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    Accommodating Special Needs & Mental Illness

    Date: August 9, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Heart of Illinois - Human Resource Council
    Lariat Steakhouse
    2232 West Glen Avenue
    Peoria, IL 61614
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    1.5 SHRM PDC's & 1.5 HRCI Credits 
    • 11:15am-11:45am Registration
    • 11:30am Lunch
    • 11:45am-12:00pm Council Updates
    •  12:00pm – 1:30pm  Program 


    Pamela Creager PHR, SHRM CP will provide information to inspire fellow HR professionals to reach out to the disability community when they have a position to fill.

    A short review of the ADA and ADAA, labor statistics and successful solutions to making accommodations in the workplace will be provided. Pamela has invited an employment specialist from the Department of Rehabilitation to share how their office is ready to help make a perfect fit for qualified candidates.

    We will talk about mental illness in the workplace and how we can make reasonable accommodations that will allow them to be successful employees.

    Speaker Bio:  

    Pamela has over 35 years of human resource experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. She is currently the Director of Human Resources at Peoria Production Shop and has worked there for 17 years. In this position she is responsible for recruiting, retention, staff development and training, policy development and implementation, benefits administration, safety, employment social services and other assorted human resource responsibilities. Pamela has also held human resource positions at Staff Management and Interim Personnel of the Quad Cities.

    Any person who knows Pamela is aware she has a passion for providing a workplace of inclusion. She believes there is a perfect job fit for all who want to work and she does her best to provide perfect matches at PPS.

    Prior to moving to IL from Boston, MA in 1995, she spent 10 years working for a specialty food company, holding several positions including Director of Human Resources, Restaurant Manager, Director of Operations and Catering and Event Manager.

    Her community activities include Past President of Heart of Illinois Society for Human Resources, Special Olympics Golf Coach, PARC/EP!C Board Chair, volunteer interviewer for local schools and DRS offices, Continuous Improvement Committee for Workforce Development, Past Chair of CIBLN, State Rehabilitation Council and many other short term volunteer projects. She was also the recipient of the 2011, 25 Women in Leadership award.

    In her spare time, Pamela enjoys attending Special Olympic events, travel, theater, time at the Y, reading a good book on her deck, cooking and entertaining her friends with her pitiful golf skills.


    2017 Meeting Fees
    $25.00 Heart of Illinois HR Council Member
    $25.00 First Time Guest
    $40.00 Non-Member
    $25.00 Student


    1.5 SHRM PDC's & 1.5 HRCI Credits