2021 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


For three days, state-wide HR Professionals making great ideas happen...

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Tuesday, Oct 12 2021
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Volunteer Training & Bag Stuffing

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Main Stage Rehearsal

Ballroom ABCD, Devos Place

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Volunteer, Leadership & Resource Partner Kick Off Event (invite only)

Wednesday, Oct 13 2021
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Event Kick Off

Ballroom ABCD, Devos Place

09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Keynote: The New HR - Harsh Reality with Herman Moore Sponsored by Lockton Companies

Speaker(s): Herman Moore Credits:

Ballroom ABCD, Devos Place

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Keynote: Mastering the Art of Excellence with Angela Moore Sponsored by Lockton Companies

Speaker(s): Angela Moore Credits:

Ballroom ABCD, Devos Place

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Autographs with Herman & Angela Moore in the Exhibit Hall

Speakers:   Angela Moore Herman Moore Credits:

Exhibit Hall C, Devos Place

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Exhibitor Hours & Lunch

Exhibit Hall C, Devos Place

01:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Keynote: Unleashing the Power of Diversity or Everyday Thinking: Maximizing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging with Tammy Bennett Sponsored by Dinsmore

Speaker(s): Tammy Bennett Credits:

Ballroom ABCD, Devos Place

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour sponsored by Gibson

Exhibit Hall C, Devos Place

Thursday, Oct 14 2021
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

Breakfast

08:00 AM - 08:15 AM

SHRM Update

Ballroom ABCD, Devos Place

08:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Legal Summit Sponsored by Dinsmore

Speakers:   Tom Cedoz James Reid Andrey Tomkiw Credits:

Ballroom ABCD, Devos Place

Spend the morning learning from industry experts on a wide variety of topics updating you on the latest Legal Updates, Strategies, and Issues Surrounding the Litigious Employee Environment.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Deep Dive- Legal Session

Ballroom ABCD, Devos Place

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Breakout Session I

Location Session Title Presenter(s) Credits
Grand Gallery A Adjust Your Voice, I Can't Hear You! Andre Kelly
Grand Gallery B Understanding & Using Your Current Life & Disability Benefits To Maximize Employee Retention/Recruitment Shamus OKeefe
Grand Gallery C The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Journey Gary Abernathy
Grand Gallery D GROWTH Steve Lowisz
Grand Gallery E Brave Speaks: Values, Boundaries and Your Superpower Meagan Krzywosinski
Gallery Overlook C/D Hiring, Retention, Onboarding, and Employee Development Metrics and Best Practices Mike Kestly
Gallery Overlook E/F Leading in the Experience Age: HR’s Guide to the New Workforce Paradigm Ed Krow
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Exhibitor Hours & Lunch

Exhibit Hall C, Devos Place

01:45 PM - 02:45 PM

Breakout Session II

Location Session Title Presenter(s) Credits
Grand Gallery B Steps to Reduce Pharmacy Spend for a Self-Funded Employer Brian Lemoine
Grand Gallery C The Dust Has Settled. What Now? Daniel Russell
Grand Gallery D Employee Finanancial Wellness: Go beyond health insurance and a 401(k) Scott Dobson
Grand Gallery E Ethical Leadership As We Move Forward Cassie Goodband Sonja Burnside Jeanne Bolhuis
Gallery Overlook A/B COACHING FOR EXCELLENCE: How to retain and energize your top talent by creating an engaged and inclusive workforce. Phil Martin
Gallery Overlook C/D Hiring Culture Nicole Anderson
Gallery Overlook E/F Riding the Liquid Workforce Wave Monica Lloyd
Grand Gallery A Creating Credibility With the C-Suite - Understanding HR’s Role in the Value Chain Tina Marie Wohlfield
01:45 PM - 02:15 PM

2022 Booth Location Raffle for Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall C, Devos Place

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Breakout Session III

Location Session Title Presenter(s) Credits
Grand Gallery A Mental Health Awareness and Those Critical Conversations Trina Ruokola Lisa Stanely
Grand Gallery B Using Data to Gain a Multi-Dimensional Understanding of your Employee Population Jeff Faber
Grand Gallery C Developing Your Organizations First Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan Nichole Hoskins
Grand Gallery D Leveraging Data to Drive Decisions Alex Kreibich
Grand Gallery E Motivate, Communicate, Innovate- Effective Leadership Through Neuroscience JULIE ANDERSON
Gallery Overlook C/D Brainstorming with Da Vinci: An Entertaining Approach to Generate Next Level Ideas Eric Bowe Linda Taylor
Gallery Overlook E/F COVID-19 Employment Liability and Risk Mitigation Measures Amanda Fielder Ed Bardelli
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM

Breakout Session IV

Location Session Title Presenter(s) Credits
Grand Gallery B Compliance: The Biggest Year Since ACA - What?! Ed Fensholt Scott Behrens Paula Day Elaine Coffman
Grand Gallery C Building a Transformational Culture Mike Novakoski
Grand Gallery D Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Where to start your journey Fiona Jamison
Grand Gallery E Becoming influential beyond your spot on the org chart Jim Lewis
Gallery Overlook A/B Level Up: Building Confidence and Unlocking Opportunity Kari Bergman Kat Schulte
Gallery Overlook C/D Five Innovative Action Steps to Tool Up Your Recruiters & Build Pipelines to Attract the Future Leaders of Gen Z Rebecca Ahmed
Grand Gallery A Organizational Strategy – Developing an employee engagement strategy that drives business results Shawn Premer
Gallery Overlook E/F A Fireside Chat with Rob Hampton, Head of Human Resources at Morgan Stanley John Rogers Rob Hampton Mark Rogers
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

HR Extravaganza sponsored by USI

Friday, Oct 15 2021
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Grab & Go Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Prize Giveaway, Awards & Closing

Ballroom ABCD, Devos Place

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote: Finding Your Purpose with Amanda Meyer

Speaker(s): Amanda Meyer Credits:

Ballroom ABCD, Devos Place

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Book Sale and Autographs with Amanda Meyer

Speaker(s): Amanda Meyer Credits:

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Volunteer Leader, Exhibitor & RP Brunch (invite only)

PAST CONFERENCES


Previous Themes:

  • 2008: Back to the Future of HR
  • 2007: People, Passion, Profit: HR Delivering Value
  • 2006: Raising the Bar in HR
  • 2005: Charting the Depths of HR
  • 2004: Ignite, Inspire, Innovate
  • 2003: Capitalize Your HR Connections
  • 2002: Harness the Power of HR
  • 2001: Future Faces of HR
  • 2000: Opening Roads to Organizational Excellence
  • 1999: HR @ Warp. Speed
  • 1998: Building On Our Foundations
  • 1997: HR in the ER
  • 1996: Best Practices in HR

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