TRI-STATE SHRM VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2020

August 10 – 11

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2020/08/09 08:00:00

Rethink How You Expected To Attend This Year’s Conference

We’re going Virtual

That means you can attend the conference online August 10-11 or watch the sessions On-Demand when they fit into your hectic schedule. Now you don’t have to choose between which session to attend . . . you can see them ALL.

More sessions. More recertification credits.

What more could you ask for!

ATTENDEES

The 2020 Tri-State SHRM Conference will host 500+ attendees, the majority of whom will include, senior Human Resources (HR) professionals, supervisors, managers, and directors currently practicing in the Human Resources field.

SPEAKERS

The Conference will include subjects and topics in the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge and HRCI Body of Knowledge. All presentations will meet the criteria for recertification credit from both SHRM and HRCI.

CONVINCE YOUR BOSS

You know the conference is strategic for your career, convincing your boss can be just as strategic.  Getting approval to attend the conference is a two-part endeavor.

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Opening Keynote
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP

HR Rising !! – From Ownership to Leadership

Closing Keynote
Janine Nicole Dennis

Humanology: The Future of Technology in the Workplace

Conference and Exposition Schedule

The 2020 Tri-State SHRM Conference has been pre-approved for 13.0 hours of SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and 13.0 hours of Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification credit, including 12.0 hours of business credit (7.0 CHRO Track /5.0 general conference). 

TimeEvent
7:30 – 7:45 AMRegistration Login
7:45 – 8:00 AMConference Orientation
8:00 - 9:30 AM
HRCI Business
Conference Welcome & Opening Keynote - HR Rising !! – From Ownership to Leadership
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP
Details
9:30 - 10:00 AMVirtual Expo Hall / Break
10:00 - 11:00 AMConcurrent Sessions
Do This, Not That: Talent Sourcing for Speed & Success
Conni LaDouceur
Details
Be the Difference - Recognizing and Preventing Harassment in the Workplace
Chuck Gallagher, CSP
Details
Inclusion is the Answer to Next Level Networking
Simone Morris
Details
If Not You, Who? How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement
Jill Christensen
Details
HRCI BusinessCreating a Value-Based Reputation Risk Strategy and Risk-Informed Culture
Rashmi Airan
Details
11:00 - 11:15 AMStretch/Yoga Break & Virtual Expo Hall
11:15 AM - 12:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
The Rise of the Agile Leader: The Future of Leadership is Here – Can Your Organization Make the Shift?
Chuck Mollor
Details
Rethinking True Organizational Safety and Security
Terry Choate Jr & Joseph Hileman
Details
If I Could Turn Back Time . . . Getting Workplace Harassment Investigations Right
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson & Rachel Kushel
Details
Before it Comes to Blows! - Managing Conflict From Higher Ground
Lauren Schieffer, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
Details
HRCI BusinessHR's Voice at the Table: Crisis, Community, and Continuity
Valerie Ann Leduc, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Details
12:15 - 1:15 PMLunch / Virtual Expo Hall
1:15 - 2:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
Handling Emotionally Charged Business Partners
Thomas Larkin, MA & Gregg Barratt
Details
The Leader's 7! Learn the 7 Languages your Employees, need, want, and benefit most from hearing from their leadership!
Andre Young
Details
60 Second Resilience
Mike Lee
Could Your Background Screening Process Put You In HOT Water?
John McTighe
Details

HRCI BusinessDon't Risk It - Learn to be Ethically Vigilant
Rashmi Airan
Details
2:15 - 2:45 PMBreak / Virtual Expo Hall
2:45 - 3:45 PMConcurrent Sessions
"Maximum Ability: How to Recruit and Retain employees with (Dis)abilities."
Paul Artale
Details

5 Steps to Make Agile HR a Success
Anna Samorukova
Details

Are your Forms I-9 Ready for an Audit?
Harry W. Nash, Jr.
Details

Getting Talent Back to Work: Using Underemployed Populations to Fill Hiring Needs
Panel Presentation
HRCI BusinessLeading Culture Change: How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Organization
Cheryl Jones, M.A.
Details
3:45 - 4:00 PMTransfer Break
4:00 - 5:00 PMGeneral Session - Is the East Coast the New West Coast When it Comes to Employment Laws?
Alice Kokodis, Craig Dickinson, Jillian Folger-Hartwell
Details
5:00 - 7:00 PMVirtual Happy Hour
TimeEvent
6:45 – 8:00 AMRegistration Open
7:00 - 8:00 AMOptional Rise & Shine Session
Details
8:00 - 9:00 AMConcurrent Sessions
20/20 Background (Eye) Screening
Christine Cunneen
Details
HRCI BusinessBuilding a Culture of Accountability
David O'Brien
Details
The Madness Behind the Method (Teaching, Coaching, or Mentoring?)
Joe Perez
Details
The Critical Role of HR in Cybersecurity
Tim Weber
Details
HRCI BusinessPreparing for Success in the Era of AI
Michael Francoeur
Details
9:00 - 9:30 AMBreak / Virtual Expo Hall
9:30 - 10:30 AMConcurrent Sessions
How to Transform Your Small HR Department Through Technology
Tracie Sponenberg, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Details
How Does HR Prepare for High Court’s Decision Interpreting Sex Discrimination?
Rachel Kushel & Abby Warren
Details
Situational Awareness And De-Escalation Training
Chris Marciano
Details
HRCI BusinessThe Future of Work. The Rise of the Gig Economy
Victor Madubuko, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Details
10:30 - 10:45 AMTransfer Break
10:45 - 11:45 AMConcurrent Sessions
Buy American, Hire American: Accessing Foreign Talent in a Restrictive Environment
Martine Cuomo
Details
Navigating the Crossroads of Consistency and Diversity
Dana Barbato, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Details
Pharmacy Benefit Landscape, Trends and Management Strategies
Bill Nulman
Details
HRCI BusinessTelehealth: An Emerging Benefits Trend and New Frontier for HR
Louis Daniels & Virginia McGarrity
Details
The New Pay Reality
Patti D'Amaddio, SPHR
Details
11:45 AM -12:45 PMLunch / Virtual Expo Hall
12:45 - 1:45 PMConcurrent Sessions
The Top 10 List. What HR Professionals Need to Know About Social Security, Medicare, and the Aging Workforce
Thomas Wright
Details
How to Legally Conduct Social Media Background Investigations to Protect Your Company from Risk
Mario Pecoraro
Details
3 Ways You're Not Thinking About Turnover
Paul Critchley
Details
HRCI BusinessGrow a Talent Pool with Diversity
Deb Gogliettino, MS, MSL, SPHR
Details
Reboot: The Missing Link to Workplace Productivity and Performance
Dr. Jo (R) Lichteen, PhD, RDN, CSP
Details
1:45 - 2:00 PMBreak / Virtual Expo Hall
2:15 - 3:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
Calling BS on Busy: Secrets of Time Management, Productivity +Organization
Andrew Mellen
Details
Emotional Empowerment: Addressing Mental Health Needs Before There’s a Crisis
Michelle Bersell, M.A., M.Ed.
Details
The Fatal Flaws in Your Active Shooter Response How to Correct Them
Bo Mitchell
Details
Is Your Drug-Free Workplace Discriminatory?
John Stretton & Nicole Mule
Details
HRCI BusinessHow Bullhorn Adopted a New HCM System and Went Live With Open Enrollment in Just 3 Months
Kelly Sheridan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Details
3:15 - 3:45 PMBeverage/Snack Break
3:45 – 5:00 PMExpo Hall Closes/Dismantle
3:45 - 4:45 PM
HRCI Business
Closing Keynote - Humanology: The Future of Technology in the Workplace
Janine Nicole Dennis

Details
4:45 - 5:00 PMClosing Comments/Grand Prize Drawings
+ Monday, August 10, 2020
TimeEvent
7:30 – 7:45 AMRegistration Login
7:45 – 8:00 AMConference Orientation
8:00 - 9:30 AM
HRCI Business
Conference Welcome & Opening Keynote - HR Rising !! – From Ownership to Leadership
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP
Details
9:30 - 10:00 AMVirtual Expo Hall / Break
10:00 - 11:00 AMConcurrent Sessions
Do This, Not That: Talent Sourcing for Speed & Success
Conni LaDouceur
Details
Be the Difference - Recognizing and Preventing Harassment in the Workplace
Chuck Gallagher, CSP
Details
Inclusion is the Answer to Next Level Networking
Simone Morris
Details
If Not You, Who? How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement
Jill Christensen
Details
HRCI BusinessCreating a Value-Based Reputation Risk Strategy and Risk-Informed Culture
Rashmi Airan
Details
11:00 - 11:15 AMStretch/Yoga Break & Virtual Expo Hall
11:15 AM - 12:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
The Rise of the Agile Leader: The Future of Leadership is Here – Can Your Organization Make the Shift?
Chuck Mollor
Details
Rethinking True Organizational Safety and Security
Terry Choate Jr & Joseph Hileman
Details
If I Could Turn Back Time . . . Getting Workplace Harassment Investigations Right
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson & Rachel Kushel
Details
Before it Comes to Blows! - Managing Conflict From Higher Ground
Lauren Schieffer, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
Details
HRCI BusinessHR's Voice at the Table: Crisis, Community, and Continuity
Valerie Ann Leduc, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Details
12:15 - 1:15 PMLunch / Virtual Expo Hall
1:15 - 2:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
Handling Emotionally Charged Business Partners
Thomas Larkin, MA & Gregg Barratt
Details
The Leader's 7! Learn the 7 Languages your Employees, need, want, and benefit most from hearing from their leadership!
Andre Young
Details
60 Second Resilience
Mike Lee
Could Your Background Screening Process Put You In HOT Water?
John McTighe
Details

HRCI BusinessDon't Risk It - Learn to be Ethically Vigilant
Rashmi Airan
Details
2:15 - 2:45 PMBreak / Virtual Expo Hall
2:45 - 3:45 PMConcurrent Sessions
"Maximum Ability: How to Recruit and Retain employees with (Dis)abilities."
Paul Artale
Details

5 Steps to Make Agile HR a Success
Anna Samorukova
Details

Are your Forms I-9 Ready for an Audit?
Harry W. Nash, Jr.
Details

Getting Talent Back to Work: Using Underemployed Populations to Fill Hiring Needs
Panel Presentation
HRCI BusinessLeading Culture Change: How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Organization
Cheryl Jones, M.A.
Details
3:45 - 4:00 PMTransfer Break
4:00 - 5:00 PMGeneral Session - Is the East Coast the New West Coast When it Comes to Employment Laws?
Alice Kokodis, Craig Dickinson, Jillian Folger-Hartwell
Details
5:00 - 7:00 PMVirtual Happy Hour
+ Tuesday, August 11, 2020
TimeEvent
6:45 – 8:00 AMRegistration Open
7:00 - 8:00 AMOptional Rise & Shine Session
Details
8:00 - 9:00 AMConcurrent Sessions
20/20 Background (Eye) Screening
Christine Cunneen
Details
HRCI BusinessBuilding a Culture of Accountability
David O'Brien
Details
The Madness Behind the Method (Teaching, Coaching, or Mentoring?)
Joe Perez
Details
The Critical Role of HR in Cybersecurity
Tim Weber
Details
HRCI BusinessPreparing for Success in the Era of AI
Michael Francoeur
Details
9:00 - 9:30 AMBreak / Virtual Expo Hall
9:30 - 10:30 AMConcurrent Sessions
How to Transform Your Small HR Department Through Technology
Tracie Sponenberg, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Details
How Does HR Prepare for High Court’s Decision Interpreting Sex Discrimination?
Rachel Kushel & Abby Warren
Details
Situational Awareness And De-Escalation Training
Chris Marciano
Details
HRCI BusinessThe Future of Work. The Rise of the Gig Economy
Victor Madubuko, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Details
10:30 - 10:45 AMTransfer Break
10:45 - 11:45 AMConcurrent Sessions
Buy American, Hire American: Accessing Foreign Talent in a Restrictive Environment
Martine Cuomo
Details
Navigating the Crossroads of Consistency and Diversity
Dana Barbato, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Details
Pharmacy Benefit Landscape, Trends and Management Strategies
Bill Nulman
Details
HRCI BusinessTelehealth: An Emerging Benefits Trend and New Frontier for HR
Louis Daniels & Virginia McGarrity
Details
The New Pay Reality
Patti D'Amaddio, SPHR
Details
11:45 AM -12:45 PMLunch / Virtual Expo Hall
12:45 - 1:45 PMConcurrent Sessions
The Top 10 List. What HR Professionals Need to Know About Social Security, Medicare, and the Aging Workforce
Thomas Wright
Details
How to Legally Conduct Social Media Background Investigations to Protect Your Company from Risk
Mario Pecoraro
Details
3 Ways You're Not Thinking About Turnover
Paul Critchley
Details
HRCI BusinessGrow a Talent Pool with Diversity
Deb Gogliettino, MS, MSL, SPHR
Details
Reboot: The Missing Link to Workplace Productivity and Performance
Dr. Jo (R) Lichteen, PhD, RDN, CSP
Details
1:45 - 2:00 PMBreak / Virtual Expo Hall
2:15 - 3:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
Calling BS on Busy: Secrets of Time Management, Productivity +Organization
Andrew Mellen
Details
Emotional Empowerment: Addressing Mental Health Needs Before There’s a Crisis
Michelle Bersell, M.A., M.Ed.
Details
The Fatal Flaws in Your Active Shooter Response How to Correct Them
Bo Mitchell
Details
Is Your Drug-Free Workplace Discriminatory?
John Stretton & Nicole Mule
Details
HRCI BusinessHow Bullhorn Adopted a New HCM System and Went Live With Open Enrollment in Just 3 Months
Kelly Sheridan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Details
3:15 - 3:45 PMBeverage/Snack Break
3:45 – 5:00 PMExpo Hall Closes/Dismantle
3:45 - 4:45 PM
HRCI Business
Closing Keynote - Humanology: The Future of Technology in the Workplace
Janine Nicole Dennis

Details
4:45 - 5:00 PMClosing Comments/Grand Prize Drawings

REGISTRATION

SHRM MEMBERS

$700

NON-SHRM MEMBERS

$800

Student

$275

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received on or before July 7th will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations received on or after July 8, 2020 will not be refunded, but substitutions will be accepted through August 9, 2020.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Join 500+ HR professionals as they come together and collaborate on the many ways at this year’s Tri-State SHRM Conference. Many nationally known and prominent speakers, along with information packed workshops, and great entertainment will fill the agenda.

Sponsorship Information

Exhibitor Information

Thanks To Our Sponsors

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About Us

The Tri-State SHRM Conference is a collaboration between the Society of Human Resource Management State Councils of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.  We work to advance the HR profession in southern New England through educational, networking, and advocacy opportunities.

Learn about our statewide initiatives, our various chapters, and how you can meaningfully contribute to the future of HR at our booths in the Conference Exhibitor Hall.