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The Midwest DDIA Conference is a 1 1/2 day conference covering a wide spectrum of Diversity & Disability topics. We have partnered with the Indiana BLN network to create this exciting and important conference. The conference is only $250 and concludes on Thursday, August 23 at 4:00 p.m. The conference starts immediately following the closing keynote of HR Indiana.
General Session Speakers:
Jenn Lim is the CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness (DH), a company she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and in everyday life.
Jenn has been a consultant with Zappos from its start-up days in 2003 to the $2B business it is today. She created the Zappos Culture Book, an embodiment of how companies can use happiness as a business model to increase productivity and profitability.
Travis Mills’s keynote speech teaches and inspires audiences nationwide to “Never give up. Never quit.” no matter the obstacles or circumstances. Travis’s larger-than-life personality, sense of humor and incredible spirit for life engages audiences from the moment he takes center stage.
In the heart and soul of every person is the gift of Greatness. Whitfield uses his life’s story of growing up poor and with a physical disability in southeastern Arkansas to demonstrate how one can overcome obstacles and achieve positive life outcomes. He focuses on the importance of self-advocacy, the dangers that failing to take responsibility for one’s own life can have on the trajectory of one’s future. His message prompts attendees to uncover their aspirations, create meaningful goals, and despite current conditions, to never give up on attaining them. Once discovered and understood, the Greatness within can provided the catalyst for lasting achievement.
Tami Earnhart is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group and Health Care Group at IceMiller, LLP. She represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including discrimination and other litigation, claims filed with administrative agencies, and labor arbitrations. She helps employers avoid employment disputes, when possible, and advises companies in making personnel decisions and creating policies in compliance with state and federal laws, including FMLA and affirmative action policies.