October HRMA Monthly Meeting

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Restoration Pizza: A Strategy and Framework for Employing Differently-Abled Individuals HRMA Monthly Luncheon October 15, 2019 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM (Registration closes on Friday, October 11, 2019) Guest Speakers: Nathan Winham, Program Consultant to Restoration Pizza Tara Spracklen, Bosque Brewing Co. HR Manager ***Additional registration required for Master Series***



***Additional registration required for Master Series***



Restoration Pizza: A Strategy and Framework for Employing Differently-Abled Individuals



Working with a variety of support organizations Restoration Pizza by Bosque Brewing Co., is a for-profit business actively hiring individuals with different abilities. Restoration Pizza has been able to build a staff of individuals normally underemployed due to their unique and different abilities.  This presentation will show how Bosque Brewing Co. entered into partnerships with Support Employment Organizations throughout the Albuquerque area, in addition to redesigning the recruitment process, proactively removing barriers in operations, and providing the operational framework of Restoration Pizza for an inclusive work environment with competitive opportunities, fair wages and good jobs for all.


The Learning Objectives Include:

  • Learn about partnering with Supported Employment Organizations to create a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Broaden your view of the recruitment process to allow for barrier removal and test for essential functions, capabilities, and candidate confidence using Realistic Job Previews. 
  • Learn to proactively remove barriers in multiple areas throughout the business, including hiring, scheduling, communication strategies and business operations.
  • Make a business case for hiring differently-abled individuals by learning from our business challenges and successes in developing an integrated diversity strategy. 




Nathan Winham was born and raised in northern Arkansas.  He and his family moved to Albuquerque in 2013.  Prior to moving to Albuquerque he was influential in bringing Project Search to Arkansas while employed with ACCESS Schools in Little Rock, Arkansas.  When Nathan was the lead facilitator for ACCESS Life, a program for adults 18-36 with cognitive, physical, social, and emotional disorders, he built business partnerships that have continued to thrive since leaving Arkansas. 


In January of 2017 the concept of Restoration Pizza began.  During this time, he began a dialog with Gabe Jensen, CEO of Bosque Brewing, about a new restaurant concept that served beer and pizza.  The catch was employing individuals that are differently-abled in all facets of the workforce.  Now, Restoration Pizza is a fully inclusive and operational restaurant that has multiple business partnerships and hopes to be a leader in the community for empowering differently abled individuals with competitive jobs and competitive salaries. 


Tara Spracklen is the HR Manager of Bosque Brewing Co. She has a broad range of HR Management experience with both large and small companies and specializes in the fields of employment law compliance, employee relations, hiring practices, and risk management.  Tara’s professional experience is complemented by a Bachelor in Science degree in HR Management and Operations Management. She holds the designations of a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and is member of the Society for Human Resources Management and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Human Resources Management Association of New Mexico.  Outside of the HR realm, Tara is an avid concert-goer and enjoys wood-working, and playing with her dog, Ava.


October 15th, 2019 11:15 AM   through   5:00 PM
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
United States
Event Fee(s)
HRMA Member $ 30.00
Non HRMA Member $ 45.00
Pre-Paid Event Bundle (only select if you pre-paid all lunches) $ 0.00
Board Member $ 0.00
Student Member $ 0.00
Student Member Virtual Meeting $ 0.00
Virtual Meeting $ 25.00

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