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Walsh Fifth Annual HR Summit - SOLD OUT
Thursday, March 6, 2014 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Walsh Troy Campus
Five Hours Continuing Education Credit
Walsh College is the area’s leading business school recognizing the importance of the HR function to the success of any business venture. Join us for the Fifth Annual HR Summit on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the College’s Troy campus where we will discuss the strategic and the basic aspects; and the effective and the troubling trends of HR management. #livebreatheHR.
SECOND CONSECUTIVE SELL-OUT!
Admission fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch along with five hours professional development credit and cost is $45 for alumni and partners – including SHRM members; $35 for Walsh College students; and $90 for all others. Preregistration is required as this program sold out in the past.
- Dr. Lee Meadows, professor, Walsh College
- Tina Marie Wohlfield, SPHR, adjunct assistant professor, Walsh College and HR and Compliance manager, Benefit Review Services
- Rebecca Davies, JD, instructor, Walsh PHR Test Prep and attorney, Butzel Long
- Ursula Scroggs and Jennifer Coon, DKSS CPAs + Advisors
- Nancy Salvia, Merrill Lynch
- Jill Barrett, Stanislaw Consulting
- Kathryn Baker and Tim Kuppler, AdviCoach
- Mike Kotsis, GPS for Small Business
- Linda J. Armstrong and Bushra A. Malik, Butzel Long
- Amy Wooden, ASR (HAP’s administrator for self- funded product)
Sessions will cover:
- An HR Survival Guide to the PPACA: How organizations are approaching compliance to one of the biggest regulatory challenges facing HR today. This session will feature an interactive discussion with HR practitioners' sharing their approaches and strategies to compliance with the upcoming "Employer Shared Responsibility" requirements in 2015.
- Panelists - Yvonne Willis, Urban League of Detroit and SE Michigan; Amy Conti, Turrin Corporation; Kristen Latimer, Reliance One; and Judi Lang, Vibe Credit Union.
- Workplace Bullying
- Legislation and Regulations Update
- 401(k) Plans: The Great, The Good, and The Ugly
As professionals servicing 401(k) plans, we see the best and scariest practices that companies employ. The Department of Labor is scrutinizing more plans today than ever before. So, Join Ursula Scroggs and Jennifer Coon from DKSS CPAs + Advisors in a lively and interactive discussion on these topics and much more. This is a “can’t miss” session for: Business owners, Fiduciaries, HR professionals, or anyone who touches 401(k) plans.
- Self- Funding, The ACA Alternative, Is it right for your company?
Until the changes in health care reform started shaking up the industry, self-funded group insurance plans were really only considered by large groups. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandates not applying to self-funded plans, self- funding has become an attractive option for groups of all sizes. Join our presenter in this session to:
• Learn the basics of self-funding
• Discuss the advantages of going self-funded verses fully insured
• Identify if your company is a good candidate for self-funding
Presenter: Amy Wooden, HAP
- Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
The presence of Emotional Intelligence (EI) components mark the people who excel, both personally and professionally. Lack of emotional intelligence can work against intellect and can end careers. The good news is that it can be improved. This session will provide you with an explanation of the different components of EI and their relevance in the workplace, a checklist to get you thinking about your organization’s level of EI, and a personal Empathy Quotient Scale to test your personal capacity for empathy, an important aspect of EI. Presented by Jill Barrett, Stanislaw Consulting.
- Remove fear, build pride, and create a performance culture to drive results with clarity and speed
Learn how to build a sustainable performance culture in your organization that unites employees, increases collaboration and drives out fear, negativity and politics. You will leave this session with a clear road map for driving culture change with clarity and results. Presented by Kathryn Baker and Tim Kuppler, AdviCoach of Michigan.
- Immigration 101 for HR Professionals
If you think you only have to deal with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) when you employ foreign nationals, then this is a must-attend session for you. Learn compliance issues facing all employers as well as gain an overview of the steps involved in employing a foreign national in the United States. Plus each attendee will learn the most commonly used visa classifications for businesses to allow you be a strategic partner in your company’s growth. Presenters: Linda J. Armstrong and Bushra A. Malik, Shareholders, Butzel Long.
- Retirement Plans Employees Love
Why are we spending all of this time and money on a retirement plan and our employees are still not happy with it? Our research shows what your employees really want in a retirement plan and how you can provide it without more employer costs. You will leave with a 7 step action plan to review with your plan provider. Presented by Nancy Salvia, Merrill Lynch.
- Right People, Right Seats – Making it Simple!
People are a company’s greatest resource. How do you know if you have the right people in the right seat? Does your leadership team agree that all the right people are in the right seats in your company? When something doesn’t feel right, how long does it take your leadership team to agree what the issue really is? Most executives tend to drag their feet when something doesn’t feel right. Why? Attend this session and walk away with powerful and simple tools to help your team get a better “hit” ratio when hiring, and to simply agree faster whether you have the right people in the right seats or not. Presented by Mike Kotsis, GPS for Small Business.
Benefit Review Services
DKSS CPAs + Advisors
Walsh College Career Services
Walsh PHR/SPHR Exam Prep / SHRM Learning System
Fourth Annual HR Summit
Beyond Wellness: Beaumont Health System, one of the region’s premier healthcare providers, demonstrates its commitment to quality healthcare not only for its patients but also for its employees. Lucy Sternburgh, Manager of Employee & Community Health Promotion, will share how Beaumont’s wellness plan initiatives transcend the traditional wellness goals but also encompasses benefits for the environment and employee engagement.
Lucy Sternburgh, M.S., is a PhD candidate in Wellness & Health Promotion, she is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, and Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager. She is also a Special Lecturer at Oakland University within the Wellness, Health Promotion program and very much enjoys sharing her passion for wellness with students and other professionals. Lucy is especially passionate about creating engagement within an organization to build a sustainable culture of health.
What Keeps You Up at Night? Practical Advice to Prevent Employment Lawsuits
Rebecca Davies, Butzel Long, will address the most recent trends in employment litigation and enforcement actions by the various administrative agencies. Attendees will come away with practical ideas to benefit their organizations and hopefully reduce their employment lawsuit exposure.
Management by Thank You!
Tina Marie Wohlfield, Benefit Review Services will share reflections and lessons learned as a parent, a dog owner, and manager of employees on how using two simple words can positively influence employee behavior.
Best Practices from HR Leaders in a Changing Business Environment
Amy Conti, Conti Corporation
Dana Davis, Phillips Service Industry, Inc.
Brandalynn Winchester-Middlebrook, Lake Trust Credit Union
Find your next great hire on Facebook!
Paul Chambers, CEO, Core3 Solutions
Learn how social media and your organization’s online presence can be used to recruit top talent. Presenter Paul Chambers, CEO of Core3 Solutions, will offer tips to manage the time spent on social media to maximize the returns.
Removing the DRAMA from Culture Change
Kathryn Baker and Tim Kuppler, AdviCoach
Join us for a dynamic session where you will learn leading edge approaches to....
• Engage and retain who you have
• Attract who you need
• Align culture & strategy with clarity and speed
Everyone who attends will leave with a new approach for understanding their culture and clear actionable tactics that can be driven from the HR role to impact performance.
10 Things you may not be doing as a Retirement Plan Fiduciary and other financial benefits you can offer your employees
Lesli Matukaitis, Vice President, Comerica Bank and Sean Norton, Vice President, Comerica Bank. Offering a retirement plan is not enough for your employees in today's work environment. Come learn 10 things you need to be doing to be a responsible plan fiduciary for your company and employees. Some items on the list are required while other items will just keep your plan "in good stead." Other topics of discussion will be financial benefits you can offer employees while hiring or for retention purposes such as direct deposit, free checking, free web bill pay, discounts on safe deposit boxes, and much more! Come learn how you can be one of the top companies people want to work for.
There's an "App" for that! HR Tools to Help Your Employees Become Better Healthcare Consumers!
Brad Richards and Tina Marie Wohlfield of Benefit Review Services, Inc. Health care and benefits information can be very overwhelming for employees and ranks as one of the biggest challenges organizations face in managing employee benefit programs. Learn how to use technology to better connect and educate your employees on health care programs and available resources in today’s world of smart phones, iPads, and mobile technology. We will share innovative smart tools and applications available to help your employees better utilize health care programs and become informed health care consumers.
Michigan’s Right-to-Work Briefing
Louis Theros, Butzel Long shareholder.
Michigan’s “right-to-work” laws will make it unlawful to require an employee to become a union member or to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment. Gary will review these new laws and how they may impact both union and non-union employers. Employers should understand these controversial new laws before they take effect on March 28th.
Improving Morale in the Workplace
Shanta McMullan, Butzel Long shareholder
Many employment situations are now seen against a backdrop of fear, uncertainty, and change. This session explores practical ideas to improve the morale in your workplace while staying in compliance with the law.
What Employers Need to Know about the Affordable Care Act
Don Whitford, Vice President Eastern Region, Priority Health
Under federal health reform, employers have a shared responsibility with the federal government to offer health benefits to their employees. Employers are evaluating many questions in anticipation of the 2014 plan year:
• Is my company required to offer employer-sponsored insurance?
• Which employees must we cover?
• What penalties do we face if we do not provide coverage?
• What are the objective and subjective considerations we should be evaluating?
This session will offer several case studies providing insights into the decisions being faced by Michigan employers as they consider the benefits landscape in 2014.
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