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    SHRM Vermont State Conference

    Date: September 15-16, 2014
    SHRM Vermont State Council
    Sheraton Conference Center
    Burlington, VT
    $249 for both days; $99 Monday only; $199 Tuesday only - plus credit card and registration fees
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    The Vermont SHRM State Council is delighted to welcome you to our 14th SHRM Vermont State HR Conference. The Vermont SHRM State Council, along with our four local affiliated SHRM chapters, is dedicated to leading, educating, and inspiring HR professionals in Vermont and positively impacting other business professionals throughout the state. The Vermont SHRM State Council is a non-profit organization and exists as an affiliate of The Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest association devoted to Human Resource Management. Membership is made up of 17 volunteers who are elected or appointed to the Council and includes the Chapter Presidents of the three local SHRM chapters here in Vermont.

    HR Rocks!  Is this years’ theme and an acknowledgement of the HR rock star abilities that lay within each of us. Each of our concurrent sessions will feature HR tips for all of us that find ourselves struggling to keep the beat and continue playing along.

    Join us this year at our NEW Leadership Conference; Hear from SHRM National thought  leaders  - Lisa Horn from Governmental Affairs, and the Workplace Flexibility initiative, and Phyllis Shurn-Hannah, our Regional Field Service Director, about what’s new at SHRM National. Learn more about how to get involved with SHRM at the local chapter and/or state level. Volunteers Rock!

    Next, we have lined up a number of local and national speakers and businesses to help you and your HR departments and businesses respond to today’s business challenges.  We’ll be offering a variety of diverse topics - including sessions such as; our headliners, Izzy Gessell, Jon Petz, and Cy Wakeman, who will provide advice on the future of the improvisational skills needed to rock HR, how to remain passionate about our roles, and effective employee engagement strategies.  We’ll also include warm up bands; covering the nuts and bolts of payroll and compensation and HR basics and advanced best practices, several panel sessions; the one person HR shop – how to perform solo, healthcare topics, employee recruitment and retention, and local and  federal employment law updates.

    Once again we will be offer ongoing tech support, and caffeine, in our internet café.

    It would not be possible to offer you a conference with this caliber of speakers, at such a low registration rate, if not for the support of our sponsors and exhibitors. Please make sure to thank them for their continued support of our conference and profession and give them an opportunity to learn what services they might offer you.

    Click here for a list of 2014 Exhibitors and Sponsors.  There are still lots of great sponsorship opportunities for 2014.  Click here to learn more about the Sponsor and Exhibitor packages. 

    Materials for the 2014 Conference:

    SHRM Update by Lisa Horn

    SHRM Update by Susan Loynd

    Keynote Presentation: Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility by Lisa Horn

    Keynote Presentation: Practiced Spontaneity by Izzy Gesell (Additional Materials)


    Keynote Presentation: Passion Pride & Innovation by Jon Petz

    Session I: Boring Meetings Suck by Jon Petz

    Session I: The Power of Story by Izzy Gesell

    Session I: Leadership Secrets from the Beehive by Deb Mackin

    Session I: Payroll Compliance 101 by Brenda Sabin

    Session II: The Elephant in the Room is Laughing by Izzy Gesell

    Session II: The Adaptive Coach: Identifying New Competencies Needed for New Generation of Workers by Deb Mackin

    Session II: Payroll Compliance 201 by Brenda Sabin