2018 Delaware SHRM State Conference Schedule
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 Conference Schedule


Thursday, November 1, 2018
7am - 8:20am

Registration/ Breakfast/Exhibit Hall Open

  Opening Conference Remarks & Opening Keynote


8:20am - 9:45am

Sarah's Personal Story, as well as topics that Impact the LGBTQ Workforce/Best Practices for Employers Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign

****Approved for HRCI Business Credit

 9:45am -10:00 am  Exhibit Hall Open
10:00am -11:00am Session 1 Concurrent Sessions

(Talent Acquisition & Retention)

1. Will Gen Z Want to Work for Your Organization?

Dr. Pat Buhler, SHRM-SCP SPHR  & Dr. Nicole Evans, SPHR

Sponsored by Goldey-Beacom College

(Business Acumen & HR Strategy)

2. Millennialize It: How to Refresh Your Millennial Employee Development Strategy

Brandi Baldwin-Rana, PhD, Center for Millennial Engagement

Sponsored by Villanova University

****Approved for HRCI Business Credit

(Total Rewards)

3.  Helping Your Employees Retire ON TIME: Creating Retirement Plans That Work

David Sandstead, Principal Financial Group

Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

 11:00am -11:15am  Exhibit Hall Open
11:15am -12:15pm Session 2 Concurrent Sessions

(Talent Acquisition & Retention)

1. Hiring Superstars: Using Assessments To Put The Right Person In Every Job

Paul Endress, Maximum Advantage

(Personal & Leadership Development)

2. Developing Your Executive Presence!

Christine Clapp, Spoken with Authority

Sponsored by Corexcel

(Employment Law & Legislation)

3. Alphabet Soup (DOL, NLRB, OSHA, ACA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, PDA, among others):  What Is Happening In Federal Enforcement? 

Wendy Voss and Jennifer Buckley, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP 


 12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch
 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mega Session

Leadership Is About Purpose, Not Position

Jack Gottlieb, Total Solutions Group, LLC.

Sponsored by DegreePlanWorks

****Approved for HRCI Business Credit

 2:00pm - 2:15pm Exhibit Hall Open
 2:15pm - 3:15pm

 Session 3 Concurrent Sessions


(Business Acumen & HR Strategy)

1. Growing Your Human Capital Analytics Capabilities

Fiona Jamison, Spring International

Sponsored by Arthur Gallagher

*****Approved for HRCI Business Credit

(Personal & Leadership Development)

2. The Human Side of Ethics: The Truth About Emotions & Ethical Behavior

Chuck Gallagher, Chuck Gallagher LLC. Ethics Resource Group

(Total Rewards)

3. Innovation that Works: Embracing the Vitals for Change to Effect Health Program Management 

Maria Margro, Mercer


 3:15pm - 3:45pm Networking Dessert/Exhibit Hall Open
 3:45pm - 5:15pm

(Employment Law & Legislation)

Mega Session

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

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

****Approved for HRCI Business Credit

 5:15pm - 6:15pm Cocktail reception/book signing/networking 
 Friday, November 2, 2018
 7am - 8:20am Registration/ Breakfast/Exhibit Hall Open
 7:30am - 8:20am Emerging Leaders Breakfast (8 Years or Less of Total HR Experience)
 8:20am - 9:45am

Opening Conference Remarks & Opening Keynote

THE FUTURE OF HR: 4 Strategies to Meet Business Challenges & Deliver Maximum Impact on Results 

Jennifer McClure, Unbridled Talent & DisruptHR

****Approved for HRCI Business Credit

9:45 am- 10:00 am Exhibit Hall Open
  Session 4 Concurrent Sessions
10:00am -11:00am

(Business Acumen & HR Strategy)

1. Excelling as a Strategic Business Partner

Warren Cook, SymbianceHR

****Approved for HRCI Business Credit

 (Talent Acquisition & Retention)

Sponsored by Wells Fargo at Work

 2. Cracking the Code on Closing the Leadership Gap

Mike Nally, Lead Your Way Solutions

 (Total Rewards)

3. Cost Containment in Healthcare: What Can Employers Do?

Anthony Carlozo, Trion, A Marsh McLennan Agency

Sponsored by Trion

  Session 5 Concurrent Sessions


11:15am -12:15pm

(Employment Law & Legislation)

1. Preventing and Handling Harassment Claim in the Wake of "#MeToo" and "Time's Up"

Jennifer Jauffret and Lori Brewington,  Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Panelists: Michelle Ecklund, Employee Relations Manager Christiana Care Health System

Julie Petroff, Director, Division of Industrial Affairs Delaware Department of Labor

 Sponsored by Exude, Inc.

 (Personal & Leadership Development)

 2. Get the Agility Edge: 5 Methods for Developing Your Staff (and Your Own) HR Competencies

Phyllis Hartman,  PGHR Consulting, Inc.

(Personal & Leadership Development)

3. Creative Problem Solving:  A Strategic HR Imperative

Deanna Merrit, Goldey-Beacom College

****Approved for HRCI Business Credit


 12:15pm - 1:45pm Lunch & Awards Celebration
  Session 6  Concurrent Sessions
 2:00pm - 3:00pm 

(Employment Law & Legislation)

1.  Marijuana – “Under the Influence” of “Impairment”

Tim Holly, Connolly Gallagher

(Business Acumen & HR Strategy)

2.  Changing of the Guard: How Millennial Leaders Differ from Previous Generations

Krishna Powell, HR 4 Your Small Biz LLC

(Total Rewards)

3.  The Changing Face of Substance Abuse in the Workplace: How to Respond?

Matthew Verdecchia, Health Advocate

 3:00pm - 3:30pm Networking Dessert/Exhibit Hall
 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Mega Session & Raffle Give-Aways, Conference Closing Remarks

C-Suite panel Discussion: Future of HR, the Role of Technology and Observations from Local C-Suite Leaders 

Wali Rushdan, Moderator

Jennifer McClure from Unbridled Talent & DisruptHR (Panelist)

Doneene Damon, EVP of Richards Layton & Finger (Panelist)

Deborah Bagatta-Bowles, CEO of YMCA Delaware (Panelist)

Todd Bavol, CEO of Intergrity Staffing (Panelist)

****Approved for HRCI Business Credit

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