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06/17/2017

Senior Leadership Education | High-Performance Team Leader*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
14.75 SHRM PDCs

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Gallup has spent decades studying the world's greatest team leaders, discovering the common strategies, principles and characteristics they all share. They have found that there is infinite potential in developing what is right with people versus fixing what's innately "wrong" with them. As part of this program you will utilize the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to analyze your personal strengths and explore how you can integrate these findings into your own management approach to build and engage your teams to drive individual, team and organizational performance.

Through this partnership between SHRM and Gallup, you will develop key behaviors associated with the Leadership & Navigation and Relationship Management competencies to gain the skills to foster collaboration and promote successful relationships among organizational stakeholders.

Program Objectives

By attending the High-Performance Team Leader course, you will:

  • gain actionable insights into your own talents to help you optimize your strengths as a team leader
  • use your talents to individualize your management approach and develop your employees' talents to improve their productivity
  • practice proven techniques for engaging your employees, including leading effective ongoing conversations that enhance team performance
  • create management strategies that yield higher levels of performance from your employees and teams

 

Seminar | Behavioral Interviewing: Practices for Hiring Smart*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
15.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

In this two-day seminar, you will learn the importance of job analysis and how to use behavioral interviewing to ensure candidate selection aligns with the needs of the organization. Discover techniques for determining knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for a position and conducting effective and fair interviews. Gain insight into the debrief and selection process. Throughout the program, you will participate in hands-on exercises that will help guide you through activities such as identifying competencies and writing behavioral interview questions.

Program Objectives

As a result of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the importance of making good hiring decisions quickly and effectively.
  • Define what a competency is, how to identify competencies for various positions, and how competencies relate to behavioral interviewing.
  • Write behavioral interviewing questions that uncover if a candidate has the necessary competencies to succeed in the position and is a good fit for the organizational culture.
  • Conduct an interview that is legal, fair, and well structured.
  • Evaluate information obtained from an interview to select the best candidate.
Seminar | Total Rewards: Designing a Compensation System*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Early Career

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overviw

Gain the necessary insight to kick-start your journey in compensation. Explore the fundamentals of compensation, including key legislation, designing and administering a compensation system, and communicating compensation plans to your organization. Engage in practical-application activities and discuss incentive pay, compensation for critical business needs, and recent compensation developments. Obtain the essential knowledge you need as a new compensation practitioner.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Discuss key aspects of legislation that affect compensation structures and systems.
  • Design a compensation structure.
  • Administer and maintain a compensation system that aligns with an organization's mission and vision.
  • Effectively communicate details of compensation plans, both initially and when they are changed.
  • Describe incentive pay and types of pay plans for select employees.
Seminar | Relationship Management: Influencing Effectively Within your Organization*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
10.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Senior-level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Learn to apply your natural strengths to influence and collaborate with staff at each level of your organization. Enhance your overall leadership effectiveness, communication skills, and business acumen under the guidance of a leading coaching expert. Participate in four follow-up coaching sessions to practice and apply key concepts and skills.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Learn how to connect with different types of people, ease concerns, inspire decisions, and motivate action.
  • Explore ways to clarify and leverage everyone's distinctive strengths, which define and separate each person from the competition.
  • Gain key skills to communicate with all types of people and learn how to present information optimally for each personality.
  • Understand different communication styles and mindsets to help people approach difficult conversations more effectively.

 

Seminar | HR Generalist: Building your HR Toolkit*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Early Career

*Thi program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Gain the foundational knowledge needed to begin your journey in the field of human resources. Explore each of the five key HR functions by discussing the roles and responsibilities of an HR generalist, the latest trends, useful metrics, and applicable federal laws and legal issues. Engage in dynamic group discussions and hands-on activities facilitated by a leading HR expert. Use this program as a networking opportunity and to propel your HR career in the right direction.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Enhance your understanding of the roles, responsibilties, and general competencies of an HR generalist.
  • Describe the five key HR functions (staffing, compensation, benefits, training and development, and employee relations).
  • Describe current trends and development in each of the five key HR functions.
  • Assess your organization in comparison to best practices in each of the HR functions.
  • Apply metrics for each of the HR functions.
  • Identify applicable laws and what managers/employees need to know.
  • Develop specific actions in each of the HR functions.
Seminar | SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/20/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
22.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication, Critical Evaluation, Ethical Practice, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: All Levels

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Led by qualified and certified HR instructors, our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation seminars, combined with the 2016 SHRM Learning System®, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). By attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. You will also see where you need to further concentrated study in preparation for either exam. To gain the greatest benefits from yours seminar, utilize your SHRM Learning System before the seminar begins. While these seminars should not be considered your only preparation for certification, they serve as a very valuable component to help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results.

Program Benefits & Features

  • Led by qualified and certified instructors.
  • Classroom environment provides networking opportunities
  • Outside-the-classroom assignments help reinforce seminar sessions.
  • Sample test questions and periodic process checks keep you confident in your breadth of knowledge.
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Seminar | Change Management: Leading Successful Transformations*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: All Levels

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

HR professionals involved in organizational intitiatives know managing change has become an essential part if their jobs. In this seminar, learn the keys to guiding change in your organization. Apply prescriptive change management models to transition individuals, teams, and the organization. Learn commin barriers, useful techniques, and practice guidelines to assist for facilitating change. Engage in a simulation working in teams to apply the knowledge and strategies for each major phase of the change process.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify and apply appropriate prescriptive models to change initiatives.
  • Apply guidelines and techniques for designing, facilitating, and sustaining change.

**This course will require a read ahead assignment from participants prior to attending the course that provides a primer on leading effective change.

Seminar | HR Analytics: Using Data to Drive Results*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Identify the varying types of data systems and analytics techniques available today. Explore how to gather and analyze pertinent HR metrics and how to properly communicate findings to drive organizational decisions. Learn how to effectively use analytics to support your organization's goals and provide decision-makers with greater insight into workforce-related considerations.

Program Objectives

This program is desiged to provide you with the knowledge and skill necessary to:

  • Explain why data is important for driving organizational decisions
  • Demostrate basic methods for reading and presenting data
  • Identify tools used to interpret data and support HR decisions
  • Prepare results to effectively communicate information to organizational management
  • Coach other HR professionals in your organization in the use of analytics for business decisions

 

Seminar | HR Business Partners: Enhancing Your Strategic Contributions*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Develop the necessary skills to become an effective HR business partner (HRBP) and maximize the value of HR in your organization. Explore the positive impact of the HRBP role and how use of an HRBP structure improves HR services across organizations. Analyze case studies and engage in group discussions to enhance your consulting skills, business acumen, and ability to strategically contribute to organizational goals. Develop a business case and implementation plan to guide your organization's transition to the HRBP structure.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify the key leadership abilities of HR business partners.
  • Learn and demostrate effective internal consulting services.
  • Understand business acumen and the financial drivers of company performance.
  • Develop a business case and implementation plan for your organization to transition to the HRBP structure.
Seminar | Finance for HR Professionals: Building Business Fluency*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
7.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Become a better-rounded HR professional by enhancing your understanding of the complex world of finance. Learn key financial terms and concepts, how to analyze financial data, and how to recognize patterns and opportunities in the financial arena. With a better understanding of finance, gain valuable insight into your organization's strategy and make your HR department an indispensable component of your organization.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Describe how businesses operate.
  • Define key components of the income statement and balance sheet.
  • Describe the link between financial measures and shareholder value.
  • Determine how to build an HR budget.
  • Identify ways to positively impact corporate performance.
  • Define key financial terms and concepts.

 

Senior Leadership Education | Innovative Leadership for Extraordinary Outcomes*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
0.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-level

* This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

To anticipate the future and achieve extraordinary outcomes, creative thinking is essential at all levels of the organization. The session will provide proactive ideas and practical tools to help leaders tap their creative potential, and tap the creative potential of their teams to shape the future. Learn to challenge your existing thought processes and develop the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and uncertainty.

The highly interactive program includes many real-world examples of the application of the strategies as they have been applied by individuals, teams, and entire organizations.

Program Objectives

By attending the Innovative Leadership for Extraordinary Outcomes course:

  • Attendees will be asked to bring a work-related challenge that they are currently involved with and on Day 2 they will apply the thinking strategies to their issues.
  • Attendees will emerge with practical methods for increasing innovative possibilities, decreasing uncertainty, and maintaining a strategic advantage in a constantly changing competitive business world.
#710 | Execution IS the Strategy: How HR Leaders Achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time
06/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, President & chief executive officer, The Productivity Pro, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This workshop will provide you with tips and tools so that you can execute your organization’s strategy more effectively and efficiently to achieve desired results.  

The biggest leadership challenge isn’t creating a strategy—it’s executing the strategy. If you know your strategy is right on, how do you get your team to nail it? This innovative workshop will explain the L-E-A-D Strategy, which helps leaders quickly drive strategic initiatives and get great results from their teams. The pressures on an organization to move quickly mirror the pressures individuals face on a personal level. Your organization will generate better results if leaders can create agile cultures full of strategic thinkers. You will learn about the L-E-A-D Strategy:

LEVERAGE = LEVERAGE the people and resources you need to create an agile organization.

  • Define the value in your work: your personal ROI
  • Use the Five Why’s: Identify and Reduce Low-Value Work
  • Communicate and Agree Upon Priorities

ENVIRONMENT = Establish an ENVIRONMENT where your employees are confident and capable enough to take initiative and make on-the-fly changes.

  • Describe the Challenge of Change Through an Employee’s Eyes
  • Develop a Culture of Speed: Implement Changes More Quickly
  • Graph the Link Between Employee Performance and Stress

ALIGNMENT = Ensure that your employees are in ALIGNMENT with the organization’s goals so that they’ll make the right strategic choices.

  • Graph Your Team Performance Engagement Scale
  • Understand How To Spot and Coach Each Work Style
  • Track Items You’ve Delegated Using Microsoft Outlook

DRIVE = Remove obstacles so that your team can DRIVE the organization forward quickly.

  • Make Decisions Faster and Avoid Over-Collaboration
  • Create a Productive Interruption Protocol for Your Team
  • Stop Wasting Time with Poor E-mail Behaviors
#701 | Benefits Boot Camp: An Introduction to the Laws and Regulations Affecting Employee Benefits
06/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jay M. Kirschbaum, Senior vice president & practice leader, National Legal & Research Group, Willis Towers Watson
Presenter:
Jason Sheffield, Benefits attorney, Willis Human Capital Practice
Workplace Application:
This workshop will provide a broad overview to better understand laws affecting employee benefits plans: ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the FMLA, COBRA and the PPACA. 

Many benefits professionals have received only sporadic training in the myriad laws that affect employee benefits plans. ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the FMLA, COBRA, the PPACA and more all affect the administration of employer-sponsored benefits programs. This session will provide more clarity around these rules. It will review the ERISA mandates, the plan documents and other communication requirements, the reporting and compliance mandates, and the fiduciary obligations. General requirements under the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA and other laws that pertain to employee benefits will also be discussed. Finally, you will learn how to apply the FMLA, the ADAAA, the FLSA and other employment laws to illustrate how these laws intersect and to understand their effect on employee benefits. This workshop will help you understand:

  • The overall ERISA structure so that you can apply employee benefits laws to specific situations.
  • What a plan document is, what a summary plan description is, the differences between them and their importance.
  • The relevancy of the fiduciary obligations of a plan sponsor.
  • The requirements of HIPAA and COBRA and how to manage employee benefits plans to maintain compliance with both of these laws.
  • The basics of the FMLA, the FLSA and the ADAAA and how to stay compliant with those rules given their effect on employee benefits plans.
#702 | Preparing to Lead: Critical Project Management Skills for the HR Executive
06/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation
Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
This workshop will give you step-by-step instructions and easy-to-implement tools to set you up for success on projects big or small. 
Managing projects can be challenging, especially if they span multiple divisions, time zones and countries. From global outsourcing to rolling out an HRIS system to leading change management initiatives, you have the unique opportunity to spearhead projects that can directly impact your organization's bottom line. This requires your project management skills to be well-developed and constantly at the ready. This interactive workshop will prepare you to lead projects both big and small by providing in-depth, step-by-step instructions on how to plan for success and how to manage, execute and deliver results—all while meeting your budget and schedule deadlines. You will learn:
 
  • The essentials of project management, which include conducting an in-depth analysis of pre-project planning; identifying goals, deliverables and requirements (even while they are constantly shifting); creating a breakdown of the work that needs to be accomplished; developing comprehensive time and cost estimates that fit within your organization’s financial objectives; and targeting your messages to influence key stakeholders and gain their support.
  • How to define deliverables in financial terms your senior leaders care about (and will actually pay attention to).
  • How to develop metrics to determine the best employees to have on your project team, including how to organize and inventory skills, knowledge, personality and previous experience to meet the goals defined in your project scope document.
  • How to conduct comprehensive risk probability vs. impact analysis to determine the likeliest causes for your project to become derailed and how to plan for and overcome those challenges (and any subsequent delays to your project).
  • How easy-to-implement project management tools can help you plan for and manage your project; these tools include Gap and SWOT analyses, Fishbone (Cause & Effect) diagrams, Goal Breakdown Structure diagrams, RACI matrices, and several types of Gantt charts.
  • How potential software tools can help you get organized and track your project; these tools include Microsoft Project and/or Excel, Mind-Mapping software, SharePoint, Smartsheet and Basecamp, to name a few.
 

 

#703 | Conscious Hiring: The Key to Workplace Optimization
06/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Magi Graziano, CEO, KeenAlignment
Workplace Application:
This workshop will show you how to boost your company's organizational effectiveness by ensuring that the people you bring on board are ideal for the job and for your company. 

Conscious hiring is the linchpin of workplace optimization, engagement and employee retention. It also provides an overall boost to your customer service efforts. Hiring consciously means having awareness around the role, its purpose and the outcomes required to successfully validate the role’s existence and cost in the organization as well as being mindful about who the right type of person is for the role. With a conscious hiring mindset, all of these parameters are defined at the beginning of the search. It means making keen hiring decisions that are geared toward the organization’s strategic needs over and above the keywords listed on the resume and the frenzy to fill the job fast. When people are hired and onboarded into an organization that they are philosophically aligned with and they are hired into roles that are a natural self-expression of their strengths and talents, the benefits are enormous: Simply said, they perform—and they perform well. You will:

  • Gain awareness of what it means to be a consultant in HR or recruiting and effectively contribute to the human and talent optimization within your organization.
  • Learn how to use experiential learning in performing hiring needs assessments to attract the right talent for the right reason.
  • Learn how to evaluate candidates for who they really are so that you make the best hiring decisions.
  • Explore the seven-step process for attracting, recruiting and selecting people who are capable, competent and aligned with your company's mission.
  • Learn how to elevate your skills to a new level of people optimization and apply advanced coaching tools to train and develop your workforce.
#704 | Leading Up: How to Be on Top of Your Game When You’re Leading the Boss
06/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Arthur D. Jackson, President and chief consultant, ENPM, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This workshop will show you how to effectively lead superiors to “A-game” performance without getting burned in the process. 

A Towers Watson survey indicates that 51 percent of employees lack trust and confidence in their leaders. And here you sit right between senior leaders and the team members that don't want to follow them. In this tough situation, you need to figure out how to drive the organization when you're not really the one who's supposed to be steering. This workshop will:

  • Provide leadership training focusing on skill sets such as strategic planning, critical thinking, influencing, getting buy-in and leading organizations.
  • Show you how to effectively lead superiors to “A-game” performance without getting burned in the process.
  • Show you how to communicate to persuade as well as softly push back.
  • Provide strategies on how to challenge ideas without challenging the “idea presenter.”
  • Show you how to avoid upstaging the boss.
#705 | Essential Coaching Skills for HR Professionals
06/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Maren Perry, President, Arden Coaching
Workplace Application:
This workshop will show you how to initiate deep coaching conversations, with specific techniques for creating development plans and holding your employees accountable. 

HR professionals are a fountain of knowledge and resources and are called on to provide individual support to employees in many forms: You inspire, challenge, course-correct, mentor and question. In other words, you coach them. You undoubtedly do much of this already, and this workshop will give you a new set of techniques to help you learn what to do (and what not to do!) to take that support to the next level. This workshop will use the International Coach Federation's Core Coaching Competencies to give you a new toolbox of skills to use with your employees, including deepening your listening, creating awareness, asking powerful questions, planning developmental projects and creating accountability. We'll cover a lot of ground and rely on examples from your own situations, so bring your coaching challenges and questions! This workshop is highly practical and will give you not only a deep understanding of the topic but also tangible tools and techniques to use immediately. You will discover:

  • The definition of coaching and what your role is.
  • Who is a good prospect for coaching and when to save your energy/time/money.
  • Coaching techniques to create awareness and deepen the learning for a coachee.
  • How to establish a measurable developmental program and hold coachees accountable.
  • The key to producing long-term, sustainable results vs. just temporary change. 
#706 | How to Teach an Old Pro New Tricks: Build Rapport Between Old-School and New-School Generations!
06/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Vincent Ivan Phipps, President and founder, Communication VIP
Workplace Application:
This workshop will highlight six common mistakes when trying to get information to resolve communication problems.  

Eighty-three percent of conflicts arise not because technical skills were lacking but because interpersonal/people skills were lacking. Today's professionals do not lack the desire to be more effective when communicating with others; they lack the skills. These skills are often acquired through mistakes, lost opportunities, and efforts to repair professional rapport or important relationships. This workshop will identify the key areas where miscommunication occurs between generations due to misunderstandings and different expectations. Whether you communicate with current clients, team members or prospective customers, you will receive effective solutions to ensure that you maximize revenue by amplifying your communication rapport to bridge the gap between the generations. You will learn how to:

  • Avoid six common mistakes when trying to get information to resolve communication problems.
  • Correct others with professionalism and respect using a three-step approach addressing accountability.
  • Find alternatives to the words and phrases that can damage relationships and customer interactions.
  • Understand the true significance of nonverbal communication via body language 
#707 | Implementing Your Individual Development Plan
06/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Calvin Stevens, President, TACADA Marketing Consultants, LLC
Workplace Application:
This workshop will focus on four important steps in planning an individual development plan (IDP) and will acquaint you with the necessary tools to develop an effective IDP. 

An IDP is a systematic plan for training and development experiences by which you may improve performance, prepare for another line of work or move into a position of increased responsibility. Instead of chancing time and money on what may or may not be useful learning experiences, the plan provides both you and your supervisor the opportunity to establish objectives that support the needs of your organization while meeting your development needs. This workshop is made up of four steps: Step One—Preconference Planning, Step Two—Employee-Supervisor Conference, Step Three—Preparing the IDP Form and Step Four—Implementing the Process. This workshop will show you how to:

  • Develop an effective IDP.
  • Tie personal development goals to your organization’s goals.
  • Enhance professional development for future promotional opportunities.
#708 | Creating a Leadership Development Program in Your Company
06/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Joe Urbanski, Chief operations officer , Total Solutions Group
Workplace Application:
This workshop will provide a proven, disciplined approach for creating a customized leadership and personal development experience in your company. 

There are four types of leadership development programs: a training series, tiered programs, exclusive programs and a students-teaching-students approach. This isn't any of those...because it's not a program. This comprehensive Leadership Development Experience (LDE) introduces a training methodology and tactics for creating the experience that is right for you and your company. The core goal of this workshop is to guide you through a process that will allow you to define and ultimately create a leadership development initiative of your own. This workshop will:

  • Help you develop a customized, sustainable and inside-out leadership training plan.
  • Show you how to increase engagement and drive lasting performance through meaningful, memorable, applicable and accountable leadership experiences.
  • Help you re-imagine the standard leadership program to inspire purpose and meaning in life, relationships, work and business execution.
  • Help you outline the components for your new training programs to help your company increase its leadership capacity over the next four years.
  • Guide and support you in building your own leadership development approach from start to finish, big picture to small details.
#709 | Balance Your Conflict: Choose to Respond Effectively During Difficult Conversations
06/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: All Levels
Presenter:
Jody Janati, College lecturer, University of Minnesota
Workplace Application:
This workshop will provide step-by-step methods of what to say and do in difficult interactions. 

Learn step-by-step techniques that demonstrate practical solutions for difficult interactions with clients, supervisors, supervisees, spouses, etc. Learn how to control anger and emotions, be assertive, and effectively defuse conflict through a variety of approaches that really work. Set healthy boundaries with others and ultimately find your “ConversationPeace.” This workshop will help you:

  • Identify the difference between passive, aggressive and assertive communication.
  • Understand how to apply assertive language in your everyday communication to effectively ask for what you want and need.
  • Learn to be direct and constructive without violating another's rights.

06/18/2017

Senior Leadership Education | High-Performance Team Leader*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
14.75 SHRM PDCs

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Gallup has spent decades studying the world's greatest team leaders, discovering the common strategies, principles and characteristics they all share. They have found that there is infinite potential in developing what is right with people versus fixing what's innately "wrong" with them. As part of this program you will utilize the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to analyze your personal strengths and explore how you can integrate these findings into your own management approach to build and engage your teams to drive individual, team and organizational performance.

Through this partnership between SHRM and Gallup, you will develop key behaviors associated with the Leadership & Navigation and Relationship Management competencies to gain the skills to foster collaboration and promote successful relationships among organizational stakeholders.

Program Objectives

By attending the High-Performance Team Leader course, you will:

  • gain actionable insights into your own talents to help you optimize your strengths as a team leader
  • use your talents to individualize your management approach and develop your employees' talents to improve their productivity
  • practice proven techniques for engaging your employees, including leading effective ongoing conversations that enhance team performance
  • create management strategies that yield higher levels of performance from your employees and teams

 

Seminar | Behavioral Interviewing: Practices for Hiring Smart*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
15.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

In this two-day seminar, you will learn the importance of job analysis and how to use behavioral interviewing to ensure candidate selection aligns with the needs of the organization. Discover techniques for determining knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for a position and conducting effective and fair interviews. Gain insight into the debrief and selection process. Throughout the program, you will participate in hands-on exercises that will help guide you through activities such as identifying competencies and writing behavioral interview questions.

Program Objectives

As a result of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the importance of making good hiring decisions quickly and effectively.
  • Define what a competency is, how to identify competencies for various positions, and how competencies relate to behavioral interviewing.
  • Write behavioral interviewing questions that uncover if a candidate has the necessary competencies to succeed in the position and is a good fit for the organizational culture.
  • Conduct an interview that is legal, fair, and well structured.
  • Evaluate information obtained from an interview to select the best candidate.
Seminar | Total Rewards: Designing a Compensation System*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Early Career

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overviw

Gain the necessary insight to kick-start your journey in compensation. Explore the fundamentals of compensation, including key legislation, designing and administering a compensation system, and communicating compensation plans to your organization. Engage in practical-application activities and discuss incentive pay, compensation for critical business needs, and recent compensation developments. Obtain the essential knowledge you need as a new compensation practitioner.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Discuss key aspects of legislation that affect compensation structures and systems.
  • Design a compensation structure.
  • Administer and maintain a compensation system that aligns with an organization's mission and vision.
  • Effectively communicate details of compensation plans, both initially and when they are changed.
  • Describe incentive pay and types of pay plans for select employees.
Seminar | Relationship Management: Influencing Effectively Within your Organization*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
10.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Senior-level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Learn to apply your natural strengths to influence and collaborate with staff at each level of your organization. Enhance your overall leadership effectiveness, communication skills, and business acumen under the guidance of a leading coaching expert. Participate in four follow-up coaching sessions to practice and apply key concepts and skills.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Learn how to connect with different types of people, ease concerns, inspire decisions, and motivate action.
  • Explore ways to clarify and leverage everyone's distinctive strengths, which define and separate each person from the competition.
  • Gain key skills to communicate with all types of people and learn how to present information optimally for each personality.
  • Understand different communication styles and mindsets to help people approach difficult conversations more effectively.

 

Seminar | HR Generalist: Building your HR Toolkit*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Early Career

*Thi program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Gain the foundational knowledge needed to begin your journey in the field of human resources. Explore each of the five key HR functions by discussing the roles and responsibilities of an HR generalist, the latest trends, useful metrics, and applicable federal laws and legal issues. Engage in dynamic group discussions and hands-on activities facilitated by a leading HR expert. Use this program as a networking opportunity and to propel your HR career in the right direction.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Enhance your understanding of the roles, responsibilties, and general competencies of an HR generalist.
  • Describe the five key HR functions (staffing, compensation, benefits, training and development, and employee relations).
  • Describe current trends and development in each of the five key HR functions.
  • Assess your organization in comparison to best practices in each of the HR functions.
  • Apply metrics for each of the HR functions.
  • Identify applicable laws and what managers/employees need to know.
  • Develop specific actions in each of the HR functions.
Seminar | SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/20/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
22.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication, Critical Evaluation, Ethical Practice, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: All Levels

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Led by qualified and certified HR instructors, our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation seminars, combined with the 2016 SHRM Learning System®, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). By attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. You will also see where you need to further concentrated study in preparation for either exam. To gain the greatest benefits from yours seminar, utilize your SHRM Learning System before the seminar begins. While these seminars should not be considered your only preparation for certification, they serve as a very valuable component to help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results.

Program Benefits & Features

  • Led by qualified and certified instructors.
  • Classroom environment provides networking opportunities
  • Outside-the-classroom assignments help reinforce seminar sessions.
  • Sample test questions and periodic process checks keep you confident in your breadth of knowledge.
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Seminar | Change Management: Leading Successful Transformations*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: All Levels

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

HR professionals involved in organizational intitiatives know managing change has become an essential part if their jobs. In this seminar, learn the keys to guiding change in your organization. Apply prescriptive change management models to transition individuals, teams, and the organization. Learn commin barriers, useful techniques, and practice guidelines to assist for facilitating change. Engage in a simulation working in teams to apply the knowledge and strategies for each major phase of the change process.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify and apply appropriate prescriptive models to change initiatives.
  • Apply guidelines and techniques for designing, facilitating, and sustaining change.

**This course will require a read ahead assignment from participants prior to attending the course that provides a primer on leading effective change.

Seminar | HR Analytics: Using Data to Drive Results*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Identify the varying types of data systems and analytics techniques available today. Explore how to gather and analyze pertinent HR metrics and how to properly communicate findings to drive organizational decisions. Learn how to effectively use analytics to support your organization's goals and provide decision-makers with greater insight into workforce-related considerations.

Program Objectives

This program is desiged to provide you with the knowledge and skill necessary to:

  • Explain why data is important for driving organizational decisions
  • Demostrate basic methods for reading and presenting data
  • Identify tools used to interpret data and support HR decisions
  • Prepare results to effectively communicate information to organizational management
  • Coach other HR professionals in your organization in the use of analytics for business decisions

 

Seminar | HR Business Partners: Enhancing Your Strategic Contributions*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Develop the necessary skills to become an effective HR business partner (HRBP) and maximize the value of HR in your organization. Explore the positive impact of the HRBP role and how use of an HRBP structure improves HR services across organizations. Analyze case studies and engage in group discussions to enhance your consulting skills, business acumen, and ability to strategically contribute to organizational goals. Develop a business case and implementation plan to guide your organization's transition to the HRBP structure.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify the key leadership abilities of HR business partners.
  • Learn and demostrate effective internal consulting services.
  • Understand business acumen and the financial drivers of company performance.
  • Develop a business case and implementation plan for your organization to transition to the HRBP structure.
Senior Leadership Education | Innovative Leadership for Extraordinary Outcomes*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
0.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-level

* This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

To anticipate the future and achieve extraordinary outcomes, creative thinking is essential at all levels of the organization. The session will provide proactive ideas and practical tools to help leaders tap their creative potential, and tap the creative potential of their teams to shape the future. Learn to challenge your existing thought processes and develop the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and uncertainty.

The highly interactive program includes many real-world examples of the application of the strategies as they have been applied by individuals, teams, and entire organizations.

Program Objectives

By attending the Innovative Leadership for Extraordinary Outcomes course:

  • Attendees will be asked to bring a work-related challenge that they are currently involved with and on Day 2 they will apply the thinking strategies to their issues.
  • Attendees will emerge with practical methods for increasing innovative possibilities, decreasing uncertainty, and maintaining a strategic advantage in a constantly changing competitive business world.
#801 | Succession Planning for the 21st Century: Future Trends and Practical Guidelines for Building Your Talent Pipeline
06/18/2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Amy Hirsh Robinson, Principal, Interchange Group
Workplace Application:
This workshop will provide practical insights to guide successful and results-oriented succession planning practices. 

Most succession plans are irrelevant to today’s business challenges. Demographic shifts, globalization, emerging communication technologies and economic uncertainty have changed the playing field and what’s required of leaders. Organizations large and small that have not engaged in succession planning are at great economic risk. It is evident that a new normal in American business is emerging, but there is little practical discussion about how to retool succession planning and leadership development to meet the evolving challenges facing companies. You will learn:

  • The key pitfalls to today’s succession planning initiatives.
  • The impact of future trends on succession planning practices.
  • A framework for assessing what tomorrow’s business and roles should look like.
  • The leadership competencies necessary to compete in the next decade.
  • The key steps to retool succession planning and leadership development for simplicity and success.
#802 | The Benefit Builder Workshop: Understanding Design & Implementation of Responsive Total Rewards
06/18/2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jason Sheffield, Benefits attorney, Willis Human Capital Practice
Presenter:
Marina A. Galatro, Senior HR partner consultant, Willis Towers Watson
Workplace Application:
This workshop will provide various approaches and considerations relevant to the design and implementation of a responsive total rewards platform. 

With ROI expectations higher than ever, benefits plan design and implementation can involve competing interests. While responding to regulatory, legal, demographic and executive demands in the scope of plan design can be daunting, the satisfaction derived from delivering a comprehensive and responsive benefits platform cannot be rivaled. This workshop is a two-part, highly interactive learning experience. In part one, we will explore benefits plan design and implementation, reinforcing your knowledge of benefits. In part two, you will immediately apply this knowledge to real-world benefits design situations in a team-based competition of strategy and tactics. This workshop will:

  • Review the basics of ERISA, consumer-directed plans and cafeteria plans.
  • Provide an introduction to plan funding methodologies.
  • Review the basics of the PPACA (including reporting and “Cadillac tax” review).
  • Provide an introduction to HIPAA for plan sponsors (including health outcomes).
  • Review benefits considerations of the multigenerational workforce. 
#803 | Sherlock Holmes ... or Inspector Clouseau? How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations
06/18/2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Glen E. Kraemer, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer, LLP
Workplace Application:
Using a combination of lecture, role-play and case studies, this workshop will provide techniques for effectively conducting impartial investigations involving harassment, discrimination or retaliation. 

This nationally renowned workshop explores the essential skills necessary to conduct an internal investigation into claims of employee misconduct—including charges of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and violation of violence-prevention policies. Using interactive case studies, you will engage in a step-by-step fact-finding process, practicing questioning and credibility assessment techniques. Preparation of unassailable documentation of process and conclusions along with model forms will be included throughout the program. This workshop will help you:

  • Learn effective questioning techniques and investigation process considerations.
  • Understand how to deal with the reluctant claimant, the angry respondent and the uncooperative witness.
  • Develop confidence in the proper use of credibility assessment tools, including witness demeanor and bias, and the integration of corroborating and circumstantial evidence into your conclusions.
  • Prepare bulletproof documentation of your process and findings-of-fact.
#804 | Why Women: The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men
06/18/2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Jeffery Tobias Halter, President, YWomen
Workplace Application:
This workshop will provide you with tools to help move your company's approach to advancing women into leadership roles from a series of programmatic elements to a completely integrated women's leadership strategy. 

Business metrics show the value of having women in top leadership positions. Yet progress is still slow, and it will take over 50 years for women to achieve parity in roles and compensation. What do organizations need to do to accelerate the advancement of women? You will learn how best-in-class companies are attracting, retaining and advancing women. These companies are applying a dual-pronged strategy. First, they are taking an integrated approach to connect all functional business areas to women's advancement. Second, they have active male engagement. You will discover how to:

  • Build an integrated women's leadership strategy and create companywide women's leadership plans.
  • Drive operating effectiveness and profit through integrated talent and workplace strategies designed to recruit, retain and advance women.
  • Deepen your understanding of the critical role HR plays from a functional and enabling standpoint.
  • Identify and recruit male champions (especially senior leadership).
#805 | The Neuroscience of Potential: How to Create a Growth Mindset Culture
06/18/2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Britt Andreatta, CEO, 7th Mind Company
Workplace Application:
This workshop will explain how to build a culture of learning based on the growth mindset that will yield all kinds of benefits including increased performance and productivity, enhanced employee engagement, and retention of your top talent.  

You already have a culture of learning but it may not be driving the results your talent is capable of and your organization needs. Dr. Britt Andreatta will share the latest discoveries about the brain, and how to harness human biology to bring out the best in your talent. You will learn how creating a growth mindset culture and investing in learning will increase employee engagement, productivity and adaptability. Leave this interactive session with new strategies for intentionally building the professional capacity of people across all functions of your organization. In this session, you will:

  • Explore the latest neuroscience research and how to unlock people’s natural hunger to learn and improve.
  • Discover the benefits creating a culture of learning based on the growth mindset.
  • Discover key learning design principles that lead to long-term behavior change.
  • Identify your default and intentional learning cultures.
  • Explore the steps and strategies for building a robust culture of learning that drives continuous improvement.
#806 | Leadership Skills for the Senior HR Executive: Mastering the Art of Negotiation
06/18/2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
This workshop will take the mystery out of negotiation by showing you a step-by-step process to create a win-win scenario for all involved. 

If you think negotiating skills are only for salespeople, think again! True, negotiation is often linked to sales, but that limited perspective ignores the fact that negotiation pervades all aspects of your work and your life. Trying to increase your company's productivity? Considering expanding product lines (and therefore people)? Leading a team of co-workers to increase your company's engagement level or turn around a corporate culture free fall? Pitching a new process to an internal senior leader? In all of these scenarios, you'll have to negotiate to succeed. A successful negotiation isn't about getting what you want at all costs. Rather, it's about engaging in a give-and-take with someone whose goals and agenda differ from yours, striving to reach a compromise that's satisfactory to everyone involved. This interactive workshop will give you tools to negotiate with the toughest CEO, vendor or employee. You will learn:

  • Eight critical success factors you must evaluate from both sides’ perspective before walking in to a negotiation: goals, trade-offs, alternatives, relationships, expected outcomes and the consequences, balance of power, and evaluating win-win solutions.
  • How to develop confidence and keep your emotions in check during a negotiation.
  • How to set the stage for success and stay on track when parties start to filibuster.
  • How to use practice negotiations that really prepare you for center stage.
  • Five negotiation styles and when to employ (and avoid) each: Avoid, Accommodate, Force, Compromise and Collaborate.
#807 | Social Solutions for HR: Social Media Strategies to Help Achieve Your HR and Business Goals
06/18/2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to learn from experts and top social media influencers so that you can improve the ROI of your organization’s social media strategies. 

Sixty-five percent of new hires are sourced through social media, and recruiting is only one small part of how organizations and individuals are leveraging social media to share their story and connect with an audience. Yet harnessing this powerful business tool requires planning, preparation and resources. This interactive workshop, led by some of HR’s top social media experts, will help you define your goals, select the appropriate social media platforms, create meaningful content and measure the value for your organization. You’ll walk away with an understanding of how to reap social media’s key benefits while avoiding the common pitfalls, and you’ll gain an appreciation for the tools you’ll need to manage engaged communities. This workshop will help you:

  • Develop a social media plan in support of your organization’s HR mission that reaches your intended audience and supports your organization’s business objectives.
  • Find, attract and hire the most talented employees with cutting-edge technology and best practices in legal compliance.
  • Foster engaged employees who share your organization’s stories through meaningful content that supports your overall retention goals.
  • Build your personal brand by participating at the right level on the right social media platforms. 
#809 | Adaptability: How to Talk so that People Will Listen
06/18/2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Tony Alessandra, Curriculum developer/facilitator, XTRAcredits
Workplace Application:
This workshop will allow you to practice behavioral adaptability for better communication—no matter who or what kind of situation you are dealing with.  

Most of us never figure people out. Once you understand and master behavioral adaptability, you will be able to build bridges to all kinds of people in any business or personal situation. This interactive workshop will show you how to practice behavioral adaptability and become a master communicator. You will learn:

  • How to spot the behavioral signals that help you “read” your team and other people and accurately determine how they would like you to treat them.
  • How to find out what makes people tick—their strengths and struggles, likes and dislikes, etc.
  • How to practice behavioral adaptability and how to change your strategy and/or approach based on the situation or the person.
#810 | Maximize Your HR Effectiveness
06/18/2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Magi Graziano, CEO, KeenAlignment
Workplace Application:
This workshop will show you how to maximize your HR effectiveness through your natural abilities, passions and talents so that you can create an optimized and engaged workforce and make a difference in your organization. 

Making a positive impact on your workforce requires a focus on yourself in areas such as personal empowerment, responsibility, goal achievement, and fulfillment of your career mission and purpose. This workshop is designed for HR professionals who want to positively impact their work community and be instrumental in creating an optimized and engaged workforce. After attending, you'll experience a greater level of clarity, focus, personal power and vision that empowers you—and those around you—to reach the highest potential. You'll shift your perspective on how to effect organizational transformation within your company through optimizing your workforce and how they operate. You'll also drastically elevate management’s ability to foster employee engagement and build sustainable employee retention among your workforce. This workshop will help you:

  • Understand the HR influences of the past, the HR demands of the present and the calls required to create HR of the future.
  • Learn what it means to adopt a “consultant and coaching philosophy” and how that impacts your effectiveness on the job.
  • Explore the art and science of the consulting mindset and how it increases your effectiveness and improves your relationship with others.
  • Discover key elements of human behavior and communication and then use them to increase your level of impact and influence.
  • Maximize your effectiveness in your role by discovering the four basic styles of human behavior that impact your workforce and learning techniques for communicating in a way that all styles can receive, accept and support.
#808 | How to Evaluate the Right HR Technology Solutions for Your Organization
06/18/2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Vivek Patel , Director of Technology Business Solutions , SHRM
Presenter:
Aliah D. Wright, Manager, Editorial, SHRM
Workplace Application:
This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn from your peers and leverage their knowledge, use and deep experience with HR technology systems.  

Based on feedback from SHRM members, this workshop has been designed to allow HR practitioners, who are involved in shaping your organizations technology systems –in the selection process and/or in the actual utilization of the technology, to come together and learn from peer-led discussions. Attendance is limited to HR Generalists with HR technology responsibilities from small to medium size organizations with 5,000 employees or less.

SHRM’s Special Expertise Panel Members on Technology and HR Management will facilitate discussions and share their insights and experiences with specific HR technologies on payroll, HRIS systems, talent acquisition systems and performance management systems. You will leave the session with specific workarounds, strategies that your peers have successfully implemented, as well as practical tips and techniques to working with vendors and consultants. This process of assessment, selection and decision-making should not be underestimated in the least because a wrong/poor choice leads to poor credibility for HR in your organization. As a result of peer-led discussions, you will learn:

  • Which vendor user conferences have been beneficial from those who have actually attended.
  • Which vendors provide the best customer service and best technology user support.
  • Questions you need to ask of your internal teams (i.e. IT) to ensure you are asking the right questions of potential vendors.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of a cloud-based HR technology system.
  • How to make the case for technology investments.
  • How to start the process of determining which analytics are appropriate to demonstrate the value your organization receives from any technology platform/system.

06/19/2017

Senior Leadership Education | High-Performance Team Leader*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
14.75 SHRM PDCs

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Gallup has spent decades studying the world's greatest team leaders, discovering the common strategies, principles and characteristics they all share. They have found that there is infinite potential in developing what is right with people versus fixing what's innately "wrong" with them. As part of this program you will utilize the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to analyze your personal strengths and explore how you can integrate these findings into your own management approach to build and engage your teams to drive individual, team and organizational performance.

Through this partnership between SHRM and Gallup, you will develop key behaviors associated with the Leadership & Navigation and Relationship Management competencies to gain the skills to foster collaboration and promote successful relationships among organizational stakeholders.

Program Objectives

By attending the High-Performance Team Leader course, you will:

  • gain actionable insights into your own talents to help you optimize your strengths as a team leader
  • use your talents to individualize your management approach and develop your employees' talents to improve their productivity
  • practice proven techniques for engaging your employees, including leading effective ongoing conversations that enhance team performance
  • create management strategies that yield higher levels of performance from your employees and teams

 

Seminar | Behavioral Interviewing: Practices for Hiring Smart*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
15.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

In this two-day seminar, you will learn the importance of job analysis and how to use behavioral interviewing to ensure candidate selection aligns with the needs of the organization. Discover techniques for determining knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for a position and conducting effective and fair interviews. Gain insight into the debrief and selection process. Throughout the program, you will participate in hands-on exercises that will help guide you through activities such as identifying competencies and writing behavioral interview questions.

Program Objectives

As a result of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the importance of making good hiring decisions quickly and effectively.
  • Define what a competency is, how to identify competencies for various positions, and how competencies relate to behavioral interviewing.
  • Write behavioral interviewing questions that uncover if a candidate has the necessary competencies to succeed in the position and is a good fit for the organizational culture.
  • Conduct an interview that is legal, fair, and well structured.
  • Evaluate information obtained from an interview to select the best candidate.
Seminar | Total Rewards: Designing a Compensation System*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Early Career

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overviw

Gain the necessary insight to kick-start your journey in compensation. Explore the fundamentals of compensation, including key legislation, designing and administering a compensation system, and communicating compensation plans to your organization. Engage in practical-application activities and discuss incentive pay, compensation for critical business needs, and recent compensation developments. Obtain the essential knowledge you need as a new compensation practitioner.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Discuss key aspects of legislation that affect compensation structures and systems.
  • Design a compensation structure.
  • Administer and maintain a compensation system that aligns with an organization's mission and vision.
  • Effectively communicate details of compensation plans, both initially and when they are changed.
  • Describe incentive pay and types of pay plans for select employees.
Seminar | HR Generalist: Building your HR Toolkit*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Early Career

*Thi program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Gain the foundational knowledge needed to begin your journey in the field of human resources. Explore each of the five key HR functions by discussing the roles and responsibilities of an HR generalist, the latest trends, useful metrics, and applicable federal laws and legal issues. Engage in dynamic group discussions and hands-on activities facilitated by a leading HR expert. Use this program as a networking opportunity and to propel your HR career in the right direction.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Enhance your understanding of the roles, responsibilties, and general competencies of an HR generalist.
  • Describe the five key HR functions (staffing, compensation, benefits, training and development, and employee relations).
  • Describe current trends and development in each of the five key HR functions.
  • Assess your organization in comparison to best practices in each of the HR functions.
  • Apply metrics for each of the HR functions.
  • Identify applicable laws and what managers/employees need to know.
  • Develop specific actions in each of the HR functions.
Seminar | SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/20/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
22.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication, Critical Evaluation, Ethical Practice, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: All Levels

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Led by qualified and certified HR instructors, our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation seminars, combined with the 2016 SHRM Learning System®, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). By attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. You will also see where you need to further concentrated study in preparation for either exam. To gain the greatest benefits from yours seminar, utilize your SHRM Learning System before the seminar begins. While these seminars should not be considered your only preparation for certification, they serve as a very valuable component to help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results.

Program Benefits & Features

  • Led by qualified and certified instructors.
  • Classroom environment provides networking opportunities
  • Outside-the-classroom assignments help reinforce seminar sessions.
  • Sample test questions and periodic process checks keep you confident in your breadth of knowledge.
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Seminar | Change Management: Leading Successful Transformations*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: All Levels

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

HR professionals involved in organizational intitiatives know managing change has become an essential part if their jobs. In this seminar, learn the keys to guiding change in your organization. Apply prescriptive change management models to transition individuals, teams, and the organization. Learn commin barriers, useful techniques, and practice guidelines to assist for facilitating change. Engage in a simulation working in teams to apply the knowledge and strategies for each major phase of the change process.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify and apply appropriate prescriptive models to change initiatives.
  • Apply guidelines and techniques for designing, facilitating, and sustaining change.

**This course will require a read ahead assignment from participants prior to attending the course that provides a primer on leading effective change.

Seminar | HR Analytics: Using Data to Drive Results*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Identify the varying types of data systems and analytics techniques available today. Explore how to gather and analyze pertinent HR metrics and how to properly communicate findings to drive organizational decisions. Learn how to effectively use analytics to support your organization's goals and provide decision-makers with greater insight into workforce-related considerations.

Program Objectives

This program is desiged to provide you with the knowledge and skill necessary to:

  • Explain why data is important for driving organizational decisions
  • Demostrate basic methods for reading and presenting data
  • Identify tools used to interpret data and support HR decisions
  • Prepare results to effectively communicate information to organizational management
  • Coach other HR professionals in your organization in the use of analytics for business decisions

 

Seminar | HR Business Partners: Enhancing Your Strategic Contributions*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
14.75 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Develop the necessary skills to become an effective HR business partner (HRBP) and maximize the value of HR in your organization. Explore the positive impact of the HRBP role and how use of an HRBP structure improves HR services across organizations. Analyze case studies and engage in group discussions to enhance your consulting skills, business acumen, and ability to strategically contribute to organizational goals. Develop a business case and implementation plan to guide your organization's transition to the HRBP structure.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify the key leadership abilities of HR business partners.
  • Learn and demostrate effective internal consulting services.
  • Understand business acumen and the financial drivers of company performance.
  • Develop a business case and implementation plan for your organization to transition to the HRBP structure.

06/20/2017

Seminar | SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation*
06/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/18/2017 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/19/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/20/2017 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
22.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication, Critical Evaluation, Ethical Practice, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: All Levels

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Led by qualified and certified HR instructors, our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation seminars, combined with the 2016 SHRM Learning System®, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). By attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. You will also see where you need to further concentrated study in preparation for either exam. To gain the greatest benefits from yours seminar, utilize your SHRM Learning System before the seminar begins. While these seminars should not be considered your only preparation for certification, they serve as a very valuable component to help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results.

Program Benefits & Features

  • Led by qualified and certified instructors.
  • Classroom environment provides networking opportunities
  • Outside-the-classroom assignments help reinforce seminar sessions.
  • Sample test questions and periodic process checks keep you confident in your breadth of knowledge.
  •