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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. 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 →

2017 Sep. 17th 12:00am
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2017 Sep. 17th 12:00am
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🏠 Pre-Conference Workshop: Leveraging the Power of Employee Engagement in Government

🏠 Pre-Conference Workshop: Leveraging the Power of Employee Engagement in Government

 Sunday, September 17, 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Attend this one day workshop, which will prepare participants for developing and improving upon employee engagement strategies, with a focus on engagement in the unique environment of government. Research tells us that organizations with highly-engaged employees outperform those with low employee engagement, including in government. Despite the link to organizational performance, a 2012 employee engagement survey conducted by IPMA-HR, ADP and Governing, found that only 30 percent of organizations conduct employee engagement surveys.

2017 Sep. 16th 12:00am
Ends: Sep. 17th

🏠 Pre-Conference Workshop: Workforce and Succession Planning

🏠 Pre-Conference Workshop: Workforce and Succession Planning

 Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Attend this two day workshop and learn how to move beyond simply filling vacancies as they occur.   Divided into four Modules, this workshop will show you how to develop an effective framework for a viable, effective workforce and succession planning program.

2017 Aug. 22nd 4:17pm

Life is Short. Love Your Work!

Life is Short. Love Your Work!

Presented by: Beth Rudy- Author, Speaker, and Consultant, Insight Management Consulting

Far too many people are casting about in confusion for what would make them more successful and happier at work. That’s not good for individuals, managers, or organizations. Those who know what motivates them have found deeper meaning in their careers, find their days much more energizing and satisfying, and count their employment as one of their greatest sources of joy and pride. Leaders who understand individual motivators and assign tasks accordingly find their teams rejuvenated, as well as, more engaged, productive, and cohesive. They also retain top talent. More →

2017 Aug. 22nd 4:05pm

Successful Mentoring and Leading Women to Leadership Program

Successful Mentoring and Leading Women to Leadership Program

Presented byCaitlin Krobot- Director of Human Resources and Civil Service, City of Austin, Texas, and Ana Bradshaw- Director of Human Resources and Civil Service, City of Austin, Texas

This session will provide tools to use to create a successful mentoring program. The speaker will provide information and materials to set up a program in your organization to include

  1. Criteria for being a mentor,
  2. Understanding needs and objectives,
  3. How to create an agreement. 

Next you will hear from the City of San Antonio and their award winning Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program. Starting in 2014, the City of San Antonio saw the opportunity and need to foster the development of future women leaders and created the Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program.  This one-on-one mentoring program combines individual mentoring with networking and professional development and so far the results have been astounding including recognition by the Alliance for Innovation and International City/County Management Association.  Now in its fourth year, this award winning program continues to evolve offering a variety of community speakers and professional development opportunities for women in the organization. More →

2017 Aug. 22nd 3:46pm

Creating a Culture of Wellness; Award Winning Wellness Programs

Creating a Culture of Wellness; Award Winning Wellness Programs

Presented byLinda B. Thomas- Human Resources Director, City of El Paso, Texas, Nicole Hare-Everline- Deputy Assistant Director of Benefits, City of Houston, Texas, and Sheree Bailey- Wellness Administrator, City of Austin, Texas

Data shows that employees who are engaged in wellness and taking care of themselves, and who lead balanced lives, are contagious in their organizations. Implementing ways for employees to be healthier at the workplace and helping them create healthy habits in both their personal and professional lives enables the creation of a wellness culture.

This session will highlight the Health and Wellness Programs of 3 municipalities that have taken wellness to a whole new level. More →

2017 Aug. 22nd 3:19pm

Creating a Comprehensive Employee Communication Strategy

Creating a Comprehensive Employee Communication Strategy

Presented byKaren Niparko- Executive Director, Office of Human Resources, City and County of Denver, Colorado

Development of an organizational communication strategy positions HR as a significant driver of workforce engagement and connectivity. Our ability to influence, impact and to proactively support employee engagement and innovation is reliant on consistent messaging across our organization. Communication planning plays a vital role in the implementation of every single HR initiative. Messaging is critical and impactful communication doesn’t just happen by chance – it is part of an overall employee communications strategy, solid planning, creativity and targeted messaging. Join us as we build the key areas of your communications strategy including digital content, social media, themes, contributors, consistency, timing and metrics, using a tried and tested formula for success. More →

2017 Aug. 22nd 3:12pm

Transformation 2020: How Public Sector HR Can Build Employer Workplaces of Choice, Not of Last Resort

Transformation 2020: How Public Sector HR Can Build Employer Workplaces of Choice, Not of Last Resort

Presented byMerle Ray- Chief Human Capital Director & Strategist, Harris County Auditor's Office

Do people sigh - almost apologetically - when you tell them you work for the County, City, District, or State? Due to complex structures, statutes, and political boundaries, public agencies seem to get a bad rap. They are synonymously known for erecting territorial walls and boundaries, attracting political hoopla, and retaining workers who don't necessarily want to be there. This is a common myth and stereotype about working for government or public sector - that it's the perfect place to hide until retirement. NOT SO! More →

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