[Nfbnet-members-list] 2014 NFB Job Seeker Seminar

Dick Davis ddavis at blindinc.org
Tue Jun 24 00:58:49 UTC 2014

NFB Employment Committee 2014 Job Seeker Seminar
The Interlocking Power Triad of Job Seeking:
Skill, Connection, Presentation
Tuesday July 1, 2014
8:30 a.m. to Noon, Room W203B, Orlando Convention Center, Level 2
8:30 to 8:40: Intro, overview, expectations - Dick Davis and Robert L. Newman
8:40 to 9:10 – SKILL: Blinndness Skills Panel
·        Pam Allen, Executive Director, 
Louisiana Center for the Blind, Ruston, LA
·        Julie Deden, Executive Director, 
Colorado Center for the Blind, Littleton, CO
·        Dan Wenzel, Executive Director, BLIND, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

9:10 to 9:30 – >SKILL: Technology Skills
·        Jan Brandt, Program Specialist, 
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Lincoln, NE
9:30 to 10:00 – CONNECTION: Networking Panel
·        David Ticchi, Public School 
Teacher and Special Assistant to the President of Legal Seafood, Boston, MA
·        Carlos Servan, Deputy Director, 
VR, Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Lincoln, NE
·        Michael Bullis, Executive 
Director, Image Center, Baltimore, MD
10:00 to 10:20 – CONNECTION: Social Media
·        Corbb O’Connor, President & 
Business Growth Consultant, O'Consulting Group; Louisville, KY
10:20 to 10:40 – CONNECTION: Career Exploration <
·        Joe Strachey, AFB Career Connect, New York, NY
10:40 to 11:00 – CONNECTION: Federal Employment, iincluding resumes
·        Erika Crawford, U.S. Coast 
Guard, Office of Civilian Human Resources
11:00 to 11:20 – PRESENTATION: “So, tell mme about yourself. . .”Â
·        Bethel Murphy, 
Career-Readiness/Transition Specialist, Louisiana 
Center for the Blind, Ruston, LA
·        Dick Davis, Assistant Director 
for Employment Programs, BLIND, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
11:20 to 11:40 - PRESENTATION: Interviewing
·        Chuck Young, President, andÂ
·        Colleen Wunderlich, Director of 
The Forsythe Center for Employment and 
Entrepreneurship, Hadley School for the Blind, Winnetka, IL
11:40 to 12:00 - PRESENTATION: Turning Blindness into a Diversity AssetÂ
·        Phil LaBarbera, HR Consultant, 
Diversity & Inclusion, Oracle, Redwood Shores, CA
12:00 - Wrap Up
Next steps:Â  Mingle with the presenters or 
invite them to lunch. From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
attend the 2nd annual NFB Job Fair in Grand 
Ballroom A, Level 1 in the hotel. Meet over 20 
employers, all interested in hiring blind people. 
Go to the Employment Committee meeting on Friday, 
July 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Salon 16, Level 
2 in the hotel. It will include a job exchange 
for employers and jobseekers, so bring your resumes and job postings.Â
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