2017 CONFERENCE PRESENTERS


We have collected some of the industry's best experts...



2017 Call For Presenters

OPEN UP TO MARCH 31st, 2017

Please consider this an invitation to submit a Presentation to be considered for the 2017 MISHRM Conference & Exhibition. If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, you must complete this form and attach the required documentation.

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GENERAL SESSION PRESENTERS



General Session October 11th | 4:30 - 5:30pm

MELANIE SPRING
Chief Inspiration Officer
Sisarina

Any woman with the title Chief Inspiration Officer on her business card obviously knows her own personal brand. When you meet Melanie Spring, you'll immediately see why she inspires others to live a life with purpose. She brings her joy and big energy to companies and conferences all over the world sharing the magic of branding.

Melanie is the Boss Lady at Sisarina, a brand strategy agency in Washington DC. Melanie facilitates brand visits, staff development days, and team-building workshops that create the roadmap of a company’s culture. Although her focus is on building brands, she knows it's really all about the humans.

Tired of hearing the same stories, Melanie once drove 7000 miles in 3 weeks on the Live Your Brand Tour to collect her own. Entrepreneur Magazine even thought they were rad enough to print them. Recently, she and Sisarina started the Adventures in Branding podcast along with the I Rock My Brand community. Get your notebook ready - you're about to dream bigger.

MORE at www.melaniespring.com




General Session October 12th | 9:30 - 10:30am

Warren Wright




General Session October 13th | 10:30 - 11:30am

Zahra Al-Harazi




BREAKOUT PRESENTERS



Chrissy Taylor, LMSW

Breakout Session I October 12th | 10:45am - 12:00pm

Ms. Taylor is licensed Social Worker in the State of Michigan. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Psychology in 2003 from Western Michigan University and subsequently her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University in 2010. Ms. Taylor has worked in a variety of public, private, non-profit and entrepreneurship settings giving her a wealth of knowledge of different industries. Throughout her career Ms. Taylor has focused on giving adults the tools to overcome the obstacles they face through resource allocation and empowerment techniques. Substance Wellness has been a personal interest for Ms. Taylor for over a decade. Currently Ms. Taylor is using that passion along with current technology to provide the tools to help individuals suffering from addiction.

Session Description

Substance Wellness Workplace: New Issues and New Solutions




James M. Reid, IV

Breakout Session I October 12th | 10:45am - 12:00pm

James M. Reid, IV is a shareholder and member of the Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C.’s Corporate/Employment and Franchise and Distribution Practice Groups. Mr. Reid works mainly with employers on a spectrum of employment issues including counseling and advising human resource professionals and business owners. He develops and improves employment policies and contracts, handbooks, employment agreements, non-competes, non-disclosure agreements, and unconditional release and separation agreements. Mr. Reid often provides legal assistance to employers in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, state and federal Departments of Labor, and the Unemployment Insurance Agency. He also assists employers with federal and state wage and hour audits.

Session Description

The Top Ten Mistakes Employers Make That Lead To Significant Liability!




Jennifer Muñoz

Breakout Session I October 12th | 10:45am - 12:00pm

Jennifer Muñoz is a community organizer, speaker, and writer on issues related to older adults. She’s the Associate State Director for AARP Michigan and Crew Member for WOTV4 as the on-air expert for ‘Encore Living’. She freelance writes for various publications including Faith Grand Rapids and West Michigan Woman magazines on the 50+ population.

Session Description

50 and Fabulous in the Workplace




Katie Stewart

Breakout Session I October 12th | 10:45am - 12:00pm

With over 10 years of experience (and half the alphabet) in human resources and professional speaking, Katie Stewart brings charismatic and informative presentations to audiences of all sizes. While working with organizations of variable sizes and in a wide range of industries, Katie has deepened her knowledge in the large realm of human resources including organizational development, employment law, risk and safety management, training & development, benefits and payroll. Her passion in working with people, whether its one-on-one or in a large group setting, is evident in the enthusiasm she brings to any HR topic.

Session Description

Engaging your remote workforce




Maureen Walsh

Breakout Session I October 12th | 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Session Description

Creating a Dog Friendly Workplace




Brett Howell

Breakout Session I October 12th | 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Brett is one of the founding partners of the Howell & Sharp Group. Since joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, his focus is in the area of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans for corporations and non-profit organizations. The consulting services Brett provides include: the selection of providers, plan monitoring, fiduciary compliance, and investment selection and employee education. Brett is also approved as a Defined Contribution Investment Consultant for select Merrill Lynch Advisors. The Defined Contribution Investment Consulting (DCIC) Designation Program is designed to recognize Premier Retirement Benefits Advisors™ with significant, specialized experience to offer 3(21) Fiduciary services and to advise clients on their retirement plan investment line-up.

Session Description

401(k) Benchmarking Best Practices




Ron Scott

Breakout Session I October 12th | 1:00pm - 2:15pm

As Director of Member Engagement, Ron works actively with current and prospective members of The Employers’ Association. Ron joined The Association as Director of Membership Services in April, 2012. Ron was Executive Director of The Employee Assistance Center, a long-time friend and TEA service partner, working with employees to resolve personal or professional problems that could negatively influence their ability to perform. Ron has conducted leadership development, workplace violence, harassment, drug/alcohol awareness and a variety of HR-related trainings. Prior to joining the EAC, Ron’s career began in operations at General Motors before completing his degree and managing Human Resource activities within several local firms.

Session Description

Recruiting




David Szabla

Breakout Session I October 12th | 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Dr. David Szabla leads the Master of Arts in Organizational Change Leadership Program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology at Western Michigan University where he teaches courses in group dynamics, large-scale organizational change, and organization design. His research and writing centers on resistance to change and the relationships among the content, process, and context of organizational change. Recently, Dr. Szabla completed a study that explored the relationship between change agent strategy and organizational change content. He is also developing and validating two measures: one that assesses perception of change strategy as perceived by those undergoing an organizational change and one that assesses receptivity to organizational change along cognitive, emotional, intentional, and behavioral dimensions.

Session Description

The Enduring Practices of Leading Organizational Change




Suzanne Kart

Breakout Session I October 12th | 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Suzanne Kart is a writer, speaker, consultant, and expert in 21st Century integrated marketing. She is one of the nation’s leading authorities on marketing for continuing education and lifelong learning programs. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the marketing and communications fields. She does workshops across the U.S. and Canada on all things marketing as well as generational communications. She also has taught online for the graduate school at the University of South Dakota master’s degree program in adult and higher education.

Session Description




Sharon Lipinski

Breakout Session I October 12th | 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Sharon Lipinski is the author of "365 Ways to Live Generously: Simple Habits for a Life That's Good for You and for Others". She is a speaker, TV personality, and coach dedicated to helping people create the right habits so they can be happier, healthier, and more productive at home and in their work.

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Catherine Schmidt, SHRM-CP, PHR

Breakout Session I October 12th | 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Catherine Schmidt has been with Purple Ink since 2013 and has a decade of experience managing various HR functions including recruiting, creating training programs, compliance, and performance development initiatives. She has worked in a variety of industries such as professional services, manufacturing, and non-profit settings.

Session Description

RIP Annual Performance Review




Susan Shoenfield

Breakout Session I October 12th | 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Catherine Schmidt has been with Purple Ink since 2013 and has a decade of experience managing various HR functions including recruiting, creating training programs, compliance, and performance development initiatives. She has worked in a variety of industries such as professional services, manufacturing, and non-profit settings.

Session Description

You can hear me, but are you listening?




Doug Roehm

Breakout Session I October 12th | 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Session Description

Benchmarking Health Benefits




Amie Hoff

Breakout Session I October 13th | 9:00am - 10:15am

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Jennifer Evans

Breakout Session I October 13th | 9:00am - 10:15am

In her current position at Michigan Ross, Jennifer supports faculty. True to her positive deviant nature, she contributes beyond the boundaries of her role and brings the principles of positive organizational psychology to life. Jennifer has initiated a Mindfulness program, now in its third year, launched a series called “Third Place Events,” and developed a number of workshops based in the research of Ross scholars that she facilitates for staff both at Ross and across the U-M campus.

Session Description

Positive Deviance: Building a Positive Culture from the Bottom Up




Kristen Mudge

Breakout Session I October 13th | 9:00am - 10:15am

Session Description

Unconscious Bias




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Contact Info

Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resource Management

c/o Meeting Coordinators, Inc.
P.O. Box 99463
Troy, MI 48099