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Wisconsin State Council SHRM Developing Professionals - Serving the HR Profession
2006 SHRM Leadership Conference
August 10-11, 2006
Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, WI 54956
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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 new Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center in Neenah.   

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. The cost of this conference is $75.00.

Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday, August 10th
10:00 – 10:30   Welcome/Introductions/Ice Breaker
10:30 – 11:30   The RIGHT People are Your Most Valuable Asset: Finding and Keeping High Performers
Beth McFarland, Special Projects Manager SHRM Foundation
11:30 – 12:00   Program
12:00 – 1:00   Lunch
1:00 – 2:00   Chapter Best Practices
Facilitated by WI State SHRM District Directors - Michelle Hauer, SPHR, Teri Pedersen, SPHR, Jenny Revels, SPHR, and Bob Swanson, SPHR
1:00 – 2:00   Student Chapter Best Practices
Facilitated by Jenny Lowe, SPHR, WI SHRM College Relations Director
2:00 – 3:00   Merry Lee Lison – State Council Director
3:00 – 3:15   Break
3:15 – 4:00   Membership Engagement
Kim Plautz, SPHR, Vice President - Programming, CVSHRM
Katie O'Malley, Vice President - Membership, CVSHRM
4:00 – 4:30   SHRM Foundation Update - Looking to the Future
Beth McFarland, Special Projects Manager SHRM Foundation
4:30 – 6:30   State Council Meeting
6:30 – 7:00   Social time
7:00 – 8:00   Dinner
Friday, August 11th
7:30 – 8:00   Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00   "I Shot JR the Joneses"
Creating Your Own Personal and Professional Path

Pamela J. Green, SPHR, SHRM
Regional Director for the North Central Region
9:00 – 10:00   Diversity - Inclusion Strategies
Edward C. Williams Jr, Ed Williams Consulting, LLC
10:00 – 11:00   Chapter Best Practices Focusing on Core Leadership Areas - College Relations, Diversity, Governmental Affairs, Certification, Foundation and Workforce Readiness
Facilitated by WI State Council District Directors
11:00 – 12:00   Chapter Strategic Planning
Jane Navis, HRMA Past President, Zachary Misko, HRMA President and Holly Teska, HRMA Immediate Past President

Hotel Information

A block of rooms is being held at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center under the name of SHRM for Thursday August 10th. When making your reservation, you can receive the group rate of $89.00 (single occupancy) plus tax. There is a $10.00 additional charge per adult per room for additional room guests. Please make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-514-5206. The block of rooms is being held through July 13th. It is recommended that you make your reservations as soon as possible.

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


Historic Menasha Tavern Tour
Thursday night 8:45 pm - 10:30 pm
“Soak up” all the local history while visiting several turn-of-the-century taverns with your guide. Hear stories of the Irish canal diggers, see where the Wisconsin Central Railroad was founded, and visit a former house of ill repute! Guests will be able to have a beverage or two at each stop, and revel in tales of the early life and leisure in the Fox Cities! Beverage costs are not provided with your conference registration.

The Bridgewood Resort offers a regulation course to golf at the prices listed below. If you are interested in golf, please indicate this with your registration. We will connect you with other interested parties. Any costs associated with golf are not included with your conference fee.

9 holes $15.00
Cart (not required) $7.00 per person
Pull Cart $3.00 per person

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