9:20-10:10 2 Talks
Legal Update and What to Expect from the Trump Administration Tina Harkness, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-CP -MSEC
Every year brings changes to the employment law landscape. With a new administration, we expect more changes this year than most. This session will cover the most important legal issues effecting public employers including the status of the U.S. Department of Labor final overtime regulations and what to expect from the Trump Administration. How the First Amendment Freedom of Religion Interacts with the Civil Rights Act Protection Lorrie Ray, Esq. - MSEC Public Employers must provide Freedom of Religion to their employees, citizens, customers, and patrons while also following the Civil Rights Act as it pertains to religion. This talk provides a perspective when dealing with the complicated nuances of this area of the law. Get a strong grasp of the fundamentals to deal with complex situations.
10:30-11:20 2 Talks
Creating High Feedback Cultures Megara Kastner, Ph.D. - MSEC
How do you make it feel safe enough for everyone to speak their truth, even when there is a difference? This talk redefines feedback. The premise is based on feedback as the norm. People practicing regular feedback means all voices are understood, accepted, and embraced utilizing differences as capacity builders. Language in the Pursuit of Excellence Eric C. Daly - MSEC Language doesn’t just describe reality it creates it. We all know this and it is easy to take language for granted. This talk with help remind us of the power of language and give us tools for greater effectiveness.
12:10-1:00 2 Talks
Employee Engagement and Retention James Mc Donough - MSEC
What’s the value of building a sense of community among your employees? Is it even possible? Let’s explore how organizations build community to enhance employee engagement and retention.
Are You Prepared? Renee Smit, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - MSEC
Are you planning for success… ion? Explore the connection between an organization’s strategic plans and the need for succession planning. Session attendees will gain insight into why organizations must have a succession planning system in place to staff critical positions and develop future leaders.
1:00-1:05 Wellness Stretch Break Chelsea Jensen - MSEC
1:05-1:55 2 Talks
Innovation in a Resourced Constraint Environment Brian Elms, founding member of Denver’s Peak Academy
Innovation in a resource depleted environment is sometimes impossible. However, in this presentation, Brian will discuss what it takes to innovate and how he and his team worked with more than 5000 employees in Denver to get them to innovate and improve in their own work. Some may think innovation and government is an oxymoron, but after this talk, you may have a new understanding about the possibilities in your organization.
Looking Backward to Look Forward: Preparing for Uncertainty
Valorie Waldon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - MSEC
Society is changing at a rate we have not seen before. Now is the time to prepare our government agencies for certain uncertainty. Whether due to legislative and judicial change, public dismay with government, changing community demographics or the impact of social media, we must prepare now for what we can’t see coming.
2:15-3:05 2 Talks
Compensation: Are You Getting What You are Paying For? Tammeron Trujillo, PHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP - MSEC
Compensation is one of the biggest expenses for any public employer. While much time and energy is spent on what salaries should be, the same amount of effort doesn’t always go into why. Have you thought about what you are incentivizing with your base and variable pay programs? This talk will look at ways to help you answer the question are we getting what we are paying for.
Ethics: Why Good People Sometimes Do Bad Things Mark Cicotelloi, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CECP - MSEC
Another day, another headline. Another indiscretion, another organizational reputation bites the dust. In the words of Marvin Gaye “what’s going on”? Laws are passed and people on put in jail, yet unethical behavior persists – why? In this session we look beyond the law and turn our attention to the people and the reasons why some succumb and others survive ethical dilemmas.
3:05-4:05 Open Space Megara Kastner - MSEC