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Be sure to mark your calendars for our 2015 Spring Conference - HR Game Changers - taking place on Thursday, May 14 at The Depot!

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Where: The Depot
425 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55401
United States

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Conference Schedule

(updated as of April 16, 2015)

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

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Depot
425 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 55401

Thank You to our Executive Sponsor!

Developing Organizational Change Skills Logo SHRM Logo HRCI Logo

Conference Schedule

(updated as of April 16, 2015)

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





7:15 a.m.


Vendor and Exhibit Setup
Location: Pavilion


8:00 a.m.


Registration, Breakfast
Location: Pavilion


8:30 a.m.


Welcome to TCHRA
Location: Pavilion

9:00 a.m.   Opening Keynote
Silent Impact: Influence Through Purpose, Persistence and Passion
Joe Schmit
10:00 a.m.  

Morning Break with food/beverages

10:20 a.m.   Concurrent Breakouts Round One    
Clarity Counts - The Key to Confident Decision Making Jill Johnson
Corporate and Agency Recruiting: The Differences and How to Get Value out of Both  

Chris Dardis

Tiffany Kuehl

HR Professionals: Do you have the Necesssary Organizational Change Skills?   Dr. Karen Somerville
Choose to Accept This Worthwhile Mission: Protect Your Organization from Toxic Employees   Brenda Clark Hamilton
Strategic Organization Alignment for Strategy Execution   Mick Sheppeck


Driving Business Results: How to Increase Your Relationship Capital and Business Acumen as a HR Leader   Jen Huber


11:20 a.m.   Break for Vendors, Networking, Lunch
Location: Pavilion
11:45 a.m.   Keynote Address
The Champion's Code: Life Lessons of Ethics and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World
Ross Bernstein
12:45 p.m.   Post-lunch break  
1:05 p.m.   Concurrent Breakouts Round Two    
Safeguarding HR's Value through HR Metrics Kendra Dodd
The Latest Techniques of Workplace Mediation or Why No One Goes Postal Anymore   Dan Simon
The Coaching Conundrum: Will She/He Really Change?   Rick Speckman
Social Media May Be Timely, but Content is Timeliness   James Ellis
Your Decade Diet: How Your Body Changes through the Decades

Mark Carlson

2:05 p.m.   Break with food/beverage    
2:25 p.m.   Concurrent Breakouts Round Three    
  Tips for Tracking Employee Hours and Preparing for 6056 Reporting
  Suzanne Spradley
  The Psychology of Success: Secrets the Superstars Know   Bruce Christopher
  The Happy Hour Effect: 5 Secrets to Minimize Stress, Increase Productivity and Boost Happiness   Kristen Brown
  Change the Game! Take the High Road   Scott Morrell
  Organizational Talent Risks and Implications for Workforce Strategies   Donna Dimenna
3:25 p.m.   Networking Break    
3:45 p.m.   Closing Keynote: TCHRATalks
Location: Pavilion

4:45 p.m. Recognition and Closing
5:00 p.m.   Cocktail Reception  


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Event Credits:

TCHRA has completed applications for credits at the 2015 Spring Conference:

  • Application for 6 hours of SHRM credits has been completed
  • Application for 6 hours of HRCI credits has been completed


TCHRA submits applications for HRCI Credits with the HR Certification Institute for all programs, conferences and webinar educational programs. We are proud to say that we have been approved for over 50 HRCI credits this past year. Once approval for HRCI credits is granted for this event, TCHRA will include the HRCI Approval Stamp on this page.

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