Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

The KS SHRM Conference has been approved for 11 SHRM PDCs/11 HRCI general credits

and 8 HRCI business strategy credits

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Wednesday

TimeEventRoom
9:00am - 11:00pmExhibit Registration Set-UpExhibit Hall
9:00am - 12:00pmPre-conference workshop Speaker
Amy Leslie

Details
3 Credits for SHRM & HRCI
The Ballroom
11:00am - 6:00pmExhibit Hall Open for BusinessExhibit Hall
11:00am - 6:00pmAttendee Registration OpenExhibit Hall
12:30pm - 1:15pmWelcome Comments, SHRM AddressThe Ballroom
1:15pm - 2:15pmGeneral Session - Employment & Labor Law Update
Shelly Freeman - Jackson Lewis
Details
The Ballroom
2:15pm - 2:25pmTransfer break
2:25pm - 3:25pmConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
The Future of HR: Promoting Business Success in a Changing Global Workplace
Nancy Conway
Details
Courtyard 1
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Breaking Down Barriers Through Awareness: Unconscious Bias
Loretta Summers
Details
Handout
Courtyard 2
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Breaking Bad Behaviors - An Employer Game Plan
Melody Rayl
Details
Courtyard 3
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Workplace Bullying: Communication-Based Strategies for Prevention and Early Intervention
Angie Pastorek
Details
Courtyard 4
3:25pm - 3:35pmTransfer break
3:35pm - 3:45pmTrombold nominee introductionThe Ballroom
3:45pm - 4:45pm
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Keynote Speaker - Conference Kickoff-36 Inches
Mitch Holthus, Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs

Details
The Ballroom
4:45pm - 6:00pmTailgate Party with Mitch Holthus meet & greet/photo opExhibit Hall
6:30pm - 9:00pmState Council meetingOffsite

Thursday

TimeEventRoom
7:00am - 5:00pmAttendee Registration OpenExhibit Hall
7:00am - 6:00pmExhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall
7:00am - 8:00amBreakfastExhibit Hall
7:15am - 7:45amCertification SessionBoardroom
8:00am - 9:00amConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
Cultivating Influence: How to get Results without Being the Boss
Mary Gormandy White
Details
Courtyard 1
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Avoiding a Double-Play: Regular Rate and Hours Worked Issues for Non-Exempt Employees under the FLSA
Forrest Rhodes
Details
Courtyard 2
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Protecting Your Organization: the Present and the Future of Employee Handbooks and Policies
Brian Christensen - Jackson Lewis
Details
Courtyard 3
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Workplace Violence: Recognizing the Real Threat with Practical Solutions for Response
Douglas Parisi
Details
Courtyard 4
9:00am - 9:10amTransfer break
9:10am - 9:30amWelcome & CommentsThe Ballroom
9:30am - 10:30am
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
Keynote Speaker-Does Your Leadership Pass the Test?
Morag Barrett
Details
The Ballroom
10:30am - 11:00amDiversity Award presentation, Discussion of Trombold Award and recognize past winners (Award on Friday)The Ballroom
11:00am - 11:30amLunchThe Ballroom
11:30am - 12:30pm
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
Keynote Speaker-Building a Winning Team
Dayton Moore

Details
Invite your boss or co-worker who cannot make the full Conference (automatically included in regular conference registration). Print Flyer
The Ballroom
12:30pm - 1:30pmBreak in Exhibit Hall; Dayton Moore meet & greetExhibit Hall
1:30pm - 2:30pmConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
Strategic Leadership Solutions: Building Vision, Alignment and Execution
Mary Gormandy White
Details
Courtyard 1
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
The Positives Behind Negative Attention
Jamie Remsberg
Details
Handout
Courtyard 2
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
The Future of Work is Today. Are You Ready?
Morag Barrett
Details
Courtyard 3
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Criminal Records: What To Do When Your Applicant Has One
Darren Dupriest
Details
Handout
Courtyard 4
2:30pm - 2:40pmTransfer break
2:40pm - 3:40pmConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
HR Advocacy
Natalie Bright & Marlee Carpenter
Details
Courtyard 1
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Keep the Best Players On Your Team
Mike Henke
Details
Courtyard 2
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
The Future of Work is Today. Are You Ready?
Morag Barrett
Details
Courtyard 3
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Fumbles and Strike-Outs: HR Practices that Get Companies Sued
Michael Blumenthal
Details
Handout
Courtyard 4
3:40pm - 5:00pmExhibitor Finale
KS SHRM Gives Back / App Game Giveaways / Vendor drawings
Exhibit Hall
5:00pmExhibit Hall BreakdownExhibit Hall
6:00pm - 8:00pmTopgolf Networking Party
(additional registration fee)

Friday

TimeEventRoom
7:30am - 8:30amContinental BreakfastThe Ballroom
8:00am - 8:30amSHRM Foundation RaffleThe Ballroom
8:30am - 8:40amTransfer Break
8:40am - 9:40amConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
Developing and Implementing a Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Michael Gonzales
Details
Courtyard 1
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
What's NOT Being Said
Pete Smith
Details
Courtyard 2
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Helping Retirees Reach Their Retirement Goal Line
Michael Smoots
Details
Courtyard 3
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Engaging Employee Performance
Justin Schreier
Details
Handout
Courtyard 4
9:40am - 9:50amCoffee Break
9:50am - 10:50amConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
Sweat the Small Stuff: Smart Strategies to Engage Employees
Lisa Ryan
Details
Courtyard 1
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Keeping All the Balls in the Air
Jeff Wilson
Details
Courtyard 2
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Is Pay and Benefits Equally Important to Employees?
Gail Meriweather & Scott Cowley
Details
Courtyard 3
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Why Is This Person Still Working Here?
Kristina Dietrick
Details
Handout
Courtyard 4
10:50am - 11:00amTransfer Break
11:00am - 11:25amTrombold Professional of the Year AwardThe Ballroom
11:25am - 12:25pm
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Closing Keynote_Speaker-Get in the Game - You Can't Win if You Don't Play
Peter Smith

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