Pre-Conference Sessions

Not able to attend the conference or need additional credits, then why not check out our Pre-Confrerence Sessions?  These sessions do not require conference attendance.

Registration is required and additional fee applies.  Please click HERE to register for pre-conference sessions.


SHRM Certification Class – SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP (Full Day)

Sunday, August 30, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm
PDC's and/or Re-certification credits will NOT be awarded for this session.

**Please Note: This pre-conference session is included as an option with the Premium and VIP All-Access Upgrades. If you are purchasing an upgrade, DO NOT select your Pre-Conference Session during check-out. You will receive a follow-up e-mail with instructions on how to register for your selected Pre-Conference Session**

SHRM has spent three years developing a new competency model and this led to two new SHRM certifications, the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. These new certifications recognize that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success:

  • Built on one singular Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) designed to elevate the HR profession around the world
  • Tests the HR professional’s competency—the ability to put that knowledge to work through critical thinking and application
  • Demonstrates that the HR professional is a technical expert and has mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies, through practice and experience, to drive business results

This certification preparation program covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication. This session is designed to help prepare those who are going to take the test in the fall, or want to get an overview of the material being tested on. The course will be six hours and full of material based on the SHRM body of knowledge.

Facilitator: Linda Bailey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


HRCI Certification Class – PHR & SPHR (Full Day)

Sunday, August 30, 2020
8:00am - 5:00pm
PDC's and/or Re-certification credits will NOT be awarded for this session.

**Please Note: This pre-conference session is included as an option with the Premium and VIP All-Access Upgrades. If you are purchasing an upgrade, DO NOT select your Pre-Conference Session during check-out. You will receive a follow-up e-mail with instructions on how to register for your selected Pre-Conference Session**

Certification is the badge of our profession. Employers large and small are increasingly seeking human resource professionals with the capabilities to be an effective contributing partner to the bottom line. Earning your PHR or SPHR certification provides assurance to your employer that you are HR smart, dedicated to your profession and have the tools to be successful in today’s workplace.

The Pre-Conference HR Florida Certification Prep Class is presented by a team of leading HR professionals. Primary focus of the day is key concepts of all the functional areas from the HR body of knowledge. The prep class also offers test taking tips and what to expect on exam day. Attendees will get the benefit of experienced facilitators, peer-to-peer interaction, and a structured classroom environment to enhance learning.

You will also have the opportunity to share real work experiences with your fellow HR professionals. Notebooks are provided with all presentations along with access to an on-line final exam.

Make the commitment now to take your career to the next level.

Facilitator: Suzanne Lemen, SHRM-SCP, SPHR & Meghan Richardson, PHR


Perceptions and Strategic Power: HR Behavior That Undercuts its Influence in the C-Suite (Half Day)

Sunday, August 30, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
This session has been approved for 3 SHRM PDC’s and 3 HRCI Business Credits

**Please Note: This pre-conference session is included as an option with the Premium and VIP All-Access Upgrades. If you are purchasing an upgrade, DO NOT select your Pre-Conference Session during check-out. You will receive a follow-up e-mail with instructions on how to register for your selected Pre-Conference Session**

HR trades on its credibility to influence the decision-makers of organizations regarding the issues that are the most impactful on the organization's strategic goals. Ironically, sometimes HR's good attributes can be perceived in ways not conducive to engendering respect and credibility. Even the most experienced and highly capable HR professionals can be caught unaware by how their behaviors and habits, including the issues and data they highlight and how they engage with the C-suite, may be impeding their ability to wield the strategic influence they desire to have.

Using fascinating perception-defying images as discussion touch points, participants in this highly engaging and interactive workshop will have the rare opportunity of examining themselves, their focuses, habits, and their communication styles from different perspectives, particularly those most likely to be in the minds of the various members of the top echelon of an organization.

Through case studies as well as examples gleaned from participant dialogue, HR professionals will do a deep-dive into how fragile and elusive positive perspectives of HR by the C-suite can be. Participants will leave with a definite action plan, tailored to their unique situations, for how they can ensure the maximum influence over the strategic issues in their own organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to position behaviors like flexibility, ability to multi-task, and positivity to ensure credibility and propel action.
  • Discover how nuanced understanding of complex issues and highlighting those issues most tied to ultimate success establish trust and create a level of acceptance between equals in the board room.
  • Develop your own action plan to enhance immediately your professional standing and influence with the decision-makers of their organizations.

J. Lenora Bresler, J.D., CSP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


The Right Way to Pay: A Study Session on the Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage & Hour Policies (Half Day)

Sunday, August 30, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
This session has been approved for 3 SHRM PDC’s and 3 HRCI General Credits

**Please Note: This pre-conference session is included as an option with the Premium and VIP All-Access Upgrades. If you are purchasing an upgrade, DO NOT select your Pre-Conference Session during check-out. You will receive a follow-up e-mail with instructions on how to register for your selected Pre-Conference Session**

The Wage & Hour Division of the Department of Labor collected $322 million in back wages during 2019. That is an average of $883,000 per day across the US! Are you confident in your organization’s current pay practices? Are your leaders trained on the basics of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)?

This hands-on session is designed to give an in-depth look at all aspects of the FLSA and how to ensure compliance. In this course, we will discuss the history of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and its impact on today's workplace. Administering such Wage & Hour policies as overtime, exempt status, travel pay, breaks and meals, and more are an essential knowledge set for HR professionals and organizational leaders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the history of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Wage & Hour Division of the Department of Labor, and their impact on today's workplace.
  • Study the details of Wage & Hour policies, including overtime, exempt status, travel pay, breaks and meals.
  • Work in a group setting to practice the hands-on application of Wage & Hour policies.

Sarah Laboranti


Developing Skills for Recruiting, Retaining, and Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce (Half Day)

Sunday, August 30, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
This session has been approved for 3 SHRM PDC’s and 3 HRCI General Credits

**Please Note: This pre-conference session is included as an option with the Premium and VIP All-Access Upgrades. If you are purchasing an upgrade, DO NOT select your Pre-Conference Session during check-out. You will receive a follow-up e-mail with instructions on how to register for your selected Pre-Conference Session**

HR plays a critical role in increasing an organization's bottom line, while simultaneously impacting its vision, mission, and goals. This program will positively impact those key areas by developing and implementing recruiting, retention, and management strategies that will increase individual and organizational value, with a focus on aligning those responsibilities across all business units. Learners will understand how to leverage these strategies to positively effect different business functions across their organization and enter into critical partnerships with other departments, while focusing on the target of achieving larger organizational goals. This program will help to improve participant's skills in strategic planning that are crucial to capacity building, increasing critical thinking around performance management, and develop overall leadership effectiveness.

Learning Objectives:

  • More effectively analyze an organization's recruiting, retention, and management processes through the objective use of surveys/questions.
  • Understand the latest trends in recruiting, retaining, and managing multi-generational employees and develop the competencies necessary to increase those key areas throughout the organization.
  • Develop organizational key performance indicators for recognizing hidden leaders, developing talent, and increasing retention through the use of multi-generational management strategies.

Tom Topping, SHRM-CP


Toxic: How Your Organizational Culture Might Be Killing You and What You Can Do About It (Half Day)

Sunday, August 30, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm
This session has been approved for 3 SHRM PDC’s and 3 HRCI General Credits

**Please Note: This pre-conference session is included as an option with the Premium and VIP All-Access Upgrades. If you are purchasing an upgrade, DO NOT select your Pre-Conference Session during check-out. You will receive a follow-up e-mail with instructions on how to register for your selected Pre-Conference Session**

Organizational culture is one of the most important areas that human resource leaders need to focus on, yet it is often overlooked and easily misunderstood. When ignored and poorly managed, the culture of an organization can lead to a toxic environment that has a detrimental impact on people and results. But it does not have to be this way. You can take intentional steps to cultivate a thriving culture that brings out the best in people. In this session, you will be provided with an understanding of the role that culture plays in helping your people and organization achieve extraordinary results. You will be equipped with actionable tools, resources, and a framework for building a thriving culture that enhances employee morale, productivity, and engagement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of what organizational culture is and why it is so important to the overall success of an organization.
  • Identify the various types of organizational cultures and understand the dangerous effects that a toxic culture can have on people, productivity, and results.
  • Learn how to implement a framework for developing a thriving organizational culture that enhances employee morale, productivity, and engagement.

Jeremy Couch, Ed. D.

 

 

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