Monday April 15, 2024
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
LRHR Committee Meeting (Committee Members only)
Tuesday April 16, 2024
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Opening Session and Welcoming Remarks
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Biden National Labor Relations Board is pushing beyond traditional boundaries in its effort to transform federal labor policy affecting both union and non-union workplaces. This session will review the most significant recent developments and discuss other potential future changes.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Employers have always been in a war for talent. Finding, recruiting, and retaining the best talent has always been a struggle whatever the environmental factors.

In the current environment, with several different generations in the workplace, those difficulties are amplified as the generations are looking for different options for their compensation and benefits. The session will discuss some of the latest options in compensation and benefits, how they appeal to various generations, how to incorporate them into an employer’s total rewards program, and how to avoid any compliance or enforcement traps in the process.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session includes an discussion of the latest trends from the lens of the EEOC and updates to EEOC guidance for employers navigating the landscape of compliance. Attendees will learn an insider’s perspective on how to best prepare a respondent’s EEOC position statement and other helpful best practices.
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Conference Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
The State of the Industry
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
In this illuminating panel discussion, seasoned Chief Human Resources Officers will share invaluable career insights, addressing the multifaceted challenges inherent in HR leadership roles. The discussion showcases personal journeys and delves into the competencies crucial for success in today's dynamic business landscape, lessons learned and career-defining choices.
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Coffee Break
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
Trust is the cornerstone of effective employee relations, acting as a critical element that influences organizational success and employee well-being. It fosters a culture of mutual respect and enhances employee engagement and loyalty. In environments where trust prevails, companies experience increased productivity, innovation, lower turnover, and reduced employee risk. Join us for an engaging discussion that goes beyond traditional ER approaches, offering practical insights into building and maintaining trust in the workplace. In this session, we will:
• Explore insights from the latest research on establishing trust in the workplace.
• Discover why employees now expect transparency from their leaders.
• Understand how employee relations is emerging as a key factor in driving retention, the employee experience, and employee well-being.
• Hear how two prominent organizations have developed an innovative blueprint for establishing trustworthy employee relations.
• Learn how AI is shaping employee relations and the crucial considerations to be mindful of in this emerging area.
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Join us for an insightful and comprehensive session on the latest developments in employment law that will shape the workplace environment in 2024. In this dynamic update, we will explore recent legislative changes, landmark court decisions, and emerging trends that directly impact employers and HR professionals.
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Evening Reception
Wednesday April 17, 2024
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Conference Breakfast
07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
Skilled negotiators deploy power, influence, and persuasion (PIP) techniques daily.

These techniques are powerful, and science based. They do not require coercion, intimidation or hierarchical authority. They simply require strategic deployment. Once deployed on the unsuspecting target, the brain is triggered, and a quick “yes” is procured. That quick yes is a missed opportunity for MORE.

This PIP session will be built around a mutually beneficial mindset. We do not support manipulation. We support creating MORE together. More confidence. More trust. More opportunity. More value.

Learning objectives include the development and delivery of tools on how to deploy PIP strategically. These tools can defend against unethical manipulators, while also paving the path to creating MORE internally, or externally.
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM
Join us for an engaging panel discussion featuring expert labor relations professionals who have successfully navigated the complexities of the field. This session offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into the triumphs and challenges that shaped their careers. Our expert panel will delve into the intricacies of labor relations, sharing their experiences, strategies for success, and the issues that keep them up at night.
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM
Coffee Break
09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
With all the buzz about workplace mental health, it can be hard to know where to start. In this session, we will discuss how to talk to your employees about mental health, understand the mental health warning signs, and be able to clearly communicate support and resources. Starting with these three tasks can have a dramatic impact on employee wellbeing. With brand new employee polling data, NAMI is helping to guide the way to mentally healthier workplaces for everyone. Join us for a discussion on how to dig into the workplace mental health journey!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Discussion on navigating the unique landscape, our approach, and lessons learned from bargaining.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Conference Adjournment