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September 26, 2014 

Tamarack Conference Center, Beckley, WV

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September 26, 2014 8:00- 9:00 Registration 9:00- 9:15 Welcome and Introductions 9:15-10:30 Opening Keynote Speaker: “Leading Organizations, Leading People,” Speaker: Bobby Blakely Jr., Regional President, BB&T Bank 10:30-10:45 Morning Break 10:45-12:00 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 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:00-2:15 General Session, Legal Update, Speaker: Bradley Shafer, Attorney, Swartz Campbell 2:15-2:30 Afternoon Break 2:30-3:30 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 Retired Session 2- Conflict Resolution, Speaker, Margi Bush, Owner of Collaborative Thinking, Charleston, WV 3:30-4:30 Closing General Session, Human Capital Investment, A Winning Business Strategy, Speaker: Betty McHale, Owner/Principal, Workplace Solutions LLC 4:30-4:45 Wrap up


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.  


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