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Employment & Disability Forum
JANUARY 27 & 28, 2014

Event Closed

This event is open to Iowa State employees only.

Registration at 8:00 AM (day 1 only)
Forum from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (both days)

This event is sponsored by the Iowa Employment First Initiative, Iowa Disability Employment Initiative, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Iowa Department on Aging.

Milt Wright and Associates and Diversity World are pleased to announce a special two-day “Employment and Disability Forum", featuring two of the most celebrated authors and recognized trainers in the field, Richard Pimentel and Denise Bissonnette. This special training event promises to be both highly informative and deeply inspiring for those charged with assisting people with disabilities to find their place in the work world and engaging employers in the process of recruiting, hiring and retaining employees with disabilities. The combined talents of this dynamic duo guarantees a coupling of the philosophical with the practical, offering a reservoir of time-tested tools and hands-on methods for achieving placement results.

This event will address the needs and challenges of anyone involved in the work of employment and disability including:


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Each day, a light continental breakfast will be available first thing in the morning and refreshments will be available at morning and afternoon breaks.

Attendees are free to make their own arrangements for the lunch breaks. There are a variety of restaurants in the immediate neighborhood of the training site.


Registration for this event is closed and was restricted to employees only.

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Milt Wright & Associates, Inc.
18017 Chatsworth Street, Suite #530
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Toll Free: 800.626.3939
Telephone: 818.349.0858, Ext. 3
Fax: 818.349.0987
Email: info@mwadw.com

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Richard Pimentel is an internationally renowned expert on working with employers on Disability Inclusion, Job Development, Job Retention, and the ADAAA. As a consultant, keynote speaker, professional trainer, primary author of the Windmills attitude change program and author of numerous curricula and training guides, Dr. Pimentel is distinguished by his ability to predict industry trends, the needs of employers and the rehabilitation community.

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Denise Bissonnette is an internationally renowned writer, trainer and keynote speaker. For over two decades, she has inspired people and organizations throughout North America to look beyond traditional concepts of career development and to craft livelihoods rooted in the individual "genius" of each person. Her work is a rich tapestry of her talents as a poet, writer, storyteller, teacher and career developer.

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