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2017 Conference

 2017 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo

The 2017 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo was a success!.

View 2017 Presentation Materials Here

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.

 


 

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2018 International Training Conference & Expo?  Please contact Courtney Blackford

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!

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2017 Sep. 18th 3:30pm

Using New Performance Management Practices to Operationalize Culture Change

Using New Performance Management Practices to Operationalize Culture Change

Presented byMary Biere-Sova - Human Resources Manager, Talent Development, Johnson County, Kansas

More and more private sector employers are dispensing with traditional performance management practices by eliminating performance ratings and annual reviews, and are opting for processes that emphasize frequent performance and development conversations.  If you’ve ever wondered how this approach might work in the public sector, this session is for you! More →

2017 Sep. 18th 2:00pm

Growing In-House Talent Through an Aspiring Leadership Program

Growing In-House Talent Through an Aspiring Leadership Program

Presented byJackie Little- Human Resource Director, Maine State Legislature  

HR professionals are often faced with the challenges of retaining top talent and keeping long-term employees engaged with limited resources, impending retirement of Baby Boomers and a tight labor market.  Development of an Aspiring Leadership program is one tool that can help you overcome these problems and leave a lasting legacy at your organization.  In this session, Jackie Little will use her experience with designing and implementing Aspiring Leadership programs at two organizations to help you understand the value it can bring and provide tools and a framework to get you started on the path to success. More →

2017 Sep. 18th 2:00pm

HR Director Today; CEO Tomorrow-Panel Discussion

HR Director Today; CEO Tomorrow-Panel Discussion

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Presented byMila Cosgrove- Deputy City Manager, City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, Jim Parrish- Deputy City Manager, City of Plano, Texas, and Mark Washington- Deputy County Administrator, Hanover County, Virginia

HR leadership roles today can at times absorb all of our thoughts and energies resulting in a loss of C-Suite organizational perspective.  The panel will share their experiences balancing daunting HR issues while demonstrating broader organizational leadership capabilities in other disciplines. The panel will share how their strategic HR background prepared them for senior organization-wide leadership roles beyond the HR discipline in the City Manager’s Office. More →

2017 Sep. 18th 2:00pm

Producing Value Through HR Excellence- Using LEAN advances strategic impact

Producing Value Through HR Excellence- Using LEAN advances strategic impact

Presented byP. Jeff Mulitalo- Chief Strategy Officer & Director of Operational Excellence, Utah Department of Human Resource Management  

The State of Utah is using operational excellence as a means to enhance the business value and strategic impact of human resource services. This session will outline the basics of common continuous improvement methodologies (TOC, Lean, Six Sigma) in human resources, how they are implemented in Utah, and how other HR shops can use these methods to improve service and more fully integrate with the business leaders we serve. More →

2017 Sep. 18th 2:00pm

Proper Onboarding and How It Relates to Performance

Proper Onboarding and How It Relates to Performance

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Presented byJonathan Wiersma- General Manager, Civic HR  

The onboarding process can set the tone as a new government employee starts working, which is why a quality onboarding system should be in place to help increase employee engagement.  Many HR professionals understand that the onboarding process in important to help the employee get started with their new job, but what you may not realize is how much of an impact the onboarding process can have on the employee performance over time. More →

2017 Sep. 18th 11:30am

Body Worn Camera 101-What HR Directors Need to Known When Community Considers Implementing a BWC Program

Body Worn Camera 101-What HR Directors Need to Known When Community Considers Implementing a BWC Program

Presented byLeonard Matarese- Director of Research & Project Development, Center for Public Safety Management, LLC

The use of Body Worn Cameras by police departments is increasingly becoming commonplace and research shows that BWC implementation has a positive effect on reducing citizen complaints and improving police – community relations. More →

2017 Sep. 18th 11:30am

Building a Culture of Employee Engagement in Government

Building a Culture of Employee Engagement in Government

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Presented byRobert Lavigna- Director, Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement, CPS HR Consulting

This session will be based on Lavigna’s book, "Engaging Government Employees:  Motivate and Inspire Your People to Achieve Superior Performance," published by the American Management Association. Governing magazine selected the book as “one of the six books that public sector leaders and staff should read.” This is the first book that focuses on how to improve engagement in the unique environment of government. More →

2017 Sep. 18th 11:30am

Cultural Involvement: Incorporating Community and Cultural Groups in Austin Government

Cultural Involvement: Incorporating Community and Cultural Groups in Austin Government

Presented byJoya Hayes- Director of Human Resources and Civil Service, City of Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas began work on establishing an improved quality of life for minority communities in the City in the 2000's.  Sustaining and celebrating cultural diversity continues to be a cornerstone of the Austin community, and government and community leaders come together to ensure that all segments of the community stay represented and provide a future that is as culturally diverse as our history.  Internally to the City’s employee population, the Human Resources team strives to engage internal customers in similar ways.  Employee Affinity groups share their culture with other City leaders and employees while serving the City. More →

2017 Sep. 18th 11:30am

How to Identify and Resolve Pay Equity Issues

How to Identify and Resolve Pay Equity Issues

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Presented byBruce Lawson- Managing Director, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Ronnie Charles- Principal Consultant, Arthur J. Gallagher International, Human Resources & Compensation Consulting, and Panelist (TBD)- TBD

There are many HR and risk management challenges regarding Pay Equity.  Is your agency knowledgeable and ready to apply best in class methodologies to effectively evaluate and respond to equity issues?  This session provides direct insight into the new EEOC regulations and methods to resolve through other compensation approaches. More →

2017 Sep. 18th 3:30am

Changing the Knowledge Management Tides-The Federal HR Wiki

Changing the Knowledge Management Tides-The Federal HR Wiki

Presented byMatthew Gieseke- Management Analyst, Strategic Initiatives Group, National Institutes of Health

Imagine this – a go-to member of your organization retired, you’ve hired a new staff member to take over their responsibilities, but the retiree and new employee never had the opportunity to connect. In the absence of a mind-meld, how do you make expert knowledge easily accessible to newer team members? This is becoming an increasingly important problem as many in the baby boomer generation are becoming retirement eligible. More →

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