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Annual State Conference


The Annual Pennsylvania State HR Conference will be held on September 20-21, 2018 at The Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. The conference is an incredible opportunity to network with hundreds of HR professionals from across the state and learn from engaging and acclaimed speakers across a range of human resources and business-related topics.

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Early Bird Registration (through 8/26) - $290
Regular Registration (after 8/26) - $325
Student Rate (with 2 hours of conference volunteer service) - $100
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2018 PA SHRM State Conference Agenda
8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration/CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST/Exhibit Hall  
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome/Opening Remarks  
9:00 am - 10:30 am Opening Keynote: 5 Components of Extraordinary Teams Lee Rubin
10:30 am - 11:00 am BREAK/Exhibit Hall  
11:00 am - 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 pm - 1:10 pm LUNCH/Exhibit Hall  
1:10 pm - 1:20 pm Chapter of the Year Award  
1:20 pm - 1:35 pm SHRM Update  
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm BREAKOUT 2  
  Avoiding Your Biggest Pre and Post-Termination Legal Risks:  Documentation, Discrimination, Unemploymet Compensation & 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 pm - 3:30 pm BREAK/ Exhibitors to mingle with participants  
3:30 pm - 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 am - 8:00 am Earning a Seat at the Table Karen Snyder
8:00 am - 8:30 am BUFFET BREAKFAST/Exhibit Hall  
8:30 am - 8:45 am SHRM Foundation Raffle  
9:00 am - 10:30 am Opening Keynote: Unleash the Leader Within You: Three Essential Components for Any Leader Coach Sherry Winn
10:30 am - 10:45 am BREAK/Exhibit Hall  
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Closing Keynote: Detour or Follow Me Steve Gilliland
12:15pm - 12:30 pm Final Drawings by Exhibitors