This annual conference is targeted at developing future HR leaders. The focus of this conference is to offer attendees a chance to network and learn best practices that will help them strengthen their leadership skills and abilities. Each year this session offers a deeper understanding of decision making, strategic thinking and presentation skills. Area of focus may include Recruiting, Employee Relations, Benefits, Compensation, Talent Management and many more.
March 31 – April 1, 2021
Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, Illinois
Cost – $0
Friday, April 6th
|5:00 - 6:00 PM||Registration & Dinner||Atrium|
|6:00 - 6:15 PM||Welcome & Announcements|
Nikki Bolden, SHRM-CP, PHR
Illinois SHRM State College Relations Director
Dave Ryan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Illinois SHRM State Council Director
Vlad Dolgopolov, PhD, National Louis University Associate Dean
Associate Professor of Economics, Business, and Management
College of Professional Studies and Advancement (CPSA)
|6:15 - 6:45 PM||"Getting Ready for your Future" - Martha Ramirez, SHRM - SCP, CAE Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Divisional Director, Central and East||Atrium|
|6:15-6:45 PM||Volunteer Training||Classroom TBA|
|6:45 - 7:00 PM||HR Games Overview|
Terrance Bishop, Faculty Advisor, Northern Illinois University
|7:00 - 9:00 PM||HR Games: 6 Preliminary Rounds (20 minutes)|
|9:00 - 9:30 PM||HR Games Finals & Closing Announcements||Atrium|
Saturday, April 7th
|8:00 - 8:45 AM||Continental Breakfast & Volunteer Registration||Atrium|
|8:45 - 9:00 AM||Morning Kick-off & Announcements||Atrium|
|9:00 - 10:00 AM||"Strategic Planning Speed SWOT" - Connie Wolgemuth, SHRM-CP, PHR, Illinois SHRM Past State Council Director|
In this session, participants will understand and apply aspects of a Strategic Planning process that will be valuable in an HR career. The data collected will help ILSHRM formulate a roadmap for student SHRM members and HR studentÕs success across the state.
|9:00 - 9:45 AM||Volunteer Training||Classroom TBA|
|10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||HR Case Competition: Preliminary Rounds||Classrooms TBA|
|10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Workshop Sessions|
Presentations designed to provide in-depth information on topics for students not participating in the case competition.
"Employment Law Updates for 2018" - Laura Balson, Partner, Golan, Christie, Taglia
In this session, participants will learn about new laws and legal trends that will be affecting employers in the rest of 2018. Topics include the impact of the #metoo movement, marijuana legalization and changing wage and hour rules.
"Job Search & Career Success" - Catherine Moser, Senior Segment Strategies Consultant, North America, PeopleScout
In this session, participants will gain insight into the job market from a recruiter perspective, understand the difference between employability vs. employment, and what differentiates a successful candidate. Dialogue will cover the employment market, challenges, changes, and implications to candidates.
"Everybody Wins - How Great Team Member Experiences Drive Business Success" - Petra Rosvall, HR Director, Amer Sports
In this session, participants will gain an understanding of what makes our people tick, as well as what we as an organization can offer, which is crucially important for business success. HR has the unique opportunity to find those win-win opportunities, where both people and businesses thrive.
|12:00 - 1:00 PM||Lunch / Competition Finalist Teams Announced||Atrium|
|1:00 - 2:00 PM||Chicago HR Mastermind Session - Student Edition |
Erich Kurschat, Founder - Chicago HR Mastermind
The Chicago HR Mastermind is a free monthly Meetup of 900+ practitioners, service providers, students, and folks in job transition -- all of whom are committed to expanding networks and solving problems.
The defining factor of the Mastermind is the "hot seat," where members have the opportunity to get peer-oriented feedback on a specific HR-related challenge currently being faced in the workplace. In this session, students will have the opportunity to help solve a real-world HR issue faced by a working professional.
|Atrium & Classrooms|
|2:00 - 3:00 PM||Case Competition Finalist Oral Presentation||Atrium|
|3:00 - 3:15 PM||Break|
|3:15 - 3:45 PM||Case Competition Winner Presentation & Closing Thoughts|
Dave Ryan, SHRM-CP, SPHR
Illinois SHRM State Council Director