Friday, October 7
7:30 am — 8:30 am
8:30 am — 9:45 am
F01) Social Media in the Workplace: Tips for Managing Online Exposure
Employment Law & Legislation
In today's workplace, the infiltration of social media can be difficult to manage. Businesses seek to have an online presence on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It is critical for employers to be aware of the legal issues surrounding such exposure. This presentation is targeted at providing HR professionals with insight into the myriad of legal issues confronting employers as they embrace the benefits of social media in the workplace. Participants will receive tips on how to effectively implement policies to assist employers in navigating the minefield of social media legal issues.
Gil Sparks, Managing Member, Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC
F02) Beyond Mere Compliance: Making HR More Strategic - Approved for 1.25 Strategic Credit Hours
Discover what it takes to earn even higher levels of trust and respect of your business peers and colleagues and begin to chart a road map to get there. Presented from the CEO's perspective, this workshop will show you what's preventing your HR department from being seen as the strategic asset it deserves to be. You will be empowered to move up from "mere compliance”, to synchronize your departmental plan with the firm's strategic plan, and ultimately to help shape your organization's direction and future.
Thomas Cox, Managing Consultant, Cox Business Consulting, Inc.
F03) Conflict, Conversations & Investigations, 'OH MY!'
Most employees know the 3 phrases that are guaranteed to get attention: "Hostile Work Environment", "Discrimination", and "Harassment." But how often is harassment the real issue? Would bringing in an investigator really solve the underlying problem or just add fuel to a retaliation claim? Spend time with experts in workplace conflict resolution and investigations to learn how employers increase their risk of retaliation claims, when to utilize outside experts versus internal resources, how to address underlying performance management problems, and laugh at least once.
Carol Bowser, President, Conflict Management Strategies Inc.
Elizabeth Van Moppes, Principle, Law Office of Elizabeth Van Moppes
F04) Building a Successful Talent Management Pipeline in China and India - Approved for 1.25 Global Credit Hours
Your company has made the decision to expand into China and/or India. During this presentation you will learn what you need to know from an HR perspective to be successful in these markets. For example, it is important to be an “employer of choice” in these markets allowing you to attract and retain top talent. With this goal in mind, Carol will share with you how to build a successful talent management pipeline for these countries.
Carol Olsby, Principal, Carol Olsby & Associates
The topic of “wellness” is not new. Yet after several years, stories of successful wellness programs that actually save money are still rare. In this workshop, Wade Larson will provide an overview of North Idaho College's (NIC) comprehensive wellness program. Going into its fifth year, NIC has engaged over 85% FTE participation among employees and has saved over a million dollars in premium savings. With a current focus on reducing claims, Wade will share NIC's wellness approach over the past 5 years, lessons learned, tips for enhancing wellness, and ways to implement concepts no matter the size of the institution.
Wade Larson, Human Resources Director, SPHR, North Idaho College
F06) Workshop in Development
Professional Growth & Career Management
9:45 am — 10:00 am
10:00 am — 11:15 am
F07) When the Appletini Goes Sour: How Do You Keep Work/Personal Boundaries from Getting Blurry?
Employment Law & Legislation
Presentation in Development.
Michael Droke, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
F08) Transform Talent Development: Leverage the Breakthrough Role of Managers - Approved for 1.25 Strategic Credit Hours
Want to reinvent your talent development processes? Discover the power of equipping managers with breakthrough practices — a low cost, high value approach overlooked by most firms. Our research with exceptional development managers (from companies such as Adidas, Microsoft, Siemens, Corning, Merck, Genentech, IBM, and Intel) revealed 5 practices these managers use to drive rich development that goes well beyond coaching, performance management and training. During this highly interactive workshop you will not only learn about these exceptional managerial practices, but also prepare to adopt a 4-part framework HR Managers can use to transform their talent development efforts.
Jeannie Coyle, Managing Partner, Talent Savvy Manager
F09) Taming the Abrasive Manager
As an HR professional, you may be aware of an abrasive boss who may be blind to the impact of his or her aggressive behavior. Bullying can create high costs to the employees and the organization, from replacing staff members and decreasing productivity to legal action. The challenge is that most abrasive managers are technically competent and deliver results, but leave a wake of stress and low morale behind. The “Boss Whispering” method is based upon scientific research and will help you understand abrasive managers as well as create a successful strategy for handling them.
Lynda Prendergast, Owner, Insight Leadership Partners
Colleen McGough, M.Ed., HR Consultant, Insight Leadership Partners
F10) Global Leadership: Building Trust, Integrating Business Styles, and Creating Cohesive Teams - Approved for 1.25 Global Credit Hours
In our global business environment companies are focusing more than ever on ways to improve the effectiveness of their business efforts in the global marketplace. Traditionally, companies have directed most of their energies at understanding and complying with the legal, regulatory and financial aspects of doing business internationally. The business of navigating successfully in a different work environment and integrating and reconciling different business practices to achieve business objectives has been mostly left to trial and error.
Sheida Hodge, Hodge International
F11) Talent vs. Dollar: Compensation and Benefits Strategies Under Budget Pressure - Approved for 1.25 Strategic Credit Hours
After two years of cuts and soft labor markets, companies must once again fight to engage top-performing talent. This means growing salary budgets. Also growing,and less predictable than ever in the wake of healthcare reform, is the cost of benefits.
Managing the compensation and benefits expenditure is at the top of executive agendas in most organizations across all industries. When outright cuts are no longer a viable option, a thoughtful strategy is needed. This workshop will examine compensation and benefits management tactics employed by companies that successfully manage costs while achieving strategic talent recruitment and engagement goals.
Kevin Cipoletti, Area Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Gallagher Benefit Services
Devin Grdinic, Senior Consultant, Fox, Lawson & Associates
F12) Leadership Essentials for HR: What the Textbooks Failed to Teach
Professional Growth & Career Management
As your career in HR blossoms, your continued success can depend on how others experience you as an executive, project manager or team member, almost as much as what you know. Expands your leadership capacity and effectiveness through exploring its four dimensions: 1) workload management - the art of saying yes without burning out, 2) state management - demonstrating a steady temperament when you become emotionally triggered or intellectually challenged, 3) energy management - maintaining your personal power through healthy choices and boundaries with nutrition, exercise and relationships, and 4) personal effectiveness - efficiently using your time to accomplish what you value most.
Anne Golden, Owner, Anne Golden Associates
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Closing General Session and Lunch featuring Bill Stainton, Keynote Speaker
Bill Stainton is a multiple Emmy Award-Winning TV producer, writer, and performer, an author, a business humorist, and an internationally-recognized Beatles expert. He blends the business smarts he learned from twenty years in corporate management with the show biz sparks he gleaned from working with people like Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jay Leno to create entertaining and enlightening presentations enjoyed by audiences around the world!
As the Executive Producer of Seattle’s legendary comedy TV show, “Almost Live!”, Bill led a talented and highly creative team to unparalleled success: a #1 rating for ten straight years, and over 100 Emmy Awards (29 of which went to Bill). At the same time, he also owned his own corporate training company, authoring nine training programs in subjects ranging from Office Politics to Customer Service to Team Motivation.
From Maine to Malaysia, Bill is committed to helping his audiences achieve their highest potential — while maintaining a sense of fun along the way!