He focuses on programs and partnership development with both private and public organizations, Agency public relations and outreach including employer based tools that are both interesting and usable. 

    In his role, Mark also works closely with employers to develop and implement inclusive cultural change in the workplace for persons with disabilities.  Through his work, he also supports Statewide employer initiatives, including strategy and implementation of the 503 revisions for federal/sub-contractors and WA State Governor’s 5% disability hiring initiative. 

    Mark currently serves on multiple committees and Task forces to develop strategies to implement WA State's WorkForce Innovation and Opportunity Act's (WIOA) state plan.  WIOA involves state and WorkForce development programs including input on High Skills - High Wages, the Community and Technical College system, WorkForce Development Councils throughout the state, the One Stop Centers and certifications for WDC's and One Stops.

    In addition to his duties with the state, Mark has served on the Puget Sound Diversity and Inclusion Employment Network board of directors for 14 years and assisted in developing their monthly recruitment events and 2 annual Diversity and Inclusion conferences.  Serving as a commissioner on the City of Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities has provided Mark the opportunity to work in a cross disability focused Commission to develop bridges of understanding as well as provide a voice of the disability community to speak to City agencies and departments.

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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

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    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

          *This program is approved for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credit.


    *This program is approved for 1 HRCI credit.

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit



    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

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