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NOLA SHRM's 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition - RISE TO THE CHALLENGE

    NOLA SHRM 2018 Conference and Exposition



    Today’s human resources leaders face a unique and fluid environment when it comes to hiring and managing an organization’s workforce. In our fast-paced business world, complex legal landscape and a changing job market, HR departments will need to Rise Up more than ever to meet these demands. Join hundreds of HR professionals from your community to learn how you can be better prepared to lead through your challenges.

    The NOLA SHRM 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition will take place on Friday, September 14th, at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott Convention Center with a fully packed lineup featuring amazing general sessions and informative breakout sessions. Attendees can earn up to 6 credit hours towards their SHRM and/or HRCI recertification.

    Act Now to take advantage of Early-Bird Pricing that will be good through August 14th!

    Friday, September 14, 2018 7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM

    Marriott New Orleans Downtown Convention Center
    859 Convention Center Boulevard
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 

    Dress Code
    Business Casual

    Conference Registration
    Non NOLA-SHRM Member  $179.00 for a limited time  ($199.00 original price)
    Student Registration  $75.00 for a limited time  ($100.00 original price)
    Speaker/Vendor/Exhibitor Included
    NOLA-SHRM Member  $125.00 for a limited time  ($150.00 original price)


    • 7:30 AM  -  8:15 AM
      Registration and Continental Breakfast
      8:15 AM  -  8:30 AM
      Welcome and Opening Comments
      8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
      Keynote Address - The C Level Perspective: Cultivating and Developing Talent

      The C Level Perspective: Cultivating and Developing Talent

      Panel moderated by Craig S. Juengling, PCC

      Talent Development must be an important strategic focus for every organization. HR leaders must be prepared to advocate for resources and understand internal and external development alternatives, as the sponsor for strategic professional growth. Learning from two experienced company Presidents, attendees will gain perspective and insights into how to create a compelling program for talent development within their own company.


      Keynote Speaker:
      9:45 AM  -  10:00 AM
      Break and Exposition
      10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
      Morning Concurrent Session I -
      10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
      Morning Concurrent Session II -
      10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
      Morning Concurrent Session III -
      11:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
      Break and Exposition
      11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM
      Lunch and Networking
      12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
      General Session - Alan C. Bailie

       Implementing Workplace Diversity: Lessons from the World Class Leaders

      Speaker: Alan C. Bailie, Senior Human Resource Business Advisor; BASF North America 

      BASF and its Geismar Louisiana site, the winner of the 2017 Louisiana SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Award, set on a path to deliver better business results through a deliberate and disciplined strategic approach to diversify its leadership ranks. Al Bailie will share how to make the business case for your own initiative, strategies for implementation, and what metrics to use to measure your progress.


      1:45 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Break and Exposition
      2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
      Afternoon Concurrent Session I -
      2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
      Afternoon Concurrent Session II -
      2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
      Afternoon Concurrent Session III -
      3:15 PM  -  3:30 PM
      Break and Exposition
      3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM
      Closing General Session - Valerie Grubb

      Influencing Others: Eight Steps to Get Results When You Don’t Have Direct Authority

      Speaker: Valerie M. Grubb, Principal of Val Grubb & Associates Ltd. 

      Getting stuff done in the office can be challenging even under the best of circumstances. Everyone has their own priorities and deadlines, however, you’ve also got your own projects and getting them successfully implemented typically requires assistance from employees who don’t work for you. This is where your powers of influence and persuasion can help!

      Being able to influence people through communication, engagement persuasion and relationship-building is essential for the rising HR leader, particularly when leading organization-wide initiatives. We’ll review a tried-and-true blueprint for mobilizing your co-workers and engaging them to rally around your priorities!

      4:45 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Closing - Door Prizes
      5:00 PM 
      Post-Conference Networking Reception - Cash Bar

    For Speakers' Information Click Here!


    • Registration Deadline
      Tuesday, August 28, 2018

                                Click here to register today!