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    Annual Professional Development Conference - MCSHRM

    Date: November 6, 2014, 7:00am – 5:30pm
    Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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    Montgomery County SHRM's

    1st Annual Professional Develoment Conference

    The Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders

    Submitted for 2.0 HRCI Business (Strategic) Credits

    The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership ® described in the best seller, “The Leadership Challenge” ® represent one of the world’s most widely used models for leadership development. Mary Ann Kmetyk, Principal, Applied Performance Strategies, Inc. will present an interactive session describing:

    Why the Five Practices are critical skills for leaders

    What the Five Practices are

    How to incorporate the Five Practices in daily interactions

    Mary Ann is a principal at Applied Performance Strategies, Inc. in Columbia, MD and she conducts leadership development training including “The Leadership Challenge” program.

    Mary Ann Kmetyk

    Presented by: Mary Ann Kmetyk, Applied Performance Strategies Inc.

    Presented by: Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell, Authors of The Big Book of HR

    Strategic Leadership – Lessons from the Performing Arts

    Submitted for 2.0 HRCI Business (Strategic) Credits

    How can HR leaders optimize talent in order to achieve the organization’s strategic goals?

    Skill, talent, practice, constant improvement, teamwork – these are all elements of leadership success in the performing arts. In this interactive and engaging presentation, the facilitators will draw upon these success practices to illustrate HR leader’s ever-changing and challenging role in today’s dynamic organizations.

    This presentation emphasizes what HR leaders need to know and need to do to maintain their strategic edge.

    Improving Employee Health & Retirement Readiness

    Submitted for 2.0 HRCI General Credits

    Employees routinely make poor decisions about their health, and how they save for retirement, impacting themselves and their employer. So how can HR leaders get employees to make better choices? We will outline basic principles of Behavioral Economics to “nudge” employees to adopt healthier habits and save more for retirement. We will also explore ways to get more bang for your buck on investments in employee health and financial wellness, including leveraging new technologies, tapping into free community resources, and gaining more support from existing vendors.

    Presented by: David Johnson, Sibson Consulting, Inc.

    Presented by: Jordan B. Schwarz Epstein, Becker and Green

    DOL’s New Rule for Overtime Regulations / White Collar Exemptions

    Submitted for 1.0 HRCI General Credit

    To say that wage and hour issues remain a “hot button” area for employers is an understatement. The DOL’s proposed rule for new overtime regulations/white collar exemptions is expected to be published in November 2014. This presentation will focus on these relevant issues in order to help employers reduce potential exposure for wage and hour violations and put themselves in the best position possible to defend against such claims.

    The Cloud’s Business Impact on Human Resources

    Submitted for 1.0 HRCI Business (Strategic) Credit

    Cloud computing is changing the way that companies throughout the world operate. HR professionals are often faced with challenging questions about cloud-based technology. This presentation will explore these questions about cloud-based technology, preparing HR professionals to respond to challenging questions about security, service, and integration. Participants will also learn how cloud-based technology provides an efficient means to make data driven decisions based on the measurement of goals and human capital costs. HR professionals will leave the presentation understanding how cloud-based technology will enable them to remain competitive in today's economic climate, as businesses begin to rebound from the widespread impact of the economic downturn by expanding business and bringing on new hires.

    Nick Meade

    Presented by: Nick Meade, HR Cloud




    Join us at the end of the day for a networking cocktail hour!


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