Concurrent Sessions

The 2020 HR Florida Conference & Expo has been approved for 16 SHRM professional development credits and 16 HRCI re-certification credits.

SPEAKERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE


+ Introductory: Little or no previous knowledge of the subject matter
++ Intermediate: Requires at least a basic knowledge and some experience
+++ Advanced: Requires a working knowledge and considerable experience
++++ Expert: Director or VP level knowledge and experience


Business Management and Strategy

HR Analytics: A Proactive Approach to Improve Business Outcomes. ++++
Monday 10:15-11:15
DeLancey Johnson | Memorial Healthcare System

Critical Thinking +++
Monday 11:30 - 12:30
Suzanne Lemen | Dynamic Corporate Solutions Inc

Three Keys of Negotiation ++
Monday 1:45 - 2:45
Scott Wayne | Envoy Portfolio

Preparing for the Next Disaster: The Importance of Human Resource Management in Disaster Planning ++++
Monday 3:00 - 4:00
Salvatore Dangelo | North Collier Fire Control and Rescue

HR’s Value Proposition: Quantifying and Communicating the Bottom Line Impact of HR to the C-Suite +++
Monday 4:15 - 5:15
Abram Walton | Florida Institute of Technology

How to Be a True HR Business Partner +++
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00
Suzanne Lemen | Dynamic Corporate Solutions Inc

Online Reputation Means Business: Strategies to Avoid Digital Damage and Defend Your Business+
Tuesday 9:45 - 10:45
John David | David PR Group

HR Metrics that Matter & Making Metrics Matter +++
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Seth Davies | Competitive Solutions, Inc.

The Art and Science of Critical Thinking +
Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30
Darrin Finley | Dynamic Corporate Solutions

Realizing the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion ++
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45
Michael Soon Lee | Seminars Unlimited, Inc.

HR’s Strategic Role in Accelerating Business Transformation ++
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30
Michelle Moore | LHH

Surviving the Storm: A Case Study of Organizational Responses in the Bahamas to Hurricane Dorian ++
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00
Robert Robertson | Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute

Build Your Own Seat at the Table: Effectively Partnering With Your Business Clients+++
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30
Kelli Adams | People Strategy Advisors, LLC

The REAL HR of Small and Mid-size Business ++
Wednesday 9:45 - 10:45
Christie Engler | Consolidated Employer Services


Employee and Labor Relations

Navigating the Leave of Absence Maze: Understanding the FMLA and the ADA ++
Monday 10:15-11:15
Marina A. Galatro | ABD Insurance & Financial Services

Let's All Learn From Amazon +
Monday 11:30 - 12:30
Megan Richardson | Dynamic Corporate Solutions, Inc

Hard Choices in Reasonable Accommodation ++
Monday 1:45 - 2:45
Kevin Johnson | Johnson Jackson

Cramming for the Test: A Study Session for CBD, Marijuana, and Reasonable Suspicion in the Workplace +
Monday 3:00 - 4:00
Sarah Laboranti | Dynamic Corporate Solutions

Engaging Employees by Leveraging the Power of Compassion ++
Monday 4:15 - 5:15
Loren Murfield | Murfield International, Inc

Instead of Conflict Resolution, Resolve to Make Conflict Productive +
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00
Alan Feirer | Group Dynamic

Navigating the Crossroads of Consistency and Diversity +++
Tuesday 9:45 - 10:45
Dana Barbato | InvestiPro

Emotions: The Untapped Superpower to Drive Employee Experience Innovation and Bottom-Line Results +
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Danny Hadas | The Emovation Project

Dealing with Claims of Sex and Gender Discrimination in an Evolving Workplace ++
Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30
Damon Kitchen | Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Psychological Safety in the Workplace +
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45
Lorrie Coffey | Horizon Point Consulting

Caring is the new Connecting: How to retain and recruit employees ++
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30
Lisa March | Breakthrough Champion

Is Sheldon on Your Staff? Supporting Employees with Social Difficulties +
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00
Timothy Kowalski | Professional Communication Services, Inc.

Has Man's Best Friend Gone to Work? ++
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30
Sacha Dyson | GrayRobinson, P.A.

Civility in the Workplace, Potholes, and Paving the Road for Success. Caution: Employee Work Zone. ++
Wednesday 9:45 - 10:45
Greg Freshour, SHRM-CP, PHR | Virginia Department of Transportation


Personal Development

Mindful Leadership for Real World Leaders - Essential Practices for Thriving in the Modern World +
Monday 10:15-11:15
Brenda Vallieu | Brenda Vallieu Coaching & Consulting, LLC

Now You're Speaking My Language: The Art of Workplace Influence +
Monday 1:45 - 2:45
Erich Kurschat | Harmony Insights LLC

The Rubber Band Resilient Leader: How to Stretch without Snapping ++
Monday 3:00 - 4:00
Kathy Parry | Kathy Parry - Corporate Energy Expert, LLC

Building, Measuring, and Leading for Organizational Wellbeing & Resiliency +
Monday 4:15 - 5:15
Kathleen Schulz | Gallagher

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader: Unleashing the Power to Transform Your Organization’s Culture ++++
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00
Christopher D. Connors | The Value of You Training & Consulting

Leading Up: Learn the secrets to winning with your boss +
Tuesday 9:45 - 10:45
Chip Roper | VOCA Center Inc.

Meaning-Centered Leadership; Why Meaning Matters +++
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Edward Jackson | Meaning-Centered Leadership
Barbara Bartels | Meaning-Centered Leadership

Jerks at work and how to deal with them as coworker or supervisor +
Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30
Wendy Sellers

The New Science of Time Management ++
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45
Robby Slaughter | Accelawork

Achieving Business Results Begins With A Successful Learning Strategy ++
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30
Mark Griffiths | Newleaf Training & Development

Narcissistic Leaders and Bully Bosses: The Lessons and Opportunities +
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00
Jason Fair | Charlotte County Public Safety, Fire/EMS

Winning Communication: Strategies to Connect and Convince in the Workplace +
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30
Alan Hoffler | MillsWyck Communications AND AlanHoffler.com

How to Disrupt your Organization and not Get Fired. +
Wednesday 9:45 - 10:45
Ricky Turner | PeopleFirst

Compensation & Benefits

Are you resourceful? Maximize existing benefits to drive human capital success, leveraging tomorrow. ++
Monday 10:15-11:15
Adam Gordon | PTO Genius

Fully Insured vs. Self Funded - Evaluating the Risk & Reward +++
Monday 11:30 - 12:30
Constance Chiara | Corporate Benefit Partners

Retirement Plan Regulatory Update ++
Monday 1:45 - 2:45
Andrew Zito | LAMCO

Million $ Treatments & High-Cost Specialty Rx: Strategies keep benefits affordable for our employees ++
Monday 3:00 - 4:00
Marybeth Gray | Trion Group, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC

Not the Same Old Retirement Plan -- New Ideas for a New Decade +++
Monday 4:15 - 5:15
Phillip Senderowitz | Strategic Retirement Partners

Is A Revolution In Performance and Rewards Management Necessary? ++
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00
Robert Greene | Reward Systems, Inc,

Should You Raise Your Wages? A Step-by-Step Guide to Evaluating Your Wage Practices ++
Tuesday 9:45 - 10:45
Mary Ila Ward | Horizon Point Consulting, Inc.

The Boss's Money: Practical and Legal Considerations for Executive Compensation +
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Gregg Moran | Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

The Evolution of Worker Pay and Talent Management ++
Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30
George Mavrantzas | ADP

The IRS 226J Letter - What is it and how does it work? ++
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45
Susan Luskin | Diversified Administration, Inc.

Using Telemedicine to “Close the Books” on Workers’ Compensation Cases ++
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30
Cori Repp | Concentra

Educate Employees to take Charge of their Retirement Future +++
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00
Maressa Etzig | SageView Advisory Group

Investing in Employees - The Power of Financial Wellness +++
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30
Jeffrey Petrone | SageView Advisory Group


HR Development

Bystander Intervention: Stand up! Speak up! Act up! +
Monday 10:15-11:15
Kelly Charles-Collins | HR Legally Speaking

Cloudy, with a Chance of Truth; Investigative Interview Preparation in all Conditions +
Monday 11:30 - 12:30
Dave Thompson | Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc

I Knew We Shouldn’t Have Hired Him – Dealing With a Problem Employee ++
Monday 1:45 - 2:45
Lisa McGlynn | Fisher Phillips LLP

Forging a (Career) Path Forward ++
Monday 3:00 - 4:00
Jordan George | Addition Financial

Being Brilliant at the Basics of HR +
Monday 4:15 - 5:15
Rich Williams | Career Experts

Emotional Empowerment: Addressing Mental Health Needs Before There’s A Crisis. +
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00
Michelle Bersell | The International Institute of Emotional Empowerment

Should You Have Sent That Tweet? How to Handle Employees Using Social Media in the Work Place ++
Tuesday 9:45 - 10:45
Janet Goldberg | McEnery Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

Engaging & Retaining High-Potential Employees ++
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Dr. Bob Nelson | Nelson Motivation Inc.

The Future of Learning at Work +
Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30
Chris Harrington | Ezra Coaching

HR Outsourcing - Will it work for your organization? +++
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30
Dave Jefferson | SimpleHR

Motivating The Masses ++
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30
Curtis Hill | CHBL

Emotional Intelligence and Performance Improvement - The Mastery of Impactful Coaching ++
Wednesday 9:45 - 10:45
Michael Goodman | KForce


Risk Management

The Glass Slipper: Fortune 100 HR Best Practices that Actually Fit Small and Middle Market ++
Monday 10:15-11:15
Sommer Sherrod | Insurance Office of America

Best Practices for Responding to Workplace Mental Health Issues ++
Monday 11:30 - 12:30
Cynthia K. Persico | Health Advocate

Painful Meetings No-More! ++
Monday 1:45 - 2:45
Brandon Allen | Smart People Inc.

How to Control your Unemployment Costs +
Monday 3:00 - 4:00
JoLynn Haresign | DeGroot Management Services

20/20 Background (Eye) Screening +++
Monday 4:15 - 5:15
Christine Cunneen | Hire Image LLC

Confronting Health Issues Like Coronavirus in the Workplace and Best Practices for Employers! ++
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00
Andrew McLaughlin | Stearns Weaver Miller

Building the People Function in the Emerging Cannabis Industry ++++
Tuesday 9:45 - 10:45
Nichole Upshaw

The Human Element of Cyber Security, The Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques & What's Coming Next +
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Craig Sixta | Element Technologies, LLC
Jennifer Trammell | Benson Blackburn, LLC

Handling Workplace Bullying and Practical Tips to Preparing for a Threat of Violence/Active Shooter ++
Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30
Lillian Moon | Akerman LLP HSS Inc.
Christopher Sonne | Akerman LLP HSS Inc.

Your Parents Were Wrong, Talking to Strangers Is Cool: Developing Rapport +
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45
Dave Thompson | Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc

Reinvent Staff Onboarding to a Transformational Experience ++
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00
Mark Griffiths | Newleaf Training & Development

Men in the Minefield of Sexual Harassment ++
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30
Michael Soon Lee | Seminars Unlimited, Inc.

Early Red Flags for Delayed Recovery ++
Wednesday 9:45 - 10:45
Cori Repp | Concentra

Compliance

Identifying and Addressing Those Unintentional and Unusual Claims of Discrimination ++
Monday 10:15-11:15
Brett Owens | Fisher Phillips LLP

Inside the Plaintiff’s Employment Attorney’s Mind, Part Deux, This Time Its Personal! ++
Monday 11:30 - 12:30
Brett Schneider | Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.
Carlos Leach | The Leach Firm, P.A.

Beyond Day 1 - Managing Form I-9 RE-verifications, RE-tention and RE-hires ++
Monday 1:45 - 2:45
Jason Fry | Equifax Workforce Solutions

Employment Discrimination and Employee Benefits: Why Benefits should pay attention to Title VII. +
Monday 3:00 - 4:00
Carrie Cherveny | HUB International

Legality vs. Policy: Addressing Legal Marijuana Use in the Workplace +
Monday 4:15 - 5:15
Marsha Akpodiete | Paychex

Mental Health And Stress Management: Creating A Culture Of Wellness In The Workplace ++
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00
Jennifer Carroll | Fisher Phillips

Compliance Conundrum 2020: The top employment laws on the horizon and how to address them ++
Tuesday 9:45 - 10:45
Lori Kleiman | HR Topics

Hold on to Your Hard Hat! What HR Pros Need to Know About OSHA and Workplace Injuries/Illnesses +++
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Dee Anna Hays | Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Phillip Russell | Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC

Tiptoeing Through the FLSA Minefield: How to Navigate the Pitfalls & Not Get Tripped Up ++
Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30
Amanda Simpson | Jackson Lewis P.C.

Top 25 Employee Discipline Tips to Avoid Employment Lawsuits +
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45
David Miklas | Law Office of David Miklas, P.A.

Employer Immigration Compliance Essentials for 2020 and Beyond ++
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30
Deirdre Nero | NERO Immigration Law, P.L.

Deep dive into 1099 vs. W2 – make sure you are properly classifying workers +
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00
David Miklas | Law Office of David Miklas, P.A.

Compliance Complexities and Exposures ++
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30
Angela Surra | NavigateHCR

"Confessions of a Spy - The Artful Manipulation of Insiders to Breach Security" +
Wednesday 9:45 - 10:45
Peter Warmka | Counterintelligence Institute


HR Science

Recruitment Time Machine - How has recruitment changed over the years and what is next. ++
Monday 10:15-11:15
Justin Libak | LOCALiQ Recruitment

Cracking the code of change - Neuroleadership strategies that drive meaningful change ++
Monday 3:00 - 4:00
Desiree Perez | Desiree Perez Coaching & Consulting

Candidate Journey–How today’s candidate experience look and what they are doing prior to applying. +++
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Justin Libak | LOCALiQ Recruitment

Talk Nerdy to Me: Tackling Common Causes of Survey Failure +
Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30
Shellie Halstead | School District of Lee County

A Research-Backed Roadmap for Engaging and Retaining Talent ++
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30
Christina Zurek | ITA Group

HOLY COW! How to Create an Amazing Workplace that Steers Passion, Performance & Prosperity +++
Wednesday 9:45 - 10:45
Tracy Butz | Tracy Butz, LLC


Global

Managing the complexity of Global HR ++
Monday 11:30 - 12:30
Michael Butler | Cross-Border HR

Inclusion, Storytelling, and the Importance of Being Your Authentic Self +
Tuesday 9:45 - 10:45
Anthony Paradiso | AllThingzAP

Ubuntu! Inspiring Teamwork & Collaboration at Work +
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30
Dr. Bob Nelson | Nelson Motivation Inc.


Workforce Planning and Employment

A New Benefits Landscape to Engage the Workforce of the Future ++
Monday 10:15-11:15
Tracy Watts | Mercer

Addressing the Skills Gap: Responding to What Workers Want ++++
Monday 11:30 - 12:30
Travis Black | Right Management

Fixing Broken Talent Pipelines: Assessment Strategies that Work! ++++
Monday 1:45 - 2:45
Angie Brainard | Right Management
Alan Griffin | Right Management

Becoming a Talent Destination: Creating a Best-in-Class Talent Acquisition Function. ++++
Monday 3:00 - 4:00
Susan Gygax | Spectacle Talent Partners

Stop Saying "It's Not a Good Fit"! #FitHappens When You Match Values +
Monday 4:15 - 5:15
Jillian Miles | MatchFIT

Smart Management for an Aging Workforce ++
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Cori Repp | Concentra

Superstar Hiring: How To Use Assessments To Select, Develop, and Retain A High Quality Workforce +
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45
Paul Endress | Maximum Advantage

It's Never Too Early: Creating a Positive Candidate Experience from the Very Beginning ++
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45
Wendy Dailey | HR Social Hour Podcast

Managing Virtual Workers Today ++
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30
Dr. Bob Nelson | Nelson Motivation Inc.

People Challenges? Start with Organizational Design +++
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30
Wade Thomas | Aim to Win

Shampoo, Rinse, Repeat: Recruit, Hire, Retain ++
Wednesday 9:45 - 10:45
John Baldino | Humareso

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