2018/09/19 08:00:00

ATTENDEES

The 2018 KS SHRM Conference will host 500+ attendees, the majority of whom will include, senior Human Resources (HR) professionals, supervisors, managers, and directors currently practicing in the Human Resources field.

SPEAKERS

The Conference will include subjects and topics in the HRCI Body of Knowledge and SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge. All presentations will meet the criteria for recertification credit from both SHRM and HRCI.

CONVINCE YOUR BOSS

You know the conference is strategic for your career, convincing your boss can be just as strategic.  Getting approval to attend the conference is a two-part endeavor.  First, you need to demonstrate the benefits of the conference to your organization.  Next you’ll need to persuade your boss that it’s worth the investment of time and money.

Here’s how…

 



TimeEventRoom
9:00am - 11:00pmExhibit Registration Set-UpMarketplace
9:00am - 12:00pmPre-Conference Workshop
Richard Rierson, Creating a Culture of Engaged Leadership

Details
Trails Room
11:00pm - 6:00pmExhibit Hall Open for BusinessMarketplace
11:00pm - 6:00pmAttendee Registration OpenMarketplace
12:30pm - 1:00pmConference Opening/WelcomeGeneral Session Ballroom
1:00pm - 2:00pmGeneral Session Employment LawGeneral Session Ballroom
2:00pm - 2:15pmTransfer break
2:15pm - 3:15pmBreakouts
A Few Good Men and Women
Todd Sutcliffe
Details
Redbud C
The 5 Keys to Genuine Employee Engagement
Thomas Topping
Details
Cypress AB
3:15pm - 3:30pmTransfer break
3:30pm - 4:30pmGeneral Session Keynote
Michael Veltri, Business Leader and Bestselling Author

Details
General Session Ballroom
4:30pm - 6:00pmMarketplace ReceptionMarketplace
TimeEventRoom
7:00am - 5:00pmAttendee Registration OpenMarketplace
7:00am - 4:30pmMarketplace OpenMarketplace
7:00am - 8:00amBreakfastMarketplace
8:00am - 9:00amBreakouts
SHRM Certification
Details
Redbud A
How to Utilize Talent Assessments to Improve Hiring and Development
Thomas Hamilton
Details
Redbud B
Strike Out the Status Quo: Winning The Benefits Game in 3 Pitches
Andy Neary
Details
Redbud C
The Engagement Trifecta: Beat the Odds and Create a Winning Culture
Julie Ann Sullivan
Details
Cypress AB
9:00am - 10:30amMarketplace EventMarketplace
10:30am - 10:45amConference Opening/WelcomeGeneral Session Ballroom
10:45am - 11:45amGeneral Session Keynote
Johnny Taylor, SHRM President and CEO

Details
General Session Ballroom
11:45am - 12:15pmLunchGeneral Session Ballroom
12:15pm - 1:15pmGeneral Session Keynote- Dedication, Pride & Commitment:  Leadership Lessons From Black Hawk Down For Business & For Life
Matt Eversmann

Details
General Session Ballroom
1:15pm - 2:15pmMarketplace EventMarketplace
2:15pm - 3:15pm Breakouts
Nudging - Lessons for Moving Savers and Organizations Toward a Better Retirement
Mike Smoots
Details
Redbud A
Stop Trying to Motivate Your Employees
Katie Ervin
Details
Redbud B
The Unusual Complications Associated with the Trifecta of FMLA/ADA/WC Leave
Melody Rayl
Details
Redbud C
Breaking Boundaries for Operational Excellence - The Quest for A High Performance Organization
Vince Bovino
Details
Cypress AB
3:15pm - 4:30pmMarketplace FinaleMarketplace
4:30pm - 5:30pm Breakouts
Defining the "Skills Gap" in Kansas
Dr. Art Hall
Details
Redbud A
Us vs. Them: The Difference Between Great Teams and Dsyfunctional Groups
Jerrod Murr
Details
Redbud B
Kansas Active Shooter Mitigation
Tod Hileman
Details
Redbud C
The Optimistic Leader: Creating Positive Work Environments
Justin Rueb
Details
Cypress AB
6:30pm - 10:00pmHappy Hour for Our Heroes
Details
General Session Ballroom
TimeEventRoom
7:00am - 8:00amBreakfastGS Ballroom
8:00am - 9:00amBreakouts
Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act - What You Need to Know
Susan Lang
Details
Redbud A
If You Can't Say Something Nice, What DO You Say? How to Pull Rank When You Have No Rank to Pull
Sarita Maybin
Details
Redbud C
Ethics and Leadership: Developing Social Responsibility
Justin Rueb
Details
Cypress AB
9:00am - 9:15amTransfer Break
9:15am - 10:15am Breakouts
Building Teams that Lead Themselves
Josh Erickson
Details
Redbud A
Employees at the CORE - Using Employee Insights to Drive Business Strategies
Jessi Ryan
Details
Redbud B
Preparing for the When (Not If) DOL Audit
Karen Vines
Details
Redbud C
FIve Trends Shaping the Future of Work
Dr. Bob Nelson
Details
Cypress AB
10:15am - 10:30amTransfer Break
10:30am - 11:00amTrombold Professional of the Year AwardGeneral Session Ballroom
11:00am - 12:00pmGeneral Session Keynote- Motivational Speaker, Communication Expert and Author
Sarita Maybin

Details
General Session Ballroom
12:00pm - 12:15pmConference Closing
membership drawings / volunteer drawings / conference giveaways (must be present to win)
General Session Ballroom
+ Wednesday, September 19
TimeEventRoom
9:00am - 11:00pmExhibit Registration Set-UpMarketplace
9:00am - 12:00pmPre-Conference Workshop
Richard Rierson, Creating a Culture of Engaged Leadership

Details
Trails Room
11:00pm - 6:00pmExhibit Hall Open for BusinessMarketplace
11:00pm - 6:00pmAttendee Registration OpenMarketplace
12:30pm - 1:00pmConference Opening/WelcomeGeneral Session Ballroom
1:00pm - 2:00pmGeneral Session Employment LawGeneral Session Ballroom
2:00pm - 2:15pmTransfer break
2:15pm - 3:15pmBreakouts
A Few Good Men and Women
Todd Sutcliffe
Details
Redbud C
The 5 Keys to Genuine Employee Engagement
Thomas Topping
Details
Cypress AB
3:15pm - 3:30pmTransfer break
3:30pm - 4:30pmGeneral Session Keynote
Michael Veltri, Business Leader and Bestselling Author

Details
General Session Ballroom
4:30pm - 6:00pmMarketplace ReceptionMarketplace
+ Thursday, September 20
TimeEventRoom
7:00am - 5:00pmAttendee Registration OpenMarketplace
7:00am - 4:30pmMarketplace OpenMarketplace
7:00am - 8:00amBreakfastMarketplace
8:00am - 9:00amBreakouts
SHRM Certification
Details
Redbud A
How to Utilize Talent Assessments to Improve Hiring and Development
Thomas Hamilton
Details
Redbud B
Strike Out the Status Quo: Winning The Benefits Game in 3 Pitches
Andy Neary
Details
Redbud C
The Engagement Trifecta: Beat the Odds and Create a Winning Culture
Julie Ann Sullivan
Details
Cypress AB
9:00am - 10:30amMarketplace EventMarketplace
10:30am - 10:45amConference Opening/WelcomeGeneral Session Ballroom
10:45am - 11:45amGeneral Session Keynote
Johnny Taylor, SHRM President and CEO

Details
General Session Ballroom
11:45am - 12:15pmLunchGeneral Session Ballroom
12:15pm - 1:15pmGeneral Session Keynote- Dedication, Pride & Commitment:  Leadership Lessons From Black Hawk Down For Business & For Life
Matt Eversmann

Details
General Session Ballroom
1:15pm - 2:15pmMarketplace EventMarketplace
2:15pm - 3:15pm Breakouts
Nudging - Lessons for Moving Savers and Organizations Toward a Better Retirement
Mike Smoots
Details
Redbud A
Stop Trying to Motivate Your Employees
Katie Ervin
Details
Redbud B
The Unusual Complications Associated with the Trifecta of FMLA/ADA/WC Leave
Melody Rayl
Details
Redbud C
Breaking Boundaries for Operational Excellence - The Quest for A High Performance Organization
Vince Bovino
Details
Cypress AB
3:15pm - 4:30pmMarketplace FinaleMarketplace
4:30pm - 5:30pm Breakouts
Defining the "Skills Gap" in Kansas
Dr. Art Hall
Details
Redbud A
Us vs. Them: The Difference Between Great Teams and Dsyfunctional Groups
Jerrod Murr
Details
Redbud B
Kansas Active Shooter Mitigation
Tod Hileman
Details
Redbud C
The Optimistic Leader: Creating Positive Work Environments
Justin Rueb
Details
Cypress AB
6:30pm - 10:00pmHappy Hour for Our Heroes
Details
General Session Ballroom
+ Friday, September 21
TimeEventRoom
7:00am - 8:00amBreakfastGS Ballroom
8:00am - 9:00amBreakouts
Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act - What You Need to Know
Susan Lang
Details
Redbud A
If You Can't Say Something Nice, What DO You Say? How to Pull Rank When You Have No Rank to Pull
Sarita Maybin
Details
Redbud C
Ethics and Leadership: Developing Social Responsibility
Justin Rueb
Details
Cypress AB
9:00am - 9:15amTransfer Break
9:15am - 10:15am Breakouts
Building Teams that Lead Themselves
Josh Erickson
Details
Redbud A
Employees at the CORE - Using Employee Insights to Drive Business Strategies
Jessi Ryan
Details
Redbud B
Preparing for the When (Not If) DOL Audit
Karen Vines
Details
Redbud C
FIve Trends Shaping the Future of Work
Dr. Bob Nelson
Details
Cypress AB
10:15am - 10:30amTransfer Break
10:30am - 11:00amTrombold Professional of the Year AwardGeneral Session Ballroom
11:00am - 12:00pmGeneral Session Keynote- Motivational Speaker, Communication Expert and Author
Sarita Maybin

Details
General Session Ballroom
12:00pm - 12:15pmConference Closing
membership drawings / volunteer drawings / conference giveaways (must be present to win)
General Session Ballroom

REGISTRATION

Receive up to 15 hours of Recertification Credit
Regular Registration is from June 1 – August 31
Late Registration begins September 1

Pre-Conference Workshop space is limited – register soon!

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NON-
SHRM MEMBERS

STUDENT 
SHRM MEMBERS

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations on or before August 15th will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations after August 15th will not be refunded. Registration may be transferred to another individual without penalty.

Century II

Convention Center

225 W. Douglas Avenue

Wichita, KS 67202

HOTELS

KS SHRM has made arrangements with the Hyatt Regency Wichita, a luxury hotel that offers more than just a good night’s sleep. Hyatt Regency Wichita takes pride in providing guests with the best of everything, from great restaurants to modern rooms and skilled service. While staying in downtown Wichita during the conference, it is their goal to make it a worry-free experience that delights the senses at every turn. Here, you can access the very best the city has to offer in a setting without compromise. 

Reserve your accommodations today. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Experience a vibrant and expanding city where the history of the Old West meets high tech aviation and where downtown activities captivate even the busiest traveler. You’ll find a host of things to do in Wichita to enhance your stay.

Indulge in a short (and complimentary) ride to the historic Old Town, a quaint area filled with antique shops, restaurants, nightclubs, the popular seasonal Farmers Market, and entertainment of all sorts. Take a dip in the Hyatt Regency Wichita’s indoor heated pool, or workout in the 24-hour StayFit™  gym.

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RESTAURANTS

Sample local flavor with a variety of culinary experiences in the heart of the city. In and around Downtown you’ll find classic Americana on the menu at soda shops, casual lunch spots and fine dining establishments, plus a world of choices exploring regional ingredients and global cuisine. As the birthplace of the original Pizza Hut, Wichita continues to serve as a test market for unique restaurant concepts. Our entrepreneurial spirit lives on with local distilleries and craft breweries, artisan coffees, and inventive food trucks. Look for Kansas-grown ingredients on seasonal menus and always save room for dessert.

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Join 500+ HR professionals as they come together and collaborate on the many ways to “Enlist HR” at this year’s KS SHRM State Conference. Many nationally known and prominent speakers, along with information packed workshops, and great entertainment will fill the agenda.

Sponsorship Information
Exhibitor Information

Thanks To Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor – $10,000

Silver Sponsor – $7,500

Bronze Sponsors – $5,000

Sapphire Sponsors – $2,500

Exhibitors

AGH Employer Solutions
AIESEC United States
Bamboo HR
Fisher Phillips, LLP
Kansas Business Case for Breastfeeding
Kansas State University Global Campus
Marlin Company
Mid-America Orthopedics
National Association of State Workforce Agencies
National Screening Bureau
One Source The Background Check Company
Paylocity
Transcend Engagement LLC
Trussell Media
Validity Screening Solutions
Valley Hope
Vision Care Direct

Reconnaissance Sponsors

Hinkle Law Firm
National Screening Bureau