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Thursday, May 02, 2019, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
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The NHRC Forum 2019


May 2, 2019

William Rainey Harper College
Wojcik Conference Center

1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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NHRC Members $150
Non Members $200

5.75 business credits
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HRCI or SHRM of the quality of the program.
It means that this program has met HRCI and SHRM's criteria to be pre-approved for re-certification credit.
Registration Is Closed for 2019...see you in 2020
7:30 am - 8:15 am Registration and Breakfast/Exhibitor Visits
8:15 am- 8:30 am Welcome
8:30 am- 10:30 am - Keynote
HR Leadership Lessons from H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D
Andy Masters
Masters Performance Improvement LLC

Andy MastersAward-winning author and Leadership expert Andy Masters creatively uses the magical imagery of Hollywood to help HR leaders ignite a culture to DEVELOP and EMPOWER their organizations—while defeating the succession planning crisis–in this challenging era of having to “Do More With Less”. That’s right, ENTERTAIN and INSPIRE your audiences with actual license-protected scenes from movies such as The Devil Wears Prada, Apollo 13, The Iron Lady—and even Office Space and Star Wars! This unique program also cites the latest research from Harvard Business Review, Deloitte, and Glassdoor to provoke REAL organizational change from every attendee. Powerful leadership principles are based on Andy’s latest book “Things LEADERS Say: A Daily Guide to Help Every Leader Empower & Inspire.” Andy’s program provides attendees with not only an interactive multi-media experience, but also with immediate “take-home” action items to help cultivate both millennials. (See Bio...)
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Stumm Insurance LLC
10:30 am - 11:00 am Break & Exhibitor Visits
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Your Employees Are on Drugs
Andy Masters
Masters Performance Improvement LLC

Andy Masters
This eye-opening, must-see program for all levels of HR leadership is presented by Award-winning author and international SHRM/HR keynote speaker Andy Masters, MA, CSP. This shocking program uncovers the nearly $1 Billion dollar fake “synthetic” urine industry, and it’s damaging impact on every organization during our tragic U.S. opioid crisis. Research proves the staggering time and cost impact from workplace drug usage on employee productivity, and precedent has now been set for legal liability against the vast majority of U.S. organizations which have not effectively screened employees and candidates. Most importantly, this program outlines the simple, yet critical action steps HR departments must implement to stop the cheating immediately–in order to hire qualified applicants, improve employee productivity, improve workplace safety, and lessen the dangerous legal liability for their organization. The impact of this program may not only save entire organizations from legal crises, but can also help prevent yet another drug-related workforce tragedy in our country. (See Bio...)
12:00 pm- 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm The Power of the Mastermind
Erich Kurschat
Harmony Insights

Erich KurschatSuccessful HR leaders embrace effective collaboration as a competitive edge. However, we often fail to leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences that are most readily available to us. We risk excluding valuable voices from our problem-solving efforts, and we're left wondering what went wrong.
In this inspiring session, Erich Kurschat (owner of Harmony Insights and founder of HRHotSeat) will share tips for convening a mastermind, tools for assessing potential member contributions, and lessons learned from his experience creating and evolving HRHotSeat. Attendees are encouraged to arrive with a current, specific HR-related workplace challenge on which they would like to receive peer-oriented feedback. (See Bio...)Sponsored by
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1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break & Exhibitor Raffle Drawing
2:30 pm- 4:00 pm

Legal Panel - From Trivial to Potentially Catastrophic: How to Plan and Execute Effective Workplace Investigations

This session will provide a panel discussion relative to the development of an investigative plan, including selection of an investigator, identification of key issues, witnesses and documents, as well as the preservation of electronically stored information and other evidence. The panel will discuss practical strategies to effectively implement the investigative plan, including techniques for interviewing the complainant, respondent and other witnesses, analyzing evidence, reaching objective, evidence-based conclusions, and preparing and maintaining a reliable record of the investigation.


Meet the Panel...

  Rachel Ablin

Alison Crane

Sara Gasperini David Levin

Rachel Ablin
Ablin Law PC
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Alison Crane
Jackson Lewis PC
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Sara J. Gasperini
Jackson Lewis PC
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David Levin
Todd M. Friedman PC
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closing/NHRC Raffle/Cocktails

Contact: Renee D Mullaney, 847-516-1684