SOAHR Updated Agenda-At-A-Glance


Monday, September 27, 2021

Pre-Conference Workshops

Online Session

8:00 am – 11:30 am | Morning Workshop
Build a High Performing Virtual Team & Powerful Conversations to Engage Your Workforce

J. Allyn Walker

In-Person Session

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Afternoon Workshop
Deal With It: Successfully Negotiate the Change You Didn’t Want
Linda Swindling, JD, CSP

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Culture & Leadership Diversity, Equity & Belonging Effective Communication, EQ, Influence Human Experience, Wellness & Wellbeing Legal Recruitment & Talent
8:00-9:30 am | ★ Keynote

Generational Diversity: Building Bridges – The Future Depends on It

Dr. Tim Elmore

9:30-10:15 am
Resource Partner Showcase Grand Opening
10:15 -11:15 am
Ask Outrageously! The Secret to Getting What You Really Want
Linda Swindling
10:15 -11:15 am
High Society: Are Employers Giving Up on Drug-Free Workplaces?
Greg Hare
10:15 -11:15 am
Work-Life Balance: Shattering the Myth & Reframing the Mindset
Doreen L. Linneman
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Unlocking an Ownership Culture
Greg Hawks
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Communication Without Confrontation – Adapt Your Emotional Intelligence
Vincent Ivan Phipps
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Flex for the Future: HR’s Role in Winning the War for Talent
Terri Stewart
12:30 – 2:00 pm


2:00-3:00 pm
Accepting the Melting Pot of Perception
Cedricia Thomas
2:00-3:00 pm
DEI – Fostering Courageous Conversations for  Lasting Change in the Workplace
Dr. Cherry Collier, Cathy Hardin,
Elba Pareja-Gallagher, Anne Quiello

2:00-3:00 pm
Lessons Learned from COVID-19|
Strategies to be Prepared & to Mitigate Risk in a Post-Pandemic World
Kathryn McConnell, Blaze Knott
3:00-3:30 pm
Resource Partner Showcase Break
3:30-4:30 pm
The Millennial Population: Understanding, Engagement, and Retention
Joseph Gorordo
3:30-4:30 pm
The Champion Advantage:  Get the Mindset to Win at Home and Work
Hernani Alves
3:30-4:30 pm
Re-establishing Your In-Office
Corporate Culture and Leadership in a
Post-COVID Era
Marty Martenson
5:00-7:00 pm
Happy Hour Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Culture & Leadership Diversity, Equity & Belonging Effective Communication, EQ, Influence Human Experience, Wellness & Wellbeing Legal Recruitment & Talent
8:00-9:30 am | ★ Keynote

Transactional v. Transformational Approaches to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Aiko Bethea, Esq., PCC

9:30-10:00 am
Resource Partner Showcase 
10:00-11:00 am
What Story Does Your Culture Tell?
Karen Eber
10:00-11:00 am
Positive Intelligence & Mental Fitness for High Performing Leaders & Teams
Laura Stanley, Shirley Wulf
10:00-11:00 am
Vaccinations: Managing a Partially Vaccinated Workforce
Keely Collins
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Mastering High Stakes Conversations
Karen Hilton
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
2020 – The Great Disrupter: The Future of Work, the Workplace, and the Workforce
Jay Jamrog
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
The Middle Manager Conundrum
Cindy Lynch

12:15 – 1:45 pm


1:45-2:45 pm
Cyber Enterprise Risk and What WE Can Do About It
Nate Langmack
1:45-2:45 pm
Leading Inclusively Through the Space Between
Tommi Paris, Joe Lee, Valarie Mackey

1:45-2:45 pm
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High
Scott Robley
2:45-3:15 pm
Resource Partner Break
3:15-4:15 pm
The Evolving World of Leadership: How to Adapt to Changing Culture
Dr. Brian Wade
3:15-4:15 pm
Beware of the Wage and Hour Auditor! Overtime, Travel Pay, Bonuses, and Other Wage and Hour Issues for Non-Exempt Employees

Philip J. Siegel
3:15-4:15 pm
The Impact of Unconscious Bias in the Workplace 
Annette Reyes
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