Do you know how to access one of the greatest talent pools today, people with disabilities? Hear the experts explain how to recruit and feel comfortable interviewing people with disabilities, focused on professional positions. Ben Trockman, Old National Bank; Chris Dunlavy, Eli Lilly & Company; and Carlos E Taylor, Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health (formally the Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence) will discuss, from their professional experience, recruitment techniques, engagement opportunities and retention strategies focused on diversity and inclusion. In partnership with Tangram Business Resourcing.
BoCK Competencies discussed:
Interpersonal cluster (Relationship Management, Communication, and Global & Cultural Effectiveness)
People domain- Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement & Retention
Workplace competency- Diversity and Inclusion
Program is certified for 1.25 SHRM and HRCI credits.
*Note: This is a lunch meeting, not breakfast as previously done with IndySHRM North*
A graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Trockman joined Old National Bank in 2014, and is now in the role of into the role of Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Specialist. Ben has been challenged to assist Old National to become a leader in disability employment and inclusion through education and awareness, while working to enhance recruiting efforts and rethinking the hiring processes to successfully recruit, on-board and employ people with disabilities. Ben also manages the Achieve Ability professional mentoring program at Old National Bank.
Ben is active within the disability advocacy community, and works with legislators in Washington DC and Indianapolis to improve employment opportunities, airline accessibility and healthcare options for people with disabilities. He previously served as a National Ambassador for Easter Seals.
In 2015, Trockman was presented with the “Spirit of Ability Award” by BraunAbility in recognition of his efforts at Old National. In July 2016, Ben was nominated as an “Honorary Torchbearer” for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. Ben was presented with the “Individual Achievement Award” by Leadership Evansville and, most recently, Ben was nominated by the Evansville Business Journal as a “20 under 40.”
Ben serves on the Easter Seals Southwestern Indiana board, the Alumni Council of University of Southern Indiana, the Indiana ABLE Authority board, and has been a passionate supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Evansville.
Ben Trockman resides in Evansville Indiana.
Chris Dunlavy is currently an Associate Consultant – Contract Writer within Legal Operations at Eli Lilly & Company. In this role, Chris works with Lilly’s affiliates outside of the United States to set up systems and processes to improve their workflow for creating, managing and retaining contracts. Previously, Chris received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Purdue University and went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University in Chicago. From there, Chris began his legal career specializing in residential and commercial real estate transactions. However, in 2008, Chris was diagnosed with Cone-Rod Dystrophy and declared Legally Blind. Since that time, he has embarked on a journey to learn the adaptive skills necessary to live a fully independent life both personally and professionally.
Carlos Taylor is the Program Manager of the Gregory S. Fehribach (GSF) Center at Eskenazi Health, formally known as the Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence. He works closely with the program director, Larry Markle, to provide meaningful paid internship opportunities for Indiana college students with physical disabilities. Prior to becoming the program manager for the GSF Center in June 2019, Carlos was the Adaptive Computer Technology Specialist at Ball State University. From the fall of 2003 until May of 2019, he provided technology and alternative media solutions to Ball State University students, staff, and faculty with disabilities. Carlos earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology from Ball State University in 2002 and earned his masters of science degree in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State in 2005. Carlos is often seen accompanied by his 3-year-old Seeing Eye dog, Ewok.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Registration begins: 11:00 am *Note: This is a lunch meeting, not breakfast as previously done with IndySHRM North*
Introduction & Table Discussions: 11:30 am
Program begins: 11:45 am
Program concludes: 1:00 pm
Indiana Wesleyan University - Indianapolis North campus
3777 Priority Way S Dr
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
Members: $30 ($25 before 8/30/19)
Non-members: $40 ($35 before 8/30/19)
Flat-Rate Program: $0
A $5 early bird discount will be applied to registrations received a week prior to the event.