2017/09/20 00:00:00

ATTENDEES

The 2017 KS SHRM Conference will host 500+ attendees, the majority of whom will include, senior Human Resources (HR) professionals, supervisors, managers, and directors currently practicing in the Human Resources field.

SPEAKERS

The Conference will include subjects and topics in the HRCI Body of Knowledge and SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge. All presentations will meet the criteria for recertification credit from both SHRM and HRCI.

CONVINCE YOUR BOSS

You know the conference is strategic for your career, convincing your boss can be just as strategic.  Getting approval to attend the conference is a two-part endeavor.  First, you need to demonstrate the benefits of the conference to your organization.  Next you’ll need to persuade your boss that it’s worth the investment of time and money.

Here’s how…

Keynote Speakers

Conference and Exposition Schedule

TimeEvent
9:00am – 11:00pm    Exhibit Registration & Set-Up                                                                            
9:00am – 12:00pm    Pre-conference workshop Speaker
Amy Leslie

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3 Credits for SHRM & HRCI
11:00pm – 6:00pm     Exhibit Hall Open for Business                                                                           
11:00pm – 6:00pm     Attendee Registration Open in Exhibit Hall                                                        
12:30pm – 1:15pm     Welcome & Comments, SHRM Address, Diversity Award
1:15pm – 2:15pmGeneral Session - Employment & Labor Law Update
Shelly Freeman - Jackson Lewis Read More...
2:15pm – 2:25pmTransfer break
2:25pm – 3:25pmConcurrent Sessions
Breaking Bad Behaviors - An Employer Game Plan
Melody Rayl Read More...
Workplace Bullying: Communication-Based Strategies for Prevention and Early Intervention
Angie Pastorek Read More...
Six Key Elements of an Effective Talent Acquisition Strategy
Nancy Conway Read More...
Breaking Down Barriers Through Awareness: Unconscious Bias
Loretta Summers Read More...
3:25pm – 3:35pmTransfer break
3:35pm – 3:45pmTrombold nominee introduction
3:45pm – 4:45pmKeynote Speaker – Conference Kickoff-36 Inches
Mitch Holthus, Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs

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4:45pm – 6:00pmTailgate Party with Mitch Holthus meet & greet/photo op in Exhibit Hall
6:30pm – 9:00pmState Council meeting (offsite)
TimeEvent
7:00am – 5:00pmAttendee Registration Open in Exhibit Hall
7:00am – 6:00pmExhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 8:00amBreakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:15am – 7:45amCertification Session
8:00am – 9:00amConcurrent Sessions
Avoiding a Double-Play: Regular Rate and Hours Worked Issues for Non-Exempt Employees under the FLSA
Forrest Rhodes Read More...
Workplace Violence: Recognizing the Real Threat with Practical Solutions for Response
Douglas Parisi Read More...
Cultivating Influence: How to get Results without Being the Boss
Mary Gormandy White Read More...
Protecting Your Organization: the Present and the Future of Employee Handbooks and Policies
Brian Christensen - Jackson Lewis Read More...
9:00am – 9:10amTransfer break
9:10am – 9:30amWelcome & Comments     
9:30am –10:30am      Keynote Speaker-Does Your Leadership Pass the Test?
Morag Barrett
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10:30am –11:00am    Discussion of Trombold Award and recognize past winners (Award on Friday)     
11:00am – 11:30am   Lunch in General Session Room                                                                                  
11:30am – 12:30pm   Keynote Speaker-Building a Winning Team
Dayton Moore

More...
Invite your boss or co-worker who cannot make the full Conference (automatically included in regular conference registration). Print Flyer
12:30pm – 1:30pm     Break in Exhibit Hall; Dayton Moore meet & greet                                                        
1:30pm – 2:30pmConcurrent Sessions
The Positives Behind Negative Attention
Jamie Remsberg Read More...
The Future of Work is Today. Are You Ready?
Morag Barrett Read More...
Criminal Records: What To Do When Your Applicant Has One
Darren Dupriest Read More...
Strategic Leadership Solutions: Building Vision, Alignment and Execution
Mary Gormandy White Read More...
2:30pm – 2:40pmTransfer break
2:40pm – 3:40pmConcurrent Sessions
Keep the Best Players On Your Team
Mike Henke Read More...
The Future of Work is Today. Are You Ready?
Morag Barrett Read More...
Fumbles and Strike-Outs: HR Practices that Get Companies Sued
Michael Blumenthal Read More...
HR Advocacy
Natalie Bright & Marlee Carpenter Read More...
3:40pm – 5:00pmExhibitor Finale in Exhibit Hall
KS SHRM Gives Back / App Game Giveaways / Vendor drawings
5:00pmExhibit Hall Breakdown
6:00pm – 8:00pmTopgolf Networking Party
(additional registration fee)    
TimeEvent
7:30am - 8:30amContinental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30amSHRM Foundation Raffle
8:30am - 8:40amTransfer Break
8:40am - 9:40amConcurrent Sessions
What's NOT Being Said
Pete Smith Read More...
Helping Retirees Reach Their Retirement Goal Line
Michael Smoots Read More...
Engaging Employee Performance
Justin Schreier Read More...
Developing and Implementing a Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Michael Gonzales Read More...
9:40am - 9:50amCoffee Break
9:50am - 10:50amConcurrent Sessions
Keeping All the Balls in the Air
Jeff Wilson Read More...
Is Pay and Benefits Equally Important to Employees?
Gail Meriweather & Scott Cowley Read More...
Why Is This Person Still Working Here?
Kristina Dietrick Read More...
Sweat the Small Stuff: Smart Strategies to Engage Employees
Lisa Ryan Read More...
10:50am - 11:00amTransfer Break
11:00am - 11:25amTrombold Professional of the Year Award
11:25am - 12:25pmClosing Keynote_Speaker-Get in the Game - You Can't Win if You Don't Play
Peter Smith

More...
12:25pm - 1:00pmConference Closing
membership drawings / volunteer drawings / conference giveaways (must be present to win)
+ Wednesday, September 20
TimeEvent
9:00am – 11:00pm    Exhibit Registration & Set-Up                                                                            
9:00am – 12:00pm    Pre-conference workshop Speaker
Amy Leslie

More...
3 Credits for SHRM & HRCI
11:00pm – 6:00pm     Exhibit Hall Open for Business                                                                           
11:00pm – 6:00pm     Attendee Registration Open in Exhibit Hall                                                        
12:30pm – 1:15pm     Welcome & Comments, SHRM Address, Diversity Award
1:15pm – 2:15pmGeneral Session - Employment & Labor Law Update
Shelly Freeman - Jackson Lewis Read More...
2:15pm – 2:25pmTransfer break
2:25pm – 3:25pmConcurrent Sessions
Breaking Bad Behaviors - An Employer Game Plan
Melody Rayl Read More...
Workplace Bullying: Communication-Based Strategies for Prevention and Early Intervention
Angie Pastorek Read More...
Six Key Elements of an Effective Talent Acquisition Strategy
Nancy Conway Read More...
Breaking Down Barriers Through Awareness: Unconscious Bias
Loretta Summers Read More...
3:25pm – 3:35pmTransfer break
3:35pm – 3:45pmTrombold nominee introduction
3:45pm – 4:45pmKeynote Speaker – Conference Kickoff-36 Inches
Mitch Holthus, Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs

More...
4:45pm – 6:00pmTailgate Party with Mitch Holthus meet & greet/photo op in Exhibit Hall
6:30pm – 9:00pmState Council meeting (offsite)
+ Thursday, September 21
TimeEvent
7:00am – 5:00pmAttendee Registration Open in Exhibit Hall
7:00am – 6:00pmExhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 8:00amBreakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:15am – 7:45amCertification Session
8:00am – 9:00amConcurrent Sessions
Avoiding a Double-Play: Regular Rate and Hours Worked Issues for Non-Exempt Employees under the FLSA
Forrest Rhodes Read More...
Workplace Violence: Recognizing the Real Threat with Practical Solutions for Response
Douglas Parisi Read More...
Cultivating Influence: How to get Results without Being the Boss
Mary Gormandy White Read More...
Protecting Your Organization: the Present and the Future of Employee Handbooks and Policies
Brian Christensen - Jackson Lewis Read More...
9:00am – 9:10amTransfer break
9:10am – 9:30amWelcome & Comments     
9:30am –10:30am      Keynote Speaker-Does Your Leadership Pass the Test?
Morag Barrett
More...   
10:30am –11:00am    Discussion of Trombold Award and recognize past winners (Award on Friday)     
11:00am – 11:30am   Lunch in General Session Room                                                                                  
11:30am – 12:30pm   Keynote Speaker-Building a Winning Team
Dayton Moore

More...
Invite your boss or co-worker who cannot make the full Conference (automatically included in regular conference registration). Print Flyer
12:30pm – 1:30pm     Break in Exhibit Hall; Dayton Moore meet & greet                                                        
1:30pm – 2:30pmConcurrent Sessions
The Positives Behind Negative Attention
Jamie Remsberg Read More...
The Future of Work is Today. Are You Ready?
Morag Barrett Read More...
Criminal Records: What To Do When Your Applicant Has One
Darren Dupriest Read More...
Strategic Leadership Solutions: Building Vision, Alignment and Execution
Mary Gormandy White Read More...
2:30pm – 2:40pmTransfer break
2:40pm – 3:40pmConcurrent Sessions
Keep the Best Players On Your Team
Mike Henke Read More...
The Future of Work is Today. Are You Ready?
Morag Barrett Read More...
Fumbles and Strike-Outs: HR Practices that Get Companies Sued
Michael Blumenthal Read More...
HR Advocacy
Natalie Bright & Marlee Carpenter Read More...
3:40pm – 5:00pmExhibitor Finale in Exhibit Hall
KS SHRM Gives Back / App Game Giveaways / Vendor drawings
5:00pmExhibit Hall Breakdown
6:00pm – 8:00pmTopgolf Networking Party
(additional registration fee)    
+ Friday, September 22
TimeEvent
7:30am - 8:30amContinental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30amSHRM Foundation Raffle
8:30am - 8:40amTransfer Break
8:40am - 9:40amConcurrent Sessions
What's NOT Being Said
Pete Smith Read More...
Helping Retirees Reach Their Retirement Goal Line
Michael Smoots Read More...
Engaging Employee Performance
Justin Schreier Read More...
Developing and Implementing a Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Michael Gonzales Read More...
9:40am - 9:50amCoffee Break
9:50am - 10:50amConcurrent Sessions
Keeping All the Balls in the Air
Jeff Wilson Read More...
Is Pay and Benefits Equally Important to Employees?
Gail Meriweather & Scott Cowley Read More...
Why Is This Person Still Working Here?
Kristina Dietrick Read More...
Sweat the Small Stuff: Smart Strategies to Engage Employees
Lisa Ryan Read More...
10:50am - 11:00amTransfer Break
11:00am - 11:25amTrombold Professional of the Year Award
11:25am - 12:25pmClosing Keynote_Speaker-Get in the Game - You Can't Win if You Don't Play
Peter Smith

More...
12:25pm - 1:00pmConference Closing
membership drawings / volunteer drawings / conference giveaways (must be present to win)

REGISTRATION

Receive up to 15 hours of Recertification Credit

SHRM MEMBERS

NON-
SHRM MEMBERS

STUDENT 
SHRM MEMBERS

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations on or before August 15th will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations after August 15th will not be refunded. Registration may be transferred to another individual without penalty.

Overland Park

Convention Center

6000 College Blvd

Overland Park, KS 66211

HOTELS

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center IS FULL

Feel completely at home in contemporary and spacious accommodations, including Deluxe Rooms with sweeping views of Overland Park and downtown Kansas City. Stay connected with complimentary Link@Sheraton Internet-equipped workstations, enjoy a meal at the op1906 Bar and Grille serving comfort food with a southern twist, and relax in the bright lobby bar and lounge, a vibrant gathering spot for cocktails and light fare.

ADDITIONAL HOTEL OPTION

  • Holiday Inn & Suites – Convention Center
  • 10920 Nall Avenue
  • Overland Park, KS 66211
  • 913-312-0900
  • Rate is $112 (hot breakfast buffet included). Reservation deadline is 9/8/17.
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ENTERTAINMENT

Known as one of the nation’s most dynamic suburbs, Overland Park is full of exciting things to do and see. There are countless attractions, restaurants and an active nightlife in Overland Park and the nearby communities.

Here are a few of the stars of the show – so you know what to do when it’s time to play.

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RESTAURANTS

Kansas City may be famous for its barbecue, but the city is full of culinary delights for every taste.

You don’t have to look far to find a delicious meal. Local restaurants in Overland Park and Kansas City provide fine dining experiences for your needs, whether you’re planning an evening out or a quick breakfast on the way out of town.

Don’t leave town without discovering why Kansas City is known as the home of the nation’s best barbeque.

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Volunteer Sign Up

 
We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.
 
Please sign up for 2017 KS SHRM State Conference!
 
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/pWwtPUr
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
 
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Conference Newsletters

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Join 500+ HR professionals as they come together and collaborate on the many ways to “Play Ball with HR” at this year’s KS SHRM State Conference. Many nationally known and prominent speakers, along with information packed workshops, and great entertainment will fill the agenda.

Sponsorship Information
Exhibitor Information
Gold Sponsor - $10,000

Silver Sponsor - $7,500

Bronze Sponsors - $5,000

Sapphire Sponsors - $2,500