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 - 7:00 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
PeopleHow to Disrupt Traditional Strategies to (Actually) Engage and Retain Talent
Christina Zurek, SHRM-CP, CEP

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

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

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

Details
OrganizationHow to Lead in Ambiguous Times
Mack Munro

Details
WorkplaceChanging Marijuana Laws: Working Through the Haze
Melody Rayl

Details
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 & LunchBallroom
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
PeopleSecond Chance Employment - Fair Chance Hiring
Cindy Villarreal

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

Details
3:00 - 3:10 PMTransfer Break
3:10 - 4:10 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicRETAINWORKS: How the public workforce system can support Return to Work (RTW) and Stay at Work (SAW) programs
Amanda Ramsey

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

Details
PeopleBuilding a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People
Randal Weidenaar

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

Details
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
WorkplaceSecret Sauce for Success in the Workplace
Heidi Hartman

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

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

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

Details
PeopleWhen You Can't Do It All: Managing the Successful Outsourcing Engagement
Carrie Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP

Details
Organization2021 Employee Benefits Update
Cory Jorbin

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

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

Details
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
PeopleMind the Pay Gap
Jim Roy

Details
OrganizationCreating and Maintaining an Impactful Virtual Wellness Program
Kim Farmer

Details
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 - 7:00 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
PeopleHow to Disrupt Traditional Strategies to (Actually) Engage and Retain Talent
Christina Zurek, SHRM-CP, CEP

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

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

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

Details
OrganizationHow to Lead in Ambiguous Times
Mack Munro

Details
WorkplaceChanging Marijuana Laws: Working Through the Haze
Melody Rayl

Details
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 & LunchBallroom
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
PeopleSecond Chance Employment - Fair Chance Hiring
Cindy Villarreal

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

Details
3:00 - 3:10 PMTransfer Break
3:10 - 4:10 PMBreakoutsDownstairs
StrategicRETAINWORKS: How the public workforce system can support Return to Work (RTW) and Stay at Work (SAW) programs
Amanda Ramsey

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

Details
PeopleBuilding a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People
Randal Weidenaar

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

Details
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
WorkplaceSecret Sauce for Success in the Workplace
Heidi Hartman

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

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

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

Details
PeopleWhen You Can't Do It All: Managing the Successful Outsourcing Engagement
Carrie Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP

Details
Organization2021 Employee Benefits Update
Cory Jorbin

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

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

Details
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
PeopleMind the Pay Gap
Jim Roy

Details
OrganizationCreating and Maintaining an Impactful Virtual Wellness Program
Kim Farmer

Details
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

Early Bird Registration ends July 15, 2021

 

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

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

SHRM Member $399

Wednesday Only $225

Thursday Only $225

On Demand add-on $99

Non-SHRM Member $449

Wednesday Only $250

Thursday Only $250

On Demand add-on $99

On Demand Only $299

Student $175

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations minus $50 processing fee allowed through August 15th, 2021. After August 15th, only substitutions allowed.

Overland Park Convention Center

6000 College Blvd
Leawood, KS 66211

Sheraton Hotel

Click Here to book your room – $179/night

Or call the Central Reservations Number to book via phone. You must mention that they are with Kansas State Council of SHRM in order to secure the group rate. The telephone number is: (866) 837-4214.
The cut-off date for guest rooms is scheduled for August 13, 2021. Please note, our cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival. Any reservation cancelled less than 48 prior to arrival is subject to 1 night’s room & tax charge. 

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