Mike Aitken


Valorie Burton


Steve Gilliland


Andy Masters


Tim Sackett

2018 Conference Schedule

Thursday 8-9 a.m.
• Ballroom - Keynote: Valorie Burton “Resilient & Ready. How to Thrive Through Challenge & Change”

Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
• Dapper II, Tim Sackett “The Recruiting Technology Great Companies are using to Attract Top Talent”
• Dapper I, Scott Moore “Latest Trends in Labor & Employment Law”
• Dapper III, Mark Haner & Vicki Christ, “Is Your Company Culture Lost in Translation? It’s More Than a Mural on the Wall”
• Gatsby, Cara Kirsch “Driving in Circles with your Healthcare Strategy? Join Us for a Clear Roadmap”
• Fedora II, Beverly Kracher “Busting BlindSpots”

Thursday 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Dapper II, Lona Smart “Create the Employee Experience”
• Dapper I, Chad Richter “Is Your Website Compliant with the ADA?”
• Dapper III, Valorie Burton “Coaching for Success: How to Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Others.”
• Gatsby, Ashlei Spivei “Where are the Blindspots? A Deeper Dive into Unconscious Bias”
• Fedora II, Dan Gilbert & Stuart Chittenden “Think Big and Think Little: Creating & Applying Innovative Ideas”

Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
• Ballroom, Keynote Mike Aitken “Washington Outlook for HR Policy”

Thursday 2-3 p.m.
• Dapper II, Jon Pearson & Stephanie Roob  “Setback to Success-
Engineering Resiliency in the Face of Change.”
• Dapper I, Amy Peck “Navigating Business Immigration in the Trump Era”
• Dapper III, Brett & Blake Hoogeveen “Stupid Things Leaders Do - A Guide to NOT Ruining Your Culture”
• Gatsby, Heather Hanover & Lisa Henning “Using Your Company’s Health Status to Create a Safe Workplace”
• Fedora II, Andie Gordman & Nancy Conway “Advance Yourself, Advance Your Organization - Everything You Wanted to Know About SHRM Certification”

Thursday 3:15-4:15 p.m.
• Ballroom,Keynote Tim Sackett “The Talent Fix: How Every Company Can Have Great Talent!”

Friday  7-8 a.m.
• “Dale Carnegie”

Friday 8-9 a.m.
• Dapper II, Larry Stemberg, “Managing to Make a Difference”
• Dapper I, Kelli Lieurance “Rebels, Wookies, and the Empire:
Employment Law Case Studies through “Star Wars”
• Dapper III, Andy Masters, “Humor in the Workplace for HR Professionals. Not Just How, But Why”
• Gatsby, Andrew Malahowski, “Beyond Major Medical: Key Compliance Issues”
• Fedora II, Parker McKenna “Gaining Credibility and Building Awareness for the New HR Professional”

Friday 9:15-10:15 a.m.
• Dapper II, Nancy Conway “Workplace Flexibility”
• Dapper I, Pam Bourne “Sexual Harrassment”
• Dapper III, Steve Gilliland “Enjoy the Ride”
• Gatsby, Andy Neary “Unhittable Benefits Package”
• Fedora II, Ryan Bouda, “Dealing with Difficult People”

Friday 10:30-11:30 p.m.
• Dapper II, Merle Riepe, “Reduce Turnover by Perfecting Prediction”
• Dapper I, Kerri Reisdorff  “ADA, FMLA and PDA - Loud and Clear!”
• Dapper III, Danielle Crough “Executing a Successful HR Strategy, the Unwritten Rule for Success”
• Gatsby, Craig Johnson “Emerging Benefits”
• Fedora II, “Dale Carnegie”

Friday 12-1 p.m.
• Ballroom, Keynote, Andy Masters “HR Leadership Lessons from H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D!”

Friday 1:15-2:15 p.m.
• Dapper II, Maren Hogan “Targeting Passive Candidates: Why They’re ALL Passive Candidates”
• Dapper I, Rick Jeffries “Building a Culture of Information Security”
• Dapper III, Sean Abbas, “The Best Culture Wins”

Friday 1:15-2:15 p.m.
• Gatsby, Buzz Garlock, “Fiduciary Fundamentals - Balancing Roles,
Responsibilities and Risk”
• Fedora II, Sarah Moylan, “Diversity and Inclusion”

Friday 2:30-3:30 p.m.
• Ballroom, Closing Keynote, Steve Gilliland “Hide your Goat”