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06/23/2024

803: Conflict De-escalation and Resolution for the HR Professional
06/23/2024 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Additional Fee and Registration Required
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Robert Bogue, President, Thor Projects LLC
Presenter:
Terri Bogue, Chief Operations Officer, Thor Projects LLC
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to approach and resolve conflict from a constructive, emotionally intelligent perspective. 

Conflict is everywhere, and it's unavoidable. For many of us, it can be hard to admit that we're not as good at effectively resolving conflict as we'd like to be. However, we have different tools at our disposal that help us navigate the waters of conflict – we just must figure out how to use them. Learn to identify the conditions that create conflict, the specific causes that trigger it, and the techniques for resolving conflict.     Conflict takes many forms, including the agitated employee or manager who must be redirected from the situation, helped to deescalate their anger, and finally gotten into a dialogue about how to solve the problem. In this session, we'll address the full range of conflicts from the critical to the chronic and what to do about each of them to reach understanding – even if agreement isn't possible.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate techniques to redirect and de-escalate conflict wherever it occurs.
  • Show quick techniques that you can use to help improve your employees' and managers' emotional intelligence.
  • Evaluate the causes for conflict and what can be done about them.
  • Create solutions for conflict.
804: Map it out: The Essentials to Building a DEI Strategy and Roadmap
06/23/2024 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Additional Fee and Registration Required
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Benjamin J. McCall, Principal, Focus Consulting
Workplace Application:
Attendees will gain a practical understanding of how to assess their need for appropriate steps and initiatives to evaluate DEI strategy and ensure the proper roadmap is built focusing on identifying your internal challenges so employees are treated fairly and the work that is done is long term for strategic diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts reveal that progress is being made with DEI but there's more to be done. So where should you begin and what should you begin your journey towards a more inclusive and equitable workplace? It can be a challenge to know the practical ways to start, and steps toward implementation. Recent studies on the state of  Evaluate your DEI Initiatives with a comprehensive checklist for HR and employers that focuses on identifying your internal challenges and recognizing and correcting biases in four key pillars: talent acquisition, performance management, compensation practices, and learning and development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Suggestions to evaluate the past and current state of your Organizations DEI practices.
  • Outline steps and provide a checklist to map out potential DEI efforts.
  • Identify measures to use after you have started your program implementation.
  • Discuss the organizational and cultural that are creating roadblocks for this work.
808: Empowering Human Resource Leaders: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Through Real-World Strategies and Case Studies
06/23/2024 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Additional Fee and Registration Required
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Christopher CJ Gross, Founder and CEO, Ascension Worldwide
Workplace Application:
Participants will learn how to overcome Imposter Syndrome in the workplace which can lead to decision paralysis, decreased job productivity, employee distrust, and even burnout impacting employee engagement and organizational effectiveness. 

A recent study confirms that 80 percent of HR professionals experience imposter syndrome at work. This session offers an inspiring and research-based exploration of imposter syndrome in the context of human resource leadership. Drawing upon empirical evidence and insightful studies, we will delve into HR leaders' unique challenges and how imposter syndrome can hinder their growth. Through polling, music, and group discussions, participants will gain proven strategies highlighted in CJ's book that empower HR professionals to conquer imposter syndrome.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of imposter syndrome and its impact on HR leaders.
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of imposter syndrome within oneself and within their team.
  • Explore real-world strategies and techniques to overcome imposter syndrome and foster authentic leadership.
  • Apply practical tools and case studies to create a supportive environment that promotes personal and professional growth within their organizations.
Mastering the Future: Eight Shifts Every HR Leader Needs to Make Before 2030
06/23/2024 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM S406B, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Shirley Davis, SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.
Presenter:
Delatorro McNeal, CEO, Platinum Performance Global LLC
Workplace Application:
Learn eight key shifts that will transform your role as an HR professional and position your organization to remain relevant and competitive for the next generation of workers. 

This is a must-attend session for HR leaders who want to lead transformation efforts that will proactively shape the future of HR and enable your organizations to remain competitive and to thrive in a continuously complex and rapidly evolving world. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the tools for how to master personal and organization transformation that is sustainable;
  • Describe and apply eight important shifts that are necessary to remain relevant, strategic, and impactful in your role as an HR leader.
  • Engage in interactive dialogue, self-reflection, and practical exercises that reinforce your learnings for immediate application.
Securing the Oxygen Mask: Developing Our Own Cultural Competence First
06/23/2024 01:45 PM - 02:05 PM Spotlight Stage 1, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Sara Taylor, President and Founder, DeepSEE Consulting
Workplace Application:
To maximize innovation and opportunity and minimize conflict or confusion we need to build the cultural competency skills of individuals in the workplace to be their most successful and effective selves as they interact across those differences. 

As HR practitioners, we may think we're above average in our 'cultural competence,' but are we? Twenty+ years of research shows that only 2.5% of us can see the full complexity of differences and adapt effectively. There is an impactful framework that hundreds of organizations use to build CC. Packed with practical tools as well as engaging activities, you will leave understanding your own cultural competence as well as how to develop it in others.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the stages of cultural competence and explore implications of each stage for D&I work.
  • Learn general strategies for advancing cultural competence.
  • Practice developing competence through brains-on activities.
  • Identify tpreferred cultural style of communication.
  • Receive a guide with activities to continue developing.
Go Beyond Engagement: Cultivate a Happy and Fulfilled Workforce
06/23/2024 02:15 PM - 02:35 PM Spotlight Stage 1, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Diane Allen, Flow State Speaker & Violinist, Beyond Engagement™
Workplace Application:
Attendees will gain steps to increase employee happiness and fulfillment. 

Repeated on Monday at 10:30am

A happy & fulfilled workforce is today's competitive advantage. This session will give you a 3-Step Flow Strategy System to increase the meaning, joy, and fulfillment with your workforce. With her Copper Dragon Violin in hand, Violinist, and Global Flow State Authority Diane Allen will walk you through the steps to connect what your people love, with the work that they do. According to Diane, flow is when your genius and heart become one.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain basic knowledge and neuroscience of the Flow State.
  • Learn the 3 Questions that gives people the path to love their job.
  • Tap into your highest levels of performance, on demand.
  • Utilize the 3 Questions to coach employees to access high levels of productivity, personal fulfillment, and happiness.
  • Include the 3 Questions during job interviews to improve the recruitment process increasing a candidate's job satisfaction and longevity in the organization.

06/24/2024

The Future of HR is not HR
06/24/2024 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM S103, South Building - Level 1(MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Jack Gottlieb, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Total Solutions Group
Workplace Application:
Learn and immerse in the seven critical shifts and the necessary alignment we need in order to achieve what's Really Most Important now and for the long term transformation of our organizations. 

The last several years have brought unforeseen disruption and uncertainty that continues to evolve when it comes to the future of our organizations and economy, not just our work. Whether changing dynamics in what customers really need and want to economic and societal instability to what employees really want from their careers and lives. HR, Talent, OD, and L&D leaders are facing historic challenges in what the real priorities are, how we navigate an extremely competitive talent landscape, manage an exhausted workforce, and pressure to control costs.   To turn this around requires more than just hiring and training great people based on their job expectations and then holding them accountable during their year-end review. Through our work with over 150 companies in leading transformation from turnarounds to hyper growth and exhaustive research over the past three years, we will learn and immerse in the seven critical shifts and the necessary alignment we need in order to achieve what's Really Most Important now and for the long term transformation of our organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Shifts: Immerse into the seven critical shifts we must make as HR/Talent/L&D enterprises to lead the future of your organizations. Prioritize purpose over priorities. Foster ownership instead of engagement. Be an embedded partner instead of an order taker. Build capability rather than talent or skill. Emphasize value creation over job responsibilities. Focus on impact and revenue generation rather than metrics and being a cost center. Promote total well-being for employees instead of just managing their stress.
  • Alignment: Align the seven critical shifts with the strategic priorities of your organization to forge inclusive solutions for both your customers and employees at the same time.
  • Transformation: Achieve accountability and urgency organization wide to the critical objectives that exist today while building long-term enterprise value-no matter the scale of your initiatives.
Why the Generations Love to Hate Each Other...And What You Can Do about It
06/24/2024 08:00 AM - 08:20 AM Spotlight Stage 2, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Alan Cabelly, Ph.D, SHRM-SCP, Executive Director, Portland Leadership Institute
Workplace Application:
Improve communication between workers of different generations in order to foster workplace productivity. 

GenZ accounts for nearly 30% of today's workforce, and workers over age 55 encompass another 25%. One group is proficient in technology, while the other is well-versed in interpersonal dynamics and office politics. One's strength is the other's weakness and of course, they have learned to hate each other. Or so we are told.  We'll examine these demeaning stereotypes, acknowledge that while there is some grain of truth to them, they do not serve the modern corporation well. As GenX becomes the leaders of the 21st century organization, what can YOU do, in whatever age group you belong to, to increase your personal effectiveness and that of your company? You'll be surprised at what you'll find out.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn that there are fewer differences between the generations than has been believed.
  • Understand how members of each generation can help members of other generations improve their skill sets.
  • Understand the challenges you face when working with other generations.
  • Give you the skills necessary to enable you to work more effectively with those of other generations.
  • Improve organizational effectiveness and communication across the generations.
Balancing Brilliance: Corporate Leadership Strategies on Identifying Burnout and Cultivating Resilience
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Regency Ballroom, Level 2 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Dr. Felice Carlton, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CEO, Felice Carlton Enterprises
Workplace Application:
This session uncovers immediate action steps to master targeted strategies for reducing burnout in your lives and careers. 

Repeated on Tuesday at 12:30pm

Unmanaged workplace stress in the United States costs more than $300 billion annually in lost productivity, absenteeism, staff turnover, and medical, legal, and insurance expenditures. Many HR departments face escalating burnout, heightened workloads, and shortages. Navigating multiple competing priorities and changing organizational demands is compounded with uncertainty in the marketplace, workloads infiltrating their personal lives, and difficulty disconnecting from work. HR leaders will gain strategies to alleviate personal burnout and cultivate a growth-oriented mindset; equipping them to lead by example within their organizations.  Learn from a Doctor of Nursing with 14 years of experience in improving outcomes and strategically navigating leaders to mitigate burnout and operate at peak performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain awareness of the research-validated stages of burnout.
  • Recognize the early signs and symptoms of leadership burnout.
  • Self-identify with your current phase of the burnout cycle.
  • Master targeted strategies to reduce burnout in you lives and career.
Go Beyond Engagement: Cultivate a Happy and Fulfilled Workforce
06/24/2024 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM Spotlight Stage 1, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Diane Allen, Flow State Speaker & Violinist, Beyond Engagement™
Workplace Application:
Attendees will gain steps to increase employee happiness and fulfillment. 

Repeated from Sunday at 2:15pm

A happy & fulfilled workforce is today's competitive advantage. This session will give you a 3-Step Flow Strategy System to increase the meaning, joy, and fulfillment with your workforce. With her Copper Dragon Violin in hand, Violinist, and Global Flow State Authority Diane Allen will walk you through the steps to connect what your people love, with the work that they do. According to Diane, flow is when your genius and heart become one.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain basic knowledge and neuroscience of the Flow State.
  • Learn the 3 Questions that gives people the path to love their job.
  • Tap into your highest levels of performance, on demand.
  • Utilize the 3 Questions to coach employees to access high levels of productivity, personal fulfillment, and happiness.
  • Include the 3 Questions during job interviews to improve the recruitment process increasing a candidate's job satisfaction and longevity in the organization.
A Good Process = Good Results. Proper Retirement Plan Management
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N228, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Jeanne J. Sutton, CFP, Managing Director, Strategic Retirement Partners
Presenter:
Bryan Peebles, Financial Benefits Advisor, Strategic Retirement Partners
Workplace Application:
This presentation will demonstrate, with real life examples, how a proper Retirement Plan Committee is ran and what processes your organization needs to provide a strong retirement plan and reduce fiduciary liability. 

Are you responsible for managing your organization's retirement plan? The key to success is a strong process. I know, it sounds boring but this presentation won't be! We will coach you through what proper plan management looks like, ideal fiduciary practices, a sample retirement plan committee meeting, investment monitoring practices, and what partners are necessary to ensure your organization's success. We'll share real life successes and failures that will help you create a successful process for your organization!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand fiduciary liability and how to mitigate.
  • Establish and run a proper Retirement Plan Committee.
  • Discover what partners to engage to support your retirement plan.
  • Properly monitor investments.
Developing Business Acumen
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Spotlight Stage 2, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, MBA, Senior Partner, HR Soul
Workplace Application:
This presentation offers a solid foundation of what Business Acumen is and how HR professionals can carve out time in their busy schedules to increase this important behavioral competency. 

HR professionals are continually encouraged to become a strategic partner and 'get a seat at the table.' Their CEOs want them to know the numbers and the trends of the workplace. But how can HR professionals be more strategic when they're so busy handling the details?

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to read a financial statement and use it for HR programs.
  • Learn how to leverage knowledge from other departments to boost HR's effectiveness.
  • Learn various methods of how to conduct an environmental scan and use the data to improve your HR programs.
  • Understand the entrepreneurial spirit and how it can boost your business acumen and your career.
Drive Your Career Forward with SHRM Certification
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM E271, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Tiffany A. Brown, Certification Specialist, Affiliate Operations, SHRM Certification
Workplace Application:
In this session, you will learn how to choose which exam is right for you and gain insights about how to best prepare to earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential. 

Are you motivated and ready to take your career to the next level? Show employers that you have the HR expertise and competencies needed to drive organizational success by earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential-the only HR certification anchored in behavioral competencies and backed by SHRM's 75 years of expertise in the industry. This session benefits anyone with an interest in learning what motivates HR professionals to pursue a SHRM credential, planning to apply for a SHRM credential, or already scheduled to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. This session covers the practical basics of the SHRM certification exams and provides an opportunity to test-drive your readiness by answering sample questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine which exam is right for you.
  • Explore the various in which you personalize your preparation plan.
  • Gain best practices for studying.
  • Get tips and tools to put you on the path to success.
Elevating Performance: The Power of Leadership Coaching
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S405, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Laurie McIntosh, SHRM-SCP, CAE, SHRM-SCP, CAE, Lead, Employee Experience, SHRM
Presenter:
Kristin Barrett , PCC, Vice President, Linkage Consulting & Executive Coach, Linkage, a SHRM Company
Presenter:
Machael Pelosi Sherry , MS, JD, PCC, Principal Consultant and Executive Coach, Linkage, a SHRM Company
Workplace Application:
This session illuminates the strengths of leadership coaching and provides HR professionals with valuable insights and strategies for implementing coaching programs to boost employee engagement, productivity, and retention in the workplace.  

Curious to learn more about leadership and executive coaching? Join us for an engaging conversation and informative facilitated panel discussion on the power of coaching leaders in the workplace and the outcomes it can drive for elevated performance and productivity in your organization. Our Linkage Leadership Consultants/Executive Coaches and SHRM HR Experts will share insights and discuss best practices for implementing coaching engagements and programs to see the impact on engagement and retention. If you are interested in developing strategies for measuring effectiveness and unlocking your team's full potential, don't miss this opportunity to elevate your HR leadership game at SHRM24!

Learning Objectives:

• Understand the differences between team and individual coaching and their respective benefits.
• Learn how to identify when team or individual coaching will help elevate performance.
• Discover best practices for implementing successful coaching engagements.
• Explore the impact of leadership coaching on the retention, development, and advancement of key talent in your organization.
• Develop strategies for measuring the effectiveness of coaching programs.

From Support to Strategy: The HR Transformation Blueprint
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N230, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Jennifer Akoma, MBA, SHRM-SCP, Head of People and Stewardship, Android Industries
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to evolve their HR departments into strategic business partners by implementing innovative strategies for talent management and leveraging technology, guided by a comprehensive blueprint for transformation. 

Repeated on Tuesday at 2:00pm.

This must-attend presentation is crucial for HR professionals, department leaders, and agents of organizational change, focusing on enhancing HR's role in companies. Ideal for HR managers, business leaders, and strategic initiative teams, this session offers valuable insights and practical strategies. It's particularly beneficial for those in organizations where HR is primarily seen as administrative and for those aiming to elevate HR as a strategic business partner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the Transformation Blueprint: Attendees will learn a structured, step-by-step approach to transition HR from a traditional administrative function to a strategic entity within their organization, focusing on evolving roles and responsibilities.
  • Gaining Real-World Insights: Participants will be equipped with knowledge from real-life case studies of successful HR transformations, including the challenges faced, strategies employed, and the outcomes achieved, providing them with a realistic perspective on the transformation process.
  • Acquiring Practical Strategies for HR Innovation: The session will offer attendees practical and innovative strategies for key HR areas such as employer branding, talent acquisition, employee engagement, and effective use of technology, enabling them to implement these strategies in their own organizations.
  • Learning Metrics of Success: This objective will focus on how to effectively measure and demonstrate the impact of HR initiatives, helping attendees understand the key performance indicators and metrics that show HR's value as a strategic business partner.
  • Networking and Collaborative Learning: Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers, share experiences, and discuss solutions to common challenges, fostering a collaborative learning environment. 
Global Pay Strategies: How to Compensate Your International Employees Effectively and Equitably
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N229, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
John A. Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, President, Rubino Consulting Services
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn all of the necessary elements, components and techniques to compensate your international employees effectively and equitably, boosting your organization's global talent pool. 

Developing cohesive global compensation reward programs for your organization that are also appropriately nuanced based on country cultures is a very challenging task! The primary objective is to realize the tried-and-true adage 'Think Globally and Act Locally' and have it embedded as the guiding principle in your organization. To accomplish this, it is imperative to develop and implement effective global compensation programs that are aligned with your organization's human capital strategic plans. In his presentation, John will discuss leading-edge compensation solutions, the factors that impact mobility decisions, and all of the necessary techniques to pay your global workforce equitably. Moreover, you will come away with a real-world 'global schematic' of compensation and total reward perspectives, methodologies and approaches that are practiced in premier international organizations. This will help you to fully optimize the design of your global programs with the result of attracting, retaining, motivating and engaging top performers all over the world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to develop effective compensation, benefits and well-being programs in complex multi-national organizations.
  • Explore how well-being, recognition, and career development can be leveraged to attract, motivate, retain and engage your employees.
  • Identify the challenges of managing international assignments and learn approaches for developing aligned compensation solutions.
  • Understand internal and external influences that affect global compensation design and delivery.
  • Receive a real-world 'global schematic' of compensation and total reward perspectives, methodologies and approaches that are practiced in premier international organizations.
Harness Power for Good: How to Influence Effectively Within Your Organization
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S106, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Michael Walters, CHRO, Lyten, Inc.
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn critical strategies for obtaining support and influencing executive leadership to adopt proposals while also enhancing their own sense of power within their organization. 

Repeated on Tuesday at 12:30pm

The ability to develop innovative & strategic ideas for your organization is critical.  Equally important is the ability to move those ideas through approval to implementation.  This session will explore techniques and frameworks to expand organizational influence through the lens of an HR leader.  HR needs to build influence and power across their organization, within the C-suite and across the Board of Directors.  We will examine strategies and tools designed to maximize the interpersonal influence for the HR leader and help move initiatives from proposal to execution.  We will explore what is known to the scientific world about social power strategies and how this can be applied to our HR landscape.  Tips & tricks to be an effective CHRO will also be explored.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore five things to consider to maximize your interpersonal influence.
  • Identify common strategies to gain alignment and 'get stuff done'.
  • Analyz how decisions are made and how to expand the ability to impact.
  • Discover the seven bases of power and how to apply to the workplace.
  • Sharpen skills that will help advance careers.
It Is What You Make It: Overcoming The ‘It Is What It Is’ Mindset
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S100BC, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE, Best-Selling Author and Speaker, Steve Gilliland, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session is about problem-solving and will share how to respond to challenges, deal with problems head-on, and solve them. 

More than ever, HR professionals must rely on collective strength, think differently, and continue moving forward. If we fail to adapt, we fail to move forward. As you continue to make the best of remote and in-person workplaces, the task of responding to problems as an HR professional in the hybrid culture is getting more demanding. It Is What You Make It reveals the keys to solving the problem instead of accepting it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and overcome the common barriers to thinking and accepting situations as they are.
  • How to think critically and imaginatively, explore new possibilities, and generate a range of effective solutions.
  • Weigh connections and relationships.
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • Be able to define a problem and apply various problem-solving tools and techniques.
Shifting from a Risk-Averse to a Risk-Ready Leader: Six Strategies for Inspiring Innovation, Resilience, and Results
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM E450, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Shirley Davis, SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.
Presenter:
Delatorro McNeal, CEO, Platinum Performance Global LLC
Workplace Application:
Attendees will obtain cutting edge strategies and best practices for how leaders can/should transform from a risk-averse to a risk-ready mindset both individually and organizationally, and they will learn how to cultivate a culture that thrives on calculated risk-taking, innovation, and problem solving to achieve sustainable results. 

As our world continues to experience accelerated change, overwhelming complexity, and increased competition, the most successful leaders are those who can transition from a risk-averse to a risk-ready growth mindset. This session explores the transformation leaders need to undergo, both individually and organizationally, and will offer cutting edge strategies and best practices for how to cultivate a culture that thrives on calculated risk-taking, innovation, and problem solving to achieve sustainable results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Walk away with greater knowledge, tools, and best practices for how leaders must reframe their view of risk from something to be avoided to something to be strategically managed.
  • Identify the benefits of fostering a workplace culture that encourages creativity,  forward-thinking, and problem solving.
  • Apply the steps necessary to bounce back from setbacks, adapt to change, and maintain momentum in the face of uncertainty.
The Nature of Building Bridges
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S504, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
John Bobb-Semple, Culture Specialist, Hawks Agency
Workplace Application:
Transform your workplace with information from this session that delves into the power of empathy, offering insights into fostering diversity, inclusion, and racial reconciliation, equipping professionals with the tools to authentically engage in difficult conversations, increase cultural awareness, and build bridges for a more inclusive organizational culture. 

This session will discuss the power of empathy to build bridges through self-reflection, proximity, and direct engagement. Topics Covered: Diversity and Inclusion; Company Culture; Racial Reconciliation; WHY IT MATTERS; The impact of the pandemic will be felt for generations worldwide. The current pace of change and ongoing cultural friction is creating an opportunity for difficult conversations around the virtual water cooler and our dinner tables. These conversations can result in a desire to 'cancel', confront, or ignore those who see our world differently.  As professionals navigating the tensions between personal beliefs and experiences and company values, how can we lean in to make positive change in our workplace, families, and communities?   Session snippets include:  Empathy does not require perfection; it requires authenticity and humility. Bridges don't begin until there is nothing underneath them. On our road toward greater inclusion and diversity, we must remember that there is no change in shame.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Encourage interpersonal growth in a diverse environment.
  • Build bridges to develop an inclusive organizational culture.
The New Golden Rule: Relationship Management Techniques That Work
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S103, South Building - Level 1(MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Brad Karsh, Founder and CEO, JB Training Solutions
Workplace Application:
This session gives HR professionals the inside secrets for mastering successful interpersonal relationships whether in the office or working remotely. 

Have you ever heard someone say, 'I will NEVER understand her!', 'That's not how I would have reacted', or 'We will just NEVER get along.' If so, you're not alone. HR reports spending an average of 42 percent of their time dealing with employee disputes. Wouldn't your life be more enjoyable if everyone at work could just get along? Uncover the secrets to working with the most difficult team members and learn why the 'golden rule' is wrong when it comes to workplace communications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand your unique communication style and how it plays out on your team.
  • Recognize the distinct style of coworkers, managers, and direct reports.
  • Learn to value and appreciate the different qualities that each individual brings to the team.
  • Adapt to, welcome, and respect various personalities among team members to move toward a common goal.
  • Work successfully and efficiently as part of a solid and high-functioning team.
Transform Your DEI Playbook: Inclusive Employee Communications Strategy
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N227, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Judy Ellis, SVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory, AMS
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn key tools and 'watch-outs' for building DEI strategy and communications that resonate with diverse audiences, including underrepresented groups, senior stakeholders and others. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Speak to various stakeholder groups in language that resonates with them.
  • Counter employee resistance to diversity efforts.
  • Incorporate culture-building principles when developing DEI strategy.
  • Effectively engage executives as DEI ambassadors.
  • Build empathy across audiences for underrepresented employee groups.
  • Use technology to amplify Your DEI message.
A Holistic Approach to Employee Engagement - Mastering the Intersection of Work, Life, and Home
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S100BC, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Bob Kelleher, CEO, The Employee Engagement Group
Workplace Application:
Learn the secrets to becoming a more engaged, motivated, and productive employee, manager, or leader in this captivating session of self-discovery. 

Most engagement efforts focus on workplace engagement. In fact, billions of dollars are invested annually to improving engagement, workplace culture,  and leadership.  But Gallup claims 67% of the workforce continue to be disengaged or actively disengaged.  What gives? Research and case studies from Bob Kelleher's  book, I-Engage, Your Personal Engagement Roadmap highlight that workplace engagement is often triggered by what happens at home as much as  what happens at work.  If an employee is not happy in life, they will struggle to find engagement at work.   Do you know what engages you or your people? Do you know why or your employees are or aren't engaged? Are your positive or negative emotions driving your engagement? In this reflective session, discover the secrets to job fulfillment, the impact one's home and personal life have on workplace engagement, and proactive steps to boost engagement at both a personal level, and with employees you manage. You will learn key exercises and tools to unleash a holistic approach to engagement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to engage the WHOLE employee.
  • Coach employees to booster their personal engagement.
  • Steps to become more engaged as an individual and to identify warning signs of disengagement with people you manage.
  • Understand the two sides of engagement: personal and organizational.
Communicative Repair: Why 'Huh' Is the Most Powerful Word in the Workplace!
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S404, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical), Communication, HR Expertise, Relationship Management

Presenter:
Alex Murzaku, PhD, Director, Gap International

Language isn't merely a tool—it's the very foundation of human connection. Yet, a staggering 50% of our communication time is spent repairing misunderstandings. Every 84 seconds, we resort to the humble "huh?"—not out of rudeness, but as a bridge to clarity.

Embark on a journey through the intricacies of organizational communication—how it fuels collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and emotional intelligence.

Join us to uncover the transformative power of language—navigate its complexities, learn how to ensure seamless communication, and discover how to cultivate a vibrant workplace culture.

Attendees will walk away with:

  • Increased understanding of the power of language
  • Heightened awareness of potential misunderstandings
  • Strategies for mitigating miscommunications
Disability, Pregnancy, and Hair? Oh My! Managing the Accommodation Revolution in the Workplace
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E271, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Saru Matambanadzo, J.D.; Ph.D., Moise S. Steeg, Jr. Associate Professor of Law and Senior Director of Online Programs, Tulane University Law School
Workplace Application:
This session will address the expanding realm of accommodations in anti-discrimination law with a focus on federal statutes (e.g., the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the PUMP Act, and the CROWN Act) and cases (e.g., the Supreme Court decision in Groff v. DeJoy (2023). 

Repeated on Tuesday at 2:00pm

An accommodation revolution is coming! This presentation examines legal changes to Title VII workplace accommodations.  Historically, Title VII required minimal employer concessions in terms of accommodations. Recently, statutes and cases expanded the scope of accommodation protections in Title VII. These changes constitute an 'accommodation revolution.' Employers will need to make increasing concessions to employee needs that were previously only available under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Are you ready for the accommodation revolution?

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the history and operation of Title VII.
  • Increase understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Provide information on recent legal changes in Title VII concerning accommodations.
  • Increase understanding of the scope of reasonable accommodations.
Discipline and Termination: The Movie
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E450, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Tim Orellano, President, The Human Resources Team
Workplace Application:
Enhance your skills, improve confidence and effectiveness in handling disciplinary actions, ensuring that these actions are carried out in a fair, consistent, and constructive manner. 

Do you put off handling difficult discipline discussions? Have you ever 'had enough' and said, 'You are fired'. The discipline process is like a movie; with staging, actors, props, rehearsal, and scripts and you are the star. This presentation will give you tips and strategies to direct an Oscar winning movie. You will learn where we go wrong, how to prepare for the rehearsal, and a best practice discipline process and even if you are the 'Terminator' you will receive a standing ovation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand a different perspective on the discipline process.
  • Learn tips and strategies for successful communication of expectations.
  • Identify what goes wrong and why.
  • Learn about documentation and 'how to say it' strategies.
Empower Your Brand and Influence with AI
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S102, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Roy Abdo, CEO, Digital Revamp LLC
Workplace Application:
Utilize AI to amplify your storytelling skills and influence to build your brand. 

In this session, we'll explore how AI-powered tools can enhance your communication skills, enabling you to personalize your messages to connect with your audience on a deeper level. We'll also discuss content strategies that improve your influence in your industry through tailored AI-driven approaches.  The session will include practical tips and success stories and how to apply them effectively while integrating the one thing that AI can't achieve, empathy and emotions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping communication strategies and its relevance in various contexts.
  • Discover techniques for using AI to identify and personalize your messaging and content, allowing you to connect with your target audience and increase audience engagement.
  • Explore strategies and tactics for leveraging AI to build your brand in various contexts, such as brainstorming and content strategies.
HR Like a Boss
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM N227, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
John Bernatovicz, President, Willory
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to transform work through the power of HR by helping their employees find meaning in their work while delivering bottom-line results for their organization. 

In this engaging presentation, John inspires the audience to embrace a CEO's viewpoint on HR by emphasizing two vital qualities: passion and ownership. Acquire valuable insights and strategies to transform your workplace through the power of human resources. Embrace the life-changing impact that amazingly awesome HR can have on your employees, organization, and community. Attendees will walk away with a personalized, strategic plan to do HR Like a Boss.

Learning Objectives:

  • Adopt a CEO Perspective: Gain the ability to view HR through the lens of a CEO, understanding the strategic importance of passion and ownership in driving organizational success.
  • Strategic Insights: Acquire valuable insights and strategies to leverage the power of human resources, transforming the workplace to enhance employee engagement and overall productivity.
  • Keys to Exceptional HR: Embrace the essential elements that contribute to amazingly awesome HR, focusing on making a lasting impact on employees, the organization, and the broader community.
  • Concrete Action Plan: Develop a tangible, actionable plan to implement HR Like a Boss principles, ensuring practical application and positive outcomes in the workplace.
Leveraging an Empathic Culture to Create Advantage
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E351, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Dave Barnett, Chief Administrative Officer, DeVry University
Workplace Application:
Connecting individuals to meaningful and rewarding work is more important than ever as Human Resources leaders also look to re-establish their voices and empower solutions amid transformation at all levels. 

Repeated on Tuesday at 12:30pm.

Dave Barnett, Chief Administrative Officer at DeVry University, shares how Human Resources leaders can navigate challenges and redefine the employer-employee relationship amid continuous, global shifts in what we do and how we work.  Participants will learn strategies to intentionally shape a caring, empathy-driven culture, while enabling achievement of exceptional results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Walk away with a clear framework for how to assess culture in the context of an aspirational cultural state.
  • Receive examples of specific practices that can be leveraged to create a sense of belonging, a culture of care and mission/strategy/culture alignment.
  • Discuss a process for how this work can then be leveraged into crafting a compelling employee value proposition.
  • Understand how these efforts can translate into tangible organization-wide outcomes and results.
Mouse Trap Trust
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Grant Park, Level 1 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Business Acumen, Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Greg Hawks, Corporate Culture Specialist, Hawks Agency
Workplace Application:
This message is a guide to transform your workplace by evolving trust from thin to thick, with an Ownership Mindset anchored in Care, Commitment & Competence, fostering a robust foundation and empowering individuals for a thriving trust-based environment. 

Evolving from Thin to Thick Clarifies Communication & Expedites Effectiveness Trust is the foundation for every relationship. Some people start off naturally trusting while others require it to be earned. Without it, time is wasted and the wrong problems are solved.  WHY IT MATTERS How do you decide to trust someone or not? In business, it's not an either/or proposition. We trust our colleagues, supervisors and subordinates in varying degrees, from thin to thick. The thicker the better  An Ownership Mindset enables individuals to engage in conversations that cause the evolution of trust to progress. Using the filters of Care, Commitment & Competence, trust can be built into a strong foundation.  Using a mouse trap to unveil numerous principles that exist within a trusting relationship, Greg engages the audience in a trust exercise like you've never experienced before!  Understanding trust indicators that exist both on teams and between individuals will catapult your ability to thicken up trust!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why someone might not trust you.
  • Explore the contrasting realities between thin and thick trust on teams.
  • Understand how vision contributes to empowering trust.
  • Grasp the cost of thin trust.
  • See how trust is a tangible experience.
Moving Challenging Conversations Forward: Getting Comfortable with Friction
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM N228, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Hilary Blair, CEO, CSP, MA, Co-Founder, Keynote Speaker, ARTiculate: Real&Clear
Workplace Application:
Leave equipped to move challenging conversations forward using communication techniques based on empathy, neuroscience, and the arts to navigate differences. 

Wasted time is wasted money, and the core cause of wasted time is poor communication. Conflict is inevitable at every level of interaction, from entry-level employees to C-Suite. Challenge the notion of conflict resolution and reframe effective collaboration as 'getting comfortable with friction.' By standing confidently on your own values and fully understanding the intentions of your colleagues, you will learn to approach discord courageously and increase the likelihood of a positive outcome.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply techniques to navigate friction before it becomes conflict.
  • Demonstrate intentional responses to different perspectives.
  • Utilize tools for becoming bravely curious when you don't really want to talk about it anymore.
Teaching Big Shots To Behave -- Before It's Too Late!
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S100A, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Stephen M. Paskoff, Esq., President and CEO, ELI, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will present an operational strategy for preventing and addressing outrageous high risk behaviors too often tolerated from leaders and 'high performers' to the detriment of the public, team members and the organization. 

Too often, senior executives,  leaders and high performers  operate under their own outrageous 'Big Shot' rules causing distrust and turnover,  brand crushing headlines and social media spread, compliance crises and performance  related disasters. Examples arise in every industrial sector including healthcare, education, finance, utilities, public, and private employment.  This  practical session will provide an HR strategy and tools  for preventing and addressing 'Big Shot' misconduct before it causes lasting public,  team and organizational damage.

Learning Objectives:

  • Consider several high-profile examples and recent cases where senior leaders or 'high performers' engaged in routinely outrageous behaviors which caused significant harm inside and outside their organizations explaining why and how it was tolerated;
  • Discuss strategies involving Board, C Suite and team members which will prevent or correct such problems benefitting talent acquisition, staff retention, performance, diversity, inclusion and results;
  • Discuss strategies for addressing the 'conceptual resistance' that allows blatantly improper behaviors to continue, causing others to avoid speaking up or, if in leadership roles, failing to address such behaviors.
Taking Your Expertise to the Stage: How to Find and Book Paid Speaking Gigs
06/24/2024 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM HR Solutions Theater, South Building - Level 3, Hall A (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Dan Irvin , Professional Speaker & Elite Enrollment Advisor

Are you looking for ways to grow your influence with your expertise – and get paid to do it? It's time to consider becoming a paid speaker. Through paid speaking gigs, you'll be able to make an impact, build your brand, and reach more people than you ever thought possible.


Sound interesting? Join us to learn the 5 steps of our proven SPEAK Framework — the exact system thousands of speakers have used to build successful speaking careers. Whether you've never stepped foot on a stage or you're booking gigs every week, join us to learn how to launch or grow your speaking career!

 

Learning Objectives:

  • How to use paid speaking gigs to grow your career, impact, and income
  • Our proven SPEAK Framework to book more paid speaking gigs
  • How to develop your message, identify your audience, and target your outreach
Advancing Benefits: How a Genetics-based Precision Health Program Can Aid in Improving Employee Outcomes and Contain Costs
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S402, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical), Communication, HR Expertise
Focus Areas:

Presenter:
Darren Rowe, Chief Executive Officer, healthŌme, Inc., HealthŌme, Inc.
Presenter:
Allison Humphreys, Regional Vice President, Chubb Workplace Benefits, Chubb

With the rising cost of health care, it is important to stay informed about advancements to strategically support employees’ health journey, while also being mindful of costs associated with offering a competitive benefits package.

By accessing insights from their DNA, employees can be empowered to make informed decisions about their everyday health and support better outcomes with a precision medicine approach for the treatment of serious diseases such as cancer.

Discover how supplemental benefits and precision medicine can deliver personalized value for your employees while also aiding in medical cost containment for your company.

Be a Change Catalyst in Your Organization!! - Proven Ways to Drive Sustainable Change
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Arie Crown Theater, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, Chief People Officer, LaRosa's, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will provide the skills and approach you need to drive change on an ongoing basis throughout your organization. 

Too often we allow change to happen to us. As HR leaders, we should drive change throughout every level of the organization to ensure you have a people-first culture made up of employees equipped to perform. This session will teach you how to become a change catalyst that makes sustainable improvements to help your company thrive and succeed !!

Learning Objectives:

  • Be a Change Catalyst and not a Change Victim - Turn the tables and be proactive in creating and driving change instead of being reactive in your HR role.
  • Communicate and be strategic about when and how organizational change occurs - The best way to be strategic is by framing and giving direction to the work being done throughout the company.
  • The benefit of regularly giving context to others - Context is often missing in communication and efforts at work. Giving context allows people to be informed and perform more consistently.
  • Become comfortable in driving change, taking risks, and being a trailblazer - We must be leaders in our HR role who intentionally step forward to take risks and remain current and relevant.
California 2025 – New Developments and What You Need To Know!
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S105, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Jonathan A. Siegel, Partner, Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Workplace Application:
The session will focus on preparing California employers for 2025 reviewing key workplace developments and provide preventive strategies for critical workplace issues. This session will include reviewing wage and hour, leave of absence and other difficult areas.  

Repeated on Tuesday at 12:30pm

 

California regulates the workplace like no other state but there are new emerging hurdles for 2024-2025. The session will focus on preparing California employers for 2025 reviewing key workplace developments and provide preventive strategies for workplace issues. This session will include reviewing wage and hour, leave of absence and other difficult areas.  The program will review new laws, important cases and key policy and handbook updates for California.

Learning Objectives:

  • What your employer must address in response to the new California laws and agency actions for 2025.
  • Provide practical strategies to respond to the new California and federal case law impacting the workplace.
  • Provide an action plan to update your California handbook and train your managers.
EI in the Age of AI : The Increasing Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM E253, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Nejat Abdurahman, Founder, N-BAC
Workplace Application:
Emotionally Intelligent leaders positively impact themselves, their division, their team, and the wider business through excellent performance and their ability to reduce stress for individuals and organizations by improving relationships and understanding. 

Emotional intelligence is vital in today's dynamic work environment. Emotionally Intelligent leaders positively impact their division and the organization through excellent performance and are able to lead with compassion and reduce stress for individuals and organizations by decreasing conflict, and improving relationships and understanding.   This session focuses on the importance of EI for effective leadership, components of EI, empathy and compassion in leadership, and lastly steps leaders can take to develop their Emotional Intelligence.

This is a highly interactive session; participants will reflect on some points and have an opportunity to discuss with other attendees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the importance and benefits of Emotional Intelligence for leaders and organizations.
  • Learn the importance of identifying emotions and strategies for self regulation.
  • Identify the different impacts of empathy and compassion in leadership.
  • Learn the five core competencies of Emotional Intelligence and steps leaders can take to develop each competency.

 

Jumpstart Your Promotion: Six Critical Skills to Catapult Your Career into a Leadership Role
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM E450, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
No matter where you're currently sitting in the organization, you can actively work on building your leadership skills-and advancing your career-right now. [b]If you're ready to start thinking and acting like a leader, this session is for you! 

Without question, leadership skills are critical for senior roles that have oversight over people and departments. However, savvy employees that are seeking a leg-up on career advancement start exhibiting their leadership chops from whatever seat they currently occupy.   This session will take the mystery out of what it takes to lead from the chair you're in right now by exploring the six critical traits of great leaders and how to implement them in your day-to-day.

Learning Objectives:

  • What it means to lead from the chair you're in right now.
  • Why it's critical to learn to lead when you don't have direct reports (and how that will help set you up for success when you do have employees reporting to you!).
  • How to lead company-wide initiatives without making enemies of your co-workers.
  • How to leverage your company's resources and opportunities to gain the leadership knowledge you need to grow your career.
  • Driving your own leadership development when your organization doesn't have a clear path or support for growth.
Leadership Mastery: Harnessing Coaching Skills for Success
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM N228, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Robert Garcia, MBA, ACC, CAE, Vice President & Chief Staff Officer , ICF Coaching in Organizations
Workplace Application:
By applying these strategies and techniques in the workplace, leaders can effectively leverage coaching skills to inspire, motivate, and guide their teams towards success and sustainable results. 

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, effective leadership goes beyond traditional management techniques. Leaders who excel possess a unique set of coaching skills, empowering their teams to achieve greatness. This session delves into the International Coach Federation (ICF) coaching core competences, equipping leaders with the tools to inspire, motivate, and guide their teams to unparalleled success. Through interactive discussions and real-world case studies, participants will learn how to foster a culture of growth, accountability, and innovation. From active listening to powerful questioning techniques, this program empowers leaders to unleash the full potential of their teams, driving sustainable results and fostering long-term success. Join us on this transformative journey towards Leadership Mastery and unlock the true power of coaching in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key principles of coaching and its significance in leadership.
  • Explore strategies for fostering a culture of growth, accountability, and innovation within the organization.
  • Gain insights into leveraging coaching skills to enhance team performance and productivity.
  • Create action plans to implement coaching techniques effectively in day-to-day leadership practices.
Leading Across Borders: Elevate Your Impact in the Global Arena
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM E351, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Joy Chen, CEO, Multicultural Leadership Institute
Workplace Application:
In today’s business world, where global interactions are a given, the art of leading multinational teams has become an indispensable skill for modern HR leaders. This demands more than traditional leadership competencies; it calls for cultural agility, a profound understanding of diverse business cultures, and the capability to connect and build relationships across cultural divides, often through digital means alone.  

Joy Chen, a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles and executive recruiter for Fortune 500 CEOs and Board members, embodies a blend of leadership and corporate strategy that spans continents. Her extensive experience has enabled millions across Asia and the Americas with the essential insights and skills needed to flourish in a globally interconnected business landscape. For her contributions to global leadership, Joy has been featured across media including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Financial Times and Vogue China.

Learning Objectives:

  • Decoding Global Cultural Dynamics: Dive into the rich cultural anthropology influencing global business interactions, so that you can understand the unseen social dynamics that shape global teams and boost collaboration and performance.
  • Enhancing Cultural Fluency: Elevate your leadership by mastering the skills to bridge cultures, so that you can effectively engage and mobilize colleagues and business partners from all backgrounds and viewpoints.
  • Driving Cultural Integration: Transform your team's approach from demanding "culture fit" to embracing "culture add." Learn how to turn cultural differences from a potential obstacle into a potent strategic edge to drive innovation and market growth.

 

"Leading Across Borders" provides a comprehensive journey into mastering the challenges of global HR leadership in the digital era. Tap into Joy's wealth of knowledge to equip yourself to greater global impact and influence.

Pathways and Perspectives: Journey to HR Leadership
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S100A, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Katrina Thornton, Chief Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer, Taco Bell
Presenter:
Karen Bennett, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer , Cox Communications
Presenter:
Courtney A. Peterson, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer, Edison Electric Institute
Presenter:
Tracy Layney, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.
Moderator:
Daniel Horgan, CEO, CoLabL
Workplace Application:
Attendees will hear from a panel of HR executives about their journey to Chief HR Officer. This session will focus on tactics and strategies on how to network, build relationships and strategically craft your way to leadership. 

SHRM Foundation's national and regional one-time virtual career mentoring events - HR Pathways & Perspectives will be brought to a live audience at SHRM24!   This session is designed to increase HR professionals, emerging professionals and students' awareness of HR career pathways, gather HR career insights, and expand HR professional networks. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear how leaders have embraced strategies to transform workplaces across the globe leading with empathy and understanding.
  • Attendees will receive guidance on career planning and what resources they need to develop leadership skills needed to progress.
  • Take home skills on how to expand your professional networks and knowledge on how to build relationships that lead to transformative roles within companies across the globe.
Resiliency: The Power to Overcome and Adapt
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 02:20 PM Spotlight Stage 1, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Kim Dinwiddie, Vice President of Coaching and Consulting Services, Purple Ink, LLC
Presenter:
JoDee Curtis, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant, Purple Ink LLC
Workplace Application:
Attendees will gain actionable tools for immediate use in fostering adaptability, bouncing back from setbacks, and cultivating resilience in the workplace. 

This thought-provoking session will share practical insights on the remarkable power of resiliency. We will explore the true essence of resilience and discover strategies for building and harnessing resilience and how it can transform your personal and professional life. Prepare to be motivated and equipped with the knowledge you need to bounce back stronger and achieve your goals through your journey of continuous growth and learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the true meaning of resilience.
  • Feel inspired and motivated to embrace failure as a stepping stone to success.
  • Acquire practical strategies for moving forward with resilience and optimism.
  • Recognize the value of authentic leadership and transparency.
  • Gain actionable tools to build and harness resilience in daily life.
Structured Organization Change: Experiments, Learnings and Successes – An Insightful Case Study
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S104, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Rajeev Mishra, Doctor of Philosophy, Senior VP, Chief HR Officer, and Business Head Refining Services & Nitro Technologies, Hindustan Platinum Pvt Ltd
Workplace Application:
Multiplying business gains through well-defined organizational change interventions by increasing organizational focus, functional efficiency, and people ownership. 

The Case: The topic is related to a 62-year-old conservative, family owned, promoter driven, inward looking organization in the precious metals industry. The business had been coming, the company had been standing, but nobody looked at its growth potential. There was a huge trust deficit between the management and employees. There was the highest level of confidentiality which was hampering the work to an unimagined extent. The systems, processes and policies were very archaic. It was a big challenge to attract talent in spite of good financial stability and position in the market. The brand was lost in oblivion.

 Need for Change: The business environment is always dynamic, constantly evolving and endlessly demanding. It keeps on posing challenges even to the organizations which have existed in the market for years.

Learning Objectives:

  • Conceptualizing, designing, and executing a structured organization change process for converting an inward-looking organization into a truly professional global company.
  • Identifying the main constituents of organization change and factors which inevitably impact it and managing them to the advantage of the company.
  • Understanding expected tangible and intangible impediments which are confronted while executing change management interventions.
  • Enhancing involvement of internal stake holders at all the levels in the change process by winning their trust, acceptability, and commitment.
  • Rebuilding the organizational culture, transforming the working environment, and broadening people perspective to internalize the effected change.
The Nonprofit Navigator: Shaping the Future of Work in the Social Impact Sector
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S504, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Lisa Brown Alexander, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR
Workplace Application:
Attendees will delve into the distinctive challenges and opportunities within the nonprofit sector, gaining actionable insights into how nonprofits can align with ESG goals, ensuring a socially responsible and sustainable future of work that champions equality of opportunities and positive societal impact. 

The conversation about the future of work often focuses on the business world, highlighting innovation and change. However, this overlooks the vital nonprofit sector, where the dialogue and solutions for it are just as crucial. 'The Nonprofit Navigator' is a dynamic session designed to fill this gap. It's a deep dive for nonprofit leaders and HR professionals into how their work is evolving in the social impact space and links the ideas of futurism in the for-profit sector to the mission-driven world of nonprofits, addressing how to navigate the changing landscape while staying true to core values. Participants will explore the distinctive challenges and possibilities of nonprofits, understanding how they can contribute to a fair and sustainable future. This session also serves as a conduit to the business sector's focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, offering strategies to integrate these into nonprofit goals without losing sight of their social imperatives. Attendees will leave with a clear vision of their unique role in molding a future that's innovative, socially conscious, and socially sustainable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the unique challenges and opportunities of the nonprofit sector in the context of the future of work.
  • Understand the role of nonprofits in ensuring equality of opportunities and aligning with ESG goals.
  • Gain insights into strategies for creating socially responsible work environments in the nonprofit sector.
  • Empower nonprofit leaders with knowledge to drive positive change and innovation within their organizations.
The Six Sources of Influence: How to Create Lasting Behavior Change
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S403, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Joseph Grenny, Cofounder, Crucial Learning
Workplace Application:
Drawing on case studies of some of today's most remarkable leaders and the research of renowned behavioral scientists, this presentation explains why people do what they do and how you can help them change - quickly and permanently. 

When was the last time what stood between you and some result you absolutely needed to achieve was the behavior of one or more people? If so, you had an influence problem.  The ability to influence others is at the core of true leadership - and it's crucial for driving positive change in any organization. Unfortunately, we often turn to a poorly designed incentive, persuasion tactics, or tinkering with processes and procedures to try and drive change.   Yet human behavior can't be altered with a singular strategy; instead, it's governed by six sources of influence. Leaders who know how to leverage these sources in favor of winning behaviors are exponentially more successful at securing change and achieving results. In this session, you'll learn how to harness these six sources of influence to create lasting behavior change and achieve results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Focus on the vital behaviors that directly drive results.
  • Use multiple sources of influence instead of chasing quick-fix tactics.
  • Add the six sources of influence into your leadership strategy.
They Can't Fix What They Don't Know
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM E451, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Wade Larson , President/Senior Consultant, Optimal Talent Dynamics
Workplace Application:
Attendees will identify the five most common barriers to feedback in today's workplace and learn new tools to help managers overcome them to improve employee performance and retention. 

Despite our recent efforts, employee turnover and retention are still among the top concerns of CEOs, HR, and managers. Pay raises, flextime, remote work, and all the other perks haven't been enough. Why? Employees who leave consistently identify poor feedback as one of the biggest reasons.  When translated, you may recognize these: (a) I don't know what is expected of me, (b) I don't know how I'm doing, (c) I don't know where I stand within the company, (d) I don't know the future holds for me or the company, or (e) I never hear from my manager. Within this session, we'll identify the 5 common trends among managers that prevent effective feedback and how to overcome them. We'll tap into the latest workforce research and compare it to shifts in attitude, demographics, work ethics, learning styles, relationships, and more. You'll also leave with specific tools and action plans you can implement right away with managers to begin to see immediate results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the top five barriers that most commonly get in the way of effective feedback and accountability.
  • Identify the differences in today's workforce that require a shift in how we deliver feedback to effect change.
  • Consider best practices to instill a culture conducive to feedback and continuous improvement.
  • Understand the 'roadmap' to effective feedback to train and implement with managers.
  • Promote greater inclusion in the workplace through effective communication and engagement with employees.
You're the CEO of Your Career: What's your Vision
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Grant Park, Level 1 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Nanci Appleman-Vassil, Founder & CEO, APLS Group
Workplace Application:
Uncover your unique 'secret sauce' to career progression, and master the strategies to author your own success story at our transformative workshop designed to turn your workplace blindspots into visionary career roadmaps. 

Whether you interviewed for the job or not - you are the CEO of your career progression. In this session, you will identify how your unique blend of career experiences, life lessons, styles of interaction, and workplace strengths can be used to get you from the level you're at to the level you want to be. During this workshop, you will learn to write your own story and build a roadmap to your next career destination.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the four critical ingredients for developing their career roadmap.
  • Gain a strong understanding of the foundational steps to unleash their professional passion and purpose.
  • Discover 18 actionable items to drive their career success.
  • Receive two 'take-home' career management strategies to implement plans for their career vision.

 

Ace Your SHRM Certification Exam
06/24/2024 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM Spotlight Stage 2, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Charles Glover, Manager of Exam Development and Accreditation, SHRM
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn data-driven insights into SHRM certification exam preparation strategies that yield success on test day, including insights into how the SHRM exams are built to ensure full readiness for all future SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP examinees. 

SHRM-certified HR professionals stand out in the workplace for all the right reasons. Overcoming the hurdle of successfully becoming SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certified may seem like a daunting task, but fear not! The SHRM certification team is prepared to fully demystify common misconceptions, identify what to expect on test day, and provide tools to help you navigate the exam questions!    SHRM Certification provides HR Professionals with the opportunity to exhibit their proficiency, skills, and knowledge needed to ensure success in today's demanding business environment. With the ever-changing job market becoming stronger, the competition for talent is fierce as new skills and knowledge are required to meet the demands of tomorrow. In fact, over 70% of business executives agree that it will be important for HR professionals to be SHRM-certified in the near future. Furthermore, studies show that 76% of SHRM-certified HR professionals reported a salary increase in the prior year, and over 90% of SHRM-certified individuals report that they feel valued and respected by their organization, have the expanded skill set to perform more meaningful work and feel confident in their abilities and decision-making skills.   In this presentation, you will learn how SHRM-developed preparation resources will aid you on your journey to becoming SHRM certified, including the different processes for testing in-person at a Prometric test center versus remote proctoring, overcoming test anxiety, and mapping out a study plan that meets your financial needs and works with your schedule.    Join us for this Spotlight Stage session to learn the best way you can Ace your SHRM certification exam!

Learning Objectives:

  • Take a deep dive into the SHRM-developed resources to help applicants prepare for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.
  • Receive an overview of how the exams are constructed, including details on knowledge and scenario-based situational judgment items (SJIs).
  • Identify the resources available to help applicants prepare for the exam.
Five ways how HR careers are changing - and how to manage yours
06/24/2024 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM HR Strategy & Innovation Theater, South Building - Level 3, Hall A (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Dieter Veldsman, Chief HR Scientist , The Academy to Innovate HR

Workplace Application: Practically, the insights gained during this presentation can be applied by HR leaders to build sustainable HR teams that grow and develop in line with environmental and business requirements, as well as giving insight into the HR skills agenda for the future. For individuals, the perspectives shared can be incorporated into their own development planning for the future, setting the course for a successful HR career.

Description: How do HR careers develop, and which paths are HR professionals likely to explore to advance their ambitions? This talk dives into the current reality of HR careers, drawing from a global study of more than 3 million HR profiles, surveys with 350 HR professionals, and in-depth career stories of 10 senior HR leaders, to explore the following questions:

 

  • How and why do people choose a career in HR?
  • How are HR careers changing, and what are the five patterns that we see?
  • How can you manage your own HR career?
  • What skills underpin a future-proof HR career in the age of GenAI?

 

The presentation shares practical insights that can be applied by HR individuals to navigate their own careers, as well as guidance for HR leaders responsible for building sustainable HR skills and teams within their organization.

 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Deeper insights in terms of the motivations behind HR career decisions
  • How to navigate their own careers and make informed decisions about their next steps
  • A better understanding of possible career paths and options
  • The opportunity to measure their own readiness in terms of the skills required to manage a successful career within HR
     
A 4-Step Process for LEADing Change in an Ever-changing Workplace
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S102, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Dr. Drew Fockler, CHRP, SHRM-SCP, Course Lead/Assistant Professor, University Canada West
Workplace Application:
There is an art and science to everything we do, and this 4-step process provides a practical approach to support change in the workplace. 

Repeated on Tuesday at 3:30pm

A study from Gallup and Workhuman finds that recognition and well-being, together, can pave the way for improved business outcomes. But HOW do we do that?  What can we do to make the workplace more engaging? From the research and data findings within his research, Dr. Fockler found the 'secret sauce' to change, and this 4-step process for LEADing change in the workplace can support a vast array of business sectors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the top five issues currently showing up in the workplace as per Gallup and Workhuman.
  • Learn about LEADing change (an acronym used to foster change), which is grounded in theory (the science of using the concept).
  • Utilize LEAD within your organization (art of using the concept).
  • See how the issues presented by Gallup and Workhuman are opportunities for HR practitioners to LEAD change in their organization.
Critical Thinking for Human Resources - Future Skills for HR in an AI World
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 03:50 PM Spotlight Stage 1, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Karl James Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, CSP, Senior Consultant, Gregory and Appel
Workplace Application:
HR is at the fulcrum of implementing AI in a sustainable organization, and this session offers actionable tactics for HR professionals to be the human decision factor in a more automated world. 

With AI on the horizon, no skill is more important in business today than the ability to understand, analyze, and act on information effectively and responsibly. HR professionals who are also savvy, sharp critical thinkers can cut through ambiguity and information overload to quickly zero in on what is really important. This session covers cognitive techniques and critical thinking tools to enhance decision-making under pressure and strengthen your impact. Years of leadership experience do not automatically provide critical thinking skills! Since even highly experienced business leaders sometimes make bad decisions that damage themselves and their organizations, something more than experience must be necessary. We'll use real-life examples to examine why incompetence, bad character, or low intelligence generally aren't to blame when leaders and organizations blunder. We'll learn how HR professionals can become better critical thinkers and add decision-making assets to their toolkit.

Learning Objectives:

  • How AI depends on the human review, auditing and correction found in critical thinking.
  • Critical Thinking theory and practice, with case studies focused on HR Decision Making methods that work in group environments.
  • Group Dynamics that apply to HR issues.
  • Coaching and Mentoring methods to teach others.
Do You Know Why Your High-Performing Parents Leave? Fixing the Gap with Parental Leave Data Collection
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S504, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Amy Beacom, Founder and CEO , Center for Parental Leave Leadership
Workplace Application:
HR leaders can utilize data and best practices to transform parental leave into a strategic talent lifecycle lever that boosts performance, leadership skills, employee health, equity, engagement and retention for competitive advantage. 

Repeated on Tuesday at 3:30pm

We'll dive into best practices for data collection broadly around this timeframe so you can leverage parental leave as a competitive edge in your talent management. Next we'll focus on how the Parental Leave Transition Assessment (PLTA) can give you the data you need to identify the specific areas your managers and parents need you to improve. Lastly, we'll highlight data-driven coaching touchpoints that support emerging leaders through this predictable yet pivotal career inflection point.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand best practices for data collection around parental leave (i.e. what data to collect).
  • Understand how to use parental leave data to identify opportunities for employee performance, leadership growth, and improved health, equity, and retention.
  • Learn best practices for leveraging parental leave to boost engagement and give your organization a competitive edge in talent management.
  • Gain strategies for supporting expecting parents and managers through planning leave, being on leave, and transitioning back to work.
  • Learn how to utilize data from the Parental Leave Transition Assessment (PLTA) tool to inform strategies and measure the effectiveness of parental leave programs and support.
Dynamic Foresight Skills and the Future of HR
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S106, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
John Austin, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business, University of New England
Workplace Application:
Dr. Austin will lead the participants through a dynamic foresight process that captures all the benefits of current strategic foresight techniques but in addition leaves participants with output that can be quickly modified to shift as the world shifts 

Repeated on Tuesday at 3:30pm

What if everyone in your organization could anticipate shifts in trends and embrace uncertainty? Strategic foresight can create that capability. In this session, participants will learn a technique for creating dynamic future scenarios that seamlessly connect strategic thinking training with real strategic planning processes and do so in a way that adapts as the world shifts around their organization. As a bonus, participants leave with a richer understanding of the future of human resource management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the core uncertainties facing your industry and have a process for mapping how those uncertainties interact.
  • Stress test short-term initiatives against a range of 'what if' scenarios and identify blindspots in short-term strategies.
  • Lead conversations with leaders in your organization about the importance of developing strategic foresight skills.
From HR to CEO: How to Leverage Your Power Skills to Climb the Corporate Ladder!
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S100A, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Laural Logan-Fain, Ph.D., AVP, People Business Partnership, Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Presenter:
John Ferguson, SHRM-CP, Chief Human Resources Officer, NASCAR
Workplace Application:
This session will highlight the essential skills and strategies needed to guide attendees as they navigate the next steps of their career and the Racetrack of life. 

Join John Ferguson, the Chief HR Officer at NASCAR, and Laural Logan-Fain, PhD, the Associate Vice President of People Business Partnership at Spurs Sports & Entertainment, in this dynamic session as they discuss Power Skills and Drills crucial for the growth of a dynamic HR leader.    This session will highlight the essential skills and strategies needed to guide attendees as they navigate the next steps of their career and the Racetrack of life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clarify your goal: CEO or Strategic Advisor?
  • Connect with others through the art of storytelling.
  • Define, develop, and demonstrate your Power Skills.
  • Lead change and drive business outcomes.
How to Positively Influence Organizational Change When It’s “Dumped on Your Lap”!
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S103, South Building - Level 1(MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Barbara Anne Trautlein , Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
Workplace Application:
Gain real-world tactics to influence business leaders to roll-out change in a way that reduces resistance and frustration and increases success. 

So often business leaders 'throw change over the wall' to HR, and you're expected to 'execute the change' by 'communicating' or 'training.'  But you didn't even have a voice in the change, suspect employees will resist, and know there's a better way to roll it out.  With the failure rate of major organizational changes at 70%, often due to 'people issues,' leaders desperately need HR's unique perspective.  Join us for actionable take-aways to influence change!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role that HR professionals are typically asked to play during change initiatives - and also the role they could and should play - and how to close that gap to break the 'change failure cycle.'
  • Learn about the most common sources of resistance to change, and how HR professionals can help reduce resistance to changes their organizations need to make to survive and thrive in this time of massive disruption across industries and around the world.
  • Appreciate the needs and concerns of business leaders during change initiatives, and how to adapt one's approach and communications to 'speak in their language' in order to build relationships as a trusted advisor and influence for impact.
  • Build skill in engaging for change up, down, and across the organization to partner in rolling-out successful and sustainable change, which will contribute bottom-line value to your organization by helping to increase the probability of implementing change smoothly and successfully, improving ROI and engagement in the process.
  • Develop greater confidence and competence, and reduce stress and frustration, during change initiatives - for oneself and one's colleagues - by becoming more agile and change-ready as an HR professional, and by learning how to foster greater agility and change-readiness in the key stakeholders we serve.
Invisible Disabilities at Work: Fostering Advocacy and Acceptance
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S406B, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Jessica Hicksted, Ph.D., Advocate / Researcher - CACI, ND Outloud!, Invisible Disabilities Association
Workplace Application:
Attendees will hear about innovative research to aid organizations in becoming more aware of invisible disabilities and create policies that foster advocacy and acceptance. 

Many employees expend considerable emotional energy hiding their disabilities from colleagues and bosses in every interaction at work, in every meeting, and when toiling away side-by-side. It's exhausting and stressful. But the stigma around disabilities - the fear of discrimination and rejection, and the risk related to job security - prevents many employees from disclosing their condition and asking for supports and accommodations to succeed at work.  Yet studies show that when employers intentionally create an atmosphere of acceptance and show a commitment to build inclusion - offering disability awareness training and creating employee resource groups as a safe place for people with disabilities, chronic conditions, or difficult life situations to meet and support one another - employees no longer feel threatened to reveal a disability. Instead, they take advantage of employer-provided supports, which, in turn, improves their wellbeing, increases their level of trust in others, and boosts their productivity.  This presentation explores how to approach disclosure in the workplace and provides research-driven strategies that cultivate acceptance from colleagues and supervisors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear how masking inhibits executive functioning skills.
  • Learn about strategies to determine whether and how to disclose a disability.
  • Discuss questions to ask to try to determine whether an organization has a culture of acceptance and diversity.
  • Talk about approaches to help you advocate for policies that support people with invisible disabilities.
  • Innovative research to aid organizations in becoming more aware of invisible disabilities and create policies that foster advocacy and acceptance.
Positioning Your People to Pursue Growth
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM E253, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Steve Mellor, Owner & Executive Coach, Career Competitor, LLC.
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn essential and foundational requirements that strengthen the impact of a growth mindset, both within an individual and throughout the organization. 

Growth aspirations seem like one of the more common and obvious intentions within an organization. Wanting growth, however, is not the same as pursuing growth, with the key differentiator being a growth mindset. Any culture hungry to embody a growth mindset must know their employees are ready and able to embody a growth mindset. This foundation-first approach to professional development will ensure organizations can best position their people to pursue growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Encouraging individuals to identify their authentic attributes to build confidence in the impact their truest self can have on future growth.
  • Justifying why the adverse parts of an individual's role must be identified and embraced so as to serve future growth.
  • Honoring the work that goes into forming a foundation for growth through more engaged and respectful communication.
  • Centering an individual foundation for growth as a means of aligning what people want with the mission of the organization.
Strategic HR Leadership: Bucknell University's Blueprint for Business Adaptation
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM E350, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Nicole Whitehead, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CDE, Vice President Talent, Culture & Human Resources, Bucknell University

Join us for an illuminating session as we uncover how Bucknell University has demonstrated unparalleled HR strategic planning prowess in the midst of business adaptation. Explore the strategic initiatives, innovative practices, and transformative approaches that have enabled Bucknell to navigate evolving landscapes with agility and resilience. From talent acquisition and development to organizational culture and change management, discover how Bucknell's HR leadership has played a pivotal role in driving the university's success amidst dynamic challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Mastering HR Strategic Planning in Dynamic Environments: Provide insights into the strategic planning process, including how to anticipate future challenges, adapt HR practices accordingly, and ensure organizational agility and resilience. Explore the tools and frameworks that can aid in effective HR strategic planning in any dynamic environment.
  • Fostering a Resilient Organizational Culture: Delve into the practices and initiatives that have built a strong, adaptable culture, including change management strategies, employee engagement, and inclusivity efforts. Learn how to create and nurture a culture that can withstand and thrive through challenges.
To BE or NOT TO BE (remote)
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 03:50 PM Spotlight Stage 2, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
JoDee Curtis, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant, Purple Ink LLC
Workplace Application:
Learn how you can convince your leadership team to design a workplace that works for everyone (well, most everyone) while focusing on collaboration, flexibility, and engagement. 

Is your leadership going 'old school' and do your employees want to keep or add more flexibility by working remotely? Do your leaders insist that collaboration only happens face-to-face? We will discuss what the research has found, how to better collaborate regardless of where the employees are, and how your flexible options will assist in attracting and retaining employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will learn from research what the best companies are offering and what has worked... and not.
  • We will discuss negotiation skills to create options that work.
  • Focus on collaboration - in and outside of the office.
Grappling with Gremlins: Three Steps to Managing Imposter Syndrome
06/24/2024 04:00 PM - 04:20 PM Spotlight Stage 2, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Tina Schust Robinson, Founder, WorkJoy LLC
Workplace Application:
Help leaders at all levels in your organization - including yourselves - manage the inner voices that diminish self-confidence, dent resilience, and deplete motivation. 

We all have gremlins, those inner critics that emerge from early incidents with early influencers and attach firmly to our psyche. They want us to stay safe and survive. But while their intentions are good, they're not in charge. As HR leaders, we can help leaders at all levels manage the gremlins that whisper, 'You're not good enough! You don't belong here! You can't hack this!' In this active and engaging workshop, Tina Schust Robinson offers practical ways to grapple with the gremlins that can keep us small, scared, and stuck.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess where, when, and how the gremlins speak.
  • Understand how the gremlins affect the leader's behavior and mindset.
  • Name the gremlins to begin establishing authority over them.
  • Develop management techniques to limit the gremlins' effects.

06/25/2024

Are You in a Dysfunctional Relationship with the Security Team?
06/25/2024 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM S104, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director, National Cybersecurity Alliance
Workplace Application:
This session will cover the issues that cause the biggest disconnects between HR and Security team from both perspectives and cover proposed solutions for each. 

When HR and Security teams understand their respective roles, value each other, and have an open, productive partnership, life is good. They can help each other be more effective and complement each other's functions. Unfortunately, that symbiotic state can be hard to achieve. For HR professionals, dealing with the security team can be a challenge. One day they send out an emotionally-triggering simulated phish to everyone in the organization, causing numerous employee complaints that HR has to manager. Next, they're trying to get someone fired for clicking on said simulated phish, even though it's not their job to hire and fire. The security team can seem rigid, controlling, and have the capacity to scare the daylights out of the rest of the organization. Sometimes they scare people too much - the sky can't always be falling - leading to apathy.  So what to do if you don't have the best relationship with the security team?  This talk, based on years of experience navigating the relationship between HR and Security teams, will cover the issues that cause the biggest disconnects between HR and Security. We'll look at the issues from both sides and cover proposed solutions for each.  Improving the relationships for both departments can lead to happier HR and Security professionals who are more effective in their roles, and a company that's better protected and prepared against cyber threats.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the points of connection and potential disconnect with the Security team.
  • Hear why security teams occasionally seem to act more like HR than Security.
  • Discuss how Security and HR can collaborate to both be more effective.
Boundary-Driven Leadership: Crafting Organizational Culture
06/25/2024 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM N228, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Leah Marone, Psychotherapist, Corporate Mental Wellness Consultant, Leah Marone, LCSW
Workplace Application:
This session will equip leaders with the skills to foster a culture of continuous improvement, simultaneously influencing and shaping the overall organizational culture. 

Addressing and preventing cyclical workplace fatigue within an HR context demands a dual commitment to intentional self-care and astute awareness of communication dynamics and leadership style. Elevating your role to that of a 'space creator' is key-mastering the art of setting and maintaining boundaries that not only empower your team but also shield you from assuming undue responsibilities and succumbing to perpetual burnout. This proactive approach is pivotal in fostering a healthy workplace environment and ensuring sustained well-being for both yourself and your team.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how leaders serve as architects, shaping the values, beliefs, and norms that define the organizational culture.
  • Effectively build trust and psychological safety in the workplace.
  • Create and maintain boundaries to prevent burnout and generate a culture that prioritizes wellness.
  • Apply the Support, Don't Solve framework in real-world leadership, scenarios.
  • Implement strategies to delegate effectively, empower others, and encourage authentic collaboration.
Lead with Impact: Drive Career and Business Success Through Personal Branding and Influential Leadership
06/25/2024 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM N227, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Jennifer McClure, Job Title – CEO & Chief Excitement Officer, Unbridled Talent LLC & DisruptHR LLC
Workplace Application:
Master the art of personal branding and influential leadership to amplify your impact, accelerate your career, and create boundless opportunities. 

In today's dynamic work environments, leadership goes beyond titles. Professionals need influential leadership and personal branding to make a lasting impact.   In this session, we'll explore the synergy of influence and personal branding, craft a Personal Brand Statement to fuel career success and build credibility, influence and relationships to get results.  Your personal brand isn't just a catchphrase; it's the value you offer. Discover your unique qualities, manage your brand, and accelerate your career.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to leverage your personal brand as an asset, ensuring alignment with your career goals, as well as your organization's goals to drive meaningful change.
  • Discover what motivates humans, how communication works, and how to craft an effective vision that will allow you to lead people to success - regardless of your title or position.
  • Develop strategies to manage organizational change using influence, balancing the needs of stakeholders, while actively promoting and communicating your personal brand for increased impact.
The Graceful Goodbye: How to Part Ways with a Valued Team Member
06/25/2024 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM N230, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Tina Schust Robinson, Founder, WorkJoy LLC
Workplace Application:
Learn how to coach managers on having productive, constructive transitions with departing employees, keeping doors open for potential returns, reducing productivity drains, and supporting a healthy team culture. 

Unemployment remains low. Disengagement is on the rise. Employees - often your top performers - will seek other opportunities. How can leaders manage departures in ways that keep doors open for potential returns, protect remaining team members, and reduce productivity drains? As HR leaders, it often falls to us to step in to support healthy transitions. In this engaging workshop, Tina Schust Robinson, founder of WorkJoy, offers three practical steps to help managers say goodbye with grace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn techniques for opening emotionally-intelligent dialogues with employees who give notice.
  • Evaluate potential to retain by considering four critical questions.
  • Co-create a win-win transition plan that supports the departing employee, the remaining team members, and the manager.
The Secrets to Engage the Quiet Quitters - How to Identify AND ENGAGE those Employee Who are Attempting to 'Sink Your Boat'
06/25/2024 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM S102, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Bob Kelleher, CEO, The Employee Engagement Group
Workplace Application:
Learn how to unlock the secrets of those who have quietly quit, or whose who are attempting to sink the organizational boat.  Learn specific steps to improve overall workplace engagement. 

Although Quiet Quitting is all the rage, speaker/author Bob Kelleher first introduced the concept in his You Tube Video, Who's Sinking Your Boat (1.2 million views). In this dynamic and multimedia presentation, Bob shares studies that show that an individual's level of engagement or disengagement can be directly linked to a variety of factors: One's own engagement; who you select to manage people; the disconnect between an individual's and the firm's values; the dynamics that take place in people's lives OUTSIDE of work; and the failure of firms to hold the actively disengaged accountable.  Bob will walk through key steps to reverse disengagement, while energizing and engaging your 'quiet quitters'.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to identify your disengaged employees or those who are quietly quitting the organization.
  • Learn the secrets to why employees become disengaged.
  • Learn the key engagement drivers of the various workforce generations.
  • Learn why staff selection might be the reason you have disengaged employees.
  • Understand the important role accountability plays in one's engagement and self motivation.
  • Leave with practical videos, case studies, and metrics to share with your own leaders.
Elevate and Uplift the Next Generation of HR Leaders
06/25/2024 08:00 AM - 08:20 AM Spotlight Stage 2, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Claire Stroh, SHRM-CP, Manager, of Managed Talent Services , Lighthouse Technology Services
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to gain credibility in the workplace, build relationships and prepare to advance as a young/emerging HR professional through learning what roles behavior, communication, networking and professional development play. 

As a former member of SHRM's EPAC (emerging professional advisory council) Claire Stroh is passionate about helping SHRM attract, build and develop a community for the next generation of HR leaders through social media, membership and networking activities. During this session Claire will guide the audience through best practices on learning, using social media, networking and advancing your career as a young/emerging HR professional. Target audience is young / emerging HR professionals, however experienced leaders are also encouraged to attend if they'd like to learn how to support their more junior staff.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gaining credibility, moving up, career advancement  - Differentiating yourself in the HR job market  - Differentiating yourself at work  - How to gain credibility at work and within your networks (behavior and communication)  - Getting ready to / how to move up at work.
  • Social media and networking  - What is a personal brand and how do you build it/use it  - Filling out and using your LinkedIn profile (connecting, posting and engaging)  - Using social media to advance your career and organization, and use it for professional development.
  • Learning and professional development  - How to find and navigate learning opportunities within your organization  - Outside of your organization, various types of events, webinars, getting involved with your local chapter, SHRM national programs such as mentoring and career connection events.
Influencing Others: 8 Steps to Get Results When You Don’t Have Direct Authority
06/25/2024 08:00 AM - 08:20 AM Spotlight Stage 1, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
Being able to influence people (even those who work for you!) is essential for HR leaders at all levels. We'll review a tried-and-true methodology for mobilizing your employees, co-workers and even those above you to rally around your priorities! 

Getting stuff done in the office can be challenging even under the best of circumstances. Everyone has their own priorities and deadlines. However, you've also got your own projects and getting them successfully implemented typically requires assistance from employees who don't work for you. This is where your powers of influence can help!   In this fun and lively presentation, we'll review strategies to help you influence without authority for your projects and your career!

Learning Objectives:

  • Inspiring others to share your vision (not just HR).
  • Recognizing resistance to change from senior leaders - and how to overcome it.
  • Why adapting your communication style to the person you're influencing is critical to your success (and how to do it on the fly).
  • Going beyond logic - using emotions to win your point.
  • Using 'constructive persuasion' to change viewpoints.
Banish Burnout: Move from Stress to Success
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Arie Crown Theater, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Janice Litvin, Workplace Wellness Speaker, Janice Litvin Speaks
Workplace Application:
Janice Litvin is an award-winning workplace wellness speaker, on a mission to help leaders and teams banish burnout in their organizations. 

In this lively program Janice Litvin will show students and emerging professionals how to manage stress to prevent burnout. Based on the premise that you can change your reactions to stress, Janice's methodology will teach you how to build awareness, convert negative thoughts into positive self-talk, and set healthy boundaries. You will come away with specific tools you can start using immediately. All you need is awareness, desire to change, and willingness to do the work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying workplace stressors.
  • Recognizing burnout in yourself and peers (physical and mental signs).
  • How your thought process contributes to burnout (being aware & reframing your mindset).
  • Setting healthy boundaries.

 

Building Your Personal Brand - Why Starting Now is Important to Your Future Career!
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N231, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Claire Stroh, SHRM-CP, Manager, of Managed Talent Services , Lighthouse Technology Services
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn what a personal brand is, how to discover theirs, then how to build it and showcase it to differentiate themselves from the competition, and advance their careers. 

This session will discuss the importance of building a personal brand, and the steps necessary to successfully develop and showcase your personal brand. Similar to most major companies or celebrities, building a brand is one of the most important aspects of excelling in the workplace and advancing your career. This session will provide participants with the knowledge and information to differentiate themselves from the competition, and advance their careers, using their personal brand. A former member of SHRM's Emerging Professional Advisory Council (EPAC) will provide insight on how to use your strengths to build and communicate your brand to better network, advance your career and attract opportunities to yourself!

Learning Objectives:

  • What is a personal brand?
  • Hear the speaker's personal brand story to put into context everything you're about to learn! See first hand how having one can help you attract life and career changing opportunities.
  • Importance of having a personal brand. Learn all of the reasons why having one can help you.
  • How to develop, build and showcase your brand, especially leveraging online platforms. Learn how to discover what your brand really is, build it over time through behavior and communication, and showcase who you are to your community to advance your career and attract opportunities to yourself!
Detour: The Keys to Making Change Work
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM E451, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE, Best-Selling Author and Speaker, Steve Gilliland, Inc.
Workplace Application:
This session will reveal the steps necessary to navigate change when something happens by chance and set you on a course you never planned into a future you never imagined. 

As the nature of change advances and the speed of change accelerates, it is necessary to look further ahead and be able to alter your organization in the face of uncertainty. This session will reveal the challenges of change and a plan to affect it. It provides HR professionals with a clear and usable model for sorting through what difference you are trying to accomplish and what steps you need to take to get there.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify components and tools necessary to lead change.
  • Describe organizational culture variables that might inhibit or help manage change.
  • Express the internal and external reasons for a specific change.
  • Understand how change will contribute to and benefit the organization and why it is important.
  • Evaluate your current culture regarding change management, project management, and leadership.
Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Lenovo's Trailblazing Women Leadership Program
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM E350, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Jennifer Broerman Spencer, Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Lenovo

Embark on an inspiring journey into Lenovo's groundbreaking initiative aimed at cultivating and empowering women leaders. In this session, we delve deep into the strategies, insights, and transformative impact of Lenovo's highly successful women leadership program. Discover how Lenovo has prioritized diversity, equity, and inclusion by designing a comprehensive program that addresses the unique challenges and opportunities faced by women in the tech industry. From coaching and skill development to networking and advocacy, the program is underscored by executives' commitment to the participants' success and advancement. Explore how Lenovo fosters a supportive ecosystem for women to thrive and ascend to leadership positions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the Structure and Components of Lenovo's Women Leadership Program: Examine the key elements of the program designed to empower women, including coaching, skill development, networking, and advocacy.
  • Analyze Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Female Leadership: Investigate the specific barriers that women face in advancing to leadership positions in the tech industry and how Lenovo's program addresses these challenges. Learn about the strategies and initiatives implemented by Lenovo to eliminate these barriers and promote gender equity.
Followership Initiative: The Leadership Training You Need
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Spotlight Stage 1, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Dethra U. Giles, CEO, ExecuPrep
Workplace Application:
Elevate team dynamics and organizational success by integrating the transformative insights from our session on followership into your workplace, fostering a culture where leaders and followers collaborate seamlessly to achieve shared goals. 

Less than 25% of organizations are leaders but more than 25% of training is designed to train employees on leadership skills. If leadership is everyone's business then followership is everyone's responsibility. So, when will see the followership initiative movement begin? Leaders who first learn to follow and serve make the best leaders, however, it is an unadmired skill set. No one brags about their new follower position or how they followed well and made the project a success. Discover the uncelebrated art of following and serving, essential for becoming exceptional leaders. Join us to reshape the narrative, making followership as appealing as it is invaluable. Let's redefine success and elevate organizational dynamics together.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Crucial Role of Followership: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the often underestimated significance of followership in organizational success, recognizing its impact on team dynamics and overall leadership effectiveness.
  • Cultivate Exemplary Followership Skills: Develop key attributes and skills associated with exemplary followership, such as active communication, adaptability, and collaborative problem-solving, enhancing your ability to contribute positively within a team.
  • Foster a Collaborative Organizational Culture: Explore strategies to create a workplace culture that values both leadership and followership, promoting mutual respect, effective communication, and shared responsibility for achieving organizational objectives.
  • Apply Followership Principles in Leadership Roles: Learn to seamlessly transition between leadership and followership roles, appreciate the symbiotic relationship between the two, and apply these principles to enhance your leadership capabilities for greater team cohesion and success.
How to Work With Complicated People
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S406A, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Ryan Leak, Best-selling Author, Researcher, and Transformational Speaker

In every workplace, beyond the pressure of performance, meeting deadlines, and navigating change, there lurks a more daunting challenge: working with complicated people. You know the types – the overbearing boss who can't decide if they're a micromanager or an absentee leader, the colleague whose mood swings could give the stock market a run for its money, or the client whose demands could rival those of a diva on a world tour. When it comes to complicated people, we’ve got options. 1. We can ignore them. But this option doesn’t help us grow. 2. We can try to change them. But we don’t like when people try to change us. 3. We could cancel them. Are there some people that need to be cut out of our lives? Sure. But when they’re our boss, cutting them out of our lives also means cutting our paycheck. There’s a 4th option that can lead to effective collaboration. And that’s understanding them. How to Work With Complicated People is based on a new book by best-selling author and speaker Ryan Leak, who did a national research study on how to work with complicated people. In this session, Ryan will unpack strategies for effective collaboration with people we often find complicated. With humor, inspiration, and data-driven strategies, Ryan will help us move toward people we’d normally try to avoid. 

Market Competitiveness and Internal Equity: Striking the Right Balance in Your Compensation Programs
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S106, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
John A. Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, President, Rubino Consulting Services
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn all of the methodologies for striking the right balance between market competitiveness and internal equity in developing your pay programs. 

Balancing market pay and internal equity is a challenge when developing your compensation plans. You must choose aligned survey sources to ensure you are paying market rates. Equally important is to make sure your organization's internal values are represented. After all, the market operates on pure supply and demand, with no inherent 'values'; whereas your organization has values that must be recognized, such as, pay equity, core position identification, and other company-culture considerations. How do you reconcile the two? In his presentation, John Rubino discusses the most important techniques and methodologies to ensure that you strike the right external and internal balance. You will learn how to articulate your organizations compensation philosophy and pay policy, choosing your benchmark jobs, identifying and analyzing survey sources, as well as internal job evaluation and pay equity methodologies, and much more - all to achieve an optimal balance in your compensation programs!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and apply the optimal emphasis for your organization between market competitiveness and internal equity, to ensure that your compensation programs are properly equipped to attract, retain and motivate a well-qualified and motivated workforce.
  • Create and articulate your organization's compensation philosophy and pay policy.
  • Identify and analyze your benchmark jobs and valid market survey sources to ensure market competitiveness.
  • Identify and apply the most-aligned internal job evaluation and pay equity methodologies to ensure that your organization's core values are properly represented in your compensation programs.
  • Discuss additional tools and techniques to ensure that you are striking the right balance between market competitiveness and internal equity in your compensation programs.
Non-Qualified Plans - 101
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S101, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Jeanne J. Sutton, CFP, Managing Director, Strategic Retirement Partners
Workplace Application:
This session will help HR Professionals learn the basics of a Non Qualified Plan, why an organization would adopt a plan and how it benefits both the employee and the employer. 

Non-Qualified plans like deferred compensation, RSU's, options, and corporate owned life insurance policies are exploding in popularity as employers look for new ways to attract and retain key personnel. This presentation will take you all the way back to the basics. Why do you (or should you) have one of these plans in your benefits package? How do they work and what are the different ways to structure them? How do you evaluate an existing program and determine if it is successful? Here is a crash course in all types of Non-Qualified Plans and how you can maximize their benefits.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is a Non-Qualified Plan?
  • Why are Non-Qualified Plans becoming more popular?
  • How can a Non-Qualified Plan help an organization meet their goals?
  • How to administer your plan to maximize its benefits.

 

Upskilling and Reskilling in the Age of AI
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S501, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Clayton Lord, Director, Foundation Programs, SHRM
Presenter:
Rob Magliaro, Ecosystems Lead, Grow with Google, Google
Workplace Application:
Attendees will hear from leading skills tech and education developers about emerging free and low-cost tools for upskilling, reskilling, and embracing emerging technology (like AI)--for themselves and those they're hiring, promoting, and mentoring. Did you know that the number of stated  

Did you know that the number of stated skills required for a job has doubled in the last 5 years, and that, according to LinkedIn, the skills to do a job are expected to change by 65% by 2030? We are in an age of chronic, required reskilling--and whether that means you, your job, and your work trajectory or the ever-evolving positions you are seeking talent for and navigating existing talent into, it is time to up your upskilling and reskilling game! In this session, explore what it means to upskill and reskill in 2024, with a particular emphasis on free and low-cost certifications from Google and others designed to ensure that your current talent continues to learn, grow, and thrive. And here's a hint: a lot of upskilling and reskilling for tomorrow means learning more about what AI is, how it works, and how you can integrate it into your job and the jobs of those around you--so we'll make sure to do a deep dive on AI for HR and the new and emerging ways to build out your skillset and become in valuable in the digital (r)evolution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss why it is crucial that HR, like all other functions, upskill immediately--and how to identify what you want and need most when it comes to new skills.
  • Take home specific, immediate actions you can use to change how you find, assess, and keep talent in your company.
  • Hear why and how employers are embracing a reskilling and upskilling frame, particularly around emerging technologies like AI.
  • Explore strategies, from easy to advanced, for training yourself, your team, and a full spectrum of employees for low- or no-cost.

 

Scaling Innovation: How to Ignite and Sustain a Culture of Innovation
06/25/2024 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM HR Technology Theater, South Building - Level 3, Hall A (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Kahina Ouerdane, Chief People Officer

As companies scale, even the most innovative leaders can find themselves leaning towards safer, incremental changes, and straying from the bold mindset that initially propelled their success. But playing it safe is riskier than embracing innovation’s inherent uncertainties – and HR leaders can play a pivotal role in fostering and scaling a culture of innovation.


Join Kahina for this thought-provoking session, where she’ll share the most important lessons she’s learned as Chief People Officer at Workleap, a company that has grown 3x since she joined the team almost 8 years ago.


Kahina will share inspiring real-life examples, including an HR-driven innovation project that led to the creation of “Good Vibes,” a value-creating product feature that’s now an integral part of the Officevibe by Workleap experience. She’ll also delve into the barriers that can stifle innovation, highlight the leadership skills that foster creativity at all levels, and offer actionable strategies to cultivate innovation.

Advanced Ethics with a Dash of Courage in an AI World
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM N228, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Karl James Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, CSP, Senior Consultant, Gregory and Appel
Workplace Application:
This session gives HR professionals dealing with AI issues a practical set of tools to make good ethical decisions in chaotic times, in addition to providing material to directly support their mentoring and coaching of their staff in doing the right thing. 

Getting ethics right is a big deal, and ethics requires courage, especially in a world with AI arriving on our desktops. HR professionals often need help in maintaining high ethical and cultural standards for their organization. This facilitated discussion goes beyond a lecture on ethical principles – it includes actionable tactics and recent case studies that offer participants 'real-time' practice in resolving dilemmas, with participants sharpening their critical thinking skills.   Participants will learn and practice effective tactics for aligning their values and ethics with their organization's goals and reducing their fears of 'doing the right thing' in complex situations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding how Critical Thinking and Ethics are under pressure from the arrival of Generative AI in our organization's life.
  • Resolving Ethical Dilemmas using structured thinking tools.
  • Preparing for the challenge of an employee needing to address ethics when the challenge/problem includes their boss' action or lack of action.
  • How can an employee effectively 'delegate up' when they see an ethical issue that their boss either doesn't see or doesn't acknowledge to be an issue?
  • Balancing logic, emotions, and courage while making difficult decisions.
  • Building an action plan for personal and organizational courage.
Balancing Brilliance: Corporate Leadership Strategies on Identifying Burnout and Cultivating Resilience
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Grant Park, Level 1 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Dr. Felice Carlton, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CEO, Felice Carlton Enterprises
Workplace Application:
This session uncovers immediate action steps to master targeted strategies for reducing burnout in your lives and careers. 

Repeated from Monday at 11:00am

Unmanaged workplace stress in the United States costs more than $300 billion annually in lost productivity, absenteeism, staff turnover, and medical, legal, and insurance expenditures. Many HR departments face escalating burnout, heightened workloads, and shortages. Navigating multiple competing priorities and changing organizational demands is compounded with uncertainty in the marketplace, workloads infiltrating their personal lives, and difficulty disconnecting from work. HR leaders will gain strategies to alleviate personal burnout and cultivate a growth-oriented mindset; equipping them to lead by example within their organizations.  Learn from a Doctor of Nursing with 14 years of experience in improving outcomes and strategically navigating leaders to mitigate burnout and operate at peak performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain awareness of the research-validated stages of burnout.
  • Recognize the early signs and symptoms of leadership burnout.
  • Self-identify with your current phase of the burnout cycle.
  • Master targeted strategies to reduce burnout in you lives and career.
California 2025 – New Developments and What You Need To Know!
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM N230, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Jonathan A. Siegel, Partner, Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Workplace Application:
The session will focus on preparing California employers for 2025 reviewing key workplace developments and provide preventive strategies for critical workplace issues. This session will include reviewing wage and hour, leave of absence and other difficult areas.  

Repeated from Monday at 2:00pm

California regulates the workplace like no other state but there are new emerging hurdles for 2024-2025. The session will focus on preparing California employers for 2025 reviewing key workplace developments and provide preventive strategies for workplace issues. This session will include reviewing wage and hour, leave of absence and other difficult areas.  The program will review new laws, important cases and key policy and handbook updates for California.

Learning Objectives:

  • What your employer must address in response to the new California laws and agency actions for 2025.
  • Provide practical strategies to respond to the new California and federal case law impacting the workplace.
  • Provide an action plan to update your California handbook and train your managers.
Dear “Younger Self,” – How to Reframe Negative Outcomes from being Labeled as “Mistakes,” to the Experiences that Make Us Better Leaders and Better People
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM S401, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Julie Wright, VP of Engagement, Royal United Mortgage
Workplace Application:
Attendees will recognize that each of us has a story and to keep it to ourselves, for fear of embarrassment or ego, when others can learn from it or maybe not feel so alone, is doing a disservice to the next generation of HR professionals. 

What if you could go back in time, to the early part of your career, and talk with your 'younger self?'  What would you say? What advice would you give, and how transparent would you be with the ups and downs you experienced to get you where you are today?  As HR Professionals we all know that this type of self-reflection is an important component of being an effective leader. But how many times do we intentionally share our stories of adversity, and subsequently how we grew from them, with those around us?  'Dear Younger Self', is one woman's journey as she:

  • Left a company she's been at for 18 years.
  • Joined a new,  predominantly male-dominated organization, with a well-established Leadership Team.
  • Found out that most of the employees (including some of the leadership), viewed the role of HR, as a villain.
  • Faced numerous challenges.
  • And in the end, learned some incredibly valuable lessons in leadership and life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Expansion of self-awareness regarding adversity in the listener's own career and how they responded to difficult situations.
  • Recognizing the importance of key leadership and development skills.
  • Identifying and leveraging your strengths as they relate to your role and what you were hired to do in your organization.
  • Never shying away from saying the things that need to be said.
  • The importance of gaining buy-in when going through organizational change.
  • Making decisions based on what we know, not how we feel.
  • The power of vulnerability.
  • Examining why, so often, we associate 'mistakes' as a negative experience vs. an opportunity for growth.
Empathy: The New Work Culture Norm
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S102, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Jeremy York, SHRM-SCP, Lead Consultant and President, InvigorateHR, LLC
Workplace Application:
Empathy is a critical HR leadership skill. It helps to build and sustain positive workplace relationships, foster diversity and inclusion, encourage cooperation and collaboration, and facilitate conflict management. Empathy generates an interest in and appreciation for others, paving the way to more productive working relationships. 

Our workplaces are filled with diverse people whose lives require more from them than ever before. People are managing their personal lives, their families and extended families, their mental health, their emotions, a world that experiences change almost instantaneously, and the everyday stresses that come with being human. Yet we have a difficult time recognizing that these things impact the workplace, and that people are more than the work they do. All people have an innate need to feel understood, heard, or just validated-that life is tough, and we support them.   Enter empathy - our ability to understand what others are feeling and actively share emotions with others. Our ability to lead with empathy and value people for who they are can have a significant impact on the workforce. So, how do we solve it? Join this discussion where we will explore what it means to demonstrate empathy and how we can make this a part of our everyday actions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define empathy and the various types of empathy.
  • Explore the importance of empathy in the workplace.
  • Discuss how to strengthen empathy skills and remove roadblocks that inhibit empathy.
  • Develop a plan of action for creating a more empathic culture.
Feedback is a Gift! How to Skillfully Give & Receive Feedback: Empowering Employees & Improving Company Culture
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E451, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Hanna Bankier, Founder/Change Catalyst, Working Solutions Group
Workplace Application:
Feedback can be a gift, if you wrap it right. Who do you want to shower with gifts? 

Feedback is a Gift! 68% of workers who get consistent and accurate feedback feel satisfied in their jobs!  Effective feedback is a crucial aspect of personal and professional growth, and it plays an important role in creating a positive organizational culture. Clear and timely feedback promotes a growth mindset, trust, as well as increased productivity.  Let's get skilled, both as the receiver and giver of feedback. What's the power of the receiver?

Learning Objectives:

  • The right response to feedback, regardless if it's accurate or skillfully delivered or not.
  • Power of the receiver: pull for feedback.
  • Necessary ingredients for effective feedback.
Four Empowerment Steps to Cultivating Global Leadership
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S501, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Ashley T. Brundage, President and CEO, Empowering Differences
Workplace Application:
Bring the 4 empowerment steps to cultivate global leadership for your organization while engaging with best practices, data insights from a global research study, and technology tools you can leverage for more leadership and empowerment for your teams. 

Join international award winning empowerment expert Ashley T Brundage as she shares the 4 empowerment steps to cultivate global leadership for your organization. This session will cover the 4 empowerment steps and the research study results from the 28 countries and 17 languages that participated globally. Hear unique insights, see technology that can leverage insights, and engage with the top empowering actions for global leadership and empowerment for your teams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Cover the 4 empowerment steps.
  • Learn the research study results from the 28 countries and 17 languages that participated globally.
  • Engage live with technology that can leverage insights for empowerment.
  • Lead with the top empowering actions for global leadership and empowerment for your teams.
Harness Power for Good: How to Influence Effectively Within Your Organization
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S504, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Michael Walters, CHRO, Lyten, Inc.
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn critical strategies for obtaining support and influencing executive leadership to adopt proposals while also enhancing their own sense of power within their organization. 

Repeated from Monday at 11:00am

The ability to develop innovative & strategic ideas for your organization is critical.  Equally important is the ability to move those ideas through approval to implementation.  This session will explore techniques and frameworks to expand organizational influence through the lens of an HR leader.  HR needs to build influence and power across their organization, within the C-suite and across the Board of Directors.  We will examine strategies and tools designed to maximize the interpersonal influence for the HR leader and help move initiatives from proposal to execution.  We will explore what is known to the scientific world about social power strategies and how this can be applied to our HR landscape.  Tips & tricks to be an effective CHRO will also be explored.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore five things to consider to maximize your interpersonal influence.
  • Identify common strategies to gain alignment and 'get stuff done'.
  • Analyz how decisions are made and how to expand the ability to impact.
  • Discover the seven bases of power and how to apply to the workplace.
  • Sharpen skills that will help advance careers.

 

Hero or Scapegoat? HR's Role in Helping an Organization Win (or Lose) an Employment Lawsuit
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E450, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
James J. McDonald, Jr., J.D., SHRM-SCP, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Workplace Application:
Attendees will understand HR's important role in helping an organization defeat employee lawsuits.  

Presented by a lawyer who has defended employment lawsuits for 40 years, this program will highlight HR's role in the events leading up to litigation and in the litigation itself.  HR is instrumental in creating the right policies, in maintaining the necessary records, in documenting employee misconduct and performance issues, and in conducting competent and objective investigations that set the stage for an employment lawsuit.  HR also typically plays a pivotal role in answering discovery, giving depositions and testifying in court.  This presentation will prepare you to set your organization up for a win in the event an employee should sue.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how employment policies can provide a winning edge -- or not -- in an employment lawsuit.
  • Learn why thorough documentation of workplace incidents and employee performance is so important -- 'If it's not in writing, it didn't happen.'
  • Learn how to conduct an investigation of employee misconduct that won't be shot down by opposing counsel.
  • Learn HR's role in the discovery process in a lawsuit, and in testifying in court.
Leveraging an Empathic Culture to Create Advantage
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM N231, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)

Presenter:
Dave Barnett, Chief Administrative Officer, DeVry University
Workplace Application:
Connecting individuals to meaningful and rewarding work is more important than ever as Human Resources leaders also look to re-establish their voices and empower solutions amid transformation at all levels. 

Repeated from Monday at 12:30pm.

Dave Barnett, Chief Administrative Officer at DeVry University, shares how Human Resources leaders can navigate challenges and redefine the employer-employee relationship amid continuous, global shifts in what we do and how we work.  Participants will learn strategies to intentionally shape a caring, empathy-driven culture, while enabling achievement of exceptional results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Walk away with a clear framework for how to assess culture in the context of an aspirational cultural state.
  • Receive examples of specific practices that can be leveraged to create a sense of belonging, a culture of care and mission/strategy/culture alignment.
  • Discuss a process for how this work can then be leveraged into crafting a compelling employee value proposition.
  • Understand how these efforts can translate into tangible organization-wide outcomes and results.
Redefine Executive Presence: Lead With S.P.I.C.E.
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S406B, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Shayla Atkins, CEO and Founder, Executive Coach, DEIB Strategist, The Atkins IMPACT Consulting Firm
Workplace Application:
In a world that thrives on similarities, women will learn the power of cultivating an authentic personal brand that redefines executive presence and leverage authentic leadership to propel their career. 

'When assimilation is the pre-requisite to inclusion, organizations will never realize the full power of human potential.' Corporate cultural norms are creating 'hidden figures'; brilliant women who are plateauing in leadership due to the pressures of conforming, perfectionism, burnout and more. Shayla uses research and professional lived experiences to deliver a talk that emphasizes the power of personal branding, redefines executive presence and empowers women to challenge status quo by leveraging their authenticity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Leaders understand inclusive leadership foundations to embrace and celebrate unique individuality and how to nourish it to increase employee engagement and retention.
  • Women understands what it takes to shed the layers of perfectionism, conforming, self doubt and imposter syndrome and activate their authenticity to excel as a leader.
  • Women understand the power of personal brands, standing out and navigating the workplace disrupting status quo.
Tens10ns: The Workplace War On Employee Wellness
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S403, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Wellington O’Neil Hepburn, PMP, SPHRi, Senior Manager of Organizational Development, Commonwealth Bank Ltd.
Workplace Application:
This session will focus on ten (10) 'tens10ns' that exist in the workplace, that reduce the impact of employee engagement and employee wellness. 

Current research shows that employees are increasingly more stressed, overwhelmed and burnout. However, when you think about it, it's counterintuitive. Many would suggest that the direct benefits to the workplace, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been significant. Increases in remote work, administration of virtual meetings, integration of more flexible work schedules, reductions in telecommuting, a more relaxed workplace dress code, deeper focus on online learning and skill-building, reductions in employer operating costs etc. However, in the midst of these benefits, employees are saying that their stress levels are rising, their work-life balance is being challenged and overall employee engagement is declining. There must be other factors or tensions in the work environment creating this imbalance, an impacting our employee base negatively.  This workshop will explore ten (10) 'tens10ns' that exist in the workplace that are causing mass employee dissatisfaction and disengagement. Some of these 'tens10ns' are known and some are hidden, but the impact is far-reaching across many industries, countries and organizations world-wide. Strategies will be provided to encourage a more strategic focus on workplace engagement and wellness, and ensuring that employees have the support mechanisms to be effective both for the short-term and long-term.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and discuss the strategic connection between employee wellness and employee engagement.
  • Discuss current trends in employee engagement and wellness and why HR Professionals should be concerned of the impact on their organizations.
  • Highlight the ten 'tens10ns' that exist in the workplace that threaten overall employee wellness and engagement.
  • Provide best-practice strategies to combat each organizational 'tens10n' and proactively encourage employee wellness.
  • Create a personal action plan to improve your response to the 'tens10ns'.
The Future of Work: Investing in Employees to Create a Best-in-Class Workforce
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S101, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Jyoti Mehra, Chief Human Resource Officer, Gilead Sciences
Workplace Application:
Participants will learn strategies to equip their workforce for the future through strategic upskilling opportunities and leadership development that cultivates inclusive and capable leaders and people managers. 

In recent years, the nature of work has evolved quickly and expanded in different, often unexpected directions. The organizations that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be those that focus on their people - building new skills, prioritizing flexibility and anticipating what's coming next. Explore why HR's role must change and how it can cultivate talented, innovative people who are equipped not only to navigate the future of work, but to shape it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insights into the dynamic landscape of the future of work by assessing various external factors impacting employee wellbeing and retention.
  • Recognize the vital role of workforce investment in developing leadership skills, innovative thinking and diverse perspectives, all of which are essential for organizational success.
  • Delve into the value of strategic partnerships with educational and industry organizations for talent acquisition and development.
Think Different=Different Results: Creative Leadership for Competitive Advantage and Agility
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S106, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Caroline Brookfield, DVM, CPM, Keynote Speaker, Author,, Artful Science
Workplace Application:
Attendees will discover how infusing everyday creativity into their leadership approach can drive innovation, foster a dynamic workplace culture, and empower their teams to solve complex challenges with ingenuity and enthusiasm. 

In today's fiercely competitive business world, innovation is the key to success. While most companies claim to prioritize innovation, only 18% of employees feel empowered to take creative risks at work. Organizations that equip their leaders and teams with the tools and environment to foster creativity outperform their competitors. In this 'light delivery, deep message' keynote, discover the essential habits (DANCE) to spark creativity in every team member. No arts and crafts required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify simple techniques to foster creativity in teams.
  • List 5 effortless habits (DANCE) to unlock creativity in every team member.
  • Recognize and overcome common mistakes that block team performance and creativity.
  • Explain the 'leader dilemma', why leaders have an unconscious bias to creativity.
Workplace Crisis Management, Conflict Resolution, and Navigating Extreme Change
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Regency Ballroom, Level 2 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Paul Falcone, Principal, Paul Falcone Workplace Leadership Consulting, LLC
Workplace Application:
Workplace crisis management helps HR leaders build their leadership brand and hone their communication and teambuilding skills in today's tumultuous business environment. 

2024 ushers in volumes of sweeping changes, from continuing to manage through Covid reintegration to talent scarcity, large-scale employee turnover, quiet quitting, and returning employees to the office. How HR leads its operational management teams through extended periods of upheaval directly ties to organizational effectiveness, culture change, and the bottom line. Join former CHRO of Nickelodeon, Paul Falcone, as he helps to identify new ways of mastering the ongoing aftershocks to our teams and organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Master Individual crises, including building stronger remote relationships, dealing effectively with employee burnout, strengthening employee agility, collaboration, and accountability, and reversing 'silent quitting' trends.
  • Lean into Departmental & Team crises, including mediating employee disputes, toxic team turnarounds, multiple generations in the workplace, and making it safe for your teams to share their concerns in a 'psychologically safe' way.
  • Share wisdom through Company crises, including demands for hybrid work and returning reluctant employees to the office, threats to unionize, and being prepared for further global crises and natural disasters.
Your Time is Now! Breaking Barriers: The Seven Hurdles Women Face in Climbing the Corporate Ladder
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E350, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Kristen Howe, Vice President Enterprise Products, SHRM
Workplace Application:
Participants will leave this session not only inspired but also equipped with the tools you need to take your career—and your organization's gender parity efforts—to the next level. 

In an era where women hold just over a third of corporate Director and VP roles—and those numbers are starting to decline—urgent action is needed. What does it take for women to break through the glass ceiling in today's competitive landscape? How can HR professionals act as catalysts for this change? Join Kristen Howe, Vice President of Enterprise Products at SHRM, for a transformative session designed to empower women leaders and their advocates. This engaging presentation will explore the seven critical barriers to women's career advancement and offer practical, actionable strategies to overcome them.

Who Should Attend:

  • Aspiring women leaders and those currently in leadership roles.
  • Organizational advocates committed to fostering gender parity.
  • HR professionals dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Assess and Address: Gain insights into the current state of gender parity in leadership and the evolving challenges.
  • Silence Your Inner Critic: Learn techniques to quiet self-doubt and foster a compassionate, empowering mindset.
  • Strategize and Overcome: Understand the seven specific hurdles that hinder progress and how to effectively surmount them.
  • Learn from Leaders: Hear inspiring stories from women who have reached the pinnacle of their careers, sharing lessons and practical advice.
Agile or Fragile: The Cost is Yours!
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S504, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Amad Rashad Thompson, Owner, Astute Talent Management
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to apply the principles of Agile HR to their everyday lives by understanding what Agile HR is, the values of the construct, and how they can be implemented. 

The present-day work environment is marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, making it crucial for HR professionals to embrace modernization and digitization to address challenges quickly, and remain effective. In today's fast-paced business environment, agility and adaptability are essential for the success of the HR professional, while fragility and inflexibility lead to inevitable failure. An agile approach to HR is essential to revamp the work culture and your role as an HR Professional has never been more important!

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and Explore Agile HR/HR Agility as a construct.
  • Demonstrate HR's role as a Driver of Change in Organizations.
  • Evaluate how HR Agility contributes to the following areas in HR: Recruitment, Learning and Development, Function Evaluation and HR Analytics.
  • Explore Strategic KSA's that the CHRO of tomorrow needs to develop today!
  • Discuss how Learning Agility affects and contributes to overall HR Agility,
Designing a Leadership Training Program for a Complex and Uncertain World
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S406A, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Rebecca Lamperski , Executive Director, Accelerate Leadership Center, Tepper School of Business - Carnegie Mellon University
Moderator:
Brian Peckrill , Executive Director, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to design and implement leadership training programs that not only address the challenges of the post-pandemic era but also embed ethical principles, equipping leaders with the skills to navigate real-world complexities in today's business environment. 

In this session, MBA leaders will engage in a dynamic conversation, offering invaluable insights on how HR professionals can craft leadership training programs that not only address the challenges of the post-pandemic era but also embed ethical principles and effective strategies for navigating the complexities of today's business environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the key principles and strategies for embedding ethics into leadership training programs.
  • Gain insights into the specific challenges businesses face in the post-pandemic era and how a well-designed leadership program can address these challenges.
  • Acquire practical knowledge on fostering a culture of ethical decision-making among leaders in a complex and uncertain world.
  • Learn strategies for building leadership programs that emphasize adaptability and resilience in the face of ever-changing business demands.
  • Engage in a dialogue with MBA leaders to seek advice and insights on tailoring leadership training initiatives to meet the unique needs of their organizations.
Disability, Pregnancy, and Hair? Oh My! Managing the Accommodation Revolution in the Workplace
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM E351, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Saru Matambanadzo, J.D.; Ph.D., Moise S. Steeg, Jr. Associate Professor of Law and Senior Director of Online Programs, Tulane University Law School
Workplace Application:
This session will address the expanding realm of accommodations in anti-discrimination law with a focus on federal statutes (e.g., the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the PUMP Act, and the CROWN Act) and cases (e.g., the Supreme Court decision in Groff v. DeJoy (2023). 

Repeated from Monday at 12:30pm

An accommodation revolution is coming! This presentation examines legal changes to Title VII workplace accommodations.  Historically, Title VII required minimal employer concessions in terms of accommodations. Recently, statutes and cases expanded the scope of accommodation protections in Title VII. These changes constitute an 'accommodation revolution.' Employers will need to make increasing concessions to employee needs that were previously only available under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Are you ready for the accommodation revolution?

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the history and operation of Title VII.
  • Increase understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Provide information on recent legal changes in Title VII concerning accommodations.
  • Increase understanding of the scope of reasonable accommodations.
Ethics in HR: Avoiding the Line in the Sand
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM E253, Lakeside Center - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Workplace Application:
This session will help attendees understand this importance of ethical leadership,because we can't give stakeholders a reason to doubt our motives, otherwise, we reduce or eliminate our ability to be effective in our HR role. 

In today's world of faster, better, cheaper, businesses are in an all-out sprint to beat the competition. Sometimes this means management and HR are being asked to push the envelope or go right up to that line in the sand.  Is it right to push it just a little?  To see how far you can bend it before it snaps?  To rationalize the fact that it was just once, or who's it going to hurt? HR professionals must remain above the fray.  We must work with both the company and the employees.  We can't give either stakeholder a reason to doubt our motives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the provisions of the HR Professional Code of Ethics including professional responsibilities, professional development, ethical leadership, fairness and justice, conflicts of interest, and use of information.
  • Learn how unethical behavior from HR or executives have impacted companies.
  • Develop a strategy to deal with ethical dilemmas in the workplace and impact change.
  • Identify ways to avoid the perception of being the 'Department of No' and instead discover alternative solutions that are a win-win while still maintaining ethical standards.
From Support to Strategy: The HR Transformation Blueprint
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM N231, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Jennifer Akoma, MBA, SHRM-SCP, Head of People and Stewardship, Android Industries
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to evolve their HR departments into strategic business partners by implementing innovative strategies for talent management and leveraging technology, guided by a comprehensive blueprint for transformation. 

Repeated from Monday at 11:00.

This must-attend presentation is crucial for HR professionals, department leaders, and agents of organizational change, focusing on enhancing HR's role in companies. Ideal for HR managers, business leaders, and strategic initiative teams, this session offers valuable insights and practical strategies. It's particularly beneficial for those in organizations where HR is primarily seen as administrative and for those aiming to elevate HR as a strategic business partner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the Transformation Blueprint: Attendees will learn a structured, step-by-step approach to transition HR from a traditional administrative function to a strategic entity within their organization, focusing on evolving roles and responsibilities.
  • Gaining Real-World Insights: Participants will be equipped with knowledge from real-life case studies of successful HR transformations, including the challenges faced, strategies employed, and the outcomes achieved, providing them with a realistic perspective on the transformation process.
  • Acquiring Practical Strategies for HR Innovation: The session will offer attendees practical and innovative strategies for key HR areas such as employer branding, talent acquisition, employee engagement, and effective use of technology, enabling them to implement these strategies in their own organizations.
  • Learning Metrics of Success: This objective will focus on how to effectively measure and demonstrate the impact of HR initiatives, helping attendees understand the key performance indicators and metrics that show HR's value as a strategic business partner.
  • Networking and Collaborative Learning: Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers, share experiences, and discuss solutions to common challenges, fostering a collaborative learning environment. 
Internal Networking: A Vital Link to Organizational Health
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S501, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Christine Burrows, Vice President Strategy and Operations, Powered by Purple Ink (PbPI)
Presenter:
JoDee Curtis, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant, Purple Ink LLC
Workplace Application:
This session will help HR & Talent leaders learn and practice networking skills to elevate their ability to communicate effectively and build trust throughout their organizations. 

Healthy businesses are comprised of individuals who understand the full scope of the business, what it takes to be successful, and what roles everyone within the organization plays in contributing to the mission. Networking is the key to gaining the full circle of knowledge and support that is required to make an organization whole, healthy, and successful. As an HR professional, you must know the people you work with, what they do, and how you can collaborate with one another to boost the company's success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand that networking is a set of skills used to expand one's community (internally and externally), demonstrate interest, and build trust.
  • Learn the competencies involved in being an effective networker and how to apply them.
  • Practice a few critical networking skills you can utilize with your organization as a way to expand your knowledge of the business, your investment in the mission of the organization, and your ability to provide professional expertise more broadly.
  • Learn to use your network more effectively in a virtual environment including refining your LinkedIn practice and virtual meeting strategies.
Learn To Fight: The Formula For Winning Every Argument
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 02:20 PM Spotlight Stage 1, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Dethra U. Giles, CEO, ExecuPrep
Workplace Application:
Implement the DARE Model in your workplace to revolutionize conflict management, fostering a culture of open communication, mutual understanding, and collaborative problem-solving for more effective and harmonious team dynamics. 

Master the art of conflict resolution with our session, 'Learn to Fight: The Formula for Winning Every Argument,' where we unveil the transformative D.A.R.E. Model. Discover the power of Describe, Acknowledge, Review, and Engage in navigating conflicts effectively. Acquire essential skills for conflict management, learning to articulate issues, acknowledge perspectives, review solutions, and engage collaboratively. Embrace this formula to foster understanding, build stronger connections, and emerge victorious in every argument. Elevate your communication prowess and transform conflicts into opportunities for growth and collaboration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Mastering the Art of Description: Develop the ability to accurately and objectively describe issues, concerns, or perspectives in a conflict, fostering clarity and understanding among team members.
  • Acknowledging Diverse Perspectives: Cultivate the skill of acknowledging various viewpoints and emotions involved in a conflict, promoting empathy and creating a foundation for constructive dialogue.
  • Effective Review and Analysis of Conflicts: Learn to systematically review and analyze conflicts, identifying root causes, patterns, and potential solutions to facilitate a thorough understanding and strategic approach to resolution.
  • Engaging in Collaborative Problem-Solving: Acquire techniques for engaging in productive and collaborative problem-solving discussions, utilizing the DARE Model to turn conflicts into opportunities for team growth, innovation, and improved interpersonal relationships.
Translating Numbers to Narratives: Data Storytelling in HR and Beyond
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM E450, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Brad Karsh, Founder and CEO, JB Training Solutions
Workplace Application:
Attendees will revolutionize how they leverage data to drive meaningful change and transform their HR roles from operational to strategic. 

Did you know that facts are 22 times more memorable to an audience when delivered within the context of a story? With the rise of AI, the ability to communicate data effectively is important to bring to life the insights from the intelligence. This session equips HR professionals with the formula to solve the equation of data storytelling in a fast-paced, information-flooded world. You'll learn what a crosswalk countdown timer and a Roman tour guide have to do with effective storytelling, and leave with the ability to convey complex information in a compelling way to influence decisions and gain buy-in.

Learning Objectives:

  • Transform data into engaging stories that resonate with stakeholders, enabling better decision-making.
  • Master the use of visuals to convey HR metrics memorably.
  • Leverage data-driven narratives to influence organizational strategy, from talent acquisition to retention to diversity and inclusion effort.
  • Explore techniques to instill a data-driven mindset within your HR team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
A 4-Step Process for LEADing Change in an Ever-changing Workplace
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S102, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Dr. Drew Fockler, CHRP, SHRM-SCP, Course Lead/Assistant Professor, University Canada West
Workplace Application:
There is an art and science to everything we do, and this 4-step process provides a practical approach to support change in the workplace. 

Repeated from Monday at 3:30pm.

A study from Gallup and Workhuman finds that recognition and well-being, together, can pave the way for improved business outcomes. But HOW do we do that?  What can we do to make the workplace more engaging? From the research and data findings within his research, Dr. Fockler found the 'secret sauce' to change, and this 4-step process for LEADing change in the workplace can support a vast array of business sectors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the top five issues currently showing up in the workplace as per Gallup and Workhuman.
  • Learn about LEADing change (an acronym used to foster change), which is grounded in theory (the science of using the concept).
  • Utilize LEAD within your organization (art of using the concept).
  • See how the issues presented by Gallup and Workhuman are opportunities for HR practitioners to LEAD change in their organization.
Catalyzing Success: HR’s Mission to Develop and Empower Leaders
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM E350, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Shannon Bayer, Sr. Director Enterprise Solutions Operations, SHRM

In the rapidly evolving landscape of today's business world, the role of HR in empowering and prioritizing leaders and managers has never been more crucial. This keynote presentation, drawing on the latest SHRM research and the principles of Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership model, addresses the pivotal role people managers play in aligning organizational strategies with the dynamic needs of the workforce. 

Join us as we explore compelling insights into the effectiveness of people managers and their direct impact on organizational success. Despite their critical importance, recent studies reveal that less than half of organizations invest adequately in their development. This session will delve into the transformative power of effective leadership and the strategic necessity of investing in those who directly manage our most vital assets—our people. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding the Impact: Learn how effective people management not only drives organizational success but also enhances employee satisfaction and retention. 

  1. Strategic HR Leadership: Explore how HR can serve as a catalyst for change, fostering an environment where leaders and managers are equipped to thrive. 

  1. Actionable Insights: Gain actionable strategies from the Purposeful Leadership model to develop and support managers in becoming the linchpins of success for their teams and the broader organization. 

This keynote is designed for HR professionals who are committed to leading change and driving performance through enhanced leadership development. Whether you are looking to reshape your organization’s leadership development strategy or to amplify the effectiveness of your people managers, this session will provide you with the insights and tools necessary to make a significant impact. 

 

Do You Know Why Your High-Performing Parents Leave? Fixing the Gap with Parental Leave Data Collection
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM N231, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Amy Beacom, Founder and CEO , Center for Parental Leave Leadership
Workplace Application:
HR leaders can utilize data and best practices to transform parental leave into a strategic talent lifecycle lever that boosts performance, leadership skills, employee health, equity, engagement and retention for competitive advantage. 

Repeated from Monday at 3:30pm

We'll dive into best practices for data collection broadly around this timeframe so you can leverage parental leave as a competitive edge in your talent management. Next we'll focus on how the Parental Leave Transition Assessment (PLTA) can give you the data you need to identify the specific areas your managers and parents need you to improve. Lastly, we'll highlight data-driven coaching touchpoints that support emerging leaders through this predictable yet pivotal career inflection point.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand best practices for data collection around parental leave (i.e. what data to collect).
  • Understand how to use parental leave data to identify opportunities for employee performance, leadership growth, and improved health, equity, and retention.
  • Learn best practices for leveraging parental leave to boost engagement and give your organization a competitive edge in talent management.
  • Gain strategies for supporting expecting parents and managers through planning leave, being on leave, and transitioning back to work.
  • Learn how to utilize data from the Parental Leave Transition Assessment (PLTA) tool to inform strategies and measure the effectiveness of parental leave programs and support.
Dynamic Foresight Skills and the Future of HR
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM E352, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
John Austin, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business, University of New England
Workplace Application:
Dr. Austin will lead the participants through a dynamic foresight process that captures all the benefits of current strategic foresight techniques but in addition leaves participants with output that can be quickly modified to shift as the world shifts 

Repeated from Monday at 3:30pm

What if everyone in your organization could anticipate shifts in trends and embrace uncertainty? Strategic foresight can create that capability. In this session, participants will learn a technique for creating dynamic future scenarios that seamlessly connect strategic thinking training with real strategic planning processes and do so in a way that adapts as the world shifts around their organization. As a bonus, participants leave with a richer understanding of the future of human resource management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the core uncertainties facing your industry and have a process for mapping how those uncertainties interact.
  • Stress test short-term initiatives against a range of 'what if' scenarios and identify blindspots in short-term strategies.
  • Lead conversations with leaders in your organization about the importance of developing strategic foresight skills.
Easy Explainers for the Skills-First Future of Hiring and Advancement!
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 03:50 PM Spotlight Stage 2, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Clayton Lord, Director, Foundation Programs, SHRM
Workplace Application:
Attendees will gain practical insights on leveraging Skills First At Work's resources and tools to seamlessly integrate skill-based hiring strategies, foster continuous learning, and enhance professional development within their organizations. 

This session will unravel the full potential of Skills First At Work resources, including the Action Planner, LER (Learning and Employment Record), Toolkit, Research Report and more. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how these tools can be harnessed to shape the skills-first landscape in the context of hiring and professional development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the significance of skills-based hiring and its application.
  • Master the effective utilization of Skills First At Work reports, toolkits, and supplementary resources to enhance informed decision-making in talent acquisition.
  • Obtain actionable strategies for seamlessly integrating skill-based hiring practices within organizational frameworks, derived from in-depth exploration of the discussed resources.
  • Learn to leverage the provided tools for designing and implementing impactful professional development and upskilling initiatives within the workplace.
Find Your Authenticity in Five Minutes
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Jackson Park, Level 1 (Hyatt Regency)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Ash Beckham, Inclusion Activist, Ash Beckham Consulting
Workplace Application:
By learning and practicing authenticity in this session, participants will be empowered to be more authentic in the workplace which will allow them to harness their true strengths, build genuine connections, and foster trust, creating a more positive and productive work environment. 

In this engaging and interactive session, Ash will teach participants how to build the skills of authentic communication in a safe and supportive environment.  Through a combination of instruction, small group work and large group discussion, participants will learn and practice the skills to efficiently and effectively tap into their own authenticity, share it in a way that resonates with others and empower those around them to show up more authentically.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the three areas of truth (factual, emotional and desire-based) that are necessary in accessing your own authenticity.
  • Practice speaking from and listening for authentic communication cues with others.
  • Explore how authentic communication can drive interpersonal connection.
  • Discover how epic clarity about your authenticity can lead to the confidence and connection required for hard conversations.
  • Learn how authentic communication creates more efficient and effective workplace cultures.

 

Purpose-Driven Leadership: Inspiring Peak Performance in the Workplace
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S100BC, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
James Robbins, President, The Robbins Group
Workplace Application:
'Purpose-Driven Leadership' equips leaders with strategies to instill a sense of purpose in their teams, driving motivation and improving workplace dynamics. 

Explore the transformative impact of purpose in the workplace in this enlightening session. Learn how to leverage purpose as a key motivator to foster a more engaged, productive, and healthy work environment. This practical and insightful presentation will provide you with the tools to align your team's work with their intrinsic motivations, enhancing job satisfaction and organizational success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Effective ways to integrate purpose in workplace practices.
  • Aligning individual and organizational goals for greater synergy.
  • Communicating purpose to enhance team cohesion.
  • The role of purpose in employee wellbeing and organizational health.
  • Maintaining a purposeful culture in diverse work settings.
The Misfit Advantage - Liberate Your Inner Misfit and Thrive
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S104, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Dima Ghawi, MBA, DEI Influencer, Dima Ghawi, LLC
Workplace Application:
Attendees will understand the advantages of being a misfit and how to best facilitate individuality to boost workplace productivity and innovation. 

In the workplace, 'fitting in' is often seen as desirable, and it can be easy for an employee to feel like an outcast.  In this session, Dima Ghawi guides attendees to appreciate what makes them different, demonstrating the advantages of embracing individuality. Through personal stories drawn from her experiences as a Middle Eastern woman, she reveals the values of challenging conformity. Dima's actionable tips and engaging examples leave audiences prepared to liberate their inner misfit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Best practices for facilitating and embracing one's individuality.
  • Actionable tips for creating a culture of belonging.
  • The practical benefits for leaders of letting differences shine in the workplace.

 

The Power of Perception: How What You See is Really What You Get with People
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM E450, Lakeside Center - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Bruce D. Christopher, Psychologist, Speaker & Humorist, Bruce Christopher Seminars
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how 'what you see is really what you get' in life, our perceptions take center stage to form our performance. 

It has been said that 'Perception IS Reality.' We use our perceptions as a way to navigate through our world. Our perceptions form the foundation of what we call reality. But the reality is that many of our perceptions which we take for granted are in actuality illusions. When it comes to our relationships with people, our perceptions play an even more significant role. Our perceptions about others and ourselves can often create illusions, which hinder our success and our ability to perform at the highest level of achievement. How we perceive our co-workers, customers, teammates, and all the people around us has a profound impact on their morale, motivation, and performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Find out why our performance is actually a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Understand how we unconsciously put people in a 'box'.
  • Explore how people perform according to the perceptions we have of them.
  • Learn to view conflict as an opportunity rather than an obstacle.
  • Re-energize morale and workplace culture through untapped diversity.
Ditching Impostor Syndrome and Embracing Your True Talents
06/25/2024 04:00 PM - 04:20 PM Spotlight Stage 1, North Building - Level 3, Hall B (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Joe Grasso, Ph.D., Vice President of Workforce Transformation, Lyra Health
Workplace Application:
HR and people leaders will learn strategies to shift behaviors around 'imposter syndrome' to help managers create safety, security, and belonging in the workplace. 

Do you suffer from 'impostor syndrome'? Many of us struggle with this at work. Its the fear of being exposed as a fake, despite obvious successes and accomplishments. This self-doubt can hold you back, worsen your mental health, and lead to burnout. In this workshop, learn strategies to shift your thinking and behaviors to boost your self-confidence and step out of self-doubt. Get ready to embrace your true talents and achieve your goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define 'imposter syndrome,' who might be at risk, and what it means to feel like a fraud.
  • Discuss strategies to shift thinking in order for thoughts to not hold so much power over us.
  • Ways we can shift out the behaviors that feed  fears and into behaviors that can help us own our abilities and talents/feel more secure in roles at work.
  • Ways for managers to create safety, security, and belonging.
Walk Unafraid: Charting the Course for Emerging HR Leaders Through Data, Trends, and Personality Mapping
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S105, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Kathleen Pearson, Global Chief Talent Officer, McDermott Will & Emery
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to cultivate a transformative HR leadership mindset, employing data analytics, trend interpretation, and personality insights to drive strategic value and foster organizational excellence. 

In an era where the only constant is change, HR leaders are the navigators of organizational transformation. 'Walk Unafraid' presents a bold, strategic roadmap for emerging HR professionals. This session will illuminate how data analytics, trend forecasting, business metrics, and personality trait mapping can forge HR leaders who drive value and embody the leadership mindset necessary for business growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Gain proficiency in data analytics to make informed HR decisions, bolstering the confidence to contribute insights that shape organizational strategy at the highest level.
  • Trend Utilization: Learn to identify and leverage HR trends to position oneself as a forward-thinking leader, ready to guide the organization through future challenges and opportunities.
  • Business Metrics Communication: Develop the ability to translate HR metrics into strategic business narratives, enhancing credibility and solidifying one's role as a key voice in business planning sessions.
  • Personality Insights Application: Acquire the knowledge to map and understand personality traits within the workforce, enabling the creation of dynamic teams and the fostering of a leadership pipeline that executives can rely on.
  • Strategic HR Leadership: Craft a compelling, data-driven HR strategy to demonstrate an understanding of how HR contributes to business success, thereby asserting the necessity of the HR perspective in executive discussions and decisions.  

06/26/2024

What Matters Most Now? Reflect, Reframe, Recalibrate to Elevate Your Leadership
06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM S102, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Rachel Druckenmiller, Founder and CEO, Unmuted LLC
Workplace Application:
Powerful, strategic questions to reflect, reframe, and recalibrate your personal and professional life so you can cultivate clarity, get unstuck, and take meaningful action. 

The past few years have served as a catalyst for many of us to pause and reflect, to reinvent and reimagine, and to show up more intentionally. In the midst of continued change, it's never been more important for us to reconnect to what matters most, both personally and professionally. We can start doing that by accessing the power of curiosity within ourselves and with each other to create an inspired, aligned, and compelling future.  Powerful questions ignite insight and help us get unstuck and gain clarity about what could be. Tapping into the combination of curiosity and clarity gives us the confidence and courage to unleash purpose, passion, and potential in ourselves and in the people we lead and serve. Now, more than ever before, we need that kind of fresh perspective and motivation, so we can have more impact and influence through our work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover a replicable three-part process to help yourself, your team, and those you serve get unstuck and cultivate clarity about the future.
  • Tap into the power skill and character strength of curiosity to activate self-awareness, insight, and innovation, both personally and professionally, so you can lead in a way that has greater impact and influence.
  • Learn how to facilitate meaningful, upward-spiral conversations at your organization and among your leaders and teams to generate more creativity, connection, and trust.
  • Experience reflective and interactive practices that will help you connect with purpose, possibilities, and your peers. You can immediately bring these questions and prompts back to your organization.
Emotional Intelligence: The Science Behind Success
06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM S100A, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Bruce D. Christopher, Psychologist, Speaker & Humorist, Bruce Christopher Seminars
Workplace Application:
Participants will effectively apply Emotional Intelligence in the workplace through managing themselves, motivating themselves, and managing others. 

What are the factors which lead to success in life? Not just financially, but in all the areas of our life; in our relationships, in our health, and in our career. This is a question for which we would all like to receive some answers. In this fast paced and humorous seminar, you will explore a new dimension for success and discover the three pillars of emotional intelligence which are highly linked to personal and professional accomplishment. You will find out how well you manage yourself, motivate yourself, and manage other people.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to manage your mood under times of stress, transition, and change.
  • Discover the essential ingredient for motivational success.
  • Apply strategies for managing others during a meltdown.
  • Implement practical tools for overcoming obstacles.
  • Explore the key techniques for customer service, team effectiveness, as well as personal and professional relationships.
How to Recoup Your Investment in International Assignments
06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM S405, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Allyson Stewart-Allen, CEO, International Marketing Partners Ltd.
Workplace Application:
Participants will leave this session with a list of ways they can improve how they and their company apply the enhanced skills, cultural know-how, international insights and leadership capabilities resulting from well-constructed international assignments. 

Companies invest massive amounts of money sending international assignees around the world, yet waste it when they return to their home office.  This can be easily avoided with good assignment planning up front, equipping leaders to apply the significant insights and value from the returning assignee plus structuring the roles for the returning executives that uses their cross-cultural and other skills acquired during the international placement.  SHRM's own statistics show that assignees leave their organizations more frequently than those who were never sent to a new geography, which is an avoidable cost.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why international assignees leave their companies more often than those who have not been placed in another country.
  • Hear which leadership and cross-cultural skills are developed via an international assignment.
  • Discover ways to apply the returning assignee's insights and experience to their roles when returning to their country of origin.
  • Create a corporate culture that invites assignees' broadened insights, experience and ways of viewing the world.
Leading for the Common Good - Effective Leadership in the Not-for-profit Sector
06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM S104, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
James Robbins, President, The Robbins Group
Workplace Application:
This session offers non-profit leaders practical tools and strategies to embed a sense of purpose in their organizations, enhancing team motivation and effectiveness in achieving mission-driven goals. 

This session will explore how purpose-driven leadership can be a powerful catalyst for change and impact. Learn to harness the intrinsic motivation of purpose to inspire teams, drive meaningful initiatives, and create lasting change in your organization and community. Attendees will gain valuable insights into balancing mission-driven goals with operational sustainability, all while nurturing a culture of purpose and dedication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Techniques to foster a purpose-driven culture in non-profit organizations.
  • Strategies for aligning mission goals with team motivations.
  • Communication skills to effectively convey purpose and inspire action.
  • Balancing mission-driven objectives with organizational sustainability.
  • Adapting purpose-driven leadership in various non-profit environments.
Strategic Upskilling: Fueling Retention in the Age of Innovation
06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM S406B, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Jeff Bulanda, Senior Manager, Amazon Career Choice
Presenter:
Adrienne Way , CEO & Owner, EDCOR
Presenter:
Debbie Rollins, Program Director, KFC Foundation
Moderator:
Vicki Greene, President of GED Testing Service, SVP of Pearson Workforce Skills
Workplace Application:
Through the lens of prominent real-world experience, attendees will gain actionable strategies to build a culture of retention, satisfaction, continuous learning, and professional growth within their organizations -- you can do it too! 

Join us for a panel discussion that delves into the transformative power of upskilling through education benefits and its profound impact on employee retention. Hear firsthand from HR Benefits Managers responsible for Learning & Development for their organization. This session will feature insights and success stories shared by industry leaders from Amazon Career Choice, KFC Foundation, and Brinker International.  In today's quickly evolving business landscape, attracting and retaining top talent is a strategic imperative. Panelists will explore how innovative education and upskilling programs contribute to not only improved skill sets but also heightened job satisfaction and loyalty among employees. Through the lens of these prominent case studies, attendees will gain actionable strategies to foster a culture of continuous learning and professional growth within their organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to attract and retain top talent.
  • Hear how upskilling your employees contributes to improved skill sets, positive morale and loyalty among the workforce.
  • Gain actionable strategies to foster a culture of continuous learning and professional growth within your organization.
  • Discuss real-world success stories that can be used as case studies to optimize your organization's retention through education-driven upskilling.
  • Learn how major employers continue to advance their workforce within their organizations through education and upskilling offerings.
Using AI as a Free, Knowledge Sharing Resource for HR Professionals, Coaches and Leaders
06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Marshall Goldsmith, Executive Coach, Educator, and Author
Presenter:
Mark C. Thompson , Chief Executive Officer, CEO Academy

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is now a member of the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame.  He is the only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the World.  Marshall was recognized as the World’s Most-Influential Leadership Coach for years.  He has coached many of the world’s top leaders including five who have been recognized as ‘CEO of the Year’ in the US.  He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of books that have sold over 3 million copies.  

Mark Thompson is Chief Executive Officer of the CEO Academy, a SHRM company, and long ranked the world’s #1 CEO Coach. He was in 2023 inducted into the Coaching Legends Hall of Fame by the Thinkers50, considered the Oscars of Management. Thompson previously served as Schwab’s chief of staff, chief customer experience officer and CEO of Schwab.com. He was a cofounding advisor to the Virgin Branson Entrepreneurship Centres; a board member of Esurance, acquired by Allstate; and Interwoven, acquired by Hewlett Packard. He was Chairman of Integration Semiconductor, acquired by SiliconLabs and Chairman of Rioport, which pioneered the mp3 player for Apple’s iPod. He was cofounding advisor to the Stanford Realtime Venture Design Lab, where he served as a visiting scholar and faculty at his alma mater, Stanford University. Thompson is also adjunct faculty at the World Economic Forum, World Business Forum, John F. Kennedy University, and has cochaired the Institute of Coaching at Harvard. He has edited 20 books and coauthored business classic, Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters; and the New York Times bestseller, Admired.

In this interactive dialogue, Mark and Marshall will discuss the evolution of MarshallGoldsmith.ai.  Participants will learn how it has evolved far beyond the designers' expectations and learn how they can use it, as a free resource, anytime they wish.  Mark and Marshall will then share the future plans for this resource and talk about how AI will revolutionize leadership development in the future.  They will also discuss the unique challenges involved in designing a customized, knowledge-sharing bot and provide ideas on how HR professionals might ultimately use AI that has specifically built for their own organizations.

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704: Solve Your Team's Communications Problem - The Illusion That It Has Taken Place
06/22/2024 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM Additional Fee and Registration Required
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Glenn Anderson, Professional Speaker, Glenn Anderson Speaks
Workplace Application:
This session is for HR professionals who want to grow their career by building leadership and communication skills. 

Stop miscommunication in its tracks. Whether your team is working in person, remotely or hybrid, an absence of understanding results in team problems. In this entertaining and practical session, learn to avoid these problems. Learn to command attention, listen proactively, and run more effective meetings. A particular focus is on written skills and more effective email communications. Using numerous stories and examples along with audience interaction exercises, this session teaches leaders how to create a team that practices open communication. Unlock the power of collaboration within your team – think, 'yes, and' like an improvisational actor. Create a more innovative team culture drawing on diverse opinions and ideas. Laugh, learn, and exceed your organizational goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Connect with people, keep their attention and gift them with your attention.
  • Share control vs taking control during a face-to-face or virtual meeting.
  • Tips for more meaningful conversations, effective listening, and email usage.
  • Steps to create a team environment that affirms and builds trust.