GMA SHRM Professional Development†Summit

August 15, 2023

Alliant Energy Center


Session†1† † 8:00-10:00

Hiring to Fit Your Culture

Session†2† † †10:15-12:15††

Foster Healthy Conflict to Create More Inclusion and Innovation

Presented By:† Dave Schwallier Presented by:† Diana Pastrana

Partner Sponsors:†

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Session 1

In this interactive session, we will focus on how to find the right people for your company as well as for the role you are hiring for. With today's tough hiring climate, it can be far too easy to want to fill roles quickly when you really need the personnel! However, sometimes that causes us to overlook cultural and team fit and focus more on the skillsets of the individual and their role fit. Join us for this session and walk away with actionable takeaways you can implement immediately!

Participants will learn:††

  • To identify how to define or refine what your company culture looks like.

  • To gain insight on how a candidate could fit into your team & culture.

  • To understand potential modifications to your interview and vetting process to improve cultural fit.

  • To leverage your focus on culture to attract top talent.

Session 2

Unpopular opinion: Conflict can be a good thing. Donít agree? Thatís ok!

Join culture aficionado, Diana Pastrana, as she helps reframe how you think about conflict dynamics and communication styles to help you manage your team and improve employee engagement. Learn about how diverse teams engage and how inclusion can change the outcomes of conflict. Whether youíre a leader who shies away from discord, or there are unresolved issues within your core group, Diana will share actionable activities to help move you in the right direction! Youíll learn about conflict quadrants and how to get to your team to an ideal state with tactics to improve productivity and innovation.

Participants will learn:
  • How people handle conflict is very diverse.
  • How teams manage that diversity is going to define their success.
  • Good conflict management is the best way to be more inclusive!
  • We can use conflict to fuel innovation in a safe and productive way.

Dave Schwallier†is a coach, trainer, and consultant who works with executive teams, managers and HR leaders to navigate change, improve teamwork, and drive accountability within their organizations. Dave uses the power of story to reinforce points and provides a practical step-by-step framework and tools to help leaders get started.

Diana Pastranaís professional experience spans over a decade across many different industries. Diana gave her first national talk on conflict in 2018 and hasnít stop speaking up since. Diana is an Inclusion Institute Certified Diversity Practitioner. Diana founded Defyne, a company that helps organizations manage conflict and create more inclusive and productive work environments in 2022. She is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and is passionate about racial and social justice.
  • Session 1
8:00am to 10:00am
  • Session 2†
10:15am to 12:15pm

  • GMA SHRM Member

Free -†Advance registration positively required.

  • Student Member
Free -†Advance registration positively required.

  • Guest / Nonmember

$50 Either or Both Sessions

  • Guest Grant Registration

Not a member yet?

GMA SHRM has a limited number of Professional Grants available for potential members to attend one Professional Development Summit at no cost.†

If you are considering joining GMA SHRM, have a bona fide connection to Human Resources and would like to apply for one of these Professional Grants, please complete the contact information on the form at this link.† We would love to have you join us!†


In Person Event

Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2820 Walton Commons † †Suite 103
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.