2021/09/22 08:00:00

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ATTENDEES

The 2021 KS SHRM State Conference will host 500+ attendees, the majority of whom will include, senior Human Resources (HR) professionals, supervisors, managers, and directors currently practicing in the Human Resources field.

SPEAKERS

The Conference will include subjects and topics in the HRCI Body of Knowledge and SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge. All presentations will meet the criteria for recertification credit from both SHRM and HRCI.

CONVINCE YOUR BOSS

You know the conference is strategic for your career, convincing your boss can be just as strategic.  Getting approval to attend the conference is a two-part endeavor.  First, you need to demonstrate the benefits of the conference to your organization.  Then you need to convince your boss. Here’s how…

Conference Schedule

TimeEventLocation
5:00 - 8:00 PMAttendee Registration & Information OpenTop of Escalator
5:00 - 8:00 PMExhibitor Registration & Information OpenExhibit Hall
6:00 - 8:00 PMHappy Hour & Panel Session ($25 fee at registration)
Surviving your HR Nightmare
Ballroom A
7:00 PMExhibitor Orientation (then join Happy Hour with attendees)Exhibit Hall
TimeEventLocation
7:00 AM - 6:00 PMRegistration & Information OpenTop of Escalator
7:00 AM - 7:30 PMExhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall
7:45 - 8:00 AMConference Opening & Welcome (recognitions)Ballroom
8:00 - 9:00 AMGeneral Session Opening Keynote & Light Breakfast
Holly Hoffman

Details
Ballroom
9:00 - 9:30 AMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
9:30 - 10:30 AMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicThriving in a pandemic: Put your faith in people
Kim Grbac

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleHow to Disrupt Traditional Strategies to (Actually) Engage and Retain Talent
Christina Zurek, SHRM-CP, CEP

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationExecutive Presence - What is it and why should you care?
Kristi Spaethe, PHR, SHRM-CP

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceSurviving Workplace Investigations
Norm Johnson, MBA, SHRM-SCP

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierJob War II
Brad Mandacina

Details
Courtyard 5
10:30 - 10:40 AMTransfer Break
10:40 - 11:40 AMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicCreating Psychologically Safe Teams
Randal Weidenaar

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleNavigating the Pharmacy Landscape
Mai Ly Hoang & Matt Adams

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationHow to Lead in Ambiguous Times
Mack Munro

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceChanging Marijuana Laws: Working Through the Haze
Melody Rayl

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierTop compliance issues to consider as we head into 2022
Rory Akers, J.D.

Details
Courtyard 5
11:40 - 11:50 AMTransfer Break
11:40 - 12:00 PMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
11:50 - 12:00 PMSponsor AddressBallroom
12:00 - 1:00 PMGeneral Session - Employment Law Update & Lunch
Michael Blumenthal

Details
Ballroom
1:00 - 1:20 PMIntroduce Trombold nomineesBallroom
1:20 - 2:00 PMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
2:00 - 3:00 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicHow to Build Better Bosses
Mack Munro

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleNavigating the Medicare Maze
Mark Landwehr

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationLessons Learned in Reducing Risk to Infectious Disease in the Workplace
Caitlin Kintner & Jennifer Lowe

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceThe Yellow Cake Principle: The Recipe for Influencing in the Workplace
Roger Grannis

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierCyber threats are only getting worse for retirement plan sponsors
Samuel Henson, J.D.

Details
Courtyard 5
3:00 - 3:10 PMTransfer Break
3:10 - 4:10 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicThe UI Times, They are A-Changin’
Phil Hayes & Jeff Oswald

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleCompensation Equity: When Equal Isn't Equitable
Carrie Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationBuilding a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People
Randal Weidenaar

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceThe Balancing Act of PFML in Multiple States
David Setzkorn, CPCU, C.P.M.

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierNon-specialty pharmacy spend: diabetes treatments and their impact on new weight loss therapies
Matt Jarvis, PharmD

Details
Courtyard 5
4:10 - 4:20 PMTransfer Break
4:20 - 5:20 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicRewards, Recognition & Realization: Facilitating Meaningful Work and Personal Fulfillment
Julie Develin, MSHRD, SHRM-SCP

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleCreating a Happier, Healthier, More Engaged and Productive Workforce
Christian Mango

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationNothing's Free: Speech in the Workplace
Michelle Moe Witte

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceSecret Sauce for Success in the Workplace
Heidi Hartman

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierBenefit trends and market disruptors
Rob Sweatt, CEBS

Details
Courtyard 5
5:20 - 7:30 PMExhibit Hall Networking Reception with appetizers & drinksExhibit Hall
TimeEventLocation
7:00 - 5:30 PMRegistration & Information OpenTop of Escalator
7:00 - 5:30 PMExhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall
7:00 - 8:00 AMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
8:00 - 9:00 AMGeneral Session Diversity & Breakfast
Melissa Dobbins

Details
Ballroom
9:00 - 9:10 AMTransfer Break
9:10 - 10:10 AMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicBuilding a Coaching Culture at Your Organization
Kelli Adams

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleHow to Create Radically-Engaged Teams™ using Epoxy, Maslow and a Bike Crank
Rich Allen

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationHindsight is 2020: Championing Stakeholders to Achieve HR Goals
Jenny Locanthi & Shanna Legleiter

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceRETAINWORKS: How the public workforce system can support Return to Work (RTW) and Stay at Work (SAW) programs
Amanda Ramsey, Dale Tower, Amanda Duncan & Travis Francis

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierPreparing for an Activist NLRB and General Counsel
Jeff Place & Trecia Moore

Details
Courtyard 5
10:10 - 10:20 AMTransfer Break
10:20 - 11:20 AMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicTurbocharge your Influence & Build a Killer Powerbase: LEVERAGE YOUR IMPACT
Heidi Hartman

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleWhen You Can't Do It All: Managing the Successful Outsourcing Engagement
Carrie Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP & Cindy K. McSwain

Details
Courtyard 2
Organization2021 Employee Benefits Update
Cory Jorbin

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceReligious Accommodation by Employers in the COVID-19 Era
Jim Spencer

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierThe New Normal – Are You in Compliance? Best Practices for Handbooks, Policies/Procedures and Documentation
Lindsey Poling & Joshua Cervantes

Details
Courtyard 5
11:20 - 11:30 AMTransfer Break
11:20 – 11:50 AMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
11:30 - 11:50 AMSHRM Address & Trombold Winner PresentationBallroom
11:50 - 12:50 PMGeneral Session Keynote & Lunch
Mary Kelly

Details
Ballroom
12:50 - 1:45 PMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
1:45 - 2:45 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicBecoming Irresistible and Unstoppable: New Model for Employee Experience
Jason Treu

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleNot Another 401k Movie, er, Presentation
Mike Smoots

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationMind the Pay Gap
Kara Hunt, SPHR, SHRM-SCP & Kim Doze Lohmann

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceCulture: More Than You Think
JT Galloway

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierWhen HR Takes the Stand: Testifying about Your Investigation
Kyle Russell & Amanda Sisney

Details
Courtyard 5
2:45 - 2:55 PMTransfer Break
2:55 - 3:55 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicBuild Your Own Seat at the Table: Effectively Partnering with your Business Clients
Kelli Adams

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleTalent Acquisition and Development: The Game has Changed
Jim Roy

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationCreating and Maintaining an Impactful Virtual Wellness Program
Kim Farmer

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceKansas Active Shooter Mitigation (KASM) - RUN, HIDE, FIGHT!
Trooper Tiffany Bush & Trooper Don Hughes

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierLegal Jeopardy! Hot Topics in Employment Law in a Quiz Show Format
Karen Glickstein & Camille Roe

Details
Courtyard 5
3:55 - 4:15 PMVisit Exhibit Hall (giveaways)Exhibit Hall
4:15 - 5:15 PMGeneral Session Closing Keynote & Snack
Jon McGraw

Details
Ballroom
5:15 – 5:30 PMConference ClosingBallroom
+ Tuesday, September 21
TimeEventLocation
5:00 - 8:00 PMAttendee Registration & Information OpenTop of Escalator
5:00 - 8:00 PMExhibitor Registration & Information OpenExhibit Hall
6:00 - 8:00 PMHappy Hour & Panel Session ($25 fee at registration)
Surviving your HR Nightmare
Ballroom A
7:00 PMExhibitor Orientation (then join Happy Hour with attendees)Exhibit Hall
+ Wednesday, September 22
TimeEventLocation
7:00 AM - 6:00 PMRegistration & Information OpenTop of Escalator
7:00 AM - 7:30 PMExhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall
7:45 - 8:00 AMConference Opening & Welcome (recognitions)Ballroom
8:00 - 9:00 AMGeneral Session Opening Keynote & Light Breakfast
Holly Hoffman

Details
Ballroom
9:00 - 9:30 AMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
9:30 - 10:30 AMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicThriving in a pandemic: Put your faith in people
Kim Grbac

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleHow to Disrupt Traditional Strategies to (Actually) Engage and Retain Talent
Christina Zurek, SHRM-CP, CEP

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationExecutive Presence - What is it and why should you care?
Kristi Spaethe, PHR, SHRM-CP

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceSurviving Workplace Investigations
Norm Johnson, MBA, SHRM-SCP

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierJob War II
Brad Mandacina

Details
Courtyard 5
10:30 - 10:40 AMTransfer Break
10:40 - 11:40 AMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicCreating Psychologically Safe Teams
Randal Weidenaar

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleNavigating the Pharmacy Landscape
Mai Ly Hoang & Matt Adams

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationHow to Lead in Ambiguous Times
Mack Munro

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceChanging Marijuana Laws: Working Through the Haze
Melody Rayl

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierTop compliance issues to consider as we head into 2022
Rory Akers, J.D.

Details
Courtyard 5
11:40 - 11:50 AMTransfer Break
11:40 - 12:00 PMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
11:50 - 12:00 PMSponsor AddressBallroom
12:00 - 1:00 PMGeneral Session - Employment Law Update & Lunch
Michael Blumenthal

Details
Ballroom
1:00 - 1:20 PMIntroduce Trombold nomineesBallroom
1:20 - 2:00 PMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
2:00 - 3:00 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicHow to Build Better Bosses
Mack Munro

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleNavigating the Medicare Maze
Mark Landwehr

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationLessons Learned in Reducing Risk to Infectious Disease in the Workplace
Caitlin Kintner & Jennifer Lowe

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceThe Yellow Cake Principle: The Recipe for Influencing in the Workplace
Roger Grannis

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierCyber threats are only getting worse for retirement plan sponsors
Samuel Henson, J.D.

Details
Courtyard 5
3:00 - 3:10 PMTransfer Break
3:10 - 4:10 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicThe UI Times, They are A-Changin’
Phil Hayes & Jeff Oswald

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleCompensation Equity: When Equal Isn't Equitable
Carrie Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationBuilding a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People
Randal Weidenaar

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceThe Balancing Act of PFML in Multiple States
David Setzkorn, CPCU, C.P.M.

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierNon-specialty pharmacy spend: diabetes treatments and their impact on new weight loss therapies
Matt Jarvis, PharmD

Details
Courtyard 5
4:10 - 4:20 PMTransfer Break
4:20 - 5:20 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicRewards, Recognition & Realization: Facilitating Meaningful Work and Personal Fulfillment
Julie Develin, MSHRD, SHRM-SCP

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleCreating a Happier, Healthier, More Engaged and Productive Workforce
Christian Mango

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationNothing's Free: Speech in the Workplace
Michelle Moe Witte

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceSecret Sauce for Success in the Workplace
Heidi Hartman

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierBenefit trends and market disruptors
Rob Sweatt, CEBS

Details
Courtyard 5
5:20 - 7:30 PMExhibit Hall Networking Reception with appetizers & drinksExhibit Hall
+ Thursday, September 23
TimeEventLocation
7:00 - 5:30 PMRegistration & Information OpenTop of Escalator
7:00 - 5:30 PMExhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall
7:00 - 8:00 AMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
8:00 - 9:00 AMGeneral Session Diversity & Breakfast
Melissa Dobbins

Details
Ballroom
9:00 - 9:10 AMTransfer Break
9:10 - 10:10 AMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicBuilding a Coaching Culture at Your Organization
Kelli Adams

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleHow to Create Radically-Engaged Teams™ using Epoxy, Maslow and a Bike Crank
Rich Allen

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationHindsight is 2020: Championing Stakeholders to Achieve HR Goals
Jenny Locanthi & Shanna Legleiter

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceRETAINWORKS: How the public workforce system can support Return to Work (RTW) and Stay at Work (SAW) programs
Amanda Ramsey, Dale Tower, Amanda Duncan & Travis Francis

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierPreparing for an Activist NLRB and General Counsel
Jeff Place & Trecia Moore

Details
Courtyard 5
10:10 - 10:20 AMTransfer Break
10:20 - 11:20 AMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicTurbocharge your Influence & Build a Killer Powerbase: LEVERAGE YOUR IMPACT
Heidi Hartman

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleWhen You Can't Do It All: Managing the Successful Outsourcing Engagement
Carrie Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP & Cindy K. McSwain

Details
Courtyard 2
Organization2021 Employee Benefits Update
Cory Jorbin

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceReligious Accommodation by Employers in the COVID-19 Era
Jim Spencer

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierThe New Normal – Are You in Compliance? Best Practices for Handbooks, Policies/Procedures and Documentation
Lindsey Poling & Joshua Cervantes

Details
Courtyard 5
11:20 - 11:30 AMTransfer Break
11:20 – 11:50 AMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
11:30 - 11:50 AMSHRM Address & Trombold Winner PresentationBallroom
11:50 - 12:50 PMGeneral Session Keynote & Lunch
Mary Kelly

Details
Ballroom
12:50 - 1:45 PMVisit Exhibit HallExhibit Hall
1:45 - 2:45 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicBecoming Irresistible and Unstoppable: New Model for Employee Experience
Jason Treu

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleNot Another 401k Movie, er, Presentation
Mike Smoots

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationMind the Pay Gap
Kara Hunt, SPHR, SHRM-SCP & Kim Doze Lohmann

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceCulture: More Than You Think
JT Galloway

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierWhen HR Takes the Stand: Testifying about Your Investigation
Kyle Russell & Amanda Sisney

Details
Courtyard 5
2:45 - 2:55 PMTransfer Break
2:55 - 3:55 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicBuild Your Own Seat at the Table: Effectively Partnering with your Business Clients
Kelli Adams

Details
Courtyard 1
PeopleTalent Acquisition and Development: The Game has Changed
Jim Roy

Details
Courtyard 2
OrganizationCreating and Maintaining an Impactful Virtual Wellness Program
Kim Farmer

Details
Courtyard 3
WorkplaceKansas Active Shooter Mitigation (KASM) - RUN, HIDE, FIGHT!
Trooper Tiffany Bush & Trooper Don Hughes

Details
Courtyard 4
PremierLegal Jeopardy! Hot Topics in Employment Law in a Quiz Show Format
Karen Glickstein & Camille Roe

Details
Courtyard 5
3:55 - 4:15 PMVisit Exhibit Hall (giveaways)Exhibit Hall
4:15 - 5:15 PMGeneral Session Closing Keynote & Snack
Jon McGraw

Details
Ballroom
5:15 – 5:30 PMConference ClosingBallroom

REGISTRATION

Up to 50 hours of recertification credit available with On Demand option

(In-Person only option provides up to 15 hours).

SHRM Member $469

Wednesday Only $240

Thursday Only $240

On Demand add-on $99

Non-SHRM Member $519

Wednesday Only $265

Thursday Only $265

On Demand add-on $99

On Demand Only $349

Student $175

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations minus $50 processing fee allowed through August 15, 2021. After August 15th, only substitutions allowed. Those already registered for the in-person conference are allowed to move to On Demand only registration with a partial refund up to September 7, 2021. If the event is cancelled due to local restrictions, full refunds will be provided minus a processing fee for credit card payments.

Overland Park Convention Center

6000 College Blvd
Leawood, KS 66211

Courtyard Kansas City Overland Park/Convention Center

11001 Woodson
Overland Park, KS 66211

Last Day to Book: Friday, September 3, 2021

Book your group rate for KSSHRM Annual Conference Room Block or call 800-321-2211 and reference KSSHRM Annual Conference Room Block

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