Arkansas SHRM 2018 HR Conference & Expo
April 4-6 • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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April 4-6 • Hot Springs



Strategies for INNERGY
by Tim Orellano, PHR, SHRM-CP

Staying motivated and creating a motivating and energized environment with your employees and organizations is becoming more challenging in the 21st Century. There are plenty of de-Innergizers. So, how do we Inner-Gize ourselves? In this fun-fille…Read more »

Setting the Tempo for Success
by Paul Vitale

The momentum an individual brings into any environment sets a tempo that affects the end result. During this dynamic presentation, Paul shares concepts that demonstrate the necessity for controlling one’s approach and energy regardless of th…Read more »

HR Leadership Lessons from H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D!
by Andy Masters, MA, CSP

Award-winning author and Leadership expert Andy Masters creatively uses the magical imagery of Hollywood to help HR leaders DEVELOP and EMPOWER their organizations—while defeating succession planning crisis–in this challenging era of h…Read more »

Overcoming Adversity
by Greg Gadson, Colonel

"You don't get to pick your circumstances." This, according to Greg Gadson, is the lesson that he had to learn anew when he faced the toughest circumstances of his life. With unprecedented events affecting organizations all over the country and th…Read more »


8 Keys to Success
by Charlotte Strickland

The seminar highlights the eight essentials of being successful. The essentials include vision, attitude, self-responsibility, etc. The audience hears stories and pertinent examples. They are then given a written instrument which helps them determine…Read more »

Field Presence
by Wes Booker

Get off the bench. Get in the game. Look the part. Know what you are doing. Be a champion!…Read more »

Lean Forward
by DR. Frank Niles

In this powerful talk, social and behavioral scientist, Dr. Frank Niles shows you how to harness the power of visualization to achieve your goals, or what he calls, leaning forward - moving from idea to impact. Funny, insightful, and incredibly pract…Read more »

Me – At Work
by Sheila Moss, SHRM-SCP, SPHRJudith Tavano, LERN-CPP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

There is a lot of talk about meeting employees “where they are.” Some people like this idea; some don’t. But in today’s world, there is an expectation of individualization. It’s in every other part of our lives. Our onli…Read more »


Achieving Best Places To Work
by Peter Burke

Organizations all over Arkansas are committing time and resources to create workplaces where employees love to go to work.  Best Companies Group awards “Best Place To Work” status to over 1,500 organizations a year including those wh…Read more »

Beyond Compliance: Creating a Culture of Inclusion
by Brad Federman

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted over 50 years ago and yet workplace harassment and discrimination is still a persistent problem.  Workplace harassment and discrimination often goes unreported and is a huge cost to businesses.  Isn&…Read more »

Bullies & HR
by Charlotte Strickland

They intimidate, hassle, undermine and terrorize fellow employees. In doing so, they reduce the level of productivity and run off valuable employees. As Human Resources, how do we supervise the bully? As a peer, how do we confront the office bully? T…Read more »

Catching Up with the GIG Workforce
by James Lehman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPA, CPC

The results of recent surveys about the "Gig Economy" find employers and workers are both moving toward a temporary, independent workforce. Among large organizations surveyed, 49% said they increased their use of gig workers in the last five years. I…Read more »

Compensation Interview: "Oh I Didn't Mean to Say That" and Other SALSA Dance Moves to Try
by Tim Orellano, PHR, SHRM-CPSuzanne Keys, SPHR, SHRM-CP

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Creating an Active Shooter Plan
by Bernie Moseley

The purpose of the instruction is to provide the student with the general knowledge of what to do in the event of an active shooter/killer incident.  They will learn the Run, Hide, Fight model and will be exposed to actions they can take to save…Read more »

EEOC Update
by Debra Finney

EEO law is ever changing and there are many changes at the EEOC. This session will address emerging issues, enforcement priorities, new guidance issued, significant litigation and the forecast for the future. Bring any and all questions and get caugh…Read more »

Harassment in the Workplace
by Jess SweereAmber Wilson BagleyCindy Kolb

It’s in the news daily and if you haven’t yet had to deal with allegations of sexual harassment in your workplace, you will. This session on Sexual Harassment will give an overview of federal and state laws pertaining to employees’ …Read more »

How to Become an HR Management Guru
by Allyson Lewis

This is a powerful program offering ideas and solutions for three of the top human resource challenges: change management, talent development, and employee retention. You will receive proven worksheets, tips, tools, and strategies you can use immedia…Read more »

Improving 401k Participation
by Kelly Majdan, MBA, AIF®, QPFC®, CRPS®

Kelly will discuss the role that effective plan design, along with an understanding of behavioral finance, can play to improve participant and plan outcomes.…Read more »

Medical Marijuana
by Stuart JacksonJohn DavisErika Gee

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NLRB Developments
by J. Bruce Cross

The presentation will include the updates pertaining to the recent NLRB decisions and how they will affect employers. Decisions include the overruling of the handbook standard, Brown-Ferris joint employer test, micro-unit bargaining and the DuPont ru…Read more »

On Thin I.C.E.
by Sheila Moss, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

There is another new I-9, but that is not really the headline this year.  Department of Homeland Security announced an increase in the number of agents who handle worksite enforcement (possibly 4 or 5 times as many agents!).  They have also…Read more »

Paychecks Can't Buy Your Passion
by Brad Federman

You may have the bodies, but how many souls have left the building? You cannot buy passion or discretionary effort. Great leaders understand how to build a team, department, and company with associates that want to be there driving the company forwar…Read more »

Performance Leadership
by Karen Leonard

The workshop will allow attendees to visualize and practice various techniques involved in managing and leading to gain optimum performance. The workshop is specifically for human resource managers and staff, who coach and train managers in designing…Read more »

Social Media Recruiting
by Tim McKenna, SPHR, SHRM-CP

This session will cover simple ways to utilize social media to enhance your employment brand and improve your recruiting results regardless of the size of your recruiting budget. Specific focus will be spent on how to set up targeted Facebook ads to …Read more »

Social Media Responsibility
by H Wayne Young, J.D.

Companies all over the state are creating policies around Social Media to manage social media issues in the workplace.  Join Wayne as he addresses recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board as well as federal and state legal principl…Read more »

Veteran Recruiting
by Marvin Hill, BS, MEd

Veteran Recruiting! Why? How? What is the payoff?  Are you a Federal Contractor what are the requirements? Let’s talk.  CSM Marvin Hill will answer these questions and much more regarding recruiting veterans. …Read more »