Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
Student Conference
2017 TCHRA Student Conference


TCSHRM Student Conference: Connecting At All Levels

Saturday, November 4, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)


University of Minnesota – Hanson Hall

1925 4th St S.,

Minneapolis, MN 55455 


Click REGISTER to see full conference details and to register.

TCSHRM is pleased to invite HR students to the TCSHRM 2017 Student Conference. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, enhance your professional reputation and network with local HR professionals and students! 


All student attendees have a chance to win a FREE Apple Sport Watch!

Business casual attire

Light breakfast & lunch included
Free professional headshot on first-come, first-served basis



8:30 a.m. - Registration
9:00 a.m. - Conference begins

  • Welcome & Keynote Session: Dealing with Difficult People: Strategies to Connect, Not React
  • Interactive Session: Words Create Worlds: Connecting At All Levels
  • HR Panel Discussion
  • Lunch
  • Netoworking with HR Professionals
  • Apple Watch Giveaway

2:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Keynote Session

Dealing with Difficult People: Strategies to Connect, Not React

Carrie Patton

Kit Welchlin, Welchlin Communication Strategies
Kit Welchlin is an experienced public speaker with an ability to engage a crowd with humor and energy. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communication, Business Administration and Political Science, as well as a Master’s Degree in Speech Communication and Business Administration. In 1991, Kit started Welchlin Communication Strategies and Seminars On Stress, providing speeches and seminars to private and public organizations. He has delivered presentations at the Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin State SHRM Conferences. Kit has taught part-time, for the past 26 years, for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, where he has received the Teaching Excellence Award and has been repeatedly nominated as Outstanding Faculty. In 2014, Kit was inducted into the Minnesota Speakers Association Hall of Fame. He has delivered more than 3,000 speeches and seminars to more than 500,000 people over the past 26 years.


Interactive Session

Words Create Worlds: Connecting At All Levels

Carrie Patton

Jeanne Schulze, President, Jeanne Schulze & Associates LLP
Jeanne Schulze has been in the field of human development for over 35 years. As president of her own Organization Development Consulting and Executive Coaching firm, Jeanne works across a wide spectrum of business and public sectors. Jeanne is one of the inaugural 250 global certified coaches in Conversational Intelligence™ by Judith Glaser. Her expertise lies in organization, leadership and team consulting where managing change is critical to organizational performance and customer delight.



Neuroscience based Conversational Intelligence™ (C-IQ) was named one of the top five business trends of 2016 by Inc. Magazine. In our world of disruptive technologies, trends and events, the ability to co-create and collaborate across boundaries is essential. Healthy conversations lead to healthy relationships which lead to healthy, productive cultures. The words we use create worlds of meaning. What kind of world are you creating?


HR Panel

  • Danielle Caple, HRIS Specialist at Loram Maintenance of Way
  • Jessica Kircher, Lead Compensation Analyst at U.S. Bank
  • Casey Enevoldsen, Organizational Development Manager at Lunds & Byerly’s
  • Sarah Waite, VP of Talent Management at ABRA Auto Body & Glass


Moderated by Rick Rittmaster – Learning and Development Manager at MTS Systems Corporation


Event Fees


Early Bird 

9/7 - 10/30


10/31 - 11/4

TCSHRM Member          



BEST DEAL! Student Membership + Conference Bundle  





Non-Member $40 $45










Click REGISTER to see full conference details and to register.

Join TCSHRM today and SAVE on membership & registration!

TCSHRM membership is FREE if you are already a national SHRM member! 

Join the Conversation @TCSHRM_Tweets #TCSHRM


The University of Minnesota is not endorsing or sponsoring activities conducted by TCSHRM on the University of Minnesota campus. The relationship between the University of Minnesota and TCSHRM is solely that of licensor and licensee.

Visit the Conference Archive for details on our past conferences and see below for some photos from the 2016 event:


Thank you to all who attended the 2016 Student Conference!

Photos from last year’s event:









Return to Student Info

more Calendar

SPONSORED: Winning the War for Talent in a People-Led Economy

New Member Orientation Webinar

Featured Members

& Awards

Copyright © 2017 Twin Cities Society for Human Resource Management. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy and Other Important Policies
TCSHRM is nationally affiliated with SHRM

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal