Featured Keynote Presenters:

Joshua Evans

#1 best selling author in Leadership and Management Training, TEDx Programmer, and
leading expert on company culture and organizational engagement.

Darcy Luoma

Creator of Thoughtfully Fit®, Master Certified Coach, dynamic facilitator, and
inspiring motivational speaker.

Outstanding Breakout Sessions:

Finding Talent: 3 Key Factors to Building Your Reputation as an Employer of Choice – Justin Vajko
Mastering the Art of Delegation: Effectively Leveraging the Talents of Your Team - Jeffrey Russell
Compensation in a Post Pandemic World - Rena Somersan
DEI: Challenges and Success Stories From the Field - Local HR Experts
Annual HR Legal Update - Jennifer Mirus and Brian Goodman

Video Invitation from Joshua Evans

Video Invitation from Darcy Luoma



Conference Sponsors


Health & Safety

Fees & Registration

Schedule & Programs

Networking Reception




The 2022 Human Capital Conference

GMA SHRM is excited to announce its 17th Annual Human Capital Conference will return in person on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI!   

Today’s world and workplace are changing in ways we could never imagine. This disruption is taking a major toll in productivity and engagement regardless of role or industry. Many leaders are struggling to realign and maintain enthusiasm within their organization.

The 2022 Human Capital Conference will help you find solutions to today's HR issues and to celebrate our first live program in over 2 years we are featuring 2 amazing keynote presenters!  

Join in the Fight Against Child Food Insecurity

Bring your food donation items or make a cash donation.  For every 5 items donated or $5 cash donation made you will recieve an entry into our grand prize drawing:  A Sundara Spa Package!

More than 40,000 children are food insecure in southwestern Wisconsin and that number increases when school lunch programs take thier break during summer.  

Nationally, 22 million children have access to free or reduced-cost meals at school. But less than 4 million kids receive similar meals through USDA Summer Food Service Programs, leaving a gap of 18 million children who may not know where their meals will come from over the summer. Help us change that.

As is tradition, our day will conclude with a reception and networking.   We will draw our winner for the Sundara Spa Package from our generous donors to Second Harvest Foodbank.




Conference Sponsors

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






Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713
If special accomodations are needed, please contact the chapter office.
Click here for direction information.

Health & Safety

We are excited to welcome everyone back to in-person events beginning with our Human Capital Conference on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022! In addition to following all government mandates, GMA SHRM is taking additional steps as we meet in person again.

In person meeting safety protocols.  What to expect.

  • Masks are encouraged even if not required by Dane County.
  • Food service protocols to minimize common touch points.  There will be no buffet service.
  • Colored Lanyards will be offered to more easily identify other's comfort levels.
    • Blue - open to normal social distancing and handshakes
    • Gray - prefer to interact from a 6' social distance 
  • Seating will be arranged to maximize the use of space based on attendees.

Fees & Registration

All in person registration options include:
  • 3 Keynote Presentations
  • 2 Breakout Sessions
  • Lunch
Registration Type Before April 30 After April 30  

     GMA SHRM Chapter Member - login required
$129 $149  
$179 $199  
     New Member Special
     Conference Registration and 1 year GMA SHRM Membership
       That's 26 recertification hours for only $200!
$200 $200  



Conference has been approved by SHRM and HRCI for 5.50 credit hours!

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

7:30 to 8:15  

Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8:05 to 8:30   Welcome
8:30 to 9:30  

Morning Keynote:  Joshua Evans  - Purpose or Perish

9:30 to 9:45   Break 
9:45 to 11:00
  Breakout Session 1
1-A Mastering the Art of Delegation, Jeff Russell, Russell Consulting 
1-B Recruiting With Your Story,  Justin Vajko, Dialog Design Co.
1-C Employment Law Update, Jennifer Mirus and Brian Goodman, Boardman & Clark Law Firm
11:00 to 11:15   Break
11:15 to 12:15  

Keynote:  Darcy Luoma - Thoughtfully Fit®: Solve Your People Problems with Confidence

12:15 to 1:00   Lunch and Announcements 
 1:15 to 2:30  

Keynote:  Joshua Evans - Change Engage Evolve

 2:30 to 2:45
 2:45 to 4:00  

Breakout Session 2

3-A Compensation in a Post Pandemic WorldRena Somersan, Newport Group
3-B DEI: Challenges and Success Stories From the Field - Local HR Experts

  • Shiva Didar-Sielaff, Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer, Associate Dean for Diversity & Equity Transformation, UW Health and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
  • Kingsley Gobourne, Chief Equity and Engagement Officer, Group Health Cooperative-SCW
  • Heidi Duss, Founder, Culturescape Consulting
  • Bridgett WIlley, PhD, Director, Allied Health Education and Career Pathways, UW Health

3-C Employment Law Update, Jennifer Mirus and Brian Goodman, Boardman & Clark Law Firm

 4:00 to 5:00  

Networking Reception & Prize Drawing

As is tradition, our day will conclude with a networking reception, raffle and silent auction to benefit the SHRM Foundation.




Networking Reception

As is tradition, our day will conclude with a reception and networking.   Those that visit our sponsor booths will be entered in our drawing for our grand prize - a one night stay for two at Sundara Spa! 




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