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06/27/2020

Communicating Effectively with Your C-suite to Turn Ideas into Reality
06/27/2020 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Brad M. Holst, Principle and Executive Director, Innovation and Communication Strategy, Mandel Communications
Presenter:
Kelly Reeves, Vice President, Global Training Services and Executive Communications Coach, Mandel Communications
Workplace Application:
Executives have little time available and short attention spans. Communicating effectively with executives requires concise, focused, effective storytelling skills. 

The capability to influence executives is a must-have skill for HR leaders who want to shape their world and unlock the potential in the workforces they serve. Even the best transformational ideas fail if they aren’t presented effectively to key leaders and stakeholders. This interactive professional development session fundamentally changes how you communicate when there is a need to be heard and to influence action when sharing ideas, recommendations, and points of view. In this working session, you will learn and apply a globally proven, easy-to-use communication framework that enables you to deeply yet quickly think through a compelling rationale for what you need to say and why. This story-driven approach empowers you to succinctly connect the value in your ideas to the issues that decision-makers care about in about two minutes or less.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how business executives prefer to receive recommendations and ideas.
  • Learn how to prepare for the unique challenges of communicating HR recommendations to executives in high-stakes situations.
  • Gain executive and stakeholder buy-in by applying an intuitive, globally proven communication tool
  • Think and then speak with greater ease, clarity, credibility, and impact.
  • Influence business executives to make better talent decisions and focus on the right things.
Senior Leadership Program | Investing in People With Data-Driven Solutions**
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/29/2020 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

In this program, senior-level HR professionals will learn to assess the financial impacts of strategically-focused HR initiatives in areas such as staffing, training, employee health and wellness, attitudes and engagement, and work-life programs. Participants will explore strategies for communicating data-driven findings to executives and senior-level peers and encourage people investments that lead to better organizational outcomes.

Program Agenda

Saturday, June 27th:

8:30-9:45: Intro, workshop overview; Making HR Measurement Strategic
9:45-10:00: Break
10:00 -11:15: Analytical Foundations of HR Measurement
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:45: Talent Management as a Source of Competitive Advantage
12:45-2:00: Lunch
2:00-3:15: The Hidden Cost of Absenteeism
3:15-3:30: Break
3:30-5:00: The High Cost of Employee Separations

Sunday, June 28th:

8:30 - 9:45: Employee Health, Wellness, and Welfare
9:45-10:00: Break
10:00 -11:15: Employee Attitudes and Engagement
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: Financial Effects of Work-Life Programs
12:30-1:30: Lunch

Monday, June 29th:

10:00-11:15: The Payoff from Staffing Programs
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: The Payoff from Training and Development Programs; Summary and Conclusions
12:30-1:30 Lunch

**Your registration fee includes a copy of Investing in People (3rd ed., 2019).

Presenters

Wayne Cascio, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, and Alexis Fink, Vice President, People Analytics and Workforce Strategy at Facebook

Wayne is the co-author of Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives, Third Edition.

Senior Leadership Program | Powerful Leaders: Transform Your Personal Brand and Executive Presence**
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/29/2020 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.


Program Overview

You are a powerful leader, and you know it. But top management continuously overlook you. Strong leadership competencies are critical, but every determined professional must possess poise, executive presence, and confidence. Leaders with a focus on the C-Suite or an executive role must also become the respected strategic resource. This requires a deliberately developed personal brand that has been carefully crafted to communicate who you are, what you have, and the value you bring to the organization. How you package, position and promote yourself is critical to your success. This senior leadership program is built for the sole purpose of taking you step-by-step through a proven process to transform your brand and elevate your career!

Presenter

S. Renee Smith, CPC, President of S Renee Smith (SRS) Productions, Inc.

Website: https://srenee.com/

**Your registration fee includes copies of two of S. Renee Smith's books, 5 Steps to Assertiveness and The Bridge To Your Brand.

Senior Leadership Program | Presented by Cornell University Faculty - Bold HR: Leading Through Influence*
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/29/2020 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Target Audience:  the program is intended to provide critical learning for HR Leaders who currently or aspire to support senior leaders and their leadership teams. Ideally, the participants are at a level where the leadership team has responsibilities for running an organization, business unit (e.g., division, product line, region), or larger business function (e.g., sales, supply chain, finance).  The key differentiator is that the participants sit on and support a leadership team.  HR specialists who frequently interact with and support line leaders may also be a fit for the program. 

Presenters

Chris and Brad to Professors from the Cornell Center for Advanced HR Studies (CAHRS).

Program Objectives

The goal of the program is to help HR leaders develop knowledge and practice applying skills related to the emotional intelligence side of HR leadership.  In particular, we focus on helping leaders to develop acumen on the topics of courage, providing coaching to senior leaders on talent issues that impact senior leadership team capabilities, understanding senior leadership team dynamics  and supporting high performance teams, and managing and influencing organizational politics. Whereas other programs focus on enhancing HR functional knowledge or HR strategy, this program is intended to help HR leaders build out their capabilities tied to the coaching and advisory part of the role as HR leaders in a leadership team. 

Program Agenda

Saturday, June 27th:

8:30- Noon: Introduction and overview of the Program

Review of the Role of HR Leaders and Underlying Competencies

Importance of Courage
• What is courage?
• Courage and purpose
• Cases on courage

Relationships and Influence as an HR Leader

1:00-5:00: Role of HR leader as Talent Architect

Spotting high potential talent
• Talent assessment
• Talent conversations and planning

Developing high potential talent
• Developing talent through experiences
• Responding to derailment

 

Sunday, June 28th:

8:30 - 1:30: Senior Leadership and Agile Teams

Senior leadership teams
• How are they different than other teams
• Common problems
• Starting up and coaching senior leadership teams

Agile teams
• Structuring and supporting agile teams
• Case exercise on agile teams

 

Monday, June 29th:

10:00-1:30: Role of HR Leader in Managing Organizational Politics

Organizational politics
• What are politics
• Dynamics behind politics
• Case exercise on managing politics

 

Preparing to Lead: Critical Project Management Skills for the HR Professional
06/27/2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

| Competencies: Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
Learn to manage any size project with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-implement tools for success. 

You have the unique opportunity to spearhead projects that can directly impact your company's bottom line (from global outsourcing to workplace analytics to companywide change management initiatives), and managing those projects can be challenging particulary when projects span multiple divisions, time zones and countries. To lead, your project management skills must be at their peak and at the ready. This interactive workshop prepares you for success with in-depth, step-by-step instructions and tools for managing and executing projects big or small, delivering results, and meeting budget and schedule deadlines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Essentials of project management: in-depth analysis of pre-project planning; identifying goals, deliverables and requirements; creating a work breakdown structure (illustrating what needs to be accomplished, in what order and when); developing comprehensive time and cost estimates that fit within your organization's financial objectives; targeting messages to influence and gain support of key stakeholders.
  • Defining deliverables in financial terms that senior leaders care about—and will pay attention to.
  • Developing metrics to determine the best employees (in terms of organizing and inventory skills, knowledge, personality and previous experience) for your project team to meet its defined goals.
  • Conducting comprehensive analysis (risk probability versus impact) to predict the likeliest causes for project derailment and delays, then planning for and overcoming those challenges.
  • Easy-to-implement project planning and management tools: gap and SWOT analyses; fishbone/cause-and-effect diagrams; goal breakdown structure diagram; RACI matrix; and Gantt charts.
  • Organizing and tracking software tools: Microsoft Project and/or Excel; mind-mapping software; SharePoint; Smartsheet; and Basecamp.
The Transformation Challenge: The Six Steps to Planning and Execution
06/27/2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

| Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Rob Shallenberger, CEO, Becoming Your Best Global Leadership
Workplace Application:
Throughout the world, countless individuals and organizations are stuck with problems and issues they don't know how to solve. This workshop will enable you to reshape your process for approaching issues and challenges by shifting the focus to the vision and coming out with a clear path and accountability for action. 

The Transformation Challenge helps an individual or team navigate change and solve their biggest problems using our proprietary Six-Step Process to planning and execution. It creates a common language and process to address any issue, saving significant time and money while fostering imagination and collaboration. During this power-packed workshop, you will take the Transformation Challenge and do the following:

  1. Choose a specific problem or challenge in your personal life or business.
  2. Use the proprietary Six-Step Process to solve the problem or opportunity. Rob Shallenberger will be there to personally coach you as necessary. 
  3. In groups of three to four, "Red Team" your plan. This "Red Team" experience will be one you will talk about for years to come.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover a powerful process to reduce stress and increase productivity.
  • Learn to navigate and manage change and disruption in your organization and personal life.
  • Use the proprietary Six-Step Process to flawlessly execute at the highest level.
  • Apply and learn a process to solve your biggest issues and problems.

Each attendee will receive a copy of The Transformation Challenge: The Six Steps to Planning and Execution.

06/28/2020

Senior Leadership Program | Investing in People With Data-Driven Solutions**
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/29/2020 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

In this program, senior-level HR professionals will learn to assess the financial impacts of strategically-focused HR initiatives in areas such as staffing, training, employee health and wellness, attitudes and engagement, and work-life programs. Participants will explore strategies for communicating data-driven findings to executives and senior-level peers and encourage people investments that lead to better organizational outcomes.

Program Agenda

Saturday, June 27th:

8:30-9:45: Intro, workshop overview; Making HR Measurement Strategic
9:45-10:00: Break
10:00 -11:15: Analytical Foundations of HR Measurement
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:45: Talent Management as a Source of Competitive Advantage
12:45-2:00: Lunch
2:00-3:15: The Hidden Cost of Absenteeism
3:15-3:30: Break
3:30-5:00: The High Cost of Employee Separations

Sunday, June 28th:

8:30 - 9:45: Employee Health, Wellness, and Welfare
9:45-10:00: Break
10:00 -11:15: Employee Attitudes and Engagement
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: Financial Effects of Work-Life Programs
12:30-1:30: Lunch

Monday, June 29th:

10:00-11:15: The Payoff from Staffing Programs
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: The Payoff from Training and Development Programs; Summary and Conclusions
12:30-1:30 Lunch

**Your registration fee includes a copy of Investing in People (3rd ed., 2019).

Presenters

Wayne Cascio, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, and Alexis Fink, Vice President, People Analytics and Workforce Strategy at Facebook

Wayne is the co-author of Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives, Third Edition.

Senior Leadership Program | Powerful Leaders: Transform Your Personal Brand and Executive Presence**
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/29/2020 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.


Program Overview

You are a powerful leader, and you know it. But top management continuously overlook you. Strong leadership competencies are critical, but every determined professional must possess poise, executive presence, and confidence. Leaders with a focus on the C-Suite or an executive role must also become the respected strategic resource. This requires a deliberately developed personal brand that has been carefully crafted to communicate who you are, what you have, and the value you bring to the organization. How you package, position and promote yourself is critical to your success. This senior leadership program is built for the sole purpose of taking you step-by-step through a proven process to transform your brand and elevate your career!

Presenter

S. Renee Smith, CPC, President of S Renee Smith (SRS) Productions, Inc.

Website: https://srenee.com/

**Your registration fee includes copies of two of S. Renee Smith's books, 5 Steps to Assertiveness and The Bridge To Your Brand.

Senior Leadership Program | Presented by Cornell University Faculty - Bold HR: Leading Through Influence*
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/29/2020 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Target Audience:  the program is intended to provide critical learning for HR Leaders who currently or aspire to support senior leaders and their leadership teams. Ideally, the participants are at a level where the leadership team has responsibilities for running an organization, business unit (e.g., division, product line, region), or larger business function (e.g., sales, supply chain, finance).  The key differentiator is that the participants sit on and support a leadership team.  HR specialists who frequently interact with and support line leaders may also be a fit for the program. 

Presenters

Chris and Brad to Professors from the Cornell Center for Advanced HR Studies (CAHRS).

Program Objectives

The goal of the program is to help HR leaders develop knowledge and practice applying skills related to the emotional intelligence side of HR leadership.  In particular, we focus on helping leaders to develop acumen on the topics of courage, providing coaching to senior leaders on talent issues that impact senior leadership team capabilities, understanding senior leadership team dynamics  and supporting high performance teams, and managing and influencing organizational politics. Whereas other programs focus on enhancing HR functional knowledge or HR strategy, this program is intended to help HR leaders build out their capabilities tied to the coaching and advisory part of the role as HR leaders in a leadership team. 

Program Agenda

Saturday, June 27th:

8:30- Noon: Introduction and overview of the Program

Review of the Role of HR Leaders and Underlying Competencies

Importance of Courage
• What is courage?
• Courage and purpose
• Cases on courage

Relationships and Influence as an HR Leader

1:00-5:00: Role of HR leader as Talent Architect

Spotting high potential talent
• Talent assessment
• Talent conversations and planning

Developing high potential talent
• Developing talent through experiences
• Responding to derailment

 

Sunday, June 28th:

8:30 - 1:30: Senior Leadership and Agile Teams

Senior leadership teams
• How are they different than other teams
• Common problems
• Starting up and coaching senior leadership teams

Agile teams
• Structuring and supporting agile teams
• Case exercise on agile teams

 

Monday, June 29th:

10:00-1:30: Role of HR Leader in Managing Organizational Politics

Organizational politics
• What are politics
• Dynamics behind politics
• Case exercise on managing politics

 

Future Skills: Critical Thinking for HR
06/28/2020 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Karl James Ahlrichs, Senior Consultant, Gregory and Appel
Workplace Application:
Learn to become a better critical thinker and decision-maker. 

No skill is more important in business today than the ability to understand, analyze and act on information effectively and responsibly. HR professionals who are savvy, sharp critical thinkers can cut through ambiguity and information overload to quickly zero in on what really matters. Yet years of leadership experience do not automatically provide critical thinking skills. Something more than pure experience must be necessary, since even highly experienced business leaders sometimes make badly considered decisions that damage themselves and their organizations. This workshop covers cognitive techniques and critical-thinking tools to enhance decision-making under pressure and strengthen your impact. We'll use real-life examples to examine why incompetence, bad character or low intelligence generally aren't to blame when leaders and organizations blunder.

Learning Objectives:

  • Critical thinking theory and practice, with case studies focused on HR decision making.
  • Group dynamics that apply to HR issues.
  • Methods that work in group environments that you can apply to your organization.
Leadership Skills for the Senior HR Professional: Mastering the Art of Negotiation
06/28/2020 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
Learn how to effectively negotiate with any CEO, vendor or employee through a step-by-step process that creates a win-win scenario for all parties. 

If you think negotiating skills are only for salespeople, think again—every work relationship entails some negotiation. While often linked to sales or business, negotiation actually pervades all aspects of a senior HR professional's work life. You have to negotiate to succeed in all of these situations: trying to increase your company's productivity levels; considering the expansion of product lines (and people); acquiring a competitor or being acquired; leading a team to increase employee engagement; attempting to get the best deal from your new benefits provider; and asking for your own well-deserved promotion. A successful negotiation isn't just about getting what you want at all costs. Rather, it's about engaging in a discussion to listen, learn and understand the other party’s goals and objectives, then finding a win-win scenario in which everyone benefits. This workshop takes the mystery out of negotiation by showing you how to create a step-by-step process whereby that can happen.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the eight critical pre-negotiation success factors from both sides’ perspectives: goals, trade-offs, alternatives, relationships, expected outcomes and consequences, balance of power, and win-win solutions.
  • Develop confidence and keep your emotions in check during a negotiation, even if the other side gets personal or nasty.
  • Set the stage for success and stay on track when parties start to filibuster.
  • Prepare to take the lead with practice negotiations.
  • Learn how and when to use five negotiation styles: avoid, accommodate, force, compromise and collaborate.
Leading Change: Critical Skills for HR Professionals' Careers and Organizations
06/28/2020 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Barbara Anne Trautlein, Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
Workplace Application:
Emerge with new insights and actionable strategies to make a meaningful, positive impact to shape the future for your careers and organizations. 

The failure rate of major organizational change is shockingly high: 70% or more! Considering a large portion of that statistic is due to "people issues," organizations around the world in this time of massive disruption across industries desperately need the unique and valuable perspective that only HR can bring to the table. The percentage of organizations that equip their people to lead change (not just manage change or cope with change) is shockingly low. Effectiveness in the HR role hinges upon contributing to successful change. In this highly interactive workshop, based on neuroscience and psychology, you will diagnose your style of leading change and obtain actionable coaching to develop this critical competency, which will bolster your ability to overcome resistance to new ways of working and partner with key stakeholders in the change process. The correlation between agile cultures and agile leaders is clear and compelling. By learning to lead change, which includes developing change leadership capacity in your organization, you are poised to make a strategic, bottom-line impact. You will walk away with both actionable tactics to influence change more effectively yourself as well as real-world strategies to develop this capability in the leaders, teams and organizations you serve.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to lead change and engage stakeholders up, down and across your workplace to increase your influence and impact for your organization, team and career. 
  • Diagnose one's own change leader style (strengths, blind spots and developmental tactics) as well as how to assess and enhance one's organization's approach to building change leadership capability.
  • Reframe resistance to change from enemy to ally and explore how to leverage resistance as a powerful source of information to adapt one's influence style to build relationships that get results.
  • Discover how to engage the heart, enlighten the head and equip the hands to get people moving in positive new directions so change sticks.
  • Emerge as a more competent and confident—and less stressed and frustrated—leader of change.
The Socially Awkward Person’s Guide to Networking: How to Connect When Traditional Networking Is Not Working for You
06/28/2020 11:20 AM - 11:38 AM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: Relationship Management
Presenter:
Gregory Tall, Learning Experience Designer, The Gregory Tall Company, Inc.

Let's be honest, professional networking often is kind of...awkward. What's appealing about walking into a room full of strangers and repeatedly answering the same three questions about yourself for the next hour? If you get anxious just thinking about the crowded spaces, superficial banter and business card swapping, join Gregory Tall, a confessed awkward person) for an interactive experience that will humanize the practice of meeting people for the first time. Together, we'll try some atypical approaches to starting meaningful conversations and making authentic connections. Come prepared to meet new people and have fun doing it—even if you too are an awkward person.

10 Things Managers Need to Know
06/28/2020 12:00 PM - 12:18 PM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Karlyn Borysenko , Principal, Zen Workplace

We've all heard the saying "You don't quit your organization—you quit your boss." If you want your people to do their best work, you have to provide them a work experience that will support their success. There is a science to being a great boss that starts with human psychology. This session explores 10 things every manager needs to know about driving productivity and setting their team up to do their best work on a psychological level.

Why Failing Doesn't Suck: How to Encourage Face-Palm Moments
06/28/2020 12:50 PM - 01:08 PM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: Business Acumen
Presenter:
Chris Dyer, Speaker and consultant, author and CEO , PeopleG2

Mistakes, failures, errors, blunders and mishaps. Are you feeling uncomfortable yet? No one is perfect, but we all hope for a perfect performance at work. Guess what? It's not going to happen! This session shows how constantly trying to avoid mistakes can be even more detrimental than the occasional slip-up. With today's changing business landscape, innovation is everything. But to drive innovation, employees can't be paralyzed by self-doubt or the fear of failure.    Chris Dyer will show how accepting (and expecting) to fail from wrong decisions or poor outcomes is actually a hallmark of good culture. You will learn how to make more room for creativity and healthy risk taking when it matters most. Making mistakes doesn't have to be painful. From minor errors to epic failures, come learn how your face-palm moments can lead to colossal business success.

 

HR on Purpose!! Five Ways to Own, Lead and Integrate HR Throughout Your Organization
06/28/2020 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Business Acumen, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Board Member, Vice President of Human Resources, LaRosas, Inc.
Workplace Application:
Deliberate, conscious HR practice supports organizational goals and delivers positive, constructive culture. 

HR is a critical function in organizations and is a fantastic profession !! Too often we sell ourselves short versus leveraging the value and strength we bring each day. This session shows practitioners tangible ways to own their role in their company, effective ways to integrate across departments, and how to build and sustain the human factor in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Owning HR—HR is at a crossroads where we need to own who we are and what we bring to organizations. We are not a support function. We are a leadership/development arm of the company.
  • The Human Factor—HR has the ability to personalize and practice HR at the individual level. Done well this leads to building an organization filled with people who truly perform in their roles. This is much more than putting the "H" in HR. It's allowing people to bring their best to their role every day.
  • The Power of Context—Giving employees context around why we have parameters and processes is a shift from the traditional organization. HR can affect the company from a behavioral perspective, which is sustainable on a long-term basis.
  • Development Not Measurement—HR must develop employees from the C-suite to management to front-line supervision. This takes a complete break from how companies currently approach employees. There is an intentional method that breaks through and leverages the strengths of our people.
  • Approach Is Key—HR has the responsibility to model the behavior it wants to see in others. It's not good enough to design programs; performance must be visible and consistent. HR sets the standard and direction of culture strategically across the organization.

06/29/2020

Senior Leadership Program | Investing in People With Data-Driven Solutions**
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/29/2020 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

In this program, senior-level HR professionals will learn to assess the financial impacts of strategically-focused HR initiatives in areas such as staffing, training, employee health and wellness, attitudes and engagement, and work-life programs. Participants will explore strategies for communicating data-driven findings to executives and senior-level peers and encourage people investments that lead to better organizational outcomes.

Program Agenda

Saturday, June 27th:

8:30-9:45: Intro, workshop overview; Making HR Measurement Strategic
9:45-10:00: Break
10:00 -11:15: Analytical Foundations of HR Measurement
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:45: Talent Management as a Source of Competitive Advantage
12:45-2:00: Lunch
2:00-3:15: The Hidden Cost of Absenteeism
3:15-3:30: Break
3:30-5:00: The High Cost of Employee Separations

Sunday, June 28th:

8:30 - 9:45: Employee Health, Wellness, and Welfare
9:45-10:00: Break
10:00 -11:15: Employee Attitudes and Engagement
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: Financial Effects of Work-Life Programs
12:30-1:30: Lunch

Monday, June 29th:

10:00-11:15: The Payoff from Staffing Programs
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: The Payoff from Training and Development Programs; Summary and Conclusions
12:30-1:30 Lunch

**Your registration fee includes a copy of Investing in People (3rd ed., 2019).

Presenters

Wayne Cascio, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, and Alexis Fink, Vice President, People Analytics and Workforce Strategy at Facebook

Wayne is the co-author of Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives, Third Edition.

Senior Leadership Program | Powerful Leaders: Transform Your Personal Brand and Executive Presence**
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/29/2020 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.


Program Overview

You are a powerful leader, and you know it. But top management continuously overlook you. Strong leadership competencies are critical, but every determined professional must possess poise, executive presence, and confidence. Leaders with a focus on the C-Suite or an executive role must also become the respected strategic resource. This requires a deliberately developed personal brand that has been carefully crafted to communicate who you are, what you have, and the value you bring to the organization. How you package, position and promote yourself is critical to your success. This senior leadership program is built for the sole purpose of taking you step-by-step through a proven process to transform your brand and elevate your career!

Presenter

S. Renee Smith, CPC, President of S Renee Smith (SRS) Productions, Inc.

Website: https://srenee.com/

**Your registration fee includes copies of two of S. Renee Smith's books, 5 Steps to Assertiveness and The Bridge To Your Brand.

Senior Leadership Program | Presented by Cornell University Faculty - Bold HR: Leading Through Influence*
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/29/2020 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Senior-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Target Audience:  the program is intended to provide critical learning for HR Leaders who currently or aspire to support senior leaders and their leadership teams. Ideally, the participants are at a level where the leadership team has responsibilities for running an organization, business unit (e.g., division, product line, region), or larger business function (e.g., sales, supply chain, finance).  The key differentiator is that the participants sit on and support a leadership team.  HR specialists who frequently interact with and support line leaders may also be a fit for the program. 

Presenters

Chris and Brad to Professors from the Cornell Center for Advanced HR Studies (CAHRS).

Program Objectives

The goal of the program is to help HR leaders develop knowledge and practice applying skills related to the emotional intelligence side of HR leadership.  In particular, we focus on helping leaders to develop acumen on the topics of courage, providing coaching to senior leaders on talent issues that impact senior leadership team capabilities, understanding senior leadership team dynamics  and supporting high performance teams, and managing and influencing organizational politics. Whereas other programs focus on enhancing HR functional knowledge or HR strategy, this program is intended to help HR leaders build out their capabilities tied to the coaching and advisory part of the role as HR leaders in a leadership team. 

Program Agenda

Saturday, June 27th:

8:30- Noon: Introduction and overview of the Program

Review of the Role of HR Leaders and Underlying Competencies

Importance of Courage
• What is courage?
• Courage and purpose
• Cases on courage

Relationships and Influence as an HR Leader

1:00-5:00: Role of HR leader as Talent Architect

Spotting high potential talent
• Talent assessment
• Talent conversations and planning

Developing high potential talent
• Developing talent through experiences
• Responding to derailment

 

Sunday, June 28th:

8:30 - 1:30: Senior Leadership and Agile Teams

Senior leadership teams
• How are they different than other teams
• Common problems
• Starting up and coaching senior leadership teams

Agile teams
• Structuring and supporting agile teams
• Case exercise on agile teams

 

Monday, June 29th:

10:00-1:30: Role of HR Leader in Managing Organizational Politics

Organizational politics
• What are politics
• Dynamics behind politics
• Case exercise on managing politics

 

Defining and Communicating Your Personal Brand to Help Your Career and Your Organization Grow
06/29/2020 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM |
Type: Mega Session

Presenter:
Jennifer McClure, President, Unbridled Talent, LLC
Workplace Application:
Your personal brand is the foundation of trusting relationships, leading to personal and organizational success. 

The concept of personal branding may seem like a catchphrase being thrown around by authors and self-help gurus, however the concept isn't new. You already have a personal brand - whether you know it or not. Your personal brand is more than your reputation. It's a value proposition that helps companies evaluate whether or not to recruit, hire, develop and retain you - and also whether or not people want to work with you, or at your company. Your personal brand is an important aspect of your career, and impacts everything from future career aspirations to your existing compensation opportunities. Once you understand what drives you, as well as the qualities and skill-sets that are unique to you, you can effectively manage your brand and communicate your best attributes to the constituencies that matter.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what is included in your personal brand, what isn't, and why it matters.
  • Discover how personal branding relates to managing and growing your career.
  • Create your own personal brand statement, and understand how to use it.
  • Incorporate your "whole self" into your personal brand to create personal and professional opportunities.
  • Develop an Action Plan for effectively communicating and promoting your personal brand.
Ten Tips That Will Get Employees to Read What You Write
06/29/2020 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM |

| Competencies: Communication, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Robert Bogue, President, Thor Projects
Presenter:
Terri Bogue, Chief Operations Officer, Thor Projects
Workplace Application:
Stop repeating yourself and get people to want to hear what you have to say through better writing skills. 

You're constantly reminding, nudging, and nagging employees to do the things that you need them to do or stop doing things you need them to stop. You're exhausted from the questions you've explained in your email. Imagine a world where employees want to hear everything you have to say. How can you change the pattern and get them to want to read what you've written? In this fast-paced session, we'll cover ten things you can do to get others to read what you write. You don't need to do all ten all the time, but just a few subtle shifts can increase your response rate, save time, and improve everyone's attitude. In this session, you'll get a chance to practice your new skills through interactive writing exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify reasons why employees don't read communications.
  • Evaluate gaps in communications channels and expectations.
  • Develop specific writing skills to improve communication.
The Sound of Silence: Innovative Listening Strategies in 5 Critical HR Situations
06/29/2020 10:10 AM - 10:28 AM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: Communication, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Lisa D. Murfield, SHRM-SCP, HR Manager , Hill Ward Henderson
Presenter:
Loren Murfield, CEO and President, Murfield International, Inc.

Listening shapes our world and theirs. Today's world demands that we employ innovative listening strategies to do what we have never done before.  This session discusses how the latest neuroscience developments help us listen more effectively, develop engaged employees, and create cutting-edge cultures. Many of the conflicts and failures in organizations can be tied directly to someone not hearing, understanding or comprehending a message as it was designed. We all have the power to shape the best world of work when we employ innovative listening strategies. HR professionals will target the five most critical situations to increase performance, production and profits and to help avoid unnecessary office drama.

Radical Transparency Starts Right Here, With You!
06/29/2020 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Erika Lance, Senior Vice President of People Operations, KnowBe4 Inc.
Workplace Application:
With a radical approach, anyone can use transparency to build trust, foster communication and strengthen culture. 

Radical transparency may sound frightening, but it’s the quickest way to a positive, collaborative culture. This workshop teaches the importance of transparency at all levels of an organization, starting from the top. By trusting your employees enough to be open and honest with them, you will earn their trust and loyalty. Many leaders may be skeptical of this approach, but we will break through that doubt. The early stages of transparency are the most uncomfortable, but the benefits to the workplace are far too important to let that stop you.

Learning Objectives:

  • As a senior leader, learn the importance of radical transparency/honesty in the workplace and how to champion transparency by example.
  • Learn the benefits of requiring 'transparency training' for all senior leaders.
  • Practice using tools to encourage communication, such as AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions, one-on-ones, and CEO/senior executive lead morning meetings.
  • Learn about the tools you can use to replace the archaic system of annual performance reviews, such as frequent one-on-ones.
  • Practice drills to teach you how to directly apply radical transparency/honesty during one-on-one meetings.
How to Increase SHRM Certification Exam-Day Confidence
06/29/2020 10:40 AM - 11:08 AM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise
Presenter:
Elizabeth Moore, SHRM-SCP , Vice President, Development , Holmes Corporation

Your path to certification requires motivation, discipline and support.  Find out how the SHRM Learning System creates a personal plan to build confidence and pass the SHRM certification exam.

Workforce 2030: Are You Ready?
06/29/2020 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
Effective HR leadership isn’t just about meeting today’s needs – the best HR leaders are focused on the decade ahead. 

In today's fierce global economy, your company's workforce can be the secret weapon to gain a competitive advantage. To do that, though, requires the senior HR executive to make decisions today to ensure the workforce is ready for the new world order. Do you know what it takes to get your workforce prepared for your company's 2030 strategic objectives? Are you able to convince your C-suite what needs to be done now? If not, this is the session for you.   According to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, approximately 50% of current work activities are technically automatable through currently demonstrated technologies. By 2030, as many as 400-800 million positions could potentially be displaced by adoption of automation. In addition, higher cognitive skills will be required of the everyday worker including quantitative and statistical skills, critical thinking and complex information processing.  This is HR's moment to garner that seat at the C-suite table!

Learning Objectives:

  • The make-up of the 2030 global workforce and the impact on your current employee base.
  • Using gap, SWOT and fishbone analyses to determine where your company and employee base is in terms of their 2030 readiness.
  • How to ensure your company is a part of the 250-280 million new jobs created globally in the next decade.
  • Leading the charge for embracing new technologies including AI and other agile systems to increase the employee and customer experience.
  • How to shift managers to a performance model that empowers individuals to acquire valuable experiences, explore new roles, and continually reinvent themselves.
  • Creating an agile HR team where proactive (versus reactive) is the new norm to meet the expectations of the 2030 workforce.
Strengthening Emotional Resilience to Avoid Professional Burnout
06/29/2020 02:30 PM - 02:48 PM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: Business Acumen
Presenter:
Patricia Morgan, Course Instructor – College of Business , Western Governors University
Presenter:
Nikki Harrington, HR Program Mentor – College of Business , Western Governors University

Many HR professionals take on the weight of the issues their employees are facing, leading to burnout, turnover and stressful work environments. Increasingly, HR is asked to wear more and more hats within the organization, and the workload can oftentimes be daunting. How do you avoid letting the stress wear you down? Strengthening your emotional resilience to better handle stressful and difficult situations is one way we can contribute to a positive, thriving organizational culture. This session examines methods for strengthening emotional resilience and how you can incorporate those tactics into your own professional approach as well as provide advice to your workforce.

Live the Life You Love: Put Yourself First Without Feeling Guilt and Shame
06/29/2020 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM |

| Competencies: Communication, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Kara Adams, Author and Speaker, Hidden Treasure
Workplace Application:
Loving yourself is the foundation to making your life what you want it to be. 

Does your life feel completely out of control? Or are you living a life full of joy, meaning, purpose and radical self-love? Speaker, author, coach and cancer survivor Kara Adams shows you how to step into your true identity as a glorious, empowered, magnificent being. "Don't let stories from your past keep you in the background and prevent you from achieving your goals and living a life you love." Whether you're facing a huge life challenge or just want to bring more joy, happiness and healing into your life, Kara shows you how to unlock the "Hidden Treasure" that lies within you.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize your eruptions: The events that have changed your life or have changed how you see yourself.
  • Replace your rocks: Look at the words you use to describe yourself and replace them with words of hope and encouragement.
  • Find support: Find SAFE people in your life that will feed light into you and support you when you can't support yourself.
  • Do the work: Change is not easy and doesn't come naturally. Anything worth having takes work.
  • Polish: Appreciate where you have come from, celebrate the small achievements on the road to your Big Hairy Audacious Goals.

06/30/2020

Unstoppable Teams: The 4 Essential Actions of High-Performance Leadership
06/30/2020 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Alden M. Mills, Executive Coach, CEO, Navy SEAL, Leadership Speaker, Alden Mills LLC
Workplace Application:
Without a focused, knowledgeable leader, a team is just a random collection of humans. 

Teams exist for one reason--which is to achieve results one person cannot achieve alone. Teams come together for a moment, for a project, or indefinitely. They come together formally or informally, by mandate or through organizational hierarchy. They consist of like minds, or combative ones. The situation is rarely perfect.  How is a leader supposed to step up and set the team’s direction?  How does an effective leader help the team find ways to value the hurdles along the way?  How can a leader shape the team and make it unstoppable? Alden Mills helps you to tap into the power of our human spirit and inspires us to go well beyond our perceived limits and help others to create their best-ever outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the 5As (Aspire, Assume, Assess, Assure, Appreciate).
  • Adapt CARE-based practices (Connect, Achieve, Respect, Empower.)
  • Recharge, through inspiring stories that speak to the head as well as the heart.
  • Learn how to teach others to build unstoppable teams.
Brave Relationship Building: The Real Benefits of Building Meaningful Connections in and Out of the Workplace
06/30/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM |
Type: Mega Session

Presenter:
Carol Schulte, Founder and CEO, The BRAV Institute
Workplace Application:
Effective communication is the cornerstone of strong relationships, and courage is the essential ingredient to effective communication. 

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your communication. Perhaps a bit of a bold statement, and yet it's true. Effective communication leaders is no longer a beneficial skill, it's an essential one. In this session, you will learn how to both demonstrate and demand respect, regardless of your audience. You will understand how and when it pays to be assertive, and what appropriate assertiveness actually looks like. And you will uncover key techniques to ensure you are able to engage in powerful, courageous conversations across different personalities, cultures, and generations. Brave communication is not always easy, and yet it is what you need if you want to stand out and get noticed as the leader you are.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain valuable insights into your own communication habits, as well as how to leverage an understanding of all communication styles.
  • Learn how to craft your communications according to your audience and desired outcomes.
  • Discover the truths about how messages are interpreted, and how to optimize communication across various channels.
  • Understand the differences between passive, assertive, and aggressive communication, and when to utilize each.
  • Explore the key active listening techniques that will positively impact your conversations and relationships in and out of the workplace.
Influence Emotion to Motivate Action: Communication Techniques to Engage, Captivate and Persuade
06/30/2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Consultation
Presenter:
G. Riley Mills, Co-Founder & COO, Pinnacle Performance Company
Workplace Application:
"The World We Shape" happens one conversation at a time with every employee at every level of the organization every single day. Effective communication plays a critical role in the four key factors for increasing fulfillment: listening, setting expectations, showing appreciation, and empowering employees. 

Want to boost employee engagement? Cultivate a more effective management and leadership pipeline? Increase the potential for change management success? To solve today's most pressing people issues and strategies, HR/talent development professionals must address the number one skills gap, according to LinkedIn's Workplace Learning & Development Report: communication skills. A company's success depends on its employee's ability to deliver clear and concise information, from setting the vision, building consensus, and securing buy-in among internal and external stakeholders, to providing constructive feedback effectively. In this session, learn the secret communication techniques leaders and professional performers have used for centuries to influence emotion to motivate action.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to influence, persuade and motivate behavior change and action by influencing emotion.
  • How to clearly communicate your messages by aligning your voice and body language.
  • How to improve how you provide feedback, lead efficient meetings, and/or deliver critical information using a universal, three-step process for influential communication.
From In-House HR to Consultant: Practical Steps for Starting Your Own Gig
06/30/2020 11:10 AM - 11:28 AM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: Consultation, HR Expertise
Presenter:
Amanda Haddaway, SHRM-SCP, Managing Director, HR Answerbox

Going out on your own can be a scary feeling! Whether you're planning your future or you're ready to walk out the door tomorrow, this session equips you with actionable steps to make the move from in-house HR professional to independent consultant. We'll cover some tips and tricks and take a candid look at what it's like to be a solopreneur.

Earning Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP: Tips for Testing
06/30/2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM |

| Competencies: Communication, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Nancy A. Woolever, SHRM-SCP, Director, Exam Development—Certification, SHRM
Workplace Application:
Get up to speed on SHRM certification and learn helpful tips for taking the exam.  

Are you motivated and ready to take your career to the next level? Show employers that you have the HR expertise and competencies needed to drive organizational success by earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential—the only HR certification anchored in behavioral competencies and backed by SHRM’s nearly 70 years of expertise in the industry. This session benefits anyone with an interest in learning what motivates HR professionals to pursue a SHRM credential, planning to apply for a SHRM credential or already scheduled to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. This session covers the practical basics of the SHRM certification exams and provides an opportunity to test-drive your readiness by answering sample questions.

Learning Objectives:

•            Determine which exam is right for you.

•            Gain best practices for studying.

•            Get tips and tools to put you on the path to success.

Earning Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP: Tips for Testing
06/30/2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM |

Presenter:
Nancy A. Woolever, SHRM-SCP, Director, Exam Development—Certification, SHRM
Workplace Application:
Get up to speed on SHRM Certification and learn helpful tips for taking the exam. 

Are you motivated and ready to take your career to the next level? Show employers that you have the HR expertise and competencies needed to drive organizational success by earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential—the only HR certification anchored in behavioral competencies and backed by SHRM’s nearly 70 years of expertise in the industry. This session benefits anyone with an interest in learning what motivates HR professionals to pursue a SHRM credential, planning to apply for a SHRM credential, or already scheduled to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. This session covers the practical basics of the SHRM Certification exams and provides an opportunity to test-drive your readiness by answering sample questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine which exam is right for you.
  • Gain best practices for studying.
  • Get tips and tools to put you on the path to success.
It’s on Us: How Leader Intervention Shapes Workplace Culture and Drives Inclusion
06/30/2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Communication, Ethical Practice, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Elizabeth Bille, JD, SHRM-SCP, Senior Director, Harassment Prevention, EVERFI
Presenter:
Jesse Bridges, SVP, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, EVERFI
Workplace Application:
People model their behavior on their leaders – ensuring leaders can effectively intervene in situations with potential harassment, ethics or safety implications reduces risk and improves culture. 

Much has been written about the need to train our employees in bystander intervention, equipping them with the skills to speak up and take action if they see harassment, safety or ethics violations at work. HR and other organizational leaders are also witnesses to these culture failures, but often feel ill-equipped to speak up, particularly when the perpetrator is one of their colleagues, superiors or clients. In this session, we explore how HR and company leaders play a unique and critical role in shaping our workplace culture and stopping workplace misconduct, how bystander intervention skills are a fundamental leadership competency, and how leaders can overcome personal barriers and biases that may inhibit them from speaking up when they see pending harm.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of data about attitudes, misperceptions, and barriers related to bystander intervention from empirical research and surveys from nationally-implemented harassment and discrimination prevention programs.
  • Understand how leaders can mitigate the effect of their personal biases and other impediments to being an effective ally, and help stop concerning behavior at work.
  • Learn actionable steps for developing the leadership competency of bystander intervention for ourselves and the leaders with whom we work.
Communicating with Impact: How Your Body Language and Tone Drive Credibility
06/30/2020 02:30 PM - 02:48 PM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: Communication, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Buddy Bush, Executive Director of Learning and Development, JB Training Solutions

Do you wish you could press "rewind" after meetings, so you could say things differently? Do you wish you had more tools to be a better public speaker? Whether you are communicating expectations to your team or presenting results to the C-suite, speaking in front of an audience—large or small—is a daunting task. In today's fast-paced workplace, you need the ability to communicate ideas and recommendations quickly and successfully, which often means curbing those intermittent "Ums" and stepping away from the comfort of the podium. Learn eight specific tips to polish your reputation and gain credibility with any audience.

Bambi vs. Godzilla: How to Deal with Difficult People
06/30/2020 03:45 PM - 05:00 PM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Communication, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Bruce D. Christopher, Psychologist, Speaker & Humorist, Bruce Christopher Seminars
Workplace Application:
Keeping your cool and the workplace energized when confronted by challenging personalities requires understanding and coping techniques. 

Difficult people are everywhere! They can be customers, co-workers, bosses, neighbors, even spouses. This program humorously reveals the six basic difficult personality styles that are out to drain you and your organization of vital energy. You will learn what they do, why they do it, and what you can do about it! Participants will learn how to stay empowered in the face of negative, reactive and draining people - and laugh while they do it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Uncover six basic difficult personalities while discovering what they do, why they do it, and what you can do about it
  • Learn how to not react to reactive people
  • Develop strategies for empowering your communication style and moving negative behavior toward positive results
  • Understand how to increase your behavioral repertoire when confronted with a difficult person

Explore how to create an energized culture and climate in your office and organization

07/01/2020

How to Get, Keep and Rock Your HR Role as an Influential Leader
07/01/2020 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Liz Weber, President, Weber Business Services LLC
Workplace Application:
Learn how to be an influential and savvy HR professional and shape the future of your organization.  

•            Are strategic and personnel decisions made without your input?

•            Do other members of the management team treat you as an adversary instead of an adviser?

•            Do you ever wonder why your ideas are ignored when they could have tremendous, positive impact?

If you answer yes to just ONE of those questions, this session is for you! Learn how to quickly identify how to turn these frustrating situations around and become a key player within your organization's leadership team. Influential and savvy HR professionals view themselves and their roles differently. Liz Weber will share how you can build credibility, highlight your value, and become the trusted and respected strategic HR professional your organization needs.

Learning Objectives:

•            Learn what it takes to be an influential HR professional and why you might be missing out.

•            Uncover how to strategically demonstrate how smart HR strategies can drive revenue.

•            Highlight HR's value by simply saying things differently.

•            Employ the One Key Question to continually position yourself as a savvy, influential HR professional.

Tame the Turbulence! Avoid Losing It. Fly Through It.
07/01/2020 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM |

| Competencies: Communication, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Tracy Butz, CSP, Workplace Culture Expert | Best-Selling Author | Keynote Speaker , Tracy Butz, LLC
Workplace Application:
Take control of your life, and chart your course through a turbulent world. 

In this hectic and chaotic world, we constantly face turbulent circumstances and feel out of control. Many experts consider stress to be the number one health problem today. The undeniable daily demands on our time and attention can leave us feeling overworked, overwhelmed and over-committed. Buck the trend. Choose to become the pilot in your life and Tame the Turbulence by proactively preventing, reducing and coping with stress in a more effective manner that allow for a more focused, healthier, happier and productive life, both professionally and personally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify triggers that cause you to experience negative stress and take actionable steps to prevent, reduce and/or cope with them.
  • Minimize interruptions and distractions, set and maintain healthy boundaries and limits with others and overcome the stress-inducing habit of procrastination.
  • Take control of your time and energy, allowing you to effectively maneuver through obstacles and unavoidable stressors.
  • Learn what resilience is, why some people are more resilient than others, and realize factors that influence the ability to adapt better or worse to difficult events.
  • Enhance your ability to adapt to adversity or significant sources of stress-like workplace issues, relationship problems, serious health concerns and financial stressors.
How to Transform Bosses into Leaders
07/01/2020 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Mack Munro, Founder & CEO, Boss Builders
Workplace Application:
Building the next generation of leaders: Learn the steps to get it done! 

Effective managers are the key to any organization succeeding.  Strategic leaders are necessary if you are looking to bring a strategic edge to your organization.  Transforming successful managers into strategic leaders through training and development is a key component.  This session will show you how to build your managers’ basic skills and then transform those managers into successful leaders that operate with a strategic, value-added, success-based, and personal and professional growth-minded focus.  The outcome will be organizational leaders who are more effective and a workforce that is motivated, educated, and turns over infrequently.  In this session, learn how to proactively initiate (or adeptly respond to a request for) a "leadership development program, as well as key areas to consider and standard traps to avoid falling into.  You will also learn how to keep a program energized and permanently ingrain it into an organization's culture, all the while communicating its success in the language of business.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how critical thinking and careful diagnosis are key skills for HR professionals to properly develop and communicate a leadership development strategy. 
  • Discuss guidelines for identifying performance gaps in managers and leaders and techniques to remedy them.
  • Develop the skills and ability to communicate the needs, design, process, and results, and how they align with corporate strategic initiatives to senior leadership.
The Art of Executive Presence: A Professional Woman’s Guide to Commanding the Room
07/01/2020 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Jennifer Lee, Director of Learning and Development, JB Training Solutions
Workplace Application:
This engaging course uncovers the transformative power of curating your personal brand by shaping your world and the world around you. Investing in your professional development is essential to reaching your full potential in the workplace - let this course be the first step. 

Women are told to Lean In, DRiVE, 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.

Learning Objectives:

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

• Navigate routine business situations such as presentations and meetings successfully.

• Enhance your professional image through dress, appearance, interactions, and communications.

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

 

Equal Yet Different: How to Effectively Communicate with the Opposite Sex
07/01/2020 09:20 AM - 09:38 AM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: Communication, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Bruce D. Christopher, Psychologist, Speaker & Humorist, Bruce Christopher Seminars

At the heart of any business or organization is relationships – between team members, customers and supervisors. Excellent communicators have better relationships at work and home. They climb the ladder of success more effectively and achieve greater levels of performance. It is no secret that communication runs our lives. Studies have estimated that the average team member can waste up to 38% of their day dealing with communication mis-fires, unresolved conflicts, or hidden resentments in the office. Other reports have indicated that 70% of what you say is mis-understood by the opposite sex. This session takes a very hilarious look at how men and women think, speak, and make decisions differently. Turn yourself into a great communicator!

Tips for Making Recertification Simple
07/01/2020 09:40 AM - 09:58 AM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: HR Expertise
Presenter:
John Austin, Manager, Certification Relations, SHRM Certification

If you currently hold a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, learn how to earn PDCs through a variety of professional development activities, many of which you may already be doing. You worked hard to earn your certification. Not sure what activities count? This presentation will describe the recertification requirements, how to earn professional development credits (PDCs) from a wide array of opportunities, and when to submit your application. Now make sure you don’t lose it—recertify! Get the credit you deserve and recertify!