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2019 Conference Agenda

    2019 MDSHRM Conference Schedule

     

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6TH 

    12pm 

    Registration Opens (Foyer A-C) / Exhibitor Setup

    3:30pm – 5pm 

    OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Grand Ballroom (1st Floor)  

    Finding Common Ground in Uncommon Times (1.5 credits, HR)

    Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Omekongo Dibinga

    5pm – 7pm 

    Opening Welcome Reception – Exhibit Hall (Foyer A-C) – Heavy Appetizers, Drink Tickets Provided at Registration 

     

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th   

    7am – 8:30am 

    Registration (Foyer A-C) / Exhibit Hall Open & Continental Breakfast (Foyer A-C)  

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    8:30am – 9:45am 

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS (4 separate breakouts - 1.25 credits each): 

    • Session 1 – How to Design and Implement a Successful Strategic Management Development Initiative – Mack Munro – HR / PDCs 
    • Session 2 – URGENT: Developing Your Organization’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan – Toni Bowie – HR / PDCs (Room)  
    • Session 3 – The DNA of a Healthy Engaged Culture – Dr. Elizabeth Scott, PhD – HR / PDCs (Room) 
    • Session 4 – Diversity and Inclusion – Moving beyond training and a corporate value of respect – Pamela Murray - HR / PDCs (Room) 

    9:45am – 10:00am 

    Snack & Coffee Break / Exhibit Hall (Foyer A-C)   

    10am – 11:15am 

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS (4 separate breakouts - 1.25 credits each): 

    • Session 1 – The Eleven Essentials of Leadership: Teach Your Brain to Think Like an Elite Leader – Dennis Brouwer - Business / PDCs (Room) 
    • Session 2 – When Life Throws You a Curve Ball Hit It Out of the Park: Resilient Leadership – Beth Rudy - Business / PDCs (Room) 
    • Session 3 – Legal Issues with Social Media and How to Manage Those Risks – Stephen B. Stern - HR / PDCs (Room) 
    • Session 4 – I Think I Know What I Think You Said: How To Avoid Misunderstandings and Get Your Message Across – Paul Endress - HR / PDCs (Room) 

    11:30am – 12:45pm 

    Lunch Buffet / Exhibit Hall (Foyer A-C) 

    1pm – 2:15pm 

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS (4 separate breakouts - 1.25 credits each): 

    • Session 1 – Elevate Your Listening Skills: The OLÉ Approach to Communication – Lynda Katz Wilner, MS - HR / PDCs (Room) 
    • Session 2 – Secrets to Building the Highest Performing Teams – Jason Treu – HR / PDCs (Room) 
    • Session 3 – Pressure, Pain & Politics: What Keeps HR Pros Up at Night (and What You Can Do About it) – Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR - Business / PDCs (Room) 
    • Session 4 – Employee Background Screening:  Who, When, Why and How – Am I compliant with Ban the Box, Drug Testing, Reference checks and more?  - Cheryl U. Brown, Esq. - HR / PDCs (Promenade)

    2:15pm – 2:45pm 

    Snack & Coffee Break / Exhibit Hall (Foyer A-C) 

    2:45pm – 4pm 

    AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Grand Ballroom (1st Floor) 

    Maximize your Team's Talent (1.5 credits-HR)

    Keynote Speaker: Buck Showalter

    4pm – 5:30pm  

    Exhibit Hall /Social / Heavy Appetizers, Beer & Wine, and Improv Group

    Join us Monday evening for networking, food/drink, and lots of laughs!   Following networking & refreshments, we will be entertained by the infamous Baltimore Improv Group.  Then grab a new contact and head out to dinner at one of the local restaurants has to offer.  See program for the list offering you a discount or free item for being a conference attendee.  Don’t want to leave the hotel?  Then check out the self-service – Beer & Wine Bar in the lobby…Sip, Sample, & Connect.


    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8th

    7am – 8am 

    Continental Breakfast for Conference Attendees (Foyer A-C)  

    8am – 9:15am 

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS (4 separate breakouts - 1.25 credits each): 

    • Session 1 – I Think I Know What I Think You Said: How To Avoid Misunderstandings and Get Your Message Across – Paul Endress - HR / PDCs (Room) 
    • Session 2 – When Life Throws You a Curve Ball Hit It Out of the Park: Resilient Leadership – Beth Rudy - Business / PDCs (Room) 
    • Session 3 – Pressure, Pain & Politics: What Keeps HR Pros Up at Night (and What You Can Do About it) – Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR Walters - Business / PDCs (Room)
    • Session 4 – Employee Background Screening:  Who, When, Why and How – Am I compliant with Ban the Box, Drug Testing, Reference checks and more?  - Cheryl U. Brown, Esq. - HR / PDCs (Promenade)

    9:15am – 9:30am 

    Coffee Break / Exhibit Hall (Foyer A-C) 

    9:30am – 10:45am 

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS (4 separate breakouts - 1.25 credits each): 

    • Session 1 – The DNA of a Healthy Engaged Culture – Dr. Elizabeth Scott, PhD – HR / PDCs (Room) 
    • Session 2 – The Eleven Essentials of Leadership: Teach Your Brain to Think Like an Elite Leader – Dennis Brouwer – Business / PDCs (Room)  
    • Session 3 – Secrets to Building the Highest Performing Teams – Jason Treu - HR / PDC (Room) 
    • Session 4 – URGENT: Developing Your Organization’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan – Toni Bowie - HR / PDCs (Room) 

    10:45am – 11am 

    Snack & Coffee Break / Exhibit Hall (Foyer A-C) 

    11am – 12:30pm 

    CLOSING KEYNOTE- Grand Ballroom (1st Floor) 

    Embrace Your Awesomeness  (1.5 credits, HR) 

    Keynote Speaker: Brad Montgomery

    12:30pm 

    EXHIBITOR DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS, GRAND PRIZE GIVE AWAYS and SILENT AUCTION WINNERS ANNOUNCED / CONFERENCE CLOSE 

     

    This Conference has a total of 10.75 HRCI Credits with 3.75 approved as HRCI Business (FKA Strategic) Credits and 10.75 SHRM PDC Credits.