DC SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Expo
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DC SHRM's 2018 Annual Conference & Expo - "Building the Future of HR Today."

 Export to Your Calendar 5/18/2018
When: May 18, 2018
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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National Housing Center
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States
Contact: DC SHRM
443.966.3872 x151

Online registration is available until: 5/18/2018
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DC SHRM's 2018 Annual Conference & Expo

Building the Future of HR Today

May 18, 2018 | 7:30 - 4:15 pm

National Housing Center, Washington, DC

6 Credits HRCI / SHRM - Pending Approval

DC SHRM invites you to its annual conference on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the National Association of Homebuilders in Washington, D.C. "Building the Future of HR Today" includes topics such as taking professional development to the next level by enhancing your technical expertise, best practices to develop productive and happy employees, and innovative ways to develop organizational success. Please see the full program schedule below. 

The building blocks you will need for the future will be provided through lectures and resources developed by the best and brightest HR experts in the Washington metropolitan area. We also won't forget to bring the fun (sponsor give away and surprise raffle items). Don't sit on the sidelines in 2018. This is your opportunity to grow your professional network, connect with friends and colleagues, and prepare for the future of our profession.

Raffles will be held throughout the day!

This event allows HR professionals the opportunity to meet with several valuable service providers.  Please note our sponsors/exhibitors below.  More will be added. If you are interested in sponsorship, visit our link below.




EMP Trust Solutions, LLC





Schedule and Programs:
7:30 - 8:00 am  Registration / Buffet Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 am Welcome/Announcements 
8:15 - 9:30 am

Opening Keynote:
Pulling Back the Curtain on EEOC Investigations
Panel from EEOC Washington Field Office—Mindy Weinstein, Acting Director; Alan W. Anderson, Deputy Director; Monica Colunga, Enforcement Supervisor

This session will provide insights into the EEOC’s investigative process, from intake through resolution of a charge.  The speakers will help employers understand how investigators evaluate a charge of discrimination, including the factors that indicate whether discrimination or harassment occurred.  And they will provide information on steps employers can take to prevent discrimination and respond to a charge filed with the EEOC.

9:30 - 9:45 am Break

AM Breakout Sessions 
9:45 - 11:00 am

Diversity and Inclusion: Respect for Differences in the Workplace
Val Boston — Boston and Associates
Unlocking Team Potential—A New Approach for Sustainable Results
Stephen Sheehy — Keys to the Future, LLC
The Crisis of Disengagement
Andrew J. Sherman—Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  Making Sense of Salary Surveys: Understanding and Leveraging Market Data
Angelo Kostopoulos - AKRON, Inc.
11:00 - 11:15 am                         Break
AM Breakout Sessions 2
11:15 –12:30 pm
How to Get to Amazing! Emotional Intelligence & Your Leadership
Joan Fletcher—Winning Ways, Inc.
Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 
Alison Davis and Steven E. Kaplan— Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Military Recruitment: How to Recruit and Retain Military Talent
Carl S. Savino — Corporate Gray
12:30 - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
PM Breakout Sessions
1:30 – 2:45 pm

Difficult Conversations and Conflict Resolution
Victoria Ruttenberg — Ruttenberg Consulting, LLC

Eat, Sleep, Move, Breathe
Kim Bercovitz, Ph.D. — Exercise Bytes, LLC

Civility Rules! Building Inclusive Workplaces via Business Impact and Values
Stephen M. Paskoff, Esq. - ELI, Inc.

2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Closing Keynote: 
Communicate with Charisma, Clarity & Compassion

Keith Scott and Rebecca Scott —TALLsmall Productions

The fastest way to become a better public speaker — whether standing in a front of a crowd, in a staff meeting  or in a conversation with one person — is to get rid of filler words (ah, um, like, you know, so....), to purge other weak phrases, and to harness stronger body language. Body language is up to 70% of communication. Your group will participate in a series of entertaining games designed to strengthen wording, purge the words and phrases that clutter conversations and gain a better understanding of body language.

4:00 - 4:15 pm Raffle Drawings, Closing Remarks 


Pricing and Registration:

Members  $150 by April 20 / $175 after April 20

Non-Members  $200 by April 20 / $225 after April 20

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration Page

Cancellation Policy:

Please note any cancellations must be made in writing via email to info@dcshrm.org no later than Friday, May 11 in order to receive a full refund. No refunds will be provided after May 11, 2018.

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