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2021 Conference Agenda

    2021 MDSHRM Conference Schedule



    MD Legislative Update-

    Cheryl Brown, Attorney at Law Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny

    Cheryl represents employers and management in a variety of labor and employment related matters such as federal, state and county claims.


    Our New Normal Workplace-

    Michael P. Aitkin, Vice President of Membership, SHRM

    Mike Aitken is a leading authority on the issues important to the human resource profession and drives SHRM's membership vision, ensuring excellent member experiences, and implementing the organization's newly developed business strategy.


    The entire conference will be split into two tracks to support social distancing and smaller group sizes for breakout rooms. Each track will get to select from the same breakout sessions. Breakout Sessions will be on Monday and Tuesday.

    Breakout Sessions:

    • Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career-Amy C. Waninger is the CEO of Lead at Any Level
    • Upward Bullying in the Workplace-Dr. Jerry Bolling authored ‘Upward Bullying in the Workplace: A phenomenological study’ for the e-Journal of Social and Behavioral Research in Business.
    • Emerging Trends in Employee Financial Wellness and Well-Being for HR Leaders- Josh Itzoe is the Founder & CEO of FiduciaryWor(k)s and Founder of FeeMetri(k)s
    • Increase Your Impact: Managing Up from the HR Business Partner Role- Bethany Adams experience includes HR, training and development, OD & education.  Heather Cluley has worked in various project management roles in health.
    • Courageous Conversations: Removing Stigma on Mental Health- Amy Arnold has been the Dir of Workforce Health Consulting in Strategic Customer Engagement at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States since 2013.
    • The One Purpose Team; Survival Strategies for Virtual, In Person, and Hybrid Teams- Gregg Gregory has worked with HR practitioners in over 400 companies, non-profit associations, and government agencies including over 300 Fortune 500 companies.
    • Transformational Goal Achieving: Pledge, Practice, and Pleasure- Frank Ingraham is the author of Your HR Goal Achievement Pocket Guide & Personal Branding Life Planning Mastery.
    • How to Coach Your Employees For Success: Solving The Coaching Puzzle- Margi Bush, ACC, ICF Certified Coach, Certified MBTI Master Practitioner does leadership coaching and team coaching, and health and wellness coaching using MBTI and EQ-i assessments when appropriate.
    • Pandemic Leadership: Engaging Employees in 2021- Don Rheem is an author, TEDx speaker, and the CEO of E3 Solutions.
    • Emotional Intelligence: Does Your HR Have It? - Dr. Reba Businsky provides Human Resource expertise with employee relations, succession planning, recruiting, and onboarding best practices.
    • Employee Engagement and Retention- Colleen Denston has a background of 25+ years in the fields of management, finance, and human resources.
    • Breaking the Laws of Leadership- Karith Foster for over a decade has taken her passion for entertaining and critical thinking nationwide[1]from the airwaves to organizations; from universities to corporations creating a seismic shift in mindsets when addressing issues of true diversity and inclusion.
    • Building a Kinder Kind of Workplace- David Shar is a consultant and speaker helping organizations improve their leadership and culture, combat burnout, and design meaningful work.
    • What the Pandemic Did FOR Us: Leadership Lessons from 40 Top Executives- Michael Couch SPHR, HCS has more than 35 years’ experience improving the performance of leaders, teams, and organizations. Richard Citrin is passionate about helping individuals and organizations identify and use their best talents to achieve success.
    • Surviving Racial Unrest and Learning About True Inclusion- Pratibha Kumar provides trainings & coaching to organizations on D&I and communication issues.
    • Confidence to Connect: The 5 Generation Challenge- John Parker Stewart has coached, trained, and studied human behavior for 40 years, across 6 continents, in many business, government, and educational organizations.
    • Culture of Engagement:  Why/How to Build Passionate, Engaged Teams- Joshua M. Evans is a #1 best-selling author in Leadership/Management Training, a TEDx Programmer, an organizational engagement specialist, international speaker, and the leading expert on company culture.
    • How Visionary Organizations Are Redefining How They Work and Achieving Greater Success- Sarah Sladek is the leading researcher and foremost authority on Generations X, Y and Z.
    • I Survived - How to Manage Conflict Now that Employees are Returning to Their Offices- Karen Snyder is a speaker, thought leader, author, and facilitator on corporate culture, building teams, and attracting and retaining the right talent.
    • Keeping HR Out of the Courtroom- Tim Hudec specializes in a variety of criminal, educational and employment background search services.

    Conference Agenda and more information will be shared on our Conference App, Whova!

    Whova app information will be sent prior to the conference to those who have registered.