IPMA-HR Texas Annual Conference 

Investing in the Future of Human Resources

July 25 – July 27, 2018

Houston, TX

 

Online Registration is Closed - Please email [email protected]

Printable Registration Form

Registration deadline: July 12, 2018
NO REFUNDS AFTER JULY 12, 2018.  REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER THE CONFERENCE.



CONFERENCE RATES

Includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, breaks, team building activity & T-shirt.

Members:  $100

Non-Members:  $250

Sponsors, Speakers, and Board Members:  no fee*

*There is no fee, but please use the link above to register.  Your discount code can be obtained by emailing [email protected]



HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Click here to book your room at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria.  There are a limited number of rooms available for $119-139– the conference discounted room rate.  Deadline July 16th by 5:00PM.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

If you are in need of assistance of any kind, including if you have any special dietary needs (such as allergies, restrictions, or sensitivities to particular ingredients) or need mobility, audio-visual, or other assistance, please contact Erica Gordon, [email protected], 713.516.3409 by July 13th.



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

12 - 4:30 PM   Executive Board Meeting                  
5:30 - 7:30 PM   Benefit Harbor’s Opening Happy Hour (Evite)                  

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

7:30 AM   Registration Opens      
8:00 – 8:30 AM   Breakfast      
8:30 – 8:45 AM   Welcome & Conference Kickoff   Debbie Maynor, IPMA HR Texas Chapter President 
Assistant Director of Human Resources for the City of Austin
 
8:45 – 10:00 AM   Opening General Session  

“The Rapidly Changing Workforce – Shifting From Employee Engagement to Employee Experience”
Panel Facilitator:
David Kester, Harris County Budget Management
Panelists:
Janet May, Chief Human Resources Officer, Houston Community College
Karen Kauffman, Chief Human Resources Officer, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO)
Jane Cheeks, Director of Human Resources, City of Houston
Yolanda Howze, Director of Human Resources, City of Bellaire

 
10:00 – 10:15 AM   Break      
10:15 – 11:30 AM   Concurrent Breakout Sessions    "#MeToo: How HR Should Be Responding" 

Speaker: Eileen Begle

“How is Technology Impacting HR” 
Speaker: Jon Nordby - Director of Strategy, Houston Exponential

 
11:45 – 12:45 PM   Stress Panel & Lunch

 

  Cigna Round Table Panel Discussion

Cigna Panelists:
Sarah Acosta, Wellness Supervisor, Harris County
Christi Telshaw, Behavioral Network Market Manager, Cigna
Matt Grebliunas, Director of HR, City of Lewisville
Margaret Howard, Senior Health Promotion Manager, Cigna

 
12:45 – 1:30 PM   General Session   “Government Affairs Update”
Speaker:  Neil Reichenberg
 
1:30 – 3:00 PM   Concurrent Breakout Sessions  

“Updates in Employment Law” 
Speaker: Michael Hurwitz CEO & Co-Founder of Careers in Government

“HR Strategic Planning in Government”
Speaker: Robert Thomas

 
3:00 – 3:15 PM   Break      
3:15 – 4:30 PM   Concurrent Breakout Sessions  

“Leadership Presence” 
Speaker: Ray Anthony

“Emotional Intelligence” 
Speaker: Tony Cross

 
4:30 – 5:00 PM   Vendor Floor Open      
5:00 – 7:00 PM    Community Service Project      

 

Friday, July 27, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 AM   Breakfast Buffet      
8:30 – 9:30 AM   Benefits Panel  

Aetna Panel

"Leading Employee Benefit Consultants Discuss Emerging Opportunities and Trends for Public Sector Employers in Texas"
Panel Facilitator:
Louie Heerwagen, Sales Vice President, Aetna Public Sector
Panelists:
Scott Gibbs, Senior Vice President, McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Jarrad Wills, Vice President, Holmes Murphy & Associates
Nick Long, Public Sector Practice Lead, Gallagher Benefits

 
9:30 – 9:45 AM   Break      
9:45 – 11:00 AM   General Session  

"Igniting Your Power"
Keynote Speaker: Carla Brown

 
11:00 – 11:15 AM   Closing Comments/Wrap Up    Debbie Maynor  
11:15 AM   Box Lunches/Depart      
11:30 – 12:30 PM   HR Directors' Round Table      

 

IPMA-HR Recertification: All HR Related Courses Are Recognized!

IPMA-HR recognizes all HR related professional development courses, conferences, and webinars. A certified individual will receive the following points upon their completion of their program:

Programs spanning 6 hours or more per day = 3 recertification points.
Programs spanning less than 6 hours per day = 1 recertification point.

     

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