This annual conference assists HR professionals to stay on top of the forever changing employment law at the state level.  We provide the latest trends and changes in employment law with the focus of our efforts towards advocacy.  As an advocate for the HR community, it is important that we keep our elected officials informed on how public policy issues can affect employees, employers, and the HR profession as a whole. In times of need, there will be information disseminated to Illinois members calling for action; asking members to contact their legislators to inform them of our opposition or support of specific legislation.  However, it is imperative that we begin to build relationships with our state legislators now so when the time comes our voice will be heard.

April 25-26, 2017

The Capital City Training Center

130 West Mason

Springfield, IL


Wednesday, April 26

8:00 - 8:30 AMRegistration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 AMOSHA Update Brian Bothast, Illinois OSHA, Peoria, Illinois
9:30 - 10:30 AMCase Law Update Roland Cross, Brown, Hay and Stevens, Springfield, Illinois
10:30 - 10:45 AMBREAK
10:45 - 11:45 AMEmployment Branding Alan Kinsey, InquireHire, Davenport, Iowa
12:30 - 1:30 PM“Talent Management as an Integrated Organizational Strategy: Identifying specific leadership competencies integrated with organizational strategy and the acquisition, identification and development of key talent” Bob Barber, Sandler Training, Springfield, Illinois
1:30 - 1:45 PMBREAK
1:45 - 3:00 PMClosing Keynote: TOPIC, Yvonne LaRose, Burbank, California

Tuesday, April 25

7:30 - 8:00 AMRegistration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 AMOpening Keynote: 7 Steps to Becoming a Practical HR Futurist Michael Haberman, Omega HR Solutions, Atlanta, Georgia
9:00 - 9:45 AMIllinois House and Senate Panel Discussion
9:45 - 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 - 11:00 AMMeet the Directors Illinois Department Directors Panel
Chairwoman Joanne Fratianni-Astaves, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
Director Janice Glenn, Illinois Department of Human Rights
Director Jeff Mays, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Director Anna Hui, Illinois Department of Labor
11:00 - 11:45 AMLobbyist Update Jay Shattuck, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Springfield
12:30 - 2:00 PMTHE 115TH CONGRESS AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: THE WASHINGTON OUTLOOK FOR HR PUBLIC POLICY (#302392) Patrick Brady, SHRM’s Senior Advisor of Government Relations, Washington DC
2:30 - 4:00 PMIllinois State Capitol


SHRM Member

  • $175.00 both days
  • $125.00 one day

Non-SHRM Member

  • $225.00 both days
  • $175.00 one day

Human Resources Student

  • $50.00 both days
  • $25.00 one day


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For more information contact:

Tami Ireland, PHR, SHRM-CP

Governmental Affairs Director, IL SHRM