Effective Conflict Resolution Techniques

Speaker: Terry Mason

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Friday (10:30-11:30)

Impacting Employee Health: It’s Not What You Think

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Musick, Pharm.D

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Talent Acquisition & Retention, Friday (10:30-11:30)

Humanity of Claims: Keeping Compassion in Workers’ Compensation

Speaker: Claire Muselman

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Organizational Development, Friday (9:20-10:20)

Demographics, Technology and Business Changes Trends

Speaker: Nataliya Boychenko

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Workforce Dev. & Management, Friday (9:20-10:20)

Legal Topic

Speaker: Jill Jensen-Welsh

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Legal & Legislative, Friday (9:20-10:20)

Recruiting, Branding & Social Media for HR

Speaker: Mark Hennessey

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Talent Acquisition & Retention, Friday (9:20-10:20)

Growing Your HR Career (SHRM Benefits)

Speaker: Nancy Conway, Mary Cheddie

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Business & HR Strategy, Friday (9:20-10:20)

Leader = Facilitator

Speaker: Tammy K. Rogers

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Leadership Development, Friday (8:10-9:10)

Building Better Teams through Lessons from Parenting

Speaker: Tony Chiaramonte

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Organizational Development, Friday (8:10-9:10)

Avoiding Insult to Injury

Speaker: Amy Ratekin

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Workforce Dev. & Management, Friday (8:10-9:10)

Legal Topic

Speaker: Mark Hudson

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Legal & Legislative, Friday (8:10-9:10)

Rethinking the Listening Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Smith

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Organizational Development, Thursday (3:40-4:40)

Towards Acceptance: Effective Intercultural Development Practices

Speaker: Dr. Cris Wildermuth

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Workforce Dev. & Management, Thursday (3:40-4:40)

Current ADA and FMLA Issues and Highlights

Speaker: Rebecca Reif

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Legal & Legislative, Thursday (3:40-4:40)

Social Strategies for Building a Winning Team

Speaker: Melissa Pepper

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Talent Acquisition & Retention, Thursday (3:40-4:40)

Loneliness Drives Poor Health, Well-Being and Productivity

Speaker: Karen D. Lloyd

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Business & HR Strategy, Thursday (3:40-4:40)

Coaching as a Management Style: Be More Effective with Less Effort

Speaker: Darcy Luoma

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Leadership Development, Thursday (2:30-3:30)

Workplace Injuries

Speaker: Diane Rohlman

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Workforce Dev. & Management, Thursday (2:30-3:30)

Employment Case Law Update

Speaker: Kelli Lieurance

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Legal & Legislative, Thursday (2:30-3:30)

Elevate Your Diversity Potential

Speaker: Stacey Kimberlin, Sherry Gupta

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Talent Acquisition & Retention, Thursday (2:30-3:30)

Engaging the Unengaged: An Unconventional Approach to Retirement

Speaker: Mark Watson

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Business & HR Strategy, Thursday (2:30-3:30)

Career Growth without the Growing Pains!

Speaker: Lena Holland, Carol Beeding

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Organizational Development, Thursday (1:00-2:00)

Working Effectively in a Cross-Cultural HR World

Speaker: Brenda McGuire

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Workforce Dev. & Management, Thursday (1:00-2:00)

The Wage Gap and Pay Equity Update

Speaker: Lindsay Vaught

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Legal & Legislative, Thursday (1:00-2:00)

Identifying & Developing High Potential Employees

Speaker: Kama Dodge

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Talent Acquisition & Retention, Thursday (1:00-2:00)

S.A.V.E. Yourself

Speaker: Chad Sheehan

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Business & HR Strategy, Thursday (1:00-2:00)

Leaders Listen

Speaker: Dr. Kate O’Neill

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Leadership Development, Thursday (10:00-11:00)

New Research to Elevate and Transform Engagement Efforts

Speaker: Christina Zurek

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Organizational Development, Thursday (10:00-11:00)

Self-Awareness: Strengths & Blind Spots

Speaker: Scott Burgmeyer, Tammy K. Rogers

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Workforce Dev. & Management, Thursday (10:00-11:00)

2019 Wage & Hour Update

Speaker: Mike Staebell

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Legal & Legislative, Thursday (10:00-11:00)

You Call that a Job Description?

Speaker: John Cloonan

Posted in 2019 Speakers, Category: Talent Acquisition & Retention, Thursday (10:00-11:00)

Nightmare Employees

Mark HudsonBy: Mark Hudson

On a daily basis, HR professionals and managers face difficult decisions. Some business, some personality, some personal.  With this reality, this session will work through some common types of nightmare employees.  Through interactive case studies, this session will require audience input and brainstorming to address some common problematic workplace behavior.  From the disruptive rule follower to the sophomoric salesperson, this session will engage the audience with practice advice to address and mitigate the risks posed by the nightmare employee.

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The FMLA Voyage and How to Stay Afloat

Rachelle Stewart headshotNathan Stucky headshotBy: Nathan Stucky & Rachelle Stewart

Participants will be refreshed on the employer’s legal obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Participants will also hear about the centralization of all medical leaves of absence for 14,000 employees into the FSDS unit and what we have learned during this project.  By the end of the session, objectives covered will include: 1) When has the employee “disclosed” a need for leave?  2) General leave requirements & leave entitlements. 3) How medical information can be used and how do we manage the medical documentation?  4) When FMLA overlaps with the ADA  5) Medical Leave centralization at the University of Iowa, the good, bad, and ugly?  Examples will be provided and discussed regarding some of the most challenging cases at the University of Iowa.

Presentation Objectives:

  • When has the employee “disclosed” a need for leave?
  • General leave requirements & leave entitlements
  • How medical information can be used and how do we manage the medical documentation?
  • When FMLA overlaps with the ADA

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Mapping out the ADA Interactive Process

Nathan Stucky headshotBy: Nathan Stucky

Participants will learn about the employer’s legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and how to successfully employ persons with disabilities. By the end of the session attendees will be able to: 1) When the employer has been notified of an accommodation request, 2) With the ADAAA, do we need to worry about whether the health condition qualifies as a disability under the ADA, 3) What medical information do we need to obtain, and how do we use this information? 4) Who determines what is reasonable and who is expected to be the accommodation expert? 5) Who needs to be involved in this process?  Examples of the most challenging disability cases at the University of Iowa will also be shared.

Presentation Objectives:
Participants will be refreshed on the employer’s legal obligations to engage in the Interactive Accommodation Process under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Objectives covered will include:

  • When has the employer been “notified” by the employee of an accommodation request?
  • With the ADAAA, do we need to worry about whether the health condition qualifies as a disability under the ADA? Short term? Long term?
  • What medical information do we need to obtain, and how do we use this information?
  • Who determines what is reasonable and are we expected to be the accommodation experts?
  • Who needs to be involved in the process?

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Medicare 101 – Health Insurance Options for Retirees

Headshot-Corey HoodjerBy: Corey Hoodjer

For many, Medicare is a confusing and unfamiliar topic. From a new set of guidelines, different products and a unique set of terminology and acronyms, Medicare seems intimidating to those new to the topic. However, with the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age and Medicare eligibility, many of our clients are hearing questions about Medicare, but lack the personal knowledge or resources to answer them. In this session, we will review Medicare basics, including basic terminology, eligibility, options for those who are or are thinking about retirement, and how human resources professionals can help answer employee questions. Additional resources and collateral will be shared to as a guide.

Presentation Objectives:
The objectives of this presentation are to provide attendees with a basic level of understanding regarding Medicare. We will review the program as a whole, options available to those who are or will soon reach Medicare eligibility and how to answer the most common questions related to Medicare.

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Collaborative Culture Through Improv Comedy

By: Josh Chamberlin

Leaders often hear that they must create a culture of collaboration. The Last Laugh addresses this need in an entertaining and engaging way through an improv comedy approach. Improv comedians work together successfully on a regular basis – if they didn’t the audience wouldn’t laugh. Using comedic games and exercises our facilitators lead the participants on a series of interactive exercises focusing on the techniques of team building and collaboration, getting the entire audience involved in the exercises. The Last Laugh also identifies barriers to collaboration and, through their participatory games, learn to overcome them to create a culture of collaboration in any organization.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Techniques for Collaborative Communication
  • Techniques for Flexibility and Agility in the workplace
  • Techniques to engage team members

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Making Incentives Work

Nicole Roach HeadshotBy: Kevin Paulsen and Nicole Roach

To drive and create results, it is essential that incentives not only connect to the company’s goals but what employees can affect.  This means that targets, metrics, amounts and opportunities all need to be  aligned and motivational .  This session will identify the most effective techniques to help an organization attract, retain and motivate top employees.  The latest research will be provided to confirm competitive amounts and trends in the marketplace.  Looking at examples, we will examine approaches that drive performance all throughout the organization: operations; professional; management. Specific models and proven techniques with short-term and annual incentives will be presented that drive improved individual performance and overall profitability.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Discuss specific compensation practices to attract and retain top talent and manage costs effectively.
  • How to best link high/poor results individually and organizationally to reward performance
  • Key factors to best integrate base compensation with variable compensation plans; resulting in a highly competitive total rewards package.
  • How to achieve a good balance between individual and group performance within an incentive plan.

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HR Project Management

CelinaPeerman-PicBy: Celina Peerman

Accomplishing specific outcomes in coordination across lines and departments is critical to success today. As a result, we are all project managers. This session will examine principles of project management from the initiating phase through evaluation phase. Emphasis will be placed on clearly defining scope, identifying stakeholders, developing a communication plan, executing the plan, and handling conflicts.

 

 

Presentation Objectives:

  • Review effective project management principles
  • Analyze and prepare for common roadblocks that can prevent success
  • Apply learning to handle unexpected issues, political barriers, change, and conflict
  • Connect best practices to daily actions as HR professionals for continuous improvement

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“Headhunters” and fees, where and how do they fit in your recruiting model?

Roy_Small (002)By: Jim Roy

Finding top talent in the current labor market in Iowa is a tremendous challenge.  The concept of paying a fee for top talent can be scary.  This presentation is discuss how and when to utilize a professional recruiting firm.

 

 

 

Presentation Objectives:

  • To better understand the current recruiting climate in Iowa.
  • To explain and better understand when you should call for outside help.
  • To understand how fees are generated.
  • To understand the mind of a recruiter and how they think about your organization.
  • How to position yourself as an employer of choice.

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Employment Case Law Update: 99 Problems But the Bench Ain’t One

Kelli Lieurance HeadshotBy: Kelli Lieurance

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued several important decisions impacting employers in the last year, as have other federal courts.  In this fast-paced, entertaining presentation, Kelli will discuss the practical implications of these decisions for employers to best assure compliance.  Remember, it’s better to learn from the mistakes of others than find yourself in the midst of an indefensible lawsuit.

 

Presentation Objectives:
Participants will gain best practices through discussion of recent court decisions.  In doing so, they can better position themselves for compliance through their day-to-day decision-making.

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