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06/11/2022

HR Department of One: Strategies for Success*
06/11/2022 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Type: Seminar

*Additional registration and fee required.

Heading an HR Department of One (HR DOO) is a daunting task. Time is short; resources are limited; and constantly shifting priorities can be a major issue. In this 10-hour, hands-on learning program, you will join other HR DOOs to learn to analyze and enhance the HR practices in your organization. You will discover a three-step framework (Assess, Build, Map) to help you measure your current practices, build a set of realistic best practices, and map those practices to what is achievable in your organization. You will learn from an expert instructor during a series of topic-based conversations and activities focused on themes particularly relevant to HR DOOs.

Program Objectives

How You Will Benefit:

  • Use the framework of assess, build, map to create a realistic plan for analyzing and elevating HR in your organization
  • Define talent acquisition strategies that attract more quality candidates
  • Identify employee development and engagement strategies that impact employee retention
  • Assess your organizational culture and determine the role HR plays in maintaining and shaping culture
  • Determine the balance between strategy and operations in your approach to HR
  • Describe communication strategies for building effective relationships with business leaders

*Additional registration and fee required.

Inclusive Workplace Culture: Leading and Sustaining a Culture Transformation*
06/11/2022 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Type: Seminar

*Additional registration and fee required.

Numerous research studies confirm that diverse workforces lead in innovation, productivity and profitability. The key to unlocking these organizational benefits is to create supportive environments where authenticity and psychological safety thrive. In this enlightening, scenario-based course, you will discover the characteristics and impact of a comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion approach, including how to increase diversity and support equity within the structure of your organization. 

Through meaningful discussions that highlight what an inclusive culture is, why it matters and how to develop one, you will acquire tools and techniques to foster a meaningful culture of belonging for your staff. You will learn how to make mindful decisions; support sustainable change; and build strong initiatives to engage, develop and motivate your employees. 

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Explore techniques to create, maintain, and measure an inclusive workplace through communication, mentorship, hiring practices, executive level support, facilitation, listening, data reporting, and training
  • Apply strategies that foster inclusion to common workplace situations by addressing implicit bias, making mindful decisions, and reinforcing positive change
  • Write a plan that identifies next steps for creating an inclusive workplace culture at your organization

Day 1 of 2

Leading Workplace Investigations*
06/11/2022 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Type: Seminar

*Additional registration and fee required.

Workplace Investigations provide the basis for organizational policies, procedures and work rules. This unique, intensive learning program, taught by industry experts, allows you to explore SHRM’s best-practice framework for leading independent workplace investigations. Using a real-world case study and in-depth legal scenarios, this learning experience provides you with the opportunity to test your investigative skills in a safe and supportive learning environment of your peers from a wide network of professions. You will leave with proven, practical tools and techniques as you prepare to conduct your own workplace investigations.

Program Objectives

How You Will Benefit:

  • Describe and apply the 7-step framework for conducting effective workplace investigations both in person and remotely
  • Identify the competencies associated with an investigator
  • Define the role of an investigator
  • List the pros and cons of formal investigations
  • Name the goals of the workplace investigation process

*Additional registration and fee required.

People Analytics: Taking Data-Driven Action*
06/11/2022 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Type: Seminar

*Additional registration and fee required.

In today’s organizations, talent is the most significant investment, yet most people-related decisions are made in the absence of hard data. In this interactive course, you will learn how to use a people-analytics plan to propel the analytics program in your organization. You will explore the analytics maturity model and discover the importance of leveraging strategic partnerships to build your organization's analytics potential. Also, you will become equipped to take a greater leadership role as you begin using analytics to influence your organization's goals and provide decision-makers with greater insight into workforce related issues.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify organizational problems that can be addressed through people analytics
  • Explore quantitative and qualitative tools and methods
  • Analyze a sample data set using the people analytics project framework
  • Use storytelling to elevate organizational insights

Day 1 of 2

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation*
06/11/2022 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Type: Seminar

*Additional registration and fee required.

This comprehensive program, led by a SHRM-certified HR practitioner, will help prepare you to earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. You will experience a detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Applied Skills & Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™). During your learning experience, your expert facilitator will build upon the foundation you've already established through your studies, guiding you through interactive discussions, sample test questions and periodic progress checks. You will be able to identify your areas of strength and build on them, and pinpoint areas where you need further concentrated study in preparation for either exam. Your dynamic classroom experience, along with your in-depth study of the SHRM Learning System, will help ensure that you're well-prepared and confident on exam day. 

NEW! Bonus feature: Test Taking Tips Session

All SHRM Certification Preparation course participants receive access to an exclusive session on test taking tips, covering topics including:

  • Overcoming test anxiety
  • Studying in a way that leverages your strengths 
  • Dispelling popular myths about the exam

Day 1 of 2

Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization’s Strategy*
06/11/2022 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Type: Seminar

*Additional registration and fee required.

Are you ready to help your organization win the talent war? Get prepared for the fight by learning proven talent acquisition strategies in this engaging course designed to equip you for real-world application. You will explore innovative recruiting and sourcing strategies for developing a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline. You will also learn a step-by-step approach for improving your candidates’ experience and your employment branding.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Build your talent acquisition strategy to attract top talent
  • Market an employment brand that positions your organization as an employer of choice
  • Incorporate workforce planning as part of the process for developing a robust talent pipeline
  • Expand strategies for recruiting and sourcing
  • Create a positive candidate experience
  • Evaluate and select candidates that are a right fit for your organization
  • Measure the impact of your talent acquisition strategy using metrics

Day 1 of 2

701: Leadership Skills for the Senior HR Professional: Mastering the Art of Negotiation
06/11/2022 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the tools to negotiate with the toughest CEO, vendor or employee whether live OR via zoom! 

*Additional registration and fee required.

If you think negotiating skills are only for salespeople, think again! Every single relationship in your work life entails some negotiation. True, it's often linked to sales (or business), but that limited perspective ignores the fact that negotiation pervades all aspects of the senior HR professional's life. Trying to increase your company's productivity levels? Considering expanding product lines (and therefore people)? Buying a competitor? Going global? Leading a team to increase your employee's engagement level? Attempting to get the best deal from your new benefits provider? Asking for your own well-deserved promotion? In all of these situations, you'll have to negotiate to succeed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overcome the zoom divide to get to the heart of the other side's concerns during negotiations.
  • Discover the 5 Negotiation Styles (Avoid, Compete, Accommodate, Collaborate, Compromise) and when to employ (and avoid) each.
  • Use objective vs. subjective negotiation criteria.
  • Reframe negative internal conversations that can sabotage your negotiation prowess.
  • Keep emotions in check even when things get heated.
702: Building and Activating Your Culture: A Workshop
06/11/2022 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Jack Gottlieb, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Total Solutions Group
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to transform business by focusing on company culture. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

Your business only works as well as your culture does, but you may not even know what your culture is, how it was formed, who's influencing it, and whether it's driving your business forward or holding you back. After 18 years of studying thousands of organizations across the country and consulting for the leaders who run them, we have discovered specific characteristics and flaws of these organizations. This session introduces executives, directors and managers to the reasons behind these problems and sheds light on solutions that get to the source, not the symptoms. Every organization is unique; there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That's why this session is designed by YOU, the participant, and led by expert facilitators to help coach and guide you to your own solutions by exploring your own wisdom and hearing from other, like-minded professionals in the field.

This is a true consulting session where you work with CEO Jack Gottlieb as he facilitates this workshop to drive the results that are Really Most Important™ now and for the long term in your culture, strategy and capability. We'll focus on your targeted outcomes to help you build and implement end-to-end solutions to achieve a culture-driven transformation, ensuring that your people can take ownership of and replicate this impact going forward.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about a comprehensive model and five-step evaluation process that focuses on organizational development and culture transformation and takes into account the top needs of the group during this co-created experience.
  • Engage in a high-level conversation with executives, directors and managers to get the most out of their wisdom, group sharing and the conference as a whole.
  • Complete a mini assessment at the start of the session and then co-create a strategic action plan for your organizational culture and L&D function.
703: California HR Boot Camp: What You Need to Know about Employment Laws/Regulations in CA!
06/11/2022 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Lauraine Bifulco, President, Vantaggio HR, ltd.
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the unique employment laws in California with a focus on where CA diverges from federal law. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

This training session is dedicated to companies headquartered outside of California with facilities and employees in California, for firms just entering the California HR arena, or for anyone that wants a deep dive into CA HR compliance. This session will cover some of California's complex and often confusing employment laws and regulations including the "danger zones" where you need to be savvy. We will exercise your brain and tone your HR muscles so that you are able to recognize the issues that can present risk to your organization in California. With this high intensity and interactive training, you will obtain tools to navigate the complex employment landscape of California and will learn practical skills for reducing liability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover key Elements of California Wage and Hour and Employee Benefits
  • Discuss Exempt and Non-Exempt Employment Classification in California.
  • Review Harassment and Discrimination.
  • Understand Leave Administration
  • Discuss Accommodation
  • Review Workers Compensation Insurance
704: Conflict is WAR! Conflict and Confrontation Skills for HR Professionals
06/11/2022 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Julie D. Burch, Professional Speaker and Author, Julie Burch Speaks!
Workplace Application:
Attendee will have a brand new way of thinking about conflict and actionable techniques for handling confrontational situations. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

Conflict is everywhere, and unavoidable, no matter how hard we try. Unfortunately, confrontation is a necessary byproduct and it's what you do with it that's key. If you have ever avoided saying what needed to be said because you hate conflict or regretted saying something in the heat of the moment, then this is the session for you. In this dynamic, high energy, and highly interactive training you will learn the best conflict management skills, what conflict is, and what it means to confront someone. Attendees will learn how to effectively manage conflict and confrontation in the real world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what conflict really is and why we avoid it so you can confidently address any future issue
  • Understand the difference between conflict and confrontation and why that is critical to your success
  • Learn specific steps and language to use when addressing any confrontation
705: Performance Management for Greatness: Taking the SCARE Out of Performance Management
06/11/2022 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Arthur D. Jackson, President and Chief Consultant, ENPM, Inc.
Workplace Application:
When it comes to ‘performance management’ everyone involved dreads the idea of sitting down and discussing what has and what has not been accomplished and all of those scary emotions can get in the way of the main goals of the performance management process. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

Well, it’s almost the scariest time of the year. Especially if you’re the HR professional. Or the manager. Or the team member. Let’s face it. When it comes to ‘performance management’ everyone involved dreads the idea of sitting down and discussing what has and what has not been accomplished. And all of those scary emotions can get in the way of the main goals of the performance management process: Energize the team member to transform them into ‘A-Game’ performers; Achieve those organizational goals in an effective, systematic and repeatable way; Foster commitment to the mission and vision; and Generate a climate of increased productivity!

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and overview performance management as a system.
  • Discuss why leaders are … So afraid.
  • Tackle some of the challenges of performance management.

06/12/2022

801: Managing Your Managers to Manage Better: A Practical and Necessary Look
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Michael S. Cohen, J.D., Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to train managers to become better managers and leaders. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

How many times has it happened? We promote high-performing employees into management positions because they are good at their jobs, and then we send them off in the hopes that they have the ability to lead. MISTAKE! We cannot assume that our managers, new or experienced, have the tools necessary to lead and manage those who report to them. These skills are not inherent in everyone, and managers frequently must be taught how to manage. This fast-paced, business-focused, interactive workshop will take you through the education managers need most. Even more, we will give you the actual material and presentations so that you, as an HR professional, can bring this knowledge back to your organization. We will focus on the hiring and interview processes, performance management (including documenting discipline and performance appraisals), how to deal with employees who aren’t meeting business needs, the importance of empathy in keeping employees engaged and motivated, reporting responsibilities when complaints are brought or medical conditions are disclosed, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify the subject matter on which managers must be educated.
  • Learn training techniques so you can provide your managers the tools they need to lead effectively.
  • Evaluate how managers can keep their employees motivated and engaged through “soft skills” and effective performance management.
  • Learn how to analyze the skills managers need with respect to hiring and interviewing, as well as reporting complaints that are brought to their attention.
802: Preparing to Lead: Critical Project Management Skills for the HR Professional
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the step-by-step processes and easy-to-implement tools for successfully managing cross-functional projects big or small, globally or locally, live or via zoom. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

Managing projects can be challenging, especially if they span multiple divisions, time zones, countries, oh and everyone is working remotely. Done wrong, it can destroy careers (and companies!). Done right, it can garner you a "seat at the table." From global outsourcing to workplace analytics to leading company-wide change management initiatives, the HR executive has unique insights into what motivates and engages employees thus giving them the edge at spearheading projects that directly impact the company's bottom line. To do so though requires your Project Management skills and leadership chops to be in peak performance and constantly at the ready. This highly interactive session will prepare you to lead by providing in-depth, step-by-step instructions and tools.

Learning Objectives:

  • Receive  In-depth analysis of pre-project planning.
  • Define deliverables in financial terms your senior leaders care about.
  • Conduct comprehensive risk probability vs. impact analysis to determine the likeliest causes for your project to become derailed and how to plan for and overcome those.
  • Discover easy-to-implement Project Management tools to help you plan for and manage your project including Gap and SWOT analyses, Fishbone (Cause & Effect) diagrams, Goal Breakdown Structure diagram, RACI matrix and several types of Gantt charts.
  • Discuss potential software tools that can help you get organized and track your project.
803: Leading through Change and Crisis: Critical Skills for HR Professionals' Careers and Organizations
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Barbara Anne Trautlein , Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
Workplace Application:
Attendees learn to influence change and expand HR’s impact to lead through crises, achieve measurable results, and build change-capable cultures. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

Effectiveness in the HR role hinges upon leading through change and crisis. By learning to lead change (not just manage change or cope with change), which includes developing change leadership capacity in their organizations, HR professionals are poised to make a strategic, bottom-line impact. Participants will walk-away with both actionable tactics to influence change more effectively themselves as well as real-world strategies to develop this capability in the leaders, teams, and organizations they serve.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to lead through change and crisis by effectively collaborating with stakeholders up, down, and across your workplace to increase your impact for your organization, team, and career.
  • Diagnose one’s own change leader style (including strengths, blind spots, and developmental tactics), discover how to coach others to develop theirs, and identify 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.
  • Explore actionable insights from neuroscience and psychology, relevant implications derived from a global database of 20,000 change leaders-at-all-levels, and real-world experience leading change in a wide variety of industries about 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, to help oneself and one’s organization lead through this time of massive global crisis as well as to build an enabling foundation to succeed through all the inevitable changes to come.
804: The Basics & Beyond: Everything You Need to Know About Building LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Tara B. Taylor , Managing Director, ADR Vantage, Inc.
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn strategies and best practices for implementing inclusive workplace practices and managing common human resource scenarios that involve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and other gender/sexual minority (LGBTQ+) employees. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

Workplaces that go beyond nondiscrimination policies to cultivate climates of true inclusion are a win-win for both employers and employees. In fact, increasing research shows that capitalizing on effective LGBTQ-inclusion practices can lead to higher productivity, better rates of talent attraction and retention, increased innovation, higher employee satisfaction, and overall bottom-line benefits for employers of any size. This highly interactive session provides an in-depth look at the unique needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ workers; reviews current legal requirements; examines real-life case studies; gives examples of effective inclusion policies; and offers best practices for addressing common human resources scenarios involving LGBTQ+ employees. You will walk away with plenty of easy-to-implement ideas for the everyday workplace as well as resources and support for developing your organization’s DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion) efforts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become more familiar with current LGBTQ+ inclusive terminology, pronoun usage and relevant data that impacts LGBTQ+ employees.
  • Understand the differences among terms including sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
  • Learn best approaches for policies and practices for transgender and transitioning employees.
  • Explore specific human resources scenarios that involve LGBTQ+ workers.
  • Discuss and develop strategies to create more welcoming and inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees.
805: Benefits Bootcamp: Basics Plus COVID, Transparency & Surprise Billing
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Jay M. Kirschbaum, Benefits Compliance - Director and Sr. V.P., World Insurance Associates
Presenter:
Suzanne Bach, VP and Senior ERISA Attorney, Lockton Companies
Workplace Application:
Attendees will review a concise outline of compliance requirements for employer sponsored welfare plans. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

The rules regarding employee benefit plans are complex and seemingly unrelated.  This session will provide the overall framework for understanding and applying the various laws and regulations that employers need to be aware of as they design and administer their employee benefit programs.   We will cover ERISA, the IRC, COBRA, HIPAA, the ACA, the new transparency and surprise billing requirements as well as any leftover (we hope they are left over next year) COVID-related mandates.  Time constraints will not permit deep dives into all the specifics, but the overview is designed to provide a structure for understanding the overall structure of the rules identifying potential issues to address before they become actual issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of employer sponsored welfare benefits.
  • Understand how the various compliance areas - ERISA, tax, COBRA, HIPAA, ACA, etc. are applied to employee benefits.
  • Understand how the various compliance obligations work in conjunction with each other.
  • Understand when employers can make decisions about their plans from a practical perspective and when they need to get legal advice.
  • Understand the basics of employee benefit compliance sufficiently to design welfare plans to meet the needs of the employer's workforce while staying compliant with the rules and regulations that govern employee benefits.
806: The Most Critical Metric Employee Resource Groups Can Share with HR Teams to Combat the Great Resignation
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Business (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Christine Michel Carter, Author and Working Parents ERG Expert, Minority Woman Marketing, LLC
Workplace Application:
With the median number of years that wage and salary workers stay with their current employer at just four years, it would benefit human resources teams to view ERGs as an informal partner or stakeholder. The most innovative HR teams would view these groups as a dynamic retention tool. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

ERGs encourage team members to think about their growth and career development- inside and outside of the organization. Yes, it’s ultimately up to the employer to actively monitor employee morale and provide opportunities for advancement, but ERGs are an (often) untapped resource.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how the ERGs can interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations for HR.
  • Learn one proprietary metric ERGs can share back with HR teams to improve their business acumen.
  • Hear from other ERG and HR leaders on how they provide guidance to organizational stakeholders.
807: Workplace Ethics: Mastering Ethical Leadership and Sustaining a Moral Workplace
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Paul Falcone, Principal, Paul Falcone Workplace Leadership Consulting, LLC, HR Strategies & Solutions
Workplace Application:
Attendees will master the ethical challenges you may face on a practical basis as an HR practitioner and business leader. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

Our evolving workplace has us experiencing evolutionary change at revolutionary speed. Challenges posed by COVID have forced us to reinvent the workplace like never before. How you navigate the moral and ethical implications of massive change is critical to establishing employee trust and commitment. Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching, and ethics is a contact sport that requires practice and focus to build moral muscle memory. Consistency, fairness, and transparency are the keys to employee engagement and productivity, and sustaining a moral workplace is your core foundation. Look to the power of ethical leadership to strengthen your culture and explore the practical nuances of ethical decision-making that affect your business and people operations every day.

Learning Objectives:

  • Appreciate the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and its surprisingly significant “teeth”.
  • Move from a compliance mindset to making ethics personal and the core component of your Human capital strategy.
  • Master common ethical challenges your frontline leaders face every day, including ethical blind spots that may otherwise miss awareness.
  • Establish a new way forward in creating a model workplace and enhancing your corporate culture.
808: Mind-numbing vs Mind-blowing: How to Energize Your Presentation
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Orleans Convention Center
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Glenn Anderson, The Performance Catalyst Speaker, Glenn Anderson Speaks
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the basics of designing, developing and delivering all types of presentations and public speaking opportunities, both virtually or face-to-face. 

*Additional registration and fee required.

Presentations, both virtual and face-to-face, are enjoyable and effective when the speaker is sharing their passion and energy with the audience. Whether you are staring at your computer screen doing a Zoom presentation or you are actually lucky enough to be standing in front of a live audience with a projector and some slides, how exactly is that accomplished? Speakers have power! In this workshop you will discover the characteristics of a great presentation – a strong opening, positive body language, proper usage of slides and charts, good time management, handling questions and many more. Discover how to survive and thrive with virtual presentations. The focus of this workshop is on the basics of designing, developing and delivering all types of presentations and public speaking opportunities, both virtually or face-to-face.

Whether you are presenting to your own department, speaking with the public or spontaneously answering questions, this workshop will help you gain confidence and grow your public speaking skills. Explore the power you have as a speaker with this entertaining, instructional and interactive workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Capture the audience’s attention and keep it, whether presenting in-person or virtually.
  • Present yourself with energy though voice, movement and proper use of tech and visual aids.
  • Manage content development and presentation length.
  • Handle spontaneous speaking and Q&A with confidence.
  • Utilize your power as a presenter.
Inclusive Workplace Culture: Leading and Sustaining a Culture Transformation*
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Type: Seminar

*Additional registration and fee required.

Numerous research studies confirm that diverse workforces lead in innovation, productivity and profitability. The key to unlocking these organizational benefits is to create supportive environments where authenticity and psychological safety thrive. In this enlightening, scenario-based course, you will discover the characteristics and impact of a comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion approach, including how to increase diversity and support equity within the structure of your organization. 

Through meaningful discussions that highlight what an inclusive culture is, why it matters and how to develop one, you will acquire tools and techniques to foster a meaningful culture of belonging for your staff. You will learn how to make mindful decisions; support sustainable change; and build strong initiatives to engage, develop and motivate your employees. 

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Explore techniques to create, maintain, and measure an inclusive workplace through communication, mentorship, hiring practices, executive level support, facilitation, listening, data reporting, and training
  • Apply strategies that foster inclusion to common workplace situations by addressing implicit bias, making mindful decisions, and reinforcing positive change
  • Write a plan that identifies next steps for creating an inclusive workplace culture at your organization

Day 2 of 2

People Analytics: Taking Data-Driven Action*
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Type: Seminar

*Additional registration and fee required.

In today’s organizations, talent is the most significant investment, yet most people-related decisions are made in the absence of hard data. In this interactive course, you will learn how to use a people-analytics plan to propel the analytics program in your organization. You will explore the analytics maturity model and discover the importance of leveraging strategic partnerships to build your organization's analytics potential. Also, you will become equipped to take a greater leadership role as you begin using analytics to influence your organization's goals and provide decision-makers with greater insight into workforce related issues.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify organizational problems that can be addressed through people analytics
  • Explore quantitative and qualitative tools and methods
  • Analyze a sample data set using the people analytics project framework
  • Use storytelling to elevate organizational insights

Day 2 of 2

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation*
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Type: Seminar

*Additional registration and fee required.

This comprehensive program, led by a SHRM-certified HR practitioner, will help prepare you to earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. You will experience a detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Applied Skills & Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™). During your learning experience, your expert facilitator will build upon the foundation you've already established through your studies, guiding you through interactive discussions, sample test questions and periodic progress checks. You will be able to identify your areas of strength and build on them, and pinpoint areas where you need further concentrated study in preparation for either exam. Your dynamic classroom experience, along with your in-depth study of the SHRM Learning System, will help ensure that you're well-prepared and confident on exam day. 

NEW! Bonus feature: Test Taking Tips Session

All SHRM Certification Preparation course participants receive access to an exclusive session on test taking tips, covering topics including:

  • Overcoming test anxiety
  • Studying in a way that leverages your strengths 
  • Dispelling popular myths about the exam

Day 2 of 2

Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization’s Strategy*
06/12/2022 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Type: Seminar

*Additional registration and fee required.

Are you ready to help your organization win the talent war? Get prepared for the fight by learning proven talent acquisition strategies in this engaging course designed to equip you for real-world application. You will explore innovative recruiting and sourcing strategies for developing a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline. You will also learn a step-by-step approach for improving your candidates’ experience and your employment branding.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Build your talent acquisition strategy to attract top talent
  • Market an employment brand that positions your organization as an employer of choice
  • Incorporate workforce planning as part of the process for developing a robust talent pipeline
  • Expand strategies for recruiting and sourcing
  • Create a positive candidate experience
  • Evaluate and select candidates that are a right fit for your organization
  • Measure the impact of your talent acquisition strategy using metrics

Day 2 of 2