HR Workshop

Investing in your career
Minneapolis, MN
HR Workshop
JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
June 6, 2017

HR Workshop Speaker - Tony Segreto

Tony Segreto

Ultimate Software, Liaison-Special Projects

Tony Segreto serves as Ultimate Software's liaison for special projects. In that role, he moderates events, expertly disseminates UltiPro information via videos, and evangelizes Ultimate's products and services to a wide audience. Previously, Tony spent 40 years as one of the most experienced and trusted anchors on South Florida television. He joined WTVJ in 1968 as an intern. During his tenure, he worked as a photographer, producer, reporter, and anchor for both sports and news. During his career, Mr. Segreto covered more than 20 Super Bowls, 2 Olympics, World Series, Stanley Cups, NBA finals, and National Championships. He has also interviewed two sitting presidents and political leaders from around the country. In 1995, he was honored by the South Florida chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with the prestigious Silver Circle Award, recognizing more than 25 years of excellence in broadcast journalism.

HR Workshop Speaker - Jason Barger

Jason Barger

Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, Founder

Jason Barger is the author of the new book Thermostat Cultures and is committed to engaging the hearts and minds of people. He delivers more than 50 speeches annually all over the world and is a dynamic storyteller. His books have been celebrated by The New York Times and other global media and, as founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works as a collaborative partner with teams and organizations to develop compelling leaders, engaging cultures, and clarity of mission/vision and values. Prior to writing, speaking, and consulting, Jason led over 1,700 people to build 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty and developed a program to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, OH. Jason is passionate about developing 21st-century leaders as cultural ambassadors for the teams and organizations they serve. You can follow him on Twitter @JasonVBarger, connect on LinkedIn, and learn more at

HR Workshop Speaker - Cynthia A. Bremer

Cynthia A. Bremer

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C, Managing Shareholder

Cynthia Bremer is the managing shareholder of the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. Cynthia has extensive experience in employment law and complex litigation matters. Her practice focuses on representing corporations and corporate management in all types of employment law matters. While Cynthia’s primary focus has been employment litigation defense in federal and state courts throughout the Midwest, including class and collective actions, Cynthia also advises companies on critical employment law issues involving past and present employees. Further, Cynthia has litigated numerous restrictive covenants suits, including seeking and defending preliminary injunctions and merit proceedings. In addition to extensive litigation and advising experience in employment law, Cynthia’s experience also includes securities arbitrations, commercial and civil litigation, and intellectual property litigation. Prior to entering private practice in Minneapolis in 1999, Cynthia was in private practice in North Dakota. While in North Dakota, Cynthia was also a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of North Dakota and represented the State in dozens of administrative hearings and appeals. Cynthia started her legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri, assigned to the Complex Litigation group. Her cases as an Assistant Attorney General included jury and bench trials, petitions for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court on constitutional law issues, and key involvement in one of the largest civil RICO cases ever brought in Missouri. Cynthia was also appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the prosecution of election law violations. In addition to being very involved within the legal and business communities, Cynthia is a frequent seminar presenter, addressing a variety of human resource and employment law issues.

HR Workshop Speaker - Cecile Alper-Leroux

Cecile Alper-Leroux

Ultimate Software, VP, HCM Innovation

Cecile Alper-Leroux is VP of Human Capital Management (HCM) Innovation at Ultimate Software. Since 2010, she has focused on fostering a culture of innovation at Ultimate, resulting in the delivery of advanced, people-centric HCM technology solutions and services. She also has served as Ultimate’s VP of Product Strategy and Product Management, responsible for defining and developing the global vision and strategy for Ultimate’s industry-leading HR, payroll, and talent management solutions. With more than 20 years’ experience in both national and global markets, Cecile is an internationally sought-out speaker, thought leader, and visionary on HCM trends, hot topics, and global strategies.

HR Workshop Speaker - Dr. Rick Goodman

Dr. Rick Goodman

Advantage Continuing Education Seminars , Founder and President

Dr. Rick Goodman CSP speaks from real -Life experiences and achieves great results! Rick is the author of Living a Championship Life--A Game Plan for Success, which has been widely acclaimed since its release. Rick has worked with companies of all sizes--from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. His high-energy, content-rich keynotes, seminars, and workshops are designed for associations and firms of all sizes that want to maximize their potential. Dr. Rick spends a majority of his time giving keynote presentations and conducting programs for companies such as Heineken, AT&T, Inova Health Systems, and Franklin Templeton Investments, to name a few. In July 2014, Dr. Rick received the C.S.P. designation (Certified Speaking Professional) by the National Speakers Association, which places him in the top 10 percent of speakers in the world!