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Explore below for session descriptions of workshops associated with our Business Management Strategy (BMS) track. All BMS sessions have been approved for strategic credits. For questions, contact Lori Jo Goff at lgoff@kychamber.com or 502-848-8727.


Workshop Educational Levels:

Fundamental – For those who are new to HR or to the particular topic being addressed, often broad overviews and updates of current topics.
Intermediate – For those who have HR experience in the topic being addressed, with focus on in-depth examinations of specific topics and their solutions.
Advanced – For those with senior level HR experience, with focus on cutting-edge and strategic topics.


Wednesday August 28, 2019
Session 1 | 1-2 p.m. (1 HOUR)
(these sessions are also offered in Session 2)

BMS 1-1 | Wait…We’re Acquiring What?!?  Best HR Practices for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
Speakers:
Miriam Batke, SPHR, SHRM-CP | Senior Consultant, Findley
Tara Morey | Senior Consultant, Findley
HR plays a critical role during Mergers & Acquisitions. From assessing total compensation to retaining key talent, HR’s contributions are essential to bottom-line and cultural success. Join us to learn best practices for HR during each phase of an M&A. Phase I is Preparation which includes mitigating risk, reviewing total compensation elements (pay, benefits), analyzing impact on unions, and managing change in control provisions for key people. Phase 2 is Close which includes preparing technology (especially payroll), communicating the change and expectations, and deploying the total compensation strategy. Phase 3 is After-Close which includes orienting and enrolling employees, maintaining (or creating) a culture that supports engagement, combining and designing roles and responsibilities effectively. You’ll walk away from this process with a step-by-step process for HR leaders as your approach your next acquisition.

BMS 1-7 | How to Design and Implement a Successful Strategic Management Development Initiative
Speaker:
Mack Munro | Founder/CEO, Boss Builders
Effective managers are key to any organization succeeding. If you are looking to bring a strategic edge to your organization, training and developing those managers is a key component. This presentation will show the importance of balancing performance management, strategic goals and initiatives, wants and needs of employees and managers, and tight budgets while working to implement a culture of learning. The outcome will be managers who are more effective and a workforce that is motivated, educated, and turns over infrequently. In this session, participants will learn to proactively initiate (or adeptly respond to a request for) a “management training program.” Specifically, they will learn techniques to identify need, gather relevant data, leverage performance management, and communicate findings to senior management. They will also learn how to keep a program energized and permanently ingrain it into the organization’s culture, all the while communicating its success in the language of business.

BMS 1-13 | Creating Operational Excellence – Part 1 (Session 1 only)
Speaker:
Vince Bovino | Principal Consultant, Bovino Consulting Group
This presentation introduces four Operational Excellence improvement systems that deliver rapid, significant and sustained operating and profitability results. The focus is on the rigorous process of designing and implementing:

  1. A Performance Measurement System
  2. An Incentive Pay System
  3. A Performance Communication System
  4. A Performance Improvement Team System.

The absolute necessity of integrating the four systems into ONE initiative is emphasized. The methodology of integrating the systems is thoroughly explained with examples. This presentation will be continued at 2:30 p.m. (Workshop ID: 2-13).


Wednesday August 28, 2019
Session 2 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. (1 HOUR)

BMS 2-1 | Wait…We’re Acquiring What?!?  Best HR Practices for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
Speakers:
Miriam Batke, SPHR, SHRM-CP | Senior Consultant, Findley
Tara Morey | Senior Consultant, Findley
HR plays a critical role during Mergers & Acquisitions. From assessing total compensation to retaining key talent, HR’s contributions are essential to bottom-line and cultural success. Join us to learn best practices for HR during each phase of an M&A. Phase I is Preparation which includes mitigating risk, reviewing total compensation elements (pay, benefits), analyzing impact on unions, and managing change in control provisions for key people. Phase 2 is Close which includes preparing technology (especially payroll), communicating the change and expectations, and deploying the total compensation strategy. Phase 3 is After-Close which includes orienting and enrolling employees, maintaining (or creating) a culture that supports engagement, combining and designing roles and responsibilities effectively. You’ll walk away from this process with a step-by-step process for HR leaders as your approach your next acquisition.

BMS 2-7 | How to Design and Implement a Successful Strategic Management Development Initiative
Speaker:
Mack Munro | Founder/CEO, Boss Builders
Effective managers are key to any organization succeeding. If you are looking to bring a strategic edge to your organization, training and developing those managers is a key component. This presentation will show the importance of balancing performance management, strategic goals and initiatives, wants and needs of employees and managers, and tight budgets while working to implement a culture of learning. The outcome will be managers who are more effective and a workforce that is motivated, educated, and turns over infrequently. In this session, participants will learn to proactively initiate (or adeptly respond to a request for) a “management training program.” Specifically, they will learn techniques to identify need, gather relevant data, leverage performance management, and communicate findings to senior management. They will also learn how to keep a program energized and permanently ingrain it into the organization’s culture, all the while communicating its success in the language of business.

BMS 2-13 | Creating Operational Excellence – Part 2 (Session 2 only)
Speaker:
Vince Bovino | Principal Consultant, Bovino Consulting Group
This presentation introduces four Operational Excellence improvement systems that deliver rapid, significant and sustained operating and profitability results. The focus is on the rigorous process of designing and implementing:

  1. A Performance Measurement System
  2. An Incentive Pay System
  3. A Performance Communication System
  4. A Performance Improvement Team System.

The absolute necessity of integrating the four systems into ONE initiative is emphasized. The methodology of integrating the systems is thoroughly explained with examples. This presentation is a continuation of Creating Operational Excellence – Part 1 (Workshop ID: 1-13).


Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 3 | 7:30-8:30 a.m. (1 HOUR)
(these sessions are also offered in Session 7)

BMS 3-1 | Building Healthy Workplace Cultures
Speakers:
Jeff Peden, MEd. | Chief Engagement Officer, Culture Docs

Culture is workplace behavior defined by the values, behavior and mindset of senior leadership. Utilizing a proven, strategic process and developing a healthy culture can be achieved with the cooperation and commitment of every member of your Leadership Team. This approach has been successfully implemented in a variety of organizations over the past six years, with leaders reporting sustained results and continued improvements more than three years later. This presentation discusses challenges and expectations of the new workforce and a path for leadership to follow that attracts and retains today’s top talent. It explains how to build and sustain a foundation for workplace culture that supports the ongoing success of your organization and everyone on your team. The presentation includes: working successfully with today’s workforce; role of leadership in defining and designing healthy workplace cultures; how learning and behavior change really works; setting clear expectations and accountability; and  training for long-term impact.

BMS 3-6 | Managing Toxic Emotions at Work
Speakers:
Teresa Daniel | Professor-HR Leadership Program, Sullivan University
Chris Gray | PhD Student, Sullivan University
Toxin handlers are people within an organization who “voluntarily shoulder the sadness, frustration, bitterness, and the anger that are endemic to organizational life”—collectively referred to as toxic emotions (Frost & Robinson, 1999). This study was designed to explore the perceptions of HR professionals about their role in handling toxic emotions at work (stressors due to mergers, acquisitions, reductions in force, restructurings, etc.) and the impact of that work on both their personal well-being and the effectiveness of their organizations. A secondary aim was to explore how organizations can minimize the need for toxin handling and how they can reduce the harm caused to those who do this important work. We will present the findings of this research and explain the impact and opportunities for organizations to deal with and support those who handle toxic emotions.


Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (1 HOUR)
(these sessions are also offered in Session 5)

BMS 4-1 | Adding Value to Your Organization Through Strategic HR
Speaker:
Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | President and CEO, Hanna Resource Group
Learn how three outstanding Human Resource managers have earned a seat at the table and are adding significant value to their organizations. We are bringing together some of the most influential leaders and forward-thinking HR leaders in Kentucky to share their stories, advice, and answer questions about their journey about becoming a strategic partner and the impact they have had on their organizations. Packed with audience participation and plenty of time to address questions, this session will provide you with real world success stories you can apply to your career. Potential panelists are from:

  • UPS
  • Yum Brands
  • Valvoline
  • Papa John’s
  • CHI St. Joseph and
  • Brown-Forman

Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (1.5 HOUR)
(these sessions are also offered in Session 5)

BMS 4-7 | By HR | For HR | Simply HR  – Legendary HR
Speaker:
Brian Simmons, SHRM-SCP | CEO | President | Master Edutainer, BEST Edutainment, LLC
This is an information-packed workshop presented in the high energy style of Edutainment – educational, engaging and entertaining. Participants will gain actual workplace situational knowledge and practical insight as they understand the evolution of personnel to human resources through the lens of a thirty-year senior certified HR professional. The focus will be on the transference of applicable knowledge takeaway tools to include: 3 Ways Team Members build their impressions and perceptions of you as an HR Leader; 7 BEST Foundational Employment Cycle Pillars for Leading and Succeeding as an HR Leader; 10 Coaching Communication Skills for Creating Your Legacy as an HR Leader; 7 BEST Principles and Behaviors for Legendary HR Success.


Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 5 | 1:45-2:45 p.m. (1 HOUR)

BMS 5-1 | Adding Value to Your Organization Through Strategic HR
Speaker:
Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | President and CEO, Hanna Resource Group
Learn how three outstanding Human Resource managers have earned a seat at the table and are adding significant value to their organizations. We are bringing together some of the most influential leaders and forward-thinking HR leaders in Kentucky to share their stories, advice, and answer questions about their journey about becoming a strategic partner and the impact they have had on their organizations. Packed with audience participation and plenty of time to address questions, this session will provide you with real world success stories you can apply to your career. Potential panelists are from:

  • UPS
  • Yum Brands
  • Valvoline
  • Papa John’s
  • CHI St. Joseph and
  • Brown-Forman

Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 5 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. (1.5 HOUR)

BMS 5-7 | By HR | For HR | Simply HR  – Legendary HR
Speaker:
Brian Simmons, SHRM-SCP | CEO | President | Master Edutainer, BEST Edutainment, LLC
This is an information-packed workshop presented in the high energy style of Edutainment – educational, engaging and entertaining. Participants will gain actual workplace situational knowledge and practical insight as they understand the evolution of personnel to human resources through the lens of a thirty-year senior certified HR professional. The focus will be on the transference of applicable knowledge takeaway tools to include: 3 Ways Team Members build their impressions and perceptions of you as an HR Leader; 7 BEST Foundational Employment Cycle Pillars for Leading and Succeeding as an HR Leader; 10 Coaching Communication Skills for Creating Your Legacy as an HR Leader; 7 BEST Principles and Behaviors for Legendary HR Success.


Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 6 | 3:45-5 p.m. (1.25 HOUR)

BMS 6-1 | Become an HR Strategic Business Partner!
Speaker:
Liz Weber, CSP, CMC | President, Weber Business Services, LLC
Are strategic and personnel decisions made without your input? Do other members of the management team treat you as an adversary instead of an adviser? Would you like to learn why you are NOT viewed as a strategic business partner? If you answer yes to just ONE of those questions, this presentation is for you! Liz will share how you – as a savvy HR professional – can enhance your credibility, highlight your value and become the trusted and respected strategic business partner your organization needs!


Friday August 30, 2019
Session 7 | 7:30-8:30 a.m. (1 HOUR)

BMS 7-1 | Building Healthy Workplace Cultures
Speakers:
Jeff Peden, MEd. | Chief Engagement Officer, Culture Docs

Culture is workplace behavior defined by the values, behavior and mindset of senior leadership. Utilizing a proven, strategic process and developing a healthy culture can be achieved with the cooperation and commitment of every member of your Leadership Team. This approach has been successfully implemented in a variety of organizations over the past six years, with leaders reporting sustained results and continued improvements more than three years later. This presentation discusses challenges and expectations of the new workforce and a path for leadership to follow that attracts and retains today’s top talent. It explains how to build and sustain a foundation for workplace culture that supports the ongoing success of your organization and everyone on your team. The presentation includes: working successfully with today’s workforce; role of leadership in defining and designing healthy workplace cultures; how learning and behavior change really works; setting clear expectations and accountability; and  training for long-term impact.

BMS 7-6 | Managing Toxic Emotions at Work
Speakers:
Teresa Daniel | Professor-HR Leadership Program, Sullivan University
Chris Gray | PhD Student, Sullivan University
Toxin handlers are people within an organization who “voluntarily shoulder the sadness, frustration, bitterness, and the anger that are endemic to organizational life”—collectively referred to as toxic emotions (Frost & Robinson, 1999). This study was designed to explore the perceptions of HR professionals about their role in handling toxic emotions at work (stressors due to mergers, acquisitions, reductions in force, restructurings, etc.) and the impact of that work on both their personal well-being and the effectiveness of their organizations. A secondary aim was to explore how organizations can minimize the need for toxin handling and how they can reduce the harm caused to those who do this important work. We will present the findings of this research and explain the impact and opportunities for organizations to deal with and support those who handle toxic emotions.


Friday August 30, 2019
Session 8 | 8:45-10 a.m. (1.25 HOUR)
(these sessions are also offered in Session 9)

BMS 8-1 | Are Your Employees Buying what You’re Selling? Employment Branding from Kentucky’s Iconic Brands
Speakers:
Candra Bryant, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR | Chief Operating Officer, Hanna Resource Group
Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | President and CEO, Hanna Resource Group
When you think of Kentucky, you think of bourbon, horses, and fried chicken, and that isn’t an accident – it’s branding at its best! But when potential and current employees think of your company, what do they think of? Strong employment branding creates a pipeline of top talent and retains devoted employees. In this panel, we’ll hear from top HR executives on their real-life progress in building and maintaining some of Kentucky’s most iconic employment brands. Learn how to leverage your current company culture to not only define and build your employment brand, but also how to gauge its impact on recruiting and employee engagement.

BMS 8-7 | Talent Strategies For The Gig Economy
Speaker:
Robert Greene, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, GRP | CEO, Reward Systems, Inc.
Work can be performed by employees or outsiders, either co-located or virtually. Activities can be automated or augmented by AI. This increased variety of alternatives can lead to greater agility and/or efficiency but each organization must brand itself as a preferred employer and offer a value proposition that attracts and retains the talent it requires. In order to perform well an organization must utilize workforce management systems to define what is required to execute its strategy and then determine how it should be done and by who. Staffing, development, performance management and rewards management strategies must then be developed that will enable the organization to attract, retain and motivate talent and to enable it to meet its objectives.


Friday August 30, 2019
Session 9 | 10:30-11:45 a.m. (1.25 HOUR)

BMS 9-1 | Are Your Employees Buying what You’re Selling? Employment Branding from Kentucky’s Iconic Brands
Speakers:
Candra Bryant, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR | Chief Operating Officer, Hanna Resource Group
Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | President and CEO, Hanna Resource Group
When you think of Kentucky, you think of bourbon, horses, and fried chicken, and that isn’t an accident – it’s branding at its best! But when potential and current employees think of your company, what do they think of? Strong employment branding creates a pipeline of top talent and retains devoted employees. In this panel, we’ll hear from top HR executives on their real-life progress in building and maintaining some of Kentucky’s most iconic employment brands. Learn how to leverage your current company culture to not only define and build your employment brand, but also how to gauge its impact on recruiting and employee engagement.

BMS 9-7 | Talent Strategies For The Gig Economy
Speaker:
Robert Greene, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, GRP | CEO, Reward Systems, Inc.
Work can be performed by employees or outsiders, either co-located or virtually. Activities can be automated or augmented by AI. This increased variety of alternatives can lead to greater agility and/or efficiency but each organization must brand itself as a preferred employer and offer a value proposition that attracts and retains the talent it requires. In order to perform well an organization must utilize workforce management systems to define what is required to execute its strategy and then determine how it should be done and by who. Staffing, development, performance management and rewards management strategies must then be developed that will enable the organization to attract, retain and motivate talent and to enable it to meet its objectives.