October Diversity Symposium 2016

Oct 12th 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7:30 - 9:00am
BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska
1919 Aksarben Drive


Michelle Krefft, MS with Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Kate Bolz, Nebraska Association of Service Providers

Topic: "HireABILITY"

Are you looking for innovative solutions to your workforce needs?  Are you open to new ideas and experiences?  Our “Hireabilty” materials are for you!  Individuals with disabilities may not be a talent pool you have considered before, even though there are many success stories!  This presentation will provide information and resources for hiring individuals with disabilities, including recruitment, advice, access to tax credits, and more.


HRAM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.  This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


This Program has been submitted for 1.5 hours of HR CREDIT from the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification  Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be  pre-approved for recertification credit.

Registration is closed.

Symposiums are smaller and less formal meetings for HRAM members and the Omaha community. It is FREE to attend; however, registration is required as seating is limited.

thank you to our Symposium sponsor:


About the Presenters

Michelle Krefft, MS, is the business consultant for Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, working with business and industry to help them understand the benefits of having a diverse workforce, specifically persons with disabilities.  Michelle began at IVRS in 2001 as a counselor in North Iowa.  During this time, she was awarded numerous awards from the Chamber of Commerce’s, Iowa Rehabilitation Association and the National Rehabilitation Association for her work with business and industry.  Michelle led the state of Iowa in outcomes for several years, helping persons with disabilities with their employment goals.  She received her Master’s Degree from Drake University.  Michelle has served in her current position for the past 2 years.

Kate Bolz is the Executive Director of the Nebraska Association of Service Providers.  She has worked for a number of non-profit organizations, most recently working at Nebraska Appleseed as the Associate Director of the Economic Opportunity Program.  Ms. Bolz also serves as an adjunct professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University and as the State Senator for District #29, serving on the Appropriations and Developmental Disabilities Oversight Committees.  She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan.






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