2017 Webinar: DMEC Annual Conference Preview

DMEC StaffWebinars

Thursday, May 25

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Get an inside look at the 2017 DMEC Annual Conference during our free preview webinar. You’ll hear from four DMEC 2017 presenters about the topics they will be covering at the conference and the real-world, practical solutions they will be sharing to help you better meet the needs of your organization and employees.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover what the 2017 DMEC Annual Conference holds for you. Registration is free for both members and nonmembers.

Session Previews

Preconference Workshop: Mental Health In the Workplace

Presented by Jenny Haykin
Engaging employees in their mental health is critically important to their well-being, productivity, and success at work. This workshop will cover everything from an employee’s perspective to early detection to return to work.

ADA Accommodations: From Therapy Dogs to Supervisor Restrictions – Oh My!

Presented by Rachel Shaw
Using real-life case studies, this session will tackle some of the most difficult accommodation requests employers are getting. From therapy dogs to restrictions limiting whom someone can work with, it will help you expertly respond to, and manage, these requests for accommodation.

Workplace Violence: Real Conversations about Unimaginable Events

Presented by John Reid
This interactive session will focus on potential warning signs or contributing factors that may result in workplace violence, and will challenge participants to proactively plan for how they would respond and recover should they find their organizations involved in a real-life situation.

Paid Parental Leave: A Marketplace Shift or Fake News?

Presented by Pam Bogner
This session will examine a variety of paid parental leave policy business cases. The employer panel will present discussions and design considerations that have taken place within their companies around instituting a paid parental leave program.


Jenny HaykinJenny Haykin, MA, CRC, Integrated Leaves & Accommodations Program Manager, Puget Sound Energy

Jenny Haykin is the Integrated Leaves & Accommodations Program Manager at Puget Sound Energy. She obtained a masters’ degree in human resources development and focused her career on reasonable accommodation and transitional duty program development and training with employers such as Boeing, King County Government, and Puget Sound Energy. She utilizes stay at work and return to work as the drivers of disability management and program integration. She has trained over 1,000 supervisors, managers, VRCs, and HR professionals.

Rachel ShawRachel Shaw, MBA, President, Shaw HR Consulting Inc.

Rachel Shaw is the President and Principal Consultant of Shaw HR Consulting, Incorporated. With more than 15 years of executive-level Human Resources experience, Rachel is recognized statewide as a leader in helping public and private sector employers manage their most challenging personnel issues. Rachel and her team provide comprehensive solutions to employers on how to successfully manage the interconnected roles of human resources, workers’ compensation and disability compliance to successfully reduce litigation, the costs of claims and improve employee-employer relations throughout the process.

John ReidJohn Reid, Owner, Incident Knowledge Resources (IKR) Consulting

With more than 20 years experience in the area of Emergency Management, John has planned and executed 60+ full-scale disaster exercises in 3 countries, 5 states and acted as the healthcare liaison for  the national TOPOFF 4 drill. With the inception of IKR Consulting, John has worked with clients to provide services that range from violence prevention to humor in the workplace. In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Reid is  an in demand speaker and is passionate about the presentations he gives as they are based on his personal experiences as a military police officer and safety and security director and the valuable insights they have provided.

Pam Bogner, MS, MBA, Education Programs Manager, DMEC

Pam is Education Programs Manager at DMEC and is responsible for content development across a broad range of DMEC activities, projects, and programs.With high-level employer experience in integrated absence management (IAM), she has designed and implemented IAM strategies and interventions to improve employee health and productivity and align with broader health and wellness strategies. Prior to joining DMEC, Pam was a U.S. Benefits Program Manager for Intel Corporation, an AVP, Manager of Integrated Disability Programs at Washington Mutual, and a Senior Contracts Analyst at Nordstrom supporting employee benefits, leadership benefits, and risk management.


Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers Free