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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Nora Burns

Presentation: Maria Broke the Time Clock . . . and Other Tales of Shame

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Overview: An extended version of the DisruptHR Oklahoma City talk by the same time. In this program Nora shares some of the examples of shame and blame she encountered on the front lines while investing fifteen months as The Undercover Employee™. In the session, we will discuss how damaging shame and blame can be to a workforce, and discover more effective ways to get employees engaged, motivated, and focused – as well as how to engage managers in these best practices.


9:45-10:45 a.m.

11:00- 12:00 Noon

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Jen Shirkani

Presentation: Choose Resilience

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Overview: As HR professionals we are often asked to be adaptable and responsive, requiring a lot of resiliency. As organizations and roles change, it is also human nature to avoid experiences that stretch us out of our comfort zone. When we become too comfortable and resist change, we limit our ability to grow and thrive. In this presentation, Jen shares the principles of EQ (emotional intelligence) as a key strategy for HR professionals to manage hardships and reach new levels of performance. Gaining insights on ways to be more motivated, optimistic and tolerate stress sets the stage for overcoming struggles when circumstances change, and reduces the potential for burnout and disengagement. This session helps audience members see how maintaining a healthy level of challenge and struggle can enable everyone to be more confident at work and help them choose to be resilient in every aspect of life.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

3:45-4:45 p.m.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Britt Andreatta

Presentation: Better Together: Neuroscience of Teams

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Overview: Teams power more and more of today’s work. In fact, nearly 90% of today’s workers say that they spend one-third to one-half of each day working in teams. Yet 86% of employees and executives cite lack of effective teamwork and collaboration as the source of workplace failures. Add the challenge of remote teams and cross cultural communication, and its no surprise that teams can make or break the competitive advantage of any organization. Recent discoveries in neuroscience illuminate how we can build better and more effective teams. In this session, Dr. Britt Andreatta will share the latest research about the brain, and how to harness human biology to enhance collaboration, trust, productivity, and engagement. We’ll also explore why meaningful metrics of inclusion stem from working in groups. Author of several titles including Wired to Grow, Leading with Emotional Intelligence, and Wired to Resist, Britt will provide key principles for maximizing the brain’s capacity to work effectively in teams and creating psychological safety. Leave this interactive session with new strategies for intentionally building the professional capacity of teams across all functions of your organization.

9:30-10:30 a.m.

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Fast Trax Speakers

1:00 - 3:15 p.m.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Jennifer McClure

Presentation: The Future of HR:  4 Strategies To Meet Business Challenges & Deliver Maximum Impact On Results

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Overview: Understand the evolution of competencies required for effective HR leadership, and where today's leaders can deliver maximum business impact.

Please Note: Agenda and speakers are subject to change without notice