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ASHRM Annual Seminar

    August 22, 2013

    We hope you will join us for Acadiana's most informative & fun HR event of the year!

    Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management "Super HeRoes" Annual HR Seminar & Expo

    When?          Thursday, September 12th, 7:30am - 3:30pm
    Where?         Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette
    Why?           5 dynamic speakers, HRCI recertification credits, networking with your favorite HR friends, and lots of prizes, giveaways and FUN!


    Dwane Lay - Lean HR: Applying Process Excellence
    Head of HR Process Design at Dovetail Software; Speaker; Author of Lean HR

    “Lean” principles have been used for years in the manufacturing world, and have started to make an impact in the office as well. These tools can provide the foundation to building a systematic approach to improving your HR practice and lowering costs. In this presentation, HR practitioners will be guided through an overview of the basics of Lean, how to use the most common tools, and how to then leverage them to bring an element of process excellence to their HR department. With a few simple templates, some common sense, and a willingness to question the current state, great strides can be made in reducing costs and improving effectiveness in HR departments of any size!

    Breakout Sessions:

    1. Jan Risher & Richard Spoon - Team Renaissance: Building Exceptional Teams                                                                                                                                                                            

    Authors of Team Renaissance: The Art, Science and Politics of Great Team

    In this session you will learn the Art, Science and Politics of Great Teams. The presentation will include stories, specifics and immediate take-aways, crafted to illustrate and explain the dynamics of great teams—and how to create those change-producing forces in teams everywhere.

    (B) Sybil Bogardus - Health Care Reform – What Has NOT Changed for 2014 and Beyond
    Hub International/ Chief Compliance Officer Western Region

    In this session, Sybil will discuss the latest changes to the ACA regulations, what has changed and what has NOT changed and what to expect of the upcoming changes. You will leave will specific "to-do's" and a timeline with which to do them.

    Maria Manuel - KAPOW*^*SPLATT*^*WHAM*^* Fighting the Darkness with Legal Updates
    Attorney for Onebane Law Firm

    This session will provide you with labor and employment law updates at the federal and state level. The United States Supreme Court has spoken on healthcare and immigration. The federal agencies continue to push enforcement efforts. The Louisiana Legislature has imposed new requirements on employers. Participate in this session to learn what you need to know to stay in compliance with your legal obligations.

    7:30-8:30am          Registration, Coffee and Breakfast & Exhibits
    8:30-10:00am        Lean HR: Applying Process Excellence - Dwane Lay
    10:00-10:30am       Break/HR Expo/Networking
    10:30am-12noon    Breakout Sessions:

    1. TEAM Renaissance: Building Exceptional Teams - Jan Risher & Richard Spoon
    2. Health Care Reform – What Has NOT Changed for 2014 and Beyond - Sybil Bogardus

    12-1:30pm             Lunch/HR Expo Giveaways/Networking
    1:30-3:00pm          KAPOW*^*SPLATT*^*WHAM*^* Fighting the Darkness        

                                  with Legal Updates – Maria Manuel
    3:00-3:30pm          Grand Prize(s) Drawing/ASHRM Scholarship Presentation, Closing

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