Join us for this month's SHRM Luncheon
"Non-Apparent Disabilities in the Workplace & Ethical Accommodations"
Date/Time: Thursday October 12th | 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Bellingham Golf & Country Club | 3729 Meridian Street
What We'll Cover:
This workshop will provide HR professionals with valuable insights and tools to navigate the complex ethical considerations involved in accommodating employees with non-apparent disabilities, fostering a more inclusive and equitable workplace for all.
About Our Presenters:
Dr. Josef Mogharreban - Western Washington University
Josef earned a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Washington in 2018 and brings 15 years of experience working with, and advocating for, people with disabilities at non-profits, state agencies, and in higher education. His experience includes directing disability services at North Seattle College, rehabilitation counseling for the California Department of Rehabilitation and for Colorado’s Division of Vocation Rehabilitation, and work at the University of Washington’s Access Technology Center. He has also taught at Northern Illinois University, the University of Washington, and here at Western. Josef holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Northern Illinois University.
Emily Ackerland, M.Ed. - Western Washington University
Emily M. Ackerland is a dedicated higher education disability services professional with a passion for accessibility. Emily embarked on her journey in disability services in 2012, beginning her career as a real-time captionist and providing meaningful support to students with disabilities. Her commitment to inclusivity and equity in higher education led her to pursue further education.
In 2020, Emily earned her Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Adult and Higher Education, deepening her knowledge and expertise in the field. Armed with this advanced degree, Emily has continued to make a significant impact in the disability services realm.
Currently, Emily serves as the Assistant Director in the disability services office at Western Washington University. In this role, she plays a pivotal part in shaping the university's commitment to accommodating diverse student needs and fostering an inclusive educational environment.
Emily's journey from real-time captionist to Assistant Director is a testament to her unwavering dedication to creating accessible and equitable opportunities for all students in higher education. She remains a champion for disability services at Western Washington University and beyond.
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Tickets on sale September 15th - October 6th.
General admission tickets may be purchased at the door (lunch not included).
This program is approved for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and 1 Business HRCI credit.