State Conference

2019 Workforce & HR State Conference
Grand Forks - Alerus Center
September 17-19, 2019

The ND SHRM State Council – an affiliate of SHRM invites you to attend the 2019 ND Workforce and HR Conference at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. They are excited to host workforce professionals at this event including HR teams, recruiters, trainers, talent developers, office managers, economic developers, legislators, and public sector employees. 

We are no longer accepting submissions for speakers. Submissions for 2020 will be accepted starting in August of this year. Sponsor and Exhibitor registration is OPEN and can be completed by using the drop-down menu on the toolbar. Attendee registration will begin in July, with options for Early-Bird and Team pricing available as well. Attendee registration will begin in July, with early bird registration.

2019 Keynote Speakers

Gary Bradt – “Turning Change into Opportunity”

Tami Evans – “Lighten Up and Lead: Leveraging Levity for Connection, Culture and Engagement”

Matt Havens – “You’re Not an Acronym: A Practical Approach to Leadership”

 

2019 Sponsors

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Agenda

Tentative Agenda
*Times and Locations subject to change*

9/17 – Tuesday – Alerus Center, Grand Forks ND

8a-5pRegistration and Concierge Desk
8a-10:45aGrab-N-Go Breakfast
10a-10:45aWelcome Address with Emcee: Corey Mock, Leadership Solutions, LLC
10:45a-12pBreakout sessions:
 Go Big or Go Home:  The Ultimate Candidate Experience
 You Are Not Freud
 The Shortest Distance Between 2 People in a Story
 Who, Why and How to Engage Generation Z
 Five Common Misunderstandings About Workers Comp
12p-1:30pLuncheon Address with Keynote: Tami Evans “Lighten Up and Lead: Leveraging Levity for Connection, Culture, and Engagement”
1:45p-3:00pBreakout Sessions
 Crucial Conversations
 The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace – Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People
 Partnering HR to the Core Business Objectives
 Social Media Recruiting 101 – Building Your Audience
3:00p-3:30pBreak
3:30p-4:45pBreakout Sessions
 30,000 Jobs Open in ND; How Felons Can Help Shift That
 Financial Planning as a benefit: Making your hard work worth it
 Pulling in the Same Understanding and Harnessing Strengths of Team Members
 Conflict to Collaboration
 The Legal Landscape-The Hiring Process

9/18 – Wednesday – Alerus Center, Grand Forks ND

6:45a-7:45aEarly Bird Repeat Sessions
 High or Stoned: Marijuana in the Workplace
 Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility
7a-4:30pRegistration and Concierge Desk
7:30a-10:15aGrab-N-Go Breakfast
8:00a-9:15aKeynote Address: Gary Brandt “Turning Change into Opportunity”
9:15a-10:15aExhibitor Showcase
10:15a-11:30aBreakout Sessions
 ADA, Reasonable Accommodation & Your Workforce
 Creating Operational Excellence in HR
 When OSHA Knocks
 Launching a Values Based Culture
 Different Wellness Strategies
11:30a-1:00pLunch during Exhibitor Showcase
1:00p-2:15pBreakout Sessions
 Hiring and Retaining the Veteran Workforce
 Go Big or Go Home:  The Ultimate Candidate Experience
 High or Stoned: Marijuana in the Workplace
 Tools for Successfully Implementing the Financial Literacy Element of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act
 Afternoon Delight: Creating a Sustainable Environment of Acceptance and Belonging in a Quick Results Culture
2:15p-3:00pBreak with Exhibitors-Drawings
3:00p-4:15pBreakout Sessions
 The Seven Drivers of Employee Engagement
 Creating Operational Excellence in HR
 “Parting is such sweet sorrow” The Use of Severance and Release Agreements in employee terminations
 Reinventing and Employee-Centric Culture from “Near Scratch”
 Great Culture is the Only Lasting Competitive Advantage, So Let’s Make it Last
4:15p-5:00pConference Social
 SHRM Awards
 SHRM Scholarship
 Bucket Raffles
 50/50 Drawing
5:15p-6:15pRelax or Repeat Sessions
 When OSHA Knocks
 Pulling in the Same Understanding and Harnessing Strengths of Team Members

9/19 – Thursday – Alerus Center, Grand Forks ND

7:30a-11:00aRegistration and Concierge Desk
7:30a-9:30aGrab-N-Go Breakfast
8:00a-9:15aBreakout Sessions
 Data Analytics that Power Workforce Strategies
 Building a  Strong Safety Culture
 Leveraging Your Leadership
 10 Rules of Termination Decisions
 Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility
9:15a-9:30aBreak
9:30a-10:45aClosing Keynote: Matt Havens “You’re Not an Acronym: A Practical Approach to Leadership”