2013 Conference Materials

Conference Speakers

Speaker NameJob TitleCompany
Amy S. WilsonMemberFrost Brown Todd LLC
Andrea Moore
Barbie SparrConsultantMercer
Carrie VanDaele-BaughmanCEO/President and Published AuthorVanDaele & Associates Consulting, Inc.
Chris BittingerOwnerOpen Pivot
Chris SchraderPresidentSchrader and Associates
Chris SearsPartnerIce Miller LLP
Chuck GillespieExecutive DirectorWellness Council of Indiana
Dan DieboltSenior ConsultantHR Dimensions
Dan Millar
David Swider
Dustin StohlerStohler Law
Emily BermesPartnerThe Kinsley Group
Gary Mertz, SPHRFounder & CEOThe Palmis Group, LLC
Heather L. WilsonMemberFrost Brown Todd LLC
Hope ZoellerFounder & PresidentHOPE (Helping Other People Excel) LLC
Jane Hoeppner
Janeen L. FeinbergAttorney at LawFrost Brown Todd LLC
Janet BostonExecutive DirectorIndiana INTERNnet
Jim HamiltonPartnerBose McKinney & Evans LLP
Julius E. Rhodes, SPHRFounder and Principalmpr group
Karl Ahlrichs
Lyle S. Hanna, SPHRPresident/CEOHanna Resource Group, LLC
Martin GeorgeCEOLanguage Training Center, Inc.
Matthew EfflandShareholderOgletree Deakins
Michael C. TerrellPartnerTaft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
Michael McCartyCEOSafe Hiring Solutions LLC
Michelle R. MaslowskiAssociateOgletree Deakins
Paul Houchens, FSA, MAAAConsulting ActuaryMilliman
Richard KinsleyPresidentThe Kinsley Group
Robert SeidlerShareholderOgletree Deakins
Robyn Charles
Ryan McCabe PoorPartnerIce Miller LLP
Stephanie A. SmitheyShareholderOgletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Steve JohnsonHR Account ManagerTilson
Susan W. KlinePartnerFaegre Baker Daniels LLP
Terri JacksonClient Service ExecutiveHylant
Terry W. DawsonPartnerBarnes & Thornburg, LLP
Tim O’MalleyHR Account ManagerTilson
Tom Schuman
Tracey GavinHCR Business ConsultantApex Benefits Group
Vanessa Brown


Conference Materials

May 7, 2013

Concurrent Session 1 • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

1-A: Strategic Business Management
Inside the Beltway to Inside the State House: How Politics Shapes Public Policy
Christopher Schrader, SPHR, president, Schrader and Associates

1-B: HR Compliance 1
Employment Law Boot Camp
Heather Wilson, member and Amy Wilson, member, Frost Brown Todd LLC

1-C: HR Compliance 2
How Background Checks Can Get You in Big Trouble
Mike McCarty, CEO, Safe Hiring Solutions LLC

1-D: Management Motivation
How to Avoid Being a Dysfunctional Leader
Dr. Hope Zoeller, founder and president, HOPE (Helping Other People Excel), LLC

Concurrent Session 2 • 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

2-A: Strategic Business Management
To Play or Not to Play? The ACA is Here to Stay!
Terri Jackson, client service executive, Hylant

2-B: HR Compliance 1
Fiduciary Tune-Up
Stephanie Smithey, shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

2-C: HR Compliance 2
Ticking Time Bomb: Employee Wage Claims
Michael C. Terrell, Esq., partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP

2-D: Management Motivation
Want To Be A Better Leader? Learn How To R E A D (materials not yet received)
Julius E. Rhodes, SPHR, Founder and Principal, mpr group

Concurrent Session 3 • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3-A: Strategic Business Management
Leading Change – A Case Study of a Successful Cultural Transformation
Richard Kinsley, The Kinsley Group

3-B: HR Compliance 1
EEOC Top Priorities for 2013 and Beyond
Janeen L. Feinberg, associate and Amy S. Wilson, member, Frost Brown Todd LLC

3-C: HR Compliance 2
How to Win your Unemployment Insurance Claims (materials not yet received)
Dustin Stohler, Stohler Law

3-D: Management Motivation
Planning to Recover
Dan Pyle Millar, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, president, Millar Communication Strategy, Inc.

Concurrent Session 4 • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

4-A: Strategic Business Management
Employee Engagement + Health and Wellness = Maximum Profitability
Gary Mertz, SPHR, founder and CEO, The Palmis Group LLC

4-B: HR Compliance 1
The New National Labor Relations Board: What All Employers Must Know to Protect Themselves from Unexpected Unfair Labor Practice Charges
David Swider, partner, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

4-C: HR Compliance 2
How to Avoid Harassment Claims
Matthew Effland, shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

4-D: Management Motivation
The Art of Feedback: How to Build and Deliver your Message
Dr. Hope Zoeller, founder and president, HOPE (Helping Other People Excel), LLC


May 8, 2013

Concurrent Session 5 • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

5-A: Strategic Business Management
Should Your Company Drop Health Insurance Coverage Completely?
Jim Hamilton, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

5-B: HR Compliance 1
Employment Law Update
Janeen L. Feinberg, associate, Frost Brown Todd LLC

5-C: Health Care and Benefits
Strategic Employee Engagement Through Sustained and Effective Wellness Programs
Gary Mertz, SPHR, founder and CEO, The Palmis Group LLC

5-D: Management Motivation
Best Practices in Implementing Effective Tobacco-Free Policies in Your Workplace Panel Discussion(materials not yet received)
Panelists: Fredna Holmgren and Rickie Marker-Hoffman, wellness coordinators, Hoosier Energy; Miranda Spitznagle, MPH, director, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission, Indiana State Department of Health; Adrienne Luegers, MPH, program coordinator, Wellness Council of Indiana’s QUIT NOW Tool. Moderator: Chuck Gillespie, MBA, executive director, Wellness Council of Indiana

Concurrent Session 6 • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

6-A: Strategic Business Management
Putting HR in the Driver’s Seat: Enhancing Business Results Through Social Capital Analysis
Lyle S. Hanna, SPHR, president/CEO, Hanna Resource Group, LLC

6-B: HR Compliance 1
Bargaining with Your Union: Language and Strategies You Need to Stay Ahead of the Game
Terry W. Dawson, partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

6-C: Health Care and Benefits
Don’t Waste a Good Crisis – Using Health Care Reform as a Catalyst to Change (materials not yet received)
Karl Ahlrichs, consultant, Gregory & Appel, Inc.

6-D: Management Motivation
Communication and its Impact on Motivation
Steve Johnson, SPHR, HR account manager and Tim O’Malley, SPHR, HR account manager, Tilson

Concurrent Session 7 • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

7-A: Strategic Business Management
Leading Effectively with Cultural Intelligence
Martin George, CEO, Language Training Center, Inc.

7-B: HR Compliance 1
All I Ever Wanted to Know about Employment Law I Learned at the Movies
Robert Seidler, shareholder and Michelle R. Maslowski, associate, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

7-C: Health Care and Benefits
Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Practical Handling of Medical Issues under the ADA, FMLA and WC
Ryan Poor, partner, Ice Miller LLP

7-D: Management Motivation
Get More Bang for your Buck
Panelists: Karla McLaughlin, intern program manager, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis; Susan Nierste, executive vice president, Ativio, LLC; M.T. Ray, senior director of global recruiting, ExactTarget Presenters: Janet Boston, executive director, Indiana INTERNnet and Amanda Stanley, director of communications, Indiana Commission for Higher Education

1:30 p.m. Break

Concurrent Session 8 • 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

8-A: Strategic Business Management
Best Practices in Building a Best Place to Work Panel Discussion (materials not yet received)
Panelists: Amanda Suter, corporate recruiter, FORUM Credit Union; other panelists TBA. Moderator: Tom Schuman, vice president, communication, Indiana Chamber of Commerce

8-B: HR Compliance 1
Workplace Conduct: It’s All About Respect
Susan W. Kline, partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

8-C: Health Care and Benefits
Group Insurance 101
Barbie Sparr, consultant, Mercer

8-D: Management Motivation
Compensation – A Strategic Approach
Dan Diebolt, senior consultant, HR Dimensions LLC