Upcoming Speakers

August 23, 2018 - Bill Drake, Assistant Athletic Director, Gonzaga University

How do you fuel the body for performance and health? How do you train for athletic endeavors or just work out to stay fit while avoiding injury or surgery?

We will look at that when Bill Drake, Assistant Athletic Director for student athletic health and wellness at Gonzaga, joins us to talk sports medicine, nutrition, mental health and more for student-athletes and anyone active.
 
Bill Drake spent 26 years at WSU, most recently as the Assistant Athletic Director for athletic training services before moving to Spokane to take a position with Gonzaga. He is in his 3rd year as Assistant AD for student athletic health and wellness at GU which encompasses sports medicine, strength and conditioning performance, nutrition, and well-being – including mental health.
Bill deals with everything from injury, illness, prevention, and screening tools to optimal sleep for student-athletes.
 
You will learn which trends and best practices for athletes apply to everyone… and there may even be a few comparisons between the Cougs and the Zags
 
Program coordinated by Julie Humphreys
 

August 30, 2018 - Devan Vaughn: Learning how to hire from an untapped technology workforce and other stories of diversity hiring.

Devan Vaughn, Senior Program Manager for Diversity & Inclusion, Redfin
 
Getting past an initial interview is difficult for anyone, but it can be nearly impossible for someone on the autism spectrum.  Even with the skills needed for the role and a degree from a prestigious university, an individual on the autism spectrum may not be set up to showcase his/her abilities in a typical hiring process.
 
A traditional interview relies on social and communication skills, which may look different for many people on the spectrum, resulting in an unemployment rate estimated at 80%. 
 
Several years ago, Microsoft pioneered a program using innovative techniques to determine if the skills of otherwise qualified applicants on the spectrum would translate into their workplace.
 
Our speaker, Devan Vaughn, developed this program at Microsoft as a Diversity Program Manager. She will share what was learned about the hiring and onboarding process – both for the applicants and the teams they joined – and takeaways that apply to businesses of all sizes.
 
Devan is currently the Senior Program Manager for Diversity & Inclusion at Redfin in Seattle. She will also share a millennial’s perspective of why workforce diversity matters and how it will impact the future of employers searching for talent in a workforce shortage. 
 
Devan grew up in Rotary Club 21. Her mom joined when Devan was 3 years old. She caught the travel bug while on a Club 21 summer exchange to Wilheim, Germany, and helped with many Rotary projects, including fundraising for the Rotary Fountain.
 
Program Coordinated by Debbie Rauen.
 

September 6, 2018 - Peg Currie, Providence Health Care

Peg Currie, Chief Operating officer here for Providence Health Care, shares her observations about the changing landscape of health care delivery in our region.
 
 
Program coordinated by Paul Read.
 
 
Speakers

Devan Vaughn, Redfin
Aug 30, 2018
Learning how to hire from an untapped technology workforce and other stories of diversity hiring
Peg Curie, Providence
Sep 06, 2018
Angel's Truck Stop
Sep 13, 2018
Mandy Manning
Sep 20, 2018
National Teach of the Year
Gonzaga Basketball
Oct 25, 2018