Investing in your career
Washington, D.C.
HR Workshop
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
March 8, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Presented by: Ultimate Software — Liaison-Special Projects, Tony Segreto

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

3 Reasons Your Staff Engagement Isn’t Improving...and What You Can Do About It

Presented by: Vicki Hess, LLC — Certified Speaking Professional, Vicki Hess

Every day your goal as an HR professional is to positively contribute to an organization that delivers the highest-quality, most efficient, and financially viable customer-centered products and services. The reality is, you can’t do that without highly engaged leaders and staff. Many organizations are trying to improve engagement; few are successful because of three reasons. During this interactive, thought-provoking session, Vicki Hess shares proven ideas for overcoming these obstacles. Looking at engagement in a counterintuitive way creates powerful, new opportunities for creating and sustaining long-term change from the HR suite.

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Legal Landmines and How to Avoid Them

Presented by: Manatt — Partner, Deborah P. Kelly

No matter the industry nor the size of your organization, employment law can have a major impact on the success of your people and your business. It’s not only vital to stay up to date with and informed of the latest legislation and cases, but it’s also critical to be aware of the often-unseen “legal landmines” that can greatly damage an organization and its overall reputation. In this presentation, Deborah Kelly, partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, will discuss how to spot some of the most common legal landmines and, more importantly, how to avoid stepping on them, so you can continue to keep your people and your business safe.

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Networking Opportunities

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Putting People First with HCM Technology

Your people define your business, and putting them first is essential for success. Discover a people-focused HCM solution designed in every aspect to enhance the employee experience. Ultimate Software’s UltiPro® simplifies complex HR and payroll processes, features powerful business intelligence reporting for better workforce insight, and empowers people to unlock their full potential with collaborative talent management tools. During this live demo, you’ll see firsthand why more than 4,000 companies across all industries use UltiPro, and you’ll learn what it can do for your people and your business.

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

How to Keep Your Head When Your Hair Is on Fire! An introduction to Emotional Intelligence

Presented by: SkyeTeam — Chief Executive Officer, Morag Barrett

Have you ever been in a conversation that started to “heat up” and later you thought, “Why didn’t I do this?” or, “Why didn’t I say that?” When confronted with stressful situations, our inherent tendency is to do more of the same—only harder—and to react blindly. There is science behind our reactions, and better understanding that science allows us to leverage our emotions rather than stifle them. In this presentation, you’ll learn what drives our emotions and “fight or flight” response; the business impact of toxic behaviors and inappropriate reactions in the workplace; and strategies for remaining at your best, even in the worst of circumstances.

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Preparing the C-Suite for Business Transformation Through Culture Shaping & Strategic Planning

Presented by: The GW Medical Faculty Associates — Chief Human Resources Officer, Rodney W. Whitmore

More and more companies—across industries and of all sizes—are recognizing the critical role of culture in overall business success. But cultivating a company culture of trust, respect, and care for all employees doesn’t just happen overnight. More importantly, it takes complete support and buy-in from company leadership and employees, beginning with the C-suite. In this presentation, Rodney W. Whitmore, CHRO at The GW Medical Faculty Associates, will discuss how companies can prepare the C-suite to lead business transformation through culture shaping and strategic planning. Learn what it takes to create and sustain a positive, productive culture to drive continued success for your people, and your business.

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Drawing for Giveaway