Conference Schedule At-A-Glance


Wednesday, September 20

8:00am – 12:00pm    Exhibit Registration & Set-Up                                                                            
9:00am – 12:00pm    Pre-conference workshop Speaker
Amy Leslie

3 Credits for SHRM & HRCI
12:00pm – 6:00pm     Exhibit Hall Open for business                                                                           
12:00pm – 6:00pm     Attendee Registration Open in Exhibit Hall                                                        
12:30pm – 1:15pm     Welcome & Comments, SHRM Address, Diversity Award
1:15pm – 2:15pmGeneral Session Employment Law
Employment Law General Session
2:15pm – 2:25pmTransfer break
2:25pm – 3:25pmConcurrent Sessions
Keeping All the Balls in the Air
Jeff Wilson
Breaking Bad Behaviors - An Employer Game Plan
Melody Rayl
Workplace Bullying: Communication-Based Strategies for Prevention and Early Intervention
Angie Pastorek
Prepare To Be Amazing: Four Keys to Being a Sensation in HR Leadership
Eric Kulikowski
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

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

7:00am – 5:00pmAttendee Registration Open in Exhibit Hall
7:00am – 6:00pmExhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 8:00amBreakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:00am – 9:00amConcurrent Sessions     
Avoiding a Double-Play: Regular Rate and Hours Worked Issues for Non-Exempt Employees under the FLSA
Forrest Rhodes
Workplace Violence: Recognizing the Real Threat with Practical Solutions for Response
Douglas Parisi
Cultivating Influence: How to get Results without Being the Boss
Mary Gormandy White
9:00am – 9:10amTransfer break
9:10am – 9:30amWelcome & Comments     
9:30am –10:30am      Keynote Speaker- Does Your Leadership Pass the Test?
Morag Barrett
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

12:30pm – 1:30pm     Break in Exhibit Hall; Dayton Moore meet & greet                                                        
1:30pm – 2:30pmConcurrent Sessions     
The Positives Behind Negative Attention
Jamie Remsberg
The Future of Work is Today. Are You Ready?
Morag Barrett
Criminal Records: What To Do When Your Applicant Has One
Darren Dupriest
Strategic Leadership Solutions: Building Vision, Alignment and Execution
Mary Gormandy White
2:30pm – 2:40pmTransfer break
2:40pm – 3:40pmConcurrent Sessions     
Keep the Best Players On Your Team
Mike Henke
The Future of Work is Today. Are You Ready?
Morag Barrett
Fumbles and Strike-Outs: HR Practices that Get Companies Sued
Michael Blumenthal
HR Advocacy
Natalie Bright & Marlee Carpenter
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

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
Helping Retirees Reach Their Retirement Goal Line
Michael Smoots
Engaging Employee Performance
Justin Schreier
9:40am – 9:50amCoffee Break
9:50am – 10:50am     Concurrent Sessions     
Breaking Down Barriers Through Awareness: Unconscious Bias
Loretta Summers
Is Pay and Benefits Equally Important to Employees?
Gail Meriweather & Scott Cowley
Why Is This Person Still Working Here?
Kristina Dietrick
Sweat the Small Stuff: Smart Strategies to Engage Employees
Lisa Ryan
10:50am – 11:00am   Transfer Break
11:00am – 11:25am    Trombold Professional of the Year Award                                            
11:25am – 12:25pm   Closing Keynote Speaker-Get in the Game - You Can't Win if You Don't Play
Peter Smith

12:25pm – 1:00pm     Conference Closing
membership drawings / volunteer drawings / conference giveaways (must be present to win)