ILSHRM State Conference

September 27-29, 2021

Virtual Conference

2021/09/27 08:00:00

REGISTRATION

HR PRACTITIONERS

REGISTRATION OPTIONS
(includes real-time event + on-demand through 11/15)

 

  • $450 SHRM Members
  • $550 Non-SHRM Members
  • $400 Emerging Professionals
    (less than 3 years of full-time HR practice)
  • $100 SHRM Student Member
    (SHRM national student membership required)

 

Virtual Partner Pavilion (Expo Hall)

VIRTUAL EXPO BOOTH
  • Basic Virtual Expo Booth – $500
  • Non-Profit Virtual Expo Booth (501(c)3 non-profit organizations and educational institutions only)
OPTIONAL PARTNER ADD ONS
  • Virtual Meeting Room Sponsor $2,000 – sponsor one of the 4 meeting rooms and have your logo displayed in each session held in the room for the entire conference. In addition, submit a <1 min video commercial that will be played once each day of the conference.
  • Knowledge Hub Roundtables $1,500 – sponsor a Hub by facilitating discussion in your company’s area of expertise. In addition, submit a <1 min video commercial that will be played once each day of the conference.
  • Networking Event $1,500 – sponsor one of the two evening networking events, first come/first serve. In addition, submit a <1 min video commercial that will be played once each day of the conference.
  • Health Break $1,000 – sponsor a virtual health break such as chair stretching, meditation, etc. This can be led by your company, or facilitated by conference planners.
  • SWAG Bag Item – Click HERE to learn more! 

WHY ATTEND?

ILSHRM knows that the workplace demands on HR professionals in Illinois during this pandemic have been monumental. We also know that your department’s main focus in 2021 will be the ongoing safety and wellbeing of your employees.  Our interactive virtual conference platform will engage attendees, exhibitors and sponsors over three half days through engaging keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, networking roundtable, live chat and Q&A, and the opportunity to win fun prizes!

HR THOUGHT LEADERS

Over 25 HR thought leaders will share their insights and expertise to help you address the realities of the world of work. Roles are changing, demands on the workforce are shifting, and HR will be leading the way. Put real questions to the speakers and gain strategies to prepare your company and employees for the challenges ahead!

27 RECERTIFICATION HOURS

That’s right – attendees can earn up to 27 hours of SHRM and recertification credit. Don’t have a chance to watch the sessions in real time September 27-29? No problem…recorded sessions will be available to you for 90 days on-demand!

Opening

Keynote

Speaker

Mandy Harvey

Mandy Harvey is a singer, songwriter, author, and speaker who happens to be deaf. Mandy was Simon Cowell‘s “Golden Buzzer” pick on America’s Got Talent. The video has collectively received over 500 million views.

Closing

Keynote

Speaker

Eric Bailey

Eric Bailey is the President and CEO of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the fastest-growing OD/Strategy consulting firms in the western United States. His impact helps leaders improve the lives of those who follow them, and the customers/citizens whom they are charged with supporting. Eric has a uniquely diverse set of experiences, including: helping future NFL Hall-of-Famer Larry Fitzgerald pet a rhinoceros; teaching dozens of young children to ski; changing the strategic course of dozens of cities; jumping out of an airplane with his wife; flying an F-16; and chatting with LL Cool J on the campus of Harvard University. Eric understands that no matter what life puts in your path, there are lessons to be learned or stories to be told.

Conference Schedule

 

TimeEvent
8:00 AMPlatform opens
12:35 - 1:45 PMOpening General Session & Keynote Speaker
Mandy Harvey

Details
1:45 - 2:00 PMNetworking/Expo Hall
2:00 - 3:00 PMConcurrent Sessions
How Spicy Do You Want It?
Nicole Bianchi
Details
INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP 101: Better people, better People! How my own personal self-development can help bring about a more diverse, equitable, and balanced future for us all
Rodney C Burris
Details
READY, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change
April Callis-Birchmeier
Details
Making the Business Case for Leadership Development
Deb Calvert
Details
3:00 - 3:15 PMNetworking/Expo Hall
3:15 - 4:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
Creating a Culture of Feedback
Kristi Spaethe
Details
HR101 - How to Establish HR for your Organization
Christie Engler
Details
Workforce 2030
Valerie M. Grubb
Details
Drama-Free Work – How to Prevent & Reverse Workplace Tension, Incivility & Mistrust
Leslie Fiorenzo
Details
4:15 - 5:00 PMVirtual Trivia! Play trivia against fellow conference attendees for a chance to win great prizes!
TimeEvent
12:30 - 12:45 PMSHRM Update - Delight Deloney
12:45 - 1:45 PMConcurrent Sessions
Why The Brain Follows – The Science of Us vs Them
Terry Wu
Details
Behave Yourself! Accelerate Organizational Change Through Behavior
Michelle Yanahan
Details
Promises Made & Kept: Change and the Psychological Contract At Work
Chas Fields
Details
The 3 Keys To Confidence, Achievement and Action: Findings From Interviews With 3,000 Top Performers
David Suson
Details
1:45 - 2:00 PMNetworking/Expo Hall
2:00 - 3:00 PMConcurrent Sessions
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Justin Hale
Details
High Impact Communication - Best Practices From a Hostage Negotiator
Scott Harvey
Details
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Where to start your journey
Fiona Jamison
Details
How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity and Happiness
Mike Zani
Details
3:00 - 3:15 PMNetworking/Expo Hall
3:15 - 4:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
Background Screening: More Challenges with Ban the Box & FCRA Violations
Deb Keller
Details
Adjust Your Voice, I Can't Hear You!
Andre Kelly
Details
Assets + Liabilities = Profits: They can’t do it without HR
Lori Kleiman
Details
The Turnover Solution – How to Stop the Churn
Dennis Koerner, Ph.D.
Details
TimeEvent
8:00 - 8:15 AM Office/Chair Stretch Session. Join us for a session led by our State Director, Laura Miller, who is also a certified group fitness instructor with over ten years' experience in leading exercise classes. Laura will lead us through various exercises to get you through a busy day in HR right from your desk!
8:15 - 9:15 AMKeynote/General Session - WHOLLY SHIFT: Completely Changing the Conversation on Bias, Diversity, Privilege and Inclusion Using Brain Science
Eric M. Bailey

Details
9:15 - 9:30 AMNetworking/Expo Hall
9:30 - 10:30 AMConcurrent Sessions
Harassment prevention starts with a conversation: How to implement effective training
Nikki Larchar
Details
Diversity & Inclusion is Everyone’s Job--Not just HR
Cheryl Lucas-DeBerry
Details
Conducting Internal Investigations
Laura Miller
Details
Avoid Vaccine Bullying & Harassment Complaints
Donna Skowronski
Details
10:30 - 10:45 AMNetworking/Expo Hall
10:45 - 11:45 AMConcurrent Sessions
It's Not You, It’s Me: How the Pandemic Changed Employees’ Needs Forever
Jim Morgan
Details
The Implicit Bias Audit: Create Your Roadmap for Mitigating Risk Related to Implicit Bias
Cindy Ogden
Details
Lead to Fail, Lead to Win
Kendra Prospero
Details
More Human, Less Resource: Recognition for the People, By the People
Scott Christopher
Details
11:45 AM - 12:00 NoonLive Conference Close
+ Monday - Sept. 27th
TimeEvent
8:00 AMPlatform opens
12:35 - 1:45 PMOpening General Session & Keynote Speaker
Mandy Harvey

Details
1:45 - 2:00 PMNetworking/Expo Hall
2:00 - 3:00 PMConcurrent Sessions
How Spicy Do You Want It?
Nicole Bianchi
Details
INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP 101: Better people, better People! How my own personal self-development can help bring about a more diverse, equitable, and balanced future for us all
Rodney C Burris
Details
READY, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change
April Callis-Birchmeier
Details
Making the Business Case for Leadership Development
Deb Calvert
Details
3:00 - 3:15 PMNetworking/Expo Hall
3:15 - 4:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
Creating a Culture of Feedback
Kristi Spaethe
Details
HR101 - How to Establish HR for your Organization
Christie Engler
Details
Workforce 2030
Valerie M. Grubb
Details
Drama-Free Work – How to Prevent & Reverse Workplace Tension, Incivility & Mistrust
Leslie Fiorenzo
Details
4:15 - 5:00 PMVirtual Trivia! Play trivia against fellow conference attendees for a chance to win great prizes!
+ Tuesday - Sept. 28th
TimeEvent
12:30 - 12:45 PMSHRM Update - Delight Deloney
12:45 - 1:45 PMConcurrent Sessions
Why The Brain Follows – The Science of Us vs Them
Terry Wu
Details
Behave Yourself! Accelerate Organizational Change Through Behavior
Michelle Yanahan
Details
Promises Made & Kept: Change and the Psychological Contract At Work
Chas Fields
Details
The 3 Keys To Confidence, Achievement and Action: Findings From Interviews With 3,000 Top Performers
David Suson
Details
1:45 - 2:00 PMNetworking/Expo Hall
2:00 - 3:00 PMConcurrent Sessions
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Justin Hale
Details
High Impact Communication - Best Practices From a Hostage Negotiator
Scott Harvey
Details
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Where to start your journey
Fiona Jamison
Details
How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity and Happiness
Mike Zani
Details
3:00 - 3:15 PMNetworking/Expo Hall
3:15 - 4:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
Background Screening: More Challenges with Ban the Box & FCRA Violations
Deb Keller
Details
Adjust Your Voice, I Can't Hear You!
Andre Kelly
Details
Assets + Liabilities = Profits: They can’t do it without HR
Lori Kleiman
Details
The Turnover Solution – How to Stop the Churn
Dennis Koerner, Ph.D.
Details
+ Wednesday - Sept. 29th
TimeEvent
8:00 - 8:15 AM Office/Chair Stretch Session. Join us for a session led by our State Director, Laura Miller, who is also a certified group fitness instructor with over ten years' experience in leading exercise classes. Laura will lead us through various exercises to get you through a busy day in HR right from your desk!
8:15 - 9:15 AMKeynote/General Session - WHOLLY SHIFT: Completely Changing the Conversation on Bias, Diversity, Privilege and Inclusion Using Brain Science
Eric M. Bailey

Details
9:15 - 9:30 AMNetworking/Expo Hall
9:30 - 10:30 AMConcurrent Sessions
Harassment prevention starts with a conversation: How to implement effective training
Nikki Larchar
Details
Diversity & Inclusion is Everyone’s Job--Not just HR
Cheryl Lucas-DeBerry
Details
Conducting Internal Investigations
Laura Miller
Details
Avoid Vaccine Bullying & Harassment Complaints
Donna Skowronski
Details
10:30 - 10:45 AMNetworking/Expo Hall
10:45 - 11:45 AMConcurrent Sessions
It's Not You, It’s Me: How the Pandemic Changed Employees’ Needs Forever
Jim Morgan
Details
The Implicit Bias Audit: Create Your Roadmap for Mitigating Risk Related to Implicit Bias
Cindy Ogden
Details
Lead to Fail, Lead to Win
Kendra Prospero
Details
More Human, Less Resource: Recognition for the People, By the People
Scott Christopher
Details
11:45 AM - 12:00 NoonLive Conference Close

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 executivedirector@ilshrm.org