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2005 SHRM Leadership Conference

August 18-19, 2005
Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center
725 Blue Harbor Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Whether you are a current WI chapter, state council, or student leader (or will be one soon), we invite you to attend this year’s Wisconsin State SHRM Leadership conference at the beautiful Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sheboygan, WI.

Online registration is now closed.

This year’s conference brings a mix of topics and discussions aimed at giving attendees a better understanding of their leadership roles in SHRM and within their organizations. This conference is an exciting opportunity to network with other chapter leaders from around the state and get ideas on how to improve your chapter while refining your own leadership skills. Registration will be open in mid June, 2005. The cost of this conference will be $75. Please make checks payable to the WI State SHRM Council.

Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday, August 18th
12:30 – 1:00 Welcome/Introductions/Ice Breaker
1:00 – 2:00 Tools You Can Use – Chapter Resources
Merry Lee Lison, SPHR, State Council Director
1:00 – 2:00 College Relations Breakout Session
Matthew Stollak, SPHR, Ph D., St. Norbert College, WI SHRM College Relations Director
2:00 – 2:45 Recruitment and Engagement of Chapter Volunteers and Succession Planning
Jenny Lowe, SPHR and Mike Skahan, SPHR, Green Bay Chapter SHRM
2:45 – 3:00 Break and Snacks
3:00 – 4:00 Ethical Issues for Volunteer Leaders
Keith J. Greene, SPHR, SHRM VP of Member Relations
4:00 – 6:00 State Council Meeting
6:00 – 6:30 Social time
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
Friday, August 19th
7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 Emerging Trends in HR:  Preparing for the Future
Keith J. Greene, SPHR, SHRM VP of Member Relations
9:15 – 9:45 Workforce Readiness Programs and Initiatives
Lori Rhead, SPHR Beloit College, WI SHRM Workforce Readiness Director
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:00 So You Want to Be Strategic - What's Next? (Keeping it Simple)
Milton Perkins, SHRM North Central Region Director
11:00 – 11:15 State Conference Update
Kristine Hackbarth-Horn, SPHR, WI State Conference Liasion Director
11:15 – 11:35 State Council Financial Overview
11:35 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 Best Practices – Breakout Session by Chapter Size
Facilitated by: Tami Christian, PHR, Mary LaFrancois, SPHR and Bob Swanson, SPHR, District Directors
1:45 – 2:15 Is Your Website Diversity Friendly
Jeffrey Reed, Ph D., Marion College, WI SHRM Diversity Director
2:15 – 3:00 SHRM’s 2004 Top 100 Best Medium Sized Companies – How Two Sheboygan Companies Made It to the Top
  Chad Schmidt, PHR, Johnsonville Sausage and Jamie Van Dyck, Acuity

Hotel Information

A block of rooms is being held at the Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center under the name of SHRM for Thursday August 18th. When making your reservation, please supply the code 7A133V to ensure you receive the group rate of $109.00 plus tax. Please make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at 866-701-2583. The block of rooms is being held through July 31st. It is recommended that you make your reservations as soon as possible. This is also a great opportunity for your family to come and experience the waterpark and other activities in this great hotel after the conference with you!

More information on the hotel and conference center can be found on the web at:

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