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Speakers: Holly Best, Veteran Employment Coordinator, Work for Warriors Georgia & Matthew Grob, Atlanta Regional Veterans’ Employment Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
This session will be a presentation and discussion on common Veterans employment challenges from an employer’s perspective.
Speaker: Jeanne Artime | Chief Executive Officer, SHRM-Atlanta
Calling all new, current or future SHRM-Atlanta members! Come early, grab a cup of coffee and join SHRM-Atlanta CEO Jeanne Artime as she discusses how your membership can help take your career to new heights. This session will highlight how your membership will help you foster key relationships, develop in your career, enhance your professional brand, grow your business acumen, and drive thought leadership throughout your organization.
Speaker: Andy Masters, Award-Winning Author and Leadership Expert
Award-winning author and Leadership expert Andy Masters creatively uses the magical imagery of Hollywood to help HR leaders ignite a culture to DEVELOP and EMPOWER their organizations—while defeating succession planning crisis--in this challenging era of having to “Do More With Less”.
Speaker: Rebecca Heiss, CEO/Founder, Rebecca Heiss, LLC
By definition we are incapable of seeing our own blind spots. Not recognizing that we don't know what we don't know can be costly in any organization. Blind Spots to Breakthroughs empowers participants to overcome behaviors that act as barriers to their own optimal performance in work and in life through Awareness, Action and Adaptation.
Speaker: Joey Asher, President, SpeechWorks
Do you dread having to present information because the topic is inherently dull? Have you ever noticed your audience checking emails rather than listening to you? Do you want to be a persuasive speaker that is able to grab the listeners attention and keep it? Join fellow struggling presenters in this engaging and interactive workshop that will teach you how to structure information in the form of a story and make the most of the dreaded Q&A.
Speakers: Holly Firestine, SHRM-SCP, Chief People Officer, Navvis & Erin Wolf, Managing Partner, SuiteTrack LLC
The path that female business leaders navigate to the executive ranks is widely discussed and contemplated. As more women achieve senior roles in the workplace, additional focus is placed on how they got there. What did these women do that puts them in or on the path to the C-Suite? Join this session for a thought-provoking discussion about the unwritten rules of business.
Speaker: Alan Stein, Jr., Performance Coach, Consultant, Speaker and Author, Raise Your Game
The keys to impactful, influential leadership are strategically closing your performance gap, learning how to embrace change, and creating an effective system to uphold organizational standards and collective accountability. In this powerful session, Alan teaches participants how to master Unseen Hours, by utilizing the mindsets, habits, and routines of world-class athletes. Attendees walk away with actionable steps and a heightened sense of awareness and clarity to improve productivity, create winning habits, inspire teamwork, and maximize influence and impact.
Speaker: Adair Cates, Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer, SummitX
Most organizations know the impact of engaged employees, but few consistently practice employee-centric engagement strategies that are anything more than check-the-box activities. By personalizing the employee experience and helping team members reach their career and personal goals at work, we create inspiring workplaces that foster growth where people do what they love and love what they do.
Speaker: Dr. Barbara Reilly, Sr. Leadership Consultant - Turknett Leadership Group
Why are companies like Google, Aetna, General Mills, and others providing mindfulness training to their teams? Because it isn’t just “fluff stuff” training offered by the HR team. By learning what mindfulness is and isn’t, and the basics of mindfulness, you will understand why mindfulness can enhance organizational effectiveness and have a direct impact on business results.
Speakers: Phillip Blount, President of Phillip Blount & Associates, Inc & Teela Jackson, Vice President HR Search, Talent Connections
In this session, we will discuss compensation strategy and how your organization’s current market compensation impacts your ability to meet business goals in this highly competitive market. We will unveil the results of the compensation survey to explore leading and lagging indicators. We will also share the top industries from a compensation market perspective. You will hear the latest hiring trends as well as the future of work’s impact on your organization and the traditional hiring model.
Speaker: Dr. Thomas J. Cunningham, Chief Economist, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Georgia continues to be the #1 state for doing business while staying attuned to the needs of the next generation. Dr. Thomas J. Cunningham, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist with the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), will describe the three pillars designed to support Atlanta’s economic ecosystem.
Speaker: Melissa Gordon, President, President, EchelonCommunicate, LLC
The days of command and control-style leadership in the workplace – providing direction by telling others what to do - are generally gone. Today, leading effectively is about teaming – bringing out the best in others while you acknowledge their talents, needs, and goals. Join us for a fast-paced, hands-on Lab to learn and practice proven coaching communication techniques, such as asking powerful questions, listening deeply, acknowledging, challenging, and bringing a shared goal or value to life.
Speaker: Brooke Cartus, Sales Director and Senior Facilitator, ImprovEdge
Executive Presence is the differentiating point for high-performance cultures. It is critical for succession, ascension, and managing perception. In this program, you will push the boundaries of your capabilities and elevate how you are perceived. Join Brooke Cartus as she will illuminate stereotypes and options around executive presence, provide case studies for finding your authentic leadership presence, and involve the audience in discussion and volunteer activities.
Speakers: Dr. Katie Stone, EVP of Strategy and Development with Fallon Benefits Group, & Danielle Compton, VP, Human Resources Consultant, Fallon Benefits Group
Whether your leaders gather for a lunch period, a full day or a multi-day retreat, annual business and strategy planning provides the blueprint for your company’s future. Initiatives are shared, goals are formalized and short- and long-term plans are launched. This session prepares HR professionals to confidently moderate the annual session with business leaders, providing tools to ensure business strategy is clearly articulated and discussed.
Speaker: Stanton Gatewood, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Georgia
We can defend and protect ourselves in cyberspace, even STOP an imminent attack! Join your peers to learn how an attacker prepares to attack and harvest personally identifiable information or masquerade as the CFO and convince you to send or transfer $$$. Learn awareness, preparedness and resilience tactics for home and work to thwart the would-be-hacker.
Speaker: Jerry Mabe, Co-Founding President and CEO, RightPath, Resources Inc.
Leadership is changing more significantly now than it has in any time for the last three generations. Because of generational changes (the retirement of Baby Boomers) companies are facing a major challenge to recruit, retain and hire top talent to fill the coming leadership vacuum. Yet, most companies are woefully unprepared for these changes.
Speaker: Christopher Mulligan, CEO, TalentKeepers
HR has the opportunity to be effective business leaders by developing a workforce aligned with performance goals directly impacting the bottom line. We’ll discuss how to develop and execute employee engagement and retention plans to contribute to achieving the organization’s strategic goals and objectives.
Speaker: Jagruti Solanki, Senior Manager, Assurance, Aprio
HR professionals are asked to make increasingly important contributions to the organization, to do so they must be able to speak the language of the business; and that language is money. If finance is an area where you still have room to grow, join us to learn information on key financial concepts as well as how to read financial statements.
*This is the Pre-Conference Workshop on Monday, August 19*
Dr. Susan S. Raines | Associate Director, School of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University, Consultant
» Learn how to assess the root causes of workplace conflict
» Discuss how to motivate and empower leaders to undertake meaningful culture change initiatives
» Review coaching tools used to train managers to successfully address conflict themselves
Sarah Jane Barber | Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Gerontology, Georgia State University
» Discuss how negative age stereotypes can affect older workers
» Learn how to reduce these adverse effects with changes to the work setting which can increase positive intergenerational interactions
Heather McCollum | Founder and Chief Facilitator, Better HR
Melody Barnett, SHRM-CP | HR Director, CyQuest Business Solutions
» Designed especially for those who are an "HR Department of One"
» Walk through the optimal elements of the HR function
» Discuss resources to support areas where you may have gaps
Jeff Nischwitz | President, The Nischwitz Group
» Understand the foundations of building sustainable cultures
» Identify and demystify culture myths and culture killers for HR Professionals
» Engage actionable culture shifts to improve team and organization effectiveness, influence and impact
Nanci Yelisetty | Director, Human Resources/Employee Relations, Rollins, Inc.
» Recognize best practices associated with creating and leading centralized employee relations teams
» Contrast and compare centralization models
» Examine the importance of success measurement
Marty Martenson | Managing Partner, Martenson Law
» Discuss several sub-plots to the subject of compensation in the workplace
» Gain a greater understanding of your legal responsibilities regarding employee compensation and the liability associated with noncompliance
Brent Hines | Founder and Executive Director, Foundation for Financial Wellness
» Receive a Workforce Assessment: “Are Financial Wellness Programs a Fit for Your Organization?”
» Discuss success criteria of a Financial Wellness Program
» Review the 7 pillars of Financial Wellness Behavior Change Model
Janet Cox, Ph.D | Clinical Psychologist, Synapse
» How to spot an addiction problem at the office
» How to protect top talent
» Characteristics that lead to substance abuse
» How to intervene
Anne Tyler Hall
» Learn what fiduciary breach is, and why it should matter to you in your role as an HR Professional
» Learn why enforcement of employee benefits legal compliance is apparently increasing under a pro-business Trump administration
» Discuss three easy steps to take to be proactive and ensure you don't find yourself in a penalty situation with the DOL, IRS, or HHS
Glen Harrison | Director, SIGMA Assessment Systems
» Generate momentum and executive support for the process
» Apply a structured approach for identifying the roles critical to your organization
» Build success profiles that combine current requirements with future needs
» Identify successors through a formalized nomination survey
Raymond Lee | CEO, Careerminds
» Explore the top reasons why employees are leaving companies to pursue opportunities elsewhere
» Discuss ways to retain your top talent through career development, building strong cultures, and employee flexibility
» Address the skills gap that exist in today's digital revolution
Amanda Farahany | Barrett & Farahany
Greg Hare | Managing Partner, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Doug Kertscher | Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP
Natalie Turner | Ogletree Deakins
Facilitator: Cathy Missildine | Southeastrans
» Join us for a spirited open forum debate as experienced employment lawyers examine your common HR dilemmas through very different lenses!
Ginger Duncan | Sr Leadership Consultant, The Human Capital Group
» Differentiate between a transactional onboarding process versus a strategic integration 5-step process
» Define and explore the Functional, Cultural and Organizational Leadership dimensions of a strategic leadership integration process
» Learn how to build a high performance team as a new leader by guiding the team through the Transformational Leadership Model
Hakeem Isaac | Founder, unboXt, Inc.
» Build a historical appreciation for "workforce diversity"
» Identify the current routines companies use to approach workplace diversity
» Unlock a multi-step approach to create an environment where everyone belongs
Kirstie Settas-Jones | National Leader - Health Management Practice, H&B NA Brokerage & Advisory, Willis Towers Watson
» Discuss what is an effective wellbeing program, and why it's so important to have one that works for your specific organization
» Review how to realign your approach to employee wellbeing so that it connects the physical, financial, emotional and social components with visible leadership support
» Learn ways in which a good wellbeing program positively affects attraction, retention, engagement and productivity
Timothy Newton | Partner, Constangy
» Let's discuss the legal implications that come along with gig employees and how to decide whether such an arrangement may or may not be the right fit for your business.
Jennifer Sandberg | Partner, Fisher Phillips LLP
Terri Stewart | Partner, Fisher Phillips LLP
» Hear expert perspectives on developing a progressive culture, cutting-edge policies, reporting and investigative procedures, first-class training, case defense strategies and more
David Lee | Managing Director - NFP Pharmacy Practice
» Learn how to access, develop, and replace hyperinflation spending in your prescription benefits without affecting clinical outcomes
» Discuss techniques to manage a trending 12% Inflation this year, 57% for the past 5 years, and New Drug Launches
» Leave with effective tools that will reduce your pharmacy spend by 20% without additional resources
Jason Treu | Executive Coach, Jason Treu Executive Coaching
» Learn the "secret" strategies to quickly maximize performance, engagement, collaboration, and teamwork
» Discover how to build high levels of trust both internally and externally with third-parties to instantly create great working relationships and maximize productivity
» Walk away with 11 best practices on how to manage, interact and engage (up, down and across) much more effectively to maximize teamwork and reduce conflicts