Conferences

HR: Forging Our Future in the Magic City

May 20 – 23, 2018
Birmingham, Alabama

 


Gary Huckabee “Are We Having Fun Yet”
Karim Ellis – “Game Time: How to Create Massive Success Before You Roll the Dice”
Kristen Scroggin – “Generational Diversity”
Kandice Taylor-Sherwood – “How Full Is Your Bucket”


Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7095

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/IPMAHR (reservations link)

Experience the undeniable energy of Alabama’s biggest city at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. Located in Birmingham’s vibrant Uptown District. The Sheraton’s location offer access to many of Birmingham’s attractions, including the Birmingham Zoo (3 miles), Regions Field (1.6 miles), home of the Birmingham Barons, Civil Rights Institute (0.6 miles), just to name a few. The Sheraton Birmingham has a direct connection to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex where the 2018 Southern Region Conference will be held.

The Sheraton has several room options available.

A courtesy shuttle is offered to and from the Birmingham Airport between the hours of 6 am and 11 pm.


Sunday

Join us for a warm welcome to the Alabama-hosted Southern Region Conference. Enjoy light appetizers and drinks while listening to some music and talking with friends. Finish your evening off with a visit to the hospitality suite and/or a nice stroll through the Uptown District.
http://www.uptownbham.com/explore/ (UPTOWN DISTRICT)

Monday

Come enjoy a reception at the Cantina Laredo Rooftop hosted by the Oklahoma Chapter. Enjoy light appetizers, drinks and music with the host of the 2019 Southern Region Conference.
https://www.cantinalaredo.com/location/birmingham/ (CANTINA LAREDO)

Tuesday

Join us for an evening at Sloss Furnaces, a National Historic Landmark. Sloss Furnances was once the largest manufacturer of pig iron in the world. It stands today just as it did in the late 19th century – a monument to the Industrial Revolution. Guest can enjoy a walk through this amazing landmark.
http://www.slossfurnaces.com/ (Sloss Furnaces)

Top your evenings off with a visit to the hospitality suite where you can mingle with friends and enjoy light snacks and drinks.


Full conference registration fee: $315 if registered by March 31, 2018. $340 if registering after March 31, 2018.

Monday only: $150 by 03/31/2018. $200 after 03/31/2018
Tuesday only: $150 by 03/31/2018. $200 after 03/31/2018
Wednesday only: $75 by 03/31/2018. $125 after 03/31/2018

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Registration cancellation information:

Full refund (less $10 processing fee) will be made on cancellations received by April 30, 2018. No refunds will be granted after April 30, 2018.

If you are unable to pay for your register online, a check must be received 15 days after registration or your registration will be cancelled. Please mail checks to “Southern Region IPMA-HR, c/o Brian Jepson, HR Program Manager, Oklahoma Water Resources Board, 3800 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118.

Registration questions?

Contract Andrea Roberson at 251-580-1635 or arider@baldwincountyal.gov. We will make every attempt to return your call or email within 2 business days.

Sunday, May 20th

  • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm     IPMA-HR Southern Region/Alabama Chapter Conference Registration
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm     President’s Reception
  • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm    Hospitality Suite

Monday, May 21st

  • 7:00 am – 4:00 pm      Registration Open
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am       Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am       Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am     Opening Keynote:  Are We Having Fun Yet – Speaker, Gary Huckabee
  • 10:10 am – 10:30 am    Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am    Concurrent Educational Sessions
  •                                          Leading from the HR Position/Talent Management – Speaker, Gary Huckabee
  •                                          Creating a Culture of Listeners – Speaker, Tim Hast
  •                                          Trends in the Benefits Arena – Speaker, Bo Hartsfield – Sponsored by Cobbs Allen
  • 11:30 am – 1:10 pm       Awards Luncheon
  • 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm        Legislative Update – Speaker, Neil Reichenberg
  • 1:50 pm – 2:00 pm       Stretch Break
  • 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm       Afternoon Keynote:  Game Time: How to Create Massive Success Before You Roll the Dice – Speaker, Karim Ellis
  • 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm       Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
  • 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm       Concurrent Educational Sessions
  •                                         Social Media/Off-duty Misconduct – Speaker, Matt Stiles
  •                                         Strategic Planning – Speaker, Tim Hast
  •                                        TBD
  • 4: 15 pm                         Adjourn
  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm      Oklahoma Chapter Reception – Cantina Laredo

Tuesday, May 22nd

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am      Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am    Welcome
  •                                          Tuesday Keynote:  Generational Diversity – Speaker, Kristen Scroggin
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am    Concurrent Educational Sessions
  •                                          Professional Communication and Behavior – Speaker, Kristen Scroggin
  •                                          Alternative to High Volume Oral Interviews – Speaker, Chad Legal
  •                                        TBD
  • 11:30 am – 1:15 pm       Luncheon
  • 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm        Concurrent Educational Sessions
  •                                          Conquering Virtual Mind Blocks – Speaker, Steve Haffner
  •                                          Productive Conflict – Speaker, Lori King-Taylor
  •                                        TBD
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm      Refreshment Break and Door Prizes in Exhibit Hall
  • 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm       Concurrent Educational Sessions
  •                                          Conquering Virtual Mind Blocks – Continued
  •                                          Bulling in the Workplace – Speaker, Lori King-Taylor
  •                                        TBD
  • 4:15 pm                          Adjourn
  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm      Alabama Recption – Sloss Furnaces
  • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm    Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, May 23rd

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am       Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – 9:45 am       Legal Update – Speaker, Richard Lehr, Esq.
  • 9:45 am – 10:00 am     Refreshment Break
  • 10:00 am – 11:15 am    Closing Keynote: How Full Is Your Bucket – Speaker, Kandice Taylor-Sherwood
  • 11:15 am                         Adjourn

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