Conference Schedule

Time Session
7:30-8:00 Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:00-8:30       Welcome and Awards Presentation: UI President Bruce Harreld and Cheryl Reardon
8:30-10:00    The Multipier Effect
Elise Foster
10:00-10:10 Break
10:10-11:10 Freedom of Speech: Staff and Students at Public Universities
Todd Pettys
Leading with Curiosity
Elise Foster
Thriving at Work: Building Resiliency and Coping Skills
Celina Peerman
Transitioning at Work: The Modern Employer's Guide to Transgender Employees
Jackie Vavroch
11:10-11:20 Break
11:20-12:20 HR Levers that Drive Business Results
David Forman
12:20-1:00 Lunch and Networking
1:00-1:10 Break
1:10-2:10 Rethinking the Role of HR:  From ‘Compliance Police’ to a ‘Strategic Partner’
Dean Sarah Gardial
2:10-2:20 Break
2:20-3:20 Coaching  Leaders and Employees
Heather Woody
HR Business Partner in Times of Change
David Forman
You're Not the Boss of Me! 
How Life Outside of Work Can Impact Your Job

Jackie Vavroch
Becoming and Inclusive Leader
Dr. Denise Martinez
3:30-4:30 Leveraging Diversity and Equity for Organizational Transformation
Rusty Barceló
4:30-5:00 Closing Remarks: Cheryl Reardon
5:00 Conference Close
5:00-6:00 Reception and Networking