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August Chapter Meeting- Windmills: Employment Disability Inclusion Training
Hillsdale Conference Center
550 Hillsdale Drive Charlottesville, VA 22901
Charlottesville, VA 22901

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Tuesday, August 09, 2022, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Category: Events

Windmills: Employment Disability Inclusion Training



Many organizations would like to employ persons with disabilities but find that fears, biases and myths create barriers in the hiring process. The Windmills training program focuses on attitudes and human factors, while addressing concerns including legal requirements and accommodation. This presentation will review and discuss how Windmills trainings have served as an important and effective business engagement tool for educating leaders within private and public sectors resulting in the establishment of collaborative partnerships, increased employment opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities, and an increase in success employment outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities.

WINDMILLS is based on the concept that attitudes about persons with disabilities are instrumental in forming behaviors toward individuals with disabilities. If supervisors change the attitudes they have about persons with disabilities, they will be more open to changing their own behaviors. 


 Speaker Info:   

Nate Mahanes is a Business Development Manager for DARS providing services to the Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Fishersville and Culpeper field offices.

Nate’s primary function is to serve as liaison between the agency and the business community in order to promote awareness, increase education and develop public/private partnerships that increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Nate received the Virginia Community College System Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Workforce Development and was recognized as one of Lynchburg Business Magazine's "Top 20 Under 40."  He has also served on the board of directors for the Lynchburg Regional Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management since 2015 and currently serves at the Director of membership for the Virginia SHRM State Council (HRVA).



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