Don’t Miss These #SHRM17 Conference Sessions

don't miss these shrm17 sessions

Its time to get excited because we are just days away from this year’s national SHRM conference– I’m furiously planning my sessions that I’ll be attending at upcoming #SHRM17! Its been tough to decide – the organizers have done a fabulous job of offering a ton of great sessions that are on topic/trend for this year’s conference.

A few tips:

  • sessions fill up quickly, so always have a back up or two identified in advance
  • be strategic and consider attending sessions that are located near each other (sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t, but good to consider either way)
  • check to see if a session that you’re interested is offered at another time – many sessions are repeated
  • you can sleep on the plane – get up early and attend those early AM sessions and don’t miss out on those later afternoon session
  • scoop up those Wednesday sessions – lots of great sessions and learnings during the Wednesday morning sessions
  • don’t forget to make time to visit the bloggers and the smart stage – bite size, quick, personalized learnings and sessions

Find and plan your sessions online on the #SHRM17 website here. The cool thing about the search is that you can use keywords, session type, learning track, or competency to find items that you’re looking for. It’s a nifty tool and I use it along side the conference app.

Decisions, decisions … Here are my TOP 10 “Gotta See” session based on trends that I’m seeing in the news, business landscape, and just my personal interest. I’m always intersted in HR Tech will spend a good deal of time in the expo hall talking to vendors and looking at demos — but I’m also very interested in what’s going on in the benefits space, remote worker, HR strategy, current events — and I ALWAYS make time to see Steve Browne’s session (no matter what the topic)!  Can’t wait to hear what’s on your list!

The Three Influential Roles of HR When It Comes to Strategy

271-273 | 06/19/2017 | 02:00 PM – 03:15 PM

Presenter Michael Wilkinson, Managing Director,Leadership Strategies

Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level

The Power of Play

288-290 | 06/19/2017 | 07:00 AM – 08:15 AM

Presenter: Roger Haskett, Owner, Artistic Director, Engagement Unlimited

Competencies: Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Midlevel

Working Together: Using Data and Analytics for Better Collaboration and Culture

La Nouvelle Ballroom AB | 06/19/2017 | 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM


Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level

Using an Exchange to Modernize a Benefits Strategy Through Choice

383-385 | 06/20/2017 | 02:15 PM – 03:30 PM

Presenter: Rob Harkins, Private Exchange Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson

Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level

Trumping Obamacare

343-345 | 06/20/2017 | 07:00 AM – 08:15 AM

Presenter: David Lindgren, Senior manager, Compliance & Public Affairs, Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex)

Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel

The Trump Administration and the 115th Congress: The Washington Outlook for HR Public Policy

La Nouvelle Ballroom AB | 06/18/2017 | 12:30 PM – 02:00 PM

Presenter: Michael P. Aitken , Vice president, Government Affairs,SHRM

Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level

The U.S. Department of Labor: A Look Ahead

La Nouvelle Ballroom C | 06/19/2017 | 04:00 PM – 05:15 PM

Presenter: Tammy McCutchen, Principal,Littler Mendelson PC

Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level

Closing the Gap: Strategies for Managing Pay Equity

260-262 | 06/21/2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Presenter: Michele Whitehead, Manager of HR Services, Berkshire Associates Inc

Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel

Out of Office The Rise of the Remote Worker

252-254 | 06/21/2017 | 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Presenter: Heather Kinzie, SHRM-SCP, Partner, The Strive Group

Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel

Brand Name HR: Giving Your Function Life and Purpose!

293-296 | 06/20/2017 | 02:15 PM – 03:30 PM

Presenter: Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Board Member, Executive Director of Human Resources,LaRosas, Inc.

Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel

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Andrea Devers

Andrea is an HR technologist and change management expert. She’s has built her career in global HR Compliance, HR process improvement, and shared services across all functions of HR. Connect with Andrea.

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