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2019 Purdue HR Conference

Human Resource Conference

Friday, November 15, 2019

Purdue University Krannert School of Management, West Lafayette, IN


8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Registration – RAWLS 3rd Floor Commons

Concurrent Sessions

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Attaining and Retaining: Recruiting Styles and Techniques

Presenter: Stacey McCreery, MBA

Founder & President, ROI Search Group


Session Description: The purpose of this session is to discuss creative ways of recruiting and adding value and retention. What standards are people relaxing, how do we address attracting our best talent and ensuring we retain our high performers? Learn more.


Location: RAWLS 3058

People Development - When there is nowhere to go – not even up in an organization

Presenter: Hannah Northup, Owner & Principle of Northup HR


Session Description: Many organizations are struggling with not having anywhere for their employees to move “up the ladder” and yet they don’t want to lose them.  How do we develop people in their current roles for the next big thing and are we prepared to potentially let them go for bigger and better opportunities?

In this session, we will discuss this growing issue and help you figure out how to keep your employees engaged while still developing them and learning how to sometimes say goodbye.

Location: RAWLS 3082

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Setting the Pace for Change:

Presenter: Thresette Briggs, President & Chief Performance Officer of Performance 3 (P3)

Session Description: Future HR leaders who will be most successful in the world today - whether in companies, as entrepreneurs, or as community organization leaders - are those who not only can adapt to and navigate chaotic change, but who have capacity to anticipate it and create readiness for setting its pace, while helping others do the same.

In this workshop participants will complete a personal assessment of their change agility and use interactive learning activities and self-reflection to identify and enhance individual focus areas.


Location: RAWLS 3058


Leverage the Strengths of Your Multi-generational Workplace; Increase Engagement, Retention and Maximize Performance Results

Presenter: Angie Woods, SPHR,SHRM-SCP,

Owner of TruStone Resource Group


Session Description: Please join us for an interactive discussion of how to leverage the collective power of the unique generations in our workplace today.   We’ll explore the generational strengths, assets and values of Traditionalists, Boomers, Generations X, Y, and Z and what drives, motivates, and inspires individuals within each.    



Location: RAWLS 308

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Presenter: Erin Brothers, MPA, Director of Consulting Services, Purple Ink


Session Description: Have you heard the term uniqueness + belonging = inclusion? How do we as HR professionals create an environment where people feel the freedom to bring their whole self to work, knowing their ideas will be heard and their contributions will be valued? It’s a tall order!


Creating an inclusive workplace goes beyond diversity to fostering inclusion. In this session we will cover diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and how maintain a strong workplace culture.


Location: RAWLS 3058


Engagement - The Relationship Strategy

Presenter: Vanessa Fields, Senior HR Manager, Keurig Dr. Pepper


Session Description: In this session, you will learn about the importance of building relationships and why leveraging them can positively impact culture, engagement, retention, and the bottom line.


Location: RAWLS 3082

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Networking - Krannert Drawing Room (First Floor)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion on Diversity & Inclusion of Corporate Leadership

  • Cummins
  • Phillips 66
  • GE
  • PepsiCo

Location: Krannert Auditorium


Certified for 4.00 SHRM and HRCI recertification credits. Certificates will be provided on-site to attendees for credit.


Thank you to our speakers!

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