#WISHRM14 Committee Spotlight – Activities

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Over the next few Wednesdays, we will be highlighting some of the work and ideas that are going on behind the scenes to make the 2014 WI SHRM State Conference a success.

The WI SHRM Conference isn’t just full of educational sessions and a trip through the exhibit hall to pick up a little SWAG, and talk to some vendors, there is also fun to be had.

On Wednesday evening,  October 15, all attendees are asked to visit the exhibitors and join in on the opportunity to get your name drawn for some fantastic prizes.  To be entered, all you have to do is complete an HR puzzle.  Visit the exhibitors, learn about their offerings, and get the respective sticker to fill in your puzzle.  Once completed, bring your puzzle to the raffle area and be entered to win a prize!  Also, don’t forget to visit the Money Machine when you’re there and grab as much cash as you can!  Need a new picture with your colleagues?  Bring them over to the photo booth for a memorable “HR Smart” picture.  With all the activities going on it is sure to be a great night!    Thanks to Ultimate Software for sponsoring the Wednesday night event.

Cancer has impacted all of us in some way and we are taking the chance to support cancer awareness by wearing pink on Thursday, October 15.  The American Cancer Society will have a booth set up for the day, too!   Each attendee will receive a pink ribbon to use during the Exhibitor activity.  You will be asked to visit all of our exhibitors and collect buttons to fill your ribbon.   When you’ve completed your ribbon, bring it to the raffle drawing area to get your name in the drawing!  After a long day of learning and networking, you can relax with a massage.  Massages will be offered this year by Corporate Spa to relax those tired bones and aching temples!  Wisconsin Singers, a local group, will be there on Thursday evening to provide attendees with entertainment.  Come with your colleagues and friends and join us for some great entertainment and good conversation!

For more information about the 2014 WI SHRM State Conference, click here.

As always, you can get the latest news on Twitter by following @wishrm14 or the hashtag #wishrm14

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#WISHRM14 Speaker Spotlight – 3 Questions with Paul Hebert (@incentintel)

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Paul Hebert has over 20 years’ experience designing and presenting incentive, recognition, rewards and loyalty strategies to C-level audiences at Fortune 500 firms.

He has been interviewed by the BBC as an expert on influencing behavior and been quoted in USA Today (three times) regarding incentive travel. He has authored a monthly online column for Incentive Magazine (March 2007 – August 2009 ), wrote the Incentive Intelligence – a top-rated blog on incentives and influence for employees, distribution channels and consumers, and is a contributor at Fistful of Talent – a blog about talent management.

You can read some of Paul’s thoughts about recognition, incentives, and rewards at Symbolist here. You can also find Paul on Twitter here, Google+ here, and Linkedin here

  1. Why should someone come to your session?

Contrary to popular belief when it comes to engagement technology it can be an inhibitor not an enabler. Find out the 5 things you can do to enhance employee engagement by being more human and less robot. There is still a place for humans – and it is getting more important than ever to connect IRL (in real life) if you want people to engage and be a part of the organization.

  1. What do you see as the biggest challenge facing HR professionals understanding of incentives?

Overcoming our internal biases on what ignites someone’s desire to perform and be engaged. We are human and we think we are like everyone else and project our own feelings and beliefs onto others. We believe others have similar motivational triggers and nothing is further from the truth. HR needs to step outside their own belief system and really consider what the science says when it comes to engagement and motivation.

3.  As a speaker at several HR and SHRM conferences, what one piece of advice would you have for someone attending WISHRM14?

Set up a “session buddy group.”  You can’t go to every session so don’t try. Divide and conquer. Get three or four others and divvy up the sessions and take great notes. Then get together afterword and discuss and share content and what each of you learned in the sessions you attended. Not only will this help cement the information – you now have a lunch/breakfast group to talk about the entire conference. Remember – these conferences are also about networking. Make the effort!  Oh… and see my session – that is one you all should attend!

You can see Paul’s session, “Humanizing Employee Engagement,” on Friday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m.

For more information about the 2014 WI SHRM State Conference, click here.

As always, you can get the latest news on Twitter by following @wishrm14 or the hashtag #wishrm14

You may also like our conference Facebook page here

 

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#WISHRM14 Committee Spotlight – Sponsorship

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Over the next few Wednesdays, we will be highlighting some of the work and ideas that are going on behind the scenes to make the 2014 WI SHRM State Conference a success.

Sponsorship is often the lifeblood of putting together a state HR conference.  Not only do sponsors help to keep many of the costs down, but allows the conference to put together better speakers and keynotes, activities, and food.  To that extent, we would like to highlight the two Premier sponsors of the WI SHRM State Conference.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Anthem has been a long-time supporter of the conference, serving as a Premier Sponsor for the 4th year in a row.  They are the sponsor of Kathy Dempsey’s keynote talk, “Shed or You’re Dead: How to Stay Alive & Thrive in the Midst of Change.”

Oracle Human Capital Management
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Oracle’s global, web-based, application platform is designed for organizations of every size, industry, and region. Oracle Human Capital Management has been the HCM solution of choice for over 20 years and has 18,000 customers in over 140 countries; 6,000 of whom are in the cloud.

Oracle also serves as the HR Analytics Partner for the WI SHRM State Council

Be sure to check out the links above to learn more about each company.

For more information about the 2014 WI SHRM State Conference, click here.

As always, you can get the latest news on Twitter by following @wishrm14 or the hashtag #wishrm14

You may also like our conference Facebook page here

 

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#WISHRM14 Speaker Spotlight – 3 Questions with @DwaneLay

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Dwane Lay is a recovering IT geek, who focuses his time on process improvement in HR. This may mean Lean projects, process redesign, leveraging technology or just pointing out the nonsense to which we too often become numb. Dwane also is deeply involved in social media, and can be found noodling about on LeanHRBlog.com.

Having grown up in IT and Operations, being in HR is, at times, still an eye opening experience for Dwane. On the other hand, it gives him a different perspective from the “traditional” approach. Dwane is a firm believer that everyone should spend some of their formative years in a function other than the one they choose as their career path.

Dwane has been fortunate enough to be asked to serve as a writer, speaker, facilitator, and host for a number of events. He enjoys them all, and is always open to serve in these capacities for others. He can be contacted at Dwane.Lay@LeanHRBlog.com, on Twitter (@DwaneLay and @LeanHR) or on Facebook (facebook.com/dtlay and facebook.com/LeanHR).

1.  Why should someone come to your session(s)?

We do a pretty good job as a profession talking about “HR” tasks, like succession planning, merit cycles and so forth.  But I’ve always thought that we do ourselves a disservice in not talking about how to pull a problem apart to get at the root cause or how to build a sustainable plan for improving results and reducing waste.  That’s what business leaders really care about, after all, so why shouldn’t we pay attention to it.  I like to focus on simple tools that are free, but can change the way you see the world on a daily basis.  

2.  Why should someone learn about Lean HR?  

Lean HR is really all about building a plan to get better, then executing it.  I suppose if you are content to be the type who processes Direct Deposit forms all day, you can opt out of the session.  But if you deal with frustration and administrivia every day, wouldn’t it be great to know how to change your world?  We are meant to master our own destiny, and that starts with a good set of tools and skills.  Also, I’ve promised my mom that I would meet at least five new people this year, and I’m only up to three and a half  So I know she would appreciate it if a few people would attend.

3.  As a speaker at several HR and SHRM conferences, what one piece of advice would you have for someone attending WISHRM14?  

Don’t leave with your own business cards, ever.  Oh, and toss a power strip into your bag.  Outlets are always at a premium, and it’s a great way to be popular with everyone in the room.  Rest before the event, rest after the event, and go full bore while you have the chance!

You can see Dwane at his Wednesday (October 15) Pre-Conference Session on “Lean HR,” or his session, “The Black Hole of Adoption: Why HR Tech Implementations Fail” on Thursday, October 16 at 10:45 a.m.

He will be signing copies of his book, “Lean HR: Introducing Process Excellence to Your Practice” at 4:35 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15.

For more information, check out the conference website here.

As always, you can get the latest news on Twitter by following @wishrm14 or the hashtag #wishrm14

You may also like our conference Facebook page here

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#WISHRM14 State Conference Registration opens June 1

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The day you’ve been waiting for has arrived. You’ve heard about the keynote speakers, and booked your hotel room. Now, your anticipation can finally be met. Early bird registration for the 2014 Wisconsin SHRM State Conference in Madison, October 15-17 at the Monona Terrace, begins on June 1. Rates are detailed below:

Early Bird: Register AND pay by July 31st, 2014
National SHRM Member $280
Non- SHRM member $330
Student $50

Register and pay between August 1st and September 14th:
National SHRM Member $310
Non- SHRM Member $360
Student $50

Register and pay after September 14th and Onsite:
National SHRM Member $390
Non- SHRM Member $440
Student $50

For more information, check out the conference website here.

Note: There is a new registration system, so please create a new account with WI SHRM.

As always, you can get the latest news on Twitter by following @wishrm14 or the hashtag #wishrm14

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North Central Regional SHRM Plans Networking Event at Epcot

If you are going to the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference in Orlando. Join us for the North Central SHRM Regional Council networking event at Disney/Epcot Center on Monday, June 23 from 7:00-9:15 p.m.

Busses will pick you up at the Convention Center at 6:00 p.m. and drop you “backstage” at Disney’s Epcot Theme Park. You will have time to network and meet people from the 10 state North Central SHRM region and enjoy a buffet dinner and cash bar at Italy Isola Park, on the promenade encircling the World Showcase Lagoon. Then you will have a front row view of the “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” light show. Afterwards, a bus will whisk you back to the Convention Center and select hotels. It’s going to be spectacular!

Family and friends can attend with you, but be aware that alcohol will be served so use your best judgment on bringing children. The cost is only $25 per person, with the balance of the expense being covered by the North Central SHRM Region State Councils and sponsors. The North Central SHRM region is made up of Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Click this link to register. You’ll need a credit card, cell phone number and the name of the hotel you’ll be staying in during the conference.

Space is limited and reserved on a first come first served basis. This event is only open to North Central SHRM conference attendees and their guests at this time.

Registration deadline is Friday, June 13, 2014 or until sold out. No refunds but you can transfer your registration to another person if you cannot attend.

Hope to see you there!

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Fox Valley SHRM Chapter Hosts Leadercast

On May 9th, 2014, the Fox Valley SHRM chapter will be hosting Leadercast at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. This event will mark the 5th year that the chapter has provided this event to the Fox Valley. For those of you that have not attended an event like Leadercast, this is a live event held in Atlanta, GA and simulcast to host sites around the world. This year the event will have 290 community and business leaders in attendance that will be able to access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders.

This year’s speaker lineup includes:

  •  Andy Stanley, Leadership author and communicator
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate & human rights activist live from Cape Town, South Africa
  • Malcolm Gladwell, Journalist and best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Outliers
  • Randall Wallace, Screenwriter, director, producer & songwriter (Braveheart, Secretariat)
  • Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP
  • Laura Schroff, Former ad sale executive and best-selling author of An Invisible Thread
  • Dr. Henry Cloud, Clinical psychologist and leadership consultant
  • Simon Sinek, Best-selling author of Start with Why and leadership expert
  • Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009) via exclusive video interview

This year’s theme—Beyond You—challenges leaders to focus outward rather than inward. Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. While this is not only a great event to offer our current FVSHRM members, it also is a great way to find potential members for our chapter.

Read here for more information on this great event.

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