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    Chapter Meeting: Discovering Washington's Hidden Workforce

    Date: June 20, 2019, 7:30am – 9:30am
    South Puget Sound SHRM
    C.I. Shenanigans
    3017 Ruston Way
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    SHRM Member Pre-Paid - $25 / Non-Member Pre-Paid $30 / Walk-Ins - $35
    Event Type:
    2019 Breakfast Meeting
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    Discover Washington's Hidden Workforce


    Please welcome Deanna Rodkey, a Career Specialist with Correctional Industries, a division within the Washington State Department of Corrections!  Deanna will be speaking with us on how to connect with individuals releasing from Correctional Industries, and giving us tips on how to tap into Washington's hidden workforce!  Deanna will share valuable information about the Washington State Job Training program, a service provided through Correctional Industries.  She will explain the value of hiring someone releasing from CI, and help us understand whether someone who has served time in the prison system is truly ready to change his or her life.  She will help us answer some tough questions, such as why we as employers should care about this talent pool, and whether these individuals deserve a second chance.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will learn how to connect with individuals releasing from Correctional Industries, and learn how to tap into Washington's hidden workforce.
    • Participants will understand the Washington State incarceration and release rates, and how they impact our communities.
    • Participants will learn about federal programs available to benefit employers who hire individuals with felonies in their background.


    1.0 General Credit pending approval through SHRM & HRCI

    About the Speakers:

    Deanna Rodkey is a Career Specialist for Correctional Industries, a division within the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC). Deanna works with individuals transitioning back to their communities after incarceration. Through her 20-year career, she has worked as a Detention Officer for Clallam County Juvenile and Family Services, reserve Police Officer for the City of Longview, Corrections Deputy for the Lewis County Sheriff’s office and Classification Counselor for DOC at Stafford Creek Correction Center.

    Deanna has her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, served as the Vice President for the Washington State Jail Association, is currently a facilitator for the multi county Community Partnership for Transition Services (CPTS) and sits on several reentry boards across Washington State. She collaborates with many business groups, state, and nonprofit agencies to promote successful reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals.

    Information on Registration: Early Bird Registration ($10.00 discount) will be available until 4:00pm two days prior to the event. Please be sure to register by 4:00pm to be eligible for the early bird discount and to assist us in ensuring that we have an adequate number of hand-outs and enough space/food for all our guests.

    All Late Registrations/Walk-ins cost is $35.00 regardless of being a SPS SHRM member or not.

    **There is limited seating; Late Registrations/Walk-ins may be limited based on number of preregistered.