Conference Pre-Approved for 5.75 General Credit including 4.75 Strategic Credit hours.


Conference Sponsors


Fees & Registration

Schedule & Programs

Networking Reception

Book Sale and Operation Homefront Drive 





View the video from Keynote Presenter Bob Kelleher
Bob Kelleher Paul Wesselmann

 GMA SHRM is excited to announce our 7th Annual Human Capital Conference will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. 

So many changes are impacting our profession and workplace.  This year our conference committee thought it appropriate that our theme and the sessions reflect those changes. Thus our theme for 2012:  The Evolution of Human Resources.

The featured keynote presenters for this years conference are nationally-recognized speakers including a 2011 presenter at the SHRM National Leadership Conference.  Bob Kelleher and Paul Wesselmann are set to deliver two outstanding keynotes.

Also, don't miss your chance to win the new Apple iPad!  The prize, sponsored by Career Momentum will be given away to one attendee at the post event reception sponsored by Delta Dental.

Our 2010 and 2011 Conferences each drew more than 200 human resource professionals. Please join us!


Conference Sponsors

Please help us thank our conference sponsors who make this great event possible.

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Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713
Click here for direction information.

Fees & Registration

Registration Type Before May 11 After May 11
SHRM Chapter Member $125 $145
Non-Member $145 $165
GMA SHRM Members Only Registration    
Online and Printable Registration Form
for non-GMA SHRM Members








This conference has been pre-approved for 5.75 General Credit including 4.75 Strategic Credit hours.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

Click here for important information about HRCI pre-approval.


For detailed session information, go to the Breakout Session Description page or click on a topic below.

Time   Program
7:30 to 8:15   Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 to 8:30   Welcome
8:30 to 9:30   Morning Keynote:  Bob Kelleher - Louder Than Words - 10 practical Employee Engagement Steps... That Drive Results
Pre-approved for strategic credit.
9:30 to 9:45   Break
9:45 to 11:00  

Breakout Session 1

1-A Data-Driven Leadership Development: Ensuring Efficiency of Your Efforts, Trevor Nagle  Pre-approved for strategic credit.
1-B Health Care Reform - Are You Prepared?  Spring 2012 Update, Adam Jensen
1-C Resilience and Renewal: Being Your Best so You can Give Your Best, Lori Gibson

 11:00 to 12:00   Lunch, Announcements and Recognition
 12:00 to 1:00   Afternoon Keynote:  Paul Wesselmann - Leveraging Social Capital: Fresh Approaches to Workplace Relationships
 1:00 to 1:15   Break
 1:15 to 2:30  

Breakout Session 2

2-A Fearless Reviews: Transforming Performance Reviews into Coaching Conversations, Jeff Russell  Pre-approved for strategic credit.
2-B Equal Rights Division: Who, How and Why do I need to know all this stuff?, Tony McGrath, Elizabeth Erickson & John Conway
2-C Employment Law Update, Jennifer Mirus  Pre-approved for strategic credit.

 2:30 to 2:45   Break
 2:45 to 4:00  

Breakout Session 3

3-A Encouraging Inclusion: Leadership and the Art of Nurturing Diversity, Paul Wesselmann
3-B Social Media in the Workplace, Jane Clark
3-C Employment Law Update, Jennifer Mirus  Pre-approved for strategic credit. 

 4:00 to 5:00   Networking Reception

 Networking Reception

Beverages, hors d'oeuvres, new friends, and great prizes await you!  Don't miss your chance to win the new iPad!

Book Sale and Food Drive

For 2012 GMA SHRM is proud to partner with two organizations throughout 2012 to benefit the HR Profession and support our community.


What should I donate?

Care Packages
GMA SHRM will be collecting items for care packages to send to troops now mainly stationed in Afghanistan. Chapter members can bring any item on the Operation Homefront list to the conference drop it in the designated donation box. We will pass along the items to Operation Homefront to include in care packages.

Financial Assistance
Look for special GMA SHRM notices throughout the year to support families of service members financially.  Gas and grocery cards, for example, are much appreciated as families try to make ends meet.

How can I support?

The GMASHRM will have have a book sale at the conference!  For sale will be new and gently used books and DVD that have been donated throughout the program year.

- Professional development books
- Personal development books
- Children’s books
- Fiction
- DVDs

All proceeds will benefit the SHRM Foundation!




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