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 The region's premier event for HR professionals.



Over 250 HR professionals are expected to attend this year's Annual Conference. In addition, over 30 speakers and 80 exhibitors will be present to share their expertise and industry insight. Don't miss this opportunity to associate with top professionals in the region and benefit from the breadth of experience and backgrounds in the room! 


Attendees will earn an estimated 12 certification credits for this conference 
(pending approval from the HRCI and SHRM). 

 

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 

 
         
     7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Registration & Breakfast
Main Ballroom/Solutions Center
   
     8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Mega Session 

Opening Conference Remarks

Make Way for GenZ
Keynote Jonah Stillman
Main Ballroom/Solutions Center

 
      9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

Breakout Sessions

Bias's Impact in the Workplace 
Matthew Verdecchia, Health Advocate
Diamond Room I

Organizational Policy Development & Meaningful Outcomes
Claudine Malone, Beau Biden Foundation
Diamond Room II

From Spaghetti to Simplicity:
CSC’s business transformation using Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud
Laura Gleason, CSC
Diamond Room III

 
     10:30 AM - 10:55 AM 

Networking Break

 
     10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

Mega Session 

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly;
An Overview of Local and National Labor and Employment Issues

Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Main Ballroom/Solutions Center

 
     11:55 AM - 12:05 PM

Networking Break

 
     12:05 PM - 12:35 PM Special Announcement
Healthcare Update

Nick Moriello, President Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware
Main Ballroom/Solutions Center
 
     12:35 PM - 1:20 PM 

Lunch 

 
     1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 

Mega Session

The Science of Care
Dr. Laura Hamill, Limeade 
Main Ballroom/Solutions Center 

 
     2:20 PM - 2:50 PM 

Networking Break 

 
     2:50 PM - 3:50 PM 

Breakout Sessions

How much does your 401k have in common with Back to the Future?
George “Zeke” James, IV, Vanguard and Todd Roselle, Blue Rock Dravo Bay
Diamond Room I

Recruiting in the Age of Googlization: Candidate Experience 2020
Ira Wolfe, Success Performance Solutions
Diamond Room II

Cybersecurity Is Everyone's Job: Creating An Organizational Culture of Cybersecurity
Dan Elliott
Diamond Room III

 
     5:30 PM - 6:15 PM


HR Awards Cocktail Reception and Networking 
Registration Desk/Main Conference Hallway

Join us for the HR Awards Dinner, purchase your ticket here.


 
     6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Business Times Awards Dinner and Happy Hour, followed by HR Awards Ceremony
Main Ballroom/Solutions Center

 
    
  

 
 

 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 

 
     7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration/ Breakfast  
     8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Mega Session 

Opening Conference Remarks & Keynote Laurie Ruettiman
You Are HR: Re-Imagining the Role of Human Resources in a Talent-Driven Economy
Main Ballroom/Solutions Center

 
     9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Networking Break  
     9:45 AM - 10:45 AM 

Breakout Sessions

Policy Perils: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Employment Practices
Jennifer Gimler Brady and Jennifer Penberthy Buckley of Potter Anderson
Diamond Room I

How to Make Sure Your HR Vendors are Not Putting Your Organization at Risk of a Cyber Breach!
Jonathan Wall
Diamond Room II

Using Social Media Policies to Minimize Legal Risk
Katherine Witherspoon Fry
Diamond Room III

 
     10:55 AM - 11:55 AM 

Breakout Sessions

The Growing Challenges of Managing a Remote Workers
Tim Holly & Jenn Smuts, Connolly Gallagher
Diamond Room I

Measuring Employee Engagement in a Technology Driven World 
Susan McGarry, Marlette Funding
Diamond Room II

Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Effectiveness
Bethany Adams, Villanova
Diamond Room III 

 
   


12:00 PM - 1:10 PM


Lunch (Sponsored by Potter Anderson

Awards Celebration

 
     1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Breakout Sessions

Trends in Pre-Employment Background Investigations
Mario Pecoraro, Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc.
Diamond Room I

Help! What Happens After FMLA Expires?
Jennifer Jauffret and Lori Brewington, Richards, Layton and Finger
Diamond Room II

Utilizing Your Untapped Talent for Grassroots Culture Change
Steve Garguilo, Cultivate
Diamond Room III

 
     2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Networking  
     2:50 PM - 4:30 PM

Mega Session 

Closing Keynotes
The HR Evolution

Roz Donaldson, Microsoft 
Main Ballroom/Solutions Center

 
         
         
 

Delaware SHRM Chapter

Delaware SHRM
P.O. Box 251, Hockessin, DE 19707
info@deshrm.org

      

The 19th Annual Delaware State Human Resources Conference and Expo is brought to you by the Delaware SHRM Chapter, DelMarVa SHRM and the Delaware SHRM State Council.