2016 DE State SHRM Conference

November 2nd and 3rd, 2016

University of Delaware, Clayton Hall   

 Attendee Information  Sponsor Information 

 Keynote Information

Conference Agenda

Conference Session Descriptions 

Conference Sessions

Wednesday November 2, 2016


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

 Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibit Hall

 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

 Session 1

                       Keynote Speaker

                       Build an Epic Organization

                    Steve Donahue

                    Approved for Business Credit

10:00 AM - 

10:15 AM                                                                                                 Exhibit Hall Open

10:15AM-11:15 AM

Session 2 






 Room 119

Room 120

Room 125

Tips & Traps for Employee Benefit Plans

Wendy Voss

Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP

Gamification is the New Wave of the Future

Ralph Petti

Continuity Dynamics Inc.

Approved for Business Credit

Health as a Serious Economic Strategy

 Madeline Robison

USI Insurance


11:15AM- 11:30 AM

 Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 AM-  1:00 PM

Lunch & Awards Celebration

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

 Networking Dessert in Exhibit Hall

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Session 3






 Room 125

Room 120

Room 119


Panel: Lessons Learned from a Government Audit

Jennifer Jauffret & Lori Brewington, Richards Layton and Finger

Laurie Mitchell, PHR, SHRM-CP, Manager, HR Shared Services, Audit & Compliance, Navient


Tricia Clendening, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR

HR Strategies, LLC



Trudy Spence-Parker, SPHR

Vice President of Human Resources

Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County

Sponsored by:


Are you Minding the Gap? The Gender Gap

Dr. Patricia Buhler & Fatma Abdel-Raouf 

Goldey-Beacom College

Sponsored by:

Goldey-Beacom College


Approved for Business Credit

Leading Through Conflict with Emotional Intelligence

Susan Redding

Mid-Atlantic Employers' Association

2:45 PM- 3:00 PM

 Exhibit Hall Open 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 Session 4

                         Mega Session  Good, Bad and Ugly

                       Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

                     Bill Bower,  Scott Holt, Michael P. Stafford and Lauren E.M. Russell

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  Cocktail Reception and Book Signing with Steve Donahue, Keynote Speaker/Exhibit Hall
                            Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  Session 5 
 Room 125 Room 120 Room 119

Gender Pay Gap: 10 Promising Practices to CLOSE IT

Jonathan Segal

Sponsored by Drexel University Online

Creative and Mentoring Leadership 

Jonathon Fanning

Sponsored by Villanova University

Pre-Registration is Required

Approved for Business Credit

The Social HR: Strategies to Engage, Recruit & Retain

Lisa Flowers

Sponsored by:

T.H. Easter Consulting LLC

 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 Book Signing with Jonathon Fanning and Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 Session 6

   Room 125 Room 119 Room 120

FMLA Hostage Crisis

Star Bobatoon

Star Consulting, LLC

Your Thoughts and Words Create Your Reality

Maribeth Dockety

Delaware Technical and Community College

Developing Future Ready Leaders for Adaptive Organizations

Debra France and Yolanda Franklin

WL Gore

Sponsored by

University of Delaware

Approved for Business Credit

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM  Break/Exhibit Hall Open 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  Session 7
                           Keynote Speaker

                           Who are You Becoming?  Jonathon Fanning

 12:15 PM  Adjourn- See You Next Year!!
12:45 PM-  3:00 PM Special Lunch Session - Telling your Epic Story (building on his keynote presentation, Steve Donahue will dive deeper into building that epic organization with Telling your Epic Story)- Requires Additional Registration and Fee of $65.00