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2017 Conference Agenda

    • October 15, 2017
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      Registration

      Registration opens - Noon

      3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM

      Creating a Culture of Courage™: The New Leadership Challenge  (Sunday Keynote (1.5 credits))

      As companies ask their employees to take more risks, innovate at every turn and anticipate the future, courage is becoming an ever more critical leadership and job skill. Organizations comprised of courageous individuals and leaders are able to make difficult decisions quickly, take advantage of market opportunities and grow their organizations during even the most challenging of times. In this popular, deeply researched, and highly entertaining presentation, Cindy shares the learnings of over 5,000 interviews about courage, how to build it and how to use it. She helps audiences understand and identify their unique type of courage, and shares what every leader and individual needs to know to ‘build their courage’ and create teams that communicate, innovate and learn from every experience. Key takeaways: • Recognize and utilize the four types of courage • Learn a foolproof process for overcoming challenges • Learn to leverage courage to build teams that embrace change and the unknown • Learn how to create an action plan process for courageous teams

      Keynote Speaker:
      5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM

      Welcome Reception

      Location: Exhibit Hall - 2nd Floor Heavy Hors d"Oeuvres and drinks to include two drink tickets for beer and wine.

      Fee Optional 
    • October 16, 2017
    • 7:00 AM  -  8:30 AM

      Monday: Registration (1st Floor Lobby) and Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall - 2nd Floor)

      Monday continental breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall - 2nd Floor

      Fee Optional 
      8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM

      Building Trust: Unlock Relationship/Drive Results  (Monday Concurrent Sessions A)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM

      Developing Emotional Resiliency  (Monday Concurrent Sessions A)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM

      Engagement 2.0 - Retain, Engage & Hire for Performance! (Monday Concurrent Sessions A)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM

      Retirement Plans & Workforce Planning  (Monday Concurrent Sessions A)

      1.25 Business / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM

      Building Trust: Unlock Relationships and Drive Results (Monday Concurrent Sessions B)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM

      Engagement 2.0 - Retain, Engage & Hire for Performance! (Monday Concurrent Sessions B)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM

      Six Key Elements of an Effective Talent Acquisition Strategy (Monday Concurrent Sessions B)

      1.25 Business / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM

      Steps to Effective Coaching & Mentoring  (Monday Concurrent Sessions B)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM

      Monday Lunch

      Monday lunch served in the Grand Ballroom - 1st Floor

      Fee Optional 
      1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM

      Annual Assessment - Are They Becoming Extinct?  (Monday Concurrent Sessions C)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM

      How European Laws and Directives Affect Domestic U.S. Business  (Monday Concurrent Sessions C)

      1.25 Business / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM

      Look Inward: How to Use Data to Identify Opportunity & Drive Internal Mobility  (Monday Concurrent Sessions C)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM

      Retirement Plans & Workforce Planning  (Monday Concurrent Sessions C)

      1.25 Business / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM

      Jump! Leaps in Organizational Performance and Teamwork (Monday Keynote (1.5 credits))

      This session focuses on executing strategic business plans, driving workforce engagement and achieving organizational alignment around a shared vision, with common goals and mutual accountability. At the core, David shares his wealth of experience as a veteran business professional, former US Army Ranger and professional skydiver. The audience is enlightened, engaged and inspired to achieve organizational teamwork using powerful real life parachuting stories and metaphors. Learning Objectives: • Discover tools for finding common ground and team member buy in for an objective. Dynamic and high energy video’s show amazing large group collaborative efforts that set a high bar of attainment. • Explore how high performing business units and elite military units communicate and implement a strategic initiative across a diverse team environment dominated by a shared vision, common goals and mutual accountability. • Learn how workforce beliefs drive behavior, which drives results. David shows how Elite US Army Rangers have established a core value system through the Ranger Creed that drives a “Can Do” team culture of never quit, mission first. • David will demonstrate a model for continuous improvement through effective team communicate that is rooted in the organizational core values and goals. Interactive group exercises drive home the points and create light moments.

      Keynote Speaker:
      4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM

      Happy Hour/Tiki Party/Dinner at Clarion Oceanfront Deck

      4pm-5pm: Happy Hour - network with peers and exhibitors (door prizes) at Exhibit Hall on the 2nd floor 5:30-8:00 pm: Tiki Party / Dinner onsite at the Clarion Oceanfront Deck 3.5 hours open bar (including happy hour) with drinks to include beer and wine.

      Fee Optional 
    • October 17, 2017
    • 6:30 AM  -  8:00 AM

      Tuesday Full Breakfast

      Tuesday hot breakfast served in the Horizon's Oceanfront Restaurant - 2nd Floor

      Fee Optional 
      8:00 AM  -  9:15 AM

      Identity Theft, Misuse & Abuse of Social Media  (Tuesday Concurrent Sessions A)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      8:00 AM  -  9:15 AM

      The 115th Congress & the Trump Administration: The Washington Outlook for HR Public Policy  (Tuesday Concurrent Sessions A)

      1.25 Business / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      8:00 AM  -  9:15 AM

      The Evolving Role of Ethics in the Workplace  (Tuesday Concurrent Sessions A)

      1.25 Business / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      8:00 AM  -  9:15 AM

      The Gig Economy Then & Now  (Tuesday Concurrent Sessions A)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM

      Annual Assessments - Are They Becoming Extinct?  (Tuesday Concurrent Sessions B)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM

      How European Laws and Directives Affect Domestic U.S. Businesses  (Tuesday Concurrent Sessions B)

      1.25 Business / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM

      Identity Theft, Misuse & Abuse of Social Media  (Tuesday Concurrent Sessions B)

      1.25 General / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM

      The 115th Congress & the Trump Administration: The Washington Outlook for HR Public Policy  (Tuesday Concurrent Sessions B)

      1.25 Business / PDCs

      Speakers:
       Optional 
      11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM

      Ding Happens! How HR Professionals Can Improvise, Adapt, and Innovate in an Ever-Changing World  (Tuesday Keynote (1.5 credits))

      Anyone can perform well when everything goes right. The real test of you and your organization is how you react when things go wrong - and they will! These make-or-break moments are the "Dings!" of life. Handle them well and you come out looking like a rock star. Handle them poorly and you can end up adding unnecessary stress, difficulty, and complication to your life. As Human Resources Professionals, you are at the forefront of change. You are the first to hear when things go wrong, the first place people look to fix the problems, and it is your job to prepare and usher in needed changes in your organization. In this interactive and engaging program you will learn the fundamentals of great improvisation, and leave with specific techniques to use those fundamentals to respond to change and increase innovation in both your organization and your own life. If things go 100% as planned for you every time, then you can skip this session; otherwise, attend and learn how to improvise, adapt, and innovate in an ever changing world! Top three learning objectives: 1. How human resources professionals can react quickly and effectively to unexpected events in a way that reduces stress and moves problems quickly to resolutions. 2. Techniques HR professionals can use to find opportunities within unexpected setbacks to get ahead, rather than behind, when things go wrong. 3. Strategies to be a leader in your organization or industry by shaking things up and questioning assumptions to create your own unexpected events.

      Keynote Speaker: