The 2009 NHRMA Conference has been pre-approved for 12.5 total HRCI credits. There are 8 possible SPHR credits and 6.5 possible GPHR credits available. Each pre-conference workshop is approved for 3 PHR credits and one is approved for 3 SPHR credits. View the detailed session descriptions to see which sessions received pre-approval.
Why attend the NHRMA 71st Annual Conference & Tradeshow?
Most of our successes and achievements are the result of learning, networking and collaboration. Strategic and cross-functional partnering is essential for today's HR professional. Keeping abreast of the many changes and challenges affecting the workplace is vital to the development of a successful workforce strategy that brings together the needs and interests of employees and business. The keynote speakers and the various conference tracts will provide exceptional opportunities to explore the latest concepts and research in the human resources field. SHRM is reviewing its organizational structure, missions and goals which are scheduled to be announced in August or September. Robb Van Cleave, SHRM Board President, will provide details as to the changes resulting from this review and discuss the future of SHRM and the human resources profession.
The NHRMA 71st Annual Conference & Tradeshow promises to be packed full of concurrent sessions and other opportunities highlighting a variety of HR issues, ideas, trends, challenges and opportunities. It is a must attend event for today's HR Professionals who want to add to their HR knowledge toolkit. This conference will be an excellent venue for networking with other HR professionals and subject matter experts, obtaining HR re-certification credits and an opportunity to have some fun.
New for 2009 - Native American and Alaskan HR Tract will deal with the issues of tribal sovereignty and federal or state statutes, regulations and rules. This tract will also offer an exception opportunity to experience diversity as viewed from a Native American-Alaskan perspective and learn how ethnicity impacts generational differences.
HR Professionals in Transition will be a special one day tract directed specifically toward those human resource professionals who are in transition whether due to down-sizing, facility closure or changing career goals. Workshops, concurrent sessions and panel presentations will address the myriad of issues involved in a job search in the current economy. This special track will be held only on Wednesday, September 30, and will be open to any human resource professional whether attending the full conference or just this event.
Workshop Track Descriptions
When focusing on generational differences within today's workplace, these tracks reflect current hot topics and trends seen throughout the Human Resource Industry. They encompass key knowledge necessary for Human Resource Professionals to be successful in Juggling the Generations.
Recruitment and Selection
Determine the most effective, creative and corporately responsible means of identifying and retaining different talent resources.
Identify risks and liability in corporate policy and develop the strategies necessary to mitigate them.
Explore challenges facing multi-national corporations and discuss best practices in addressing their unique situations.
Learn techniques necessary to keep organizations growing in an ever changing society and culture.
Develop skills and strategies for HR participation in the development, implementation and support of an organization's strategic goals, policy development and change process.
Discover different incentives and benefits that most effectively keep diverse workforces motivated and performing at their highest standards.
Native American - Native Alaskan Human Resource Management
NHRMA is very excited to present, for the first time in NHRMA conference history, a workshop track devoted to HR within the Native American community. NA tribes and tribal organizations, as well as non-Native employers who hire Native employees, face very unique HR issues, and we will be addressing some of those issues in our NA workshop track. Many of the workshops are also applicable to the non-Native community as well.