Speakers

Featured Keynote Speaker: Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is the Thinkers50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and #1 Executive Coach.  He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Keynote Speaker: Deena Ebbert “Propellergirl”

Hardwired For Happy!  Insightful and intuitive, with a knack for finding fun and delight in the world, Deena Ebbert will inspire you to start your own attitude epidemic.  Check her out online at Propellergirl.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday Afternoon Keynote Speaker:Andy Master, MA, CSP

Andy's professional career included working for two high-profile performance improvement and marketing services firms, where his clients included Lexus, Honda, Nestle-Purine and Anheuser Busch.  Andy escaped the corporate world just in time to preserve his sanity, as he followed his passion for speaking, consulting and entrepreneurship in 2003.  "HR Leadership Lessons From Hollywood" Pre-Approved for 1.0 PDC's SHRM-SCP and 1 HRCI Business Credit!

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Lunch Keynote Speaker:  Chef Jeff Henderson

He inspires with his emotional journey of redemption from the streets to the stove, sharing real-life strategies to help you achieve your dreams, no matter your stage of life. Chef Jeff Henderson is creator of the Food Network reality show series, “The Chef Jeff Project”.  He is the exciting host of the new innovative television series “Flip My food.” Jeff is one of the most influential Chefs in the country. He is a highly sought after motivational and public speaker, an award-winning Chef and Author of the New York Times best-seller “Cooked.” Chef Jeff discovered his passion and gift for cooking in an unlikely place, prison. He uses his journey from drug dealer to Celebrity Chef, to help others transform their lives and live their dreams.

 

 

 

MASTER SERIES SPEAKERS:

Andy Masters, MA, CSP

Andy Masters, MA, CSP is an award-winning author and international speaker who has presented hundreds of programs across North America, including as the keynote speaker for over 50+ SHRM Conferences & HR events.    Andy has earned the prestigious CSP award of the National Speakers Association (NSA).  Andy has written 5 books and earned 4 degrees, including an M.A.-Human Resources Development and an M.A.-Marketing from Webster University in Missouri. 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Grubb

Valerie Grubb is the principal of Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd., which she founded after holding a succession of senior leadership roles within major corporations including NBC Universal, Oxygen Media, InterActiveCorp (IAC) and Rolls-Royce. She is an innovative and visionary operations leader with an exceptional ability to zero in on the systems, processes, and human capital issues that can hamper a company’s growth. 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

(See the daily sessions list below)

 

Thursday, September 28

Session

Presenter

Location

Presentation Topic

8:00am – 9:00am

Doug Blizzard

Victoria C

Strategic Thinking for HR

8:00am – 9:00am

Julie Earp & Patti Ramseur

Victoria A

Workplace Investigations

8:00am – 9:00am

Lynch Hunt & Ken Canion

Pebble Beach

Drive Business Success with Workplace Wellness

8:00am – 9:00am

Mark Moser

Victoria B

Emotional Intelligence

8:00am – 9:00am

Paula Stop

Auditorium II

Moving to an Outcomes Based Wellness Program: Best Practices and a Case Study

8:00am – 9:00am

Sharon Collins

Augusta

If You Don't Have a Seat at the Table, You're Going to Be on the Menu!

8:00am – 9:00am

Shelly Trent

Grandover West

How Your Recruiting Process Impacts Your Organization's Brand

8:00am – 9:00am

Valerie Grubb

Auditorium III

Influence Without Authority: 8 Steps to Get Results When You Don’t Have Direct Authority

8:00am – 9:00am

Dr. William T. Lewis, Sr.

Grandover East

Seven Shades of Happy

11:15am – 12:15pm

Abby Donnelly

Victoria B

Straight Talk About Planning Your Succession: The Role of HR Leadership

11:15am – 12:15pm

Alex Mautsby & Eric Snider

Victoria A

2017: The Year of Collective Actions in NC

11:15am – 12:15pm

Andrew Satterfield

Auditorium II

Better Information. Better Decisions

11:15am – 12:15pm

Chris Behling

Augusta

Leveraging Lean: A Recruiting Case Study

11:15am – 12:15pm

Daniel Lobb

Pebble Beach

Leading By Example and Inspiring Greatness in Others

11:15am – 12:15pm

Kyle Corum, CPA, CFE

Victoria C

Fraud in the Workplace

11:15am – 12:15pm

Michelle Aikman

Grandover East

Tap into the Hidden Talent in the Military Community

11:15am – 12:15pm

Val Boston

Grandover West

Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Alan Hoffler

Victoria C

Winning Communication: Strategies to connect and convince

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Barbara Brady

Grandover West

Spiritual Intelligence: Leadership with Wisdom and Compassion

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Casey Cox, CPA

Victoria B

Cyber Security in the Workplace

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Corliss McGinty

Augusta

Accountability at Work

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Ellen Isaacs and Jeff Thoms

Auditorium II

Health Management 2.0 – Engaging to Maximize Employer and Employee Success

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Ellen Tucker & Jenny Love

Grandover West

Bringing Innovations in Workplace Healthcare: New trends in workplace healthcare

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Emily Bridges & Bridget Warren

Victoria A

Social Media & HR: What you need to know

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Jason Collett

Pebble Beach

Drug Free Workplace: Truth and Myth

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Dallas Romanowski & Paul Winston

Augusta

Develop a Coaching Culture

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Dr. Jeanne J. Holmes

Pebble Beach

Not Another Diversity Workshop! Getting Real About Inclusion

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Jill Lackey

Grandover West

Creating a Culture of Wellness: Doing Right for your Employees and Business

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Joe Gordon, AIFA, CIMA

Victoria B

Reignite Your Retirement Plan Benefit: How to Engage and Excite the 4 Generations in Today's Workplace

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Joy Binkley

Auditorium II

Considerations for Transitioning to a Self-Funded Health Plan

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Julie Copeland

Victoria C

Impact 365: Managing Your Personal Brand, Leveraging the HR Function's Brand, Influencing Your Organization's Brand and Aligning All 3

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Julie Earp & Alex Maultsby

Victoria A

The Trump Effect

2:45pm – 3:45pm

M. Scott Hall

Grandover East

Today's Legal and Compliance and Legal Landscape in the Background Screening Profession

 

Friday, September 29

Session

Presenter

Location

Presentation Topic

8:00am – 9:00am

Barrett Plasman

Auditorium II

Group Health Insurance Captives: Discover the Benefits of Alternative Risk Financing Strategies

8:00am – 9:00am

Bill Scheidt

Pebble Beach

Music as a Metaphor for Leadership Success

8:00am – 9:00am

Jeff Luttrell

Grandover East

Managing Virtual Employees

8:00am – 9:00am

Jerry Oliver & Eric Snider

Victoria A

Promises, Promises, Promises: Should we Put it in Writing?

8:00am – 9:00am

Michael Reddington

Victoria B

Disciplined Listening: Influencing Perceptions and Decision Making

8:00am – 9:00am

Sarah Levitt

Grandover West

Magnificent Leadership: Leading Through Change and Maximizing Profits

8:00am – 9:00am

Stan C. Kimer & Elaine Martin

Victoria C

Practical Organizational Strategies to Support Transgender People

9:30am – 10:30am

Elena Hackney

Grandover West

Techniques to Create Engaging HR Programs

9:30am – 10:30am

Ellen Isaacs & Jeff Thoms

Victoria C

Health Management 2.0 – Inspiring to Maximize Employer & Employee Success

9:30am – 10:30am

Eric Melniczek

Victoria B

How to Reinvent Yourself; Becoming a Marketable HR Professional

9:30am – 10:30am

Erin Bailey

Pebble Beach

Why are They Always Picking on Me? Common Errors in 401(k) Plans and Ways to Avoid Them

9:30am – 10:30am

Jenn Arnold

Auditorium II

Resilience: A Must-Have Skill for Your Workforce

9:30am – 10:30am

Kip Nelson, Olivia Fajen & Patti Ramseur

Victoria A

Managing Unemployment Claims

9:30am – 10:30am

Marquis Barnett

Grandover East

Managing Millennials and Millennials Managing

 

 

 

 

**Speaker and presentation topics are subject to change**

 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, September 27

8:00am

NCSHRM State Council Meeting

12:00pm

Registration Desk Opens

1:00pm

Master’s Series 1, Speaker: Valerie Grubb – “Built to Grow: Leadership Metrics & Strategies to Turn your HR Department into an Engine for Growth” (business credit)

3:00pm

Master’s Series 2, Speaker: Andy Masters – “Strategic HR Leadership in the New Economy" (business credit)

5:00pm

Opening Session with Keynote Speaker, Deena Ebbert – “We are Propellers! Putting a Different Spin on What We Do”

6:45pm

Music+Food+Drink at the Koury – Local Musicians and Craft Beer / Wine Featured

Thursday, September 28

7:00am

Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall Open

7:00am

Breakfast Begins

8:00am

Concurrent Sessions A

9:30am

General Session with Keynote Speaker, Marshall Goldsmith – Leadership Development (topic subject to change)

11:15am

Concurrent Sessions B

12:15pm

Lunch

1:15pm

Concurrent Sessions C

2:45pm

Concurrent Sessions D

4:00pm

 

General Session with Keynote Speaker, Andy Masters – “HR Leadership Lessons from HOLLYWOOD!” (business credit)

6:00pm

Eat+Drink+(Re)Discover Downtown Greensboro

Friday, September 29

7:00am

Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall Open

7:00am

Breakfast Begins

8:00am

Concurrent Sessions E

9:30am

Concurrent Sessions F

11:00am

Closing General Session and Lunch with Keynote Speaker, Chef Jeff Henderson – “If You Can See It, You Can Be It.”