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PA SHRM State Council 2019 Annual State Conference


September 19 - 20, 2019
The Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA

The Annual Pennsylvania State HR Conference will be held on September 19-20, 2019 at The Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. This conference is PA SHRM State Council's signature event and draws hundreds of HR professionals from across the state. The conference is an incredible opportunity to network with colleagues, make new connections, and learn from engaging and acclaimed speakers across a range of human resources and business-related topics.

Our annual call for speakers will be announced in the first quarter of 2019 with more information about registration coming in mid-2019. Please stay tuned to the website for details. The 2018 conference agenda is posted below to give you an idea of the range of topics, speakers, and structure of the conference. We hope to see you there in 2019!


2018 PA SHRM State Conference Agenda
 8:00 - 8:45 am  Registration/CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST/Exhibit Hall  
 8:45 - 9:00 am  Welcome/Opening Remarks  
 9:00 - 10:30 am  Opening Keynote: 5 Components of Extraordinary Teams  Lee Rubin
 10:30 - 11:00 am  BREAK/Exhibit Hall  
 11:00 - 12:15 pm  BREAKOUT 1  
   #TimesUp on Traditional Harassment Solutions  Theresa Mongiovi
   Taking Flight with DISC  Merrick Rosenberg
   What is your HR Path and Power  Samm Smeltzer
   Getting the Agility Edge:  5 Methods for Developing your Staff (and
 Your Own) HR Competencies
 Phyllis Hartman
   Preparing for the Future:  Hiring and Dealing with Individuals with an
 Addiction Issue:  What you don't know CAN hurt you…
 Charles Mazzitti
 12:15 - 1:00 pm  LUNCH/Exhibit Hall  
 1:00 - 1:20 pm  Chapter of the Year Award  
 1:20 - 1:35 pm  SHRM Update  
 1:45 - 3:00 pm  BREAKOUT 2  
   Avoiding Your Biggest Pre and Post-Termination Legal Risks: 
 Documentation, Discrimination, Unemployment Comp. & More
 Mario Bordogna
   Low Stress Leadership in a High Stress World  David Scott
   Starting the Dialog:  Depression in the Workplace  Carol Kivler
   Leading Effectively When You Aren't the Official Leader  Karen Snyder
   Reducing Drama in the Workplace  Jack Skeen
 3:00 - 3:30 pm  BREAK/ Exhibitors to mingle with participants  
 3:30 - 4:45 pm  BREAKOUT 3  
   Employment Law Update  Erin McLaughlin
   Employee Benefits for Dummies: KISS* Edition  Justin Leader
   Recruitment Marketing 101  Beth Fleek
   The "New Retirement":  Are you Ready  Karen Sheehe
   HR-Being the Essential Business Partner  Amanda King
 7:00 - 8:00 am  Earning a Seat at the Table  Karen Snyder
 8:00 - 8:30 am  BUFFET BREAKFAST/Exhibit Hall  
 8:30 - 8:45 am  SHRM Foundation Raffle  
 9:00 - 10:30 am  Opening Keynote: Detour or Follow Me  Steve Gilliland
 10:30 - 10:45 am  BREAK/Exhibit Hall  
 10:45 - 12:15 pm  Closing Keynote: Unleash the Leader Within You - Three Essential
 Components for Any Leader
 Coach Sherry Winn
 12:15 - 12:30 pm  Final Drawings by Exhibitors