Workshops

Explore below for a schedule grid of all workshops offered at the 2019 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 and click on any title to be directed to the session description.

Business Management StrategyManagementMotivationHuman Resource LawBenefits & Compensation
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28These sessions have been approved for business management strategy credits

TRACK SPONSORED BY

Humana

TRACK SPONSORED BY

Kentucky Community and Technical College System

TRACK SPONSORED BY

Ascentis

TRACK SPONSORED BY

CareerArc Group LLC

Session 1
1 p.m. – 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 (2)
— Miriam Batke | Senior Consultant, Findley
—Tara Morey | Senior Consultant, Findley

MGMT 1-2: Building Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline: The Need for Employer Leadership in Workforce Development (3)
— Brittanie Dawson | Talent Pipeline Project Manager, Southwest Region, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center
— Laurie Mays | Equine Talent Pipeline Project Manager, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center/KEEP
— LaKisha Miller | Talent Pipeline Project Manager, Northeast Region, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center
— Sara Tracy | Talent Pipeline Project Manager, Southeast Region, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center

MOTIV 1-3: Values Drive Results (3)
— Robert Brabo, SPHR, PMP | Vice President, Human Resources, Advantia Health LLC

HRL 1-4: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in the Workplace: The Invisible Risks (1)
— Paul Goatley | Attorney, Fisher Phillips
Timothy Weatherholt | Partner, Fisher Phillips

B&C 1-5: Common FMLA Missteps and Misconceptions (2)
— LaToi Mayo | Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

BMS 1-7: How to Design and Implement a Successful Strategic Management Development Initiative (2)
— Mack Munro

MGMT 1-8: The Lonely HR – HR Departments of One!(1)
— Autumn Blakeman, SHRM-CP | Associate Consultant, Hanna Resource Group
— Allison Pettrey, PHR, SHRM-CP | HR Consultant, Hanna Resource Group
— Chase Adams, M.S., SHRM-CP | Consultant, Hanna Resource Group

MOTIV 1-9: ABCs of Registered Apprenticeship (1)
— Brenda Demic | Program Coordinator, KY Apprenticeship
— Diana Jarboe | Program Coordinator, KY Apprenticeship

HRL 1-10: The EEOC, from A to Z (1)
— Bill Brammell, Attorney | Associate Attorney, DBL Law
— Kelly Holden, Attorney | Partner, DBL Law

B&C 1-6: The Case for Financial Wellness (2)
— Brent Hines, CFWC, CFWE, National Speaker Association Member| Founder, Executive Director, Foundation for Financial Wellness

BMS 1-13: Creating Operational Excellence — Part 1 (3)
— Vince Bovino | Principal Consultant, Bovino Consulting Group

MGMT 1-14: The Impact of Human Resources on Employee Engagement: Diving Deep into the Practice (1)
— Mark Handley, MBA | Training Solutions Director, Incipio Workforce Solutions
— Brad Shuck, EdD (FIU, 2010) | Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership and Learning, University of Louisville

MOTIV 1-15: Emotional Health: Why It Matters to Our Workforce . . . and Their Employers (1)
— Alice Shade | CEO and Co Founder, SentryHealth

HRL 1-16: Mock Employment Jury Trial-Part I (1)
— Mitzi Wyrick | Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
— Kelly Holden, Attorney | Partner, DBL Law

B&C 1-11: Healthcare Ate My 401(k) Contributions (2)
— Rocke Blair, CEBS, MBA | National Practice Leader, Sheridan Road Human Capital Institute

B&C 1-12: Benefits and Compensation (2)
— Sandi Brinson, MSM, PHR, SHRM-CP | Director of HR Solutions, JA Benefits, LLC
— Jaren Hornbeak | Business Development Associate, JA Benefits, LLC
— Cory Johnson, MBA | Partner, Benefits Consultant, JA Benefits, LLC

Session 2
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (1 HOUR)

BMS 2-1: Wait…We’re Acquiring What?!? Best HR Practices for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures (2)
— Miriam Batke | Senior Consultant, Findley
Tara Morey | Senior Consultant, Findley

MGMT 2-2: Building Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline: The Need for Employer Leadership in Workforce Development (3)
— Brittanie Dawson | Talent Pipeline Project Manager, Southwest Region, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center
— Laurie Mays | Equine Talent Pipeline Project Manager, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center/KEEP
— LaKisha Miller | Talent Pipeline Project Manager, Northeast Region, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center
— Sara Tracy | Talent Pipeline Project Manager, Southeast Region, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center

SOLD OUT! | MOTIV 2-3: Values Drive Results (3)
— Robert Brabo, SPHR, PMP | Vice President, Human Resources, Advantia Health LLC

HRL 2-4: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in the Workplace: The Invisible Risks (1)
— Paul Goatley | Attorney, Fisher Phillips
Timothy Weatherholt | Partner, Fisher Phillips

B&C 2-5: Common FMLA Missteps and Misconceptions (2)
— LaToi Mayo | Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

BMS 2-7: How to Design and Implement a Successful Strategic Management Development Initiative (2)
— Mack Munro

MGMT 2-8: The Lonely HR – HR Departments of One! (1)
— Autumn Blakeman, SHRM-CP | Associate Consultant, Hanna Resource Group
— Allison Pettrey, PHR, SHRM-CP | HR Consultant, Hanna Resource Group
— Chase Adams, M.S., SHRM-CP | Consultant, Hanna Resource Group

MOTIV 2-9: ABCs of Registered Apprenticeship (1)
— Brenda Demic | Program Coordinator, KY Apprenticeship
— Diana Jarboe | Program Coordinator, KY Apprenticeship

HRL 2-10: The EEOC, from A to Z (1)
— Bill Brammell, Attorney | Associate Attorney, DBL Law
— Kelly Holden, Attorney | Partner, DBL Law

B&C 2-6: The Case for Financial Wellness (2)
— Brent Hines, CFWC, CFWE, National Speaker Association Member| Founder, Executive Director, Foundation for Financial Wellness

BMS 2-13: Creating Operational Excellence — Part 2 (3)
— Vince Bovino | Principal Consultant, Bovino Consulting Group

MGMT 2-14: The Impact of Human Resources on Employee Engagement: Diving Deep into the Practice (1)
— Mark Handley, MBA | Training Solutions Director, Incipio Workforce Solutions, Brad Shuck, EdD (FIU, 2010)| Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership and Learning, University of Louisville

MOTIV 2-15: Emotional Health: Why It Matters to Our Workforce . . . and Their Employers (1)
— Alice Shade | CEO and Co Founder, SentryHealth

HRL 2-16: Mock Employment Jury Trial-Part I (1)
— Mitzi Wyrick | Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Kelly Holden, Attorney | Partner, DBL Law

B&C 2-11: Healthcare Ate My 401(k) Contributions (2)
— Rocke Blair, CEBS, MBA | National Practice Leader, Sheridan Road Human Capital Institute

B&C 2-12: Benefits and Compensation (2)
— Sandi Brinson, MSM, PHR, SHRM-CP | Director of HR Solutions, JA Benefits, LLC
— Jaren Hornbeak | Business Development Associate, JA Benefits, LLC
— Cory Johnson, MBA | Partner, Benefits Consultant, JA Benefits, LLC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

Session 3
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (1 HOUR)

(These sessions are also offered in Session 7)

SOLD OUT! | BMS 3-1: Building Healthy Workplace Cultures (3)
— Jeff Peden, MEd. | Chief Engagement Officer, Culture Docs

MGMT 3-2: Organization Design to Achieve Strategy: Questions You Should Ask (1)
— Michael Gold, MBA | Principal, Gold Standard Consulting

MOTIV 3-3: The Power of Full Engagement @ Work (3)
— Carlos Rivas, MS, ACSM, CSCS | President, ProFormance Health & Wellbeing

SOLD OUT! | HRL 3-4: What Do You WANT? That’s NOT Reasonable! (ADA) (1)
— Toni Ahl | President, EEO Advantage LLC
— Lynn Ingmire, SHRM-SCP; SPHR | President/Owner, Essential HR Partners, LLC
— Laurie Kemp | Owner, Kemp Law Office and Momentum Title Agency
— Jennifer Wheatley, SHRM-SCP; SPHR | Vice President HR Consulting and Outsourcing, HR Affiliates

B&C 3-5: Good Makes Great (1)
— Ben Reno-Weber, MPA, MBA | CEO and Chief Storyteller, MobileServe

SOLD OUT! | BMS 3-6: Managing Toxic Emotions at Work (2)
— Teresa Daniel | Professor-HR Leadership Program, Sullivan University
— Chris Gray | PhD Student, Sullivan University

MGMT 3-7: Low-Cost Development with Group and Team Coaching (2)
— Jeff Nally, PCC, SHRM-SCP, SPHR | President, Nally Group Inc.

MOTIV 3-8: Blended Learning Recipes for Engagement (1)
— Karl Richter, MA | Owner, eLearning Blends

Session 4
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (1 HOUR)

(These sessions are also offered in Session 5)

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

SOLD OUT! | BMS 4-1: Adding Value to Your Organization Through Strategic HR (2)
— Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | President and CEO, Hanna Resource Group
— Alden Pennington | Vice President, HR, Appriss
— Drew Millar | Director, HR, Tempur Sealy International
— Trasee Whitaker | Senior V.P./Human Resources and CHRO, Masonic Home Kentucky

MGMT 4-2: Develop High Potential Employees Utilizing Internal Mentorships and External Executive Coaches (2)
— Melanie Adams | Executive Director, Center for Executive Education at Belmont University

MOTIV 4-3: Power Up Your FANtastic Personal Brand (1)
— Meredith Oliver, MIRM, CSP | Creative Director, Meredith Communications

SOLD OUT! | HRL 4-4: The Top Employment Cases and Legislation of 2019 (2)
— Mauritia Kamer | Member, ST

B&C 4-5: Feeling Foggy About Opioids: The Employer Prescription for Supporting PTR (2)
— Tiffany Cardwell, SHRM-CP, PHR, CCP | HR Consulting Principal, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP; Kentuckiana Health Collaborative
— Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM | President, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Founder, Addiction Crisis Solutions
— Randa Deaton | Corporate Director, UAW/Ford Community Healthcare Initiative, Executive-Co Director, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative
— Natalie Middaugh | Project Coordinator, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

MOTIV 4-6: How Interpersonal Skills Impact Compliance (1)
— Lisa Johnson, SHRM-SCP | Leadership Development Coach & Trainer, HR Know-How LLC

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

(These sessions are also offered in Session 5)

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

BMS 4-7: By HR | For HR | Simply HR – Legendary HR (1)
— Brian Simmons, SHRM-SCP | CEO | President | Master Edutainer, BEST Edutainment, LLC

MGMT 4-8: Building Trust for Success (2)
— Angela Bailey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP | Trusted Advisor, Unified Technologies
— Jennifer Wheatley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | VP of HR Consulting & Outsourcing, HR Affiliates

MOTIV 4-9: Creating the “It” Factor – Building Executive Presence and Influence (1)
— Leslie Russ, SPHR | Consultant, Foundations Human Resources Consulting

HRL 4-10: What to Do when Government Comes Knocking (1)
— Bill Brammell, Attorney | Partner, DBL Law
— Kelly Holden, Attorney | Partner, DBL Law

B&C 4-11: Compensation Basics for the HR Generalist (1)
— Cassandra Faurote, CCP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | CEO, Total Reward Solutions

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

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

BMS 5-1: Adding Value to Your Organization Through Strategic HR (2)
— Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | President and CEO, Hanna Resource Group
— Alden Pennington | Vice President, HR, Appriss
— Drew Millar | Director, HR, Tempur Sealy International
— Trasee Whitaker | Senior V.P./Human Resources and CHRO, Masonic Home Kentucky

MGMT 5-2: Develop High Potential Employees Utilizing Internal Mentorships and External Executive Coaches (2)
— Melanie Adams | Executive Director, Center for Executive Education at Belmont University

MOTIV 5-3: Power Up Your FANtastic Personal Brand (1)
— Meredith Oliver, MIRM, CSP | Creative Director, Meredith Communications

HRL 5-4: The Top Employment Cases and Legislation of 2019 (2)
— Mauritia Kamer | Member, ST

B&C 5-5: Feeling Foggy About Opioids: The Employer Prescription for Supporting PTR (2)
— Tiffany Cardwell, SHRM-CP, PHR, CCP | HR Consulting Principal, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP; Kentuckiana Health Collaborative
— Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM | President, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Founder, Addiction Crisis Solutions
— Randa Deaton | Corporate Director, UAW/Ford Community Healthcare Initiative, Executive-Co Director, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative
— Natalie Middaugh | Project Coordinator, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

MOTIV 5-6: How Interpersonal Skills Impact Compliance (1)
— Lisa Johnson, SHRM-SCP | Leadership Development Coach & Trainer, HR Know-How LLC

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

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

BMS 5-7: By HR | For HR | Simply HR – Legendary HR (1)
— Brian Simmons, SHRM-SCP | CEO | President | Master Edutainer, BEST Edutainment, LLC

MGMT 5-8: Building Trust for Success (2)
— Angela Bailey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP | Trusted Advisor, Unified Technologies
— Jennifer Wheatley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | VP of HR Consulting & Outsourcing, HR Affiliates

MOTIV 5-9: Creating the “It” Factor – Building Executive Presence and Influence (1)
— Leslie Russ, SPHR | Consultant, Foundations Human Resources Consulting

HRL 5-10: What to Do when Government Comes Knocking (1)
— Bill Brammell, Attorney | Partner, DBL Law
— Kelly Holden, Attorney | Partner, DBL Law

B&C 5-11: Compensation Basics for the HR Generalist (1)
— Cassandra Faurote, CCP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | CEO, Total Reward Solutions

Session 6
3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. (1.25 HOUR)

SOLD OUT! | BMS 6-1: Become an HR Strategic Business Partner! (3)
— Liz Weber, CSP, CMC | President, Weber Business Services, LLC

MGMT 6-2: The JHA: Key to Worker Safety (1)
— Dr. David Stumbo, OHST | Assistant Professor, Eastern Ky University

MOTIV 6-3: Beep Beep! Why HR Needs to Toot Our Own Horn! (1)
— Colene Elridge | Owner, Be More Consulting

HRL 6-4 : Preventing Retaliation in the Kentucky Workplace (2)
— Michael Hornback | Attorney, Littler
— Jay Inman | Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

B&C 6-5: Telehealth Medical and Behavioral Health – Innovation Drives Success (2)
— Jenny Goins, SPHR | Commissioner, Ky State Personnel Cabinet, Department of Employee Insurance
— LaDonna Koebel | Chief of Staff, Kentucky Personnel Cabinet
— Trina Koontz | Benefits Branch Manager, Kentucky State Personnel Cabinet Employee Assistance Program

MGMT 6-7: Active Shooter Preparation: Community Collaboration (1)
— James Batus, CSP, CHSP | Safety Manager, Norton Women’s & Children’s Hosptial
— Jennifer Hoert, Ph.D., SHRM-CP, PHR | Patient Experience Manager, Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

SOLD OUT! | MOTIV 6-6: Thank You for Eating the Cake! (2)
— Brian Simmons, SHRM-SCP | CEO | President | Master Edutainer, BEST Edutainment, LLC

HRL 6-9: Crisis Management – In Case of Emergency: The Aftermath (2)
— George Adams | Partner, Fisher Phillips
— Bill Konwiczka | HR Director, Scotty’s Contracting and Stone
— Todd Logsdon | Partner, Fisher Phillips
— Barry Wilkerson |Chief of Police, St. Matthews Police Department

B&C 6-10: Pay Equality (1)
— Cassandra Faurote, CCP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | CEO, Total Reward Solutions

MOTIV 6-8: Supporting Connection and Conversation Across Difference (2)
— Tiffany Cardwell, Malka Kopell, Rawleigh Richardson, Kellie Watson, Tom Williams

B&C 6-11: Student Loan Repayment Program – The Hottest Benefit Today (2)
— Jeanne Fisher, CFP, CFPA | Benefits Advisor, ARGI
— Al Cornish | Chief Learning Officer, Culture Docs

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

Session 7
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (1 HOUR)

BMS 7-1: Building Healthy Workplace Cultures (3)
— Jeff Peden, MEd. | Chief Engagement Officer, Culture Docs

MGMT 7-2: Organization Design to Achieve Strategy: Questions You Should Ask (1)
— Michael Gold, MBA | Principal, Gold Standard Consulting

MOTIV 7-3: The Power of Full Engagement @ Work (3)
— Carlos Rivas, MS, ACSM, CSCS | President, ProFormance Health & Wellbeing

HRL 7-4: What Do You WANT? That’s NOT Reasonable! (ADA) (1)
— Toni Ahl | President, EEO Advantage LLC
— Lynn Ingmire, SHRM-SCP; SPHR | President/Owner, Essential HR Partners, LLC
— Laurie Kemp | Owner, Kemp Law Office and Momentum Title Agency
— Jennifer Wheatley, SHRM-SCP; SPHR | Vice President HR Consulting and Outsourcing, HR Affiliates

B&C 7-5: Good Makes Great (1)
— Ben Reno-Weber, MPA, MBA | CEO and Chief Storyteller, MobileServe

SOLD OUT! | BMS 7-6: Managing Toxic Emotions at Work (2)
— Teresa Daniel | Professor-HR Leadership Program, Sullivan University
— Chris Gray | PhD Student, Sullivan University

MGMT 7-7: Low-Cost Development with Group and Team Coaching (2)
— Jeff Nally, PCC, SHRM-SCP, SPHR | President, Nally Group Inc.

MOTIV 7-8: Blended Learning Recipes for Engagement (1)
— Karl Richter, MA | Owner, eLearning Blends

Session 8
8:45 a.m. – 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 (1)
— Candra Bryant, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR | Chief Operating Officer, Hanna Resource Group
— John Greene | Keeneland
— Nicole Boll | Castle & Key
— Kathy Gosser | Yum! Brands

MGMT 8-2: Why “Re-Fit” Is as Important as “Best Fit” (3)
— John Broer | Curator of Epic Stuff, In2Great

MOTIV 8-3: Coach for Success: Improve Performance Management by Developing a Coaching Mindset (2)
— Alison Begor, SHRM-SCP | Director of Human Resources, Transylvania University

HRL 8-4: Background Screening: There’s More! (2)
— John McTighe | Executive Vice President, Background Screening Division, Data Facts

B&C 8-5: Redefining Delivery and Cost of Healthcare (2)
— Christina Heckathorn | Benefit Advisor, Employee Benefit Associates, Inc.
— Andy Williford | Physician Assistant, Access Med

BMS 8-7: Talent Strategies For The Gig Economy (3)
— Robert Greene, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, GRP | CEO, Reward Systems, Inc.

MGMT 8-8: Now Is Your Time- Balancing Work and Life (2)
— Robert Lemon | Professional Speaker, Believe Your Dreams Inc.

MOTIV 8-9: Vision Casting Workshop (1)
— Rocke D. Blair, MBA, CEBS

SOLD OUT! | HRL 8-10: Effective Discipline, Termination and Investigations: Why Documentation and the Details Matter (2)
— Megan U’Sellis | Attorney, Fisher Phillips

B&C 8-6: Wage & Hour Update (1)
— Jim Cockrum | Member, Frost Brown Todd

B&C 8-11: “Exec” and “Comp” are not 4-Letter Words (2)
— Dan Ripberger, CCP, PHR | Managing Director, RSC Advisory Group, LLC
— Scott Schreiber | Managing Director, RSC Advisory Group, LLC

Session 9
10:30 a.m. – 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 (1)
— Candra Bryant, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR | Chief Operating Officer, Hanna Resource Group
— John Greene | Keeneland
— Nicole Boll | Castle & Key
— Kathy Gosser | Yum! Brands

MGMT 9-2: Why “Re-Fit” Is as Important as “Best Fit” (3)
— John Broer | Curator of Epic Stuff, In2Great

MOTIV 9-3: Coach for Success: Improve Performance Management by Developing a Coaching Mindset (2)
— Alison Begor, SHRM-SCP | Director of Human Resources, Transylvania University

HRL 9-4: Background Screening: There’s More! (2)
— John McTighe | Executive Vice President, Background Screening Division, Data Facts

B&C 9-5: Redefining Delivery and Cost of Healthcare (2)
— Christina Heckathorn | Benefit Advisor, Employee Benefit Associates, Inc.
— Andy Williford | Physician Assistant, Access Med

BMS 9-7: Talent Strategies For The Gig Economy (3)
— Robert Greene, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, GRP | CEO, Reward Systems, Inc.

MGMT 9-8: Now Is Your Time- Balancing Work and Life (2)
— Robert Lemon | Professional Speaker, Believe Your Dreams Inc.

MOTIV 9-9: Vision Casting Workshop (1)
— Vitale Buford, Certified Professional Coach

SOLD OUT! | HRL 9-10: Effective Discipline, Termination and Investigations: Why Documentation and the Details Matter (2)
— Megan U’Sellis | Attorney, Fisher Phillips

B&C 9-6: Wage & Hour Update (1)
— Jim Cockrum | Member, Frost Brown Todd

B&C 9-11: “Exec” and “Comp” Are not 4-Letter Words (2)
— Dan Ripberger, CCP, PHR | Managing Director, RSC Advisory Group, LLC
— Scott Schreiber | Managing Director, RSC Advisory Group, LLC