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    Annual Spring Conference - CHRA

    Date: April 17, 2015, 7:30am – 4:30pm
    Martins West
    6817 Dogwood Road
    Baltimore, MD 21244
    (Free Parking)
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    Chesapeake Human Resources Association

    Presents its

    Annual Spring Conference

    "LigHts, cameRa, action!"


    Friday, April 17, 2015

    7:30am - 4:30pm

    Martins West

    6817 Dogwood Road

    Baltimore, MD 21244
    (Free Parking)




    *This conference has been approved for 6 hours of recertification credit through HRCI and SHRM, up to 2.50 hours of which are Strategic HRCI credit depending on which breakout sessions you attend.




    Due to the frequency of last minute speaker/handout changes, program materials will not be printed/provided at the conference. Each presenter’s material will be emailed to registered attendees just prior to the conference.


    About the Keynote Presentations

    "Nice Guys (and Gals) Finish First!"
    Presented by Doug Sandler

    1 hour of General HRCI Credit / 1 SHRM PDC

    About the Program & Presenter:

    Doug Sandler’s Nice Guys (and Gals) Finish First program will put you on a fast track to building better relationships. In today’s digital age, where it is easier to zip out a text message, fire off an email or post a message to someone’s wall, Doug’s program helps put perspective on the importance of building relationships human to human. Technology is an amazing tool, unfortunately too many people hide behind it instead of using it to enhance connections. In quick order, Doug will walk you through many of the lessons he has learned along the way. As a part of his keynote, he will dive deep into effective ways to build lasting relationships, teach audience participants about the 5 biggest mistakes of relationship building, and use real world examples that will make participants say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Amazon Best Selling author of Nice Guys Finish First, Doug Sandler will show you how to strengthen connections into lifelong relationships.

    "Singletasking: Get More Done One Thing at a Time"
    Presented by Devora Zack

    2.50 hours of General HRCI Credit / 2.50 SHRM PDCs

    About the Program & Presenter:
    HR professionals are not only continually bombarded with competing demands, they also serve as role models to others throughout the organization. Devora Zack’s dynamic program will introduce participants to a cutting edge technique called Singletasking. Participants will learn why it works and how integrating Singletasking into all aspects of their work and lives can elevate their effectiveness and transform their outlook. The invaluable techniques covered in this highly interactive, fast-paced program will enable participants to do more, better, in less time while also building morale and community within their workplace. Participants will learn skills by practicing them life-time, taking a self-assessment, and networking with other HR professionals. Devora Zack is author of the internationally released, award-winning Networking for People Who Hate Networking (Berrett-Koehler 2010) and Managing for People Who Hate Managing (Berrett-Koehler 2012). Her third book, Singletasking, is being released April 2015. She is CEO of Only Connect Consulting, Inc. (OCC) providing leadership programs to 100+ clients. She has been featured in dozens of media such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC- TV, US News & World Report, CNBC, Fox News, British Airways, Forbes, Cosmo, Self, Redbook,, Women’s Health, and Fast Company.


    • 7:30am - 8:00am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Vendors
    • 8:00am - 8:15am Welcome & Announcements
    • 8:15am - 8:30am SHRM Update
    • 8:30am - 9:30am Keynote Presentation - Doug Sandler
    • 9:30am - 10:00am Break / Visit Vendors
    • 10:00am - 11:15am First Breakout Session
    • 11:15am - 12:15pm Lunch / Visit Vendors
    • 12:15pm - 1:30pm Second Breakout Session
    • 1:30pm - 1:45pm Break / Visit Vendors
    • 1:45pm - 4:15pm Keynote Presentation - Devora Zack
    • 4:15pm - 4:30pm Door Prize Drawings


    Please pre-register online for the conference. Space is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Walk-in registrations will only be accepted if space allows after all pre-registered participants have been accommodated. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN BY PHONE. Registrations must be received by Friday, April 4 at 9:00am.

    CHRA Members:
    $165 if received by 4/10 | $190 if received after 4/10

    $250 if received by 4/10 | $275 if received after 4/10
    (Join to get the member rate!)

    Registration will close on Wednesday, April 15, at 9:00am.

    Registering a group? If you are trying to register a group of individuals you will either need to sign in as each of them and register individually, or download this form, print, complete and fax to CHRA at 410-752-8295.

    Martin's West
    6817 Dogwood Road
    Baltimore, MD 21244
    From 695, take the Security Blvd. (toward Woodlawn) exit. Merge onto Security Blvd. Right on Belmont Avenue. Left on Dogwood Road. Facility is on the left. FREE parking.

    If you must cancel your registration for a meeting, please do so in writing to The request must be received by fax or mail no later than the close of business on Friday, April 10, 2015. If you register for this event and are a “no show” and did not cancel in advance, you will still be invoiced for the event so CHRA may recoup the funds used to pay for your meals at the event. If you do not cancel according to this policy, you will be assessed the full program fee.


    Baltimore Business Journal

    Asset Strategy Consultants
    Lee Hecht Harrison
    Point Breeze Credit Union
    Right Management


    Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union
    C.A. Short
    Insight Management Consulting
    Robert Half

    Trion, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC Company

    Ultimate Software

    Break Sponsor: GettingHired, Inc.

    Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Simply download this form and email or fax to CHRA at or fax: 410-752-8295. If you have questions about sponsoring/exhibiting please contact CHRA at 410-752-3318.