Thursday, August 31, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington
10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701




This full-day conference is one of the region’s largest 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


Master of Ceremonies: Becky Krueger, SPHR, SHRM-CP, EOO
President – Elect; Illinois SHRM
  7:45 – 8:30 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome
  8:45 – 9:45 am Opening Keynote: Rob Bell
Be a Ring Master! “How to WOW” Leadership
  9:45 – 10:00 am Break/Networking
  10:00 – 11:00 am Breakout Sessions 1
This session
is Full
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: A Kaleidoscope View
Donna Moody, Training & Organizational Development Manager, AAIM
This session
is Full
THE PATH TO SUCCESS™: The Science of Communication Course
Dr. Susanne Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, The Cohen Group
Health and Welfare Compliance Issues for 2017
Larry Grudzien, Attorney at Law
  11:00 – 11:15 am Break/Networking
  11:15  – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions 2
This session
is Full
Assertive Skills: Communicating with Authority and Impact or Difficult Conversations
Janine Sergay, Speaker, The Carroll-Keller Group
This session
is Full
Legislative Updates & Regulatory Changes: Illinois & Federal
David Lubben, Attorneys at Law, Davis & Campbell
Health Care Financing: A Better Way to Self Insured 
Paul Wann, Chief Operating Officer, Consociate
  12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch/Networking
  1:15 – 2:15 pm Breakout Sessions 3
Using Agile Software Development Principles to Drive Brave HR Leadership
Charlie Judy, Founder & CEO, WorkXO
This session
is Full
The Top Trends in Benefits
Nicole Pfeiffer, Vice President of Employee Benefits, Cottingham and Butler
This session
is Full
Leadership: It’s Simply Complicated
Phil Brandt, President and CEO, AAIM Employers’ Association
  2:15 – 2:30 pm Break/Networking
  2:30 – 3:30 pm Closing Session: Cecile Leroux, VP Human Capital Management
Ultimate Software, HR Mega Trends
  3:30 – 3:45 pm Thank you / 50/50 SHRM Foundation drawing / door prizes / Adjourn
Cost is $50 for SHRM Chapter Members & AAIM Members, $75 for Non-Members