Workshops2018-06-01T18:22:11+00:00

2018 Workshops

Below you’ll find a schedule grid of all workshop sessions offered during the 2018 conference. We encourage you to explore titles and familiarize yourself with session descriptions.
***Please note – all sessions offered under the Business Management Strategy track have been approved for BMS credits.

For further information contact Lori Jo Goff via email at lgoff@kychamber.com or phone at (502) 848-8727.


Workshop Educational Levels:

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

Hover over any title and click to be redirected to the session description.

ManagementMotivationBusiness Management StrategyHuman Resource LawBenefits & Compensation
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28TRACK SPONSORED BY

Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

TRACK SPONSORED BY

Balanced Wellness

These sessions have been approved for business management strategy creditsTRACK SPONSORED BY

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Session 1
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

M1: Mind, Body, Professional: Self-care for the HR Professional (1)
— Colene Elridge

I1: Workplace Violence: Active Shooter Training (2)
— Michael Peterson, SPHR

A1: Cultivating Influence: How to Build Your Credibility, Establish Strategic Relationships and Influence Organizational Decision Making (2)
— Mary Gormandy-White, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

L1: Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era (2)
— Matt Barszcz, Esq. & Vanessa Rogers, Esq.

B1: Redefining Delivery and Cost of Healthcare for Employers (2)
— Christina Heckathorn & Jeremy Stich, MD

M2: Intentional Business Storytelling to Increase Retention and Application of Presentations (2)
— Merle Heckman, SPHR

I2: Reducing Drama in the Workplace (1)
— Jack Skeen, PhD

A2: Writing as an HR Thought Leader (3)
— Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

B2: Advanced HR Advisory Skills: Making Your Pay Program Drive Engagement (2)
— Daniel Ripberger, CCP, PHR & Scott Schreiber

Session 2
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

M2: Intentional Business Storytelling to Increase Retention and Application of Presentations (2)
— Merle Heckman, SPHR

I3: Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave and How to Keep Them Longer (2)
— Leah Brown

A1: Cultivating Influence: How to Build Your Credibility, Establish Strategic Relationships and Influence Organizational Decision Making (2)
— Mary Gormandy-White, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

B3: Driving Education Partnerships That Benefit Employers and Their Employees Using Bridging the Talent Gap Data (1)
— Bridgett Strickler, Dan Ash & Jeff Nally, MBA, PCC, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

M3: M3 Influence Greatness (2)
— Jeff Birk

I2: Reducing Drama in the Workplace (1)
— Jack Skeen, PhD

A2: Writing as an HR Thought Leader Strategy (3)
— Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

L2: Digital Forensics: Why They Deserve a Place in Your HR Toolkit (2)
— Andy Cobb & Laurel Cornell

B4: Advanced ADA and FMLA Update (2)
— Demetrius Holloway, Esq.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

Session 3
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

M4: Inspired Engagement @ Work (3)
— Carlos Rivas, MS, CSCS, ACSM-CPT & Andrew Bailiff

I4: Disrupting the Future of HR: Unlocking Creativity and Innovation (2)
— Lisa Zangari

A3: Let's Talk Leadership: A Panel of Top HR Leaders in the Commonwealth (2)
— Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, John Petrov, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Kirsten Hawley & Tom Quick

L3: Navigating the Changing Currents of OSHA and Employment Law (2)
— Todd Logsdon

B5: A Roadmap to a Stronger Plan (2)
— Jonathan Butcher, CRPS

Session 4 (1 hour track)
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*** Choose one class from the 1 or 1.5 hour track ***

M5: Multigenerational Engagement and Retention in a Challenging Hiring Environment (2)
— Karen Combs

I5: 4 Walls of Management (1)
— Kyle Gorman

A4: Getting and Keeping a Seat at the Executive Table (3)
— Meera Alagaraja & Brad Shuck, PhD

L4: Mock Employment Jury Trial-Part I (1)
— Mitzi Wyrick

B6: Combating FMLA and Benefits Abuse (2)
— Jim Anderson

Session 4 (1.5 hour track)
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

*** Choose one class from the 1 or 1.5 hour track ***

M6: Cultivating Employee Voice (2)
— Denise Cumberland, PhD & Ann Herd, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC

I6: Employment Legislative and Case Update from the Last Year (2)
— Mauritia Kamer

L5: Dos and Don'ts of Internal Investigations (1)
— Blaine Blood & Morgan Davenport

B7: Wage and Hour Update: Exempt or Non-exempt (1)
— James Cockrum

Session 5 (1.5 hour track)
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

*** Choose one class from the 1 or 1.5 hour track ***

M6: Cultivating Employee Voice (2)
— Denise Cumberland, PhD & Ann Herd, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC

I7: The Real Reasons Employees Quit (2018 Retention Report: Trends, Reasons and Recommendations) (2)
— Danny Nelms, MBA

A5: From Soldier to Civilian Jobholder: Best Practices in Selecting and Onboarding Former Military Talent (3)
— Ann Herd, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC, Walter Herd & Kevin Rose

L6: Kentucky Workers' Compensation Hot Topics (2)
— Kenneth Dietz

B8: Innovative Solutions for Employers that Promote Wellness and Productivity and Drive Down Health Care Costs (2)
— Dorothy Lockhart, MBA, MSN, RN, CCTC, Carrie Schanen, Pharm D & Don Lovasz

Session 5 (1 hour track)
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

*** Choose one class from the 1 or 1.5 hour track ***

M7: Is Technology Derailing Your Performance? (1)
— Amy Olds, PHR, SHRM-CP & Jennifer Wheatley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

I5: 4 Walls of Management (1)
— Kyle Gorman

A4: Getting and Keeping a Seat at the Executive Table (3)
— Meera Alagaraja & Brad Shuck, PhD

L7: Mock Employment Jury Trial-Part II (1)
— Mitzi Wyrick
Advanced Certified

Session 6
3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.

M8: Pendulum Swing in Performance Management (1)
— Patrick Smith, SHRM-CP, PHR

I8: Achieving a Best Place to Work: Recruiting and Retaining Employees Through Free Snacks, Nap Pods, and Pet Insurance (1)
— Candra Bryant, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP & Susan Springer, PHR

A6: Future Solutions for Managing a Shift- CREDIT Based Workforce (2)
— Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Greg Lyles, SPHR & Kari Collier

L8: You Can't Do That: Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants (3)
— Jeff Calabrese
Advanced Certified

B9: Health Care Innovation – Not for the Faint of Heart (2)
— Jenny Goins

M9: Stay Tuned - Don't Quit Your Day Job (1)
— Adam Argullin

I9: Leadership Lessons from The Beatles (2)
— Shelly Trent, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CAE

L9: Could Your Background Screening Process Put You in Hot Water? (1)
— John McTighe, FCRA Certified

B10: Compensation Basics and Trends (1)
— Tiffany Cardwell, CCP, PHR, SHRM-CP, CTA & Debbie Fisher

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

Session 7
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

M4: Inspired Engagement @ Work (3)
— Carlos Rivas, MS, CSCS, ACSM-CPT & Andrew Bailiff

I10: Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change (2)
— Cynthia Knapek

A3: Let's Talk Leadership: A Panel of Top HR Leaders in the Commonwealth (2)
— Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Danita Ross, Alden Pennington, MBA, SPHR & Sharon Votaw

L10: But That's Not a REAL Religion....is It? (1)
— Lynn Ingmire, SHRM-SCP, SPHR & Toni Ahl

B11: Wellness Program Design for a New Day and Age (2)
— Travis Burgett & Ryan Byars

Session 8
8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.

M10: Inspect Your HR Department - Before Someone Else Does! (2)
— Jaime Horne, MS, CPBA, SHRM-SCP & Autumn Blakeman, SHRM-CP

I11: The Business Case for Diversity (1)
— Demetria Miles-McDonald

A7: Building Bench Strength for the New War for Talent (3)
— Ann Herd, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC, Meera Alagaraja, & Brad Shuck, PhD

L11: Opioid Abuse in the Workplace: Using Effective Drug Testing Policies to Reduce the Pain of the Painkiller Epidemic (1)
— George Adams

B12: Benefits Are No Longer Voluntary (2)
— Paula Frizzell

M11: Unleash the Beast - Rediscovering the Greatness Within (1)
— Mark Rucker

I12: The CHRO and CFO—A Dynamic Duo When Using Data, Analytics and Insights to Change the Organization in an Amazon World (3)
— Rocke D. Blair, MBA, CEBS

A8: Fear Not! Technology is Your Friend, Not Your Replacement (2)
— Nick Reddin

L12: Challenging Workplace Disability Scenarios (2)
— LaToi Mayo, JD, Michael Hornback, JD, Jay Inman, JD & Sarah Laren, JD

Session 9
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

I11: The Business Case for Diversity (1)
— Demetria Miles-McDonald

A7: Building Bench Strength for the New War for Talent (3)
— Ann Herd, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC, Meera Alagaraja, & Brad Shuck, PhD

L13: Social Media and Smart Phones: Legal Challenges and Changes (2)
— Lira Johnson, JD & Alina Klimkina, JD

B13: Cash vs. Non-cash: Developing the Right Incentive Program to Drive Employee Motivation (2)
— Brad Shuck, PhD

M12: Lessons from a Jedi-Master: Six SWEET Steps to Recruiting Excellence! (2)
— Lauren Rauch

I13: Employee Cyber Security Training (1)
— Jennifer Erena & Bryan Pryor

A8: Fear Not! Technology is Your Friend, Not Your Replacement (2)
— Nick Reddin

L14: The Current State of Reasonable Accommodation (2)
— Cynthia Effinger

B14: The Big, Bad Retirement Plan RFP (2)
— Jeanne Fisher, CFP, CPFA