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    Date: October 20, 2016, 9:00am – 3:00pm
    South King County SHRM
    Double Tree Hotel
    16500 Southcenter Pkwy,
    Tukwila, Washington 98188
    Chapter Member $65,Non Chapter Member $79, Students $25 (Late fee applies if registering after October 17th)
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    This year’s Annual Seminar “Hot Topics in HR” features a keynote address by Rob McKenna
    on Leadership followed by a cast of all star presenters. There will also be a break out
    session for those interested on Value Chain in HR’s Role in Operations Efficiency.

    Four (4) HRCI and SHRM recertification credits are pending approval.


    Rob McKenna - Keynote Address “Leadership”

    Today, savvy organizations have transitioned the role of Human Resources into one of leadership and strategic partnership. We understand that to succeed, HR must always have a “seat at the table,” in our strategic planning, decision-making, goals and vision. They must understand what it takes to make the organization tick. What its challenges are and what is needed to meet those challenges. HR’s effectiveness in organizational leadership depends largely on the leadership qualities of each member of their team although, Human Resources cannot help develop leaders unless they are leaders.

    Deidra Nguyen - Politics in the Workplace: Election and Employment Law Collide

    This presentation will provide in-depth analyses of complex employment law conundrums through the lens of the 2016 presidential election. We’ll explore how politics play out in the workplace, examine HR scenarios drawn from the campaign trail, and discuss the employment law implications of some of the issues being debated during this unique and never-boring election cycle.

    Harry Franzheim - Competetion or Cooperation - Getting the Most from Your Teams

    Leaders spend a sizable portion of their time focused on improving their teams. They want their teams to perform better, innovate more, resolve conflict, and independently solve any problem that emerges. Come learn how to get the most from your organization and your teams.  In this hands-on workshop you will experience a lively business simulation that you will be able to immediately take back to your organizations and start making a real difference.

    Rob Neale - How the 2016 Election will Change the Immigration Landscape for Employers

    Companies strive to create strong compliance programs but often misses immigration compliance as a key element.  Since the Obama Administration started enforcing immigration law through employers, companies of all sizes are seeing millions of dollars in sanctions, federal contract debarment and derivative shareholder lawsuits for immigration violations.  To complicate matters, Memos of Understanding between government agencies has created a Pandora’s Box environment where immigration investigations trigger other investigations including but not limited to the Office of Special Counsel, Wage and Hour Division, Internal Revenue Service and Securities and Exchange Commission. This move to enforce immigration through employers is unlikely to change regardless of the results of the 2016 election.  However, there are key differences between the Clinton and Trump platforms.  This presentation will provide employers the clear understanding of what a future can potentially hold and how to explain to key corporate stakeholders that a culture of immigration compliance is essential to all companies regardless of whether they know they have immigrants in their workforce of not.

    John Inman - 2 Hour Breakout Session - Beyond ROI: How HR Can Contribute to the Delivery of Value to Stakeholders

    HR plays a critical role in developing Operational Effectiveness so that the value chain can deliver differentiation in a sustainable way. Unless you are on the executive team, you most likely are responsible for operationally delivering value. Understanding how to create a powerful and differentiated value chain is the first step in creating superior performance in the face of competition. We will focus on Operational Effectiveness and creating a powerful and differentiated value chain and HR’s role in the process.

    • How HR can support the delivery of value
    • Differentiate between work systems and social systems and how to approach each
    • Listing key competencies has little impact on superior performance
    • Focus on ROI misses the point at best and at worst can sub optimize delivery of value
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plays a strong role in operational effectiveness (OE)


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