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 Export to Your Calendar 5/22/2018
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Radisson Blu - Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, Minnesota  55425
United States

Online registration is available until: 5/22/2018
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2018 TCSHRM Spring Conference Registration


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Radisson Blu - Mall of America

2100 Killebrew Dr.

Bloomington, MN 55425


Registration Rates


Use promo code readytotHRive! 

(on or before 3/15)

Early Bird
(on or before 5/1)
(after 5/1)
TCSHRM Member Conference Rate*  $169 $199 $229

Discounted TCSHRM Membership (New or Renewal)

+ Member Conference Rate

 $245 $275 $305
Non-Member Conference Rate  $279 $309 $339

Note: Full payment must accompany order to reserve your space.


*TCSHRM Student Members will automatically receive a special student rate at checkout. Please contact with questions.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote:

Bogus Balance: Your Journey to Real Work/Life Bliss

Deirdre Maloney, Momentum LLC

Deirdre Maloney helps organizations exceed their goals and helps their people sleep better at night. She does it through her work as a published author, international speaker, and proud president of her training, facilitation and marketing company Momentum LLC. Deirdre has used her brand of “mild audacity” to inspire positive change around the country, presenting keynotes and workshops for organizations like the Boeing, National Association of Women Business Owners, and Vistage International. Continue reading...

Lunch Keynote:

HR on Purpose!! Developing Deliberate People Passion

Steve Browne, LaRosa's Inc.
Steve Browne has devoted 30+ years of his career to human resources, currently as executive director of human resources for LaRosa’s Inc., a regional pizzeria restaurant chain in southwest Ohio with 14 locations and more than 1,100 team members. Prior to LaRosa’s, Browne held various HR management positions in the manufacturing consumer products and professional services industries. An active member of SHRM for more than 15 years, Browne has held several leadership roles, including serving on the Membership Advisory Council, serving as state council director and state conference director, and currently serves on the SHRM Board of Directors. Continue reading...

Closing Keynote:

It's Not You, It's Your Brain

Amy Dee, Motivational Keynote Speaker

Amy Dee has more than 20 years of experience as a professional motivational speaker. Based in the Midwest, she has earned a national reputation for keynotes, closing programs and breakout sessions featuring her signature brand of side-splitting humor to explain how to harness the science of behavior. She encourages attendees to remember their power to choose everything from how they deal with difficult people at work, to how they maintain positive relationships at home. Continue reading...

Conference Schedule

(updated as of January 4th, 2018)

*Vendor and exhibit hall will be open for networking throughout the conference

Session Tracks:

Career & Professional Development Change Management Organizational Culture Conflict Management  Legal & Compliance





6:30 a.m.

Vendor and Exhibit Setup

7:15 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast, Networking

8:00 a.m.

Welcome to TCSHRM

SHRM Updates

8:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote
Bogus Balance: Your Journey to Real Work/Life Bliss

Deirdre Maloney, Momentum LLC

9:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Networking Break

9:45 a.m.

Learning Sessions

Embrace Constraints

Sarah Waite, ABRA Autobody and Glass

Training that Drives True Change

Leslie Holman and Janel Holden, Pinnacle Performance Group

Telework & Flexibility, Is Now the Time For Your Organization?

Kathy Kacher, CareerLife Alliance Services, Inc. and Rachel Thiemann, eWorkplace Minnesota

Let's Put the FUN in Dysfunction: Managing Conflict & Working With Difficult People

Bruce Miles, Big River Group

5 Simple Ways You Can Use Technology to Make Better HR Decisions

Kate Bischoff, tHRive Law & Consulting LLC and Jessica Hofrichter, Ceridian HCM

10:45 a.m.

Exhibitor Networking Break

11:00 a.m.

Learning Sessions


Jennie Antolak, Learning Journeys, The International Center of Coaching

Culture Tales & Ales

J. Forrest, Employee Strategies

Cultivating a Culture You Can Be Proud Of

Betsy Baker, Callie Taralson, and Clare Pitera , Solution Design Group (sdg)

The Performance Review Debate: Carnegie's Strategic Point of View

Mike Scott and Jennifer Huber, Dale Carnegie Training North Central US

Employment Law Session

Shirley Lerner, Littler Mendelson.

12:00 p.m.

12:15 p.m. TCSHRM & Ogletree Deakins Awards  
12:40 p.m.

Lunch Keynote

HR on Purpose!! Developing Deliberate People Passion

Steve Browne, LaRosa's Inc
1:40 p.m. Exhibitor Networking Break  
2:00 p.m. Workshops

Burnout: Everyone Knows Someone

Teresa Hopke, Life Meets Work Inc

Creating Alignment During Organizational Change

Christine Pouliot, Evocent Coaching Inc

Bridging the Generational Gap in HR Programming

Lanet Hane, Workforce Satisfaction Solutions

Conflict Competency: Moving from Avoidance to Opportunity

Julie Showers, University of Minnesota

Where Do We Go From Here? Improving Training and Facilitating Conversations about Harassment

Leondra Hansen, Hamline University

3:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Networking Break & Happy Hour Start

3:50 p.m.

Closing Keynote
It's Not You, It's Your Brain

Amy Dee, Motivational Keynote Speaker

4:50 p.m.

Closing & Prizes (must be present to win)

5:00 p.m. Networking Reception with Sponsors and Exhibitors  

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

As of February 9, 2018

Bag Sponsor

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Keynote Sponsor

Star Tribune Logo

Registration Sponsor

NFP Logo

Afternoon Break Sponsor

AJG Logo

Morning Break Sponsor

TCM Logo

AV Sponsor

HSA Bank Logo

Reception Apps Sponsor

MRA Logo

Reception Dessert Sponsor

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2018 Exhibitors


GBR Interpreting & Tranalation Services

HealthSource Solutions

Horizon Agency

Incentive Services


MA-HRIR, Carlson School of Management, U of M 

Minnesota Water

Mitchell Hamline School of Law**

MRA - The Management Association**


North Memorial Health**


rapid! PayCard 


Studio 9-to-5

TIAA - MN College Savings Plan*


Verified Credentials

Work Effects 


*TCSHRM Annual Gold Partner     **TCSHRM Annual Silver Partner

Event Credit

We're proud to say that we're applying for 6.5 SHRM and 6.5 HRCI credits for the 2018 Conference. Credit details will be announced in the near future.

TCSHRM submits applications for SHRM Credits and HRCI Credits for all programs, conferences and webinar educational programs. We are proud to say that we have been approved for over 35 HRCI credits this past year. Once approval for credits is granted for this event, TCSHRM will include the approval stamps on this page.

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Photography Notice

Please note that a photographer will be on site during the conference to take candid photos for use in future TCSHRM promotional and marketing materials. By attending the conference, you consent to your photo being used in marketing materials, both print and electronic. By entering and by your presence here, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the TCSHRM Spring Conference. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by attending the conference. 

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