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06/17/2018

This Year's Top Five Priorities for an HR Department of One
06/17/2018 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication, 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 as well as practical, inexpensive solutions to address these priorities. 

In small businesses, HR 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 HR voices bringing to light the issues you face. You will learn:

  • The top five priorities facing HR in small businesses.
  • Why these are the priorities; including changes in laws, business environment, and economic drivers.
  • Practical and inexpensive (even free!) solutions to these prorities that you can use right away.
Re-Inventing Human Resources: A Roadmap to Meet the Challenges of the Future and Achieve Success
06/17/2018 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Consultation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jennifer McClure, President, Unbridled Talent, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will leave equipped and empowered to confidently create transformation and growth in your career, your team, and your company. 

Businesses face a challenging future – a volatile global economy, an increased need for innovation, talent shortages, technological advances, and demographic shifts. To survive and thrive in the future, your competencies and capabilities must evolve. You must know the business, focus strategically, solve business problems and understand how to influence change in order to effectively align HR’s strategic plan, establish key relationships and drive maximum impact on results. Those who master these skills will deliver more value and find greater executive support. This session is a call to action, and will include creative ideas, strategies and examples from progressive companies and HR/recruiting leaders who are blazing the trail into the future. This session will help you:

  • Learn how to effectively position yourself to create opportunities for professional growth. 
  • Find your voice as a leader and establish strategic relationships with key individuals so you can have maximum influence in organizational decision-making. 
  • Discover how to start fresh with new strategies that give you all-new power to win the war for talent. 
  • Explore strategic changes you can make to increase the ROI on recruiting, retention and leadership development initiatives, and discover smart new ways to attract and retain high-demand talent.  
  • Understand how to use data to develop systems and processes to measure and quantify results in order to gain executive support.
The CHRO Perspective: How the Best Make It Happen!
06/17/2018 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to gain a seat at the leadership table and how to drive business sucess through world-class human resources. 

This session provides the unique opportunity to hear from some of the most influential and forward-thinking HR leaders discuss their impact on their organizations during their journey to becoming strategic leaders. Learn more about the SHRM Competency Model as it is the foundation for each speakers' comments. The panelists will share their personal highs and lows of their careers and what they have done to drive business success through HR in their organizations. This session will show you how:

  • The SHRM HR Competency Model impacts strategic HR. 
  • Successful HR professionals gain a seat at the table and help drive business success.
  • Build a strong, positive culture.
  • Overcome personal and professional challenges in the workplace.

06/18/2018

How to Get The Best Bang for Your Buck: Are Your HR Programs Bringing in ROI?
06/18/2018 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Mary Ila Ward, SHRM-SCP, Owner, Horizon Point Consulting Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to translate the value of your HR efforts into dollars and cents. 

Are you looking to communicate the contribution of HR programs to the financial bottom-line of your organization? To be great business partners we have to be able to identify which of our programs are a sunk cost and which of our programs are making our organizations money, and then translate that value into a financial figure to make a business case for our efforts.  This session will teach you how to do just that in a simple and understandable format. You will learn how to:

·         Make a business case for the programs you want to implement.

·         Apply ROI calculations and other metrics to specific talent interventions.

·         Effectively communicate the value of talent programs outside your department.

How to Prepare Your Team to Face a Disrupted Future
06/18/2018 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
You will learn about futuristic thinking, current disruptive trends, and methods for overcoming resistance to change. 

This session will focus on creating an agile and innovative organization and will cover three main points. First, this session will describe the skill most needed –yet least developed – for 21st century leadership: futuristic thinking. Secondly, it will demonstrate how to apply futuristic thinking by discussing eight megatrends that have the potential to disrupt markets, supply chains, customers and employees in every industry. Third, the session will explore how best to equip teams to proactively plan for, adapt to, and seize the opportunities these megatrends will create. It will directly address the issue of resistance to facing a future of rapid change and economic uncertainty. By focusing on these key elements, this session will empower you to transform the anxiety related to disruption into the creativity needed for innovation. You will learn how to:

·         Promote awareness and development of futuristic thinking, which only 3% of the population has
          mastered, and yet is vital for creating a culture of innovation.  

·         Develop new strategic plans within HR and across the organization based on the opportunities
          the eight disruptors will bring.   

·         Share strategies with your teams for combatting resistance to change.

Communicating for Greater Influence – Mastering the ART of Communication
06/18/2018 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Randy Anderson, Productivity improvement specialist, E3 Professional Trainers
Workplace Application:
You will leave equipped to be more engaging, persuasive, and memorable, in communication. 

Communication is a cornerstone of success for you and your teams. Yet often, it is one of our most underdeveloped skills. This session will show you how to increase your personal influence by equipping you to send and receive messages more effectively. Whether you're an introvert, or the “Town Crier”, incorporating these strategies will take you from simply telling information to becoming a “seller of ideas”.  From one-on-one conversations to presentation skills, you'll leave equipped to be a master-communicator. This session will help you:

·         Become a better listener by using a five-step strategy. 

·         More clearly and concisely present your ideas and perspectives
          to internal and external customers so you become more persuasive with your ideas.  

·         See how you can help others to communicate better with you. 

·         Reduce the frustrations that result from a lack of communication, misinterpretation,
          or other breakdowns in interpersonal relationships.

Elevate Your Game: Moving from Tactical Thinker to Strategic Leader
06/18/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
You will learn what it takes to be a strategic leader in today's hyper-competitive landscape and what you need to do to step up your game. 

The inclination facing every HR professional is to deal with what's right in front of you – that is, what's due today. And yes, sometimes you do have to take that “here and now” approach. But if you find days or weeks go by where you're only focused on tactical issues, you're doing your department, your company ,and your career a huge disservice.   Companies that fail to innovate are finding it tougher and tougher to compete. Keeping pace with the demands of tomorrow requires an HR department that leads company-wide strategic initiatives. Your organization's very survival may well depend on it! Where are you on the strategic-thinking spectrum? If you're still lost in the details, it's time to step back and navigate the bigger picture. This session will show you:

·         What it means to think and lead “strategically.”

·         How to make the time to strategize when you're underwater already.

·         How to focus on the 20% of your efforts that result in 80% of the benefits (and how to avoid falling
          into the trap of doing a task simply because it's easy). 

·         The six facets of strategic thinking and where you are now on the spectrum and how to
          improve in each area. 

·         How to go from business need to action and create an implementation plan for accomplishing
          strategic issues you've identified.

Gaining Actionable Insight Through People Analytics
06/18/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Giovanni Everduin, SHRM-SCP, Head of strategic HR, communications & change, Tanfeeth (Emirates NBD Group)
Workplace Application:
You will learn the key steps to build a people analytical capability from scratch that supports business strategy. 

Repeated Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

Demonstrating the value that HR brings to the business is paramount for all HR leaders. One of the ways to showcase the business impact is using people analytics but many do not know where or how to start. This session will cover the key steps to building analytical capability including how and where to start. This session will cover the importance of creating strategic questions that need addressing before starting the analytical journey. This session will help you:
 
Learn how to build a people analytics capability.
Learn why data cleansing and validation are critical for successful analytics. 
Understand the latest opportunities through machine learning and how it can generate predictive insights to prevent talent attrition.
 
Adaptability is the New Change – Five Keys to Embracing Change and Transition
06/18/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
George Carroll, Owner, George Carroll - Motivational Speaker
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to manage your attitude, mindset and energy to successfully adapt to and handle change and transition. 

Would you like your employees to embrace change, instead of resist it? Or would you simply like to help your employees change the way they look at change? Adaptability is the new change and whether you like it or not, change is going to happen, and this session will show you how to become more adaptable to change and transition through the five keys to embracing change. You will learn simple tools and exercises that can be immediately applied to produce measurable results. It's never about the change, it's about the attitude and mindset toward change that makes the difference. This session will show you:

·         The three stages of change and how to embrace it.

·         The four levels of competence for learning new processes and developing new habits. 

·         How to turn fear of change into excitement for change. 

·         How to effectively communicate with team members.

HR's Role in Creating a High-Trust Culture: Tips, Tools & Techniques to Increase Your Trust Factor
06/18/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Richard Fagerlin, President, Peak Solutions, Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn practical ideas, tools and resources on how give, get and grow trust. 

Trust is the key ingredient to business success and you either have a culture of high trust or you don't – there is no in-between.  Every organization is perfectly designed to get the results it gets and there is no greater example of this than with organizational culture. You are perfectly designed to get the culture that you have and as the gatekeeper of culture, you must take the role of creating a culture of high trust seriously. We will discuss the top 10 reasons for the trust gap and discuss how you can use your influence and relationship to drive a culture of high trust. Through a simple model for evaluating trust you will be able to go home and measure trust in your organization and immediately begin impacting your teams and organization. This session will help you:

·         Understand a simple three-part model for measuring, monitoring and managing trust.

·         Learn why the trust gap exists and what you can personally do about it.

·         Identify the organizational keys to a successful high-trust culture.

·         Discover how leaders around the world are improving and increasing trust.

·         Assess yourself, your team and your organization to determine your "Trust Factor."

The Top 10 Workplace Trends For 2018
06/18/2018 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, 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 2018, 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 an ever-changing economy, the modern workplace is in a state of flux. As a result, today's companies are facing major challenges that will affect how you do business and compete for the best talent. In this session, 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, case studies from companies who are already implementing programs
          to take advantage of these changes and tips on how your organization can be at the forefront of this new movement.

·         How upskilling can help you fill critical roles, while maximizing your human capital.

·         How new technologies like chatbots and artificial intelligence are transforming talent management.

·         Why more companies are hiring employees who have untraditional backgrounds and come from unusual professions.

·         The importance of financial wellness, and job security, to employees of all age groups.

HR Metrics That Matter: Learn How to Drive Sustainable Business Processes
06/18/2018 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Shane Yount, Principle/author, Competitive Solutions, Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely methods for tracking and communicating business results. 

Repeated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

This session will address the basic foundations for leadership training that can actually improve the business bottom-line. We 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 individual work environments. Most importantly, realistic leadership implementation techniques promote continuous improvement in communication, productivity, employee satisfaction, and bottom-line business results. You will llearn:

·         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.

Flying Solo: Top Tips for Succeeding as an HR Department of One
06/18/2018 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Amanda Haddaway, SHRM-SCP, Managing director, HR Answerbox
Workplace Application:
You will learn various in-depth tips for succeeding in your HR Department of One (DOO) roles. 

Being an HR DOO is not for the faint of heart! You are responsible for the entire HR function at your organization and often times this can be challenging to find time to get everything off your to-do list. This session will discuss the top secrets to managing an HR DOO. You will learn:

·         Tips for managing time and balancing demanding priorities.

·         Best ways to stay up-to-date on compliance.

·         How to use technology to assist with your daily responsibilities. 

·         How to build your career path and know when it's time to expand your HR department.

Seeing the Big Picture: Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career & Company
06/18/2018 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Kevin Cope, President and chief executive officer , Acumen Learning
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to build your business acumen to improve how HR partners with core business functions to drive corporate strategy and financial results. 

As an HR professional, 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” so you can demonstrate your business acumen. 

Sexual Harassment 2.0
06/18/2018 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jonathan A. Segal, Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to be proactive in addressing and reducing sexual harassment in the workplace.  

As a result of the high-profile cases of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, politics, the media and more traditional private industry, it is hard for any reasonable person to deny the persistence and severity of sexual harassment. HR has done a lot but we must, with other leaders, do more! Through a new interactive quiz, this session will:

  • Breakdown “bad conduct” into different categories (i.e., we cannot respond to an inappropriate comment on appearance the same as sexual assault).
  • Discuss behaviors that may or may not be okay depending on the circumstances, such as a “hug”.
  • Explore how management should respond “in the moment” to complaints as well as to sexually harassing conduct which they see, hear or of which they otherwise become aware, even in the absence of a complaint.
  • Review some promising practices for a holistic approach to smash harassment.
  • Envision some of the adverse consequences of the “great awakening” (such as men avoiding women to avoid harassment claims) and suggest ways to mitigate risk.
  • Suggest strategies for increasing “buy in” from other business leaders as HR alone does not “own” civility and cannot effectively fight this battle without the support of other business leaders.
The Future of Work: What CEOs REALLY Want from HR
06/18/2018 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Consultation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Michelle M. Smith, CPIM, CRP, Vice president, Business Development, O.C. Tanner
Workplace Application:
You will learn the new market developments impacting your role and will understand what CEOs want from 21st century HR leaders. 
The business world has changed dramatically and leaders can no longer rely on old paradigms to succeed. This creates enormous opportunity for you to bring fresh thinking to the executive table and secure your place as a trusted strategic advisor to your colleagues. Crafted from interviews with C-suite executives and compelling research from renowned global researchers, this session will reveal how to create the best workplace possible. This includes specific guidance on intriguing trends in corporate culture and creating breakthrough performance; the provocative future of organizations, and the exciting field of neuroscience for growing talent.This session will cover:
 
How the increases in collaborative knowledge-based work, matrixed organizations, and global transparency are creating a new model for organizations. 
 
The six imperatives that serve as a roadmap for leaders aiming to create the most productive and rewarding working environments possible, as well as the three very personal barriers that emerged when CEOs were asked what stops them from getting more involved with employee engagement.  
 
Details about what CEOs really want from HR, and what truly keeps them from getting more involved with employee engagement.
 
Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be
06/18/2018 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Stacey L. Hanke, Stacey Hanke Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn practical influence skills and techniques you can use during both professional and personal interactions. 

Most of us believe our title and experience determines our influence. This session will give you the opportunity to take a closer look at how your listeners perceive you rather than what you believe to be true.  Whether you're influencing through a business pitch, meeting, face to face or virtual conversation determines whether or not your listeners perceive you as knowledgeable and trustworthy. Without communicating effectively, you can't build relationships, profits or have influence . You will learn how to eliminate any communication distractions you may be unaware to influence others.   This session will show you how to:

·         Avoid the biggest communication mistakes we make that jeopardize our reputation. 

·         Project confidence, credibility and trust.

·         Create a consistent personal brand; non-verbal behaviors consistent with your message.

·         Adapt and deliver a message your listener wants to receive, not only what you want them to hear. 

·         Avoid rambling and get to the point.

How to Be a Better Business Partner
06/18/2018 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Joe Rotella, SHRM-SCP, Chief marketing officer, Delphia Consulting, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to become a better business partner so that you can help drive HR's agenda forward while creating alignment with your organization's strategic plan. 
You were attracted to the career because you felt you were “a people person.” That's great as those skills have value and make a difference. But if you want people to really value your ideas and insights, trust your judgment and leadership and leverage your talents, you need to show you can think like a business professional. One who happens to have expertise in HR. After participating in this session, you will know how to seize opportunities, evaluate costs against a value proposition, prevent problems early on (and quickly solve ones that do arise) and present the business case for changes you want to make in your organization. Transform your thinking and the business around you by learning this decision-making process and how it relates to successfully presenting your ideas. This session will help you: 
 
Create a strategy for finding and evaluating opportunities against your organization's strategic objectives. 
Understand the potential value of the result of a decision to determine the return on investment (ROI). 
Discover how to work with others in your organization to find solutions that solve business problems that impact the bottom line.
 
Stop Speaking HR. Start Speaking Business Results!
06/18/2018 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Suz Graf O'Donnell, Director, client services & lead coach, Thrivatize
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to get into the minds of functional line leaders, get them to respect you more, and get them to give you more budget! 

Repeated Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.

Is your HR budget the first cut in hard times? Do you wish your CEO would do more to drive  employee engagement? Do you want the heads of marketing, sales, finance and operations to see your team as a more strategic partner? By implementing tips provided in this session, you will learn how to demonstrate your value as a business partner, get more budget, and make a bigger difference in the lives of your employees and your company's bottom line. This session will show you:

·         What is top of mind for most CEOs and the rest of the C-suite. 

·         How to leverage simple tips to getting into the minds of each of the functional line leader
          to understand their unique viewpoint. 

·         Build translation skills to ensure your initiatives get more budget and make a bigger difference. 

·         Raise your game to ensure you get the respect, budget, and appreciation you deserve.

The Ethical Leader: How to Prevent Ethical Problems Before They Happen
06/18/2018 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Chuck Gallagher, President , Ethics Resource Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to provide effective leadership in a world where one ethical misstep can create disastrous consequences. 
What motivates human behavior? What can you do to prevent an ethical problem before it happens? While your Ethics Code of Conduct might meet all the standards required, the missing piece for most companies is the ability to help management and employees understand the human dynamic associated with conduct management. This session will pull back the curtain to reveal the truth about ethical behavior and how we shape a new direction in ethical leadership. This session will show you:
 
Ways to help managers and employees prevent and mitigate ethical violations. 
 
How to engage employees to reframe their concepts of identifying ethical issues and learn ways to dramatically reduce the risk of behaviors that could lead to fines, penalties and imprisonment.  
 
The three key behavioral issues that form the foundation of unethical employee action.  
 
How to build a culture of ethical awareness that motivates employees to act ethically – not because they have to, but because they want to.
 

06/19/2018

How to Secure Your Place in the CEO’s Inner Circle
06/19/2018 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Ben Fanning, Author, INC magazine columnist, consultant , BF Coaching, LLC
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to secure your spot in the CEO's inner circle and contribute more to the bottom-line. 

This session will help you discover how to be-come an irreplaceable member of the team, guarantee your place at the table, and make a bigger contribution to the bottom-line. You will learn how to:

  • Make a compelling case for your inclusion in all strategic level discussions.
  • Craft an action plan to build support from the CEO.
  • Take your next-right-step to being included in the CEO's inner circle.
Driving Innovation: How Leadership Makes the Difference
06/19/2018 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Mike Mitchell, Senior faculty , Center For Creative Leadership
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to foster and coach organizational leadership that excels at driving innovation. 

Leadership can make or break innovation efforts. Based on recent research, this session will examine the critical leadership behaviors that encourage innovation as well as those that stifle it. Additionally, the session will look at specific mindsets and skillsets you need to have in order to drive innovation in your organization. As a result of this session, you will be better able to:

  • Understand how and why effective leadership makes the difference between organizations that innovate successfully and those that do not.
  • Understand specific leadership skills required to drive innovation and how to impart them at your organization.
  • Understand the leadership mindset required to drive innovation and how to nurture it.
Making Human Resources a Productivity Center
06/19/2018 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Amy Letke, Founder & CEO, Integrity HR, Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn the key strategic metrics associated with HR, and how they can bring significant value to the bottom line. 

Measuring success in HR can be a challenge – many elements are tricky and confidentiality can be a concern. Still, HR can be an efficient productivity center for any organization, providing you can produce metrics that support the business and its plan for future success. This session is designed to share the key strategic metrics associated HR, and how they can be effectively implemented to unleash positive feedback about your contribution to the bottom line.  You will learn:

  • Key HR metrics that impact positive business results.
  • How to measure, how to report, and how to utilize this information  to align HR’s strategy with the overall business strategy – getting measured results for improved organizational performance.
Think Like a Business. Act Like a Business. Win Like a Business.
06/19/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Rusty Lindquist, Vice president of Strategic HR Insights, BambooHR
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to prove strategic value to your executive team. 

There's a business language barrier separating HR from executives. More importantly, there's an operating approach that most “business departments” embrace that isn't modeled in HR. These disparities are holding you back at a critical time when our organizations need to focus on people and culture to create value at speed. It's time to reinvent our approach to HR, using a framework the rest of the business accepted long ago: the business model canvas. You will learn:

  • About major themes changing the way businesses need to operate such as competitive abundance, value entropy, and differentiation decay.
  • How to advocate for high-impact HR and have a rock-solid argument on why organizations today need to focus on people and culture to create value at speed.
  • How to justify your seat at the table by getting the principles, the language, and an operating approach that will demonstrate the impact HR has on your business. 
  • How to think, act, win (and speak) like the rest of the business and how to use that canvas to reinvent your approach to HR, your approach to seeking budget, and your approach to architecting your initiatives.
The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders and Organizations Drive Business Results Through Trust
06/19/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 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:
You will learn a fresh perspective about trust, and get 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. 
  • The actionable framework you can use immediately to build trust and solve your biggest challenges.
  • The HOW-HOW-HOW process to spark momentum, see immediate results and inspire trust.
  • The newest research on how to develop trust individually, in your team and in your organization – or go extinct in the new economy.
Understanding Metrics: How to Connect HR’s Goals to Business Strategy
06/19/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Ryan Kohler, Chief innovation officer, ApplicantPro
Workplace Application:
You will learn about business metrics and how to align them to your organization’s goals. 

Repeated Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

As an HR Professional, you're required to add value to the objectives of your organization by ensuring that your department's goals align with your company's business strategy. For this parallel to occur, you must have a firm understanding of what key metrics consist of and how they impact the overall success of your organization. This session will help connect 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.
  • How to find specific measurements within the scope of sales metrics, marketing metrics, web metrics, and customer service metrics.
  • Identify how you can impact these metrics and how to frame your role by aligning business objectives to HR metrics.
Control the Chaos: Four Steps to Excelling as a HR Department of One
06/19/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Lori Kleiman, SHRM-SCP, President , HR Topics
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to take the reins and control your leadership position within your organization to get it all done as as HR department of one. 

As an HR department of one, you are saddled with administrative tasks but 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 to meet the needs of all your internal customers and still get your job done? Learn tips from a former sole practitioner and consultant to small businesses. 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.
The Changing Nature of Work and the Worker: Five Global Trends Impacting HR Strategy
06/19/2018 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Gary B. Kushner, CBP, President and chief executive officer, Kushner & Company
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to 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.
Taking a Facilitative Approach in Your Organization
06/19/2018 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Michael Wilkinson, Managing director, Leadership Strategies
Workplace Application:
You will learn 10 principles from the Facilitator’s Methodology to guide groups to successful outcomes.  

Your role requires you to harness your ability to properly scope your client’s needs while mitigating dysfunction among clashing business units. How do you inspire engagement and commitment? How do you facilitate change where it matters? You will learn a comprehensive methodology that has helped HR leaders achieve successful group outcomes within their organizations. By attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Use key facilitation strategies to guide groups.
  • Improve group sessions and interactions.
  • Gain higher levels of buy-in and commitment to action.
  • Differentiate the three reasons people disagree and strategies for resolving disagreement.
  • Implement the secret way to phrasing questions that elicits responses your group needs.
Moving from Chaos to Clarity: Five Components of a Compelling Strategy
06/19/2018 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
LaFern K. Batie, Professional speaker/author, business strategist & executive coach, The Batie Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to create a one-page strategic plan to help develop and execute both your professional and personal goals. 

When you hear “strategy” do your eyes glaze over? We often hear about strategic business considerations or even being strategic partners but what does that really mean, how does it look and what is the ultimate impact? Strategy and “being strategic” is not a descriptor; it is a framework, behavior and mindset that fuels and guides everything that you do in order to achieve what you desire most. It is the process that helps leaders move from concept to execution – the gap between the vision and getting it done. This session will:

  • Clarify what you do well that enhances your competitive positioning – what you have available to respond to opportunities and to support the changes needed to leverage those opportunities.  
  • Higlight specific areas that create challenges as well as the capabilities needed to change.
  • Identify the options and opportunities and the risks for each.
  • Help you determine the external risks –those you do not control – and measure their impact.
  • Show you how to measure effectiveness and ensure that improvements do not cause problems in other areas.
Making Your Case to the C-Suite: Why You Should Be at the Table
06/19/2018 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Sheryl Simmons, Chief human resources officer, Maestro Health
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to speak to the C-suite in business terms and effectively communicate your objectives to key business decision makers. 

Employees are a business's biggest asset but all too often businesses lose valuable strategic insight by not properly having HR represented at the boardroom table. Enter the CHRO. To become a part of strategic decision-making, you must effectively communicate across the C-suite. This session will teach the C-suite language – a critical first step in initiating a meaningful conversation about HR strategically interacting with them to achieve the business's overall vision and objectives. This session will cover:

  • Why it's your responsibility to learn how to effectively communicate at a C-suite level if you want to be a part of the C-suite. 
  • How to build relationships with key C-suite decisions makers. 
  • Key topics and messages that resonate most with each C-suite executive (CEO, CFO, COO).
  • How to hone your communications skills and talking points that align with those C-level executives.
Gaining Actionable Insight Through People Analytics
06/19/2018 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Giovanni Everduin, SHRM-SCP, Head of strategic HR, communications & change, Tanfeeth (Emirates NBD Group)
Workplace Application:
You will learn the key steps to build a people analytical capability from scratch that supports business strategy. 

Repeated from Monday at 10:45 a.m.

Demonstrating the value that HR brings to the business is paramount for all HR leaders. One of the ways to showcase the business impact is using people analytics but many do not know where or how to start. This session will cover the key steps to building analytical capability including how and where to start. This session will cover the importance of creating strategic questions that need addressing before starting the analytical journey. This session will help you:

  • Learn how to build a people analytics capability.
  • Learn why data cleansing and validation are critical for successful analytics.
  • Understand the latest opportunities through machine learning and how it can generate predictive insights to prevent talent attrition.

 

06/20/2018

Lost in Translation: Positioning HR as a Strategic Business Partner
06/20/2018 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Consultation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Mary Faulkner, Head of Talent, Denver Water
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to identify actionable ways to be a more effective strategic business partner. 

The HR function is often not seen as an essential business partner. But there are proven steps you can take to claim HR's reposition and demonstrate effective, strategic value. The key is finding ways to drive and demonstrate HR's contribution in a language that business leaders understand. That means effectively using data and aligning HR and recruitment goals with business strategies already in play and familiar to the organization. In this session, we'll explore how you can communicate more effectively with the business, using data and aligning to strategies and goals that business leaders respond to. This session will show you how to:

  • Translate HR functions into a language the business understands.
  • Influence stakeholders and obtaining buy-in.
  • Interprete business data to use to guide your HR strategy.
The New Dimensions of Work: Are You Prepared?
06/20/2018 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Presenter:
Jennifer Ardery, Product marketing manager, Kronos
Workplace Application:
You will learn how mobile tech, data science, social communities and the cloud are reshaping the 21st century employee experience. 

Technology is rapidly changing the workplace in ways that were once unimaginable, prompting you to rethink how your are attracting, engaging, and developing your people. Yet workforce management practices often remain unchanged or outdated, creating a stark disconnect between the culture an organization envisions and the reality your employees experience. Understanding these new dimensions of work will allow you to elevate the employee experience and drive better business outcomes.  This session will help you:  

  • Understand the significance of allowing employees to work their way by delivering the kinds of consumer-grade experiences that empower and engage individuals, from any place and on any device. 
  • Reimagine existing workforce processes to allow everyone, from white collar managers to front-line workers, to work smarter through simplified access to high value information and better insights to drive more informed decision making.  
  • Realize the value of and build the business case for working in a modern cloud with workforce solutions that take advantage of the latest technologies and coexists seamlessly with existing HRIS systems. 
  • Recognize the shared future of workforce management and human capital management, including the impact this intimate relationship has on your ability to help your employees be more effective, productive, and engaged.
Agility Shift: People Practices, Models and Metrics to Create a More Agile, Competitive Organization
06/20/2018 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., Principal, Meyer Creativity Associates, Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to shift your HR strategies to create a more agile and competitive organization. 

Agile organizations are more productive and profitable. Your company's ability to effectively respond to the unexpected and unplanned and quickly turn challenges into opportunities starts with your people practices. You will learn best practices and models from the world's most nimble companies to improve results in your organization. You will also discover which metrics to track to sustain your success and leave with new ideas you can put into practice today. This session will help you:

  • Understand the business case for improving agility.
  • Discover necessary shifts at the levels of leadership, teams and the entire organization.
  • Understand the importance of balancing organizational stability and flexibility.
  • Learn how to assess your current level of agility to prioritize time and resources and improve effectivenes.
  • Discover which metrics to track to sustain agility.
HR on Purpose!! Five Ways to Own, Lead and Integrate HR Throughout Your Organization
06/20/2018 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Board Member, Executive director of Human Resources, LaRosas, Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to develop tangible, strategic value and lead HR. 

HR is a critical function in organizations but too often we sell ourselves short versus leveraging the value and strength we bring each day. This session will show you tangible ways to own your role, effective ways to integrate across departments, and how to build and sustain the human factor in the workplace. This session will cover:

  • 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 –  you have the ability to personalize and practice HR at the individual level. Done well this leads to building the whole into an organization filled with people who truly perform in their roles.
  • The Power of Context – Giving employees context around why we have parameters and processes is a shift from the traditional organization.
  • Development not Measurement –  You must develop employees from the C-suite to management to front-line supervision, which takes a complete break from how companies currently approach employees.
  • Approach is Key –  You have the responsibility to model the behavior you want to see in others. It's not good enough to design programs, performance must be visible and consistent. You set the standard and direction of culture strategically across the organization.
Leading with Trust: Five Skills Every Leader Must Master
06/20/2018 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Andrea P. Howe, Founder, The Get Real Project
Presenter:
Gary S. Jones, Chief human resources officer , Grizzard Communications Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to become the kind of leader that others naturally want to follow. 

Now more than ever, the ability to trust and be trusted is at the heart of healthy businesses and successful leaders. This session will explore practical ways to apply the five primary skills of trustworthy leaders: listen, risk, improvise, partner, and know yourself. The result? An approach to leadership that is simple, effective, and deeply rewarding. You will learn:

  • RISK: Learn four concrete ways to be a more courageous leader.
  • LISTEN: Discover the hidden driver of influence that gets your advice heard and taken.
  • IMPROVISE: Find out two ways to immediately boost your executive presence.
  • PARTNER: Learn three best practices that will have even your most difficult stakeholders want to collaborate with you.
  • KNOW YOURSELF: Discover the one leadership habit that trumps all others.
HR Metrics That Matter: Learn How to Drive Sustainable Business Processes
06/20/2018 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Shane Yount, Principle/author, Competitive Solutions, Inc.
Workplace Application:
You will learn specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely methods for tracking and communicating business results. 

Repeated from Monday 2:00 p.m.

This session will address the basic foundations for leadership training that can actually improve the business bottom-line. We 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 individual work environments. Most importantly, realistic leadership implementation techniques promote continuous improvement in communication, productivity, employee satisfaction, and bottom-line business results. You will llearn:

  • 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.

 

The Six Competencies You Need to Remain Relevant in a World of Disruption and Change
06/20/2018 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Randy G. Pennington, CSP, CPAE, President, Pennington Performance Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn about the competencies, strategies, and mindset you must model to remain relevant and thrive. 

The ability to remain relevant in the future is crucial to every HR professional at every level. Disruption is everywhere. Those who succeed will need to master six crucial and unique competencies that will enable you to remain relevant in a world transformed by rapid change and uncertainty. This session will provide the specific strategies and mindset you must model and develop to avoid disruption, stay ahead of change, and remain relevant and create and sustain an organization that thrives in the future. You will learn:

  • Why and how the HR profession (and every job in your organization) will potentially be disrupted in the future. 
  • The six competencies that you must master to flourish in the future.
  • Three steps you must take today to guarantee your relevance and the relevance of your team tomorrow.
Understanding Metrics: How to Connect HR’s Goals to Business Strategy
06/20/2018 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Ryan Kohler, Chief innovation officer, ApplicantPro
Workplace Application:
You will learn about business metrics and how to align them to your organization’s goals. 

Repeated from Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.

As an HR Professional, you're required to add value to the objectives of your organization by ensuring that your department's goals align with your company's business strategy. For this parallel to occur, you must have a firm understanding of what key metrics consist of and how they impact the overall success of your organization. This session will help connect 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.
  • How to find specific measurements within the scope of sales metrics, marketing metrics, web metrics, and customer service metrics.
  • Identify how you can impact these metrics and how to frame your role by aligning business objectives to HR metrics.

 

How to Be a Successful Internal HR Consultant
06/20/2018 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD
Type: Mega Session

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Consultation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
John A. Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, President, Rubino Consulting Services
Workplace Application:
You will learn all of the essential attributes and competencies to possess and master in order to be a successful internal HR expert and consultant. 

In many organizations around the world, HR has finally achieved the status and importance it deserves. In fact, senior executives are increasingly turning to you to work closely with them as business partners in developing a cadre of the “best and brightest” employees. This step-up in prestige and responsibility has presented you with new and difficult challenges, as well as tremendous opportunities. Do you have what it takes to be a premier internal HR consultant? You will learn:

  • The specific implications of the evolving role of the HR professional around the world.
  • The types and quality of knowledge, skills, competencies, behaviors, and reputation that are essential in order to become a successful internal HR expert and consultant.
  • How to position yourself effectively so you are perceived by executives and managers as a credible business partner within your organization.
  • Useful tips and techniques that will help you contribute effectively to the success of your organization as the internal “go-to” HR expert - and to advance within your own career.
Demystifying HR for the Department of One
06/20/2018 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Lori Kleiman, SHRM-SCP, President , HR Topics
Workplace Application:
You will learn a roadmap to help tackle all that youhave on your plate - with a plan of attack, an HR DOO is the best job around. 

HR doesn't have to be mysterious in small business.  Leaders know how important compliance and employee management is but who has the time? The typical small business person is doing all they can to keep customers coming in the door and profits on the bottom line. This session will walk those who are doing HR on your own and will show you what you need to know to meet the needs of the organization – and keep your sanity!  This session will give you the answer you need to implement changes that will transform your business.  Walk away with tools you can use tomorrow! This session will help answer the following questions:

  • Am I doing what I need to keep us out of trouble?
  • What is the best way to benchmark practices?
  • How can I implement strategic programs while still getting all the admin done?
The Five Driver System: Building and Leading a High-Performance Organization
06/20/2018 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Timothy Kight, Founder and president, Focus 3
Workplace Application:
You will learn to how to design, build, and lead an organization that consistently performs at its highest potential. 

Every organization is perfectly designed to get the results it's getting. The Five Driver System (5DS) shows how your organization operates not as a collection of individual parts, but how it operates as a business system. The Five Drivers (Strategy, Process, Structure, Culture, and People) are the physics of business performance. The ability of an organization to compete is determined by the effectiveness of its business system, not simply by its products. This session will help you: 

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Five Drivers that determine the performance of their organization. 
  • Understand and communicate the difference between indicators of performance and drivers of performance. 
  • Use the Five Driver System to design an organization that is aligned with the needs, priorities, and expectations of customers. 
  • Use the Five Driver System to identify strengths and weaknesses, then determine where to focus improvement efforts.
From the Files of the Bizarre: The Latest, Most Unusual Employment Law Cases
06/20/2018 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Ethical Practice | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Joseph L. Beachboard, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
Workplace Application:
You will learnabout the most bizarre employment cases and how you can avoid them. 

On a daily basis, courts across the country issue employment-related decisions that involve either unusual facts or just absurd holdings. This session will provide an informative and highly-entertaining review of the most bizarre cases of the last several years. Also, the session will address the lessons learned from these bizarre cases. This session will:

  • Explore the unique claims brought by today's workforce. 
  • Discuss the trends in the employment law arena that may give you cause to worry. 
  • Provide you with tips on how to avoid such lawsuits altogether.