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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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

12.25 HOURS OF RE-CERTIFICATION CREDIT.

We are thrilled to announce that the conference has been pre-approved for 12.25 hours of SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs). We have also been pre-approved for 12.25 hours of re-certification credit, including 8.0 hours of business credit through HRCI!

TimeEventLocation
2:00 - 5:00 PM
    SHRM - 2.75
    HRCI HR - 2.75
Pre-Conference Workshop
The Truth About HR: Things You Won't Learn at Other HR Conferences
John Hudson and Mary Faulkner
Details
Drury Lane Theatre, Oak I
5:30 - 6:30 PMIllinois State Council Board MeetingDrury A&B, Hilton Suites
6:30 - 8:30 PMILSHRM Social
Open to all attendees who arrive on Sunday
Hilton Suites bar
TimeEventLocation
7:15 - 8:15 AMRegistration and Continental BreakfastTheatre, Lobby & Courtyard
7:15 - 9:30 AMExhibitor Set-UpExpo Hall
8:15 - 8:45 AMSHRM Update and Opening RemarksTheatre
8:45 - 10:15 AM -
    SHRM - 1.5
    HRCI HR - 1.5
Opening Keynote - Baby Steps: An Intimate Discussion on the Basic Forms of Leadership
Mallory Weggemann

Details
Theatre
9:45 - 4:15 PMHR Marketplace OpenExpo Hall
10:15 - 10:45 AMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
10:45 -11:45 AMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
I Bet You Didn't See That Coming! - Legal Claims an Employer Would Not Expect to Encounter
Natalie Federle
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
There's No Such Thing as a One Person Tango: The Art of Effective Communication
Karel Murray
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
ILSHRM Lobbyist Update
Jay Shattuck
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Setting Your Total Rewards Strategy to Enhance the Employee Work Experience
Michael F. Maciekowich
Details
Crystal II
11:45 - 12:45 AMLunchLobby & Courtyard
12:45 - 2:15 PM -
    SHRM - 1.5
    HRCI HR - 1.5
General Session Law Update
Employment Law In the Age of Trump: Now What?
Neil Dishman
Details
Theatre
2:15 - 2:45 PMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
2:45 - 4:00 PMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
The Wellness Movement: Think Differently. Plan Accordingly. Create Life-Long Change.
Angela Gaffney
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
Independent Contractors & Joint Employer Issues - What HR Professionals Need to Know!
Jody Boquist & Amanda Inskeep
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI Business - 1.25
Control the Chaos: Staying Sane in a VUCA World
Lori Kleiman
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
Kicking and Screaming: The Challenges of a Reluctant HR Transformation
Mary Faulkner, SHRM-SCP
Details
Crystal II
4:00 - 4:15 PMTransfer Break
4:15 - 5:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Intersection of ADAAA, FMLA & Workers' Compensation
Bryon Bass & Jeff Nowak
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
What Oprah Taught Me About Great HR
John Hudson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Empty Seats: Dealing With Succession Issues in Your Organization
Dan Ryan
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Tactical Confrontation for a Better Workplace
Gary Sheely
Details
Crystal II
7:00 - 10:00 PMilSHRM17 After Hours: Dueling PianosDrury Lane Theatre, Critic’s Corner
TimeEventLocation
7:00 - 3:30 PMHR Marketplace OpenExpo Hall
7:00 - 8:00 AMRegistration & Continental BreakfastTheatre, Lobby & Courtyard
8:00 - 9:15 AMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Sustaining Talent: How to Attract and Retain Your Best Employees
Chris Fields, MLHR
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
How I Helped Transform An Organization by First Transforming Myself
Eric Kulikowski, CPC
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
Developing World Class Leaders - The Ultimate Guide to Leadership Development
Rick Tiemann
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Making Millennials Great‰ - 5 Pillars for Building the Next Generation
Jeff Kortes & Randy Willinski
Details
Crystal II
9:15 - 9:45 AMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
9:45 - 11:00 AMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
Navigate Workplace Rapids
Greg Hawks
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
Personal Branding: A Multi-Generational Perspective
JD Gershbein
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI Business - 1.25
Making the Business Case - Presenting Your HR Solutions to the C-Suite
Jenny Mangone, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
The 7 Health Plan Metrics Every HR Professional Must Know
Nicole Pfeiffer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CMS
Details
Crystal II
11:00 - 12:15 PMLunchTheatre, Lobby & Courtyard
12:15 - 1:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Implementing Change: It's Not the Change, It‰'s the Transition
Rick Tiemann
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Power in the Middle: Where the Real Work Gets Done
Beth Shapiro & Etta Jacobs
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
Speed, Cost & Quality: Mastering the Art of High Volume Recruiting
Carl Kutsmode
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Sweat the Small Stuff: Smart Strategies to Engage Employees
Lisa Ryan
Details
Handout
Crystal II
1:15 - 1:30 PMTransfer Break
1:30 - 3:00 PM -
    SHRM - 1.5
    HRCI Business - 1.5
Closing Keynote - Next Generation Diversity: Global, Profitable, Sustainable
Andrés Tapia

Details
Theatre
3:00 - 3:30 PMKeynote Book Signing & Refreshment BreakExpo Hall
3:30 - 4:30 PMExhibitor Tear DownExpo Hall
3:30 - 4:30 PMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Disrupting D&I: Bringing the Power & Purpose Back to D&I
Nancy Harris
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Become a Human Lie Detector: Tactics for Assessing Employee Truthfulness
Jody Boquist & Cate Lindemann
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Bringing Leadership Home: Three Pillars of an Enviable Culture
Lisa Hale
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Global - 1
Don't Steal the Dream of Your Overseas Employee, Embrace the Differences
Michael Butler, CIPD, GPHR, MBA
Details
Crystal II
4:30 PMConference CloseTheatre
+ Sunday, Sept 24, 2017
TimeEventLocation
2:00 - 5:00 PM
    SHRM - 2.75
    HRCI HR - 2.75
Pre-Conference Workshop
The Truth About HR: Things You Won't Learn at Other HR Conferences
John Hudson and Mary Faulkner
Details
Drury Lane Theatre, Oak I
5:30 - 6:30 PMIllinois State Council Board MeetingDrury A&B, Hilton Suites
6:30 - 8:30 PMILSHRM Social
Open to all attendees who arrive on Sunday
Hilton Suites bar
+ Monday, Sept 25, 2017
TimeEventLocation
7:15 - 8:15 AMRegistration and Continental BreakfastTheatre, Lobby & Courtyard
7:15 - 9:30 AMExhibitor Set-UpExpo Hall
8:15 - 8:45 AMSHRM Update and Opening RemarksTheatre
8:45 - 10:15 AM -
    SHRM - 1.5
    HRCI HR - 1.5
Opening Keynote - Baby Steps: An Intimate Discussion on the Basic Forms of Leadership
Mallory Weggemann

Details
Theatre
9:45 - 4:15 PMHR Marketplace OpenExpo Hall
10:15 - 10:45 AMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
10:45 -11:45 AMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
I Bet You Didn't See That Coming! - Legal Claims an Employer Would Not Expect to Encounter
Natalie Federle
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
There's No Such Thing as a One Person Tango: The Art of Effective Communication
Karel Murray
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
ILSHRM Lobbyist Update
Jay Shattuck
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Setting Your Total Rewards Strategy to Enhance the Employee Work Experience
Michael F. Maciekowich
Details
Crystal II
11:45 - 12:45 AMLunchLobby & Courtyard
12:45 - 2:15 PM -
    SHRM - 1.5
    HRCI HR - 1.5
General Session Law Update
Employment Law In the Age of Trump: Now What?
Neil Dishman
Details
Theatre
2:15 - 2:45 PMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
2:45 - 4:00 PMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
The Wellness Movement: Think Differently. Plan Accordingly. Create Life-Long Change.
Angela Gaffney
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
Independent Contractors & Joint Employer Issues - What HR Professionals Need to Know!
Jody Boquist & Amanda Inskeep
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI Business - 1.25
Control the Chaos: Staying Sane in a VUCA World
Lori Kleiman
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
Kicking and Screaming: The Challenges of a Reluctant HR Transformation
Mary Faulkner, SHRM-SCP
Details
Crystal II
4:00 - 4:15 PMTransfer Break
4:15 - 5:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Intersection of ADAAA, FMLA & Workers' Compensation
Bryon Bass & Jeff Nowak
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
What Oprah Taught Me About Great HR
John Hudson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Empty Seats: Dealing With Succession Issues in Your Organization
Dan Ryan
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Tactical Confrontation for a Better Workplace
Gary Sheely
Details
Crystal II
7:00 - 10:00 PMilSHRM17 After Hours: Dueling PianosDrury Lane Theatre, Critic’s Corner
+ Tuesday, Sept 26, 2017
TimeEventLocation
7:00 - 3:30 PMHR Marketplace OpenExpo Hall
7:00 - 8:00 AMRegistration & Continental BreakfastTheatre, Lobby & Courtyard
8:00 - 9:15 AMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Sustaining Talent: How to Attract and Retain Your Best Employees
Chris Fields, MLHR
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
How I Helped Transform An Organization by First Transforming Myself
Eric Kulikowski, CPC
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
Developing World Class Leaders - The Ultimate Guide to Leadership Development
Rick Tiemann
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Making Millennials Great‰ - 5 Pillars for Building the Next Generation
Jeff Kortes & Randy Willinski
Details
Crystal II
9:15 - 9:45 AMRefreshment BreakExpo Hall
9:45 - 11:00 AMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
Navigate Workplace Rapids
Greg Hawks
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
Personal Branding: A Multi-Generational Perspective
JD Gershbein
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI Business - 1.25
Making the Business Case - Presenting Your HR Solutions to the C-Suite
Jenny Mangone, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1.25
    HRCI HR - 1.25
The 7 Health Plan Metrics Every HR Professional Must Know
Nicole Pfeiffer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CMS
Details
Crystal II
11:00 - 12:15 PMLunchTheatre, Lobby & Courtyard
12:15 - 1:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Implementing Change: It's Not the Change, It‰'s the Transition
Rick Tiemann
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Power in the Middle: Where the Real Work Gets Done
Beth Shapiro & Etta Jacobs
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Business - 1
Speed, Cost & Quality: Mastering the Art of High Volume Recruiting
Carl Kutsmode
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Sweat the Small Stuff: Smart Strategies to Engage Employees
Lisa Ryan
Details
Handout
Crystal II
1:15 - 1:30 PMTransfer Break
1:30 - 3:00 PM -
    SHRM - 1.5
    HRCI Business - 1.5
Closing Keynote - Next Generation Diversity: Global, Profitable, Sustainable
Andrés Tapia

Details
Theatre
3:00 - 3:30 PMKeynote Book Signing & Refreshment BreakExpo Hall
3:30 - 4:30 PMExhibitor Tear DownExpo Hall
3:30 - 4:30 PMConcurrent Sessions
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Disrupting D&I: Bringing the Power & Purpose Back to D&I
Nancy Harris
Details
Oak I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Become a Human Lie Detector: Tactics for Assessing Employee Truthfulness
Jody Boquist & Cate Lindemann
Details
Oak II
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI HR - 1
Bringing Leadership Home: Three Pillars of an Enviable Culture
Lisa Hale
Details
Crystal I
    SHRM - 1
    HRCI Global - 1
Don't Steal the Dream of Your Overseas Employee, Embrace the Differences
Michael Butler, CIPD, GPHR, MBA
Details
Crystal II
4:30 PMConference CloseTheatre

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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

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.

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