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This program has been approved for recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). The sessions that have been pre-approved by HRCI specifically for SPHR credit are listed with their program description. Please note that sessions coded with PD are for personal development and do not count for recertification credit as the content is not tied to the HR Certification Institute’s body of knowledge. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at
2008 Wisconsin SHRM State Conference At A Glance

October 15, 16 & 17, 2008
KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI
Updated 9-23-08 Click here for a printable summary of all learning sessions

Wednesday, October 15
12 Noon - 7:30 p.m. Registration & Information Desk
12 Noon - 8:00 p.m. Volunteer Lounge
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Committee Lounge
  Pre-Conference Executive Session
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Innovation and Transformation through Business Acumen Programs - E. Ted Prince
Book Signing: E. Ted Prince
  Pre-Conference Legal Session
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Successful Management Training Strategies to Prevent Legal Claims - Ann Barry Hanneman
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Managing the Electronic Workplace: E-Discovery & Record Retention - Margaret Kurlinski
  Pre-Conference Other Session
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. STP-Stress, Time, and Procrastination Management- Are You a BURNOUT? - Kit Welchlin
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. SHRM Book Store
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. SHRM Foundation Booth
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open - "Go for the Gold"

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Chinese Calligraphy Event in Atrium

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Reception in Atrium of KI Center
Thursday, October 16
6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration & Information Desk
6:15 a.m. - 6:45 a.m. Early Bird  Beverages
6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Early Bird Learning Sessions
Certification Basics - Karen Brzezinski
Leadership Style and Versatility - Andrea Miller
Wage and Hour Hash: State and Federal Compliance Made Easy - James Chiolino
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Volunteer Lounge
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Committee Lounge
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. SHRM Book Store
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. SHRM Foundation Booth
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. SHRM Foundation Booth
7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation
Becoming a Next Generation Company! - Rebecca Ryan
9:30 a.m. Rebecca Ryan Book Signing
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Executive Session
Succession Planning & HR Support Practices - Tom Wiltzius, Lisa Raab, & Patty Van Ryzin
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Learning Sessions
Is Your HR Function Next-Gen Ready? - Rebecca Ryan 
The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance - Andrea Gappmayer
Shredding the Traditional Review Process: Put Your Team Members in Charge of Their Own Careers - Kristine Hackbarth-Horn & Diane Ninneman
Health Savings Accounts Versus Health Reimbursement Arrangements - Katie Held & Greg Kamps
HR's Role in Developing Managers and Leaders - Patrick Lucas
Ouch! Resolving Conflict at Work - Mary Jane Saras
Sharpen Your Company’s SAW (Safety and Wellness) Program - Matt Bucher & Chad Tisonik
Hiring & Firing - Mark Johnson
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Box lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Executive Session
Maximizing Assessment Data - Mike Bleadorn
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Learning Sessions
Handling Agreements: Offer Letters & Severance Agreements - Ron Pfeifer
The Successful Pillars of Safety - Ted Hayes
Disaster Recovery / Human Resource Issues - Thomas Godar
Hiring & Firing - Mark Johnson
The HR Professional's Critical Partnership Role in Your Current & Future Workforce -

Margie Harvey, SPHR & Martin Tadlock, Ph.D.

The New FMLA Leaves and Rules: Are You Ready? - Jeffrey Jones
A Legal Workout: Twists & Turns of Harassment, Discipline and Disability Issues - Jim Scott, Monica Murphy, & Laura Linder
Connecting to WI SHRM - Kristine Hackbarth-Horn & Bob Swanson
How to Engage & Retain Star Performers - Mary Jane Mapes
2:15 p.m. Ted Hayes Book Signing
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learning Sessions
Strategic Compensation Review - Does Your Compensation Program Meet the Needs of Your Organization? - Stephanie Kessler & Rena Somersan
Early Intervention and Return-To-Work: Is It Really Worth It? - Allison Hanson & Jill Allen
The Changing Landscape: Union Issues and Concerns for Employers - David Kern
Move Beyond Resume Rehash: Interview Questions that Cut to Competencies - Robert Lapota
How to Engage & Retain Star Performers - Mary Jane Mapes
Excelling as a Team; an Introduction to Team Coaching - Cathy Welsh
SHRM Student Chapter Session: 
A Career in HR: More than Paper Pushing and Party Planning - Nancy Ledvina
HR's Role in Developing Mangers and Leaders - Patrick Lucas
Ouch! Resolving Conflict at Work - Mary Jane Saras
4:30 p.m. Mary Janes Mapes Book Signing
5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. Attendee Appreciation Dinner at Lambeau Field
Busses to Lambeau leave starting at 4:45 p.m.
Friday, October 17
6:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Registration & Information Desk
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. SHRM Book Store
6:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Volunteer Lounge
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Committee Lounge
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Early Bird Learning Sessions
Recertification - It's Easier Than You Think! - Karen Brzezinski
Succession Planning: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds - Paul Meese
The Role of Accessible Technology in the Hiring Process - Janet Peters
Avoiding and Responding to Workplace Immigration Raids - Heather Tiltmann & Thomas Godar
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. All attendee sit down buffet breakfast with recognition of PHR/SPHR/GPHR Certification
8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation
Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t for Other People - Connie Podesta
Book Signing: Connie Podesta
9:45 a.m. Connie Podesta Book Signing
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon Executive Session 
Growing at the Speed of Change - Barbara Bartlein
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Learning Sessions
Linking Employee & Leadership Competency, Performance and Rewards Using the Strategic Management Assessment Review Tool (SMART) - Michael Maciekowich
Keep Your Cost Trend Low While Increasing Patient Consumerism - Mardi Burns
Culture Change: A Breakthrough in Performance - Donald Theune
Live Your Story: The 10 Keys to Employment Brand Alignment - Patrick Hopkins
Actionable Employee Surveys: Best Practices for Turning Feedback into Action - David Youssefnia
Demystifying HR System Selection & Implementation - Gillian Oechslin
The HR Professional’s Critical Partnership Role in Your Current & Future Workforce -

Margie Harvey, SPHR & Martin Tadlock, Ph.D.

The New FMLA Leave Rules-Jeffrey Jones

Leaders: Communicate by Design to Handle Difficult Situations- Aleta Norris

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Learning Sessions
Leaders: Communicate by Design to Handle Difficult Situations - Aleta Norris
Solving the Puzzle: Bringing Visibility to Accountability - Seth Davies
Tales from the Frontline of Market Pricing - Christopher Kelley
Disability Insurance: Emerging Trends and Market Overview - Ed Rapee, III & John Roberts
"How Can We Help You?" The Employer's Duty to Accommodate - Sara Ackermann
Top 10 COBRA and FMLA Mistakes Employers Make - Renee Kuhs
Worker's Compensation Claims: A Piece of the Risk Management Puzzle - Rita Knaack & Jeffrey Stevenson
Linking Employees & Leadership Competency, Performance and Rewards Using the Strategic Management Assess Review Tool (SMART)- Michael Maciekowich
12:00 p.m. Barbara Bartlein Book Signing
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch on the go
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