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.

Day 01 full schedule

August 25, 2019

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

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

PDC's and/or Re-certification credits will NOT be awarded for this session.

HRCI Certification Class –PHR & SPHR (Full Day)

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.

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

PDC's and/or Re-certification credits will NOT be awarded for this session.

Motivation-Based Interviewing - Interviewer Training for Hiring High Performers (Full Day)

Commonly, interviewers assume a candidate's skills are the best indicator of his performance level; but in reality, it is not so. Many hiring mistakes can be traced back to interviewers who use the wrong criteria in deciding what makes someone a High Performer. This fast-paced, high interactive, comprehensive workshop teaches motivation-based interviewing (MBI). It provides interviewers with easy-to-use, yet highly effective, interviewing techniques to enable them to hire High Performers.

Facilitator: Carol Quinn

This session has been approved for 7 PDC’s and 7 HRCI General Credits

How Vision Boarding Can Rejuvenate Strategic Planning (Half Day | AM)

Research indicates that most organizations fail to meet their strategic goals. There is little interest or enthusiasm around the goals or the process that generated them. Tell someone it's time for the annual strategic planning meeting and you will probably hear a resigned sigh of resignation. But tell them you're going to host a vision boarding event and everyone is all in! Vision boarding for personal and professional reasons is all the rage and a successful way to set goals.

Facilitator: J. Lenora Bresler

This session has been approved for 3 PDC’s and 3 HRCI Business Credits

Strategic Planning for Well-Being and Engagement (Half Day | AM)

If you have ever wondered what program could give your organization an extra competitive advantage in cost savings, employee retention, corporate social responsibility, and increased productivity, then this session is for you.

Facilitator: Amanda Main

This session has been approved for 3 PDC’s and 3 HRCI Business Credits

A Seat at the Table is Great, but the Real Work Happens Away from the Table (Half Day | PM)

HR won't convince the executive team they should be involved in strategic business decisions simply by being at the table. The real work happens away from the table. It is building connections and commitment, which brings powerful credibility to HR. We will explore how strategic HR can influence leadership that drives progress and business success.

Facilitator: Carol Anderson

This session has been approved for 3 PDC’s and 3 HRCI Business Credits

Are you Sherlock Holmes or Inspector Clouseau? Conducting Workplace Investigations

Do you know what triggers an employer’s legal duty to conduct a workplace investigation? What are the Do’s and Don’ts of an effective investigation? This presentation will cover the roadmap for investigating internal complaints, as well as when, why and how you may want to deviate from that roadmap without being thrown off course. As part of the post-nup process, we will talk about what you might need to do if discipline or termination is in order. Also, be prepared to sharpen your skills when we use a typical real-life scenario to conduct a mock workplace investigation. Facilitator: Facilitator: Janet Goldberg McEnery, Esq. This session has been approved for 3 PDC’s and 3 HRCI Business Credits

Facilitator: Janet Goldberg McEnery, Esq. This session has been approved for 3 PDC’s and 3 HRCI Business Credits




Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center