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 Export to Your Calendar 9/16/2020
When: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd
Golden Valley, Minnesota  55416
United States

Online registration is available until: 9/13/2020
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TCSHRM 2020 Women's Conference: Empower Yourself

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd
Golden Valley, MN 55416


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Registration Rates


 Conference Rates Only
TCSHRM Member Conference Rate $175

Non-Member Conference Rate


Student  $50
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Discounted TCSHRM Membership (New or Renewal) + Member Conference Rate


 Women's Conference and Strengths Conference Bundle

 $359 (Non-Member)

$289 (Member)

$79 (Student)



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


Conference Schedule




8:00 a.m.

Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast 

9:00 a.m.  Kick Off the Session & Talk About TCSHRM Intro SHRM Speaker   

9:15 a.m.

SHRM National Update

9:45 a.m. Opening Keynote - Pocket of Joy: An Attitude of Gratitude  Roxane Battle

11:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Networking Break 


11:30 a.m. Panel Emcee: Kim Insley 
12:30 p.m. Lunch and TCSHRM Awards & Volunteer Recognition 
 1:30 p.m. Keynote-Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence: Leverage the Secret Weapon  Aimee Cohen
 2:45 p.m. Exhibitor Networking Break   
3:15 p.m. Closing Keynote - Rock What You Got  Kat Perkins
4:15 p.m. Conference Closing and Happy Hour

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Keynote Speakers



Roxane Battle

Roxane Battle - Pocket of Joy: An Attitude of Gratitude
The only thing constant in life is change, yet human beings are instinctively wired to resist change. Often, we suffer our way through loss, or transition, rather than embrace change as an opportunity for personal growth and development. What if we could learn to manage the transitions in our lives in a way that also allows us to find joy? In this inspirational talk, former KARE 11-TV personality and award-winning author Roxane Battle blends elements of positive psychology and mindfulness with personal stories of her journey in transitioning out of a high-profile television career into a new and fulfilling life. It’s a journey that resulted in real-life lessons and authentic happiness. Through candor, humor and expert storytelling Ms. Battle will equip attendees with tools to help them see life’s challenges not as obstacles, but as opportunities to experience authentic joy.

According to a survey by Professor David Ulrich of the University of Michigan, a leading expert on HR competency models, 20% of senior leaders currently use the HR department as business solution partners while 60% of executives expect the HR department to partner with others departments to improve the company’s core competencies and competitive advantages.

The critical question becomes: How much time and energy do you spend focused on the strategic growth issues vs. entrenched in tactical day-to-day tasks? If the answer is not enough, then attend this session to learn the 5 steps to help you transition from a tactical-thinker to a strategic leader.


Roxane Battle is a veteran television journalist, public speaker, author and mom. Her award-winning memoir, Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free (Whitaker House 2017), became an Amazon best-seller in multiple categories.Best known for her television news career as an anchor and reporter at the Minneapolis NBC affiliate KARE-TV, Roxane is now a nationally sought-after speaker, frequently delivering keynotes on the topics of finding joy, resilience, navigating change, and work-life merge. As a contributing writer, Roxane was named an Architect of Change on, has been featured on the cover of Working Mother and profiled in Ebony magazines, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press.A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, the Girl Scouts of River Valleys named Roxane an Honorary Lifetime Girl Scout. She serves on the board of Team Women and the Literacy Matters Foundation, where she volunteers in grade school classrooms as an Embedded Educator Coach.Roxane is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she studied journalism and theater arts. She completed her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a Minnesota State Arts Board grantee, Roxane recently worked as an Assistant Director for a Dowling Studio production at the world-renowned Guthrie Theater.She enjoys cycling around the Minneapolis chain of lakes and has completed 4 consecutive Iron Girl duathalons. Roxane now runs 5Ks for fun, and enjoys feeding homemade mac and cheese to her family and friends.


Aimee Cohen



Aimee Cohen - Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence: Leverage the Secret Weapon

Doesn't matter if you're a business owner, an employee, a job seeker, at an entry level position or the CEO...regardless of profession or industry, the key to success is emotional intelligence. There are four components of emotional intelligence; self-awareness, self-management, relationship management, and social awareness. Your ability to identify your own triggers, manage and control your emotions, empathize and understand others, and accurately read a room will determine whether you struggle or succeed in your career. Enhance your emotional intelligence and take your career and leadership skills to the next level.


For more than 20 years, and with a nearly 100% success rate, Aimee has empowered women to pull on those “big-girl panties” and take control of their careers. As an executive career coach and professional growth expert, she has partnered with hundreds of organizations and individual clients for career management coaching, transition training, and leadership and professional development.

As a dynamic speaker, Aimee travels around the country delivering presentations to audiences of all sizes and specializes in keynote speeches and workshops designed specifically for women’s groups, organizations and associations. She has led professional development training sessions and outplacement transition seminars for Fortune 500 companies and highly respected organizations such as AT&T, Charles Schwab, Newmont Mining, Northwestern Mutual, Traveler’s Insurance, University of Denver, Xcel Energy, Women in Law Enforcement and more.

Woman UP!, Aimee’s organization and now best-selling book (“Woman UP! Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins That Sabotage Your Success”) is dedicated to empowering professionals to manage their careers “like a boss.” In her work with Woman UP! and as co-founder of Women ON Point, Aimee has been described as a career dream-maker who takes typical on-the-job training and education to the next level, guiding business professionals in how to create lifelong, fulfilling and successful careers.

Aimee is often called on for her career development expertise and has contributed to or made guest appearances on Denver television news programs, Denver Business Journal, Denver Post, Fox News New York, HuffPost Live,, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Glamour. A dedicated mentor and philanthropist throughout her career, she has received numerous outstanding women in business award nominations and is deeply committed to developing the next generation of female leaders.

Aimee is the proud mom of a son who graduated from the United Military Academy at West Point and a daughter who attends the University of Boulder, Colorado. She and her husband Adam have resided in Denver for the past 26 years.


Kat Perkins


Kat Perkins - Closing Keynote - Rock What You Got


Kat Perkins grew up in Scranton, North Dakota surrounded by a family of musicians and quickly knew at a young age that performing is what she wanted to make her life career. After seeking as many opportunities as she could, including spending several summers as a main act on the Medora Musical stage, Kat followed her undeniable drive and passion for performing and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to pursue music on a more professional scale. She quickly gained the attention of the local Twin Cities music scene by taking stages in the several projects and bands she formed over the years. The most successful being her rock band, Scarlet Haze, which went to open for Bon Jovi, amongst working with some of the music industry's most well-known acts.

After a hiatus from performing due to vocal surgery, Kat made a musical comeback in 2014 by auditioning and appearing on season 6 of NBC's The Voice. Kat turned 3 chairs during her blind audition, charted in the top 5 on iTunes several times with her stand-out performances on the show, and sailed to the finals with help from her coach, Adam Levine. Being on The Voice brought new platforms of success and opportunities Kat's way.

She's since gone on an average of two military tours per year to perform for the troops overseas, sold out venues across America with a variety of themed performances and tours, and began going into schools to speak to students about following their dreams, living a Fearless life, and making a positive impact on the world.

The praise Kat received from these presentations even led her to begin a nonprofit foundation, The Rising Star Foundation, providing scholarships and opportunity for aspiring musicians while also giving back to the local community.




Kim Insley

Kim Insley 



After more than 30 years as a television journalist, Kim traded in her camera gear and the anchor desk for another side of communications.  In 2018 Kim began her work with the public relations team for Meet Minneapolis, the city’s convention and visitors’ bureau. This summer Kim moved into a new role at Digital River in Minnetonka, immersing herself in the world of ecommerce.   Like many of her former television colleagues, Kim is finding a world of creativity on the corporate side, sharing stories that help drive companies and the economy.




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