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Morning Keynote Lunch Keynote Breakout 1 Breakout 2 Breakout 3 Presenter Bios

Networking Reception

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Schedule

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Alliant Energy Center

— AM —  

7:30 - 8:15

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Dean Health Plan

8:15 - 8:30

Welcome and Announcements

Kari Lauritsen, SPHR,
GMA SHRM President

8:30 - 9:30

Morning Keynote
Sponsored by American Family


9:30 - 9:45

Break
Sponsored by Dean Health Plan

9:45 - 11:00

Breakout Session 1

11:00 - 11:45

 

 

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch
Sponsored by Ultimate Software

 

Afternoon Keynote
Sponsored by Payroll Data

— PM —

 

12:45 - 1:00

Break
Sponsored by Dean Health Plan

1:00 - 2:15

Breakout Session 2

2:15 - 2:30

2:30 - 3:45

 

3:45 - 5:30

Break
Sponsored by Dean Health Plan

 

Breakout Session 3

 

Networking Reception
Sponsored by Delta Dental

*HRCI credits applied for.

Location & Directions

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713

1-608-267-3976
Click here for direction information.

 

Fees & Registration

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Before May 3

 

 

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Late Registration
After May 3

 

 

 

 

SHRM Member

 

Non-Member

 

$119

 

$139

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Morning Keynote:


Ryan Estis

 

Passion on Purpose - Building and Sustaining a High Engagement/High Performance Work Culture

 

Passion. Not necessarily the personal kind. But an exploratory journey of the passion that intersects with where we make a living. Passion at work.

We know it when see it. An energized workplace. Authentic leadership. Open communication. A culture of consistency, connection, camaraderie and caring. Trust. Personal growth and development. Recognition and fun. Customer loyalty and bottom line business results. The kind of place where everyone wants to work. Where people come first...and profits follow.

This Ryan Estis keynote experience will review the essence of cultivating a high engagement, high performance work culture and challenge conventional thinking with emphasis on innovation and strategy that offer the audience ‘actionable content' to impact the organization immediately.

Key take aways include:

  • How to Build a ‘Sustainable Talent Advantage'
  • The Social Culture - Building community and connections in a Web 2.0 World
  • The 4 C's of Onboarding - Engagement starts at YES
  • The Leadership Mandate - How to create a ‘workplace experience' where people cannot wait to walk through the door everyday
  • What it means to have FUN at work

Click here to view videos from Ryan's website.

Presenter's Bio

 

Lunch Keynote:

 

Andrea Gappmayer

 

 

The Carrot Principle

 

Andrea's keynote presentation builds its foundation on the research found in The Carrot Principle. Andrea speaks from the groundbreaking findings of a 10-year, 200,000-person study on leadership effectiveness. She also highlights compelling examples of leaders from ordinary organizations that have positively transformed business results through the use of employee recognition. Andrea will then lead a lively discussion of how your organization can build high performance teams that outperform their peers by adopting The Carrot Principle. The presentation concludes with specific examples and hints for leaders who are ready to get started on a recognition strategy or are looking to enhance their current recognition abilities.

 

Presenter's Bio

 

Breakout Session 1

9:45 - 11:00

1 - A

 

Using Health Coaching to Get Results

 

 

Presenters:

Marcia K. Hladilek, MPH
Director of Health Improvement Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation

 

Amy Richards, MS, RN
Employer Health & Wellness Consultant
Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation

 

Laura Reissmann, BS, CHES
Health Promotion Consultant
Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

Using Health Coaching to Get Results

 

Today’s economic times challenge employers to cut costs and do more with less. This is especially true with regard to healthcare costs. Companies are looking for innovative ways to manage costs, especially by improving the health of their employees. During this 75-minute session, participants will learn about health coaching as a strategy to empower employees to improve their health. As part of a comprehensive employer based health and wellness program, health coaching can lead to reductions in health risks, a return on investment, and increased employee satisfaction.

 

 

Outcome Objectives

 

The attendee will learn about the cost of disease states and recognize potential cost savings associated with health coaching

The attendee will be able to identify the types of health coaching (web-based, telephonic, face-to-face) and impacts on the individual outcomes

The attendee will identify ways to integrate health coaching concepts into current programming

 

Presenter's Bio

 

 

Marcia K. Hladilek, MPH

Amy Richards, MS, RN

Laura Reissmann, BS, CHES

 

1 - B

 

Legislative Process 101 & How HR Can Influence It

 

*This session counts for 1.25 hours of strategic credit.

 

Presenter: Jessica Kramer ,
Kramer Law, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Process 101 & How HR Can Influence It

 

*This session counts for 1.25 hours of strategic credit.

 

During this session, Attorney Kramer will take attendees through the basics of the legislative process – the stuff we all learned in high school but either haven’t had to use since then or just don’t remember it all.  How a bill becomes a law is the fundamental process of legislative action, and it is important for every citizen to understand that process in order to be an informed advocate. 

 

This session will break the process down to make it less overwhelming and show HR professionals how they can be heard and influence outcomes at the federal, state and local levels.

 

Additionally, Attorney Kramer will also cover the basic make-up of the law-making bodies at federal, state, and local levels and demonstrate how anyone can access legislative information, find out who their legislators are and track a piece of legislation.

 

Presenter's Bio

 

Jessica Kramer

1 - C

 

Ten Challenges That Keep HR and Diversity Professionals Up at Night

 

Presenter: Laurie McIntosh,
SHRM

 

 

 

 

 

Ten Challenges That Keep HR and Diversity Professionals Up at Night

 

The United States is currently experiencing major shifts in its demographic landscape, its economic and political climate, and its business environment. These shifts bring new opportunities and new challenges, all of which will require HR and Diversity professionals to build stronger links between the business cases for diversity, innovative strategies that enable organizational success, and the accountability measures that demonstrate value and impact.

Participants will leave this session with new strategies and new ideas for engaging senior leadership and building a strategic business case for diversity and inclusion. Other areas include establishing a pipeline of leadership capability, linking HR/Diversity and globalization strategies to business objectives, and addressing emerging issues such as healthcare, immigration, and religion/spirituality.

 

Presenter's Bio

 

 

 

Laurie McIntosh, SPHR

 

Breakout Session 2

1:00 - 2:15

2 - A

 

Are you still recruiting like it's 1999?

 

Presenters:

Scott Wilde,
HR Sourcing and Diversity Specialist, American Family Insurance

 

Julia Stone,
Owner,
BizWerks

 

 

 

Are you still recruiting like it's 1999?

 

It's 2010 and the recruiting industry is changing rapidly. Our jobs have put more demands on us than ever before, but do we really have more sophisticated tools to help us keep up?

Some takeaways from this session include:

1. Practical, yet cutting edge, guide to sourcing and recruiting tips, tools and trends
2. A guide to using social media sites in your recruiting efforts and how to create a strategy no matter your size or budget
3. An overview of many free and low cost tools available today that will complement your existing systems

 

This presentation is designed for the following groups:

Recruiters, both corporate and agency alike
Recruiting Managers
HR Generalists who do recruiting as well
Sourcers

 

Presenter Bios

 

Scott Wilde

Julia Stone

2 - B

 

Compensation Program Management in the New Economy

 

 

Presenter: Scott Dettman,
Principal Consultant,
enetrix, a division of Gallup, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation Program Management in the New Economy

 

In a time of great economic uncertainty, the challenges of maintaining pay programs that balance internal equity, and external competitiveness has never been more important.

The past decade has seen the smallest merit pay budgets in history, and expectations for 2010 – 2011 indicate this trend will continue. When pay budgets are tight, maintaining an engaged workforce is more challenging than ever. Financial rewards are typically quite limited, and organization leaders are required to seek new, creative ways to motivate the workforce and keep employees engaged.

Our speaker will share his observations and insight about how Wisconsin employers are coping with these challenges today, and will share specific knowledge about the following topics of interest:

  • Aligning labor costs with economic realities;
  • Engaging Staff with limited resources; and
  • Aligning reward systems with Business strategy and performance metrics.

Finally, research has shown that most organizations do not attempt to measure return on investment (ROI) of incentive programs, and see them as a “cost”, rather than an investment. When the focus is on investment, however, leveraging the value of incentives enhances the organization’s ability to engage employees and motivate the workforce to achieve the goals of the organization.

 

 

Presenter's Bio

 

 

 

Scott Dettman

2 - C

 

Employment Law Update

 

Presenter: Jennifer Mirus,

Boardman Law Firm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Law Update

 

In this session you will learn about recent changes in labor and employment laws, as well as significant administrative and judicial decisions over the last year. The session will focus on identifying strategies and practices for dealing with changes involving FMLA, COBRA, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, and other state and federal employment laws.  It will also review HR legal trends regarding the use of social media and other electronic workplace issues, and will touch on policies to address these issues. 

 

In this session you will also learn about the status of pending state and federal legislation including the federal Employee Free Choice Act and other prominent legislation in the line of sight of the current federal administration.

 

The session is designed to provide an overview of the current landscape of labor and employment laws and give practical tips on how best to position your organization to deal with recent and anticipated changes in workplace laws.

 

Presenter's Bio

 

 

 

Jennifer Mirus

 

Breakout Session 3

2:30 - 3:45

3 - A

 

Harnessing the Power of Employee Engagement

 

 

Presenter: Bob Lavigna,
Partnership for Public Service

 

 

 

 

 

Harnessing the Power of Employee Engagement

 

Today’s tough economic times have forced organizations to cut back, downsize, and implement furloughs and layoffs. A key strategy to meet this tough challenge is to focus on increasing employee satisfaction and engagement. Research has clearly shown that improving employee satisfaction/engagement will result in better organizational performance.

 

This session will focus on specific, empirically-proven, approaches to improve employee satisfaction and engagement. Specifically, participants will learn:

 

  • How to design and put place an effective onboarding program that will generate high levels of satisfaction and engagement among new employees;
  • The key drivers of employee satisfaction in general; and
  • Putting in place systems and practices to maximize these key drivers.

 

Presenter's Bio

 

Bob Lavigna

3 - B

 

What's Next for HR, 2010 and Beyond

 

*This session counts for 1.25 hours of strategic credit.

 

Presenter: Jan Kittoe,
Director of Workforce and Talent Strategies,
American Family Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

What's Next for HR, 2010 and Beyond

 

*This session counts for 1.25 hours of strategic credit.

 

We know the role of the Human Resources has changed dramatically,  becoming increasingly more strategic in nature. In this session participants will learn about emerging trends impacting the field of Human Resources and reflect on how they will influence HR’s ability to partner and support their organizations in 2010 and beyond.  

Participants in this session will learn:

  • Emerging trends
  • Impact to HR of today
  • Biggest Challenges to implementation

 

Presenter's Bio

 

 

Jan Kittoe

3 - C

 

Employment Law Update

 

Presenter: Jennifer Mirus,

Boardman Law Firm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Law Update

 

In this session you will learn about recent changes in labor and employment laws, as well as significant administrative and judicial decisions over the last year. The session will focus on identifying strategies and practices for dealing with changes involving FMLA, COBRA, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, and other state and federal employment laws.  It will also review HR legal trends regarding the use of social media and other electronic workplace issues, and will touch on policies to address these issues. 

 

In this session you will also learn about the status of pending state and federal legislation including the federal Employee Free Choice Act and other prominent legislation in the line of sight of the current federal administration.

 

The session is designed to provide an overview of the current landscape of labor and employment laws and give practical tips on how best to position your organization to deal with recent and anticipated changes in workplace laws.

 

Presenter's Bio

 

 

 

Jennifer Mirus

 

Networking Reception

3:45 - 5:30

The last segment of our conference will be an afternoon culmination with keynote speaker, Ryan Estis, followed by a networking reception.  Join us in this interactive opportunity to learn more about high engagement/high performance and to connect with fellow colleagues in the HR profession.  Beverages, hors d'oeuvres, new friends, and great prizes await you!  Sponsored by Delta Dental.

 

 

 

 

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Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
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chapteradmin@gmashrm.org

 

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