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Mar 27

Strategic HR: Become the HR Business Partner your Organization Needs

March 27

Whispering Springs Golf Club - 380 Whispering Springs Drive, Fond du Lac | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Over the last 10 years the role of HR has increasingly become more critical to a company’s success in achieving their business strategy. Whether the goal is organic growth or acquisition, cost containment or expansion, increased productivity or customer satisfaction, the HR programs and policies you deploy are critical to ensuring people are aligned around the objectives. Past practice of developing a standalone HR strategy runs the risk of missing critical business factors that may be in conflict with or commit the organization to activities that don’t have a direct impact on the business strategy. All of which results in a diminution of the impact and value that HR can bring.

This presentation explores an approach to strategic planning which focuses on picking one of the five primary HR pillars of Talent Management, Rewards, Selection, Compliance and Engagement, and then building strategies and actions around that pillar that unite the other pillars in a collaborative way to achieve business strategy.

At the conclusion of this presentation HR Leaders and Administrators will:
• Understand the linkage between the HR Pillars and how to ensure they work in collaboration.
• Identify the primary HR pillar that supports their Company’s Business Strategy 

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - Check-in and Lunch
12:00 p.m. - Program

Location: Whispering Springs Golf Club
380 Whispering Springs Drive, Fond du Lac

Cost: $20 for HR Association members, $25 general admission

Registration deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018

Presenter: Regina Kramer
Regina Kramer is the Founder and Chief Executive Coach of Winsight Coaching. For over 25 years’ she has delivered high-impact talent management solutions for complex, multi-national companies. She is passionate about helping each individual optimize their abilities to achieve their personal / professional goals and meet the challenges of today’s business environment. As a prior Senior Executive herself, she is ideally suited to help her clients navigate the complex, global business environment to deliver bottom line results.

She holds an MLIR from Michigan State University, and a BS in Psychology from Aquinas College. Regina is a member of, and an ACC certified coach, with the International Coaching Federation.

Regina’s “All is Possible” mantra coupled with her charismatic personality is contagious, inspiring her clients to reach for their not so impossible dream.

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Apr 24

Engagement & Retention: Improving the Employee Experience

April 24

Whispering Springs Golf Club - 380 Whispering Springs Drive, Fond du Lac | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Engagement results are in, and they aren’t pretty. Now what? Recent studies show that less than 40% of employees are fully engaged at work. That directly impacts productivity and profitability, and it leaves your employees wide open to other job opportunities. This session will equip you with best practices for creating targeted action plans that increase employee engagement.

  • Use engagement survey data to drive engagement initiatives.
  • Discover how to overcome common roadblocks to employee engagement.
  • Create a long-term, employee engagement plan.

Cost: $20 for HR Association Members, $25 General Admission

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

About the Presenter: Kristie Haase
Kristie Haase’s passion is strengthening the relationship between employee and employer to meet business needs. She bases her approach on Kelley and Thibaut’s Interdependence Theory and Rusbult’s Investment model. Both hold the premise that an individual’s commitment to an organization is determined by a combination of three factors – satisfaction, investment, and alternatives. Kristie’s mission is to align satisfaction and investment as well as realistically evaluate alternatives for both employee and employer. The result: a satisfied, engaged employee committed to the organization. While an undergraduate student, Kristie worked as an assistant to Dr. Caryl Rusbult on the Investment Model Scale.

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May 04

Professional Development: Leadercast 2018

May 4

Evergreen Retirement Community, 1130 Westfield Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902 | 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Be a part of an extraordinary event that will make you an even better leader. Leadercast Live is the largest, one-day leadership event on the planet, with more than 100,000 current visionaries and future world-changers attending each year.

This year, attendees will gather at more than 700 locations in 20 countries to be inspired to develop their leadership skills and master the fine art of achieving great things.

The world is looking for great leaders to follow.

In order to become those leaders to the outside, we have to lead ourselves first. We must walk the walk. It's like the flight attendants tell us: "Please remember to wear your own oxygen mask before helping others."

In 2018, Leadercast will focus on that very concept. How do you lead yourself effectively? How do you develop your core principles and values so that your leadership is an outpouring of your innermost self? And how much more will those who follow you benefit from your leadership when you lead yourself well? Throughout the year, a variety of live events, digital learning platforms, and interactive tools will explore these questions to help you understand how to lead yourself first.

At Leadercast Live 2018, the speakers who will take the stage will inspire you to lead yourself well first so you can better lead your families, organizations, and communities after. This includes author and speaker Michael Hyatt, who will share his thoughts on personal productivity, authentic leadership, and how to build more margin into your life. Michael's leadership and personal coaching is highly sought after, and it's a gift to learn how to lead ourselves from someone who practices what he preaches. 


  • Jen Bricker – Acrobat, Aerialist, Author, and Speaker
  • Ian Cron – Bestselling Author, Psychotherapist, Enneagram Teacher, and Speaker
  • Tripp Crosby – Comedian, Director, and Host of Leadercast 2018
  • Michael Hyatt – Author, Speaker, and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company
  • Dr. Mae Jemison – Engineer, Physician, and NASA Astronaut
  • Jim Loehr, Ed. D. – Co-Founder of the Human Performance Institute
  • Carey Lohrenz – US Navy Pilot, Speaker, and Trainer
  • Andy Stanley – Leadership Communicator and Bestselling Author
Who Should Attend:
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Anyone in a leadership role
Attend Leadercast to receive a wide array of valuable benefits, including the opportunity to:
  • Get empowered by world-class speakers who show you how to become a more effective leader
  • Let each of these speakers provide you with useful takeaways, including digital summaries you can share when you return to the office
  • Surround yourself with other leaders who share your passion for learning and leading
  • Focus solely on self-improvement by removing yourself from your work environment and immersing yourself in the event
  • Spark your creativity and fill yourself with fire-in-the-belly determination to drive your team to new levels of achievement
  • See why leading yourself is a vital prerequisite to leading others
Also, lunch is provided – perfect for networking with colleagues and the leaders you’ve just met.

  • Early bird pricing: (now until March 31st, 2018) – $80.00/attendee
  • Regular pricing: (April 1st, 2018 until 150 tickets are sold out) – $90.00/attendee

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May 22

Mental Health Awareness: Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

May 22

Whispering Springs Golf Club - 380 Whispering Springs Drive, Fond du Lac | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This leadership training focuses on the evolution of mental wellness in the workplace and how to create supportive, stigma-free environments that save lives:

• Leadership strategies to engage employees while reducing their anxiety
• Mental health awareness and intervention skills to support employees who are in crisis.
• Solutions to overcome the fear of addressing mental health in the workplace
• How to measurably increase the effectiveness of your wellness programs.

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - Registration and Lunch
12:00 p.m. - Program

Location: Whispering Springs Golf Club
380 Whispering Springs Drive, Fond du Lac

Cost: $20 for HR Association Members, $25 General Admission

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018

About the Presenter: 
Mettie Speiss is an international keynote speaker, nationally certified corporate health coach, and the founder of A World Without Suicide. In 2016, the National Alliance of Mental Health awarded Mettie the Education Advancement Award for her work to end the stigma associated with mental illness by providing education, raising awareness, and promoting recovery.

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Sep 25

Legal Update

September 25

More details coming soon!

Oct 24

Total Rewards: Re-examining Compensation & Benefit Trends

October 24

More details coming soon!

Nov 27

Membership Gala

November 27

More details coming soon!

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