Conference Schedule

7:15 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening Keynote "Truly Human Leadership" - Bob Chapman, Chairman & CEO, Barry-Wehmiller
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break & Business Partner Expo
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1
  • Integration of Talent Acquisition & Talent Management: The Do's & Don'ts
  • Sexting, Security & Social Media: Digital Dilemmas in the Workplace & How to Solve Them
  • Apprenticeship Programs - Bridging the Employment Gap for Returning Veterans Individuals with Disabilities
  • Selecting the Right HR Technology for Your Business
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break & Business Partner Expo
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2
  • Employee Resource Groups: Moving from Concept to Implementation
  • Summary of Business Legislation: 2017 Regular Session of the Missouri General Assembly
  • Invisible Disabilities in the Work Force
  • Making (and Winning) the Case for HR Transformation
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch, Business Partner Expo & Luncheon Keynote "Resiliency" - Rodney "Rocky" Sickmann, Senior VP, Budweiser Account, Folds of Honor
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Break & Business Partner Expo
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Breakout Session 3
  • From HR Generalist to CHRO - What is Your HR Career Path?
  • Reality HR - The Unfolding of a Reasonable Accommodation Request Right Before Your Eyes
  • Why Community Matters: The Role of Civic Leadership in Employee Productivity
  • The Interaction Between Human Resources & Legal
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break & Business Partner Expo
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Breakout Session 4
  • Secrets of St. Louis' Great Places to Work
  • Handling FMLA: Seven Policies & Seven Strategies Every Employer Should Know
  • Implementing Diversity: A Program that Works
  • Is Your Organization Taking the Pay Gap Seriously?
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break & Business Partner Expo
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks & Networking Reception