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2019 PROGRAM - From Theory to Practice
Build your skills and knowledge at the 2019 Rethinking Disability Conference - From Theory to Practice.
Learn more about how to implement the theories that we hear about each year. Take away the tools and techniques to increase employment outcomes for those you support through sessions with top presenters in the field of employment for people who have a disability.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Registration Desk Opens
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Richmond Ballroom

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

9:00pm - 11:00 pm

Conference Opening Plenary - Hitting the Targets, BUT Missing the Point?  Getting Ready for the New Order
Sarah Delicate, BBMD Consulting 

Networking Event
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton Employment Team 
Thursday, October 24th, 2019
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Richmond Ballroom
Registration Desk Opens
Buffet Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Richmond Ballroom
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Richmond Ballroom
Opening Plenary - Delivering Value to your Customer - In a System that is Broken
Rich Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, The Return on Disability Group
10:15 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions:
Thornhill Room 1A.
How to use LinkedIn as a Job Development Tool
Kate Ovington, LinkedIn Learning
Bob Vansickle, ODEN 
Markham A Room 1B.
Quality Assurance
Sarah Delicate, BBMD Consulting
Aurora Room 1C.
How to Create Sustainable Disability Employment Initiative
Deb Russell, President, Deb Russell Inc. 
12:00 pm -  1:30 pm
12:30pm - 1:00 pm
Richmond Ballroom
MentorAbility Information Session 
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions:
Thornhill Room 2A.
Accessibility in Technology
Mike Gifford, OpenConcept Consulting Inc.
Shalini Nagrani, OpenConcept Consulting Inc.
Ricardo Wagner, Microsoft Canada
Markham A Room 2B.
Rotary At Work- Why a Partnership with Rotary is Good for Business
Mark Wafer, Magleen Inc.
Mark Chipman, Director, Data and Digital Delivery, Business and Financial Services, RBC
Aurora Room 2C.  Create Great Agency Partnerships
Deb Russell, President, Deb Russell Inc. 
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Concurrent Sessions:
Thornhill Room  3A.
Innovation Showcase Pitch
Judging Panel:
Ricardo Wagner, Microsoft Canada
Elisabeth Meyer, Career Services Brockville
Chris Guillemette, Community Living North Bay 
Coming Soon...
Markham A Room  3B.
Business Panel: Perspective on Inclusive Hiring & Employment from the Private Sector
Lino Teslin, Lowe's Canada
Sarah Nishimura,  Mac-Weld Machining
Dennis Chippa, The Gathering Place
Melissa Struthers, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Moderator - Sean Callaghan, Sodexo 
Aurora Room  3C.
Youth Strategies that Work: Program Models that Deliver Results 
JobPath & Summer Employment Transitions - Jodi Delage,  NTEC 
Project Search - School to Work Transition Program - Rob Felsen, TDSB & CJ Curran, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
6:30 pm -  9:00 pm
Richmond Ballroom
Dinner Gala:
Innovator of the Year Award
Business Champions League Inductions
"ODEN's Got Talent"
Friday, October 25th, 2019
7:00 am - 8:45 am
Richmond Ballroom
Buffet Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Richmond Ballroom
ODEN Annual General Meeting
9:00 am - 10:15 pm Concurrent Sessions:
Thornhill Room  4A.
Assistive Technologies Utilized in Employment
Amanda Mastronardi, eVantage Group
Derek Roy, eVantage Group
Jan Van Der Hoop, Jobtimize 
Elisabeth Meyer, Career Services Brockville
Markham A Room 4B.
Person-Centered Employment Planning
Julie Malette, Helen Sanderson & Associates 
Aurora Room  4C.
New & Critical Skills Competencies for Employment Practitioners
Evelyn Akselrod,  Career Foundation 
Nicole Tieze, Career Foundation 
10:15 am - 10:45 am
10:45 pm - 12:00 pm  
Thornhill Room 5A.
Learning Session:  Mental Health Disorders 
John Fernandes, CAMH
Connie Ellis, CAMH
Eddie Aguiar, CAMH
Jan van der Hoop, Jobtimize
Markham A Room 5B.
Learning Session:  Sensory Disabilities 
Connie Russell, Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf  
Daryn Kilfoyle, Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf  
Aurora Room  5C.
Learning Session: Physical Disabilities
Jenny Gilker,  Spinal Cord Injury Ontario 
Marianne Kozinets,  Spinal Cord Injury Ontario 
12:00 pm -  1:15 pm
Richmond Ballroom
LinkedIn's Data on the Present (and short-term Future) of Work
Jake Hirsch-Allen, LinkedIn Learning 
1:15 pm -2:30 pm
Richmond Ballroom
Closing Plenary - From Theory to Practice: A Mulit-Agency Approach to Hiring 
Jean-Marc Valmont, Human Resource Manager, Canadian National Exhibition
Olivia Barreyre, Human Resource Generalist, Canadian National Exhibition
Closing Remarks

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