Conference Schedule


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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:00AM - 6:30PM

Registration Open

7:00AM - 8:30AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30AM - 4:00PM
HR Leadership Summit
Time Presentation Title Presenter Credits
8:30AM - 10:15AM Cultural Transformation Through Total Rewards Eileen Vernor & Jeff Tomschin 1.00 General Credits
10:15AM - 10:30AM Break - Outside of Governor's Hall
10:30AM - 11:30AM Thought Leadership/Business Approach Pavan Muzumdar 1.00 General Credits
11:30AM - 12:30AM Lunch - Inside Governor's Hall
12:30AM - 1:30PM Talent Apocalypse Jim Bitterle 1.00 General Credits
1:30PM - 2:30PM Employee Experience: A Strategic Model Joan Morehead 1.00 General Credits
2:30PM - 2:45PM Break - Outside of Governor's Hall
2:45PM - 4:00PM Small Moves for Big Impact: Liberating structures for transformational organizational change. Dr. Diana Wong 1.00 Business Credits
8:30AM - 4:00PM
Employment Law Summit
Time Presentation Title Presenter Credits
8:30AM - 9:45AM Contemporary Workplace Issues: Marijuana, #Me Too & More James Boutrous 1.00 General Credits
9:45AM - 10:45AM Benefit Blunders: Real Life Mistakes You Don't Want to Repeat Sara Tountas 1.00 General Credits
11:00AM - 12:15AM Managing Discipline and Employee Complaints: #Me Too and Other Workplace Issues Aaron Graves 1.00 General Credits
1:15PM - 2:30PM Best Practices For Managing Competing "Rights" In The Workplace Terry Bonnette 1.00 General Credits
2:45PM - 4:00PM Harassment in the Workplace: New Awareness & Strategies to Address an Old Problem Maureen Rouse-Ayoub 1.00 General Credits
8:30AM - 3:45PM

STUDENT HR GAMES COMPETITION

HR Games is a friendly, state-wide competition where HR students test their HR knowledge in a Jeopardy-style game format.

4:05PM - 5:45PM
Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies - Michigan Ballroom

Time Presentation Title Presenter Credits
4:30PM - 5:45PM Preparing Today For Tomorrow's HR: Expect The Unexpected Kevin Mulcahy 1.25 General Credits
5:45PM - 8:00PM

GRAND OPENING RECEPTION - Governor's Hall

MISHRM EXPOSITION OPENS - Governor's Ballroom

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:00AM - 5:00PM

REGISTRATION OPEN

7:00AM - 8:30AM

EXHIBIT HALL OPENS - Governor's Hall

7:00AM - 8:30AM

BREAKFAST - Governor's Hall

8:30AM - 10:10AM
General Session - Michigan Ballroom

Callie Zipple, SHRM Field Services Director

Time Presentation Title Presenter Credits
8:45AM - 10:00AM THE FUTURE OF HR: 4 Strategies to Meet Business Challenges & Deliver Maximum Impact Jennifer McClure 1.25 General Credits
10:10AM - 10:40AM

BREAK - Governor's Hall

10:40AM - 12:00AM
Breakout Session I
Location Presentation Title Presenter Credits
A - MI Ballroom FMLA Rachel Johnson 1.00 General Credits
B - Mackinac Room Fight Back- Take Control of Your Pharmacy Spending Brian Cote' & Rich VanParet 1.00 General Credits
C - Peninsula Room Finding the "Sweet Spot" in Recruiting and Branding! Lauren Rauch 1.00 General Credits
D - Tower A&B The Real Levers for Culture Change and How to Pull Them: Change Leaders (to) Change Culture Tom Giberson 1.00 General Credits
E - Tower C An Inclusive Work Culture: They asked HR to Build It Veretta Nix 1.00 General Credits
12:00AM - 1:00PM

LUNCH - Governor's Hall

1:00PM - 2:15PM
Breakout Session II
Location Presentation Title Presenter Credits
A - Tower A&B Sexual Harrassment Training Katie Stewart 1.00 General Credits
B - MI Ballroom The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration - Mega Session Mike Aitken 1.00 General Credits
C - Mackinac Room Extreme Benefits Communication Makeover: Modernize Your Methods for a Multigenerational Workforce Amy Hall 1.00 General Credits
D - Tower C Get off your Phone Allison Beers 1.00 General Credits
E - Peninsula Room Little Known Employment Laws that Can Cost Employers BIG Money James Reid 1.00 General Credits
2:15PM - 2:35PM

BREAK- EXHIBITOR HALL

2:35PM - 3:50PM
Breakout Session III
Location Presentation Title Presenter Credits
A - Peninsula Room The Health and Wellbeing of your workforce affects your bottom line Bret Jackson 1.00 General Credits
B - Mackinac Room Re-Inventing: A Roadmap to Meet the Challenges of the Future and Achieve Success Jennifer McClure 1.00 General Credits
C - Tower C Beyond Emojis: Emotional Resilience that Lasts a Lifetime Erin Barbosa 1.00 General Credits
D - Tower A&B Best Practices in Succession Planning Matt Bertman 1.00 General Credits
E - MI Ballroom The Conflict Savvy Leader Leslie Fiorenzo 1.00 General Credits
3:50PM - 4:10PM

BREAK - Governor's Hall

4:00PM - 4:00PM

MISHRM SILENT AUCTION CLOSES - Governor's Hall

4:10PM - 5:45PM
General Session & MISHRM HR Professional of the Year Award

Michigan Ballroom

Time Presentation Title Presenter Credits
4:10PM - 5:25PM Learning to Grow: The Hagerty Story. McKeel Hagerty 1.25 General Credits
5:25PM - 5:45PM MISHRM HR Professional of the Year Award Program
5:45PM - 8:00PM

HAYRIDES - Resort Main Entrance

7:00PM - 9:30PM

HR EXTRAVAGANZA - Outside Tent

Weather permitting, otherwise the event will be held in the Michigan Ballroom.

Friday, October 19, 2018
7:00AM - 11:00AM

Exhibit Hall Opens - Governor's Hall

7:00AM - 8:30AM

BREAKFAST - Governor's Hall

8:30AM - 9:45AM
Breakout Session IV
Location Presentation Title Presenter Credits
A - MI Ballroom Communicating to Achieve Results Laura Boone 1.00 General Credits
B - Mackinac Room Harness the Power of Leadership Dave Bann 1.00 General Credits
C - Tower A&B The Human Connection at Work: Supporting employees with personal challenges Alejandra Juarez 1.00 General Credits
D - Peninsula Room Combatting the Opioid Crisis Dr. James Forshee 1.00 General Credits
E - Tower C The Core 4 - Understanding Candidate DNA Steve Lowisz 1.00 General Credits
9:45AM - 10:05AM

BREAK - Governor's Hall

10:05AM - 11:30AM
General Session & 2019 Conference Aware Winner - Michigan Ballroom

2019 MISHRM Theme Announced & Conference Game App Winner of the 2019 Conference Attendance and 2-night hotel stay

Time Presentation Title Presenter Credits
10:05AM - 11:20AM S.T.O.P. - Sit, Think, Optimize, Perform: The Secrets of High Performance and Personal Effectiveness Clinton Longnecker 1.25 General Credits
HR EXTRAVAGANZA

Come join us with entertainment from Brian Vander Ark from the Verve Pipe! With hit songs "The Freshman" and many more...

Thursday, October 18th. Doors open at 6:15 with drinks and hayrides. Music starts at 7:00pm in the MI Ballroom.

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

MISHRM's mission is to support the State SHRM chapters and serve the HR professionals (networking, development opportunities, best practice sharing) and serve as a conduit from our great state to SHRM.


Contact Info

Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resource Management

P.O. Box 99463
Troy, MI 48099
(844) 4MI-SHRM
conference@mishrm.org

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