Investing in your career
Hartford, CT
HR Workshop
Hartford Marriott Downtown
November 12, 2019
Register soon for this HR Workshop, as space is limited. Once capacity has been reached, we'll no longer accept registrations for the event.

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

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

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

The What vs. How of Performance Management: How to Have the Courageous Conversations that Keep and Get Employees Back on Track

Presented by: Five Ways Forward, LLC — President, Colin T. McLetchie

Real performance management is a culture-infused way of being between leaders and employees. It cultivates—nay requires—leaders to have open, constructive, honest dialogue with team members about their performance, on an ongoing, consistent basis, seeking to help employees understand “this is how you’re perceived, this is what’s working, this is where you’re struggling, and this is where we see you headed.” Careers get derailed when leaders don’t talk frankly about the “how” things get done. During this session, you'll discover that the way you start these courageous conversations is critical to success. Using practice role plays and feedback, you'll learn to start reinforcing the value of the employee and their contributions, and much more.

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence: Helpful Tool or Job Threat?

Presented by: Ultimate Software — Director, Insights, Rana Stanfill-Hobbs

Lots of mixed emotions surround artificial intelligence (AI) and the effect it will have on the workplace. When it comes to AI in HR, is it a helpful tool or a job threat? In this presentation, HR industry expert Rana Stanfill-Hobbs, director of insights at Ultimate Software, will share how emerging technologies like AI are transforming the traditional ways we work. She’ll highlight the benefits of embracing AI in the workplace and how these tools can greatly enhance decision-making at every level of the organization. Rana will also explain how, much like smartphones and voice assistants, AI is ultimately ineffective without human guidance and interpretation.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Networking Opportunities

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 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 6,000 companies across all industries use UltiPro, and you’ll learn what it can do for your people and your business.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Workplace Investigations in the Age of #MeToo

Presented by: Ogletree Deakins — Associate, Kelly M. Cardin

Far from impacting only Hollywood, Washington, and media outlets, sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious matter with the potential to affect companies of all sizes and industries. With a renewed public focus on this critical issue—driven by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements—what are the legal and ethical implications for employers? Moreover, what can HR leaders do to help ensure employees remain safe and free of harassment at work? In this presentation, Kelly M. Cardin, associate at Ogletree Deakins, will discuss what every organization needs to know about sexual harassment in the workplace and the investigations of claims, including how to navigate compliance legislation at the state and federal levels.

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Strategic Thinking: Making Yourself Valuable to Your C-Suite

Presented by: Johnson Consulting Services — President & Founder, Jill Johnson

Your C-suite is under tremendous pressure to perform in today’s challenging economic environment. Senior executives need to ensure that all of their team members and corporate assets are in proper alignment to meet operational and financial needs. This workshop will help you identify the critical strategic information your C-suite needs from you to help you focus your critical thinking and efforts on the things they value—no matter what level you are at in your organization. You will learn how to leverage your technical knowledge to provide strategic insight. This focus on bigger-picture issues will shift your role in your organization from a support function to a true business asset. You will also learn how to more effectively shape your communication in the language of the C-suite about the issues that matter the most to them.

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Drawing for Giveaway