Conference Schedule

2019 Leadership Conference & Business Partner Expo
Friday, October 18, 2019
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles
 
7:15 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening Keynote with Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President & CEO, SHRM
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break & Business Partner Expo
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1
  • HR, Employment & Labor Trends in 2019 and Beyond - John J. Marino, Jr., McMahon Berger, P.C.
  • Violent Intruder Training (Tier One 4E) - Officer Devan Falzone & Officer Jeffrey Kuykendall
  • How to Manage Generational Differences in the Workplace - Steph Barron, SPHR, Stonebridge Senior Living
  • Putting Financial Wellness Planning into Action: Your New Advantage to Attracting & Retaining Employees - Tammy McAllister, Synergy Wealth Solutions
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break & Business Partner Expo
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Handle Workplace Conversations About Everything From Poor Performance to Personal Hygiene - Susan Bassford Wilson, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
  • Six Practical Steps to Make Leave Administration Manageable - Tyler Kostich, Anheuser-Busch
  • Behavioral Health Awareness in the Workplace - Lisa Paschke, LCSW, CEAP, Personal Assistance Services (PAS) EAP
  • Creating Connections Through Brand & Experience - Becki Feldmann, Commerce Bank
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Business Partner Expo
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Breakout Session 3
  • ADA Accommodations & Job Performance: How to Manage Both - James M. Paul, SHRM-SCP, Ogletree Deakins & Andrew L. Metcalf, Ogletree Deakins
  • Using Total Rewards to Attract & Retain in a Low Unemployment Market - Mary Mosqueda, Lockton
  • The Corporate Culture of Your Dreams: If You Build It, They Will Come - Elizabeth Haberberger, Dale Carnegie St. Louis
  • Where Women Thrive - Kate Kerr, SHRM-SCP, Armstrong Teasdale LLP & Lisa Picker, Women's Foundation of Greater St. Louis
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break & Business Partner Expo
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session 4
  • Technology in Recruiting & Hiring: Hidden Legal Risks - Charled (Chad) Reis, IV, Littler Mendelson, P.C. & Lillian T. Manning, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
  • HR's Secret Weapon: Using Improv to Boost Teamwork & Performance - Steve Hughes, CSP, Hit Your Stride, LLC
  • How to Develop Diversity Initiatives that Just MIGHT Work! - Donna Moody, AAIM Employers' Association
  • Somehow, I Manage: It's Funny on "The Office," But Not in YOUR Office - Anne Brackett, Strengths University & Alicia Wojcuich, Strengths University
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks, Networking & Happy Hour

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