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Keynotes

Wednesday Keynote Lunch - "Connecting Your Way to the Big Top"
by Robert English

Key Objectives

  1. Intentionally create specific goals for any learning situation with an accountability plan
  2. Improve awareness of their personal growth needs and their organization needs to increase their impact on the orga…Read more »

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Thursday Lunch Keynote - "Leading to Win"
by Matt Birk

Leadership is the X-factor for any organization. In the NFL, it is the difference between winning and losing. In business, leadership determines success or failure. Although every organization has people in leadership positions, that doesn’t…Read more »

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Closing Keynote - "Closing the Gap Between Average & Excellence"
by DR. Samuel Jones

All levels of an organization’s leadership team must be clear and impartial about critical business obligations in those challenging times. When things do take a down turn, the main thing no longer becomes the main thing – and no organ…Read more »

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General

Think Less / Achieve More
by Dr. Frank Niles

What holds us back from achieving our goals, at work and in life? It usually comes down to how we think – the stories we tell ourselves about what we can or can’t do and our ability to envision the future and rebound from setbacks. In t…Read more »

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Welcome to the Conference - "The I in Impact"
by Charlotte Strickland

How can an individual impact others in the workplace? There are numerous ways, and each one can tremendously impact the work environment. We will discuss the value of "one," steps to maximizing your impact, and vision of the end product.…Read more »

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Concurrent

Assisting Separating and Retiring Military Officers for Careers in the Civilian Workforce
by Judith Tavano, LERN-CPP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

This program is to assist military officers’ transition from high-level military service to placements in the civilian workforce in which they can thrive and grow. There are a unique need and few resources specifically target assisting these ta…Read more »

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Assisting Separating and Retiring Military Officers for Careers in the Civilian Workforce
by Judith Tavano, LERN-CPP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

This program is to assist military officers’ transition from high-level military service to placements in the civilian workforce in which they can thrive and grow. There are a unique need and few resources specifically target assisting these ta…Read more »

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Be a HR Ringmaster: Strategies & Tips to Take your HR Career to the Next Level
by Tim Orellano, PHR, SHRM-CPDonna Merriweather, SPHR, SHRM-SCPMinnie LenoxDon Marr

Are you at a crossroad in your HR professional career? Have you wondered how to reach your career goals? Whether you are a young professional just starting in HR or an experienced HR professional this session is for you. During this session, you will…Read more »

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Creating a Coaching Culture to Attract and Retain Top Talent
by Corey Stanford, Professional Certified Coach

The economic surge, influx of millennials and increasing demand for highly skilled employees are radically changing the way companies must recreate their culture to remain relevant. Talented employees go to, stay with and thrive in company cultures t…Read more »

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Creating a Coaching Culture to Attract and Retain Top Talent
by Corey Stanford, Professional Certified Coach

The economic surge, influx of millennials and increasing demand for highly skilled employees are radically changing the way companies must recreate their culture to remain relevant. Talented employees go to, stay with and thrive in company cultures t…Read more »

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Creating an Active Shooter Response Plan
by Bernie Mosley

The lecture covers what to do in the event of an active shooter. It includes a brief history of active shooter encounters, the body's response to stress and the actions you should take to improve your chances in surviving an active shooter incident. …Read more »

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Creating an Active Shooter Response Plan
by Bernie Mosley

The lecture covers what to do in the event of an active shooter. It includes a brief history of active shooter encounters, the body's response to stress and the actions you should take to improve your chances in surviving an active shooter incident. …Read more »

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Federal Legal Update
by J. Bruce Cross

This labor and employment law presentation will provide an overview of key employment laws and relevant case law to equip HR professionals with legal insight and analysis on some of the most prevalent employment law issues from 2018. Learning Object…Read more »

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Federal Legal Update
by J. Bruce Cross

This labor and employment law presentation will provide an overview of key employment laws and relevant case law to equip HR professionals with legal insight and analysis on some of the most prevalent employment law issues from 2018. Learning Object…Read more »

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From Planning to Practice: LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace
by Michelle Kaemmerling

In this timely session, Wright Lindsey Jennings’ attorney Michelle Kaemmerling will provide her thoughts and guidance on various topics relating to LGBTQ employees. Michelle Kaemmerling speaks frequently on the topic of gender equity and sexual…Read more »

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Global HR Strategies for Today's Culturally Diverse Workplace
by Sherry Johnson

Business success today often hinges on a company’s ability to bridge cultural differences and build a productive, cohesive workforce spanning multiple countries. Understanding these challenges is the first step towards preparing for them and le…Read more »

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Having Those Difficult Conversations
by Dr. James Guinee

This presentation will focus on specific situations and strategies for dealing with difficult people and/or difficult conversations. You'll laugh (hopefully), you'll cry (maybe not), and you'll take away useful cognitive and behavioral tools. Key Ob…Read more »

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Having Those Difficult Conversations
by Dr. James Guinee

This presentation will focus on specific situations and strategies for dealing with difficult people and/or difficult conversations. You'll laugh (hopefully), you'll cry (maybe not), and you'll take away useful cognitive and behavioral tools. Key Ob…Read more »

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HR: Becoming a Strategic Partner
by Minnie Lenox

We often say that people are our most valuable asset! If that is true, then why isn't HR — which is considered the traditional keeper of the people — not considered a strategic partner? We will look at enhancing HR's credibility…Read more »

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HR: Becoming a Strategic Partner
by Minnie Lenox

We often say that people are our most valuable asset! If that is true, then why isn't HR — which is considered the traditional keeper of the people — not considered a strategic partner? We will look at enhancing HR's credibility…Read more »

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Internships: Bridging the Talent Gap
by Odell Nickelberry, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

This program will provide insight into building a successful Internship Program to bridge the talent gap from those retiring to the new workforce. The discussion will include identifying talent needs to the implementation of the internship program. …Read more »

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It’s Happening! Medical Marijuana in the Arkansas Workplace
by Stuart JacksonErika GeeLee Muldrow

In this session, Wright Lindsey Jennings attorneys will explore the implications of Arkansas’ medical marijuana law in the workplace. The panelists will offer an overview of the current law, recent legislative activity and what to expect as med…Read more »

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Leading through Difficult Change
by Donna Merriweather, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Objective Identifying and taking participants through change and how it can affect them personally and how they can move through it and ultimately become a champion of change. Recognizing change Fear of change Power of Change Relationship chan…Read more »

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Legal Steps to Handle FMLA Abuse
by Elizabeth Wente

HR Departments continue to see a rise in FMLA abuse.  In this presentation, we will discuss: the definition of a serious health condition; the significance of each question on the FMLA Certification; when certification is considered complet…Read more »

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Legal Steps to Handle FMLA Abuse
by Elizabeth Wente

HR Departments continue to see a rise in FMLA abuse.  In this presentation, we will discuss: the definition of a serious health condition; the significance of each question on the FMLA Certification; when certification is considered complet…Read more »

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Restoring Civility & Respect in the Workplace
by Kathleen McComber, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP

Research has shown a civil and respectful workplace is related to greater job satisfaction, greater perceptions of fairness, a more positive attitude, improved morale, better teamwork, greater interest in personal development, engagement in problem r…Read more »

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Restoring Civility & Respect in the Workplace
by Kathleen McComber, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP

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Send in the Lawyers! State Legislative Update & "Ask an Attorney" Panel
by H. Wayne Young, J.D.Dan Herrington

Two employment law attorneys and a moderator will start the discussion with top legal trends to watch in employment law for 2019. The floor will then be open to addressing questions from the attendees regarding legal issues with compliance. With the …Read more »

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Step Right Up: Winning Strategies for Employee Handbook and Policy Updates in 2019
by Kimberly HodgesDee Anna Hayes

Set your organization up for success by updating your employee handbook and workplace policies to comply with the ever-changing legal landscape. The NLRB’s approach to handbooks is changing significantly. Likewise, EEO policies may need to be e…Read more »

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Step Right Up: Winning Strategies for Employee Handbook and Policy Updates in 2019
by Kimberly HodgesDee Anna Hayes

Set your organization up for success by updating your employee handbook and workplace policies to comply with the ever-changing legal landscape. The NLRB’s approach to handbooks is changing significantly. Likewise, EEO policies may need to be e…Read more »

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The Future of HR: Promoting Business Success in a Changing Global Workplace
by Sherry Johnson

As an HR professional, you can play a significant role in promoting the success of your organization by understanding your business objectives and the changing environment — nationally and globally — in which you compete. In thi…Read more »

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The Magic of Mojo in Employee Engagement
by Andrea Rabeneck, SHRM-SCP, PHRStephanie Cumley, SHRM-CP

We will explore why organizations should care about employee engagement and the impact it can have on an organization. Engagement is more than a work schedule and a paycheck. Fostering an environment of engagement builds a strong organizational cultu…Read more »

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The Tax Consequences of Employee Benefits
by Patrick McAlpine

Human resource professionals are faced with a myriad of challenges in administering employee benefits. Several tax consequences may emerge if there are missteps along the way in implementing and properly monitoring each plan throughout the extended l…Read more »

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This is Your Circus and Those I-9 Forms are your Monkeys
by Sheila Moss, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

The federal government recommends that all employers conduct self-audits of their forms I-9. If you are unsure about the procedures surrounding this process, you could cause more mistakes than you correct. We will explore guidance on self-audits in a…Read more »

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This is Your Circus and Those I-9 Forms are your Monkeys
by Sheila Moss, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

The federal government recommends that all employers conduct self-audits of their forms I-9. If you are unsure about the procedures surrounding this process, you could cause more mistakes than you correct. We will explore guidance on self-audits in a…Read more »

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Walking the Tight Rope of Compensation: "What is Your Safety Net"
by Tim Orellano, PHR, SHRM-CP

Summary Compensation is a top priority and focal point of the Dept. of Labor including EEOC, OFCCP, plaintiff’s attorneys and numerous states who are initiating their own compensation related laws. The pay gap and identified compensation dispa…Read more »

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