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06/23/2019

MEGA SESSION Leap! The Net Will Appear: How to Crash Through Comfort Zones and Overcome Fear
06/23/2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM | LVCC N245-251
Type: Mega Session
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Presenter:
Bruce D. Christopher, Psychologist, speaker & humorist, Bruce Christopher Seminars
Workplace Application:
Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Optimists tend to be hired, promoted and recognized in the workplace over pessimists. 

There are three kinds of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, “What happened?” While everyone secretly wants to be a mover and shaker, fear of failure holds many prisoner. This highly interactive and humorous session shows you how to leap from procrastination, crash through comfort zones, make fears disappear, visualize goals, move forward, and have fun doing it. Discover how attitude creates success, shapes mood, is contagious, and has tremendous impact on personal and professional effectiveness and performance. Studies have shown the impact of a positive attitude.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to manage your mood even under difficult circumstances.
  • Explore how the power of attitude is contagious and can change office morale and organizational culture.
  • Discover the three secrets only optimists know.
  • Increase confidence by breaking through behavioral barriers.
  • Rearrange neural pathways toward positive and optimistic thinking patterns.
MEGA SESSION The New Language of Leadership: Get Ready for 2020
06/23/2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM | Paradise Event Center North
Type: Mega Session
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Ethical Practice, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Jill Birch, CEO, BirchGrove Inc.
Workplace Application:
Enhance leadership behavior in an age of disruption by harnessing new principles, processes and practices based on five years of research and the insights of 50 CEO interviews. 

For years, leaders have been taught to trust their instincts, rely on experience, and develop innate talent—but this is no longer enough. “Relational leadership” is a new way to unlock a deeper understanding of what it means to be a successful leader in our socially networked world. It involves five principles that show how leadership actually happens among people; the practices that bring this leadership to life; and proven ways to support leaders in creating real and transformative change. Learn how you can build collective team intelligence, foster healthier cultures, and support faster and more informed decision-making.

Learning Objectives:

  • Five major trends now affecting how we lead and develop others.
  • Five new principles, processes and practices that enhance leadership behavior—to harness for yourself and for those you coach or support.
  • Eight different kinds of change that leaders commonly face today, and how to work with them.
  • A leadership blueprint for your current HR development strategy.
  • A leadership toolkit packed with insights, the latest research and examples, which you can use immediately to support yourself, your team and your HR needs.

06/24/2019

It's Not About the Coffee: Leadership and Culture Lessons from the Ups and Downs at Starbucks
06/24/2019 07:15 AM - 08:15 AM | Westgate Ballroom C
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Ethical Practice, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Jason Barger , Founder , Step Back Leadership Consulting
Presenter:
Howard Behar, Former president , Starbucks Coffee
Workplace Application:
Learn how to proactively develop leaders and culture in times of rapid change. 

The rise of Starbucks Coffee, one of the world's most iconic brands, involved astonishing growth and global success as well as internal and external challenges. This session features a riveting dialogue with the former president of Starbucks, which will motivate and equip you to proactively shape the culture and leadership of your team or company.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to the “6A process” for leading change.
  • The top three lessons of leadership from a life at Starbucks.
  • How high-performing cultures shift mindsets from reactive to proactive.
  • Two “vulnerable leadership” tips every leader needs in order to deal with failure.
  • Inspiration and clear advice to implement in your personal journey.
MEGA SESSION Things Would Be Different If I Were in Charge: Learning to Lead at Any Level
06/24/2019 07:15 AM - 08:15 AM | Westgate Ballroom A
Type: Mega Session
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Presenter:
Workplace Application:
Learn practical ways to influence anyone regardless of your seat in the organization. 

Leadership is about influence, not position. As leaders positioned in the middle of the organization, HR faces numerous challenges; this engaging session exposes those challenges and teaches how to overcome them. Learn practical ways to influence your leaders, peers, employees, and others in your organization, without being in charge or at the top. The people who have the most influence in an organization are those in the middle. The next time you feel helpless, remember this new perspective.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore tangible ways to influence those in the C-suite by adding value.
  • Learn the importance of influencing peers and doing so effectively.
  • Be a leader to those in lower positions by helping them reach their potential through development and encouragement.
  • Realize that as leaders in the middle, HR brings incredible value to the organization.
Earning Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP: Tips for Testing
06/24/2019 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM | LVCC N115-117
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: All Levels
Presenter:
Nancy A. Woolever, SHRM-SCP, Director, Exam Development—Certification, SHRM
Workplace Application:
Learn about SHRM certification and get helpful tips for taking the exam. 

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Show employers that you have the HR skills and knowledge needed to drive organizational success by earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential—the only HR certification backed by SHRM’s nearly 70 years of service to the industry. This session will benefit anyone with an interest in HR certification, planning to apply for a SHRM credential, or already scheduled to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to choose which exam is right for you.
  • Best practices for studying.
  • Tips and tools to put you on the path to success.
MEGA SESSION Elevate Your Game: Moving from Tactical Thinker to Strategic Leader
06/24/2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM | Paradise Event Center South
Type: Mega Session
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
Find out 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. 

Where are you on the strategic-thinking spectrum? HR professionals are inclined to deal with what's right in front of them or due today, and yes, sometimes you have to take that here-and-now approach. But if you find yourself focused only on tactical issues as days or weeks go—getting lost in the details rather than navigating the bigger picture—you're doing your department, company and career a huge disservice. Keeping pace with tomorrow’s demands requires an HR department that leads company-wide strategic initiatives; your company's very survival may well depend on it, as those that fail to innovate are finding it tougher and tougher to compete. Learn how to elevate your game and move from tactical thinker to strategic leader.

Learning Objectives:

  • What it means to think and lead strategically.
  • How to make time to strategize even when you're already underwater.
  • How to focus on the 20 percent of your efforts that result in 80 percent of the benefits.
  • How to avoid falling into the trap of doing a task simply because it's easy.
  • The six facets of strategic thinking: where you are now on the spectrum; how to improve in each area.
  • How to get from business need to action by creating an implementation plan to accomplish the strategic goals you've identified.
MEGA SESSION HR Rising!! From Ownership to Leadership
06/24/2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM | Paradise Event Center North
Type: Mega Session
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Presenter:
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Board Member, Vice president of human resources, LaRosas, Inc.
Workplace Application:
Learn how you can evolve your leadership style to continue to demonstrate the value that both you and HR bring to your organization. 

HR has the opportunity to shape, define and implement the people practices that drive a business’s success. The time to move HR from a “support” function to a leadership resource is now. HR can be fully integrated throughout an organization and assume the mantle of leadership while making this a reality. This session will break down the current state of HR and its traditional approach and provide an exciting, relevant alternative that can work in all types of organizations. You will learn how to awaken the leadership attributes that already exist in HR for yourself both personally and professionally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Equip those who manage people to be effective, consistent and supportive.
  • Eliminate (or reduce) the time and practice of “Report and Control.”
  • Leading through all you do intentionally regardless of the level of your HR role.
  • Develop, develop, develop – How growth is an on-going continuum that has no end.

06/25/2019

MEGA SESSION Elevate Your Leadership Game: Four Steps to Build Leadership Strength, Flexibility and Endurance
06/25/2019 07:15 AM - 08:15 AM | LVCC N109-114
Type: Mega Session
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Presenter:
Timothy J. Tobin, Ed.D., SHRM-SCP, Dean, Choice University, Choice Hotels International
Workplace Application:
Become “leadership fit” with low-cost, high-impact development tools, strategies and practices. 

Being “leadership fit” is not about running or yoga. It’s about operating at your personal best—and continuous improvement. It’s the difference between being a great leader with great results, and being mediocre or worse. How can you develop effectively to have the greatest impact on your business and those you lead? How do you navigate the crowded landscape of leadership development activities? This practical session introduces tools and strategies to elevate your leadership game, guide your ongoing development, and help you maintain peak performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use a framework to determine which leadership development activities will yield the best results.
  • Learn low-cost, high-impact ways to continuously develop.
  • Incorporate leadership development techniques into your daily and weekly activities.
  • Discover techniques to build strong self-awareness.
  • Apply a personalized leadership fitness plan template.
  • Understand how to build a strong foundation of leadership capability.
MEGA SESSION Competencies and Strategies for Leading When You're Not Sure What's Coming Next
06/25/2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM | LVCC N245-251
Type: Mega Session
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Shawn Kent Hayashi , CEO and founder, executive coach & high performing teams consultant, The Professional Development Group
Workplace Application:
Develop futuristic thinking skills, understand current disruptive trends, and learn methods for overcoming resistance to change. 

Transform the anxiety related to disruption into creativity. Given the ramped-up pace of change, the key competencies that leaders and teams need to develop are futuristic thinking and emotionally intelligent communication. Mastering these skills is essential for creating and nurturing a culture of innovation and growth and combatting resistance to change. Opportunities can come from disruption; this presentation empowers HR professionals to take the steps to ensure that their organizations are poised to seize them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Promote the development of futuristic thinking, a vital skill that only 3 percent of the population has mastered.
  • Use emotionally intelligent communication to combat resistance to change.
  • Develop new strategic plans within HR and across the organization, based on the opportunities that disruption brings.
MEGA SESSION Leading By Influence: How to Get Enthusiastic Buy-In and Cooperation Even If You Don't Have Authority
06/25/2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM | LVCC N109-114
Type: Mega Session
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Presenter:
Paul Endress, Founder and CEO, Maximum Advantage
Workplace Application:
Ask questions instead of using persuasion or logic to motivate and get buy-in from HR staff and other stakeholders in support of HR's vision and goals. 

As a leader, you are frequently expected to manage and obtain results from people and situations over which you lack managerial authority (you don't have it or can't use it, in the traditional sense of “do as I say”). To create win/win solutions, learn how to quickly find each person’s personal motivators and align your goals with them. Ask empowering questions of people, to help them discover unknown resources, solve their own problems, and take ownership of the solutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Get enthusiastic buy-in for HR initiatives from internal and external stakeholders by aligning your initiatives with their natural motivators.
  • Motivate staff and others to enthusiastically support your vision and goals (without changing them) by customizing your approach.
  • Create win/win solutions to problems by uncovering shared objectives, even when there don't appear to be any.
  • Influence leadership and staff at all levels—including those who are naturally change-resistant—to support organizational change.
  • Overcome objections and resistance by using the counterintuitive strategy of agreeing, rather than arguing.
Nine Minutes on Monday: The Quick and Easy Way to Go from Manager to Leader
06/25/2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM | Westgate Ballroom B
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Presenter:
James Robbins, President, The Robbins Group
Workplace Application:
Follow a quick and simple blueprint for increasing the engagement, motivation and productivity of your staff. 

Managers around the world are feeling the pressure of having too many plates to spin, but this inspirational, funny and highly practical session can help transform your leadership. Following this simple, easy-to-follow framework to see an increase in employee engagement, greater loyalty and motivation in your staff, and higher morale in your team.

Learning Objectives:

  • A simple framework that's easy to implement and sustain, to increase employee engagement.
  • The nine employee needs that lead to higher morale and ownership.
  • Three simple questions to help create more purposeful workplaces.
  • The three essential ingredients for employees’ jobs to motivate them.
  • How to increase an employee's sense of autonomy at work.
If They Do Not Know What You Believe In, How Do You Expect Them to Follow You?
06/25/2019 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM | Westgate Ballroom A
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Kirk Ginn, Vice president, HR, Atlas Sand
Workplace Application:
Insights, examples, excitement, and action items that enable you to infuse your company’s beliefs into your employees. 

Too often we tell ourselves that we need to watch and study other companies or industries to better mirror them. Instead of concerning ourselves with how much cooler and more agile or attractive others are, we should consider the fact that we may already work for an amazing company—we just don’t know how to identify and communicate what makes it a fantastic place to work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know your organization’s true value to itself.
  • Distinguish between what you are told and what you actually believe.
  • Discover what you need to believe, communicate, and live your value.
  • Actively move forward to “you doing you.”
Maintaining Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP: Tips for Recertifying with Purpose
06/25/2019 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM | LVCC N205-208
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: All Levels
Presenter:
Patricia Byrd, Director certification relations, Certification, SHRM
Workplace Application:
Learn about the SHRM recertification process and make the most of the many recertification resources available. 

Now that you have your SHRM credential, don’t lose it! Find out how to maximize the flexibility of SHRM’s recertification program. Whether you’ve just earned your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or you’ve had it for a few years, this informative session can help you create a recertification plan to achieve your career and professional development goals. Learn about all the tools and resources SHRM offers to make the process of maintaining your credential as efficient as possible.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a plan to meet your recertification goals with purpose.
  • Get tips for utilizing all the recertification tools and resources available to you.
MEGA SESSION You Can Be Perfect… Or You Can Be Happy™
06/25/2019 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM | LVCC N245-251
Type: Mega Session
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Presenter:
Karith Foster, Humorist, speaker
Workplace Application:
Laugh while learning to accept our perfectly imperfect lives. 

We have two choices: to be perfect or to be happy. The former is an impossibility; as for the latter, how do we find happiness in our imperfection? The presenter uses humorous stories, entertaining exercises, and some serious reality checks to answer that question, as we attempt the crazy balancing act called life. Be brought to a place of gratitude and acceptance of our perfectly imperfect lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Dispel the myth that perfection equals happiness. Confirm that happiness is a choice, not a constant.
  • Understand how seeking assistance or mentorship indicates strength and courage; end the perception that it indicates weakness.
  • See how our words, thoughts and actions can powerfully change the course of our lives.

06/26/2019

MEGA SESSION How to Identify “Strategy Blind Spots” During Strategic Planning
06/26/2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | LVCC N245-251
Type: Mega Session
Track: Leadership

1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Presenter:
Sherrin Ross Ingram, Chief Executive Officer, International Center for Strategic Planning
Workplace Application:
Improve strategic execution by learning how to use effective vetting techniques and tools to expose the blind spots in your strategies. 

Leaders often invest a great deal of time and money into developing the right goals to grow their business and outperform their competition. They often fail to protect these investments, however, by failing to develop actionable strategies or to vet their strategies before implementing them. They also neglect to carefully devise a plan to develop the real drivers of success: the right mindset and personal attributes for fully executing specific goals and strategies. This content-rich interactive session teaches simple step-by-step processes for turning strategies from average to actionable, and for accelerating development of the mindset and attributes needed for success. Leaders will also learn how to avoid common strategic planning mistakes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to use the nine filters for vetting a strategy.
  • Proactively identify the blind spots in your strategies.
  • Link company growth and personal development to create an organizational competitive advantage.
  • Learn how to avoid common mistakes in strategic planning.
  • Recognize hidden strategy pitfalls that undermine employee engagement and stifle consistent progress.