November 2018 Luncheon

November 2018 Luncheon


Hiring Persons With Disabilities in the Workplace

Speaker: Linda Gillis, Beverly Watkins, Jenny Lauber, Mark Tudela

Credits: This program is being submitted for approval of recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).


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Session Description and Speaker Bio

Speaker: Linda Gillis, Beverly Watkins, Jenny Lauber, Mark Tudela

Topic: Hiring Persons With Disabilities in the Workplace Legal Update

Session Description:This presentation will entail discussing hiring persons with disabilities from interview process to actual employment. This will be a panel discussion with individuals who are disabled and representatives from Goodwill Easter Seals. Persons with disabilities will share their experiences from the interview process to being hired. There will also be demonstrations regarding workplace adjustments, modifications, and technical support available to employers.
Linda Gillis is currently the Director of Red Roof Inn's National Contact Center located in Springfield, Ohio. Linda has over 25 years of experience in HR, Organizational Development, Management and Training. Linda has experience in education, non-profit, manufacturing, insurance, and hospitality. She earned her BA degree from Wilmington College in education and psychology, her MS degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Dayton and has earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from HRCI and SHRM. Linda is a current member of the Springfield Human Resources Association, Miami Valley Human Resource Association, Society for Human Resources Management and Association for Talent Development. Since all the businesses are centered around people whether they produce goods or services, Linda is focused on increasing revenue and productivity, cutting costs, improving quality and growing client satisfaction from and business and HR perspective. Linda is a member of Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association and has a therapy dog named Jake. Jake goes to work with Linda every day. Linda volunteers her time by visiting Dayton Hospice, hospitals, and other facilities with Jake.

Ponitz Conference Center, Building 12, Room 127
444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

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Session handouts will be distributed to the email address used when registering within 24-48 hours after the session.

• Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $20.00 for your workshop ticket.
• Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
• Contact Jennifer Walling - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed..


MVHRA Member: $19.00
  • This price is for 1 attendee.
Non-Member Guest: $24.00
  • This price is for 1 attendee.
MVHRA Student Member: $13.00
  • This price is for 1 attendee.
Non-Member Student Guest: $19.00
  • This price is for 1 attendee.

All meetings are held at The David H. Ponitz-Sinclair Center which is conveniently located in downtown Dayton.  Sinclair Center can be reached quickly and easily from nearby hotels and highways.

Directions to Sinclair Conference Center: Click for Map and Directions - The David H. Ponitz - Sinclair Conference Center

•Take the Third Street exit 53A off of I-75 (northbound or southbound)
•Turn right on Perry Street
•Turn right on Fourth Street, then right again into the underground parking garage beneath Sinclair Center
•Parking for the Sinclair Conference Center is at no charge (be sure to pick up your parking pass)

Thank you to our Luncheon sponsor!

When and Where

444 West Third Street
Date and Time
  • November 13, 2018
  • 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM