June 2017  Luncheon

June 2017 Luncheon


Veteran-Friendly Employer Training

Speaker: Dan Semsel; Regional Veterans Workforce Consultant, Ohio Department of Veterans Services

  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Speaker

Credits: This program has been submitted for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).


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Session Description and Speaker Bio

Speaker: Dan Semsel; Regional Veterans Workforce Consultant, Ohio Department of Veterans Services

Topic: Veteran-Friendly Employer Training

Learning Objectives:

1. Increase awareness of regional military demographics and culture
2. Highlight best practices from Ohio employers with established veteran hiring initiatives
3. Highlight features on OhioMeansJobs.com

Session Description:

Session Bio:
Daniel (Dan) M. Semsel, Colonel, United States Air Force (Retired) is the Southwest Ohio Regional Workforce Consultant for the Ohio Department of Veterans Services.  Dan joined the ODVS team in October, 2016. He is a veteran of Operations DESERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM and has fie deployments under his belt.   Dan brings a wealth of experience to his position and has been involved in veterans’ employment issues in the community since he retired from the Air Force in 2013.

Before joining the Department of Veterans Services, Dan led the Veterans and Employers Connection.  The “Connection” is an affiliation of employers, support service organizations and community associations in partnership with Goodwill Easter Seals Miami.  The objective of that organization is to provide meaningful, long-term employment opportunities for veterans across the Miami Valley.

On the side, Dan is an avid runner and Marathon Maniac, having completed 61 marathons and 15 ultramarathons. He twice qualified for the Western States Endurance Run, a 100 mile trail race in Squaw Valley California. He is also a certified USA Track and Field Coach who leads the 4Seasons Training Team in Kettering, Ohio.

Dan grew up in Athens, Ohio, attended Ohio University, and is a proud Bobcat who bleeds Green and White.  He is married to the former Kim Barker of Reading, Ohio.  Dan and Kim have two opinionated and artistically gifted daughters who have their father wrapped around their fingers.

Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center, Room 116
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 $ 5.00 for your luncheon ticket.
• Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
• Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - 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)

When and Where

Chapter Workshop
444 West Third Street
Date and Time
  • June 13, 2017
  • 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM