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Wisconsin State Council SHRM Developing Professionals - Serving the HR Profession
 
2006 State Conference at a Glance
 
 
This program has been approved for 12.5 recertification credit hours (plus 3.5 credit hours for Pre-conference attendance) toward recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Some programs have been specifically approved for SPHR or GPHR credits. See your conference program for details.
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Updated 9/26/06 Click here for a printable summary of all learning sessions
Wednesday, October 11
Time Location Event
12 Noon - 7:30 p.m. North Atrium Registration & Information Desk
12 Noon - 8 p.m. Ebony Volunteer Lounge
9 am - 8 p.m. Empress Committee Lounge
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Mangrove-Aralia Pre-Conference Legal Update: 
What's New and Scary in Employment Law – Bob Gregg, Boardman Law Firm
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mangrove Pre-conference Legal Breakout Session:
Spandex Is a Privilege, Not a Right! (Casual Days, Dress Codes and Work Appearance). – Bob Gregg, Boardman Law Firm
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Guava Pre-conference Legal Breakout Session:
The Rules of the Hunt are Changing: Consumer Preference & Privacy Considerations are Expanding Legal Discrimination – Christine Liu McLaughlin and Tom Shorter, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tamarind Pre-conference Legal Breakout Session: 
Difficult FMLA Issues - Beyond the Basics – Jennifer Mirus, Boardman Law Firm
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Cypress Pre-Conference Executive Session: 
Conducting Effective Corporate Investigations – Mark Goldstein, Wessels & Pautsch, P.C.
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Wisteria-Portia Pre-Conference:
Self Help for the Wounded HR Professional – By Philip Chard
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. North Atrium SHRM Bookstore
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Rooms 1-8 Exhibit Hall Open & Dare to Venture on a SHRM Safari - Social Event
Thursday, October 12
Time Location Event
6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. North Atrium Registration & Information Desk Open
6:15 a.m. - 6:45 a.m. South Hallway Early Bird - Continental Breakfast
6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Early Bird Learning Sessions:
Wisteria Dealing with the Opportunistic Employee – Troy Thompson, Axley Brynelson, LLP
Portia Obtaining Your Guiding Credentials – Karen Brzezinski, WISHRM Certification Director
Tamboti Worker's Compensation and Keeping Costs Down – Gregg Bott, Associated Financial Group
7:00 a.m.-6 p.m. Ebony Volunteer Lounge
7:00 a.m.-6 p.m. Empress Committee Lounge
7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. North Atrium SHRM Bookstore
7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Rooms 1-8 Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Rooms A-H Conference Welcome & Keynote Presentation by Bruce Christopher - "Bambi vs. Godzilla - Working with Difficult People"
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. North Atrium Bruce Christopher
Book signing at the SHRM Store
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learning Sessions:
Tamboti Executive Coaching: Is It All Monkey Business? – Karen Ostrov, Konect Consulting, LLC
Aloeswood The Ten Demandments – Rules To Live By In The Age of the Demanding Candidate – Susan Marks & Anne Nimke, Pinstripe
Marula Health & Productivity - Maximizing Returns on Health and Wellness Investments – Melissa Tobler, Wachovia Insurance Services and Bob Swanson, Medical Associates Health Centers
Aralia Bandits in the Bush: Addressing Identity Theft in the Workplace (Repeated 1:00-2:30) – Lauri Morris & Alexis Pheiffer, Quarles & Brady, LLP
Mangrove 15 Ways to Guide Your Succession Planning Strategy – Linda Moran, AchieveGlobal
Guava Exploring the Unknown: Future Trends and Forecasting – Eric Grosso, DWD
Tamarind Beneath the Surface: Accommodating Hidden Disabilities – Robin Jones, Great Lakes ADA and Technical Assistance Center
Portia Successfully Launching Consumer Driven Health Plan (HSA) in the Workplace – Annette Grosz-Ringdahl & Bob Andrew, WPS Health Insurance
Wisteria Taming the Wage Compression Beast – Barry Brown, Effective Resources, Inc.
Banyan Drumbeats and Heartbeats….Clearing the Path for the Future – Stephen Harrison, Lee Hecht Harrison
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Box lunch (additional seating in rooms A-H)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Learning Sessions:
Tamboti Something for (Almost) Nothing, Employee Benefits Don't Always Drag Down Profits – Peter Cavi, Merrill Lynch
Aloeswood Recruitment Process Outsourcing - A Solution for the Future – Jill Schwieters & Anne Nimke, Pinstripe
Marula Emotional Intelligence: A Key Impact on Hiring, Retention, & Employee Development (Repeated 3:15-4:45) – Joe Sommers, ZERORISK HR, Inc.
Aralia Attracking and Retaining Trophy Winners – Steve Parrish, Principal Financial Group
Mangrove 15 Ways to Guide Your Succession Planning Strategy (Also at 10:30 -12:00) – Linda Moran, AchieveGlobal
Guava Coaching Senior Managers Through Critical Conversations (Repeated 3:15-4:45) – Nina McGuffin, Nina McGuffin, LLC
Tamarind 360 Degree Feedback - Closing the Gap – Diane Hamilton & Paul Dillenburg, Center for Organizational Effectiveness and surveysbydesign.com
Portia The ABCs of International (Expatriate) Assignments – Heath Urick, Aon Consulting
Wisteria Taming Medical Providers in the Worker's Compensation – Jungle James Martin, Fort HealthCare Business Health
Banyan Let's Get Engaged: Capture Employee's Hearts and Minds (Repeated 3:15-4:45) – Belinda Weber, American Family Insurance and Kevin Peternel, Human Resources Group, Inc.
2:30 p.m - 3:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learning Sessions:
Tamboti Creating Credibility & Organizational Value - Launching and Managing Your HR Scorecard – Dan Loichinger, The Covenant Group and Jim Ellis, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Aloeswood Strategic Planning to Increase Cultural Competence in Organizations – Kevin Browne & Harold Gates, Midwest Center for Cultural Competence, LLC
Marula Emotional Intelligence: A Key Impact on Hiring, Retention, & Employee Development (Also at 1:00-2:30) – Joe Sommers, ZERORISK HR, Inc.
Aralia Attracking and Retaining Trophy Winners (Also at 1:00-2:30) – Steve Parrish, Principal Financial Group
Mangrove The Simple Way to Hold Employees Accountable – Brian Cole Miller, Working Solutions
Guava Coaching Senior Managers Through Critical Conversations (Also at 1:00-2:30) – Nina McGuffin, Nina McGuffin, LLC
Tamarind Polishing Presentation Skills – Deborah Laurel, Laurel & Associates, Ltd.
Portia Getting Out of the Dark HR Jungle With Free Technology – Rick Schemm, Royal Credit Union
Wisteria Speed Traps, Pot Holes and Idiots – Jay Gubrud, Jay Gubrud, Inc.
Banyan Let's Get Engaged: Capture Employee's Hearts and Minds (Also at 1:00-2:30) – Belinda Weber, American Family Insurance and Kevin Peternel, Human Resources Group, Inc.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Rooms A-H Attendee Appreciation and 20th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, October 13
Time Location Event
6:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. North Atrium Registration & Information Desk
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. South Hallway Early Bird - Coffee and Water
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. North Atrium SHRM Bookstore
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Ebony Volunteer Lounge
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Empress Committee Lounge
7:00 am - 8:00 am Early Bird Learning Sessions:
Tamarind Why the Elephant Won't Dance: Understanding Your Organization's Change Readiness – Jeffrey Russell, Russell Consulting, Inc.
Portia Renewing Your Guiding Credentials – Karen Brzezinski, WISHRM Certification Director
Wisteria Work Makes Me Sick! (Prescribe Something Quick) – Jeffrey Percival, Percival Enterprises and Kathy Bornheimer, K.B. & Associates
8:00 am-8:40 am Rooms A-H All attendee breakfast with recognition of PHR/SPHR/GPHR Certification
8:45 am-10:15 am Learning Sessions:
Tamboti HR's Role in Creating an Ethical Culture – Patrick Lucas, Lucas Training & Consulting, LLC
Aloeswood OSHA Safety Training and You – Norm Arendt, SEH
Marula Trends - You Haven't Seen Anything Yet! (Repeated 10:30-12:00) – Lewis Bender, Bender Organizational Consulting
Aralia When ADA, FMLA, WFEA, and Worker's Comp Laws Tangle: Who & What Prevails? (Repeated 10:30-12:00) – Dennis McBride, EEOC Milwaukee District Office; Douglas Fledman, Lindner & Marsack, S.C.; and Tammy Liddicoat, ADA Wisconsin Partnership
Mangrove Crucial Conversations: Or How to Avoid Shooting from the Lip (Repeated 10:30-12:00) – Julie Graziano, State of WI - DNR-Division of Forestry
Guava Tapping the Potential of the Age 55+ Worker – Joan Sosalla, North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development
Tamarind Understanding and Changing Your Organizational Culture: Tools for Practice – Jeffrey Russell, Russell Consulting, Inc.
Portia Reward and Recognition Best Practices – Julie Dornbusch, Ceridian
Wisteria Street Smart Hiring Approaches for Small Companies – Jeffrey Percival, Percival Enterprises and Kathy Bornheimer, K.B. & Associates
Cypress Terrorism, Undocumented Workers: Best Practices in Future Trends to Achieve Compliance – Manuel Perez, Manpower and Chris Mortonson, Fieldglass, Inc.
10:15 am-10:30 am North Atrium Jeffrey Russell
Book signing at the SHRM Store
10:15 am-10:30 am North & South
Hallway
Break
10:30 am-12:00 pm Learning Sessions:
Tamboti Creating a Business Plan for Benefits – Ric Joyner, eflexgroup.com
Aloeswood Employee Performance Management: Designing a Performance Management System – Mary Voelker, Consulting on Change
Marula Trends - You Haven't Seen Anything Yet! (Also at 8:45-10:15) – Lewis Bender, Bender Organizational Consulting
Aralia When ADA, FMLA, WFEA, and Worker's Comp Laws Tangle: Who & What Prevails? (Also at 8:45-10:15) – Dennis McBride, EEOC Milwaukee District Office; Douglas Fledman, Lindner & Marsack, S.C.; and Tammy Liddicoat, ADA Wisconsin Partnership
Mangrove Crucial Conversations: Or How to Avoid Shooting from the Lip (Also at 8:45-10:15) – Julie Graziano, State of WI - DNR-Division of Forestry
Guava Experience the Adventure - One Employer's Trek Through the Healthcare and Wellness Jungle – Mardi Burns, Associated Financial Group and Steve Alstad, U.S. Oil Co., Inc.
Tamarind Handling Cross-Cultural Conflict Without Fear – Victor Gray, Victor Gray, LLC
Portia Workforce Information for the 21st Century: You Can Count on the Bureau of Labor Statistics – Paul LaPorte, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Wisteria Making the Case for Total Absence Management – Alexander Schmidt, Kronos Incorporated
Cypress Pre-Employment Screening - Making it Airtight – Natalie Arnold, API Services, Inc.
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Rooms A-H Closing Comments & Keynote Presentation by Keith Harrell - "The Attitude of Leadership"
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm North Atrium Keith Harrell
Book signing at the SHRM Store
 
 
 
 
     
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