Symposium Schedule

7:00-8:00am Registration, Visit Exhibitors, Breakfast
8:00-8:15am Welcome & Introductions
8:15-9:15am Keynote Speaker: Scott Pitasky - "Leading in the White Space"
Vice President HR Consumer, Amazon
9:15-9:45am Visit Exhibitors
  Fundamentals Strategy & Growth Leadership Development Culture & Engagement HR Labs



Session 1

Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility

Dianna Gould, SHRM


Aligning to the Business for Strategic Impact

Shelly Holt, SAP


Developing Agile Leaders:  Coaching for Rapid Change

Lisa Downs, Downs Leadership

16 Elements of Engagement:  The Building Blocks of High-Performing People, Cultures, and Organizations

Rusty Lindquist, Bamboo HR

Effective HR Thru Individualization: A Flexible Approach to HR Programs

Amanda Mayo, FIT HR

10:45-11:00 am Visit Exhibitors


11:00-12:00 pm

Session 2

Here We Go Again!  Benefits Legal Compliance Update

Sally Wineman, Gallagher Benefits


Analyzing and Managing Risk Tolerance to Align with Organizational Goals

Carol Bowser, Conflict Management Strategies

Evolving and Growing your Organization Through High-Impact Scalable Leadership Development 

Stacy Shamberger, Skyline Group International

Managing the Workplace Bully

Katherine Kummerow, Archbright


Performance Strategies: Continuous Performance Feedback

Matt Johnson, Compensation Connections

12:00-1:30 pm Lunch & Panel Discussion


1:30-2:30 pm

Session 3

Ferris Bueller's Game On:  Gamifying New Hire Orientation

Marci Morford, Miranda Greenberg, SightLife


The HR Tightrope Walk: Hard-headed Executive or Soft-hearted Social Worker?

Claudia Malone, Everest Community College

One Cannot NOT Communicate:  What your Body is Screaming at Your Co-Workers

Kristin Scroggin, Workplace Training Solutions

Power of the People Skills!  Using non-verbal skills to Connect Easily, Authentically and Confidently 

Devony Boyle, Tom Douglas Restaurants

Pitfalls of Culture Initiatives and Change

Joseph Marth, Archbright



2:30-3:00 pm Visit Exhibitors


3:00-4:00 pm

Session 4

Handling  Challenging Employees:  Best Practices for Responding to Some of Today's Thorny Employment Situations

Suzan Sturholm, All Things HR LLC

Strategic HR Partnership for Seeing Business Results Through The People Lens


Amber Ushka, Verte Square


Meetings that Produce Results for Facilitators & Participants

Jan McLaughlin, The Communication Connection


Innovate your Employee Experience

Karrie Sullivan, WorkWorks



Unique Benefits & Perks: How to Stand Out in the Job Market

Brent Schlosstein, TRUEbenefits


4:00-4:45 pm Closing Remarks & Prize Drawings


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