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This award-winning conference is one of the region’s largest full-day events for human resource professionals and business leaders, focusing on current issues such as employee engagement, leadership development, talent management, employment law, and corporate culture.

Cost is $50 for SHRM Chapter Members & AAIM Members
$75 for Non-Members

2018 Central Illinois HR Leadership Conference

Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 7:45am – 4:30pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Bloomington
10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701


7:45 – 8:30am

Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45am


8:45 – 9:45am

Opening Keynote: Red Katz, Motivational Speaker, Author, Thought Leader

“Live Your YOUlogy for Leadership”

9:45 – 10:00am


10:00 – 11:00am

Breakout Sessions One


1.1 “Trends in Onboarding for Success” SESSION IS FULL
Laura Ingram, VP, HR Services, AAIM Employers’ Association

1.2 “Critical Concepts for Avoiding  I-9 Fines”
Esther Contreras, Attorney at Law, Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, LTD.

1.3 “Toxic Teams’ Impact on Engagement and Productivity” SESSION IS FULL
Tom Smith, Executive Coach, Challenger Business and Executive Coaching

11:00 – 11:15am


11:15 – 12:15pm

Breakout Sessions Two


2.1 “Invest and Align – Failure is Not an Option”
Jessica Gibbens, Senior AAIM Consultant, AAIM Employers’ Association

2.2 “Background Check Best Practices: Being Smart with Your Background Checks as Legal Risk Grows”
Jaime Piper, Manager, Background Verifications, AAIM Employers’ Association

2.3 “HR’s Role in Business Transformation” SESSION IS FULL
Keith Leust, Partner, LeaderShift Insights

12:15 – 1:15pm


1:15 – 1:45pm

Keynote: Callie Zipple, SHRM-CP, Field Services Director, SHRM
   “SHRM Overview”

1:45 – 2:00


2:00 – 3:00pm

Breakout Sessions Three


3.1 “The Changing Landscape of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination: A View from the Other Side” SESSION IS FULL
Lori Deem, Partner, Outten & Golden LLP

3.2 “Identity Theft in the Workplace and its Impact on HR”
Kris Evans, Identity Theft Risk Management Consultant, Harvard Risk Management Corporation

3.3 “HR Analytics and Organizational Culture” SESSION IS FULL
Bill Davis, MA, CM, CDM, Assistant Professor – Forbes School of Business & Technology

3:00 – 3:15pm


3:15 – 4:15pm

Closing Keynote: David Lubben, Attorney at Law, Davis & Campbell L.L.C.

“Employment Law Update”

4:15 – 4:30pm

Thank you

50/50 SHRM Foundation Drawing

Door Prizes