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Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Richmond, VA

This year's annual Strategic Leadership Conference will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The annual Strategic Leadership Conference is a full-day of speakers, networking, and HRCI credit opportunities – especially those hard to obtain business/strategic SHRM/HRCI credits. It features a national keynote speaker, twelve break-out sessions, and over 300 attendees and is great for members who want to attend a conference but can’t travel to the state or national conferences.

Get your 7 credits this year — the easy way! Earn six credits on Conference Day (October 13). Attend the Kickoff pre-Conference Webinar (October 10) with Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick to earn an additional credit (one). SPECIAL OFFER ONLY FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES! Start the week pumped up!
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Keynote Speaker

Adrian Gostick

Bestselling Leadership Author | Organizational Culture Expert

How do today’s best leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his challenging, information-packed talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions on managing change, driving innovation, and leading a multi-generational workforce.
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Reduced Rate for Early Registration

Register on or before August 31 for the Early Bird Rate.

Regular Price
On or After September 1
Member $250
Non-Member $350
Keynote Only $50
Table of 8 - Keynote Only $500

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Conference Agenda

7:15 - 8:00 am
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 - 8:15 am
Welcome and Announcements
8:15 - 9:45 am
Keynote Speaker
Adrian Gostick, What Motivates Me-How Great Leaders Develop a Culture and Deliver Great Results
9:45 - 10:15 am
Exhibit Hall Open
10:15 - 11:30 am
Concurrent Sessions
  Instant Innovation: How to Use Your Employee and Customer Pain Points to Improve Profitability
Katherine Wintsch, The Mom Complex

Putting the Pieces of the Diversity Puzzle Together
Mesha Mott, MM Consultants

Effects of World Events on the Workplace
Margaret Rittenhouse, Helplink EAP, VCU Health System

11:40 am - 12:40 pm
Concurrent Sessions
  Going Global: International Mobility Program Considerations
Craig Peters, Cigna

Countdown To November: The Washington Outlook For HR Public Policy
Lisa Horn, SHRM

Employee Benefits 101
Jim Gregware, Mercer

12:40 - 1:25 pm
1:25 - 2:05 pm
Exhibit Hall Open
2:05 - 3:20 pm
Concurrent Sessions
  Deconstructing a Dated Culture
Katie Lackey, Frontier Academy

The Shifting Talent Trajectory
Elise Freedman, Willis Towers Watson

Back to Basics
Karen Michael, Karen Michael Consulting

3:20 - 3:40 pm
Exhibit Hall Open/Door Prizes Awarded
3:40 - 4:40 pm
Concurrent Sessions
  Leadership Skills Learned on the Water
Jon Lugbill, Sports Backers

HR 2020 - What the Future Holds
Paige Clay, Mercer

Panel: The Right Way to Manage Vendor Relations
Julie Gustavsson, Keiter
Kimberly Sneeder, Aerotek
Brian Loos, Altria

4:45 pm

Pre-Conference Webinar: Three Ways to Motivate Millennials

Adrian Gostick

Chester Elton
Conference registrants have the exclusive opportunity to join New York Times bestselling authors (What Motivates Me, All In and The Carrot Principle) and employee engagement experts Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton to find out what the best leaders are doing to understand and motivate millennials. The complimentary 1-hour webinar will be held Monday, October 10 at 12:00 pm EDT. After registering for the Conference, you will be provided with a link to register for the free webinar.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship at the Strategic Leadership Conference is a great way to support the organization while promoting your company's products and services. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available for companies and exhibitors, including sponsors for the Keynote, Video, Breakfast, Lunch, Name Badges, Tote Bags, and more. See all sponsorship opportunities

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