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A Clear Vision of the Future

Arkansas SHRM 2021 HR Conference & Expo

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Sessions, Programs & Keynotes


Vision of the Future of HR
by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-CP

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Composed: The Heart and Science of Leading Under Pressure
by Dr. Rob McKenna

Key Objectives An increased capacity to recognize the high-pressure moments when they come and their tendencies and habits in those moments. A recognition of their greatest strengths under pressure and the strategies that will help. Su…Read more »

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Why Can't Everybody Just Get Along?!
by Christine Cashen

Key Points Information Coming Soon. Summary With her incredibly humorous and relatable style, Christine gives you the tools to identify, understand and approach conflict creatively. Your audience will discover the secrets to defuse anyone in…Read more »

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All Things COVID

In this session, we’ll talk about where Arkansas stands in terms of vaccinations, hospitalizations and deaths; the variants we’ve seen and the variants we might see in the future; factors to consider when deciding whether to mandate vacci…Read more »

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EEOC Update

As Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Janet Dhillon will bring examples and cases from recent actions at the Commission.  She will provide employers with helpful tips for compliance with new regulations. She will also d…Read more »

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General Session Lunch — Inspire, Achieve, Succeed

Summary As one of the nation’s leading sport psychology consultants and peak performance coaches, Dr. Greg Dale provides a wealth of knowledge and practical strategies for anyone interested in enhancing their performance or their environment…Read more »

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How to Maintain High-Touch Relationships in High-Tech Times

Key Objectives Information Coming Soon. Summary From Facebook to email and texting, technology has taken over as the primary means of communication. Yet conversations are still a crucial part of relationship-building, both professionally and…Read more »

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The Future of Work and Workforce Designs

Key Objectives Explore best practices for HR leaders navigating a workplace where humans and technology work collaboratively. Ensuring that valuable human capital is retained to preserve the integrity of the organization. Expand their und…Read more »

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#UsToo: How #MeToo Has Changed the HR Landscape
by Cindy KolbAmber BagleyMissy Duke

Key Objectives Identify unlawful harassment in the workplace and understand legal obligations of employers. Analyze best policies, practices, and communications to mitigate risk to the company. Implement proactive steps to enable your com…Read more »

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Apprenticeships — at the Intersection of Capability and Opportunity
by Lonnie Emard

The Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) is a non-profit organization created to support all companies in the state of Arkansas that employ technology professionals.  Our mission, working with the Office of Skills Development, is to develop …Read more »

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Are You Who You Say You Are: How Recruiting Affects your Employer Brand
by Chris Nichols

Key Objectives This presentation will enhance your ability to analyze your candidate experience through a detailed look at progressive solutions and analysis techniques. The onboarding experience for many new employees is the difference betw…Read more »

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Bringing Your Compensation Plan Into Focus
by Angelique O’Bryan, MBA, GPHR, SPHRAndrea Rabeneck, SHRM-SCP, PHRStephanie Cumley, PHR, SHRM-CP

Presentation Description With more and more states enacting pay history bans, a heightened focus on equal pay for equal work, and the labor market becoming increasingly more competitive, it is more critical than ever for employers t…Read more »

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Building the Talent Pipeline
by Joe Rollins

Key Objectives Participants who attend this session will be able to: Gain insight into Northwest Arkansas’ collective workforce needs both currently, and through the next decade. Learn about our current collective efforts in Northwe…Read more »

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Creating Champions of Change
by Charles Fields

Key Objectives Defining and Making a Decision for Change Preparing and Planning for Change Change Initiation Measuring, Adjusting, and Sharing Success Summary Have you ever been terrified of implementing a change? The idea of …Read more »

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Cultivating Psychological Safety in Organizational Culture
by Brittany Currier, SHRM-CP

Key Objectives  Understanding how psychological safety affects an organization Knowledge around the positive outcomes to investing in a psychologically safe culture The importance in understanding your employees and teams Tips and…Read more »

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Go BIG or Go Home
by Heidi Hartman

Key Objectives How to influence without formal authority 8 Key ways to enhance your ability to engage and influence others Action plan on how to utilize the 8 keys within your organization Current Powerbase vs. The one you need S…Read more »

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How to Navigate the OSHA and COVID Intersection
by Robert Magri

Key Objectives Understand the Basic Current COVID-19 Guidelines in Place from OSHA and the CDC and how Guidelines Differ from Standards Draft or Update the COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan for their Business Conduct a Documented COVID-19 Ha…Read more »

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HR is Not a People Business! Shifting our Paradigm Toward Business
by Janie Warner, MS-HRM, SHRM-SCP

Key Objectives Explore the business functions of human resources that are more accurately attributed to managing risk. Examine ways to shift the thinking of the corporate office from HR as a people business to HR as a risk management functio…Read more »

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Legislative & Labor Relations Update: Where We've Been & Where We're Going
by J. Bruce Cross

Key Objectives Recognize the impact of the NLRB and recent decisions of the NLRB plan. Plan a strategy for implementation of necessary changes. Identify those areas necessitating training and education for Supervisors/Managers. Summ…Read more »

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Mental Health in the Workplace
by Allison Atkinson, LCSW, CEAP

Key Objectives The cost of mental health in the workplace, Understanding the difference between wellbeing, mental health and mental illness, Workplace strategies for mental health. Summary This session will explore the issues tha…Read more »

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MICROAGGRESSSIONS: Matching Your Values to Your Actions
by Magdalena ArroyoDr. Rickey Booker, Ed. D.Anne Shelley

Key Objectives Participants will leave with: Further clarification and understanding about microaggressions; Strategies and tools to counter microaggressions; Insights and personal strategies to help guide further reflection. Sum…Read more »

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Negligent Hiring and Negligent Retention Claims – Is a Clairvoyant’s Vision Required?
by H. Wayne Young, J.D.

Key Objectives Learn the legal elements and types of proof required for negligent hiring, negligent retention and negligent supervision claims in order to manage against exposure to such claims. Also learn the distinction of vicarious liability…Read more »

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Putting Sense into Incentives
by Katie O'Neill

Key Objectives To understand how employee well-being impacts productivity, retention, and morale. Ideas for increasing engagement in wellness programs. Understanding the culture and framework required to help incentives be more impactful.…Read more »

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Regional Hire: Leverage Local Talent to Create a Sustainable Workforce
by Daniel Villao

Understand the benefits of tapping into the local talent pipeline to create a well-trained, sustainable workforce. Learn how to implement successful Regional Hire practices that support DEI policies and priorities.  Learning Objectives  …Read more »

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Rise 'N' Shine Session - Change Management: How's That Working For You?
by MeLisa Rogers, PhD, SHRM-SCP, CPBA

Sponsored by: Cameron Smith & Associates

Key Objectives Session Objectives as it relates to Developing/Implementing a change management strategy addressing a specific organizational need. By the end of the session participants will be able to: Utilize the P.E.S.T. Factors Model to …Read more »

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SECURE Act - Impact to Retirement Plans
by Bryant Cranford

Key Objectives Evaluate changes in the law Learn about the effective dates/timing for these changes Discuss possible needs to adopt new procedures to comply with SECURE Act Summary This presentation will review the SECURE Act and…Read more »

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Seeing the Whole Person: Preparing Veterans for the Civilian Workforce
by Judith Tavano, LERN-CPP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Key Objectives State a business case for hiring military-connected individuals specific to their organizations; Identify what makes a military-connected individual unique and valuable; Consider a plan for effective recruiting, hiring, and…Read more »

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The Art of Awkward
by Kristi Spaethe

Key Objectives Increased awareness around personal triggers of discomfort Development of a process to use in these encounters Added tools to the "Awkward Toolbox" Focus on Awkward on Purpose Summary As HR Professionals and lea…Read more »

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The Compassion Effect: Engage Differently for Breakthrough Results in 2021
by Nate Regier, PhD

Key Objectives Understand the human and economic cost of workplace drama, negativity, and conflict. List the five misconceptions of compassion that might be holding you back. Describe The Compassion Mindset and how you can use it to engag…Read more »

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Wage and Hour Pitfalls: Common Mistakes that Lead to Litigation
by Jane Kim

Key Objectives An overview of litigation trends in FLSA cases. Wage and hour mistakes that often lead to litigation, including overtime violations. Best practices for compliance. Summary Wage and hour mistakes under the Fair Labo…Read more »

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WiLD Leaders: Whole + Intentional Leader Development
by Dr. Rob McKenna

Key Objectives Information Coming Soon. Summary It is one thing to be inspired to intentionally develop the leaders around us, and another to put processes and systems in place to actually get it done. In this session, Dr. Rob McKenna and Dr…Read more »

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