EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES CONFERENCE
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September 26, 2014
Tamarack Conference Center, Beckley, WV
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LEADING ORGANIZATIONS, LEADING PEOPLE!
EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES CONFERENCE AGENDA
September 26, 2014
Welcome and Introductions
Opening Keynote Speaker: “Leading Organizations, Leading People,”
Speaker: Bobby Blakely Jr., Regional President, BB&T Bank
Concurrent Sessions (2)
Session # 1- Increasing Productivity through Employee Engagement,
Speaker: Pam Hartline, Senior HR Market Mgr.- WalMart Corporation
Session #2- Preparing for the Workplace of Tomorrow, Speaker: Bradley
Shafer, Swartz Campbell LLC
General Session, Legal Update, Speaker: Bradley Shafer, Attorney,
Concurrent Sessions (2)
Session 1- Strategic Risk Management, What You Don’t Know May Hurt
You- Speaker: John Pearl, SVP of Alpha Natural Resources, Recently
Session 2- Conflict Resolution, Speaker, Margi Bush, Owner of
Collaborative Thinking, Charleston, WV
Closing General Session, Human Capital Investment, A Winning Business
Strategy, Speaker: Betty McHale, Owner/Principal, Workplace
Leading Organizations, Leading People, Join Bobby Blakely Jr., Regional President of BB&T
Bank, as he discusses his personal journey and what it means to him to lead his organization, one
of the largest banks in the U.S. and a Fortune 500 Company. Mr. Blakely offers advice for those
who are interested in moving up in their own organization, and how to influence, inspire and
motivate others to achieve organizational goals. You won’t want to miss this opening session. It
is all about leadership.
Increasing Productivity through Employee Engagement- Pamela Hartline, Senior HR Market
Manager for WalMart, will discuss how to have a more productive workplace and engage and
retain valuable employees. She will discuss how the WalMart Corporation, the nation’s largest
employer, deals with employee issues to gain a more productive workplace. Ms. Hartline draws
on a long career in Human Resources and can speak knowledgeable on this subject. You won’t
want to miss it.
Preparing for the Workplace of Tomorrow. The way we work is under constant criticism and
cries for reform. Join Brad Shafer, Attorney with Swartz Campbell, as he reviews the economic,
social, technological, legal and regulatory forces driving change. This presentation covers
developing issues with minimum wage, social media, leaves of absence, and employee rights.
Legal Update, Join Bradley Shafer, Attorney with Swartz Campbell, as he reviews the top labor
and employment cases from the past year, legislative developments, and provide a brief update on
the Affordable Care Act. Also, learn how to change your business to never see the inside of a
West Virginia court room again. You’ll be surprised at how simple it is.
Strategic Risk Management, What You Don’t Know May Hurt You, Speaker: John Pearl, SVP
of Alpha Natural Resources, Retired. Have you ever wondered how a major crisis, a breach of IT
security measures, a major lawsuit, or an industrial accident would impact your business? In this
session, the speaker will draw on his considerable experience in the coal industry to explain why
you should engage in strategic risk management. He discusses the major categories of risk, how
to put together a plan, who you need on your risk management team, and the support structure
required to make the plan work. It’s a session you don’t want to miss.
Conflict Resolution- Workplace conflicts can be costly and time consuming. The Speaker, Margi
Bush, owner of Collaborative Thinking, a human resources consulting company, explains how
conflict, when not managed properly, can lead to unproductive relationships and toxic work
environments. Margi explains how you as a manager can deal effectively with conflict resolution
and sharpen your conflict resolution skills.
Human Capital Investment, A Winning Business Strategy. Learn how you can grow your
business and gain the competitive edge by investing in your people. Join Betty McHale, President
of Workplace Solutions, as she explains how to strategically align business goals and objectives
with organizational development, compensation and benefits, work/life balance, and performance
management. You won’t want to miss this session. It’s a win, win for everyone.