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2017 Conference

Welcome to the 2017 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo

Whether you are new to human resources, or in a senior human resources position, the 2017 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo is the premier event to help you learn and stay current in the ever-changing field of human resources.

Start making plans now to attend next year's conference for public sector HR professionals from across the United States and around the world.

  • Get inspired and energized by dynamic session speakers and interactive workshops.
  • Gain key information and actionable strategies to deal with key public sector HR challenges.
  • Sharpen your skills through must-attend educational sessions led by experts in the field.
  • Network with your public sector peers at fun and exciting social events.

 

IPMA-HR Certification Program | This program has been approved for up to 7 points toward IPMA-SCP/IPMA-CP/IPMA-CS recertification. To learn more, please visit www.ipma-hr.org/recertification.

The IPMA-HR International Training Conference has been approved for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Credits.

HRCI | IPMA-HR’s International Training Conference and Expo  has been approved for 8.5 HRCI Credits.

 

Welcome Message from San Antonio

Check our this video which provides an exciting look ahead to next year's show, highlighting what makes the 2017 International Training Conference & Expo a must-attend event.

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*Pre-Conference Workshops Registration can be accessed through the main conference registration above.


Travel & Accommodations

Our conference hotel will be the stunning San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter - just steps away from San Antonio's superb setting on the River Walk!

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

RESERVATIONS

Rooms are $200 per night (single or double occupancy, plus taxes & fees) at the IPMA-HR discounted rate. Reserve your room online now or call the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter at 1-800-648-4462 and reference IPMA-HR. The discounted rate ends at 5:00pm August 24, 2017.

 

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2017 International Training Conference & Expo?  Please contact Courtney Blackford

Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!

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2017 Sep. 19th 1:30pm

The 3 R's of Engagement: Creating a Sustainable Talent Management Strategy

The 3 R's of Engagement: Creating a Sustainable Talent Management Strategy

Presented by: Trish Holliday - Assistant Commissioner & CLO, Tennessee State Government, Department of Human Resources

There is good news, and there is bad news. Research consistently indicates that employee engagement is extremely low in the workplace. Low employee engagement negatively impacts the efficiency and effectiveness of achieving organizational goals. That’s the bad news. The good news is that steps can be taken to raise the level of employee engagement, and it begins by developing a sustainable talent management strategy. More →

2017 Sep. 19th 1:30pm

The Current State of Leadership in the HR Community: "Step Up" Your Leadership Game

The Current State of Leadership in the HR Community: "Step Up" Your Leadership Game

Presented byLucinda Meltabarger- Administratior of Human Capital Management, State of Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES)

The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) established an HR 2020 taskforce to determine trends that will impact the challenges and opportunities facing public sector human resources professionals. The taskforce identified five focus areas – Leadership, Culture, Talent, Communications, and Technology. These focus areas are viewed through three critical lenses – Business Acumen, Innovation, and Strategic Orientation. More →

2017 Sep. 19th 1:30pm

The Power of Standing in Your Personal Brand

The Power of Standing in Your Personal Brand

Presented byLida Citroen- Chief Executive Officer, LIDA360

What if I could show you that the key to continued success for your business exists within you right now? International reputation management and personal branding expert Lida Citroën will show you how to build your personal brand and leverage your unique value to position yourself effectively in person and online. Full of examples, this session will cover networking and social networking, messaging and image to build a sustainable and successful brand and business! More →

2017 Sep. 19th 1:30pm

Understanding the Psychological Contract with Changing Generations in the Workplace

Understanding the Psychological Contract with Changing Generations in the Workplace

Presented byTony Luton II- Human Resource Manager, Civil Service, Denton County, Texas

There has been much discussion into the changing nature of the employer-employee relationship. There are many explicit expectations in the employer-employee relationship such as salary, compensation and job duties.  In addition to the explicit agreements between employer and employees, there are often unacknowledged and unspoken expectations.  These are part of the psychological contract. More →

2017 Sep. 19th 9:30am

IPMA-HR Benchmarking Survey 2017: Culture of Innovation

IPMA-HR Benchmarking Survey 2017: Culture of Innovation

Presented byLindsey O'Connor -  Human Resources Representative, Staffing Services Division, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

IPMA-HR explores the themes of organizational culture, current state of innovation, and HR's role in organization-wide innovation through the 2017 Benchmarking Survey.  The goal is to learn about the Culture of Innovation in order to improve HR and organizational performance. More →

2017 Sep. 19th 9:30am

Little Things Mean A Lot: From Micro-inequities to Micro-affirmations- Awareness Session

Little Things Mean A Lot: From Micro-inequities to Micro-affirmations- Awareness Session

Presented byShawn Sorrell- HR Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant, Hennepin County, Minnesota, and Tonya Palmer- Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Division, Hennepin County, Minnesota

This workshop introduces participants to the business case for eliminating micro inequities and demonstrates how to counter them with valuing behaviors we call micro-affirmations, through exercises and scenarios. More →

2017 Sep. 19th 9:30am

Performance Review Bootcamp

Performance Review Bootcamp

Presented bySteven Wilkins- Chief Learning Officer, The New Jersey Courts

This session will help you develop an awareness of how important performance management can become for a leaders success; to understand what the core principles are to success within performance management and understand and appreciate why a leader's attitude may need to be adjusted as a result of exploring a new paradigm. More →

2017 Sep. 19th 9:30am

Strategies for Managing Employee Benefit Costs

Strategies for Managing Employee Benefit Costs

Presented byCarey Adamson - National Practice Leader, Public Sector, Colonial Life

Maintaining and managing a benefits package that is both robust and frugal is a challenge that burdens communities of all sizes.  Human Resource professionals are looking for ways to control benefits costs while remaining competitive in recruiting top talent, improving retention and employee satisfaction, and limiting excessive out-of-pocket expenses for employees. More →

2017 Sep. 19th 9:30am

The Power of Culture Change: City of Memphis’s Journey to Build an Engaged Workforce

The Power of Culture Change: City of Memphis’s Journey to Build an Engaged Workforce

Presented byAlexandria Smith- Chief Human Resources Officer, City of Memphis, Tennessee

There are many stereotypes about government -- you’ve heard them – it is bureaucratic…slow…political. However, government is also a multi-million-dollar enterprise with thousands of employees. Since 2016, the City of Memphis has made it our mission to transform city government to a resident (customer)-centric organization focused on "improving the quality life of Memphians, every day." This session from City of Memphis’ head of HR, Alex Smith, details Memphis’s culture change journey and provides insights and tips on how other governments can thoughtfully consider culture change for their organizations. More →

2017 Sep. 18th 3:30pm

Digital Transformation for Public Sector HR: Rise to the Challenge with Practical Advice

Digital Transformation for Public Sector HR: Rise to the Challenge with Practical Advice

Presented by: Celeste O'Dea- Director, Advanced Human Capital Management Program, Oracle

Government agencies are typically slow to adapt to change - but they operate in the same world as commercial industry.  The expectations of today’s multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce, alongside the blistering pace of technological innovation mean the public sector must discover a fairly rapid path to digital transformation or risk nothing less than the capability to deliver critical citizen services. Nowhere is this felt more keenly than in Human Resources, which bears the responsibility for the living, breathing heart of every entity’s success – it’s employees. More →

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