2021/04/28 08:00:00

STAYING ON THE CUTTING EDGE

The Tri-State SHRM conference is known as one of New England’s best industry events for HR professionals. This virtual event will focus on what really matters to you and your organization with 10 hours of live sessions, and up to 24 sessions on demand for 90 days. 

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.

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The Tri-State SHRM conference is known as one of New England’s best industry events for HR professionals.
This virtual conference will focus on what really matters to you and your organization with 10 hours of interactive sessions on April 28-29, and up to 24 additional sessions on demand (total of 34 hours of learning) for up to 90 days post-conference.

ATTENDEE

REGISTRATION FEES
(includes LIVE event and On Demand*)

  • CT, MA, RI Affiliate Chapter Members – $349

  • SHRM Members (not in chapters) – $399

  • Non-SHRM Members – $449

  • Emerging Professionals (**) – $299

  • Students (***) – $FREE 

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR

REGISTRATION FEES

Presenting Sponsor – $5,000 (Limit 1)

Exhibitor Options:

    • For-profit basic exhibitor booth – $500
    • Non-profit basic exhibitor booth – $350

(*) Registration fees include the interactive virtual event on April 28-29th + on demand access for up to 90 days post-conference. Registrants who are unable to attend all or part of the live event are still able to register and participate in the conference on demand and receive recertification credit for both SHRM and HRCI.

(**) Emerging Professionals Registration: HR professionals with less than three (3) years of human resources experience.

(***) Students: Undergraduate full time students pursuing a degree in human resources or a related field only. Individuals employed full time in an HR role who are furthering their education do not qualify.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received on or before midnight ET February 1, 2021 will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations received February 2, 2021 or after will not be refunded, regardless of reason. Substitutions will be accepted through 5:00 pm April 27, 2021.

Conference and Exposition Schedule

Time - Eastern Time ZoneEvent
8:00 - 9:15 AMConnecting the Past and the Present
Milagros Phillips

Details
9:15 - 9:30 AMExpo Hall Break
9:30 - 10:30 AMConcurrent Sessions I
Just Ask - Why Seeking Support is Your Biggest Strength
Andy Lopata

Details
Promises Made & Kept: Change and the Psychological Contract At Work
Charles Fields, MSHRM, CMP & Julie Develin, MSHRD, SHRM-SCP

Details
Assets + Liabilities =HR: They Can't Do It Without Us
Lori Kleiman, SPHR. SHRM-SCP

Details
How to Transform Bosses into Leaders
Mack Munro

Details
10:30 - 10:45 AMExpo Hall Break
10:45 - 11:45 AMConcurrent Sessions II
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2021: Special Train the Trainer Session with a Focus on Action Plans, Diversity Statements, and DEI Committees
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson, AWI-CH & Abby Warren, AWI-CH

Details
Managing the Complexities of Paid Sick and Family Leave Laws – What We’ve Learned So Far and What We Expect Going Forward
Craig Dickinson, Alice Kokodis & Jillian Folger-Hartwell

Details
How a Lean Strategy Can Help You Keep Your Best Employees
Paul Critchley

Details
Recalculating! How the Pandemic is Causing Older Employees to Rethink Social Security & Medicare Filing Decisions
Thomas Wright

Details
11:45 - 12:15 PMLunch Break/Expo Hall
12:15 - 1:30 PMSHRM Update + Concurrent Sessions III
Emotions and Employee Well-Being
Ben Eden, MSHR, SHRM-SCP

Details
Diving Into the World of Witness Interviews in Workplace Investigations
Rachel Kushel, AWI-CH & Abby Warren, AWI-CH

Details
Stop The Blame Game! - Creating Team Accountability
Lauren Schieffer, CSP, CSP

Details
Becoming Irresistible and Unstoppable: New Model for Employee Experience
Jason Treu

Details
1:30 - 1:45 PMExpo Hall Break
1:45 - 2:45 PMConcurrent Sessions IV
Wholly Shift: A New Conversation About Organizational Unconscious Bias & Discrimination
Eric M. Bailey

Details
Managing the Complexity of Global HR
Michael Butler, GPHR, sphri

Details
Recalibrating Your Leadership Compass
David O'Brien

Details
BUILDING A BURNOUT-PROOF WORK CULTURE: Infusing Meaning & Preventing Burnout in a COVID-19 World & Beyond
David Shar, SHRM-SCP, MPS - I/O Psycholog, PhD candidate - Business Psychology

Details
2:45 - 3:00 PMExpo Hall Break
3:00 - 4:00 PMConcurrent Sessions V
INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP 101
Rodney C. Burris

Details
2021: At the Crossroads of Criminal Justice Reform, Getting Individuals Back to Work, & Ensuring Safe Workplaces
Christine Cunneen

Details
Question, Persuade, Refer: Using QPR Techniques to Proactively Identify Someone in Mental Health Crisis
Ursula Pawlowski, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Details
Developing Your HR Strategy
Katie Magoon, SPHR and SHRM - CP

Details
4:00 - 4:15 PMExpo Hall Break
4:15 - 5:15 PMConcurrent Sessions VI
Transforming the Human In Human Resources® - Lessons From The Butterfly
Lisa Perez, SPHR; SHRM-SCP

Details
Three-State Comparison: Employment Law Update


Are Your Job Descriptions Working Hard or Hardly Working For You?
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson, AWI-CH & Abby Warren, AWI-CH

Details
What HR Professionals Need to Know About Business Immigration Compliance in the COVID-19 ERA
David Nachman & Ludka Zimovcak

Details
The Top Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2021
Kathy Parry

Details
5:15 - 6:00 PMVirtual Networking Session
Time - Eastern Time ZoneEvent
7:15 - 7:45 AMCoffee Chat
8:00 - 9:00 AMConcurrent Sessions VII
How to Have Candid Conversation: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion…”Are you ready to talk?”
Kevin M. Coleman

Details
Reduce Risk by Understanding HR Legal Trends and Avoiding Costly Hiring Mistakes
Mario Pecoraro

Details
Building Your High Performance Team
Kiki Orski, MBA, RN

Details
Creating Connection
Erin O'Malley

Details
9:00 - 9:15 AMExpo Hall Break
9:15 - 10:15 AMConcurrent Sessions VIII
Build a Momentum Mindset: How to Boost The Resilience of You and Your Team No Matter What
Kim Becking, J.D.

Details
The Top Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2021
Ed Krow, SPHR, CCP, SHRM-SCP

Details
The Top Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2021
Jamie Winter

Details
10:15 - 10:30 AMFinal Expo Hall Break
10:30 - 11:30 AMThe Top Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2021
Dan Schawbel

Details
11:30 AM -12:00 PMConference Close & Grand Prize Announcements
+ Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time - Eastern Time ZoneEvent
8:00 - 9:15 AMConnecting the Past and the Present
Milagros Phillips

Details
9:15 - 9:30 AMExpo Hall Break
9:30 - 10:30 AMConcurrent Sessions I
Just Ask - Why Seeking Support is Your Biggest Strength
Andy Lopata

Details
Promises Made & Kept: Change and the Psychological Contract At Work
Charles Fields, MSHRM, CMP & Julie Develin, MSHRD, SHRM-SCP

Details
Assets + Liabilities =HR: They Can't Do It Without Us
Lori Kleiman, SPHR. SHRM-SCP

Details
How to Transform Bosses into Leaders
Mack Munro

Details
10:30 - 10:45 AMExpo Hall Break
10:45 - 11:45 AMConcurrent Sessions II
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2021: Special Train the Trainer Session with a Focus on Action Plans, Diversity Statements, and DEI Committees
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson, AWI-CH & Abby Warren, AWI-CH

Details
Managing the Complexities of Paid Sick and Family Leave Laws – What We’ve Learned So Far and What We Expect Going Forward
Craig Dickinson, Alice Kokodis & Jillian Folger-Hartwell

Details
How a Lean Strategy Can Help You Keep Your Best Employees
Paul Critchley

Details
Recalculating! How the Pandemic is Causing Older Employees to Rethink Social Security & Medicare Filing Decisions
Thomas Wright

Details
11:45 - 12:15 PMLunch Break/Expo Hall
12:15 - 1:30 PMSHRM Update + Concurrent Sessions III
Emotions and Employee Well-Being
Ben Eden, MSHR, SHRM-SCP

Details
Diving Into the World of Witness Interviews in Workplace Investigations
Rachel Kushel, AWI-CH & Abby Warren, AWI-CH

Details
Stop The Blame Game! - Creating Team Accountability
Lauren Schieffer, CSP, CSP

Details
Becoming Irresistible and Unstoppable: New Model for Employee Experience
Jason Treu

Details
1:30 - 1:45 PMExpo Hall Break
1:45 - 2:45 PMConcurrent Sessions IV
Wholly Shift: A New Conversation About Organizational Unconscious Bias & Discrimination
Eric M. Bailey

Details
Managing the Complexity of Global HR
Michael Butler, GPHR, sphri

Details
Recalibrating Your Leadership Compass
David O'Brien

Details
BUILDING A BURNOUT-PROOF WORK CULTURE: Infusing Meaning & Preventing Burnout in a COVID-19 World & Beyond
David Shar, SHRM-SCP, MPS - I/O Psycholog, PhD candidate - Business Psychology

Details
2:45 - 3:00 PMExpo Hall Break
3:00 - 4:00 PMConcurrent Sessions V
INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP 101
Rodney C. Burris

Details
2021: At the Crossroads of Criminal Justice Reform, Getting Individuals Back to Work, & Ensuring Safe Workplaces
Christine Cunneen

Details
Question, Persuade, Refer: Using QPR Techniques to Proactively Identify Someone in Mental Health Crisis
Ursula Pawlowski, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Details
Developing Your HR Strategy
Katie Magoon, SPHR and SHRM - CP

Details
4:00 - 4:15 PMExpo Hall Break
4:15 - 5:15 PMConcurrent Sessions VI
Transforming the Human In Human Resources® - Lessons From The Butterfly
Lisa Perez, SPHR; SHRM-SCP

Details
Three-State Comparison: Employment Law Update


Are Your Job Descriptions Working Hard or Hardly Working For You?
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson, AWI-CH & Abby Warren, AWI-CH

Details
What HR Professionals Need to Know About Business Immigration Compliance in the COVID-19 ERA
David Nachman & Ludka Zimovcak

Details
The Top Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2021
Kathy Parry

Details
5:15 - 6:00 PMVirtual Networking Session
+ Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time - Eastern Time ZoneEvent
7:15 - 7:45 AMCoffee Chat
8:00 - 9:00 AMConcurrent Sessions VII
How to Have Candid Conversation: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion…”Are you ready to talk?”
Kevin M. Coleman

Details
Reduce Risk by Understanding HR Legal Trends and Avoiding Costly Hiring Mistakes
Mario Pecoraro

Details
Building Your High Performance Team
Kiki Orski, MBA, RN

Details
Creating Connection
Erin O'Malley

Details
9:00 - 9:15 AMExpo Hall Break
9:15 - 10:15 AMConcurrent Sessions VIII
Build a Momentum Mindset: How to Boost The Resilience of You and Your Team No Matter What
Kim Becking, J.D.

Details
The Top Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2021
Ed Krow, SPHR, CCP, SHRM-SCP

Details
The Top Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2021
Jamie Winter

Details
10:15 - 10:30 AMFinal Expo Hall Break
10:30 - 11:30 AMThe Top Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2021
Dan Schawbel

Details
11:30 AM -12:00 PMConference Close & Grand Prize Announcements

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received on or before midnight ET February 1, 2021 will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations received February 2, 2021 or after will not be refunded, regardless of reason. Substitutions will be accepted through 5:00 pm April 27, 2021.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Breakout

Room 

Sponsor

$4,000

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Gamification

Sponsor

 

$2,000

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Networking

 

 

$1,000

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Basic

Exhibitor

Booth

$500

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Non-Profit or

Government Agency

Exhibitor Booth

$350

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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.