KEYNOTES

Morning Keynote | 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Stop Telling and Start Showing: The Secret for Building Great Cultures

Jeff Nischwitz
President | The Nischwitz Group

It’s time to shake up your culture, your team and your results with actionable tools to move from a culture by default to a culture by design.

Everyone talks about wanting to create a culture, but the truth is that every organization already has a culture. The only question is whether it’s a culture by design or a culture by default. Too often, team members are looking up (to leadership) to define the organization’s values and culture, but every team member has the opportunity to design, develop, nurture and sustain the culture (or to kill it). At the same time, leaders are looking to their HR professionals to claim a seat at the leadership table and to be a part of the culture solution.

Jeff Nischwitz will empower you with unique perspectives on building a culture by design — a culture that will help grow your team, your organization and your outcomes. Get ready to claim your seat at the leadership table to shake up your culture, your team and your impact!

Lunch Keynote | 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Litigation Looking Glass: Employment Law Case Studies… Seeing the Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspectives

“Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right ….”

It all depends on your perspective. Join us for lunch and a spirited open forum debate as experienced employment lawyers examine your common HR dilemmas through very different lenses!

• Classifying workers as exempt or non-exempt … who gets paid OT?
• Is the new supervisor establishing and maintaining an orderly work culture … or creating a hostile working environment?
• Is the company right-sizing and streamlining to attain business efficiency … or running off all the old-timers?
• Were the employee’s online criticisms of the company outrageous and insubordinate, or free speech that constituted protected concerted activity?

An interactive and lively discussion awaits. Don’t miss it!