2018 Conference Materials 2018-09-17T12:26:56+00:00

2018 Conference Materials

Below are the materials for the 54th Annual Human Resources Conference. Click on the session title to access the materials for that session. If the session title is not linked, the materials have not yet been received from the speaker(s), unless otherwise indicated. Materials will be added as they are received.

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Monday, May 7

Morning Workshops

Workshop 1
WK1. Termination in the Rearview Mirror: A Mock Trial Defending an Employment Termination Decision No materials for this session will be provided online.
Michael Padgett, Office Managing Principal; Dorothy McDermott, Principal; and Scott Preston, Principal, Jackson Lewis
HR; PDC

Workshop 2
WK2. Back to the Basics: Labor Law Bootcamp
Catherine Burgett, JD, MBA, Attorney and Tessa Castner, JD, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd
HR; PDC

Afternoon Workshops

Workshop 3
WK3. Conducting an HR Audit and Using Technology for Compliance No materials for this session will be provided online.
Amy Wilson, JD, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd and Ann Milborn Getz, Territory Manager, APS Advanced Payroll Systems
HR; PDC

Workshop 4
WK4. Writing as an HR Thought Leadership Strategy
Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, The Business Book Strategist, Cathy Fyock LLC
B; PDC

Tuesday, May 8

Concurrent Session One

Employment Lifecycle
1A. Talent Acquisition: An Under-tapped Resource
Yvonne Smith, Program Coordinator, PACE Indy
B; PDC

Regulatory Compliance
1B. Interview With a Plaintiff’s Attorney (All; Any) No materials for this session will be provided online.
Heather Wilson, JD, Member and Alexandra Oxyer, JD, Associate, Frost Brown Todd LLC
HR; PDC

Creating a Positive Culture
1C. Narrative Systems: Finding Your Story for Top Gun Performance No materials for this session will be provided online.
Shannon Huffman Polson
HR; PDC

Benefits
1D. Legal Update for Wellness Plans
Jessica Kuester, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
HR; PDC

1:00 p.m.  Concurrent Session Two

Employment Lifecycle
2A. How to Ensure a Smooth Employee Separation (All; Any)
Amy Wilson, JD, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC
HR; PDC

Regulatory Compliance
2B. Is Equal Pay Liability Lurking in Your Company’s Future? (All; Any)
Germaine Willett, JD, Senior Counsel, Ice Miller LLP
HR; PDC

Creating a Positive Culture
2C. Taking Your Company Beyond Operational Skills to Pro Trainers
Ronee Franklin, Training Associate, Van Daele & Associates LLC
HR; PDC

Benefits
2D. How Do Your Employer Benefits Compare To Others? (I/A; Any) No materials for this session will be provided online.
Barbie Sparr, CEBS, Consultant, Mercer Health & Benefits
HR; PDC

Concurrent Session Three

Employment Lifecycle
3A. Up in the Air: When is Termination the Right Decision (I/A; Any)
Heather Wilson, JD, Member and Alexandra Oxyer, JD, Associate, Frost Brown Todd LLC
HR; PDC

Regulatory Compliance
3B. Recent Trends in Workplace Harassment Law
Brian Burbrink, Associate, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
HR; PDC

Creating a Positive Culture
3C. Compassion@Work: Creating Workplaces That Engage the Human Spirit (All; Any)
Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, The Business Book Strategist, Cathy Fyock LLC
B; PDC

Benefits
3D. 32,000 Days: Leveraging Benefits for Every Life Stage (All; Any)
Doug Prince, AIFA, Principal, Retirement Plan Advisor, ProCourse Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
HR; PDC

Concurrent Session Four

Employment Lifecycle
4A. Avoiding the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Using Selection Assessments So You Don’t Get Fleeced (All; Any)
Whitney Martin, MS, Measurement Strategist, ProActive Consulting
B; PDC

Regulatory Compliance
4B. Change, Change and More Change: Developments at the NLRB You Need to Know (All; Any)
David Pryzbylski, Esq., Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
HR; PDC

Creating a Positive Culture
4C. Improving Productivity and Morale Through Family-Focused Financial Education Programs (All; Any)
Kyle Sanders, Financial Advisor and Founder, Legacy Consultants Group
HR; PDC

Benefits
4D. What Every HR Professional Should Know About Social Security (N; Any)
Charo Boyd, M.S., Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
HR; PDC

Wednesday, May 9

Concurrent Session Five

Employment Lifecycle
5A. Strategic Onboarding: Are You Onboard? (All; Any)
Jeremy York, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Lead Consultant and President, InvigorateHR
B; PDC

Regulatory Compliance
5B. Dealing With Mental Impairments Under the ADA (All; Any)
Tessa Castner, Attorney and Jennifer Rulon, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC
HR; PDC

Leadership and Management
5C. Embracing and Leading Change (I; Any)
Hope Zoeller, Ed.D, Founder and President, HOPE (Helping Other People Excel)
HR; PDC

HR Hot Topics
5D. The Opioid Epidemic: Implications for the Workplace (All; Any)
Pamela Ruster, LCSW, CEAP, Consultant, Pam Ruster Consulting LLC
HR; PDC

Concurrent Session Six

Employment Lifecycle
6A. Hire American! U.S. Immigration in the Trump Era
Jenifer Brown, Partner, Ice Miller LLP
HR; PDC

Regulatory Compliance
6B. FMLA Tips and Tools: Managing Fraud and Abuse
Katherine Erdel, Of Counsel and Hannah Meils, Counsel, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
HR; PDC

Leadership and Management
6C. Manager Essentials: Equipping Front-Line Managers to Lead!
(All; Any)
Andrea Butcher, CEC, CPLP, President, HRD Advisory Group
HR; PDC

HR Hot Topics
6D.  From Harassment to Civility: The Changing Landscape (All; Any)
Anne Duprey, JD, Attorney; Catherine Burgett, JD, MBA, Attorney; and Alexander Will, BA, JD, Associate, Frost Brown Todd LLC
HR; PDC

Concurrent Session Seven

Employment Lifecycle
7A. Get Them to Stay: Using Stay Interviews to Drive Employee Retention (N/I; Any)
Rebecca Reott, SHRM-CP, Director of HR, Hanapin Marketing
HR; PDC

Regulatory Compliance
7B. Conducting Effective Internal Investigations (N/I; Any) No materials for this session will be provided online.
Heather Wilson, JD, Member and Alexandra Oxyer, JD, Associate, Frost Brown Todd LLC
HR; PDC

Leadership and Management
7C. Better Project Management: How to Combat the “Good Idea” Fairy (All; Any)
Joe DeSensi, Ed.D, President, Educational Directions
HR; PDC

HR Hot Topics
7D. Navigating Conflict in the Politically-Heated Workplace (All; Any)
Erin Brothers, MPA, SHRM-CP, PHR, HR Consultant, Purple Ink
B; PDC

Concurrent Session Eight

Employment Lifecycle
8A. Lighthouse Leadership: Guiding Your Employees to a Successful Retirement (I; 101+)
Jeff Graf, Financial Advisor, ARGI Financial Group
HR; PDC

Regulatory Compliance
8B. Top Mistakes Employers Make That Lead to Employment-Related Litigation and How to Avoid Them (All; Any)
Michael Terrell, Partner, Taft Law
HR; PDC

Leadership and Management
8C. Maintaining a Unified Workforce in an Increasingly Virtual Workplace (N/I; Any)
Allison Barber, Ph.D., Chancellor, WGU Indiana
HR; PDC

HR Hot Topics
8D. How Male Allies Support Women Leaders for Gender Equality (I/A; Any)
Julie Kratz, MBA, Certified Master Coach, Founder and CEO, Pivot Point
HR; PDC