2017/09/24 01:01:00

ATTENDEES

The 2017 IL 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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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Join 700+ HR professionals as they come together and collaborate on the many ways at this year’s ILSHRM HR Conference & Exposition. Many nationally known and prominent speakers, along with information packed workshops, and great entertainment will fill the agenda.

Sponsorship Information
Exhibitor Information

Drury Lane Theatre

100 Drury Lane

Oakbrook Terrace, IL

HOTELS

ILSHRM has made arrangements with two excellent hotels while you attend the conference. Both are adjacent or near the conference meeting space making either property the perfect choice. We selected hotels that provide great amenities, helping make your stay during the conference comfortable and convenient. Check out the options and book your room today.

Feel free to extend your stay before or after the conference for a few extra days of relaxing or to have fun with the family.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Located less than a 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, Oak Brook, IL has so many fun things to do! Perfectly positioned in the midst of all the local area attractions, The two hotels we’ve selected for our conference are close to many of the area’s top destinations.

Discover fantastic shopping and entertainment opportunities at nearby Oakbrook Mall and Yorktown Mall or spend a fun day at Brookfield Zoo. Catch a show at a local theatre or visit our many museums. With so many activities, it will be easy to find something to do.

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RESTAURANTS

The Oak Brook area is full of culinary delights.You don’t have to look far to find a delicious meal. Both hotels have terrific dining choices, making your stay here convenient and comfortable and there are many other local restaurants around the area that provide delicious dining experiences within walking distance.

Whether you are planning an evening out or are simply looking for a quick breakfast on the way out of town, the choices are many and will fit any budget. Check out the many option in area. We’re certain you’ll  find something delicious

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Conference and Exposition Schedule

TimeDate 
2:00 - 5:00 PMPre-Conference Workshop
The Truth About HR: Things You Won't Learn at Other HR Conferences
John Hudson and Mary Faulkner
TBD
5:30 - 6:30 PMIllinois State Council Board MeetingTBD
6:30 - 8:30 PMILSHRM Social in the Hilton Suites bar
Open to all attendees who arrive on Sunday
TBD
TimeDateLocations
7:15 - 8:15 AMRegistration and Continental BreakfastTBD
7:15 - 9:30 AMExhibitor Set-UpExpo Hall
8:15 - 8:45 AMSHRM Update and Opening RemarksTheatre
8:45 - 10:15 AMOpening Keynote - Baby Steps: An Intimate Discussion on the Basic Forms of Leadership
Mallory Weggemann
More...
Theatre
9:45 - 4:15 PMHR Marketplace OpenExpo Hall
10:15 - 10:45 AMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
10:45 -11:45 AMConcurrent SessionsTBD
I Bet You Didn't See That Coming! - Legal Claims an Employer Would Not Expect to Encounter
Natalie Federle
TBD
There's No Such Thing as a One Person Tango: The Art of Effective Communication
Karel Murray
TBD
Setting Your Total Rewards Strategy to Enhance the Employee Work Experience
Michael F. Maciekowich
TBD
LobbyistTBD
11:45 - 12:45 AMLunchTBD
12:45 - 2:15 PMGeneral Session
Law Update
Employment Law In the Age of Trump: Now What? (General)
Neil Dishman
Theatre
2:15 - 2:45 PMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
2:45 - 4:00 PMConcurrent SessionsTBD
The Wellness Movement: Think Differently. Plan Accordingly. Create Life-Long Change.
Angela Gaffney
TBD
Making the Business Case - Presenting Your HR Solutions to the C-Suite
Jenny Mangone, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
TBD
Independent Contractors & Joint Employer Issues - What HR Professionals Need to Know!
Jody Boquist & Amanda Inskeep
TBD
Control the Chaos: Staying Sane in a VUCA World
Lori Kleiman
TBD
4:00 - 4:15 PMTransfer Break
4:15 - 5:15 PMConcurrent SessionsTBD
What Oprah Taught Me About Great HR
John Hudson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
TBD
Tactical Confrontation for a Better Workplace
Gary Sheely
TBD
Intersection of ADAAA, FMLA & Workers' Compensation
Bryon Bass & Jeff Nowak
TBD
Empty Seats: Dealing With Succession Issues in Your Organization
Dan Ryan
TBD
7:00 - 10:00 PMilSHRM17 After Hours: Dueling PianosTBD
TimeDateLocations
7:00 - 3:30 PMHR Marketplace OpenExpo Hall
7:00 - 8:00 AMRegistration & Continental BreakfastTBD
8:00 - 9:15 AMConcurrent SessionsTheatre
Making Millennials Great‰ - Pillars for Building the Next Generation
Jeff Kortes & Randy Willinski
TBD
Sustaining Talent: How to Attract and Retain Your Best Employees
Chris Fields, MLHR
TBD
How I Helped Transform An Organization by First Transforming Myself
Eric Kulikowski, CPC
TBD
Developing World Class Leaders - The Ultimate Guide to Leadership Development
Rick Tiemann
TBD
9:15 - 9:45 AMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
9:45 - 11:00 AMConcurrent SessionsTBD
Kicking and Screaming: The Challenges of a Reluctant HR Transformation
Mary Faulkner, SHRM-SCP
TBD
Personal Branding: A Multi-Generational Perspective
JD Gershbein
TBD
The 7 Health Plan Metrics Every HR Professional Must Know
Nicole Pfeiffer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CMS
TBD
Navigate Workplace Rapids
Greg Hawks
TBD
11:00 - 12:15 PMLunchTBD
12:15 - 1:15 PMConcurrent SessionsTBD
Speed, Cost & Quality: Mastering the Art of High Volume Recruiting
Carl Kutsmode
TBD
Sweat the Small Stuff: Smart Strategies to Engage Employees
Lisa Ryan
TBD
Implementing Change: It's Not the Change, It‰Ûªs the Transition
Rick Tiemann
TBD
Power in the Middle: Where the Real Work Gets Done
Beth Shapiro & Etta Jacobs
TBD
1:15 - 1:30 PMTransfer BreakTBD
1:30 - 3:00 PMClosing Keynote - Next Generation Diversity: Global, Profitable, Sustainable
Andrés Tapia
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Theatre
3:00 - 3:30 PMKeynote Book Signing & Refreshment BreakExpo Hall
3:30 - 4:30 PMConcurrent SessionsTBD
Become a Human Lie Detector: Tactics for Assessing Employee Truthfulness
Jody Boquist & Cate Lindemann
TBD
Disrupting D&I: Bringing the Power & Purpose Back to D&I
Nancy Harris
TBD
Don't Steal the Dream of Your Overseas Employee, Embrace the Differences
Michael Butler, CIPD, GPHR, MBA
TBD
Bringing Leadership Home: Three Pillars of an Enviable Culture
Lisa Hale
TBD
4:30 PMConference CloseTBD
+ Sunday, Sept 24, 2017
TimeDate 
2:00 - 5:00 PMPre-Conference Workshop
The Truth About HR: Things You Won't Learn at Other HR Conferences
John Hudson and Mary Faulkner
TBD
5:30 - 6:30 PMIllinois State Council Board MeetingTBD
6:30 - 8:30 PMILSHRM Social in the Hilton Suites bar
Open to all attendees who arrive on Sunday
TBD
+ Monday, Sept 25, 2017
TimeDateLocations
7:15 - 8:15 AMRegistration and Continental BreakfastTBD
7:15 - 9:30 AMExhibitor Set-UpExpo Hall
8:15 - 8:45 AMSHRM Update and Opening RemarksTheatre
8:45 - 10:15 AMOpening Keynote - Baby Steps: An Intimate Discussion on the Basic Forms of Leadership
Mallory Weggemann
More...
Theatre
9:45 - 4:15 PMHR Marketplace OpenExpo Hall
10:15 - 10:45 AMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
10:45 -11:45 AMConcurrent SessionsTBD
I Bet You Didn't See That Coming! - Legal Claims an Employer Would Not Expect to Encounter
Natalie Federle
TBD
There's No Such Thing as a One Person Tango: The Art of Effective Communication
Karel Murray
TBD
Setting Your Total Rewards Strategy to Enhance the Employee Work Experience
Michael F. Maciekowich
TBD
LobbyistTBD
11:45 - 12:45 AMLunchTBD
12:45 - 2:15 PMGeneral Session
Law Update
Employment Law In the Age of Trump: Now What? (General)
Neil Dishman
Theatre
2:15 - 2:45 PMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
2:45 - 4:00 PMConcurrent SessionsTBD
The Wellness Movement: Think Differently. Plan Accordingly. Create Life-Long Change.
Angela Gaffney
TBD
Making the Business Case - Presenting Your HR Solutions to the C-Suite
Jenny Mangone, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
TBD
Independent Contractors & Joint Employer Issues - What HR Professionals Need to Know!
Jody Boquist & Amanda Inskeep
TBD
Control the Chaos: Staying Sane in a VUCA World
Lori Kleiman
TBD
4:00 - 4:15 PMTransfer Break
4:15 - 5:15 PMConcurrent SessionsTBD
What Oprah Taught Me About Great HR
John Hudson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
TBD
Tactical Confrontation for a Better Workplace
Gary Sheely
TBD
Intersection of ADAAA, FMLA & Workers' Compensation
Bryon Bass & Jeff Nowak
TBD
Empty Seats: Dealing With Succession Issues in Your Organization
Dan Ryan
TBD
7:00 - 10:00 PMilSHRM17 After Hours: Dueling PianosTBD
+ Tuesday, Sept 26, 2017
TimeDateLocations
7:00 - 3:30 PMHR Marketplace OpenExpo Hall
7:00 - 8:00 AMRegistration & Continental BreakfastTBD
8:00 - 9:15 AMConcurrent SessionsTheatre
Making Millennials Great‰ - Pillars for Building the Next Generation
Jeff Kortes & Randy Willinski
TBD
Sustaining Talent: How to Attract and Retain Your Best Employees
Chris Fields, MLHR
TBD
How I Helped Transform An Organization by First Transforming Myself
Eric Kulikowski, CPC
TBD
Developing World Class Leaders - The Ultimate Guide to Leadership Development
Rick Tiemann
TBD
9:15 - 9:45 AMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
9:45 - 11:00 AMConcurrent SessionsTBD
Kicking and Screaming: The Challenges of a Reluctant HR Transformation
Mary Faulkner, SHRM-SCP
TBD
Personal Branding: A Multi-Generational Perspective
JD Gershbein
TBD
The 7 Health Plan Metrics Every HR Professional Must Know
Nicole Pfeiffer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CMS
TBD
Navigate Workplace Rapids
Greg Hawks
TBD
11:00 - 12:15 PMLunchTBD
12:15 - 1:15 PMConcurrent SessionsTBD
Speed, Cost & Quality: Mastering the Art of High Volume Recruiting
Carl Kutsmode
TBD
Sweat the Small Stuff: Smart Strategies to Engage Employees
Lisa Ryan
TBD
Implementing Change: It's Not the Change, It‰Ûªs the Transition
Rick Tiemann
TBD
Power in the Middle: Where the Real Work Gets Done
Beth Shapiro & Etta Jacobs
TBD
1:15 - 1:30 PMTransfer BreakTBD
1:30 - 3:00 PMClosing Keynote - Next Generation Diversity: Global, Profitable, Sustainable
Andrés Tapia
More...
Theatre
3:00 - 3:30 PMKeynote Book Signing & Refreshment BreakExpo Hall
3:30 - 4:30 PMConcurrent SessionsTBD
Become a Human Lie Detector: Tactics for Assessing Employee Truthfulness
Jody Boquist & Cate Lindemann
TBD
Disrupting D&I: Bringing the Power & Purpose Back to D&I
Nancy Harris
TBD
Don't Steal the Dream of Your Overseas Employee, Embrace the Differences
Michael Butler, CIPD, GPHR, MBA
TBD
Bringing Leadership Home: Three Pillars of an Enviable Culture
Lisa Hale
TBD
4:30 PMConference CloseTBD

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Until April 28, 2017
Early Bird Registration Must Be Paid With Credit Card Only

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CANCELLATION POLICY

$50 cancellation fee prior to September 1st. After September 1st, no refunds.  Substitutions may be made with no financial penalty.  To cancel, contact us at lori@mahergroupllc.com