2012 MN SHRM State Conference
October 14, 2012 through October 16, 2012
The Minnesota SHRM 2012 State Conference “Empowering People Through Knowledge" will be held in Rochester, MN, October 14-16 at the Mayo Civic Center. After three years away, Minnesota SHRM is happy to return to the southern part of the state for this great event.
Conference Presentations & Handouts Now Available ~ Click HERE
The MN SHRM 2012 Conference is building on the great event of last year and bringing in great speakers from across the U.S. From specialists in topics to thought provokers we’ve only read or heard about, this year’s event is going to be a “can’t miss” on your calendar.
- 2nd Annual Well-Being Awards
- Sponsored By
- Master of Ceremonies - Dwane Lay
- 40-50 breakout sessions
- Huge vendor hall
- Monday night party
- Return of the fun & popular Meet-Meme cards
- and so much more!
Keynote Speakers and Featured Breakout Speakers
Sunday's Well-Being Awards Keynote:
Diane Sieg works with people who want to stop living their lives like an emergency! Emergency Living is full of panic, chaos and crisis care-taking. It keeps us moving at warp speed, multi-tasking and always thinking about the next thing. Emergency Living prevents us from paying attention to what is really important, the here and now. It keeps us busy, it keeps us frantic, it keeps us tired.
Monday Morning Keynote:
Joe Gerstandt is the sage consultant. He’s a middle-aged white guy who is a national thought-leader on issues of diversity and inclusion–need we say more? He brings a unique and powerful perspective to everything he does. The core of Joe’s work is to help organizations solve issues of diversity, culture and innovation through consulting, training and speaking. Listening to Joe speak, you will hear tales of his days as a U.S. Marine and Gulf War veteran blended with his experience in sales, education, and community-building. To say that Joe is intense and passionate about his work would be an understatement. He is one part professor, one part philosopher, and one part “not quite right.” Be prepared.
Jason Lauritsen is the reformed corporate guy. For nearly a decade, he spent his days in the belly of the beast as a corporate Human Resources leader where he had to actually “walk the talk” each day. Today, he consults with organizations to help them transform how they approach talent and leadership development. Since his first management job as a corn detasseling team leader at age 13, Jason has been studying people and why they do what they do. Classically impatient, curious and well groomed, Jason’s early career was a rapid progression of sales and management roles including launching, leading, and ultimately selling a small business in his mid-twenties. He’s a leader, sales guy, entrepreneur, and corporate executive–all rolled up in one.
Tuesday Morning Keynote:
Cy Wakeman is a dynamic keynote speaker advocating a revolutionary new approach to leadership. Her groundbreaking ideas are featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and SHRM.com. She is a significant thought leader with entertaining podcasts and is a favorite expert blogger on FastCompany.com and Forbes.com. She is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious World HR Congress Leadership Excellence award for her innovative thought leading contributions in the HR Community. Her book, Reality Based Leadership – Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, & Turn Excuses Into Results (Jossey-Bass, 2010) is receiving rave reviews nationwide. For more information, visit cywakeman.com.
Featured Breakout Speakers:
Dwane Lay William Tincup Jay Kuhns
And many more!
20 2nd Avenue Southwest
Rochester, MN 55902
To reserve online: Welcome MNSHRM Group to the Kahler Grand Hotel
Room Rate: $90/night & includes Free Parking
Also: MN SHRM Members get 15% Restaurant Discount at Grand Grill & Martini’s
Hilton Garden Inn - SOLD OUT
225 South Broadway
To reserve online: goo.gl/V7skx
Room Rate: $105/night
DoubleTree By Hilton - SOLD OUT
150 South Broadway
To reserve online: goo.gl/Fzpt0
Room rate: $115/night
Vendors & Sponsors
Minnesota SHRM has one of the largest vendor halls in the Midwest. If your company/organization would like to join in being a vendor and/or sponsor to the 2012 Minnesota SHRM Conference, please connect with either our Conference Directors or A&N Convention Services.
Josh Rock - firstname.lastname@example.org
David Wheeler - email@example.com
A&N Convention Services
If you have any additional questions regarding the conference, visit the Contact Us link above.
Attendee Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received by Sept 15 to get 50% back. Any after that date, fees will not be refunded. Cancellations can be submitted via email or standard mail. In very special circumstances, we have held the registration over a year, confirmed by an email from the Conference and/or State Director, which the attendee must present to get the next year. Registration fees can be transferred to another attendee.