ALL REGISTRATIONS, including punch cards and coffee seats, are due by 10 am Friday.
This forum will dispel myths and discuss how we are stronger as a community when we embrace and engage diversity and disability. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation develops partnerships between businesses in the community and offers support and education to meet the needs of businesses that employ or provide customer service to those with disabilities.
In addition, Ruth Schoenleben, President & CEO of Nine Star Education & Employment Services will give an overview of their programs in regards to workplace diversity.
PLUS! A member presentation from Angela Kapinos, Development Manager, American Cancer Society.
Lynne Sauve is a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in Anchorage. She has over 25 years of working with people who experience disabilities. In her current position at the State of Alaska, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, she is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and part of the Statewide Business Engagement Team. She is passionate about educating people and providing as much support as needed in order to ensure success.
Marcus Sanders is the Business Relations Coordinator for the State of Alaska, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Marcus is active in the community and also was raised in Anchorage. He believes in building bridges and growth and to listen to everyone's stories.
Ruth Schoenleben (pronounced—Shane-lay-ben) is the President & CEO of Nine Star Education & Employment Services and has worn many hats during her 29-year tenure at Nine Star. Nine Star is an agency that works with under- and unemployed Alaskans helping them to become financially self-reliant before they become part of Anchorage’s homeless footprint. Ruth has served Alaskan youth and adults in various training, management, and program development capacities in rural and urban Alaska for nearly five decades. Ruth is committed to working collaboratively to build her community and her state. To that end, she has served on numerous community boards, councils, and coalitions throughout Alaska. She is currently a member of the Anchorage Homeless Prevention & Response System Advisory Council and a Commissioner on the Serve Alaska Commission. With a focus on building an Alaskan workforce that is resilient and, an economy that well serves the individual and the community, Ruth is committed to improving the quality of life for all Alaskans. On every level she seeks to build a diverse community where people of all ethnicities, economic status, age, and gender diversity engage in opportunities that lead them to a robust sense of worth and financial autonomy.
All registrations, including punch cards and coffee reservations, are due by 10 am the Friday before the forum.
CANCELLATION NOTE: To receive a full refund, registration must be canceled by 5 pm the Thursday prior to the forum. No refunds will be given after this date. Punch cards will still be punched if not cancelled by 5 pm the Thursday prior, as mentioned. If you do not arrive by 12:15 pm. your seat will be forfeited. All registrations are transferable to another person upon your request.
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