ADA Employee Accommodations: Unraveling the Chaos, Creating Compliant Solutions

  • 31 May 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MST)
  • Port of Oakland, Board Room, 2nd Floor, 530 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Hello Sacramento-Mother Lode Chapter Members,

We have been collaborating with the Northern California Chapter of IPMA (NCCIPMA) on the various workshops offered by our two chapters.  Below is information on an ADA Employee Accommodations workshop being offered by NCCIPMA and Shaw HR Consulting.  The registration fee for members is available to Sacramento-Mother Lode members.  Rachel Shaw was a presenter at the NCCIPMA annual conference earlier this year and was a very entertaining and knowledgeable speaker.  There is also a post-workshop networking social event that is included in the registration fee.  I encourage you to check it out!

ADA Employee Accommodations:

Unraveling the Chaos, Creating Compliant Solutions 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Port of Oakland

Board Room, 2nd Floor

530 Water Street*

Oakland, CA 94607 

* This training location is Amtrak-accessible (via the Oakland Jack London Square “OKJ” Station and within walking distance), Ferry-accessible (directly across from the Oakland Jack London Square Ferry Building), and BART-accessible (via the 12th Street/Oakland City Center BART station and the free Broadway Shuttle to Jack London Square).

This high octane, solutions-focused presentation will address the realities of where we are with employer accommodation obligations under Title I of the ADA/ADAAA and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Rachel Shaw is nationally known as a dynamic, enjoyable and knowledgeable expert in ADA and leave management. She will expertly guide you through how to create or enhance your disability compliance program to ensure your organization is compliant, efficient and effective when dealing with your growing number of requests for workplace and leave accommodations.

Specific topics covered during this full day session:

  • ADA/FEHA and the Disability Interactive Process
  • Making Reasonable Accommodation Decisions
  • Fitness for Duty Examinations
  • Workers’ Compensation & ADA/FEHA Coordination
  • Strategies for Managing Excessive and Abuse of Leave Issues

You won’t want to miss this highly anticipated full-day training session. Spend the day with Rachel and you will leave feeling empowered, entertained and equipped with tangible tools to enhance your organization’s good work.  


In partnership with:


Rachel Shaw, President

Shaw HR Consulting, Inc.

Rachel Shaw is the president and principal consultant of Shaw HR Consulting. With over 15 years of executive-level Human Resources experience, Rachel is known nationally as the authority on how to implement and manage the ADA Disability Interactive Process for candidates and employees. She is the designer of the key compliance protocol known as the Disability Interactive Process Hallway™. Her trainings are highly anticipated by Human Resource and Risk Management professionals as informative, dynamic and packed with real-life practical solutions. Before starting Shaw HR Consulting, Rachel served as the Director of Human Resources for the City of Oxnard and for the Montebello Unified School District. Rachel is a graduate of Brown University and later earned her MBA from Colorado State University. She is the author of the one of the most highly anticipated business books of 2017, “The Disabled Workforce.”

In celebration of Rachel’s new book, released on April 17, 2017, all registered attendees will receive a complimentary copy of

The Disabled Workforce: What the ADA Never Anticipated.

Don’t miss the book signing party after the training for an exclusive opportunity to get Rachel’s autograph!


Post-Workshop Networking Social & Book Signing Party with Rachel Shaw 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



Rosenblum Cellars

10 Clay St.**

Oakland, CA 94607 

** Rosenblum Cellars is Amtrak-accessible (via the Oakland Jack London Square “OKJ” Station and within walking distance), Ferry-accessible (located at the Oakland Jack London Square Ferry Building), and BART-accessible (via the 12th Street/Oakland City Center BART station and the free Broadway Shuttle to Jack London Square). 

Following the workshop, attendees are invited to Rosenblum Cellars for an evening of “sips and samples” featuring gourmet food by Chef Valerie Warren, complimentary wine tasting, and professional networking.  This event is included in the registration fee. 

Celebrate Rachel’s new book, titled, The Disabled Workforce: What the ADA Never Anticipated, and obtain an exclusive autograph opportunity at this book signing party. In addition, join the NCCIPMA-HR Board of Directors in welcoming two new Board members: Nancy Jeu from the Port of Oakland, and Jocelyn Turner from the City of Albany, as well as bidding farewell to Board Member Sonja Stanchina from Contra Costa Water District as she becomes the President of the Western Region of IPMA-HR effective July 2017. 

Non-workshop attendees and all HR professionals are also welcome to attend this professional networking event ($15 for Chapter members; $35 for non-members).  Click here to register for the networking social only (see below for full workshop and social registration).


Full Workshop Registration Cost: 

$199 (Chapter Member, Shaw HR Consulting Clients, and Sacramento Mother Lode Chapter Member); $299 (Non-Member) 

Registration covers all course materials and the networking social immediately following the workshop.  Lunch is not covered in the registration fee (lunch break is provided between 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Local eateries are available throughout Jack London Square).

Advanced Registration and Payment Required.


Limited Spaces Available.

Please register by May 29, 2017. 



IPMA-CP and IPMA-SCP Recertification Credits     

IPMA-HR Certified Professionals (IPMA-CP) and IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professionals (IPMA-SCP) may earn three (3) points of re-certification credits. 

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Recertification Credits 


NCCIPMA-HR is now a SHRM Recertification Provider. This program is valid

for seven (7) PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.


Hourly public parking is available at the Jack London's Waterfront Parking Garage located at 101 Washington St., which is directly across from the Port of Oakland headquarters and Rosenblum Cellars. Limited street parking may also be available. Parking is not included in the registration fee.

Public Transportation

Take Amtrak, the San Francisco-Oakland Ferry, or BART and skip traffic! Jack London Square is within walking distance to all three modes of public transportation. See above for details.

Hotel Accommodations

Jack London Square is served by the Waterfront Hotel (located at 10 Washington Street; 1 block proximity from the Port headquarters & Rosenblum Cellars; government rate available) and the Z Hotel Jack London Square (located at 233 Broadway; 3 block proximity the Port headquarters & Rosenblum Cellars). For reservations, call the Waterfront Hotel at (888) 842-5333 or the Z Hotel at (800) 633-5973. Overnight accommodation is not included in the registration fee.


Questions? Contact Board Member, Nancy Jeu

at (510) 627-1514 or