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2009 Wisconsin SHRM State Conference At A Glance
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October 14, 15 & 16, 2009
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Updated 10-07-09 Click here for a printable summary of all learning sessions

Wednesday, October 14
Noon - 7:30 p.m. Registration & Information Desk
Noon - 7:30 p.m. Volunteer Lounge
  Pre-Conference Executive Session
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Making Business Strategy Work: How to Align HR Concepts With Your Company's Business Strategy - Margie Harvey
  Pre-Conference Legal Session
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. President Obama’s Tilling the Landscape of Employment and Labor Matters - Thomas Krukowski
  Pre-Conference Other Session
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Outplacement Services for HR Professionals - Lee Hecht Harrison Consultants
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 - "Your HR Oasis"
Thursday, October 15
6:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration & Information Desk
6:15 a.m. - 6:45 a.m. Early Bird - Beverages Only
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Early Bird Learning Sessions
HR Certification: the Basics - Michelle Hauer
Employment Eligibility Verification: Are You in Compliance or Is It Only a Mirage? - Heather Tiltmann
Secret Ways to Reduce Your Worker’s Compensation Costs - Kevin Glaser
Beyond the Water Cooler: Work / Life Challenges for Your Employees - Claire Culbertson, Marilynn Lawler, and Mila Stahl
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Volunteer / Student Lounge
7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SHRM Book Store
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. SHRM Foundation Booth
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. SHRM Foundation Booth
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation
The Real Truth About Sticks & Stones: The Leading Secret to Leadership - Michael Brandwein
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - Noon Executive Session
How to Deal With Difficult People Without Using a Blowtorch - Michael Brandwein
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Learning Sessions
Assessing Human Resource Practices Alignment: Development and Evolution of a Process - Herbert Henemann and Tony Milanowski
Maximizing Your Recruiting Investment - David Freeman
The Levity Effect: It Pays to Lighten Up - Scott Christopher
Market Pricing Made Simple - Joseph Kilmartin, Lena Bottos
The Changing Legal Landscape of Employee Health and Welfare Benefits - Erin Freiberg
Your Liability For Employees’ Off-The-Job Acts - Robert Gregg
Ten Reasons Why Training is More Important Now More Than Ever - Jan Allen
Executive Coaching: A Refreshing Oasis in Turbulent Times - Patricia Clason, Susan Lichty-Schmid
HR Metrics: How to Get the Numbers to Speak - Mary Hunter
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Box lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(break at 2:15 p.m.)
Executive Session
Employee Hold‘em: Strategies to Recruit, Retrain, Reward & Retain Top Talent  - Marc Drizin
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Learning Sessions
Using Diversity Strategies to Meet Organizational Needs at Helwig Carbon Products - Earney Yocum
On Being A Professional Patient - John Shier
Why HOW We Do Anything Means Business (and in Life) - David Greenberg
Becoming a Best Place to Work - Bob Swanson
Workplace Leadership:  Developing & Maintaining a Motivated Workforce - Kerry Denson
Developments in Labor Law:  The Employee Free Choice Act - Dan Vliet
The Levity Effect: It Pays to Lighten Up  - Scott Christopher
Market Pricing Made Simple - Joseph Kilmartin, Lena Bottos
Making the Complicated World of Benefits Uncomplicated - Robert Gevelinger
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learning Sessions
Why HOW We Do Anything Means Business (and in Life) - David Greenberg
Professional Habits for Success in HR: Managing Your Career - Francis Wiesner
Top Technology Trends in Employment Background Screening - Nick Fishman
Privacy and Information Security Education - Joseph Campana
Leadership Compensation and Governance in Turbulent Economic Times - Rena Somersan, Stephanie Kessler
Succession Planning: It’s Not As Hard As It Sounds - Paul Meese
A Legal Workout: Negotiating New & Emerging Workplace Accommodations - Sara Johnston, Robin Jones, Dennis McBride, Oyvind Winstrom
Six Steps to Yes (When You Need Instant Influence) - Deborah Laurel
Wellness Incentives - Melissa Tobler, Karin Peterson
5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. Attendee Appreciation Dinner - Captain's Dinner & Entertainment - BoDeans

Friday, October 16

6:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Registration & Information Desk
7:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. SHRM Book Store
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Volunteer Lounge
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Committee Lounge
6:15 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.  Early Bird - Beverages
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Early Bird Learning Sessions
HR Recertification - It Is Easier Than You Think - Michelle Hauer
Assessments as Management Tools - Jeffrey Percival
Go Directly to Jail: Personal and Corporate Liability - Darlene Clabault
Analyzing Organizational Culture - Giving You the Tools to Conduct a Cultural Analysis - Allison Kisting
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. All attendee sit down buffet breakfast with recognition of PHR/SPHR/GPHR Certification, Diversity Award Winner, and SHRM Overview
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
(break at 9:45 a.m.)

Executive Session - Managing Virtual Teams - Kyra Cavanaugh

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Learning Sessions
Strategic Leadership Development Solutions Providing Sustainable Impact for Any Organization - Lisa Raab
You’ve Got (Too Much) Mail: Preserving Productivity Under Information Overload - Joanne Cantor
Leadership Run Amok: How Overachievers Can Destroy an Organization - Chris Huber
Benefits in Hard Times - Cynthia Van Bogaert
Move From "Confronting" to "Care-Fronting" Management - Doug Bergan, Kristine Hackbarth-Horn
Litigation Avoidance: Steering Through the Minefield Without Giving Up the Store - Mark Goldstein

Social Security Retirement - Doug Nguyen, Patricia Hayes

Effectively Measuring and Rewarding Customer Service Competency and Performance - Michael Maciekowich

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 p.m. Learning Sessions
Emerging Workforce Presentation - Patti Dunning, Sandy Mazur
The Leadership Development Accelerator - Steve Riege
High-Octane Engagement - Malcom Jeffris, Kathleen Sahl
Intelligent Design – Re-Engineering Rewards for Results - Todd Hanson
Diversity as a Core Value - Sharif Mansur
Self Funding 202: Advanced Concepts - Dean Hoffman
HRAs - One Tool to Control Health Care Costs - Chris Kramer
You’ve Got (Too Much) Mail: Preserving Productivity Under Information Overload - Joanne Cantor
Effectively Managing Human Capital in a Down Economy John J. Kalter, Christine Liu Mc Laughlin, Todd M. Cleary, Gene T. Schaeffer, Jr., Tom O’Day
11:15 a.m. - Noon Lunch
Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Presentation: No Opportunity Wasted - Phil Keoghan

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  Phil Keoghan book signing
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