The 2019 program will be certified for a minimum of 16 SHRM PDC's & HRCI Re-certification Credits.

Concurrent Sessions

Our comprehensive program is designed to give you the full range of an HR education. From the basics that every HR professional needs, to the innovative ideas that are changing how you work, our 100+ sessions have something for everyone at every level.

Our 100+ concurrent sessions are organized into ten tracks:
Business Management & Strategy
Workplace Planning and Employment
HR Development
Compliance
Compensation & Benefits
Employee & Labor Relations
Risk Management
Global HR & HR Science
Masters Series
Professional Development

Schedule by Track

Schedule/Sessions/Speakers subject to change.

Business Management & Strategy

Monday | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Performance Measurement & Benchmarking - Why It Is Important
Susan Boyer

Monday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stop waiting for your invitation: Drive growth and engage strategically today
Lori Kleiman

Monday | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
The Value of Creating a Culture of Engagement and Retention
Christopher Mulligan

Monday | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Strategies for How HR Can Reinvent Themselves
Shirley Davis

Monday | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
The future of HR: Thinking and Acting Strategically
J Lenora Bresler, J.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Tuesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and the Strategic Role of HR in Your Company's Growth
Tsila Blomberg

Tuesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
We Are Hired To Do A Job, But Paid To Achieve Results™
Jack Gottlieb

Tuesday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
HR Metrics the Matter: How to Educate, Facilitate and Motivate
Seth Davies

Tuesday | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Yes You Do Have a Crystal Ball:Business Megatrends Impacting Human Capital
Lori Kleinman

Tuesday | 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
How to Design and Implement a Successful Strategic Management Development Initiative
Mack Muro

Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Strategic Planning - Addressing Total Rewards from the Top Down
Matthew Snook

Wednesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Growing Your Human Capital Analytics Capabilities
Fiona Jamison

Wednesday | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Strategy matters. People matter more.
Audrey Mcguckin

Wednesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Betcha didn't see that Comin': Anticipating Future Trends that will Affect Organizational Strategy
J. Lenora Bresler

Compensation & Benefits

Monday | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
"Negotiate Your Best Possible Price" Group Health Insurance - How the Market Really Works
Constance Chiara

Monday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Case for Financial Wellness... Taking Financial Wellness Programs to Organizations and Employees
Brent Hines

Monday | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
5 Steps to Your Best Open Enrollment Ever
Misty Guinn

Monday | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Using Healthcare Benefits as a Strategic Tool to Recruit in an Almost Zero Unemployment World
Marybeth  Gray

Monday | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Real World Wellness: 5 Keys to Engagement, Application and Outcomes
Brad Cooper, Steve Percival

Tuesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Shhhh - It’s a Secret!!  Privacy and Security for Your Employee Benefit Plans
Melanie  Hancock-Brown

Tuesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Learning from Best in Class Employers - Using Benchmarking Data Analytics to Attract & Retain Talent
Nicole Negvesky

Tuesday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rewarding Performance: What Must Go RIght & What Often Goes Wrong
Robert Greene

Tuesday | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Top 10 List. What Every HR Professional Needs to Know About Medicare & Social Security
Thomas Wright

Tuesday | 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Employee Financial Wellness Without Breaking the Benefits Bank
Phillip Senderowitz

Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Health and Welfare Benefit Trends: If it sounds too good to be true …is it?
Kirsten Vignec

Wednesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Do Not Repeat the Same Wage and Hour Mistakes in 2019
Andrew McLaughlin

Wednesday | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
The Human Aspect of Cybersecurity
Patrick Craven

Wednesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
A Better Educated Workforce: Making Tuition Assistance Your Most Powerful Benefit
Dale Leatherwood

Compliance

Monday | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Navigating the Leave of Absence Maze: Understanding the FMLA and the ADA
Marina Galatro

Monday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
An Employers Obligations to Mental Health Under the ADA
Allison Osborn D'Amour

Monday | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Data Security, ERISA, and the Plight of the Benefits Professional
Gregg Moran

Monday | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HR's Winning Talent Strategies for Leading Digital Transformation!
Angie Brainard, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Monday | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Telemedicine, On-Site Clinics, Second Opinions and other new benefits - Avoid the Traps
Jay Kirschbaum

Tuesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Debunked! New Wage Garnishment Myths
Corrinne Flores

Tuesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
How to Use Data to Fight Workplace Harassment
Andrew Jennings

Tuesday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christmas in August: Best Practices to Avoid Employment Law Liability During the Holidays
Dee Anna Hays

Tuesday | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tax Reform’s Impact on Benefit Plans: What Employers Need to Know
Daniel Kuperstein

Tuesday | 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
OUCH! Handling Workplace Injuries: Workers’ Compensation, OSHA, Leave, and Accommodation Issues
Phillip Russell, Dee Anna Hays

Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Heroes in the Workplace – HR Issues Presented by Veterans and Military Spouses at the Office
Matthew Hall

Wednesday | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Employer Immigration Compliance Issues in the Trump Era: Form I-9 and Beyond
Deirdre Nero

Wednesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
What Would You Do? Hear and React to Testimony About a Medical Condition Impacting Job Performance
Tasos Paindiris

Employee & Labor Relations

Monday | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Conducting Lawful Investigations: Facing New Challenges, Refining Your Techniques & Avoiding Pitfalls 
Jonathan Beckerman & Kimberly Doud

Monday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Whistling While You Work: an In-Depth Overview of Florida's Public and Private Whistleblower Acts
Damon Kitchen

Monday | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
The Engagement Trifecta - Beat the Odds and Create a Winning Culture
Julie Ann Sullivan

Monday | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More (Diversity)
Robert  Lemon

Tuesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Labor & Employment law: What will get you sued in 2019.
David Miklas

Tuesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
We've Hired Them, How Can we Keep Them?  Onboarding is a TEAM SPORT, not just HR
Darlene Goddard

Tuesday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Navigating Gender Transition in the Workplace
Kenneth Knox

Tuesday | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The HR Nightmare: The Socially Deficient but Technically Skilled Employee
Timothy Kowalski

Tuesday | 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Religious Accommodations: Employee Rights, Practices and Accommodations
Majda Rahmanovic, Thania Clevenger

Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Understanding the Union Triangle
Eduardo Suarez-Solar

Wednesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Effective Workplace Interventions for Decision Makers…With a special focus on Mediation
Sheryle Woodruff, Sergio Delgado

Wednesday | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Addressing Employee Separations and Hiring When Active Restrictive Covenants Are in Play.  
Gregory Brown, Jeffrey  Wilcox

Wednesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
In Search of the Truth: Foolproof Interview Techniques   
Grant Petersen, Ina Young

HR Science/Global

Monday | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Inclusive Leadership: 21st Century Mindsets, Models, and Competencies Every Leader Needs
Shirley Davis

Monday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
How to Humanistically Handle Bad Bullying Bosses
Jennifer Hancock

Monday | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Learning to Lead Change and Engage Stakeholders for the HR Professional 
Barbara Trautlein

Monday | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Emotional Intelligence - an indispensable tool for HR professionals
Sven Gade

Monday | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Managing Pharmacy Costs
Val De Jesus

Tuesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Get Ready For Generation Z (iGeneration) Why bosses won't 'like' Generation Z
Mohamed Mesbah

Tuesday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Survivor – Interview Island; Don’t Vote off your Next Best Hire
Dave Thompson

Tuesday | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Employee Data Privacy Worldwide
Grant Petersen

Tuesday | 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
How to Design a Centralized Global Recruitment Strategy That Works
Angie Brooks

Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Understanding Behavior Styles to Increase Profits and Productivity
Lisa Perez

Wednesday | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Defrost: Warm up your organizational thermostat and heat up profits!
Frances Rios

HR Development

Monday | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Leading From Where You Are
Suzanne Lemen

Monday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Let's All Learn From Uber's Stupidity
Megan Richardson

Monday | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Pivot Point: Prepping HR Leaders to Deal with Change without Sacrificing Results
Shawn Rhodes

Monday | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The 5 Keys to Genuine Employee Engagement
Thomas Topping

Monday | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Data Driven Recruiting 
Justin Libak

Tuesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Don’t Hold People Accountable—Develop Accountable People
Beth Hannan

Tuesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
The Fine Line between Stressed & Disengaged Employees
Gary Cassidy

Tuesday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humans Wanted!  Robots Need You 
Tammy Davidson

Tuesday | 1:30 am - 2:30 pm
Bridging the Generational Divide: Increasing Engagement & Motivation through Authentic Leadership
Abram Walton

Tuesday | 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Building a Strong Organizational Culture  
Cathy Bush

Wednesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
What’s Hot - Exploring Current Issues in the Modern Workplace
Lisa McGlynn

Wednesday | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Implementing an Effective Onboarding Strategy
Brett Owens

Wednesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Leading and Perfecting the Business Case for Your Wellness Program
Kim Farmer

Professional (Personal) Development

Monday | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Secrets to Maximizing Employee and Team Performance
Jason Treu

Monday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
What To Do With Your Seat at the Table: Using Power for Flourishing  
Amy Lein

Monday | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Uncover the Valuable Leader in You.
Velma Knowles

Monday | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Changing Landscape of the Workplace: Recruiting, Managing & Retaining 5 Generations 
Scott Lesnick

Monday | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Your Value Proposition – Identifying and Understanding Your Strengths and Motivations for Leadership
Rebecca Bratton

Tuesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Sales Skills for Consultants
Brandon Allen

Tuesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
10 Things You Should Never Do As A Leader  
Sandra Geroux

Tuesday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leading By Influence:How to Get Enthusiastic Buy In And Cooperation Even If You Don't Have Authority
Paul Endress

Tuesday | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Five Ways Our Employees Drive Us Crazy
Wendy Sellers

Tuesday | 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
The Good, Bad, and Ugly: Creating an Open Feedback Culture
Lora Haines

Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
You don’t need to be Certified or have an MBA – unless you want a successful career in HR!
Robert Garcia

Wednesday | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
The Secret Sauce to Millennial Engagement: It’s Not About Happy Hour and Avocado Toast
MaryBeth Hyland

Wednesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Self-Care is NOT Selfish:  Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue
Kay Glidden, Beth Reynolds-Lewis

Risk Management

Monday | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
How to Legally Conduct Social Media Background Investigations to Protect Your Company from Risk
Mario Pecoraro

Monday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Top 5 Aspects of Your Retirement Plan You Should Examine this Year
Andrew Zito

Monday | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
How to Control your Unemployment Insurance Costs
JoLynn Haresign

Monday | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Your Employees (and Candidates) Are On Drugs. Their CHEATING. Your DAMAGE. Your SOLUTION
Andy Masters

Monday | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Planning Investigations of #MeToo Allegations
Max Dubroff, Christine Cave

Tuesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
JEOPARDY - The DOs and DON'Ts of Background Screening and Compliance
Christine Cunneen

Tuesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio – Wait, Who Is Joe DiMaggio?
William Grob

Tuesday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"When Domestic Violence Comes to Work: How leaders can reduce risk and support victims."
Kelly Morrow Baez, PhD, LPC, NCC

Tuesday | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
When Employees Return From Leave, The Journey Continues
Ignacio Garcia

Tuesday | 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Changing Florida Regulations and Unemployment Cost Management
Matt Kaufer

Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Surviving the Equal Pay Act and the “Me Too!” Environment
Janet Goldberg McEnery

Wednesday | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
The Third Wave: The Future of Work, Engagement, Inclusion & Happiness
Devin Hughes

Workforce Planning & Employment

Monday | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Your Career Future: Where Can HR Take You? Maximize Your HR Potential!
Tom Shea & Maureen Shea

Monday | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Driving Employee Engagement and Workplace Diversity Through Mentor 2.0 Work
Julie Kantor

Monday | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
7 Things You Need To Do To Develop Your Team
Lydia Pagan-Limardo

Monday | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Building a Strong Relationship with your Hiring Manager through the Intake Session
Jodi Brandstetter

Monday | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Linking Talent Management and Professional Development to the Organizational Strategy
Lisa Harder

Tuesday | 7:00 am - 8:00 am
How To Create Irresistible Offers That Make Your Organization The Obvious Choice For Top Candidates
Paul Endress

Tuesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Veterans in the Workforce
Hon. Gregory P Holder

Tuesday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Improving Employee Engagement and Retention through Your Managers
Anne Tomkinson

Tuesday | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Implementing An Effective Succession Plan Focused On Today's Workforce
Lisa Perez

Tuesday | 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Delegation: A Learned Competency That Maximizes Leadership Capacity!
Dick Daniels, Ph.D

Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Undercover HR
Jenni Stone

Wednesday | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Let's Talk About 'Sex': Embracing Nondiscrimination of LGBT Employees
Allison Kahn

Wednesday | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Truth or Dare: Winning the Game Leadership Lies Make You Play
Monica Wofford

     

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