Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

 

Wednesday

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)

Thursday

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

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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

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

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