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06/18/2017

The Case for Hiring Imperfect People: It’s Time to Consider Applicants Who Fail Background Checks
06/18/2017 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM | Room TBD
1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise
Presenter:
Arte Nathan, Former CHRO, Wynn Resorts
Workplace Application:
This session will showcase how companies are successfully recruiting and hiring from the untapped labor pool of applicants with criminal backgrounds. 

Great job applicants are found in unlikely places: sometimes they’re people with criminal backgrounds who’ve earned and deserve a second chance. This is an untapped pool of applicants for an industry and a city where finding talent is increasingly difficult. Arte Nathan pioneered recruiting among this population and found great success at Mirage, Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas. Today he’s working with HOPE for Prisoners (HOPE), a Las Vegas-based non-profit that facilitates reentry and reintegration services to men, women, and young adults who are exiting various segments of the judicial system. This session will include a look into HOPE’s programming as well as discussions with a CHRO from a leading entertainment company and a graduate of HOPE’s program to illustrate success stories. 

HR Leading the Way: Aligning Goals, People, and Systems for Sustainable Success
06/18/2017 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session
1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Shane Yount, Principle/author, Competitive Solutions, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will prepare you with both the systems and processes to direct your goals, people and systems to organizational success. 

This session will explain why the companies who merit the descriptor “high-performing” devote such enormous energy toward three vital components: goals, people and systems. And while the world's most profitable corporations all share a clearly-defined vision and mission, what's often missing is a direct link between tactical operational goals and strategic direction. You will learn how to incorporate measurable goals into your company's daily regimen. Plus, you will have the management tools to maintain teams that are engaged, focused, accountable and poised to drive results. You will discover everything from how to define corporate direction and design for leadership parameters, to the smartest ways to create and maintain workplace behavioral expectations. This session will show you how to:

  • Drive business objectives down from the top-level management to the hourly employee 
  • Establish expectations and auditing procedures to drive measurable results throughout the organization
  • Develop a structured communication plan
  • Execute an action plan that directly impacts each echelon of the organization by holding people accountable for results.
The Trump Administration and the 115th Congress: The Washington Outlook for HR Public Policy
06/18/2017 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Michael P. Aitken , Vice president, Government Affairs, SHRM
Workplace Application:
This session will provide an update on the current congressional activity as well as federal regulatory and judicial activity so you can better understand how your organization could be impacted. 

The general election of 2016 brought to power a Republican controlled White House and Congress for the first time in eight years. With this control, the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress are moving forward with a very aggressive public policy agenda, with many issues of critical importance to the workforce at the forefront of this agenda. Key issues of focus include proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, initiatives to reform the tax code, efforts on interior immigration enforcement including worksite enforcement and proposals to expand paid leave and workplace flexibility. You will learn how these issues will affect both your organization as well as your employees, and how you can best engage and prepare for what lies ahead.

What Are You Waiting For? Finding the Courage to Make an Impact
06/18/2017 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM | Room TBD
1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jason Lauritsen, Speaker and author, Www.JasonLauritsen.com
Workplace Application:
This session will help you gain the courage and confidence to make a bigger impact through your work. 

There's a lot of talk about disruption within HR these days. Disruptive new technologies and disruptive new approaches are being preached everywhere you turn. But, despite all of this talk of disruption, HR seems to be stuck doing, acting and performing like it always has. Here's the problem. What you need to truly disrupt HR isn't something you can buy from a vendor. The missing ingredient in HR today is courage. To be a leader, you must face your fears of failure and rejection to do the work that truly makes a difference. We will confront the most common fears that are holding you back and replace them with the mindset and skill to find your courage. During this session you will:

  • Identify key mental obstacles that are holding you back from making a bigger impact.
  • Explore the nature of courage and how to find more to fuel your work.
  • Discover some key skills to equip yourself to move past your fear and accomplish breakthrough results.
Finding Focus, Perspective & Purpose in a Distracting World
06/18/2017 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM | Room TBD
1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to create a workplace culture where your employees will be empowered to perform at their best and find their purpose. 

Organizations consistently desire an engaged culture with purpose and passion. Too often you sell yourself short versus leveraging the value and strength we bring each day to empower our organizations to find passion in pride in our work, our teams and our culture. This interactive session will share how to build and sustain the desirable human factor in the workplace by empowering greater passion, perspective and purpose in what you do, how you do it and why you do it. This session will help you:

  • Define your purpose to re-kindle your Passion: What's your WHY and are you willing to take action to make that why a reality?
  • Create Moments that matter. Fostering passion and pride in what you represent increases our ability to create moments that matter in our workplace.
  • Focus is important yet perspective is critical. You set the company tone from a behavioral perspective and can sustain such on a long-term basis. Yet, while focused so tightly on goals and objectives, what can cause us to miss the impact of WHY we are doing it.
  • Realization of impact. Giving employees context of how they impact the bottom line, their team members and customers can make all the difference. Are you team members “JUST Employees” or are they driven by their own authentic purpose and passion. 
The CHRO Perspective: How the Best Make It Happen!
06/18/2017 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Moderator:
Workplace Application:
You will hear some of the most influential and forward-thinking HR leaders discuss the impact they had on their organizations during their journey to becoming strategic leaders. 

America’s leading Chief Human Resource Officers share their success stories, struggles, and advice related to some of today’s most talked-about issues. This panel will discuss how HR can:

  • Gain a seat at the table. 
  • Drive business success.
  • Help achieve award-winning cultures. 

As HR evolves, there are numerous opportunities for you to drive organizational success and achieve high career aspirations. This panel will share insights, tips and practical advice on how you can become an even better strategic leader.

This Year's Top Five Priorities for an HR Department of One
06/18/2017 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM | Room TBD
1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, MBA , President, OnCore Management Solutions, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will learn the top five priorities for HR in small business and practical, inexpensive solutions to address them. 

Please Note: The room will open at 11:30 a.m. for DOO to come early and network with one another.

HR in small businesses is often pulled in so many different directions that it's easy to lose sight of the new priorities facing our profession. Based on a survey of actual small business HR professionals, this session is a collection of your voices bringing to light the issues you face. You will learn: 

  • The top five priorities facing HR in small businesses.
  • The reasons why they are priorities; including changes in laws, business environment, and economic drivers.
  • Practical and inexpensive (even free!) solutions you can use immediately.

06/19/2017

The Power of Play
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Roger Haskett, Owner, artistic director , Engagement Unlimited
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to design your work environment to promote a playful, inclusive,and engaging space for everyone. 

New studies in Neuroscience have identified the power of play as one of the best methods to create engagement, increase performance and supercharge creativity and innovation. This sessio will demonstrate innovative techniques that incorporate elements of play into education, meeting, and team programming. As an advocate for active, participant-driven sessions, the presenter will showcase how to weave together learning, networking, and fun using interaction, theatrics and friendly competition. The session not only talks the talk but walks the walk; you will experience first hand some of the recommended activities resulting in a wildly entertaining and a surprisingly profound experience. This session will help you:

  • Gain tangible strategies to incorporate play into the most important aspects of your work life and work environment.
  • Design your work environment, training sessions, and meetings to encourage knowledge retention and create a safe environment to share new ideas. 
  • Discover wow to reverse society's concept of play so that you can use play to create power backed by science.
From Vision to Transformation: Leading Through Change
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Dr. Michelle Rozen, Teamwork and Communication Expert, Michelle Rozen
Workplace Application:
This session will help you Identify, proactively address and establish winning strategies in dealing with unique challenges of change within your organization. 

True leadership manifests itself through times of change: mergers, acquisitions and management and policy changes. But what can be perceived as rocking the boat is also a great opportunity for growth. This session will help you:

  • Understand the unique challenges of change .
  • Learn strategies for proactively addressing the challenges that change presents.
  • Learn how to turn change into an opportunity for growth and success.
Plays Well with Others: How HR Can Wisely Assess and Manage Outside Vendors
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Matthew Kaiser, Managing director, Lockton Benefit Group , Lockton Companies
Workplace Application:
You will learn tools and techniques to assess potential vendors and manage ongoing vendor relationships to lessen HR's liability and burden. 

Most companies rely on third parties to help run their HR programs and few have an intentional, systematic way of evaluating potential vendors and then managing performance on an ongoing basis. This session will cover vendor relationships from start to finish. You will learn:

  • How to manage HR vendor relationships, including how to negotiate and enforce Service Level Agreements and handle the shift to Software-as-a-Service contracting.
  • Techniques to assess vendors by creating processes that ensure full disclosure and transparency even with startup technology vendors that may not have proven track records (or even profits!). 
  • How to leverage risk management and contract negotiation to protect organizations from potential data breaches.
Money Ball for the Talent Function: It’s Time to Change Your “Game”
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Mark S. Fogel , CEO & co-founder, Human Capital 3.0
Workplace Application:
You will learn how you can change your recruitment process and analytics to see the whole individual, improve your retention, and measure the data that really matters. 

Like baseball 15 years ago, recruiters may be looking for the wrong attributes for success. It's time to evolve and succeed. Adding objective behavioral and cognitive attributes of prospective candidates to your screening process can be a game changer at a rate of as much as eight times the success rate in new hire retention and success. Learn how to change your interview process and decision making protocol and maximize your recruitment results. Then start measuring employee success instead of organizational failure. Your analytics need to help you drive to organizational Success! This session will help you:

  • Learn what factors talent functions are currently not focused on that impact performance across all industries.
  • Learn about the “hidden” behaviors of your candidates (i.e., what you can't see in the interview process).
  • Learn how to evaluate marketplace behavioral assessments that fit best with your culture and business needs.
  • Develop new analytics around candidate success, promotional success and the relationship to your organization’s success.
Achieving a Breakthrough in Personal Excellence & Leadership
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Srikumar S.Rao, Ph.D., CEO and founder, The RAO Insitute
Workplace Application:
This session will help you understand how small changes you make can have a significant impact on reducing stress AND making you a stronger leader. 

The workplace has changed dramatically in the last few years. The most common way of coping is by trying to manage our time better and becoming more organized. It is possible to make a personal breakthrough that will enable you to become far more productive in your professional life AND your home life as well as greatly reduce the stress you feel. The way to accomplish this is by radically changing the way you think. We have all been told to “look on the bright side” and to “see that the glass is half full instead of half empty” but the vast majority of us are dismally poor at changing our thinking. The reason we think the way we do is because we have very strong mental models that have been ingrained into us in a lifetime of conditioning. Most of the time we do not even know that we have mental models. The models we use are frequently interlinked and we are not aware of these connections. This session will show you – experientially – how mental models are holding you captive. You will learn:

  • How to identify these mental models.
  • How to make small changes that will have a huge impact on your life.

As you make small changes in multiple mental models you hold, you become a different person and experience the world in a distinctly novel and better way.

HR: The Differentiator
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Ruth Stricklen Pullins, Chief HR officer, Truman Medical Centers
Workplace Application:
This session will help you feel empowered to apply strategies to align HR programs to your organization's vision. 

This session will put a new spin on traditional programs and will prove that HR can create the momentum to move your organization forward. You review a process of analyzing current state and demonstrate how to create your own best practices. You will leave this session with a toolbox of great ideas that will set you apart from the pack and help leave a legacy for yourself and your organization. You will learn:

  • How to apply a Force Field Analysis (Kurt Lewin) to a proposed change .
  • The importance of communicating a business case that will support customized best practices.
  • How to differentiate HR to strategically position your organization.
Avoiding the Wrath of the EEOC: Five Steps for Staying ADA-Compliant
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Matt Morris , VP of FMLASource , ComPsych Corporation
Presenter:
Richard Mrizek, Trial Attorney , EEOC
Workplace Application:
This session will help ensure you stay compliant with recent changes in the ADA. 

Recent developments in the ADA have caused some to call it an “inadvertent leave law,”  leaving HR with a number of bewildering questions. What short-term health issues qualify as a disability? Which employees need accommodation? How do you decide what's reasonable? One misstep can draw the attention of the EEOC, exposing your organization to a class case. This session will discuss what the commission considers red flags, as well as how to stay compliant with the act. You will learn how to: 

  • Create a flexible policy that allows for individualized ADA analysis.
  • Identify all situations that could trigger the need for an ADA accommodation.
  • Ensure managers fully engage in the interactive process of accommodating employees.
  • Interpret what reasonable accommodation means.
  • Effectively get employees back to work.
Belonging Across Boundaries: Leading Global Virtual Teams That Work
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD
Track: Global HR

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Karin Goettsch, Ph.D., CPLP , Manager, Global Talent Management , The Mosaic Company
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to enhance collaboration when building your next high-performing global virtual team. 

Effective global virtual team collaboration is a critical competency valued across diverse multicultural audiences and organizational cultures. Soon, more than 1.3 billion people are projected to work virtually. However, team complexities raise many questions: How are cross-boundary blind spots magnified in a virtual environment? What strategies will help bridge time zones, languages, and cultures to maximize participation and sense of belonging in driving for success? Learn key practical recommendations for successful global virtual team collaboration. This session will:

  • Explain the barriers and opportunities on global virtual teams, focusing on the heightened role of intercultural communication as well as member participation and collaboration.
  • Synthesize latest best global virtual team practices and research to capture lessons learned from other organizations. 
The Innovator: The Employee You Most Need
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Mike Mitchell, Senior faculty , Center For Creative Leadership
Workplace Application:
This session will explore the unique characteristics of repeating contributors to innovation (RCI) and identify tools to develop and support them. 

The importance of innovation to an organization is undeniable in today's ever evolving world. In fact, innovation has become so critical that in order to stay competive, organizations must continuously innovate and sustain their innovation efforts. Employees who repeatedly contribute to innovation efforts are a valuable commodity and need to be cultivated and supported. This session will look at who these employees are, what factors make them unique and offer ways to develop repeated contributors to innovation. This session will help you be better able to:

  • Appreciate the unique characteristics of this highly valuable employee – the repeating contributor to innovation.
  • Increase understanding of the environment in which repeating contributors must operate – what is it like to operate in an environment of uncertainty, chaos and creativity?
  • Begin to understand a developmental pathway for this special and critical employee.
How to Win Employment Lawsuits Before They Are Filed
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Penny C. Wofford, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to position facts and communicate to employees to prevent employment litigation. 

Success in any employment lawsuit depends upon the facts of the case. These facts arise well before any lawsuit is filed and often before the threat of a lawsuit is even a blip on the radar screen. This session will identify facts critical to success in employment lawsuits and review the best practices and decisions that generate them. Such facts not only position employers to win employment lawsuits, but can also prevent claims from being filed—which is the best victory of all. This session will show you how to:

  • Create employee confidence in company integrity and fairness with employment decisions. 
  • Communicate performance expectations and discipline effectively. 
  • Resolve employee complaints and reach well-reasoned conclusions in workplace investigations.
The Top 10 Employment Cases of 2017
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Louis Richard Lessig, Partner, Brown & Connery, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will provide actionable take-a-ways from Court decisions that directly impact your organization’s policies, procedures and practices. 

Do you want to make a difference in your organization? One way to achieve positive results is through evaluating and implementing changes based upon real-world scenarios that others have faced before. One of the best places to gain this knowledge is by assessing decisions that have come out over the course of the last year. However, there are a deluge of cases decided each year and the challenge is to know what items require your attention. This session will address your concerns, raise the most relevant decisions and even more importantly reveal the lessons and subsequent alterations you may want to make in your organization to stay ahead of the competition and minimize your courthouse concerns.  You will leave with a list of things to review the moment you get back to your organization. This session will help you:

  • Learn about the latest impactful court decisions in employment law. 
  • Gain an understanding of how the respective decisions will change the manner in which HR conducts itself. 
  • Evaluate case law to review existing policies and procedures for potential areas of necessary alteration moving forward.
Take Command of the Room: Techniques to Transform Your Style in 60 Seconds
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Sheri Jeavons, President , Power Presentations, Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will leave this session with the skills needed to stand out from the crowd and get your ideas noticed. 

When attending high-profile meetings, your goal is to stand out from the crowd and be seen as a leader. During this interactive session, you will learn to become more confident and enthusiastic to get your ideas noticed during any communication, whether standing or seated. Several volunteers will receive personalized coaching on their delivery style. This session provides a unique opportunity to witness on-the-spot improvement and learn techniques anyone can implement immediately. You will learn how to :

  • Make strong connections through enhanced body language.
  • Recognize and understand the three factors that influence an audience.
  • Implement six key physical skills to project confidence.
  • Learn how to look cool under pressure.
The Catastrophic Cost of Quitting: How Organizations and Employees Pay the Ultimate Price
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Ben Fanning, Chief engagement officer, author, keynote speaker, consultant, BF Coaching, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will learn a fresh approach to decreasing your turnover cost, while increasing your employee engagement. 

Don't fire another employee or consider resigning until you've heard this session! You will discover a fresh approach to the “stay or leave question”. Understanding the cost of quitting is essential because there are financial and human resources at stake. This session will help you:

  • Thoughtfully weigh the trade-offs and costs of staying versus leaving.
  • Easily quantify the three hidden cost of quitting.
  • Apply a simple formula to feel confident in your decision (or help your employee make their decision) to resign or create the job you love.
How to Survive an OFCCP Audit Under the New Administration
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Lynn Clements, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Berkshire Associates, Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn about the most recent OFCCP enforcement efforts and compliance changes, and leave equipped to handle an audit. 

With a new Administration comes new compliance expectations, and to remain in compliance your organization must meet OFCCP's latest requirements. This session will examine the impact of the new Administration, OFCCP enforcement efforts that will affect compliance professionals, and how contractors can prepare for what's to come. OFCCP's primary areas of focus will be explored, along with recent compliance changes. You will leave equipped to handle an OFCCP audit in a new compliance environment. You will leave with a better understanding of: 

  • The impact of the new Administration on federal contractors and OFCCP regulatory compliance.
  • What a current OFCCP audit looks like. 
  • How to effectively prepare for an OFCCP audit.
Tearing Down the Silos: Health Care and Retirement Spending−What Is the True Cost?
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Kevin Mahoney, Senior institutional consultant, accredited investment fiduciary analyst®, The Mahoney Group of Raymond James
Workplace Application:
You will learn the advantage of viewing employer benefit spending on health care and retirement plans as one pool of spending. 

This session will show how you can reduce long-term health care cost by helping your employees better prepare for retirement. The discussion will center around changing how companies view health care and retirement benefits in silos to a holistic benefits approach. The increased long-term cost in health care due to employees working beyond normal retirement age could be viewed as an unfunded liability. This liability simply replaces an unfunded but quantifiable retirement liability with an ill-defined unfunded healthcare liability. You will learn:

  • How employee retirement readiness or lack thereof impacts corporate healthcare spending.
  • Why breaking down the silo approach to benefits is critical to managing costs and will allow you to make benefit spending decisions strategically as opposed to reactively.
  • Why true retirement readiness matters.
  • How to measure the true cost and benefit of your health care and retirement programs .
  • Why a holistic approach to benefits is good for your company and your employees.
Managing “Bad Apples” in a World Without Ratings
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Kristyn Plunkett, Applied social scientist , Department of Defense
Presenter:
Wayne Baughman, Applied social scientist , Department of Defense
Workplace Application:
You will learn an outcome-driven, systems-design approach to better manage poor performance in any performance management system, even one without ratings. 

Public and private sector organizations alike struggle with poor performing employees. Lengthy appeals, fear of lawsuits, burdensome documentation, conflict avoidance, and costs of hiring replacements all deter supervisors from taking action. As more organizations shift towards performance management systems without ratings, many supervisors are left asking: “How will I hold problem employees accountable?”Learn how one government organization is taking a systematic approach to address these issues outside of the traditional annual appraisal cycle.At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the real impact of poor performance and misconduct, even if exhibited by only one or two employees.
  • Describe a systematic approach to addressing poor performance and misconduct that does not rely upon end-of-year ratings.
  • Introduce tools and techniques that empower managers to take corrective action early and often.
The Neuroscience of Change
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Britt Andreatta, CEO, 7th Mind Company
Workplace Application:
You will learn neuroscience-based strategies for how you can drive successful change across your entire organization. 

The pace of today's change is pushing the limits of even the most nimble organizations. Every change requires your talent to make significant shifts in their behaviors and attitudes. This session will highlight the latest discoveries about the brain, and how to harness biology to reduce resistance to change and change fatigue. Leave with new strategies for how you can drive successful change across all functions of your organization. In this session, you will:

·         Learn how all change activates the survival and failure centers in the brain.

·         Assess how individuals and teams respond and acclimate to change.

·         Discover how to help your talent achieve key shifts in behaviors and attitudes.

·         Identify ways to intentionally increase the resilience of your people and organization.

Workflow Mastery: Organize Your Time, Tasks, and Inbox
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, President & chief executive officer, The Productivity Pro, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will help you master workflow management so that you organiztion your time more efficietntly and will help you keep track of your action items so that nothing falls through the cracks.  

Workflow management requires a mastery of email handling, planning, scheduling, project, time, and task management, prioritization, and organization. Workflow is the “secret sauce” that separates ordinary performers from the extraordinary. Having these skills will set you apart from the rest, and your team will function at optimal levels with everyone using the same system. This method is bulletproof. Nothing falls through the cracks. Deadlines aren’t missed. Pending items are always resolved. Loops are closed. Inboxes are empty, and multiple to-do lists are integrated into a single, consolidated system. You’ll sleep well at night, knowing that everything is under control, and you’re on top of everything. This session will show you how to:

  • Process your email quickly and track pending items, tasks owed by others, and “waiting for” information.
  • Get your text, emails, Facebook messages, ideas, to-do lists, sticky notes, and meeting notes all into one place.
  • Combine multiple to-do lists into one central, consolidated list, where you can make the best choice in the moment on the best use of your time.
  • Create an organized time management system to help you capture, organize, reference, and execute your highest priorities.
  • Conduct daily, weekly, and monthly planning periods to stay on top of projects and tasks coming down the pike.
The “HOW” of Spreading the “WHY”: Effectively Spreading Vision Throughout Your Organization
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Randy Anderson, Productivity improvement specialist, E3 Professional Trainers
Workplace Application:
You will learn practical, applicable strategies for communicating organizational goals and vision to team members at all levels. 

From C-level executives to front-line employees, people contribute more if they understand how their efforts fit into the big picture. Communicating and cultivating a broader perspective will help your team members avoid losing sight of and undervaluing their dependence on others in order to achieve key objectives and sustainable success. This session will provide  practical strategies to get team members on board and to help them help you coordinate everyone's efforts. You will learn how to:

·         Move beyond the “What's and How's” and embrace the importance of communicating the “Why's”
           – the secret sauce of spreading the vision and engaging every team member.

·         Initiate a strategy to make the vision and goals a part of the culture within the teamand not just a page
           in a binder, a plaque on the lobby wall, or a section on the organization's website. 

·         Establish an accountability mechanism to measure individual contribution and team progress toward key objectives.

Coaching Upward: How to Influence and Coach Senior Leaders
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Todd Averett, President, Leading People Partners, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to effectively provide upward coaching to senior leaders. 

This session will show you how to build relationships of trust and influence with senior leaders. You will learn how to identify situations when you need to coach upward, and how to deliver that coaching effectively. This session will show you how to:

·         Identify when coaching upward must be done, should be done, and could be done.

·         Gain a clearer understanding of what “politics” really means and how to interact in a “political” environment.

·         Build a strong relationship of trust and influence with senior leaders. 

The First 90 Days Will Make or Break Your New Hire
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Amy Hirsh Robinson, Principal, Interchange Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn new insights and practical guidelines for onboarding new employees to increase the engagement, retention and performance of your top talent.  

Millennials comprise the majority of the U.S. workforce and almost 50% plan to switch employers this year because their expectations contrast so greatly to their actual experience. Effective onboarding mitigates this costly attrition threat and prepares employees of all generations for success. This session will take a critical look at the transition from recruiting to onboarding and will provide strategies for increasing engagement during the first 90 days and boosting long-term retention and performance. You will learn:

·         How to integrate Millennials into your organization and maximize their retention and engagement.

·         Three reasons why companies with great recruitment and intern practices fail to keep long-term employees.

·         The six critical steps of onboarding and how to implement them.

·         10 key pitfalls to avoid during the first 90 days.

·         What really belongs in your New Employee Orientation program.

Rethinking HR: The Future of Work and HR
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Ryan Estis, Chief experience officer , Ryan Estis & Associates
Workplace Application:
This session will help you rethink your role and your opportunity to impact business performance and growth. 

As we prepare for new evolutions in the business landscape and workforce, our approach to human capital management has to transform. This session will focus on the evolving role of HR and introduces new techniques and technology that pace with evolving work and management trends. What’s needed for HR to deliver a talent strategy, workforce readiness and business performance will also be highlighted. This session will:

·         Define Rock Star HR. What does it take to deliver impact today?

·         Learn how you can act from a position of influence to develop high-trust, high-value relationships with business partners.

·         Rethink the HR value proposition.

·         Address the impact of emerging technology and the next generation of workers.

Beyond Diversity: The ROI of Inclusive Leadership
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
S. Jeanetta Darno, Founder, managing partner , Strategic HR Advisors
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to purposely evolve to an inclusive culture that drives engagement and positively impacts your company’s bottom line. 

The benefits of being an inclusive leader and building a diverse workforce include increased employee engagement and retention, improved problem solving and innovative solutions, and improved productivity. Building a diverse workforce and having an inclusive workplace means greater competitiveness in an increasingly global marketplace. This session will help you understand:

·         The impact corporate culture can have on a business, both positively and negatively.

·         What tools are helpful to evaluate a corporate culture.

·         The impact inclusive leadership has on building and/or changing a culture.

·         Key strategies that positively impact cultural transformation.

HR Metrics That Matter: Learn to Drive Sustainable Business Processes
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Shane Yount, Principle/author, Competitive Solutions, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will provide specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely methods for tracking and communicating business results. 

This session will address the basic foundations for leadership training that can actually improve the business bottom-line. Both humorous and informative, the presenter will discuss why leaders fail, personal leadership implementation experiences, and successes and failures companies have experienced during the transition of management. This session will provide the knowledge and understanding to begin implementing practical, auditable leadership implementation techniques to your ndividual work environments. Most importantly, realistic leadership implementation techniques promote continuous improvement in communication, productivity, employee satisfaction, and bottom-line business results. During this session you will learn:

·         How to develop, track, and implement key business objectives.

·         The processes of business scorecards and action registers to drive accountability.

·         How to set behavioral expectations and audit performance.

Engaging the Workforce of the Future: The Emergence of Generation Z
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jim Link, Chief HR officer, North America , Randstad North America
Workplace Application:
You will learn how generation Z will impact the workforce and how you can be prepared for these entrants in your organization. 

This session will identify global challenges in the attraction, retention, and engagement of employees for the future. The emergence of the next generation of employees, Generation Z, will transform the landscape of tomorrow’s workforce and require changes few companies are prepared to meet. This session will discuss strategies you, your leaders, and your company will need to be ready for tomorrow’s workforce. You will learn:

·         The results of research findings on Generation Z.

·         How to decipher preferences shaping how work will be accomplished by this generation.

·         New ideas needed to attract, retain, and engage Generation Z in the workforce.

Content Curation: How to Get More Impact from Your LMS
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Stacy Cook, Managing Consultant , Federal Management Partners (FMP)
Workplace Application:
You will learn best practices for LMS content curation and how to adapt the tools provided to develop your own content curation strategy. 

It began innocently enough. You did your research, implemented a learning management system (LMS), and began buying and building learning to develop your talent. Now, despite dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of hours of content, your LMS is underutilized, over-criticized, and your leadership is looking for a new system. Stop the madness and reconsider your learning content strategy. Join this interactive session to learn about content curation as well as a new approach to maximizing your LMS investments. You will learn:

·         How to evaluate the quality of existing content using a course audit rubric that has been
           road tested with real organizations.

·         How you can strategically align content with technical and managerial competencies, which will help you identify
           which investments have the greatest potential to close critical skill gaps.

·         A step-by-step process for sequencing existing training into logical learning programs and using a
           certificate approach to improving learner motivation. 

·         The benefits of augmenting your existing training by creating a performance support system for learning.

Hide Your Goat: Strategies to Stay Positive When Negativity Surrounds You
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE, Best-selling author & speaker, Steve Gilliland, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will make you laugh a lot, learn a lot, and leave outfitted with the means necessary to “Hide Your Goat.” 

Not only do problem employees perform poorly, they make it tough for everyone else to do their jobs, too. The infection can spread quickly and those who discharge the poisonous toxin are masquerading as managers, supervisors and co-workers. The venom they eject produces by-products of bad attitudes, including resistance to change and personality conflicts. They cost plenty in terms of productivity and morale and make life tough for everyone. They delight in getting your goat! This session will help you:

·         Learn why people have bad attitudes and explore ways to head off conflict and confront people about their bad attitudes.

·         Discover win-win solutions that will have you and your colleagues working more effectively together.

ACA and ERISA Compliance: 11 Steps to Avoid (or Survive) a DOL Audit
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Gary Kushner, CBP, President and chief executive officer, Kushner & Company
Workplace Application:
This session will cover 11 items to review to ensure you have the processes and documentation you’ll need if subject to a DOL audit of your health and welfare plans. 

After passage of the ACA, there are even more requirements that employers sponsoring health and other welfare plans need to ensure they are performing. This session will help you:

·         Learn what the DOL looks for when they do an audit.

·         Learn what you can do to be totally prepared in the event of an audit.

·         Identify the pitfalls that many employers miss when sponsoring plans that can show up on audit.

Protecting Your Business Amidst Changes: Form I-9 and E-Verification Compliance
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Becki Young, Founding partner , Hammond Young Immigration Law
Workplace Application:
You will leave with an understanding of the I-9 and E-verify process including enforcement, procedures and tips to protect your organization. 

This session will help you gain a high-level understanding of I-9 documentation and E-verification used when hiring foreign nationals. You will leave with tools you can use to enhance compliance and useful tips for implementing -I9 and E-verification policies. These include: 

·         Understanding of the ICE enforcement strategies and changes from 2009-present.

·         Knowledge of the I-9 employment verification process and best practices.

·         Tips to successfully complete I-9 forms including a review of common mistakes.

·         Ways to comply with federal auditing guidelines and legal requirements.

·         Understanding of E-verify and how it works.

Effective Incentive Plan Design
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Stacey R. Carroll, President, HR Experts On-Call
Workplace Application:
This session will help you understand why and how to implement effective incentive plans for employees at all levels within your organization. 

Research shows that more and more organizations are relying on incentive plans to reward performance and top performers. Is your organization taking advantage of this opportunity? If not, join for this session to learn about smart incentive plan design that has an impact on driving performance and meeting business objectives. This session is intended to provide the basic framework for good incentive plan design and will review real-world examples of incentives at various organization with different industries. You'll leave this session feeling more prepared to build and update incentive plans in your organization. You will learn:

·         The foundation and principles of good incentive plan design. 

·         How to design incentive plans that link directly back to your organization’s strategic goals.  

·         How to identify incentive plans that will be effective within your organization.

Help! I Have California Employees. Now What?
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Brenda S. Kasper, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA, , Partner, Kasper & Frank, LLP
Workplace Application:
You will learn California employment law rules so you can reduce your organization's legal risk and maximize employee engagement. 

California is the world's sixth largest economy so odds are strong your organization will soon have California employees if it doesn't already. This session will demystify California employment law by identifying essential California legal rules applicable to each stage of the employee life cycle from recruitment to exit and beyond. We will review California payroll and wage and hour rules, leave, disability and pregnancy accommodation obligations and key differences between federal and California law in the areas of on-boarding, investigating employee complaints and termination.  This session will also provide tips on how best to document California personnel actions so you can defend employee claims in litigation. You will learn how:

·         To comply with and enforce California employment law rules so you can effectively manage employees,
           reduce organization litigation risk and maximize employee engagement. 

·         Multi-state employers can use ethical practice in determining how to comply with California employment law rules which
          may conflict with and/or significantly expand employee rights in state other than California.

·         To audit your company's compliance with California employment law rules while utilizing the attorney-client privilege,
           ensuring legal compliance and mitigating risk.

The Employee Wellness Dance: Marrying the Art of Behavior Change with Business of Outcomes
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Brad Cooper, MSPT, MBA, ATC, MTC, Chief executive officer, US Corporate Wellness, Inc.
Presenter:
Suzanna Barnett Cooper, Co-founder and chief learning officer , Catalyst Coaching Institute
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to combine the positive nature of behavior change with the business side in optimizing an employee wellness program design. 

As an HR Manager, you believe in the value of wellness, but it can be a struggle to align the art of positive behavior change with the science of producing the necessary outcomes. This session will provide practical ways in which the two can be successfully combined and integrated into an effective “dance” within your organization. At the end of this session you will:

·         Understand the key concepts around the art of positive behavior change in wellness programming.

·         Recognize the importance of a sound business strategy.

·         Be able to identify specific ways in which the two key components can move and flow as one
          in the overall approach to wellness.

Taming the Workplace Bully: Top Strategies for Investigating and Eliminating Your Workplace Bully
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Karen Michael, Esq, President, KarenMichael, PLC, Employment Law, Training & Consulting
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to investigate and uncover workplace bullies and how to convince leadership of the legal and business risk in keeping them. 

Using interactive technology and case studies, this session will reveal proven strategies for investigating and uncovering the workplace bully. This session will also disclose top strategies to differentiate between a “tough” boss from a bully and will share proven suggestions for how to discuss investigation results with reluctant leadership.

·         Participants will learn to facilitate the development and communication of the organization's core values, mission,
           and ethical behaviors by uncovering the complex behaviors of the workplace bully

·         Participants will learn how to reinforce the organization's core values and behavioral expectations through modeling,
           communication and coaching as it relates to uncovering workplace bullies, their impact on the organizational culture,
           and the importance to leadership of making ethical decisions to terminate high performing employees due to
           their improper misconduct.

·         Due to the high risk caused by the workplace bully, participants will learn how to engage in enterprise risk management
           by ensuring that the organization has policies that will contribute to protecting the organization from potential risks
           caused by the behaviors of the workplace bully.

·         Participants will learn specific strategies for investigating and uncovering workplace bullies.

Agile and Rating-Free Performance Management in Asia: Lessons Learned from a Multi-Country Comparison
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Track: Global HR

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Jun Kabigting, MBA/MSIE, Chief community officer/managing director, The Japan HR Society
Workplace Application:
You will learn the key challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of a rating-free or agile performance management system. 

This session will highlight the implementation and lessons learned from three companies operating in Japan, India, and Singapore . Using a compare and contrast approach, the major implementation areas such as cultural differences, roll out methodology, communication styles, timelines, and results will be shared. This session will provide you with:

·         An Asian perspective on how rating-free or agile performance management systems are being implemented.

·         A summary of key challenges and lessons learned to help you succeed in your journey towards a rating-free or agile performance management system.

·         A guide on how you can go on your own journey towards a rating-free or agile performance management system in your operations.

From Bourbon Street to Brexit: 10 Things You Need to Know About Going Global and Staying Global
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Track: Global HR

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
David W. Ellis, Partner, Baker &McKenzie, LLP
Presenter:
Kerry Weinger, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP,
Workplace Application:
You will leave this session with an enhanced knowledge of global employment law, compliance risks, and best practices to manage a global workforce. 

Multinational companies face a host of challenges when operating across borders. As a result, you must keep up to date with political, social, and legal changes that occur on a daily basis. This session will explore the top 10 legal challenges facing HR in the global arena, including how to start up in a new jurisdiction, workplace compliance, tax, data privacy, and global mobility issues. Recent developments and changes in the law in key jurisdictions will also be highlighted. You will learn:

·         The differences between U.S. and non-U.S. employment laws.

·         How to mitigate your compliance risks and expenses when operating in non-U.S. jurisdictions.

·         How to apply best practices when going global.

HR Ethics?!? Staying True to Yourself While Remaining True to Your Employer!
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Ethical Practice, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
John Doran, Attorney, Sherman & Howard LLC
Workplace Application:
This session will help you better align yourself with your companies' business goals, without selling out your own core values. 

This interactive session will challenge you to analyze the right and wrong of what you do. It will provoke you to reconsider common notions of workplace fairness and to contemplate all of the competing interests present in any workplace dispute.The session relies on hypotheticals that HR professionals can relate to, and provides practical, thoughtful tools to resolve real-life ethical dilemmas. This session will review the latest trends and changes in the legal landscape with respect to ethics with a close examination into the following:

  • Defining, promoting, and maintaining core values throughout an organization while protecting your organization's interests and profitability. 
  • Addressing challenging personal and professional conflicts of the interest in the workplace.
  • Understanding what your legal obligations are in the face of improper corporate behavior, and how to shield yourself from personal liability in the face of the misconduct of others.
Disrupt HR! Approaching HR, Talent Acquisition (& Your Career) in a Whole New Way
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Jennifer McClure, President, Unbridled Talent, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will discover new ways of thinking, and ideas that have been implemented in a variety of organizations that are helping companies to achieve a competitive advantage. 

Are you tired of the same old approach to HR? Are you ready to start talking about talent in a whole new way? If that describes you, and you're interested in shaking things up a bit (or if you're simply looking for some new ideas), then this session is for you! You'll hear real-life examples and lessons learned from HR practitioners, CEO's, business owners, and talent acquisition professionals who have taken risks, stirred the pot, and disrupted the future of work in their organizations. You will learn:

  • How to  develop and implement new recruiting, retention and leadership development initiatives to address changing business needs and compete for in-demand/scarce talent. 
  • Strategies and tactics needed to sell new and innovative ideas to your leadership.  
  • How to take a long-term, big picture approach to HR, and ensure alignment of your HR strategic plan with your organization's strategic plan.
Detecting Lies and Deception: Practical Skills for HR Professionals
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Michael Wade Johnson, J.D., Chief executive officer, Clear Law Institute
Workplace Application:
You will learn skills for spotting signs of deception and truthfulness when interviewing applicants and investigating misconduct. 

You need to be able to spot deception when conducting investigations and interviewing and hiring applicants. While research shows that the average person is lied to twice a day, most people are extremely poor at spotting deception because they rely on inaccurate stereotypes about how people behave when they lie. In this interactive session from a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney, you will watch videos and examine case studies to learn how to spot signs of deception and truthfulness.You will learn scientifically-validated methods for spotting deception that you can apply in your everyday work life. You will learn:

  • Which signs of deception are valid and which are based on myth (such as the mistaken beliefs that liars don't look you in the eye and are fidgety.)
  • How to spot scientifically-validated signs of deception, including verbal and non-verbal cues.
  • How to spot signs of deception and truthfulness when conducting investigative interviews.
  • How to spot deception when interviewing and hiring applicants.
Benefits in the Workplace: An Update and Competitive Practices for Impact in 2017
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Shonna Waters , Vice president, Research , SHRM
Workplace Application:
This session will discuss common trends on how to use competitive practices and behavioral science to design and evaluate your benefits program to ensure it is meeting the strategic objectives of your organization.  

Each year SHRM conducts a large-scale survey to examine trends in the strategic use of benefits. This survey is used to investigate how organizations are making use of their benefits to enhance their talent management strategies and the lives of their employees. In this presentation, data collected from the survey will be used as a launch pad for describing how you can make better use of competitive practices and findings from behavioral science to make your benefits programs more strategic and impactful. This session will cover:

·         The most prevalent trends in benefits.

·         How your organization can optimize your benefits program. 

Catch It While You Can: Tech and Knowledge Transfer
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Devin Lemoine, President, Success Labs
Workplace Application:
You will learn about the potential of human knowledge transfer using a structured process and technology. 

Ten thousand Baby Boomers reach age 65 each day and when they leave they take information and knowledge imperative to organizational sustainability. Before you lose the knowledge, skills and relationships that fuel your success and competitive advantage, you can be proactive in minimizing this risk and potential disaster. This session will discuss how to use technology and a structured approach to ensure that large amounts of tacit and technical knowledge do not escape your organization, but are captured and transferred. During this session you will learn:

  • Practical strategies for ensuring quality knowledge transfer. 
  • How to identify knowledge holders, design transfer methods, create measurable action plans, and prepare and develop knowledge recipients.
The Future of Work is Today. Are You Ready?
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Morag Barrett, CEO and founder, SkyeTeam
Workplace Application:
This session will help prepare you to lead change efforts within your organization.  

Change is occurring an extraordinary pace, influenced by new technology, globalization, mobility and the changing expectations of work. The challenge, and opportunity for you to lead the change needed in your organization to ensure you remain relevant and highly competitive. This is not a prediction of what will happen in 25 years but rather a very pragmatic discussion of the changes that are happening right now, impacting all of us, if only we choose to pay attention. The future of work is not tomorrow, the future of work is today. Are you ready? This session will:

  • Discuss three key forces impacting how we work, lead and structure our organizations.
  • Identify how leading organizations are responding to and adapting to these changes.
  • Determine the next steps to Futureproof your team and organization.
Labor, Labor and More Labor: The Expanding Protections of the NLRA
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Lynn C. Outwater, JD, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis
Presenter:
Chad P. Richter, Partner, Jackson Lewis, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will provide an overview of the NLRB's recent activity and how it affects all companies, whether union or non-union. 

The National Labor Relations Board continues to expand employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act for both union and non-union workers. This session will address strategic changes you should consider in light of the ever-expanding definition of protected concerted activity, how to minimize the risk of joint employment and multi-employer bargaining units when using temporary staffing agencies, vendors, and contractors, preparing handbook language, agreements and policies under the NLRA in light of recent guidance, and much more. This session will also provide 10 proactive and strategic steps every employer (union and non-union alike) should consider in light of the significant changes over the previous 12 months. This session will provide you with:

  • An overview of labor law trends and how they affect your company. 
  • An understanding of the strategic changes you should consider in the ever-expanding definition of protected concerted activity. 
  • Practical recommendations to bring back to your company.
Contemporary Methods for Workplace Violence Prevention and Response
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Glen E. Kraemer, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will provide legal and practical tools needed to enhance your organization’s ability to respond quickly, legally and safely to threats of workplace violence 

This session will examine best practices concerning workplace violence prevention. Behavioral, legal, and managerial considerations will be examined, with a specific emphasis on the role of HR within the Workplace Violence Prevention Team structure. Laws and policies concerning social media monitoring, recent disability law developments concerning troubled employees, and the termination of dangerous individuals will be reviewed. You will learn:

  • Composition and training of a workplace violence prevention team led by a human resources professional.
  • Understanding behavioral warning signs and escalating risk factors, including the nexus between bullying and violence.
  • Disability law and accommodation of the troubled employee.
  • Key considerations in separating the threatening employee safely and legally.
  • Legal issues concerning social media monitoring of threatening individuals.
The Employee Accommodation Conundrum Part 2: How to Handle Complex Accommodation Requests
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Shayna Helene Balch, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Presenter:
Pavneet Singh Uppal, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to limit your organization's potential legal exposure by properly navigating the ADA's interactive process. 

Part 2 of the Employee Accommodation Conundrum will address how to navigate extended leave requests and complex demands and expectations for disability-related accommodations. The ADA's requirement to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees can be highly burdensome but is not without its limits.  This session will provide strategic insight on how to balance your need for an efficient and productive workforce against the EEOC's increasingly aggressive demands for accommodations of disabled individuals. You will learn:

  • The latest trends in difficult and complex ADA accommodations.
  • How evolving societal and legal expectations such as work from home policies are making it more difficult and expensive to comply with the ADA.
  • How to effectively navigate the interactive process.
  • How to bid farewell to a disabled employee while safeguarding yourself against a future lawsuit.
From Data to People Analytics: Building a People Analytics Team
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Global HR

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Néstor Ares , HR analytics & processes unit chief
Workplace Application:
You will learn the challenges and lessons of setting up and managing a people analytics team.  

HR has traditionally relied on gut feeling, personal experience, relationships, and established practice to guide human capital decisions. This session will showcase how the Inter-American Development Bank created their People Analytics team to better enable the organization to make data-driven decisions. You will learn how this team got its start as well as the progress they have made since their inception. From descriptive statistics to predictive analytics, HR is now able to produce people analytics so the client departments can make data driven decisions, capitalizing on the Bank’s most valuable asset, its people. This session will show you:

  • How to bring together data from different sources into a single repository and how to create and capitalize on dashboards.
  • How IBD’s dashboards are now developed using state of the art platforms, providing insightful and creative solutions to our clients, cutting-edge visualizations, and interactive graphic user interface to allow efficient and quick access to information. 
  • That the value added of HR analytics comes from connecting dots between people data and strategic business needs.
Employer Branding: The Power of Purpose
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Matt Kaiser, Director, Recruitment, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how to build a unique employer brand platform to attract and retain the right talent. 

Repeated Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Our journey through life is made up of a series of choices – crossroads that can lead us down two different paths. How do you know which path is right for you? It depends on your purpose. Purpose is defined as the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. The same is true in business. CEO's say the number one challenge facing companies today is acquiring and retaining talent. So how do we acquire and retain the right talent? The key to success is differentiation. The key to differentiation is purpose—defining the unique reasons why your company exists. Be inspired to see the impact of purpose at companies like Ericsson, and leave with ideas that will make an immediate impact. This session will help you:

  • Uncover the power of purpose in your company and your career.
  • Discover a unique process to differentiate your organization and build an employer brand that attracts and retains the right talent.
  • Design a strategy to attract the right talent and measure your success. 
  • See the critical role technology can play in shaping your success.
Disrupt HR! Approaching HR, Talent Acquisition (& Your Career) in a Whole New Way
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Jennifer McClure, President, Unbridled Talent, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will discover new ways of thinking, and ideas that have been implemented in a variety of organizations that are helping companies to achieve a competitive advantage. 

Are you tired of the same old approach to HR? Are you ready to start talking about talent in a whole new way? If that describes you, and you're interested in shaking things up a bit (or if you're simply looking for some new ideas), then this session is for you! You'll hear real-life examples and lessons learned from HR practitioners, CEO's, business owners, and talent acquisition professionals who have taken risks, stirred the pot, and disrupted the future of work in their organizations. You will learn:

·         How to  develop and implement new recruiting, retention and leadership development initiatives to
           address changing business needs and compete for in-demand/scarce talent. 

·         Strategies and tactics needed to sell new and innovative ideas to your leadership.  

·         How to take a long-term, big picture approach to HR, and ensure alignment of your HR strategic plan
           with your organization's strategic plan.

Equal Pay Is Here to Stay: Keeping Ahead of the Pay Equity Curve
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Joseph L. Beachboard, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
Presenter:
Lara de Leon, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Workplace Application:
This session will explore the increased focus by the public and the government on pay equity and provide best practices for employers. 

Gender pay discrimination has been prohibited by federal and many state laws for decades. A renewed focus by the public and the government on pay bias, the increase in regulatory requirements, and the reemergence of pay discrimination class actions means that you must examine your pay practices to identify any unjustified pay disparities and ensure they are using best practices in connection with pay decisions. This session will provide practical guidance for identifying potential pay disparities, determining whether there are legitimate explanations for those disparities, correcting risk areas, and protecting the company in pay discrimination claims. You will learn about:

  • Recent legislation, regulation, and corporate initiatives focused on identifying and correcting pay disparities in the workplace.  
  • The key factors that contribute to your risk of facing a pay discrimination claim. 
  • Proactive measures you can utilize to prevent and defend pay discrimination claims.
Building the Case for ROI that Employee Engagement Drives Business Results
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Bob Kelleher, Author of Louder Than Words, and CEO, The Employee Engagement Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn firsthand which (and why) HR metrics drive business metrics. 

This session will scratch our left brains to build a business case that employee engagement drives business results. Learn how the companies who routinely make “The Best Place To Work” lists measure engagement and where you need to make key investments. You will learn:

  • Which HR business metrics are worth measuring and focusing on.
  • How to connect HR metrics to business metrics.
  • How to make a compelling business case that employee engagement is a strategic must have.
  • Which organizational initiatives will have the greatest impact to get the attention of your senior leaders.
The Hidden Language of Organizations – Workplace Politics, Power and Influence
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Margaret N. Morford, Chief executive officer, The HR Edge, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will discuss strategies you can use to address politics in your workplace while building your influence with your supervisor and colleagues. 

Accomplishing the goals and objectives of any organization requires more than just smart employees who work hard. It requires savvy employees who know how to forge alliances and avoid animosities in order to be effective. During this session you will identify which of the rules of “positive politics” you are most likely to violate as well as obtain guidelines for being smart about your conduct, your business communication, your relationships with co-workers and your relationship with your supervisor. You will learn how to:

  • Recognize who really holds power and has influence,
  • Tap into the power structure within any organization.
  • Network effectively inside and outside your organization.
Creating a Culture of High Trust: 10 Things Every Organization Must Do to Experience High Trust
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Richard Fagerlin, President, Peak Solutions, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will provide practical ideas, tools and resources on how we give, get and grow trust. 

Trust is the key ingredient to business success. Trust issues are wasting productivity, ruining relationships and damaging business. If your teams and your organization are not flourishing in a high-trust culture you are experiencing one of the greatest examples of “re-work” and creating an environment for politics and offense to thrive and multiply. This session will discuss the top seven reasons for the trust gap and discuss 10 practical solutions for building relationships of high trust. Through a simple model for evaluating trust you will be able to go home and measure trust in your organization. This session will:

  • Discuss the top trust lies affecting you and your organization.
  • Help you understand a simple three-part model for measuring, monitoring and managing trust.
  • Help you learn why the trust gap exists and what you can personally do about it.
The Three Influential Roles of HR When it Comes to Strategy
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Michael Wilkinson, Managing director, Leadership Strategies
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to confidently discuss and develop strategic planning with other leaders and model best practices across your organization. 

Repeated Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

For HR leaders to gain buy-in from senior executives, we must be able to confidently speak and understand strategy. Our unique position allows us three pivotal roles to facilitate change and influence strategic thinking and execution at the enterprise level. This session will help you identify essential components of your organization's strategy, including the critical difference between mission versus vision, goals versus objectives, values versus guiding principles, and critical success factors versus strategies. This session will cover:

  • HR's three influential roles in carrying out strategy.
  • 10 commonly-faced pitfalls of strategy planning.
  • How to apply a strategic planning framework to solve both business and HR issues.
Make Your Minutes Matter! Stress Less & Achieve More
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Tracy Butz, CSP, Owner, Think Impact Solutions
Workplace Application:
You will learn strategies on how to get more done so you can achieve maximum results in minimum time while stress declines and productivity soars! 

Effectively managing our time is essential for success. Rather than spending each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis, learn skillful strategies to get more done. This session will help you:

  • Create a clearly written plan and prioritize goals, focusing on the most important, highest value tasks.
  • Minimize the frequency and duration of unexpected interruptions, allowing you to better control your time and frustration. 
  • Apply strategies to overcome the stress-inducing habit of procrastination. 
  • Enhance personal productivity with an organized work-space, a well-managed email inbox and by honoring your daily calendar.  
  • Get more done by learning how to say “no” when necessary, efficiently managing meetings, and choosing to delegate effectively and empowering others with authority and responsibility.
Exploring the Compensation Data Landscape: Finding the Right Data Puts You Ahead of the Competition
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Mike Metzger, CEO and president, Payscale
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how you can have the right compensation data to help you win the talent war. 

Repeated Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

The compensation data landscape has changed. HR and compensation professionals have more choice than ever in data sources. At the same time, employees are more informed of their market value. For some, this is a shift towards more positive conversations, but it can be scary without the right data to back you up. This session will review trends impacting compensation, overview the growing data market and considerations for selecting sources, and illustrate how organizations use compensation data to forward your business strategies. This session will help you:

  • Get a better understanding of the factors that are contributing to this tight talent market. 
  • Understand the spectrum of sources of compensation data, as well as how to evaluate their usefulness for attendee organizations. 
  • Understand how compensation drives your business strategy as well.

 

Leading Hispanic Employees (for Non-Hispanic Supervisors)
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Glenn Llopis, Chairman, The Glenn Llopis Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to identify the most common workplace behavioral cues and tendencies in order to successfully lead, leverage and encourage your Hispanic employee’s natural strengths and proactively avoid potential tension that may disrupt engagement and their overall performance. 

Hispanics are the fastest growing workforce in the U.S. and organizations must become more culturally proficient in support of their Hispanic employees, customers and overall business goals. Knowing how to best lead your Hispanic employees will give your organization a leg-up to recruit and retain top Hispanic talent; while creating a workplace environment to maximize their engagement, overall performance and workplace satisfaction. This session will help you:

  • Understand what Hispanic employees are thinking (but not saying):
    • How Does Their Culture Shape Their Thinking
    • What Types of Leaders Do They Not Engage Well With?
    • Describe the Workplace Culture that Allows Them to Perform Best?
  • Learn how Hispanics naturally think and overall mindset: their natural behaviors - to help increase team member and workplace productivity; client engagement and sales productivity.
  • Understand the required tools and resources to build strong brand relationships with Hispanics by first learning who they are as people and how culture shapes their thinking and what motivates them to buy.
  • Learn to create genuine employee relationships centered on trust and understanding where Hispanics feel they are authentically valued and respected.
  • Translate behavioral cues, avoid stereotypes and understand cultural nuances to maximize performance and overall engagement.
  • Learn to see through the Hispanic associate lens to consistently be more aware and culturally sensitive – to assure that you are not unknowingly creating tension points, before and during the relationship, that can threaten long-term loyalty.
The Top Five Secrets to Managing an HR Department of One
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Amanda Haddaway, SHRM-SCP, Managing director, HR Answerbox
Workplace Application:
This session will equip you with tips and tools for operating strategically as an HR department of one. 

Being an HR department of one isn't for the faint of heart! Some days you're a firefighter, some days you're a coach and in between you're the sole person responsible for recruiting, training, benefits and more. During this interactive session, we'll share ideas about how to keep your sanity, while still maintaining a focus on being a strategic partner for your organization. This session will discuss:

  • How to align HR's goals with your organization's mission, vision and values.
  • Keys to building credibility. 
  • The importance of relying on your managers and much more.
How to Nudge Pre-Retirees Into a Soft Exit
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Robin Ryan , Career counselor, bestselling author, speaker , Career Counselor
Workplace Application:
This interactive session will help you create a transition to encourage pre-retires to leave the company freeing up the promotion pipeline. 

Is your organization top heavy with mature “pre-retirees” who aren't leaving? Learn how to offer training to coach and “nudge” them past their fears and concerns into developing an action plan for a “meaningful retirement”. While this session does not focus on any financial criteria, it will emphasize the creation of a personal, life-satisfying action plan once you leave the company that inspires your pre-retirees to RETIRE. This session will help you:

  • Learn the top reasons and FEARS that employees have for not retiring.
  • Develop a new understanding of what vocational and self-assessment tests are most helpful.
  • Discover an innovative coaching style to learn new ways to engage them to want a post-company future through.
The New Overtime Rule: From Implementation to the Future
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Tammy McCutchen, Principal, Littler Mendelson PC
Workplace Application:
You will learn about the overtime rule and how to ensure you keep your company in compliance. 

In May of 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final rule updating the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) standards governing overtime. Most significantly, the minimum salary threshold for the white-collar exemption was raised from $23,660 per year to $47,476 per year and added a provision to automatically increase the limit every three years. Now that over a year has passed since the rule was implemented, former DOL Wage and Hour Administrator Tammy McCutchen will look back at how the transition to the new rule has gone so far and what it means for businesses moving forward. You will learn:

  • How the implementation of the overtime rule has impacted businesses thus far.  
  • How we expect the rule to continue going forward, especially in light of the automatic increases.  
  • How to make sure your organization is in compliance with the rule and how to stay in compliance when the threshold increases.
Building an Inclusive Culture: What the C-Suite Needs To Know About Today’s Working Parents
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Katherine Wintsch, CEO & founder, The Mom Complex
Workplace Application:
This session will take an honest look at the challenges of being a working parent based on primary research of 10,000 parents. 

Building a culture that's inclusive of working parents represents a significant change from the traditional view of corporate culture. Come learn about the challenges of today's busy career-driven parents and what makes them tick and what makes them quit  - it's different than what you might think. Understanding the next generation of working parents can help you create a parent-friendly culture and drive bottom line growth so you can generate new management and retention strategies. This session will answer the folllowing questions:

  • How do you get upper management to buy in? 
  • What are the key elements of a parent friendly culture?
  • What does an effective re-entry plan look like?
  • What's the bottom line impact?
The Top 10 Things You Need to Know When Investigating High-Level Executives
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Principal, Employment Practices Specialists
Workplace Application:
You will learn practical, legal and strategic tips to help you effectively conduct high-level investigations. 

You've just been asked to investigate a complaint against someone in senior management. Your next steps are absolutely critical. This session will explore the challenging and often delicate issues related to investigating senior executives. You will learn about investigator selection/retention, reporting requirements, “chain of command”, disclosure obligations and scope of the investigation. And, don't forget potential defamation and other potential legal issues, as well as managing internal and external public relations issues. This session will help you:

  • Understand the nuances and complexities of investigating senior-level executives.
  • Take steps to prepare your organization for the legal risks that can occur before, during and after the investigation.
  • Create an effective strategy that covers retaliation concerns, evidence, privilege and technology issues.
  • Effectively handle your next high-level investigation with practical tips and take-aways.
Make Training a “Want To” (Not A Have To)
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Joe Urbanski, Chief operations officer , Total Solutions Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to transform training into an unforgettable experience with the Learn-Say-Do-Reflect Model. 

Fill in the blank: Most trainings ______. If you said “are boring,” “are ineffective,” or “suck,” then we are in total agreement and something has to change. Managers need to implement programs to drive engagement, retention, and performance. HR and trainers need to meet goals to create results that last longer than a month. Employees need to be participate in what has become a dull and sometimes irrelevant lecture series. If you are tired or bored with ineffective training formats, let us help you discover a proven, disciplined approach to boost employee performance, leadership, and organizational culture from the training programs you deliver. You'll walk away with critical and practical strategies to change the learning dynamic. This session will help you: 

  • Learn how to reverse-engineer the ultimate training experiences to create real measurable results in personal and team development that last longer than a month. 
  • Engage learners with our unique and highly-researched Learn-Say-Do-Reflect Model to increase engagement, retention, and fun.  
  • Improve your training atmosphere, increase retention to 90%, and create a consistent system for all trainers and facilitators to do the same. 
  • Be a part of the art and science to make training fun again.
California’s New Regulations on Transgender Workers and Background Checks
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Patti C. Perez, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Workplace Application:
This session will address the latest changes to California law regarding transgender employee rights and the use of criminal background checks. 

Another year, another set of new developments in California law for employers to navigate. The new regulations include clarifications regarding an employer's obligations to its transgender workforce as well as the ways in which California employers can use applicants' and employees' criminal background in making hiring and employment decisions. Join a member of California's Fair Employment and Housing Council, who also has extensive experience advising employers on these issues, for a discussion of the very latest developments and what these changes mean for you. This session will cover:

  • Numerous issues related to your obligations to your workforce, focusing specifically on practical ways to handle various requests from employees related to gender identity and gender expression.
  • How to handle requests for name and pronoun changes, as well as requests to use bathrooms and other facilities that match the employee's gender identity. 
  • How you may (or may not) use information obtained through criminal background checks to make decisions about applicants and current employees. 
  • Offer best practices on drafting effective policies and procedures to address these changes to California employment laws.
Building a WOW Recognition Culture
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Mike Byam, Managing partner, Terryberry Company
Workplace Application:
This session will equip you with an understanding of how to engage employees through effective recognition. 

Developing a culture of recognition where employees are genuinely acknowledged for their contributions is more important than ever - not only to boost spirits, but to maintain productivity, profitability, and retain key employees. This session will demonstrate how recognition strategies impact business goals, provides real-world examples and practical solutions for implementing or enhancing a recognition initiative. During this session you will:

  • Learn what the latest research shows about how recognition impacts employee engagement, productivity, and profitability.
  • Learn how businesses are adapting their employee recognition strategies to respond to the current economy.
  • Review the key steps for developing an effective recognition program and understand how to put them into practice.
  • Understand which awards are the most and least effective.
A Strategic Approach to a Legally Compliant and Effective Background Screening Program
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Lester S. Rosen, Attorney at law and CEO, Employment Screening Resources
Workplace Application:
This session will provide an update on federal and state laws, lawsuits and regulations controlling pre-employment screening background checks and audit your current practice. 

To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers are utilizing pre-employment background screening as a risk management tool. However, background checks are increasingly subject to litigation including class actions, legislation and regulation. You need a strategy to comply with your due diligence obligations, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), allegations of discrimination and the “Ban the Box” laws. This session will audit key areas of legal compliance to help you hire the best while avoiding legal fallout. You will:

  • Learn how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and similar state laws impact hiring.
  • Understand the impact of the EEOC Guidance and “Ban the Box” on the use of criminal records.
  • Review the elements and defenses to negligent hiring lawsuits.
  • Understand the current explosion in class action lawsuits related to background checks.
  • Learn how to audit your current practices for legal compliance and best practices.
True Performance Pay: Evolving Your Company Culture From Base Pay to Comprehensive Variable Rewards
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
John A. Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, President, Rubino Consulting Services
Workplace Application:
You will learn a step-by-step process for successfully designing, implementing and communicating variable reward programs. 

Make no mistake about it: evolving from base pay to variable rewards is significant cultural change in any organization. To do this right, not only must the variable program be designed appropriately, but a number of organizational culture and “environmental” issues must be studied, addressed and resolved --- all within a structured framework. Only with this approach can a new variable reward program for all employees achieve success. You will leave this session with:

  • A variable rewards template that can be tailored to your organization.
  • A practical “working document” that will help you design and implement a successful variable reward plan.
Expanding to New Markets: Employment-Related Compliance Obligations in Emerging Market Jurisdictions
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Global HR

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
William David Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will help you gain practical insight into achieving compliance with local employment laws in various emerging market jurisdictions. 

This session will give you a broad but substantive overview of various compliance obligations related to employment relationships in many key emerging market jurisdictions. Designed primarily for U.S.-based HR professionals, this session will include a discussion on  various rules in major economies such as Brazil, Mexico, the Middle East, India, Russia and China to help you understand the differences and special challenges that are unique to these jurisdictions. A full range of topics from recruiting, hiring, ongoing management, terminations, non-compete rules and other compliance issues will be presented with practical examples from each jurisdiction. This session will help you:

  • Understand the significant special compliance challenges in developing jurisdictions when compared with U.S. practices.
  • Gain insight into the influence of different cultural backgrounds upon employment related legislation and local best practices, which will allow for improved strategic decision making in the design of recruiting policies, compensation schemes and performance management concepts from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
  • Understand the various issues that must be considered when comparing employment policy criteria among developed jurisdictions against emerging market jurisdictions.
Employee Benefits: Where Strategy Intersects with Compliance
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Sheldon James Blumling, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will address the importance of employee benefits compliance and an employee benefits strategy. 

Repeated Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.

Like it or not, the administration of employee benefits is a compliance-driven area. However, administering employee benefits in a manner that conveys maximum value is also an important strategic initiative to attract and retain the right talent. This session will highlight those areas where good strategy intersects with strong compliance in a way that furthers both goals. Strong employee benefits compliance protects you from regulatory risks and employee claims. A good employee benefits strategy furthers business objectives by helping you attract and retain top talent. This session will show you how you can may address both of these important initiatives with the same best practices. You will learn how to:

  • Employ the same best practices to further both strong employee benefits compliance and a strong employee benefits strategy.
  • Maximize the strategic value of employee benefits in attracting and retaining top talent within the strict bounds of a compliance-driven area.

 

Influencing Others: Eight Steps to Get Results When You Don’t Have Direct Authority
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
This session will show you strategies you can use to help you influence without authority. 

Everyone has their own priorities and deadlines, however, you've also got your own projects and getting them successfully implemented typically requires assistance from employees who don't work for you. This is where your powers of influence and persuasion can help! Being able to influence people through communication, engagement, persuasion and relationship-building is an essential skill all HR professionals should master. This session will review a tried-and-true blueprint for mobilizing your co-workers and engaging them to rally around your priorities! You will learn how to:

  • Effectively communicate the “why” of the project.
  • Inspire others to share your vision.
  • Recognize resistance to change and how to overcome it.
  • Adapt your communication style to the person you're influencing.
  • Upgrade your active listening skills and body language.
  • Go beyond logic and appeal to emotions .
  • Use “constructive persuasion” to change viewpoints.
The Cartography of Negotiation
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Scott Wayne, Founder, The Frontier Project
Workplace Application:
You will leave understanding the techniques in framing, priming, and intelligence gathering deployed by effective negotiators. 

Being a skilled negotiator is a skill all HR professionals should have. This session will show you how to create mutual value, not choose sides. This experiential session will lead you through the neuroscience and behavioral economics of negotiation. Building on classic negotiation theory, and informed by hundreds of real-life scenarios, this session wlil show you how to shape the dynamics of dialogue, control the physical environment, prepare purposefully for engagement, respond nimbly to unforeseen obstacles, avoid bias, separate positions from interests, and create more value for everyone at the table. You will learn about:

·         The latest research from fields of neuroscience and behavioral economics as it relates to negotiations.

·         Self-assessment tools to ground oneself in the “why” behind negotiating. 

·         Tools for framing, priming, and intelligence gathering to increase effectiveness of negotiations.

·         The use of proxemics as it relates to communicating effectively.

I Think I Know What I Think You Said: How To Avoid Misunderstandings and Get Your Message Across
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Paul Endress, Founder and CEO, Maximum Advantage
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to increase understanding and reduce conflict by using the preferred language patterns of each person with whom you communicate. 

You will discover your natural representational system (how you absorb and retain information), how memories are formed, and how to use this insight to communicate with people individually and in groups in powerful ways that will make sure that messages are understood and remembered. Learn how to instantly adapt the words you are using to speak in the personal mental and emotional language that is easiest and most natural for each person you meet. By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Get better results from every interaction by instantly identifying and adapting to the natural representational system of each person.
  • Create support for your ideas and programs by delivering powerful presentations that will speak directly to each person in the audience.
  • Build rapport by using words that deliver your message in a way that lets the listener know that you understand them.
  • Smooth and improve business and personal relationships by using the word patterns preferred by your listener.
  • Understand your own natural representational system and use it to your advantage.
Building a World-Class HR Brand: Lessons from Top HR Organizations
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Shirley Davis, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, SDS Global Enterprises, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will hear about best practices on how HR organizations revolutionized their culture, practices, and systems to create world-class employer brands. 

Gone are the days when HR departments exclusively focused on screening applications, planning company picnics and managing personnel files. Today's they are the backbone of a company's success. From recruiting top talent, implementing new HR technologies, creating a world-class employee experience, and diagnosing and offering creative solutions, today's HR departments rely on influence, innovation and value creation to keep the company on the cutting edge of competition. This session you will learn how to:

  • Prioritize and align your strategies with the business to deliver the greatest return.
  • Transform your HR model to demonstrate the value HR has on the business.
  • Enhance yourrecruitment strategy to attract the best talent.
  • Reinvent your performance management systems to more effectively evaluate and motivate employees.
THE GOOD, BAD, & UGLY: Creating a Culture of Feedback
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Jennifer Lee, Director of Learning and Development, JB Training Solutions
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how to lay the foundation for honest communication and trust among managers, staff and colleagues. 

As HR professionals, we know that many people don't deal with sticky situations or uncomfortable conversations until they become ugly emergencies. On the other hand, healthy groups prevent messes with regular doses of honest feedback. In a way, feedback is like physical exercise: good for everyone, hard to get started, but easier to maintain. For true progress, annual evaluations aren't enough! How can you instill a culture rich in feedback and coaching?  This session will focus on when, what, and exactly how to state what needs to be said to keep communication lines open in any working relationship. You will have a chance to practice delivering feedback through a variety of real-world situations. This session will help you: 

·         Empower others to give honest reactions without candy coating or lecturing.

·         Listen interactively, lower tension, and defuse defensiveness.

·         Provide day-to-day spot coaching and course corrections.

·         Address exceptionally hot issues swiftly and decisively.

·         Adjust for bosses, coworkers, colleagues and clients.

·         Receive constructive criticism openly and candidly.

30 Under 30: SHRM Award-Winners Share How to Attract & Retain Millennials
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Tiffany Helley , Director of HR , The Douglas Stewart Co.
Presenter:
Schyler Houck, SHRM-CP, HR director , Hilton Albany
Presenter:
Rena Suhwail, HR generalist , Asurint
Presenter:
Joey V. Price, CEO, Jumpstart: HR
Moderator:
Tony Lee, Vice president, Editorial, SHRM
Workplace Application:
You will learn strategies you can use to attract and retain your millennial workforce. 

HR Magazine named 30 HR professionals under 30 years old who are already achieving great things in the workplace. This panel discussion will highlight four of those Millennials who will share their stories and insights into how your company can identify young, high-potential new hires and take steps to keep them engaged and on board. This panel discussion will help you:

  • Identify strategies you can use to engage and retain your high-potential Millennials.
  • Understand what drives and motivates Millennials.
Seeing the Big Picture: Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Kevin Cope, President and chief executive officer , Acumen Learning
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to execute smarter, faster, and more profitable business decisions by practicing and perfecting your business acumen.  

You are in a unique position to bridge the gap between functions – you can help grow the business in a way nobody else can. Developing your business acumen, and the business acumen of your talent pipeline, will improve every aspect of your business. In this session you'll learn a "big picture" mentality that will give you and your company an invaluable edge. After all, business acumen is, fundamentally, about seeing the big picture. This session will show you how to:

  • Use the five business drivers to understand how companies make money.
  • Consistently make the right strategic bets for your company.
  • Develop an “executive mentality” and earn a seat at the table.
Ignite Your Personal Brand: Market Your MAGIC
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Marjorie Brody, President/CEO, BRODY Professional Development
Workplace Application:
You will learn techniques to help you build your personal brand to achieve greater professional success and recognition. 

You dedicate time and effort to promoting personal development of employees but don't invest enough time in yourself. This session will teach you to how build and enhance your personal brand to position your value in multiple scenarios. Through self-examination and challenging exercises, you will learn how to leverage who you are, what you know, and who you know. This session will help you:

  • Develop the tools, tenacity, and motivation to unlock your potential.
  • Build a reputation of professionalism and competence. 
  • Strategically identify advocates with your company and industry and make yourself relevant and valuable to these individuals.  
  • Understand how to leverage knowledge, experience, and relationships.
The Cartography of Negotiation
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Scott Wayne, Founder, The Frontier Project
Workplace Application:
You will leave understanding the techniques in framing, priming, and intelligence gathering deployed by effective negotiators. 

Being a skilled negotiator is a skill all HR professionals should have. This session will show you how to create mutual value, not choose sides. This experiential session will lead you through the neuroscience and behavioral economics of negotiation. Building on classic negotiation theory, and informed by hundreds of real-life scenarios, this session wlil show you how to shape the dynamics of dialogue, control the physical environment, prepare purposefully for engagement, respond nimbly to unforeseen obstacles, avoid bias, separate positions from interests, and create more value for everyone at the table. You will learn about:

  • The latest research from fields of neuroscience and behavioral economics as it relates to negotiations.
  • Self-assessment tools to ground oneself in the “why” behind negotiating. 
  • Tools for framing, priming, and intelligence gathering to increase effectiveness of negotiations.
  • The use of proxemics as it relates to communicating effectively.
Equipping New Managers for Success: Tools for Creating High Performance Work Environments
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Alan Fine, Founder and president, InsideOut Development
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to recognize and rise above personal interference and turn existing knowledge, talent, and skills into better performance. 

The transition from individual contributor to team lead is difficult. In fact, a CareerBuilders.com survey report found 26% of managers felt they weren't ready to become a leader when they started managing others and 58% said they didn't receive any management training. New managers are learning to deal with their team's interpersonal dynamics while still managing performance demands on the group. This session will explore the fundamentals of a high-performance environment, the basic activities that create empowerment, accountability and trust for new managers and for those they influence.  You will learn:

  • A process that creates focus and significantly enhances the use of knowledge, skills and talents by your employees; tools that will help new managers tap into their team's potential.
  • How to create an environment of accountability that will produce predictable and sustainable results in individuals, teams and the organization.
  • How to increase focused attention on team goals and objectives using a simple, repeatable process that can be applied across an entire organization.

06/20/2017

Communicate Your Way to the Top! Communication Strategies for Female Leaders Who Want to Stand Out
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication
Presenter:
Carol Leonie Maria Schulte, Facilitator, Living BIG, Toronto
Workplace Application:
You will learn effective communication strategies on how to be assertive and authentic, so you can speak up, stand up, and stand out. 

Effective communication as a female leader in the workplace is no longer a beneficial skill, it's an essential one. You will learn how to both demonstrate and demand respect, regardless of your audience. This session will help you understand how and when it pays to be assertive, and what that looks like. You will also uncover key techniques that will enable you to engage in powerful conversations across different personalities, cultures, and generations. This session will help you:

  • Gain valuable insights into your own communication habits, as well as how to leverage an understanding of all other communication styles.
  • Learn how to craft your communications according to your audience and desired outcomes. 
  • Discover the common ground between your personality and the many different personalities of your co-workers.
  • Explore the key active listening techniques that will positively impact your business communications.
  • Understand the differences between passive, assertive, and aggressive communication, and when to utilize each one.
Rethinking Your HR Role: Five Perspectives That Drive Influence and Impact
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Todd Averett, President, Leading People Partners, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to adopt five powerful perspectives to help you have greater influence. 

This session will provide you with strategies to help you re-think and re-frame your current HR role so that you can have more influence, impact, and career growth. This session will review approaches that are both research-based and practical, regardless of the size of your organization. You will:

  • Gain insight on what you perceive to be your current HR role, and how that affects your influence and impact.
  • Learn how to evaluate your current transactional and administrative activities and determine how to simplify, redesign, outsource, or change these activities to free you up to do more impactful work.
Trumping Obamacare
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
David Lindgren, Senior manager, Compliance & Public Affairs, Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex)
Workplace Application:
This session will emphasize what employer-sponsored health care means under the Trump presidency to help you adapt your group health plans to comply with new and/or proposed changes to the ACA and other benefits regulations. 

For the last seven years employers have been adapting their health plans to comply with the various requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, a law that newly elected President Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace. Trump’s efforts to repeal President Obama’s signature law has ignited a lot of confusion in the market as to exactly what provisions will change and when. The goal of this session is to provide an overview of health care reform initiatives under a Trump presidency and how that will impact you. This session will:

  • Review Trump’s health care reform initiatives during his first 100 days in office.
  • Discuss the outcome of early repeal efforts. 
  • Help you understand parts of the ACA and/or other laws that may be the most difficult to repeal.
  • Provide an overview of the replacement strategy known up to this point.
Changing Landscape of the Workplace: Motivating, Managing & Mentoring Multi-Generations
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Scott Lesnick, President, Jazzdog Enterprises
Workplace Application:
This session will help you guide your staff in understanding the five generations currently in the workplace to help you positively impact retention and productivity. 

Successfully blending the five generations currently in the workplace is a tall order. HR’s goal is to help support happier, more productive employees while also maintaining a company-wide focus. Millennial's get a special nod in this presentation—you'll see why they deserve it! This interactive session will help you:

  • Increase employee retention and job attraction. 
  • Grow overall productivity and efficiency.
  • Improve employees' understanding of each generation and cultures. 
  • Grow powerful mentoring programs that benefit both mentor and mentee.  
  • The needs, wants and desires of each generation.  
  • The five most powerful things we can do to improve employee engagement with all generations.
Leading Your People Through Change
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Randy Anderson, Productivity improvement specialist, E3 Professional Trainers
Workplace Application:
You will learn key principles for helping people throughout your organization cope with and adapt to change. 

Change is one of life's most difficult and stressful challenges. It is also constant! Most leaders realize change is necessary, and force themselves through the process. The problem is, they FORCE their people through it also, rather than HELPING them cope with and acclimate to it. These strategies will help you and your leaders make the change process less stressful, less painful, and more tolerable. Equipping your people to cope with and work through change will help them to remain engaged and productive, even in the midst of an ever-shifting landscape. These strategies will help you prepare for and facilitate the process for yourself and for your team members, and minimize the pain change brings. This session will help you:

  • Diagnose your own perception of change, realize how it may be limiting your success, and reconfigure your ability to adapt to it. 
  • Prepare for your team members to resist change, and will teach you how to “sell” them on the necessity and benefits of it, making them more likely to move forward. 
  • Reduce the fear of change many people experience, by creating a culture that embraces progress through evolution rather than waiting so long that change requires a major (and traumatic) event. 
  • Leave equipped with a six-step process to successfully introduce and implement changes.
Creating a Coaching Culture
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Sarah Noll Wilson, Talent and development manager, ARAG
Presenter:
Erin Barfels, Chief human resources officer, ARAG
Workplace Application:
This session will provide you with practical tips on how to create a coaching culture to advance the capabilities of high-potential performers and beyond. 

Coaching used to be a last-ditch-effort to save poor performers. Nowadays, this critical tool helps team members flourish within every level of the company. You will learn how you can transform your organization into a coaching culture while enhancing employees' overall effectiveness, communication skills and business acumen under the guidance of internal coaches.This session will show you how to:

  • Leverage internal coaches by developing coaching skills in managers and subject matter experts.
  • Define coaching and the impact it will have on your organization.
  • Demonstrate practical steps to build a coaching culture.
  • Illustrate how to create conditions within your organization for coaching to thrive.
The Grand Bargain is Upended: Navigating the New Workers Comp Playing Field
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Margaret P. Spence, President/CEO, C. Douglas & Associates, Inc
Workplace Application:
This session will challenge you to a create workers comp strategy that includes evaluating predictive data, legal exposures, and cost drivers. 

The workers' comp system has survived 100 years of turmoil, and counterpunches but it cannot survive without stakeholders reconnecting with the core reasons why injury management is important. This session will take you back to basics; a keen evaluation of the workers' compensation echo system against the legal exposures driving up labor cost. This session will help you:

  • Understand how simple HR decision must be linked to the greater workers' compensation injury management initiative.  
  • Understand how integrated disability management, employee value and core competency creates a shift from viable to agile injury management strategy.  
  • Understand how predictive analytics, cost drivers and connecting wellness can be used as a strategy to reduce injury frequency and health-related cost.   
  • Learn how to effectively communicate the financial side of workers compensation with C-Suite leaders, to create an endorsed strategy to reduce the overall burden on labor cost.
How to Support Your Transgender Employees: An Update from Intel Corporation
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Keith Epstein, SHRM-SCP, HR legal representative, Intel Corp
Presenter:
Eva Breslin, SHRM-SCP, HR legal representative, Intel Corp
Workplace Application:
You will leave this session with a complete gender transition policy you can use in your organization. 

This session will provide an update on the latest refinements to Intel's process for supporting employees who change their gender. Using the latest case studies, you will learn about Intel's steps to manage transitioning employees. The session will provide you with:

  • An understanding of the steps that can be used to assist and employee to transition to a different gender in the workplace.
  • Steps on how to develop a comprehensive policy and program for transgender employees as well as tips on how to create an individualized transition plan for individuals going through a gender transition.
  • Lessons learned on how to handle and respond to some of the most frequent challenges that arise during gender transition.
  • An education on the complexity of transgender issues through the review of key definitions and the key considerations which will assist in handling transitions in the workplace.
When Performance Meets Protected Right
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will help you how to spot potential FMLA/ADA issues when disciplining problem employees. 

What happens when an employee cries retaliation after getting disciplined for violation of workplace policies?  This session will help you learn how to:

  • Navigate the tricky path between writing up a poorly performing employee who may have protected status under the FLMA and ADA.
  • Determine how or whether to discipline an employee who has a claim to protected status.
ACA: Misconceptions & Pitfalls for Seasonal & Variable Hourly Employees
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Beth Baerman, Product communications director, Attendance on Demand
Workplace Application:
This session will present strategies for avoiding common mistakes and developing a workforce management strategy that optimizes efficiency, while actively managing a variable-hour and seasonal workforce to meet ACA compliance obligations. 

Variable-hour industries will bear a significant financial impact as a result of the Affordable Care Act due to the large number of part-time workers. Many businesses want to minimize this impact with strategies that reduce the number of employees meeting ACA's definition of full time. This session will help  you:

  • Understand key aspects of the employer mandate and any regulatory changes.
  • Avoid common mistakes with ACA measurements.
  • Understand seasonal rules.
  • Manage changes in employee status.
  • Apply strategies to limit administrative impact of ACA regulations.
  • Effectively manage workforce to reduce potential liability.
FMLA: What It Is and How to Prevent Abuse
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Steven Johnson, SHRM-CP, Human resources coordinator, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how to help your managers effectively manage employees using FMLA. 

Managing FMLA can be one of HR’s greatest challenges. Learn how to help your employees and managers understand their responsibilities under the law. You will take home practical advice on steps you can take to prevent and curb potential abuse of job-protected leave. This session will help you:

  • Ensure that your workforce planning and employment activities are compliant with applicable federal laws and regulations.
  • Communicate and train your workforce in compensation and benefits programs, policies and processes.
  • Ensure that your employee and labor relations activities are compliant with applicable federal laws and regulations.
  • Contribute to protecting the organization from potential risks.
Insensitivity or Harassment: Where Is the Line?
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Matthew Verdecchia, Senior trainer/organizational development, EAP+Work/Life Services
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to identify and appropriately address harassment in the workplace in order to reduce liability for your organization. 

Harassment and disrespect can have a detrimental effect on the workplace. Understanding the difference between insensitive behavior and harassment and learning how to respond can decrease liability for your organization. This session will review the legal aspects of harassment as well as how unaddressed behaviors, attitudes or actions can escalate into potential workplace violence. You will learn what constitutes harassment, why employees have a difficult time reporting it, and how to avoid frequent mistakes when addressing issues of harassment and discrimination. Following this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between harassment and insensitive behavior among your employees.
  • Increase employee awareness of reporting procedures for harassment.
  • Prepare a response plan to appropriately address incidents of both disrespect and harassment.
  • Engage employees in discussion and training around insensitive behavior and harassment to mitigate potential issues.
Leading Virtual Teams: Increasing Engagement & Managing Performance
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Giselle Kovary, Managing partner, N-gen People Performance, Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to engage diverse team members and how to effectively manage the performance of remote employees. 

Issues such as cultural differences, time zones and a breakdown in communication can negatively impact how virtual teams collaborate and perform. Leaders need to create high-performing teams that engage virtual employees, and build rapport across remote locations, while maintaining your organization's culture. This session will share insights that describe the advantages and challenges of leading in a flexible environment and the characteristics of high-performing virtual teams. Best practices and tips used by global leaders will be shared, including the how to leverage technology to improve collaboration and performance. At the end of this session you will  be able to:

  • List the strengths and challenges of leading a virtual team.
  • Describe how to manage performance in a virtual environment.
  • List the characteristics of a high-performing virtual team. 
  • Demonstrate five leadership behaviors required to increase team performance and engagement.
Re-Inventing What Incentives Mean to a Global Organization
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD
Track: Global HR

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
David Brennan, General manager, Achievers
Workplace Application:
This session will examine what incentives mean on a global level and how transforming incentive programs can have a measurable impact on your employees as well as your organization’s bottom line. 

When it comes to incentivizing your global workforce, a one-size program does not fit all. It's time to re-invent these programs by aligning with a recognition strategy that delivers real, measurable impact on business.  This session will help you:

  • Understand the value of tying your global incentive programs to employee recognition. 
  • Engage and recognize your global workforce to drive culture and customer service, and impact business results.
  • Learn how to properly allocate and maximize budget while driving engagement and improve productivity.
  • Understand how to consolidate disparate incentive programs into one comprehensive global plan.
Technology Meets HR: Selecting and Justifying the Right Solution
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Joe Rotella, SHRM-SCP, Chief technical officer, Delphia Consulting, LLC
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how to write an effective business case that justifies a technology investment to your decision makers. 

Technology can help free you from administrivia so you can focus on strategic goals. This session will share a seven-step framework you can use to select the right technical solution. You will learn how to analyze the structure of a business case, explore your needs to support HR, and discover why technology in important to HR. This session will show you:

  • How to justify the investment to your decision makers by writing an effective business case.
  • The three types of return on investment (ROI).
  • How to calculate ROI to support your business case.
The Art of Executive Presence: A Professional Women’s Guide to Commanding the Room
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Jennifer Lee, Director of Learning and Development, JB Training Solutions
Workplace Application:
This session will provide an overview of the skills to exude confidence, professionalism, and strong executive presence in any situation. 

Women are told to “Lean In” and put on their bossypants to achieve success in the working world. Studies show that cultural perceptions associate men with leadership qualities and women with nurturing qualities putting women in a tough spot when it comes time to command a room and wow a crowd. This session will break down the critical components of professionalism and detail how you can create a positive impression, walk the line between too formal and too casual, and instill confidence in any audience. This session will show you how to:

·         Make an action plan to master the finer points of business etiquette to wow right from the start.

·         Navigate routine business situations such as networking events, presentations, and meetings successfully.

·         Enhance your professional image through dress, appearance, interactions, social media, and communications.

·         Build an executive rapport and trust with both internal and external teams.

Unpacking The Reasonable Accommodations Conversation: Achieving Win/Win Outcomes
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Deborah Dagit, Vice president and global chief diversity officer, Merck
Presenter:
Louis Orslene, Co-director, Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Workplace Application:
Through video-based scenarios, you will get a better understanding on how to provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace. 

Engaging in a productive dialogue that results in win win solutions when discussing a reasonable accommodation request with an employee can be challenging. This session will demonstrate how to successfully navigate these conversations. Three scenarios will be presented and include: 1) Accommodating non-apparent disabilities where stigma is a factor; 2) Interviewing candidates who have communications challenges like those on the Autism Spectrum; and 3) Addressing the intersection between performance management and requested accommodations. This session will show you how to:

  • Enhance your confidence and capability in engaging in the reasonable accommodation interactive process.
  • Leverage the videos back at the office to train coworkers .
  • Understand how to get to win-win reasonable accommodations solutions.
The Changing Nature of Work and the Worker: Five Global Trends Impacting HR Strategy
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Gary Kushner, CBP, President and chief executive officer, Kushner & Company
Workplace Application:
This session will expand your thinking on your current HR strategies and where you will need to go in the future. 

The world is changing. Who (or what) does the work for the organization, the type of work performed, and how and where that work is performed is undergoing nothing less than a seismic shift, and there is much more to come. This session will outline global trends that will change the way you think about your HR strategies relating to talent acquisition, talent management, and engagement. The organization that gets ahead of the curve of change will be the one that most successfully leverages its human capital to obtain competitive advantage. You will learn:

  • How work has and will continue to change along with worker expectations.
  • How machine learning will impact (but not replace) human work in the workplace.
The Drama Quotient
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Cy Wakeman, Cy Wakeman, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will deliver a call to greatness and will provide the roadmap to thinking differently about leadership and employee roles in delivering results.  

Over the past three years, Reality-Based Leadership, Inc., in partnership with the Futures Company, conducted proprietary research whose findings affirm: when employees indulge in distracting drama, learned helplessness, low accountability, lack of self-awareness, and ego-driven behavior it comes at a significant cost to organizations. We now know it can easily consume up to three months per year of each employee’s time — potentially billions of dollars annually in the U.S. alone. That's the Drama Quotient. A leader’s role shouldn’t be — cannot be — to motivate employees. That is a choice employees make. Instead, a leader helps others develop the great mental processes they need to eliminate self-imposed suffering and choose to be accountable for driving results. This session will weave our new research into a narrative that provides you with:

•        Case studies showcasing large win – like the turn-around of a large finance team who
          delivered an organizational transition slated to take three years in just seven months.

•        Strategies for eradicating entitlement with great tools such as the Engaged Action Planning Tool,
          and the Negative Brainstorming Tool which changes the energy of entire group meetings from
          “Why we can’t” to “How we could.”

•        Ways to develop highly effective mental processes in your teams and to hold all team members accountable. 

•        Practical, easy-to-use, tools that can be used right now to promote self-reflection and awareness.

•        An entirely different way to administer and utilize engagement based upon listening to the highly accountables.

Ditch the Performance Evaluation Tool? Let’s Talk Leading Instead of Managing Performance
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Lepora Menefee, SHRM-SCP, Senior director, Talent Management, Equifax
Workplace Application:
This session will increase your knowledge so you can decide what philosophy to adapt regarding performance leadership vs. management. 

This session will tackle a major question in talent management today: whether or not to keep or ditch your performance management tools. We will discuss the urgent need to create a positive focused performance culture based upon relationships and coaching that promotes retention and serves as a tool in this everincreasing war on talent. This session will address how to change performance management so that the process improves performance and retains good employees. You will learn:

  • The ramifications of ditching your performance management tools while learning about the differences between the fundamental philosophies of leading versus managing performance.
  • The various results tied to relationship- based and outcome- based performance focus and the appropriate balance between the two.
Understanding Metrics: How to Connect HR's Goals to Business Strategy
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Ryan Kohler, Chief innovation officer, ApplicantPro
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to connect the dots between metrics that matter to HR, and the metrics that are relevant to the bottom line. 

Repeated Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Workplace Application: You will learn how to connect the dots between metrics that matter to HR, and the metrics that are relevant to the bottom line.

You're required to add value to the overall objectives of your organization by ensuring that your department's goals align with your company's business strategy. In order for this to occur, you must have a firm understanding of what key metrics consist of and how they impact the organization’s overall success. This session will guide you through the sometimes overwhelming world of business metrics and more importantly, show you how to make HR more competitive by connecting the dots between HR metrics and business strategy so that they become one and the same. You will learn how to:

  • Identify the steps necessary for understanding why metrics matter to your business.
  • Find specific measurements within the scope of sales metrics, marketing metrics, web metrics, and customer service metrics.
  • Identify how HR can impact these metrics and how to frame HR's role by aligning business objectives to HR metrics.
Top 10 Wage & Hour Mistakes
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Tammy McCutchen, Principal, Littler Mendelson PC
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to detect, avoid and correct the 10 most common wage and hour mistakes. 

Former U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division Administrator Tammy McCutchen will review her top 10 wage and hour mistakes from misclassification to overtime calculation errors to off-the-clock work. You will learn:

  • How to detect the top 10 wage and hour violations which may be lurking in your organization. 
  • The options for correcting current, or avoiding future, wage and hour violations and thus reduce risk of future DOL investigations and private wage-hour litigation.
Big Data in Employment: Big Risk or Big Reward?
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Zev Eigen, Global director, Data Analytics, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Presenter:
Marko Mrkonich, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Presenter:
Michael J. Lotito, Esq., Shareholder, Littler’s WPI
Workplace Application:
This session will introduce the topic of data analytics in employment and provide practical, real-life examples of its benefits and legal risks. 

Repeated Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Companies can use data analytics to examine behaviors and preferences not always associated with job duties to determine potential efficiency and productiveness in the workplace. What are the FCRA risks when an employer, or its data analytics vendor, gathers information about applicants and makes hiring decisions based on that data? How will the EEOC's traditional adverse impact analysis deal with a world in which hiring, promotion, and termination decisions are made through data analytics? What are the privacy implications of receiving information from analytics companies examining the online behavior of applicants and employees? Can using Big Data provide a correlation sufficient to be a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for an employment action? This session will explore these and other issues including:

  • How working to replace weak proxy inputs with stronger data that more directly measures likely outcomes will reduce lurking bias, and reduce the likelihood of risk.  
  • How companies should attempt to incorporate analytics into decision-making to augment and inform processes. 
  • How companies should consider legal risks before they materialize and evaluate the legal issues associated with data analytics in an attorney-client privileged setting whenever possible.
U.S. Immigration Policy at Day 145
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Lynn Shotwell, Executive director, Council for Global Immigration
Presenter:
Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., Partner, Fragomen Worldwide
Presenter:
Steven Brown, Senior director-Global Mobility, Nike
Workplace Application:
You will leave this session with an understanding of the changes to U.S. immigration policy that have been enacted or are being considered by the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress and the impact these changes could have on your organization.  

A top priority for the new Administration and Congress is protecting America’s borders and workers.  Your ability to hire or retain H-1B, OPT and L workers, DACA recipients and others may be at stake.  Scrutiny of employers is likely to increase along with more intense screening of foreign visitors seeking to enter the U.S. This session brings together experienced immigration experts for a candid discussion of what has already happened, what’s on the table, and what you should be doing to help your organizations through this uncertain time. This session will help you:

  • Gain an understanding of the major developments impacting your ability to access H-1B, OPT and other work visas.
  • Learn about efforts to secure the border through enhanced security screening of foreign nationals and worksite enforcement.
  • Prepare yourself for possible audits of your worksite.
  • Think strategically about how these changes might impact your business plans and how to communicate these challenges to managers and employees.
Dear Helga Returns (AGAIN!) with NEW and More Complicated HR Problems
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Michael S. Cohen, J.D., Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will help you identify potentially hidden HR issues that exist in your organization as well as discuss policies that can mitigate risk if proactively implemented. 

You first met Helga and her wild employee problems at the SHRM Annual Conference in 2013. Every year since she has brought along with her new and even more complicated HR issues. Well, she's back again to try to help your organization! While we don't yet know for certain what Helga will confront in 2017, she seems focused on new employee relations issues and policy updates due to the every-changing nature in the legal and HR landscapes. This session will:

  • Focus on uncommon HR issues.
  • Examine practical, business-focused solutions that you can use immediately to solve those problems.
Employee Benefits: Where Strategy Intersects with Compliance
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Sheldon James Blumling, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will address the importance of employee benefits compliance and an employee benefits strategy. 

Repeated from Monday at 4:00 p.m.

Workplace Application: This session will address the importance of employee benefits compliance and an employee benefits strategy.

Like it or not, the administration of employee benefits is a compliance-driven area. However, administering employee benefits in a manner that conveys maximum value is also an important strategic initiative to attract and retain the right talent. This session will highlight those areas where good strategy intersects with strong compliance in a way that furthers both goals. Strong employee benefits compliance protects you from regulatory risks and employee claims. A good employee benefits strategy furthers business objectives by helping you attract and retain top talent. This session will show you how you can may address both of these important initiatives with the same best practices. You will learn how to:

  • Employ the same best practices to further both strong employee benefits compliance and a strong employee benefits strategy.
  • Maximize the strategic value of employee benefits in attracting and retaining top talent within the strict bounds of a compliance-driven area.
Making Global Employee Communication Programs Work
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Global HR

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
John A. Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, President, Rubino Consulting Services
Workplace Application:
You will learn why most global communication programs are ineffective, and innovative solutions to help your communication efforts achieve success. 

Global research data indicate that many organizations are doing an ineffective job when communicating with employees. These studies show that employees feel disconnected with their organizations: they don't understand how their rewards program work, the relationship of performance and pay, and what they need to do to get the rewards and recognition they deserve. In many cases, total reward design is not the issue, but rather ineffective and outdated global communication strategies that do not personalize the message and respond appropriately to the myriad of cultural nuances. You will learn:

  • Communication methodologies that have proven to be effective.
  • New and innovative techniques and solutions that personalize the message and respond appropriately to the myriad of cultural nuances – all for the purpose of helping your organization's global communication efforts achieve success.
  • About a real-life global organization case study, creative and pragmatic solutions to difficult and sensitive employee communication challenges.
The Value of SHRM Certification
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

0.00 Not Available for Credit | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication
Presenter:
Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, Senior vice president, Knowledge Development, SHRM
Workplace Application:
This session will provide an overview of both the value of certification and data as to why you should become certified. 

Have you ever asked yourself why certification matters in HR? Do you wonder what the value of certification is for HR professionals? This session will provide you with relevant research regarding certification across all professions. This session will discuss the research that led to the development of the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge and will provide compelling logic as to why you should want to become certified. If you have questions about the SHRM certifications, are wondering whether to become certified, or would like to connect with other HR professionals in the area, this session is for you.

The Neuroscience of Breaking Bias
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
David Rock, Director, NeuroLeadership Institute
Workplace Application:
This session will allow you to participate in a simulation that exposes bias in decision-making so you can learn about the organizational impacts and mitigation strategies. 

Human decision-making is deeply biased. Given how critical making sound decisions is, it is imperative that leaders identify and minimize bias whenever possible. The reality is that many biases are completely unconscious to us and affect nearly every decision we make. This interactive experience will help you better understand the nature of brain bias, the underlying patterns biases share, and deliver new models you can use to navigate around these limitations in order to make sharper decisions.  This session will :

  • Explore how our perceptual filters affect reality.
  • Examine the brain's tendency to pattern match.
  • Explain how to use brain research to reduce bias and minimize threat in talent and performance discussions and decision-making.
Seven Steps to Creating Bulletproof Documentation
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Principal, Employment Practices Specialists
Workplace Application:
You will learn the seven steps to create documentation that will withstand the scrutiny of a judge or jury. 

You hear it from your legal counsel all the time: document, document, document. But, in reality, they never teach you or your managers how to effectively transcribe your verbal coaching, counseling or disciplinary conversations into solid, bulletproof documentation.  You will  walk away with a usable framework and tips for perfecting your documentation. During this session you will learn:

·         How to document expectations, policy violations, performance issues and consequences. 

·         How to properly document an employee's explanation and action plan.

·         About documentation disasters that create liability.

·         The seven steps to creating “bulletproof”documentation along with words to avoid, red flags for discrimination
           and the benefits and hazards of electronic documentation.

Demystifying IRS Deferred Compensation Rules: Five Things You Must Know About Code Section 409A
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Todd A. Solomon, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will provide a description of common issuer and traps you may face with respect to deferred compensation arrangements. 

Since its effective date in 2005, Code Section 409A has wreaked havoc on benefit plan sponsors and employees with deferred compensation. Section 409A touches many areas other than executive benefits, including severance, annual bonus and incentive compensation, and expense reimbursements.  This session will present five common situations that regularly come up for HR and benefits professionals that have significant 409A implications. You will learn:

  • The basics of federal regulation of deferred compensation under Code Section 409A and how to spot a 409A issue, including the impact of additional IRS regulations issued in June of 2016. 
  • Which types of arrangements trigger Section 409A and what restrictions may apply.   
  • Strategies for 409A compliance and avoidance. 
  • How to correct and remedy 409A violations in the event they occur or potentially could occur.
Making a Difference: A Matter of Purpose, Passion and Pride
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE, Best-selling author & speaker, Steve Gilliland, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will review the three essentials necessary to create a culture that differentiates you and your organization. 

This session will share perspectives and practical strategies to help you become strategic partners, administrative experts and employee champions. Through personal antidotes and useful tools, you will learn how to meet and defeat the challenges at work as well as what it takes to perform better and more consistently. This session will demonstrate what it takes to be a difference maker and accentuate human capital. During this sesssion you will:

·         Get an inspiring look at how to be driven by purpose, passion and pride to enhance your employee engagement.

·         Understand the leadership knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to have people follow your vision.

·         Learn how to improve communication, improve performance, and create a more revitalizing work environment .

·         To find your “leadership voice” that will influence the people and motivate them to be more productive.

Communicating Total Compensation and Benefits to Millennials
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Karl James Ahlrichs, Senior consultant, Gregory and Appel
Workplace Application:
This session will help you understand how to best address your problems with the engagement and motivation of millennials by addressing the underlying communication problems. 

It’s a perfect storm. We have very complicated benefits and total rewards programs, young employees with very short attention spans, and very high standards. This session will provide you with:

  • An understanding of multiple issues on the horizon and a focused discussion on what a modern organization’s compensation and benefits strategies should look like.
  • Based on those strategies, what audiences must be reached, and the challenges of the environment the target audience works and lives in.
  • Ways to address the challenges with advanced communication methods.
  • Specific methods for reaching Millennials from recent survey data from several Organizational Strategy resources.
  • Advanced metrics to measure success (or failure) with.
Building World Class HR Organization: Lessons From a Global HR Nomad
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Global HR

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Inga Masjule , Global executive HR director (CHRO) , Walkers
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to set up and manage successful global HR operations with particular emphasis on cross-cultural issues, selection and development of local staff. 

A truly global HR nomad, this session will draw on the speaker’s 25 years' experience establishing and running HR departments in 10 counties on five continents in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East and will share lessons learned from managing successful HR operations around the world. We will discuss selection, assessment, development and engagement of local HR staff, succession planning, managing across time zones and cross-cultural dynamics. This session will provide practical steps on how to develop and implement a fit-for-size HR structure and strategy and will also discuss outsourcing/off-shoring of HR operations. Finally, drawing upon the importance of the use of diplomacy when working in a multi-cultural context, you will hear inspiring stories of building the people side of a great global business. This session will show you how to:

  • Set up effective HR departments and develop fit for size HR structure and processes to support new or turn-around existing business operations in foreign countries.
  • Develop HR strategies to support the organization's global strategic plan.
Labor Law Update – What’s New in CA and the Federal Level
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Lauraine Bifulco, President, Vantaggio HR
Workplace Application:
Learn the latest employment law updates in California, the potential impact these changes could have on your organization and how to stay in compliance. 

Each year, California employers are faced with changes in the workplace based on new or modified employment law, precedent setting court cases and/or published legal interpretations by federal, state and local government agencies. Often new legislation goes into effect with little or no press, leaving you unintentionally out of compliance or scrambling to implement changes at the eleventh hour. This session will review the most recent and important legislative and regulatory changes and will update you on how recent case law may impact your organization’s policies and procedures. This session will provide you with:

  • An understanding on how these changes impact the workplace, as well as the risks associated with failure to comply.
  • A brief look at where local cities and municipalities laws can create even greater complexity.
Uberization of the Workplace: How the Service Economy Is Changing the Way You Manage Employees
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Mario Bordogna, Senior counsel, Clark Hill PLC
Workplace Application:
This session will illustrate how the legal landscape has changed because of Uber and will review how you can effectively manage these new legal risks. 

Uber has led a revolution in providing services through technology. However, like many progressive advances which hit workplaces quickly, it's sometimes hard to appreciate the consequences these revolutions bring to your workforce.  Because the service economy business model is inspiring changes in all employer-employee relationships, you need to re-evaluate your specific practices in employee classification, conducting background checks, and more. This session will:

  • Demonstrate how service economies like Uber and others are impacting all employer-employee relationships in every industry. 
  • Illustrate specifically how these business models are changing the manner in which you are doing things like conducting background checks and classifing employees. 
  • Educate how you can stay ahead of the curve in managing these and other legal risks infiltrating the workplace.
Sit/Stand Desks, Balance Ball Chairs, Treadmill Desks? Ergonomics Myth Versus Fact
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Naomi Abrams, President, Worksite Health & Safety Consultants, LLC
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how to get real return-on-investment from your ergonomic program and purchases. 

Do you hear the word “ergonomics” and shudder in sticker shock!? There are a lot of myths floating around telling your employees that “sitting is the new smoking” and “back pain is because of your chair” when the reality is very different. This session will focus on what you need to know about ergonomics and how to meet employee demands without conflicting with the law. This session will help you:

  • Understand the difference between ergonomic programming that works and equipment that does not.
  • Recognize the fine line between ergonomic equipment and disability accommodation, and what documents and policies you need to have in place before conflicts arise between the two.
  • Differentiate between the different types of equipment on the market and their proper uses.
  • Discuss your responsibility when a doctor's note is received for ergonomic equipment.
  • Define ROI metrics for your office ergonomic program.
Brand Name HR: Giving Your Function Life and Purpose!
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Board Member, Executive director of Human Resources, LaRosas, Inc.

HR has a "brand" which it can develop, utilize and leverage within organizations. This is needed so that HR can function in a business capacity as a partner in helping your organization grow, evolve and succeed. Having a defined brand will also allow for the integration of HR throughout all levels of an organization. This session will show you how to:

·         Transition from "Soft Skills" to "Relevant Skills": The first step in establishing the HR Brand is to position ourselves
           in a new way where we show the business skills we bring to our role and the organization.

·         Develop and Define Your HR Brand: This will look at how HR is currently viewed by senior management in your
           organization and then see how/why it should shift to a branded position.

·         Make Your Brand Come to Life: These are takeaways you will create during the session on setting the steps
           of making your brand move from design to action.

·         Integrate Your Brand with the Company Brand: Learn how you can make the HR/employment brand support
           and promote the overall brand of your organization.

SPONSORED SESSION | Risky Business: How a Non-Compliant Mobile Workforce Could Cost You Millions
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Danielle Lackey, General Counsel, Motus, LL
Workplace Application:
Learn how you can keep your organization in compliance when confronted with the new normal of a mobile workforce. 

Today’s workforce is mobile – they are scattered across locations and are connected by computers, smartphones and other devices. This expanding workforce puts new risk and strain on your organization, especially when it comes to labor laws and IRS compliance. Ensuring IRS compliance is paramount and easily achieved with automated technologies designed for the mobile workforce. This session will discuss how state-regulated labor laws, if ignored, can put your organization at risk and what you can do to minimize the risk of a class-action lawsuit.  We’ll also discuss recent cases and their financial impact to organizations like yours. This session will help you:

  • Understand the financial risks of state-regulated labor laws.
  • Interpret and utilize data to mitigate risk.
  • Learn strategies you can use to avoid class-action lawsuits.
  • Ensure your organization is IRS compliant.
  • Understand the impact of California Labor Laws and their risks and influence on other states.
Getting to Yes! Your Guide to Influencing Ideas & Decisions for Business Results
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Brad Karsh, Founder and CEO, JB Training Solutions
Workplace Application:
This session will provide you with the skills you need to sell ideas and strategically influence decisions. 

It's one thing to come up with a great idea, but it's another thing to pitch and sell that idea. Often, brilliant HR professionals with solid business recommendations are shot down or ignored. Rejection from executives and teammates has little to do with an idea and a great deal to do with the manner in which the solution is presented. You will learn how to sell their ideas effectively with confidence and poise. This session will help you:

  • Understand how to impact decisions by using the six principles of influence.
  • Learn to win over a client or colleague early on so that everyone feels ownership in a new idea.
  • Learn to deliver ideas that don't lose sight of the strategic message.
  • Perfect communication techniques to enhance negotiations.
  • Gain the ability to close conversations with power and persuasion.
The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships and a Stronger Bottom Line
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
David Horsager, CSP, Business strategist, professor, author
Workplace Application:
This session will give you a fresh perspective about trust, and give actionable tools for solving organizational challenges. 

Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom, and results. You will learn:

·         The eight pillars of the most successful leaders and organizations.

·         How to create a 90-day quick plan.

·         Keys to build morale, sales, and customer loyalty.

·         How to boost daily productivity by using DMA's (Difference Making Actions.)

Race, Religion and Politics: Let's Talk About It
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Dethra U. Giles, CEO, ExecuPrep
Workplace Application:
You will learn tools so you can have tough conversations around diversity, apply conflict management tools and become comfortable with your own bias. 

There are three things you do not talk about in the workplace: race, religion and politics. Why do we not talk about the very essence of who people are? Why do we tell people we have an inclusive workforce BUT don't talk about three of the most important aspects of your being at work? The answer is simple; we don't know how to have these conversations. This session will dig deep into how to talk about taboo topics in the workplace. You will experience the discomfort, the conversation and the mending of the topic in real time. Get ready for a bumpy but fun ride as we learn to do what you are supposed to do— help people become comfortable with their discomfort. This session will help you:

  • Understand how not having taboo conversations negatively impact the workforce.
  • Encourage and manage tough diversity conversations.

 

The Top 10 Workplace Trends For 2017
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Dan Schawbel, Partner & research director, Future Workplace
Workplace Application:
You will learn about the most important workplace trends for 2017, how they are impacting your business and best practices for managing them in your company. 

With the increased adoption of new technologies, globalization, automation and a weak economy, the modern workplace is in a state of flux. As a result, today's company's are facing major challenges that will affect how you do business and compete for the best talent. You will hear the top workplace trends that will change the way you view your organization, help you better prepare for the future and improve your talent management strategy. You will learn:

  • What each trend means for your business.
  • How companies are already implementing programs so you can take advantage of these changes.
  • Tips on how your organization can be at the forefront of this new movement.
Simple Truths of Appreciation and Recognition: Low-Cost or No-Cost Ideas to Keep Employees Engaged
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Barbara Glanz, CSP, CPAE, President, Barbara Glanz Communications, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how you can engage your employees with little or no cost to you! 

In times of having to do more with less, it is critical to find other ways besides money to keep employees engaged. Sixty-five percent of American workers said they received NO appreciation all last year for the good work they had done, yet the second most important thing people want from their jobs is full appreciation. This session will provide:

  • The 10 simple truths of appreciation.
  • Dozens of creative ways, at little or no cost, to keep your employees happy and productive and which you can immediately apply.
Brand Name HR: Giving Your Function Life and Purpose!
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Board Member, Executive director of Human Resources, LaRosas, Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to develop and promote your HR brand. 

HR has a "brand" which it can develop, utilize and leverage within organizations. This is needed so that HR can function in a business capacity as a partner in helping your organization grow, evolve and succeed. Having a defined brand will also allow for the integration of HR throughout all levels of an organization. This session will show you how to:

  • Transition from "Soft Skills" to "Relevant Skills": The first step in establishing the HR Brand is to position ourselves in a new way where we show the business skills we bring to our role and the organization.
  • Develop and Define Your HR Brand: This will look at how HR is currently viewed by senior management in your organization and then see how/why it should shift to a branded position.
  • Make Your Brand Come to Life: These are takeaways you will create during the session on setting the steps of making your brand move from design to action.
  • Integrate Your Brand with the Company Brand: Learn how you can make the HR/employment brand support and promote the overall brand of your organization.
The Great Generational Shift: Preparing For The Emerging Post-Boomer Workforce
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Bruce Tulgan, Founder and chairman, RainmakerThinking, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will focus on key challenges facing HR leaders and zero in on strategies to turn the generational shift into a strategic advantage. 

Generational diversity issues in the workplace have never been more pressing, nor have they been more complex. The last of the pre-Baby Boomers are waning. The Boomers are now the grey haired elders, will steadily exit the workforce taking with them decades of wisdom, knowledge and expertise. You will learn about dozens of immediately actionable best practices in a step-by-step guide through the four generations working side by side in today's workplace. This session will help you: 

  • Use generational diversity as a lens through which to understand the changing workplace and workforce, and the future.
  • Appreciate the attitudes and behaviors of those of other generations.
  • Make adjustments in attitude and behavior in order to communicate and work more effectively with those of other generations.
  • Focus on common ground and build mutually supportive relationships with individuals of all generations.
  • Evaluate the generation mix in your team and your organization and plan for the human capital management issues facing you and your organization as a result of generational diversity: Will you face a talent drain among your aging workforce? What can you do to help implement a flexible retention program to stem the tide? How can you contribute to the knowledge transfer process? What are you doing to improve recruiting, training, development, supervision, self-management, rewards, and retention among the best workers of every generation?
Developing Business Acumen as an HR Department of One
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, MBA , President, OnCore Management Solutions, LLC
Workplace Application:
This session will help you enhance your credibility by understanding and implementing key business acumen characteristics. 

Small business HR professionals are expected to be generalists and specialists and be able to answer all HR-related questions. This session will offer a solid foundation of what Business Acumen is and how as small business HR professionals, you can carve out time in your busy schedule to increase this important behavioral competency. This session will help you:

  • Learn how to read a financial statement and use it for HR programs.
  • Learn how to leverage knowledge from other departments to boost HR's effectiveness.
  • Learn various methods of how to conduct an environmental scan and use the data to improve your HR programs.
  • Understand the entrepreneurial spirit and how it can boost your business acumen and your career.
How a Tech Company Is Diversifying Its Workforce by Building Its Own Talent Pipeline
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Anthony Williams, Vice president, talent acquisition and diversity, Akamai
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how Akamai Technologies created a strategic talent advantage by developing its own technical training academy. 

Akamai Technologies understands that diverse viewpoints can inspire innovative ideas, but the reality is that far fewer than half of technical graduates are women or people of color. Therefore, the company broadened its workforce by creating its own training program, Akamai Technical Academy, meant for diverse individuals who are interested in a technical career but who may not have a STEM background or formal technical education. This session will cover how this training program was developed and the lessons learned in the process. You will find out how to:

  • Build a training program for diverse talent, who may not have the formal education or background that you would typically consider in a new hire.
  • Engage and pursue candidates who represent diverse backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints.
  • Develop a business case for making workforce diversity a priority.
  • Dispel common myths about hiring employees who may not have the experience or education level of employees whom your company has typically hired.
  • Measure the ROI of a training program developed to broaden the talent pool and diversify your workforce.
Sales & Marketing Strategies for HR
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Stacey R. Carroll, President, HR Experts On-Call
Workplace Application:
This session will help you incorporate marketing and selling skills into your list of competencies. 

HR needs to start thinking and acting more like sales and marketing. The best HR professionals of the future will think about the principles of sales and marketing when setting up a new benefits plan, or designing a new bonus or incentive plan or even recruiting and on-boarding new employees.  In this session, we'll talk about the top seven lessons from sales and marketing that you can start implementing today. The pay-off will be deeper levels of employee engagement, more credibility with senior leaders and higher levels of productivity from the HR team. These news skills are the must-have competencies for HR for 2017 and beyond. You will learn:

  • The fundamental of sales and marketing strategies.
  • How to get support from senior leaders for major HR initiatives quicker and with less effort by using the principles of good marketing and sales. 
  • How to align HR programs to the strategic plan in the same way that sales and marketing does.  
  • How to perform cost/benefit analysis on your major initiatives to understand which projects to dedicates resources to.  
  • How to respond more quickly to the external environment and implement new programs in HR that reflect the changing times similar to sales and marketing.
Getting the Most from Your Workforce: Investing in Employees to Improve Productivity
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Elizabeth Incze, Vice president, Product Development and Management, Aetna Group Insurance
Workplace Application:
This session will explain how investing in employees leads to a healthier workforce, as well as share solutions that contribute to shorter leave times and improved productivity. 

Employee wellness should be approached holistically, to include physical, mental, social and financial health. When you follow this approach you improve the productivity and engagement of your workforce because employees who are healthier are less likely to be impacted by chronic conditions that contribute to disabilities and leave time. This session will help you:

  • Improve employee engagement and productivity through benefits and tools.
  • Navigate the universe of solutions available to manage absences and presenteeism, and select those that are most effective for your employee population.
  • Apply tools to better determine the cause for absences and reduce the frequency and length of employee leave time.
  • Understand the latest on employee leave laws and their impact to your workforce.
  • Establish measurable goals for employee engagement and productivity.
From the Boardroom to the Courtroom: Top 10 Business Practices That Will Get You Sued
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Shayna Helene Balch, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Presenter:
Pavneet Singh Uppal, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to limit your organization's potential legal exposure by identifying key business practices that need to be modified. 

It's no secret that employment lawsuits and class actions are costly. And with aggressive enforcement by plaintiffs' attorneys and governmental agencies on the rise, all companies should regularly review their business practices to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidance. This session will discuss the top 10 frequently overlooked business practices that invite lawsuits and provide strategies for avoiding employment litigation. You will learn about:

  • The latest enforcement trends by plaintiffs' attorneys and governmental agencies.
  • The top policies that need to be immediately changed to avoid an employment lawsuit or class action.
  • Strategies for revising existing policies to ensure compliance with the law.
  • How to roll out new policies without triggering claims under existing policies.
How to Really Help Your Employees get Financially Well
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jeffrey P. Tulloch , Vice president , MetLife PlanSmart®
Workplace Application:
This session will provide you with an indepth perspective of the specific financial needs of a diverse workforce and new ideas to enhance existing programs. 

Managing the effects of employee stress on productivity and retention is becoming an ongoing challenge that companies are facing. By taking a deeper dive with case studies representative of each generation, you will have a better understanding of the different, critical financial decisions and their implications for your employees. This session will help you:

  • Learn how to balance employees' diverse financial needs and providing a cost effective financial wellness program.
  • Better understand the unique financial differences and needs of every generation in today's workforce.
  • Evaluate your current employee financial offerings and receive guidance on where to focus or enhance an existing program.
Employment Contracts and Offer Letters for U.S. Employees Abroad: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Global HR

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
William David Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will offer a step-by-step guide to best practices in preparing and managing employment contracts around the world. 

This session is designed for U.S.-based HR professionals who are responsible for management of employment relationships outside the U.S. Topics related to compensation, benefits, paid time off, statutory obligations, notice pay, separation pay, job descriptions, working conditions, trade secrets and noncompetition, and other key components to an employment agreement will be covered. Various jurisdictions will be referenced, including China, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Germany,  United Kingdom, UAE among others. This session will:

  • Review and highlight the basic concepts and key components related to drafting compliant international employment contracts.
  • Highlighs common errors and mistakes in drafting that easily can be avoided.
  • Use examples from multiple international jurisdictions to highlight special considerations, unique compliance issues and provide an illustration of practical aspects of the points made throughout the session.
Using an Exchange to Modernize a Benefits Strategy Through Choice
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Rob Harkins, Practice leader, Private Exchanges, National Human Capital Practice , Willis
Workplace Application:
You will learn how consumer-centric technology modernizes benefit enrollment with decision support tools that enable employee choice based on individual need. 

Today's workforce comprises multiple generations with diverse needs. You must develop your exchange strategy to solve challenges in supporting an evolving workforce. Using a private exchange to modernize your benefit strategy - through choice and education - enables you to offer the appropriate benefits to employees while simplifying  administration. It can help your employees take greater responsibility for their buying decisions, become better health care consumers, realize the value of their benefits and derive more satisfaction. This session will:

  • Examine how private exchanges can help consumers navigate choice. 
  • Help you understand why choice is key to a good consumer experience. 
  • Ensure creativity and flexibility in product design and distribution to address the different needs of today's workforce.
Translating HR to Net Profit: How to Show the Real Bottom Line Impact of HR
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
David Lewis, President/CEO , OperationsInc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to demonstrate HR’s ROI, proving your value and worth to the C-suite, and will walk away with the tools needed to make the best HR-related decisions possible for your organization.  

As the HR function evolves, so too does the increased need to show that HR-related initiatives are in fact paying off and are worth the expense. While other functional areas of businesses (e.g. Marketing, Finance) are laser focused on converting their efforts into direct ROI, you are not always clear on what to present, how to present it, and in general how to convert what some argue are soft points and approaches to harder data worthy of respect. This session will cover: 

  • Employee Benefits: simple methods for quantifying how fully provided, shared cost, and voluntary benefit plans contribute to your organization’s ability to retain and attract talent. 
  • Recruiting and Sourcing: Ways to document all associated expenses (e.g. Time, Postings, Testing, Agencies, Tools, HRIS) in order to show the resulting ROI.  
  • Professional Development/Training: Tracking the mix of cost consumed for said efforts plus the end results and impact on the businesses. 
  • Turnover: How to measure the economic impact of turnover and how to use this data to impact other preemptive initiatives.
  • Technology: Correlating the expense associated with implementing new tech tools in HR and the resulting impact on efficiency and flow of your HR department.
Career Development: Today’s Meta-Priority
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Beverly Kaye, Founder & chief executive officer, Career Systems International
Presenter:
Julie Winkle Giulioni, Co-founder and principal, DesignArounds
Workplace Application:
This session will offer seven strategies to help leaders at all levels prioritize career development and realize the benefits and results that it offers. 

Leaders juggle an unprecedented number of priorities. Productivity and performance. Costs. Employee engagement. Scarce resources. Retention. Yet, research suggests that if leaders can address one key priority particularly well, the rest follow. That “meta-priority” is career development. Study after study links career development to employee satisfaction, engagement, retention, productivity, and even revenue and profitability. Getting career development right should be primary for leaders because of its ability to fuel all other priorities, enable the flexibility and agility required to respond to the wild world of work, and support what matters most to the organization. This session will help you:

  • Gain the latest information research on how careers/career development is changing.
  • Learn seven critical mindsets important to building a development culture.
  • Understand the opportunities available in organizations other than the traditional vertical move.
  • Gain insight to the way one practice career development as a regular daily activity.
  • Consider the enterprise need for developing talent at all levels.
Build The Capability Your Organization Needs Not Just The Skills Your People Want
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jack Gottlieb, Founder & chief executive officer, The Total Solutions Group, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will help you Increase the capability, readiness and agility to impact major transformation or improvement in how you drive results. 

Achieving the breakthroughs we want for our organization is based on a three critical factors. First is our approach in how we align our infrastructure for how people are supposed to succeed with the business model for how we best create value and grow as a result. The second is in how we improve the processes we have to run and drive our organization to be the most efficient and productive we can. The third is how we truly evaluate and improve our people throughout the year not just for year-end reviews. This session will cover:

  • Approach. Be able to evaluate and re-engineer the infrastructure of your department or organization based on the capability needed to drive results not the job functions we need to hire for. 
  • Processes. Learn the simple approach to evaluate any individual or collection of processes against specific results and how to mobilize people to buy into and execute on improving them the way they need to be. 
  • People. Implement a more adaptable and precision-based system for evaluating and improving people more frequently that will target your organization’s real pain points and drive solutions more efficiently.

The impact is having people at every level take ownership for how to drive breakthrough results and capability that everyone will replicate going forward.

Creating Real Employee Engagement Without Spending a Dime
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Karlyn Borysenko , Principal, Zen Workplace
Workplace Application:
This session will tackle employee engagement from a psychological perspective to teach you how to motivate your team and create an environment they can thrive in. 

Creating employee engagement in your organization doesn't have to be costly! You'll leave with tips and tricks that will utilize how the brain is hardwired to drive morale, productivity, creativity, and create a culture your people love coming to work in every day. You will learn:

  • The top three things you can do to engage any employee at any level,
  • How you can use goals and measurement to empower your staff.
  • Why you should get to know who your team members are inside and outside of work.
  • How to create meaning in the day-to-day tasks.
Hiring and Retaining Foreign National Employees: What You Need to Know
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Gali Schaham Gordon, Attorney, Law Office of Gali Schaham Gordon
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to navigate issues affecting your sponsorship of foreign national employees for work visas and green cards. 

What do you need to know before you make the offer to a foreign national recruit? What key questions do you need to ask the employee and your immigration counsel? This session will help you:

  • Gain a high-level understanding of the rules and regulations pertaining to employment-based visas and green cards and the role that visa sponsorship plays in attracting talent. 
  • Learn how to quickly identify whether a potential employee is a good candidate for visa sponsorship so that you can avoid common pitfalls and costly mistakes in the process.. 
  • Review the employment-based green card sponsorship process step by step, and understand its role as a retention tool. 
  • Learn practical strategies for filing successful immigration petitions in order to achieve optimal results.
How to Recruit, On Board and Retain Veteran Talent
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Lida Citroen, Principal , LIDA360, LLC
Workplace Application:
This session will help you start or grow your veteran hiring program by learning the newest ways to attract and leverage this unique workforce. 

By 2023, 3.5 million military veterans will be in the civilian workforce. This is a great opportunity for companies seeking talent that bring qualities of leadership, strong work ethic, loyalty, technical skills, and values. This session will break down the myths around the veteran population, highlight new opportunities in recruiting and sourcing veterans, and emphasize strategies for keeping and growing veteran employees into leadership positions. You will leave with key takeaways you can use whether you are just starting a veteran hiring initiative, or seeking to enhance your current program. You will learn:

  • How to set benchmarks and metrics for your veteran hiring program.
  • What works when recruiting veterans on-base, at job fairs, and online.
  • Practical ways to modify your on boarding process to meet the needs of veterans.
Don't Leave Here Without These: 10 Essential Workplace Policies and Why Every Employer Needs Them
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
James Reidy, Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA
Workplace Application:
This session will review the essential policies every organization should have, why they are essential and how you will benefit from adopting them. 

In response to an increasingly complex environment, employers have created more and more policies. Many policies mirror or respond to requirements under state or federal laws. Others are an outgrowth of cultural changes or best practices. Even though employers vary in size and nature of their operations,  there are some essential policies every employer should have. This session will:   

  • Illustrate how these policies interact or complement others. 
  • Discuss the legal basis for these policies. 
  • Help you understand the risks of not having these policies.
Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Disorder Management in the Workplace
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise
Presenter:
Jeanne P. Sherwood, RN, CEO, WellAdvantage
Workplace Application:
This session will discuss the impact of sleep deprivation on the workforce and strategies to proactively manage sleep issues. 

While sleep deprivation and disorders have been proven to have a negative impact on worker health, safety and performance, these issues are often managed reactively due to catastrophic injury, errors and poor performance. Solutions such as best practice shift scheduling, modifying workplace environmental factors and creating a sleep awareness campaign will be discussed. This session will help you: 

  • Appreciate the impact of sleep deprivation/disorders on the body and subsequent worker performance. 
  • Gain an understanding of modifiable workplace factors impacting sleep.
  • Explore potential solutions and strategies to proactively manage workforce sleep disorders/deprivation in the workplace.
Seven Deadly Harassment Sins Your Company May be Committing and How to Fix Them
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Alisa Shorago, J.D. , Owner/corporate educator , Shorago Training Services
Workplace Application:
You will learn common mistakes in preventing and responding to harassment complaints and best practices to avoid or fix them. 

Is your organization making costly mistakes in preventing, or responding to, harassment complaints? This session will focus on key areas throughout the process, including anti-harassment policies (including which protected categories to include), training; complaint reporting,  mischaracterizing bullying as harassment and vice versa, investigations, taking prompt effective action,  and communications throughout the process. You will learn:

  • Common mistakes companies make in attempting to prevent harassment, including errors in anti-harassment policies and training. 
  • Which protected categories to include in your anti-harassment policy. 
  • Common mistakes companies make in responding to harassment, including the complaint process, investigations, taking prompt effective action, and communicating to the complainant and target. 
  • How to distinguish between bullying and illegal harassment. 
  • Best practices in harassment prevention and complaint response.
Getting The C-Suite’s Attention: Seven Strategies For Transforming From HR Leader to Business Leader
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jennifer McClure, President, Unbridled Talent, LLC
Workplace Application:
This session will help you understand seven high-impact areas where you can add significant value and achieve recognition for contributions to your organization’s strategic plan. 

A business leader's strategic importance is never measured by their position on the organization chart. It's measured by results. But unfortunately, many HR Leaders struggle to articulate how they contribute to the success of strategic initiatives. So how can we fix this, and get the C-suite's attention? By translating critical HR responsibilities to the bottom-line and quantifying our results. This session will show you how to:

·         Take a long-term, “big picture” approach to HR by developing and aligning your strategic plan with
           your organization's strategic plan.  

·         Solve business problems through the effective use of people strategies and develop and utilize business metrics
           to measure the achievement of the organization's strategic goals and objectives.  

·         Become an active and effective business leader who can directly impact major business initiatives by establishing
           strategic relationships with key individuals in the organization to influence organizational decision-making.

He Said/She Said: Six Steps to an Effective & Legally Compliant Workplace Investigation
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Karen Michael, Esq, President, KarenMichael, PLC, Employment Law, Training & Consulting
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to conduct a legally compliant and effective internal workplace investigation. 

It's a he said/she said. Someone is lying and it's your job to figure out who it is. Using interactive technology and case studies, this session will explore the six steps to conducting a an effective and legally compliant workplace investigation designed to get to the truth.You will learn:

  • The legal elements of an effective investigation .
  • How to ask questions designed to get to the truth.
  • How to analyze witness statements to determine if the witness is telling the truth.
  • How to write an effective investigation summary.
Yours, Mine, or Ours: Employee Use of Personal Tech Devices, Email, and Social Networking Accounts
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Joseph L. Beachboard, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
Workplace Application:
This session will sensitize you to the challenges presented by new technology and will help you design a strategy to minimize liability. 

One of the biggest challenges you face is establishing and enforcing realistic (and legal) limitations on employees' business use of their own computers, tablets, smartphones, email, social networking accounts, and other forms of technology. We will examine best practices with respect to written policies, preservation of trade secrets and confidential information, security protections and breaches, privacy issues, protected concerted activity, and investigations of inappropriate conduct involving technology devices and accounts that are owned by the employee. This session will:

  • Help you draft policies on employees' use of their own and company equipment both on and off the job. 
  • Explore the expanding case law involving privacy claims brought by both applicants and employees. 
  • Provide you with an overview of the risks, both in terms of the loss of proprietary information and civil liability, associated with the use of new tech devices.
HR and Safety: Where the Dots Align and the Lines Cross
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Clint T. Wolfley, Director, Business Development, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Workplace Application:
You will gain a better understanding of how HR and safety programs can align to improve business performance. 

The relationship between HR and Safety is pivotal to achieving organizational success. With dynamic market changes, technology advances, new regulations, and worker safety emphasis programs, there is more demand to improve safety performance. Achieving a synergistic approach is not easy, but this session will provide first hand insights into how progressive organizations have integrated HR and Safety to forge win-win outcomes and lasting relationships.

Exploring the Compensation Data Landscape: Finding the Right Data Puts You Ahead of the Competition
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Mike Metzger, CEO and president, Payscale
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how you can have the right compensation data to help you win the talent war. 

Repeated from Monday at 2:00 p.m.

The compensation data landscape has changed. HR and compensation professionals have more choice than ever in data sources. At the same time, employees are more informed of their market value. For some, this is a shift towards more positive conversations, but it can be scary without the right data to back you up. This session will review trends impacting compensation, overview the growing data market and considerations for selecting sources, and illustrate how organizations use compensation data to forward your business strategies. This session will help you:

  • Get a better understanding of the factors that are contributing to this tight talent market. 
  • Understand the spectrum of sources of compensation data, as well as how to evaluate their usefulness for attendee organizations. 
  • Understand how compensation drives your business strategy as well.
Complex Leave Issues: Intersection of the ADA and FMLA
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Penny C. Wofford, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Presenter:
Michael M. Shetterly, Shareholder , Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Workplace Application:
You will learn the employment and benefits aspects of effectively managing a leave of absence in often-arising but more-complex situations. 

The ADA and FMLA continue to confound employers seeking to comply with the often confusing and complex requirements of both laws. This session will focus on both the employment and benefits aspects that emerge when an employee is on leave under the ADA, FMLA or both. You will learn about:

  • The key and overlapping benefits and employment aspects of the FMLA, ADA and company policy leave. 
  • The requirements of the FMLA and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for benefits continuation or termination during leaves of absence, including under the ACA look back measurement method. 
  • An effective process for assessing the employment and benefits requirements during leave.
Four Techniques to Build Your Leadership Strength, Flexibility, and Impact
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Timothy J. Tobin, SHRM-SCP, Vice president, Human Resources, Marriott International
Workplace Application:
This session will introduce low-cost, high-impact ways to help you build your leadership strength, flexibility, endurance and impact. 

Are you leadership fit? Being leadership fit is about operating at your personal best. It is about continuous improvement and it can mean the difference between being a great leader with great results on one hand or mediocrity or worse on the other. But with all that you have going on, how can you develop yourself effectively and have the greatest impact on the business and those you lead? This sessionwill introduce you to proven low cost and high impact strategies to help you operate at your peak leadership performance. You will walk out with a specific set of activities to help you elevate your leadership. This session will help you:

  • Decide which leadership development activities will give you the best results. 
  • Learn techniques to build strong self-awareness.
  • Understand and utilize a leadership fitness plan template to help personalize your development. 
  • Understand practices to ensure a strong foundation of leadership capability.
  • Learn best ways to reinforce leadership agility.
Be the Exception....Seven Steps to Transformation
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Annie Meehan, Motivational & inspirational speaker, Annie’s Speaking & Consulting
Workplace Application:
This session will help you become more open-minded and broaden your vision so you can develop a culture of intention, accountability, and achievement. 

Get out of your comfort zone and embrace change! You will learn how to reecognize the importance of encouraging others without expectation and will discover tools to support you in setting and achieving the big goals of your life. The following seven strategies are ones you can implement today for transformation tomorrow:

  1. Be Honest:The truth truly sets you free.
  2. Be Open:You might be surprised and grateful for what comes in when we open ourselves up.
  3. Be Healthy: It is never selfish to take care of ourselves, your health is one thing we can't replace.
  4. Be Flexible:Change is inevitable, How you deal with it is the question.
  5. Be Gentle:Be patient with yourself and others, life is full of challenges.
  6. Be Couragous: Take on the big stuff, stand up for yourself and be ready to take risks!
  7. Be Authentic:If you are not true to yourself, your story & your message who will be? Be proud of who you are.
Tough Conversations: Tackle Any Topic With Sensitivity and Smarts
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Lynne Eisaguirre, President, Workplaces That Work
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to conduct conversations you dread most to achieve the workplace results you need. 

When it comes to a touchy topic with a boss, employee or colleague, many find themselves at a loss for words. This session will address pressing questions about what to say and how to say it and cover workplace conversations you most dread. You will learn how to:

  • Approach, not avoid, difficult conversations.  
  • Communicate with employees during difficult performance reviews, investigations or terminations. 
  • Hold your ground in the face of opposition. 
  • Creatively problem solve with your opponents. 
  • Achieve the results you need to make your work easier and more productive.

06/21/2017

The Levity Effect: It Pays for HR to Lighten Up
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Scott Christopher, CEO, Scott Christopher Communications Inc.
Workplace Application:
Ths session will provide you with the purpose, method and permission to lighten up and have more fun at work. 

From greater employee engagement to earning a better paycheck, leaders who embrace levity not only enrich the lives of their direct reports but reap personal rewards as well. This session will reveal how tapping your “lighter side” brings tangible, positive results. Learn what constitutes compelling workplace levity—Latitude, Attitude and Gratitude— how to discover your own sense of humor, and how great places use levity to attract talent. This session will help you:

  • Understand the relevance of appropriate workplace levity and its relationship to employee recruiting, onboarding, retention, satisfaction and engagement.
  • Learn what other organizations are doing to incorporate levity into their culture and its effects.
  • Learn practical methods to lighten up at work, especially as an HR practitioner (interviews, training, recruiting, etc).
  • Set one specific, executable “Levity” goal to take back to work and accomplish.
To Be Exempt or Non-Exempt, That Is the Question!
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Lauraine Bifulco, President, Vantaggio HR
Workplace Application:
This session will prepare you so you can advise best practices regarding exempt/non-exempt classifications to reduce exposure to Wage and Hour claims. 

Misclassifying an employee as exempt can lead to Wage and Hour claims resulting in mandatory back pay of unpaid overtime, penalties and fines for missed rest/meal breaks in applicable states and potential departmental audits. In addition the rules surrounding when you can and cannot make deductions from an exempt employee's salary are confusing. The federal DOL have a long list of DOs and DON'Ts. And employers in some states, like California, have to deal with state specific lists that are often contradictory to Federal rules. This session will help you:

  • Identify the different exempt categories and understand various concepts such as salary test, use of independent judgment and what a learned professional is.
  • Explore the differing rules regarding vacation and sick time off  and the important nuance between docking an exempt employee's salary and deducting time from sick or vacation banks.
  • Discuss how ordinary business-required changes in the workplace can trigger the accidental loss of exempt status and learn how to implement the correct policies and practices that will help avoid the loss of exempt status.
World Bank’s Career Management Journey: Career Development is NOT Optional in Today's Market
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Susan Hetrick, Group head, Career Management & Executive Resourcing Center of Expertise, World Bank Group
Presenter:
Elise Freedman, Director, Talent & Rewards, Willis Towers Watson
Workplace Application:
You will learn how the World Bank built a robust strategy as well as the latest trends and benchmarks in career development from Willis Towers Watson. 

Stuck in neutral. That's how many employees around the world would describe their career. In fact, according to Willis Tower's Watson's Global Workforce Study, 41% of employees say they must join another firm in order to grow their careers. Overall employees tell us that career development ranks among the top reasons why they would join or leave an organization. Best in class global organization are increasing their investments in career development and redefining career growth. In these organizations, career growth is about building a diverse portfolio of experiences that keep employees skills set relevant to the organization and providing tools to both managers and employees to enable more effective career development.  This session will showcase World Bank's approach to building a robust strategy for career development. You will learn:

  • What you need to understand and consider when building your career development approach and  strategy.
  • The successes and challenges World Bank faced when developing and implementing their career strategy, career paths and supporting tools for career development.
How to Navigate Mental Disabilities in the Workplace
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Brenda S. Kasper, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA, , Partner, Kasper & Frank, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will help you recognize when an employee may be entitled to disability accommodation, especially for mental disabilities. 

While employees with disabilities, including depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and learning disabilities are entitled to accommodation, grappling with accommodation of mental disabilities can be your toughest challenge. This session will ensure you understand the key legal distinction between stigma associated with mental illness versus a situation that presents an actual threat of harm. This session will also provide practical advice and strategies for recognizing when an employee might be entitled to accommodation, ensuring you meet their obligation to engage in the interactive process and provide reasonable accommodation to employees with mental disabilities. This session will show you how to:

  • Apply the reasonable accommodation obligations of the disability laws to employees with common mental disabilities. 
  • Audit your company's reasonable accommodation policies to ensure legal compliance and mitigate risk. 
  • Properly accommodating common disabilities impacts culture, employee engagement and the financial bottom line of the company. 
  • Apply ethical practice to accommodating mental disabilities in the workplace.
Let My People Bring Their Kids to Work: Patagonia’s Secret to Employee Engagement and Retention
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Rick Ridgeway, Vice president, Public Engagement, Patagonia
Workplace Application:
This session will demonstrate the emotional and business value that comes from integrating work and family life for your employees. 

This session is divided into two “sections” with the first making the emotional case with photographs and videos that will give you the emotional reason for family support. You will learn what the on-site day care looks like; hear parents explaining the value of kids on campus; hear from employees who have gone through family crisis explain what it means when the company has their back; we listen to employees explain what it means when a company integrates family and work life. The second section will explain the business case and benefits that any company will enjoy from family support policies. This session will:

  • Educate and inform you about the business value of family support policies.
  • Inspire you to influence your organization to implement family support policies.  
  • Show you the numbers behind the tax benefits from on-site day care as well as the statistics of employee retention.
  • Showcase that for the last five years an astonishing 100% of the women in Patagonia's workforce have returned to work after they had children. And they stay at work.
  • Highlight how Patagonia's family support links directly to the company's low turn-over, and will see how the company benchmarks this in order to confirm the business value.
  • Demonstrate the less tangible but equally, if not more important, benefits such as employee engagement and even company culture.  
Global Compliance with U.S. Discrimination Laws
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Track: Global HR

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will help ensure that you are protecting your workers from harassment and discrimination overseas! 

Most U.S. employment-related laws do not apply to your workers overseas but some do, and those can trip you up.  This session will help you learn:

  • Which U.S. laws apply to your global workforce.
  • Tips on how to avoid lawsuits.
A Benefits Communication Case Study: USO Inc.'s Journey to Implement a High-Deductible Health Plan
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Heather F. Parnell, CCP, CBP, Director, Total Rewards, World Wildlife Fund
Workplace Application:
You will learn how the USO used elements of strategic communication plan to implement a High-Deductible Health Plan, resulting in 400% of expected year one enrollment. 

Survey sources show that it is becoming more common for small and mid-size organizations to include a high-deductible health plan option in their employee benefits packages. This session will review the strategy and steps USO, Inc. launched and took to adequately inform a distracted, mission-focused, remote workforce, that produced 400% of expected enrollment. This session will help you:

  • Understand what is involved in creating and implementing a strategic benefits communication plan;  
  • Identify the key players and resources most useful in implementing your plan. 
  • Get the results you want.
  • Identfy the tactics, tools and channels that reach diverse geographically dispersed audiences with a small attention spans.
SPONSORED SESSION: Daughters in the Workplace: The Forgotten Caregiver
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Paul Hogan, Chairman , Home Instead Senior Care
Workplace Application:
This session will help you understand the challenges facing those caring for senior parents as well as what policies and benefits you can implement to improve your employees’ performance and reduce attrition. 

For the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under the age of five. And, women are disproportionally impacted by this aging trend. It is proven that across all socioeconomic lines, daughters shoulder the majority of the responsibility of caring for their parents as they age. Oftentimes, women are thrust into a caregiving role yet the same accommodations frequently do not exist for her as they do for a new mom or dad. Paul Hogan has a message for you – care for your employees who are caring for their parents as you care for your employees who are caring for small children. Based on his guidelines created as part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Aging, Hogan will share age-friendly workplace principals. For the first time, he will release the Caregiver-Friendly Business Practices, new research indicating the need for these practices and announce major businesses who have signed on. This session will:

·         Help you create a more supportive workplace for caregivers.

·         Introduce DaughtersInTheWorkplace.com, a website that helps working caregivers understand their rights
          and offers materials to help create more supportive workplaces for caregivers.

Control Conflict: Collaborate More. React Less.
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Consultation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Tracy Butz, CSP, Owner, Think Impact Solutions
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to prevent, minimize and resolve conflict, be more collaborative and less reactive, and achieve successful outcomes and relationships. 

Everyone approaches conflict differently but usually in the way that makes them feel most comfortable. As a professional who deals with difficult situations each and every day, you're expected to assess each conflict on an individual basis while resisting the innate urge to drift into your personal comfort zone. This session will help you:

  • Understand common causes of workplace conflict, how to prevent it from arising, and apply recognized resolution methods-leading to faster and more effective outcomes.  
  • Gain clarity, achieve buy-in, and make decisions in a way that cultivate support when faced with opposing opinions.  
  • Decrease defensiveness by preventing and/or better controlling negative emotional reactions from occurring.   
  • Enhance productivity and morale by fostering an environment that encourages differing points of view and enhanced personal accountability. 
  • Resolve conflicts more collaboratively and effectively, allowing for healthier, stronger and deeper relationships-with individuals both within and outside the organization.
Women Still Need Pioneers: Championing Women into C-Suite Leadership
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Margaret P. Spence, President/CEO, C. Douglas & Associates, Inc
Workplace Application:
This session will help you proactively remove the ambiguity around career advancement while offering clear guidance to employees who want to advance. 

This session will evaluate diversity, career development, and talent advancement plus the mission-critical relationship between developing a diverse pipeline of ready-now leaders and finding advocates to move employees along the career continuum. Can you move from talent acquisition to becoming a talent advocate? Can you challenge the existing paradigm about how leadership potential is defined? We know the next generation of high-potentials will not accept the same fate as Boomers. So how do we shift our thinking and change the leadership paradigm? You will learn:

  • A new perspective on retaining talented individuals and breaking the stereotypical outdated “leadership attributes” cycle.  
  • How to develop results-driven, data evaluation of approaches to leadership development with specific emphasis on the leadership gap for women.   
  • How to create engaged career milestones that all employees can utilize as they attempt to navigate their career path and seek advancement opportunities.  
  • How to evaluate leadership development as a competency instead of a strategy and connect it to Corporate Social Responsibility.   
  • How talented individuals are put into the leadership development pipeline and how we manage them along the leadership path. What guidance do we offer? Is mentorship necessary? Is diversity considered? Are their champions willing to help women lead?
Telemedicine, Onsite Clinics and Other Newfangled Plan Options – Traps for the Unwary
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Jay M. Kirschbaum, Senior vice president & practice leader, National Legal & Research Group, Willis Towers Watson
Workplace Application:
You will learn what factors to consider in the adoption of telemedicine, onsite clinics and other plan options to avoid compliance traps. 

Employers are adding cutting-edge options to their medical plans such as telemedicine and onsite clinics.They are also expanding other programs such as wellness, and voluntary options like EAPs, Critical Illness and Gap Insurance coverage.  While these benefits all make the plan offering more robust, all of these options have their own twists on compliance. You should include these options in your plans but  also need to be aware of the compliance traps that might arise if they are offered without considering the design options. You will learn:

  • How ERISA, PPACA, the IRC, HIPAA, COBRA and other laws that apply to employer plans apply to these options.
  • What compliance issues apply to such plans.
  • How to structure plan options to avoid those compliance concerns.
How to Deliver Bad News and Build Trust at the Same Time
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Andrea P. Howe, President, The Get Real Project
Presenter:
Gary S. Jones, Chief human resources officer , Grizzard Communications Group
Workplace Application:
This session will help you develop the courage and skill required to facilitate candid conversations that promote healthy relationships and prosperous organizations. 

There comes a time in every project or work plan when the inevitable happens: things don't go according to plan and bad news must be delivered. In a business environment marked by tight budgets, compressed time-frames, and rising stress levels, this happens more often than we'd like. This session will explore why bad news is an opportunity, not a liability, and will teach you a technique for communicating tough messages to any stakeholder such that trust levels actually increase rather than decrease. You will learn how to:

  • Link truth-telling to the four essential elements of trust-building.  
  • Apply the three question transparency test to determine whether or not something is better left unsaid.  
  • Understand the personal barriers you face when it comes to uncomfortable conversations and what to do about them.  
  • Practice a time-tested technique for putting hard truths on the table in a socially acceptable way.
Make HR a Strategic Weapon for Your Organization: An Evidence-Based Approach to HR
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
David Almeda, Vice president human resources, Kronos Incorporated
Presenter:
Kristen Brown , Vice president, Global Talent Acquisition , Kronos Incorporated
Workplace Application:
This session will help you understand the steps needed to harness the data in your organization to construct an evidence-based HR approach/strategy and make better decisions. 

Is your HR team a strategic weapon? Do you have a strong voice in the executive boardroom? If not, it might be because you're making decisions and implementing programs driven primarily by current trends or internal demand. Based on a review of multiple case studies, you'll understand how utilizing an evidence-based approach to HR can help to drive better business outcomes and a more impactful and less costly HR function. After this session you will be able to:

  • Define evidence-based HR.
  • Describe the steps necessary to implement this approach in your organization. 
  • Apply this approach into a manner that increases HR's impact and maximizes existing resources.
  • Understand how and why this approach increases HR's organizational credibility.
Evolving Protections for LGBT Employees
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Janet Hendrick, Partner, Fisher Phillips
Workplace Application:
You will learn the current state of the law and best practices to minimize legal risk. 

Over the past year, the topic of workplace issues for LGBT workers has increasingly been headline news. From restrooms, work assignments, and name-calling all the way to co-worker concerns relating to alleged privacy and religious objections, you need to have policies and procedures that address the rights of all of your employees. This session will help you:

  • Understand the current legal risk in employment practices relating to LGBT workers. 
  • Discover possible revisions to existing policies and practices to minimize risk. 
  • Understandthe importance of a transition plan to address issues relating to transgender employees.
Control the Chaos: Four Steps to Excelling as an HR Department of One
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Lori Kleiman, SHRM-SCP, President , HR Topics
Workplace Application:
This session will help HR department sof one (DOO) be seen as a leader with four easy-to-implement steps. 

As an HR DOO, you are saddled with administrative tasks, yet often have the desire to participate at a more strategic level. The executive team expects you to have CHRO depth of knowledge and your employees want answers to their questions now. Finance wants benefit bills yesterday and Operations needs new candidates. How do you navigate the needs of your internal customers and still participate in strategy? Learn tips from a former sole practitioner as you get practical real world advice to get control of your day and shine as a HR leader. This session will help you:

  • Determine the strategic position of HR in your organization.
  • Learn to set priorities to get results.
  • Manage your vendors to get the help you need.
  • Embrace technology to ease the administrative burden.
Influencing Without Authority
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Brandon M. Smith, Founder & principal, The Worksmiths, LLC
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how you can increase your impact at all levels within your organization.  

Do you have the skills it takes to push your agenda forward? Are there constituencies you need to influence that you have no direct authority over? Influencing others has become a critical skill as organizations have become flatter and needs have become greater. Whether this takes the form of becoming a trusted advisor to key decision makers or navigating the complexity of internal politics, no leader can succeed in the new economy without this vital skill. This session will discuss what effective influencers know and do to not only position their ideas but also themselves for success.

10 Tickets for HR Professionals: Get on the Technology Clue Bus
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Joe Rotella, SHRM-SCP, Chief technical officer, Delphia Consulting, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to use technology to be more efficient and better informed while meeting the needs and expectations of your workforce. 

The adoption of technology is accelerating over time. It took 38 years for radio to reach 59 million global users, but only 80 days for the iPad to reach the same milestone. Faster than ever before, technology is getting into the mainstream and changing peoples' expectations. Are you on the technology clue bus? Are you delivering HR services in ways that your employees and managers expect? Are you using technology to make you a more strategic part of the organization? You will learn:

  • How the technology adoption rate has changed over time.
  • How you can use technology to improve HR service delivery.
  • Ten places to look for ways to leverage HR's use of technology to be a better service provider.
  • Applications and apps that can make you more productive at work.
California Did What? New Developments and Compliance Issues for 2018
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jonathan A. Siegel, Partner, Jackson Lewis, LLP
Workplace Application:
You will learn about the changes in California law and key compliance areas for 2018. 

When will California give you a break? Not in 2018! This session will review three key areas for 2018 in California. You will learn:

  • The new laws and cases you should know about in California.
  • Best practices and compliance issues with compensation plans including bonus, commission, piece rate and other plans in order to minimize class action exposure.
  • Key California leave management issues and how to deal with the state and city paid sick leave laws.
Training the Mind to Enhance Individual and Organizational Performance
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jacqueline Carter, International partner and director, North America, Potential Project
Workplace Application:
This session will help you understand the business implications of having a wandering mind with specific tools to enhance mental effectiveness in everyday work settings. 

Organizations spend thousands of dollars on learning and development programs. But what's the point of investing lots of money if participants aren't able to pay attention? Recent scientific research shows that our ability to focus is declining at an alarming rate. In our 24x7, highly distracted, information overloaded work environments the ability to focus and maintain attention has become a critical determinant of business success. Mindfulness holds the key to better attention and performance outcomes. This session will provide you with:

  • Practical information regarding the neuroscience of focus and the nature of our attention. 
  • Applied information on brain biases and the science of motivation. 
  • Practical tools and techniques to integrate mindfulness into daily work-life. 
  • A basic mindfulness training session with specific workplace application.
Closing the Gap: Strategies for Managing Pay Equity
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Michele Whitehead, Manager of HR Services, Berkshire Associates Inc
Workplace Application:
You will learn about recent fair pay legislation and leave equipped to promote pay equity analysis in your organization. 

Heightened enforcement agendas surrounding fair pay means organizations are under more scrutiny than ever to monitor and promote pay equity in their workforce. This session will examine the impact of federal and state fair pay legislation and compensation data reporting requirements, the key components of a proactive analysis of compensation data, the steps to take to correct inequities and overcome pay equity challenges, and how to integrate pay analysis into annual HR agendas. You will will leave with a better understanding of: 

  • How recent fair pay legislation impacts your organization.
  • How to proactively identify and address pay inequity.
  • Best practices for managing fair pay requirements.
ROAR: How to Build a Resilient Organization the World Famous San Diego Zoo Way
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Tim Mulligan, Chief human resources officer, Vulcan, Inc.
Presenter:
Sandy Asch, Speaker, consultant and author
Workplace Application:
As featured in the bestselling book, ROAR: How to Build a Resilient Organization the World Famous San Diego Zoo Way, learn how to develop a resilient workforce that is able to withstand the demands and stress of today's workplace and continue to innovate and thrive.  

The San Diego Zoo is known for its world-famous people practices that evoke purpose and passion, resulting in a GRRREAT employee and guest experience. As it continues to ride the winds of change, cope with stress and adversity, adapt in times of chaos, and remain constant in pursuit of its vision to end extinction, the San Diego Zoo has embarked on a Zoo Print for Success – a roadmap to build resilient leaders and a focused, adaptable workforce that ROARS stronger and longer as a result of the Zoo’s innovative strategies  – and all on a shoestring budget. This session will show you:

  • How to thrive in these complex and often disruptive times.
  • Five imperatives you can use to build individual and organizational resilience.
Understanding Metrics: How to Connect HR's Goals to Business Strategy
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Ryan Kohler, Chief innovation officer, ApplicantPro
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to connect the dots between metrics that matter to HR, and the metrics that are relevant to the bottom line. 

Repeated from Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.

You're required to add value to the overall objectives of your organization by ensuring that your department's goals align with your company's business strategy. In order for this to occur, you must have a firm understanding of what key metrics consist of and how they impact the organization’s overall success. This session will guide you through the sometimes overwhelming world of business metrics and more importantly, show you how to make HR more competitive by connecting the dots between HR metrics and business strategy so that they become one and the same. You will learn how to:

  • Identify the steps necessary for understanding why metrics matter to your business.
  • Find specific measurements within the scope of sales metrics, marketing metrics, web metrics, and customer service metrics.
  • Identify how HR can impact these metrics and how to frame HR's role by aligning business objectives to HR metrics.

 

Big Data in Employment: Big Risk or Big Reward?
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Zev Eigen, Global director, Data Analytics, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Presenter:
Marko Mrkonich, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Presenter:
Michael J. Lotito, Esq., Shareholder, Littler’s WPI
Workplace Application:
This session will introduce the topic of data analytics in employment and provide practical, real-life examples of its benefits and legal risks. 

Repeated from Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.

Companies can use data analytics to examine behaviors and preferences not always associated with job duties to determine potential efficiency and productiveness in the workplace. What are the FCRA risks when an employer, or its data analytics vendor, gathers information about applicants and makes hiring decisions based on that data? How will the EEOC's traditional adverse impact analysis deal with a world in which hiring, promotion, and termination decisions are made through data analytics? What are the privacy implications of receiving information from analytics companies examining the online behavior of applicants and employees? Can using Big Data provide a correlation sufficient to be a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for an employment action? This session will explore these and other issues including:

  • How working to replace weak proxy inputs with stronger data that more directly measures likely outcomes will reduce lurking bias, and reduce the likelihood of risk.  
  • How companies should attempt to incorporate analytics into decision-making to augment and inform processes. 
  • How companies should consider legal risks before they materialize and evaluate the legal issues associated with data analytics in an attorney-client privileged setting whenever possible.
We Are Hired to Do a Job, But Paid to Achieve Results: Transforming How to Strategically Drive HR
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jack Gottlieb, Founder & chief executive officer, The Total Solutions Group, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will help foster clarity, buyin and execution within any initiative. 

As the world of business continues to shift, we must understand what it really takes to translate our core initiatives into performance improvement that yields breakthrough results. You will learn the five-step platform it takes to do that for any initiative while driving immediate impact to your critical objectives. This session will cover:

  • True Clarity: How to create the strategic blueprint that will align the core objectives of your organization, business units, departments and people to your initiatives to ensure you optimize the ROI you need to deliver on. 
  • Aligned Accountability: How to design and execute initiatives that provides the experience people need to fully buy in before, during and after any initiative. 
  • Purposeful Execution: How to integrate the framework for results-based action planning and follow-up support that will yield real improvement inside of a 90 day period the balances benchmarking and adaptability that works.
Employer Branding: The Power of Purpose
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Matt Kaiser, Director, Recruitment, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how to build a unique employer brand platform to attract and retain the right talent. 

Repeated from Monday at 2:00 p.m.

Our journey through life is made up of a series of choices – crossroads that can lead us down two different paths. How do you know which path is right for you? It depends on your purpose. Purpose is defined as the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. The same is true in business. CEO's say the number one challenge facing companies today is acquiring and retaining talent. So how do we acquire and retain the right talent? The key to success is differentiation. The key to differentiation is purpose—defining the unique reasons why your company exists. Be inspired to see the impact of purpose at companies like Ericsson, and leave with ideas that will make an immediate impact. This session will help you:

  • Uncover the power of purpose in your company and your career.
  • Discover a unique process to differentiate your organization and build an employer brand that attracts and retains the right talent.
  • Design a strategy to attract the right talent and measure your success. 
  • See the critical role technology can play in shaping your success.

 

Executive Succession Planning: Taking the Perspective of the CEO and Board of Directors
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Terri Hartwell Easter, Principal, T.H. Easter Consulting LLC
Workplace Application:
You will learn how you can be an integral business partner in managing the formulation and execution of an executive succession plan. 

Succession planning continues to be a hot topic for CEO's and Boards of Directors. Another factor that creates worry for CEO's and BOD's is the pervasive leadership deficit present in many organizations today. According to a recent American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) survey, only 14% of participants feel that their organizations have competent leaders in the pipeline. So while an organization may have a number of star performers, the question looms as to how many can be developed into senior leaders, and how quickly that development can happen. You will learn:

  • How to assess and articulate current organizational capabilities and future organizational requirements.
  • How to set or reset key organizational leadership competencies. 
  • Approaches for assessing current leaders. 
  • Approaches for analyzing and aligning business strategy (current and future), organizational capabilities and talent requirements.
  • Effective ways to communicate an executive succession plan.  
  • New tools for succession planning management including assessment protocols.
Out of Office The Rise of the Remote Worker
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Heather Kinzie, SHRM-SCP, Partner, The Strive Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn the benefits of jumping on the remote worker bandwagon and how to support these employees to ensure optimum performance. 

Studies show that nearly half of the U.S. workforce has a job that is suitable for full or part-time remote work. What used to be a rare benefit is quickly becoming the way in which we work. This session highlights the key elements that should be addressed to maximize the performance of a team that includes remote workers. You will gain a thorough understanding of challenges affecting communication, engagement and productivity and will learn a variety of ways to mitigate and/or solve these problems. At the end of this concurrent session, you will be able to: 

  • Analyze which positions are “ripe” for telecommuting and/or remote work.
  • Identify pitfalls and/or challenges regarding performance and productivity.
  • Identify management actions that either solve the performance/productivity problems and/or mitigate them enough to continue the arrangement.
  • Identify various technological tools and solutions that not only help manage the remote worker but help amplify their engagement and performance.
Employee Wellness Reality Check: Most of What You’ve Been Sold Doesn’t Work, So What DOES?
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Rosie Ward , Founding partner , Salveo Partners, LLC
Workplace Application:
This session will critically examine wellness efforts to stop wasting time and resources and learn how to more effectively support employee wellbeing. 

Employee wellness has boomed – off of really bad data. Much of what is being sold to employers is not supported by good science. And something needs to be done. It's time to move beyond empty promises, funny math, and outdated programs that waste time and money. This session will reveal the realities of what is and isn't real with employee wellness, why wellbeing matters, and how to effectively foster it in a way that is sustainable. You will learn how to:

  • Identify the realities and “stuckness” of traditional employee wellness programs.
  • What actually contributes to health care costs.
  • The critical link of organizational effectiveness with employee wellbeing.
  • Define a seven-step blueprint that supports thriving wellbeing while also enhancing organizational performance.
Influence Emotion to Motivate Action: Communication Techniques to Engage Any Audience
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
G. Riley Mills, Co-founder & COO, Pinnacle Performance Company
Workplace Application:
The session will help you to effectively communicate with your stakeholders. 

Your success hinges on your ability to effectively communicate. From delivering critical information to stakeholders and providing constructive feedback to employees, to facilitating knowledge transfer and crafting clear messages, communication skills are critical for every leader. You will learn to captivate, engage, and influence behaviors and reactions to achieve desired. This session will show you:

  • The secret technique global leaders and professional performers have used for centuries to deliver clear, effective and persuasive communication. 
  • How to influence behavior and achieve desired outcomes by first understanding your audience's perspective. 
  • The power of aligning your voice and body language to clearly communicate your messages. 
  • A universal, three-step process for influential communication to help improve how you deliver feedback, lead efficient meetings and/or deliver critical information.
Once Upon a Time There Was a Mountain of Paper
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Bobby Zaepfel, Records and customer service coordinator, James Madison University
Workplace Application:
This session will cover the importance of a strategic and analytical approach to electronic records management, paper removal, sensitive data and electronic shredding. 

This is a timely example of how an HR department with good intentions failed to strategically map out this migration process. By sharing James Madison University’s story perhaps other HR departments will think about how they are currently storing their records, their record management processes and moving forward how they will adapt to technology and the movement towards a paperless society. This session will allow you a firsthand look at the intricacies of a project this size and examine critical issues including records retention, retention schedules and sensitive documents and data. You will learn:

  • How James Madison University tackled the problem of duplicate records (electronic and paper.) 
  • The importance of a strategic and analytical approach to electronic records management.
  • A systematic approach to paper removal – identification, destruction, compliance and work flows
  • Strategies for dealing with sensitive data (FMLA, WC, STD, LTD, ADA, HIPPA and OSHA.)
The Three Influential Roles of HR When It Comes to Strategy
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Michael Wilkinson, Managing director, Leadership Strategies
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to confidently discuss and develop strategic planning with other leaders and model best practices across your organization. 

Repeated from Monday at 2:00 p.m.

For HR leaders to gain buy-in from senior executives, we must be able to confidently speak and understand strategy. Our unique position allows us three pivotal roles to facilitate change and influence strategic thinking and execution at the enterprise level. This session will help you identify essential components of your organization's strategy, including the critical difference between mission versus vision, goals versus objectives, values versus guiding principles, and critical success factors versus strategies. This session will cover:

  • HR's three influential roles in carrying out strategy.
  • 10 commonly-faced pitfalls of strategy planning.
  • How to apply a strategic planning framework to solve both business and HR issues.