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Concurrent Session Speakers

 

Tsila Blomberg Marilyn Durant
Dale Finn Eric Gordon
Christian Schoyen Jeff Weiner Dr. Dale Hartz Nicole Negvesky
Kristen Migliano Garrett Moore Susan Dennett Marc Dobin

 


Tsila Blomberg

President, Blomberg Consulting

Topic: EOS and the Strategic Role of HR in the Company's Growth 

Session Time:  9:45 am - 10:45 am 

Session Information:
The Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) outlines the Six Key Components of every entrepreneurial company and illustrates the role of the Human Resources Department or Manager in supporting the strategic development of the business and adding value to the firm.

Growing entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses present unique challenges to the HR professional. In this workshop, you will learn how to take the expression “Right People in the Right Seats” to the practical realm with simple tools, and processes that transcend personal biases, old thinking paradigms and “Sacred Cows.”  You will also see untraditional areas of business in which the HR Professional can become a major contributor as part of the leadership team of the company.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Six Key Components of any business, and how HR plays a strategic role in the company’s growth
  • How to implement a systemic approach to empowering managers and employees
  • How HR can be a catalyst for creating a culture of achievement and accountability in every level of the organization

This session has been approved for one (1) Business Credit.

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Marilyn Durant

President, Human Capital Consultant, Durant Resources Group 

 TOPIC: How to Drive an Innovative HR Culture to Achieve Business Outcomes

Session Time: 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm 

 

Session Information:
This session is designed to give HR Practitioners and consultants a primer on driving business outcomes to develop HR strategies that foster innovation in their organization.  Innovation as a culture can drive business outcomes and an engaged workforce.  HR needs to be able to identify key business drivers, uncover the data that supports them, and develop innovative strategies that support those business outcomes.   We will explore strategies that foster an innovative culture and work through innovative HR strategies and ideas that can foster such a culture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concepts of Drivers and Outcomes as it relates to HR Strategy
  • Be able to identify data points to determine drivers, uncover needs, trends to predict the future to meet business outcomes
  • Able to develop strategies that can foster an innovative HR culture

This session has been approved for one (1) Business Credit.

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Dale Finn, CHRS, CCWC 

Area Senior Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher

 TOPIC: Advanced Benefits Finance, Preparing HR for a Budget Discussion with the CFO

Session Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 

Session Information:
Budgeting for sustainable costs; prepare for the discussion with Finance. Make a business case for changes to benefits.  Learn about key items to discuss to provide collaboration between departments.  What to know about the benefits contract.  Understand key underwriting components.  Discuss future of employee benefits and trends

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the difference between self-funding and fully insured plans, why does it matter to the finance department and CFO
  • Understand reporting and how to use it to develop your business case
  • Understand how multiyear increased impact the company’s bottom line

This session has been approved for one (1) Business Credit.

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Eric Gordon 

Chair, Akerman

TOPIC: Time's Up on Pay Inequality, Closing the Wage Gap in Corporate America

Session Time:  9:45 am – 10:45 am 

 

Session Information:


Learning Objectives:

  • Review pending claims and lawsuits brought by female employees against their employers for gender discrimination as well as other state and federal laws
  • Discuss how companies are dealing with the issue of pay inequity – success stories and challenges
  • Examine the state of equal pay for males and females in the workplace

This session has been approved for one (1) General Credit.

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Christian Schoyen

CEO/Founder, ESR

TOPIC: How to Implement a Strategic Social Responsibility Program (CSR)

Session Time:  3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 

Session Information:
The presentation will showcase how implementing a strategic CSR program that aligns with your core business and also has quantifiable targets/timeline will provide a high ROI.  This session will cover the relationship to the following areas:  1. Attrition Rate 2. Business performance 3. Employee performance 4. Resource Pools and 5. Organizational attractiveness

Learning Objectives:

  • Innovation in Corporate Social Responsibility for small business
  • Aligning Corporate Social Responsibility with Business Core Skill to maximize ROI
  • Demonstrate direct correlation of an innovative CSR program to attrition rate, employee performance, and organizational attractiveness

This session has been approved for one (1) Business Credit.

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Jeff Weiner, SPHR,GPHR

Vice President of Human Resources, Venture Tech Solutions

TOPIC:  Using Compensation as a Competitive Edge

Session Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session Information:
With labor markets getting tighter and tighter, identifying/attracting/retaining the best talent is more important than ever.  This is even more vital within the sales function since they drive the activity of an organization.  This session will focus on the various factors which define how sales compensation is structured along with other areas such as:  1. Sales cycle, 2. Inventory, 3. Margins, 4. Market size, 5. Lead correction, and 6. Industry


Learning Objectives:

  • Establish a package to attract the best talent
  • Identify and mitigate risk factors
  •  Identify the various operational factors which “define” your plan

This session has been approved for one (1) Business Credit.

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Dr. Dale Hartz

Doctoral Research Advisor, Case Western Reserve University

TOPIC: "Smoothie" Leadership - Finding the Right Blend for Healthy Employee Engagement

Session Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

 

Session Information:

 On the contrary, "Smoothie" Leaders (a term first introduced in 2017) understand that to build high-performing teams they must have the right blend of compassion and compliance, autonomy and structure, talking and listening.  "Smoothie" Leaders are emotionally intelligent and able to effectively flex emotional intelligence competencies to better understand themselves, their people, and the entire system. "Smoothie" Leadership, is an evidence-based learning session that is facilitated in a fun, interactive way.  Using, culinary "smoothies" as a leadership metaphor, session participants will blend actual smoothies during the session and explore the factors (ingredients) that both positively and negatively influence employee engagement.  Additionally, they will learn how the measure of employee engagement is not the best benchmark, rather the measure should be Healthy Employee Engagement.  Healthy Engagement is the combination of Behavioral Engagement and Well-Being.  Behavioral Engagement is the level at which an employee is willing to go "above & beyond" what is required and contributes more to her/his team.  Well-Being is the level at which an employee is in a positive state of mind, who is happy, effectively managing stress, and mentally able to work productively.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the weaknesses of “Employee Engagement” as a workforce measure and how leaders should strive to have their employees work in a healthy engagement state
  • Understand how twelve emotional intelligence competencies are ingredients that can be leveraged to enable leaders and followers to work at a healthy engagement levelUnderstand how the blend of leadership ingredients will drive followers to choose their level of engagement.  Ingredients include:  healthy engagement, constrained engagement, disengagement, avoidance or recovery

This session has been approved for one (1) General Credit.

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Nicole Negvesky

Area Senior Vice President, Gallagher

TOPIC: Benchmarking and Best-in-Class Data Analytics to become a Destination Employer and Attract and Retain Talent

Session Time: 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm 

Session Information:
A key element of maintaining competitiveness as an employer in talent markets and effectively managing human capital investment is knowing what other employers are doing with their rewards.  In this session, we will bring you the latest 2017 benchmarking information and go way beyond data like deductibles and co-insurance to discuss the reports’ strategic insights, employers’ operational priorities, total rewards strategies, and tactics for cost control.

 


Learning Objectives:

  • Compare your organization’s benefit offerings to those of other employers
  • Apply data from the survey to their organizations’ situations to improve benefits and reward decision making
  • Provide Human Resources and rewards leadership within their organization
This session has been approved for one (1) Business Strategic Credit

 

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Kristen Migliano

Associate Professor, Lynn University

TOPIC: "Map" Way to Meaningful Employee Engagement

Session Time: 9:45 am – 10:45 am 

Session Information:
Human motivation theory informs our managerial effectiveness by unveiling the “how” and the “why” our team members seek through their contributions in our organizations.  This session will explore Herzberg’s motivation theory as the “MAP”-way to employee engagement for organizational performance.  Additionally, Seligman’s “PERMA” model will be explored as a managerial framework for maximizing employee potential and satisfaction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce participants to human motivation theories as a framework for measuring employee engagement
  • Apply human motivation theory to organizational performance strategies
  • Investigate how science informs us about how genuine employee engagement leads to satisfaction and organizational effectiveness.

This session has been approved for one (1) General Credit.

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Garrett Moore

Sales Executive, CareWorks

TOPIC: A Fresh Start to Total Absence Management (FMLA, ADA, STD)

Session Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Session Information:
Absence management, productivity challenges, compliance with the various Federal and State laws, being too generous, and actively monitoring leave effectively - these are all challenges to organizations as it relates to their leave management programs.  The Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended) require you, the employer, to abide by and follow certain activities such as informing employees of their rights and responsibilities, tracking of time for a myriad of purposes, and determining how much leave time an employee may have at any one particular moment in time. Employers also must monitor intermittent or reduced duty leave and manage that return-to-work and/or recertification process.  This presentation will outline the 9 Most Common FMLA and ADA mistakes that HR managers could make and equip you with better tools to handle these issues moving forward.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn FMLA and ADA Overview
  • Learn 9 most common FMLA/ADA mistakes
  • Learn to manage FMLA and ADA with Best Practices

This session has been approved for one (1) General Credit.

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Dr. Susan Dennett

TOPIC: The Secret Sauce to Successful Expatriate Programs

Session Time: 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Session Information:
Organizations waste millions of dollars each year on failed overseas programs.  Employees pack their belongings and venture to another country feeling excited, and many of them return disappointed. This session will appeal to Global HR Managers and those who may be considering taking an overseas work assignment.   Experience, research, and literature reviews form the foundation of this interactive session.  The audience will leave the session with knowledge of the Secret Sauce to a Successful Expatriate Program.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why expatriate programs fail
  • Learn the secret to a successful expatriate program
  • Design an expatriate program based on the ones that are successful

This session has been approved for one (1) Global Credit.

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Marc Dobin

Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Member

TOPIC: A Mediator's Viewpoint on Reducing Risk, Expense and Distraction

Session Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Session Information: 
Lawsuits are risky, expensive, distracting and time-consuming.  What if there was a way to bring a lawsuit to a conclusion, reducing the expense, risk, distraction and time-consumption?  Mediation is a low-stress way to resolve disputes and keep risk and legal expenses under control.

 

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce the concept of mediation
  • Discuss the benefits of mediation
  • Discuss how an in house mediation program would benefit an organization

This session has been approved for one (1) General Credit.

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