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Morning Keynote
Workshop
Session 2 Breakouts
Session 3 Breakouts

Time
 
  Program
 
7:30 to 8:15
 
  Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
8:15 to 8:30
 
  Welcome
 
8:30 to 9:30  

Morning Keynote

Dr. Rick Rigsby - Making an Impact

We live an era of astonishing technology, instant information and rampant social networking. Despite the epidemic advances that ushered in a new millennium, cultural critics argue that society has never been more shallow in communication and more superficial in appearance. In fact, Dr. Rick Rigsby argues that for many organizations, appearance—or what he refers to as impression—has become the new corporate wardrobe.

We invite you to rediscover what is really important and meaningful—not only in your professional career but in your personal life as well. Join Dr. Rigsby as he shares the wisdom of past generations—wisdom that will inspire, motivate, and empower you to make an impact rather than an impression!

9:30 to 10:00
 
  Break
 
 
10:00 to Noon
 

Workshop

Dr. Rick Rigsby - Shared Leadership - Building Cultural Value Through Collaboration

 

Effective leaders maximize efficiency because they always—without exception—place team first. 

Leadership expert John Maxwell was quoted as saying, “One is too small a number to achieve greatness.” Great leaders learn how to build cultural value through working together. 

In this workshop, we will explore how to implement the theoretical construct of teamwork into a profitable practice.

Workshop learning objectives:

I. Barriers to Working Together
Autocratic Leadership
Lack of Leadership Training
Self-Righteous Leadership
II. Build Value in Working Together
Collaboration: The Key to Team-Building
Are You a Collaborative Leader?
Building A Collaborative Culture
III. The Essence of Teamwork
The Greatest Teamwork Lesson Ever Taught
Building a Culture of Trust
Building a Culture of Innovation

Noon to 1:00
 
  Lunch
 
 1:00 to 1:15
 
  Break
 
 
1:15 to 2:30
 

Breakout Session 1

 

1-A Winning the War for Talent 

Chris Czarnik, Career Research Group 

The shortage of talent businesses are experiencing has been a mathmatical certainty for over 40 years.  Most businesses chose not to pay attention to the math, and the economic crisis of 2008 gave employers a false sense of security - that there would always be a line of people for every job opening.

It's a mathematical certainty that over the next decade, there simply aren't enough people to fill all the open jobs in our country.  Employees now have choices and there is a "war" going on for talented and dependable people.

Attendees of this program will learn important steps to become and remain an "Employer of Choice" - a place talented people want to go to work... and more importantly stay!

 


 

1-B  Finding Your Way in the Modern Compensation Data Landscape

Summer Rector, The QTI Group 

In today’s tight labor market, one of the top reported reasons for employee turnover is compensation. Having an effective compensation program that aligns with your organization’s business strategy is essential, but where do you start? What can you do if you’re lost in finding the right data?

In this informational session, Summer will discuss the recent trends impacting the modern compensation data landscape, and what your organization - no matter the size - can do to make sure you have what it takes to win the war for talent. Gain a better understanding of how to successfully navigate today’s market data and how your organization can use this data to advance business strategies.

Participants will learn:

  1. What the modern compensation data landscape looks like
  2. How to decide which data source path(s) is best for your organization
  3. How to use compensation data to make hiring and retention decisions



 

 

 

1-C Employment Law Update

Jennifer Mirus and Brian Goodman, Boardman & Clark Law Firm

Recent political developments at the federal and state level could significantly shape the direction of key employment laws.  Despite a divided government at the state and local level, laws that affect our workplaces continue to evolve at all levels, and HR professionals need to stay a step ahead to avoid problems and effectively assess how changes in the laws affect their workplaces.  
 
The Annual Legal Update will provide an overview of developments in several major areas of HR law and will help you identify the issues you need to know to be an effective business partner in your organization.  This information–packed session will leave you better equipped to assess your organization’s needs for HR legal compliance.  

Participants will learn:
  1. Key developments under the new governor’s administration, including the potential impact on employment laws and enforcement  
  2. Key federal and state legislative and regulatory developments 
  3. How recent judicial cases might affect your practices in regard to harassment, disabilities, wage and hours, and more



 

 

 2:30 to 2:45   Break
 
2:45 to 4:00
 

Breakout Session 2



2-A   Smoke and Mirrors: Separating Real Trends from Fads in Benefits Strategies

Mary Jo Spiekerman SHRM-SCP, SPHR and Mike Johnson, Hausmann Johnson Insurance 


Are you struggling to attract and retain the talent you need to meet your business goals? You are not alone. For many of us it’s been a decade since we experienced this situation. Updating your employee benefit and policy offerings may be a game changer for you, and there are many new designs and ideas  you can consider.

Participants will learn:

  1. The realities of recruiting challenges in Wisconsin in 2019
     
  2. Cutting edge employee insurance benefit design
     
  3. HR policies and practices that attract and retain today’s worker
 








 


 


2-B Adult Learning “Better” Practices in Diversity & Inclusion

Jacqui Regenbogen, PhD, CUNA Mutual Group 


Diversity & Inclusion professionals share a passion for our subject matter and a deep desire to improve workplace climates for all in our drive for equity. Sometimes, however, with our zeal and extensive contextual knowledge we get in our own way of meeting adult learners where they are. Consequently, our best intentions actually can keep us from accomplishing our goals.

All attending will have the opportunity to assess the current D&I learning opportunities they offer and practice applying adult learner “better” practices to them to produce more effective D&I learning outcomes. The session will contain multiple learning modalities, including sharing of information from the facilitator as well as facilitated discussion. 

Attendees will learn to identify six characteristics essential to designing learning opportunities for adults:

  • adult learner experience
  • self-direction & motivation
  • relevance
  • practical application
  • readiness 
  • goal orientation

 

 

 


 

2-C Employment Law Update

Jennifer Mirus and Brian Goodman, Boardman & Clark Law Firm 

Recent political developments at the federal and state level could significantly shape the direction of key employment laws.  Despite a divided government at the state and local level, laws that affect our workplaces continue to evolve at all levels, and HR professionals need to stay a step ahead to avoid problems and effectively assess how changes in the laws affect their workplaces.  
 
The Annual Legal Update will provide an overview of developments in several major areas of HR law and will help you identify the issues you need to know to be an effective business partner in your organization.  This information–packed session will leave you better equipped to assess your organization’s needs for HR legal compliance.  

Participants will learn:
  1. Key developments under the new governor’s administration, including the potential impact on employment laws and enforcement  
  2. Key federal and state legislative and regulatory developments 
  3. How recent judicial cases might affect your practices in regard to harassment, disabilities, wage and hours, and more
 

 

 4:00 to 5:00   Networking Reception
     




 

 

 

 

 


 

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