SPEAKERS:

Featured Keynote Speakers

Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling, award-winning journalist, author, and host of "This is Life" on CNN is our Wednesday, September 26th closing speaker.

Before working with CNN, Ling was a field correspondent for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and contributor to ABC News' "Nightline". Lisa was also the first female host of National Geographic's flagship show "Explorer" which sent her to cover the phenomenon of female suicide bombing, the spread of the MS-13 gang—considered the world's most dangerous gang, and the humanitarian crisis inside North Korea.

Lisa was a co-host of ABC Daytime's hit show "The View," which won its first daytime Emmy during her time at the show. In 2011, her acclaimed documentary journalism series, "Our America" with Lisa Ling, was created and began airing on OWN. Ling is the co-author of "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood" and "Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home," which she penned with her sister, Laura. In 2014, President Obama appointed Lisa to the Commission on White House Fellows.

Ling fearlessly stands at the forefront of key issues facing our world and nation today, and through her journalism work brings untold stories to the forefront.  Ling displays fearless leadership characteristics and we are honored to have her as a thought-provoking closing speaker.   

Mike Abrashoff

We are excited and proud to announce that D. Michael Abrashoff, speaker and author of New York Times business best seller It’s Your Ship, Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy will be the keynote presenter on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Abrashoff’s story puts him in the middle of one of the most innovative and organizational transformations in Navy history. At the age of 36, Mike Abrashoff assumed the position of Commander of the USS Benfold. At the time the USS Benfold didn’t have a great reputation as high turnover, poor morale and lack of ownership among the crew was present. Within a year, Abrashoff took this ship, likely the worst performing ship in the Navy, and moved it to rank as number 1 in performance.

The center of this change is due to Abrashoff changing his leadership style and influencing culture working with the crew he had. His message is clear as leadership matters and culture is everything. 

Mike is author of three books.  It’s Your Ship, has sold more than one million copies. His more recent books, It’s Our Ship and Get Your Ship Together, show how business leaders have implemented lessons learned from the USS Benfold into their own organizations.

Johnny Taylor, Jr

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR professional society. He previously served a two-year term as Chair of the SHRM Board of Directors in 2005 and 2006.

Mr. Taylor has roots here in North Carolina; Charlotte to be exact.  When, Taylor, took over as Chair of the SHRM Board of Directors at just 36 years old, he was a rising star within the Charlotte corporate and civic scene.  

He currently serves on the corporate board of Gallup, the leader in organizational consulting and public opinion research, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

With an impressive background in corporate and not-for-profit businesses we are excited to have Mr. Taylor kick off our conference on Monday, September 24th with inspiration and words of wisdom on his leading with courage experience. 

Steve Gilliland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rated one of SHRM's Top Speakers and heard daily on Sirius XM - Laugh US we are THRILLED to welcome Steve Gilliland as one of our Keynote Speakers for Pinehurst 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MASTERS SERIES:

Join us for the 2018 Masters Series!  We will have a pre-conference and a post-conference speaker to deliver you with a series that will leave you feeling empowered and engaged!

 

Pre-conference - Master Series - Sunday, September 23rd 2:30pm – 4:30 pm

From Stretched Too Thin to Thriving - Jessica Turner, Author of The Fringe Hours

 

Do you ever feel stretched too thin?  How can you continue to be a good leader when you are balancing every scope of your day? For many working professionals, the juggling act of work, home management, family responsibilities is overwhelming.  However, it is possible to thrive in these areas, feeling intense satisfaction in your personal and professional life.  Discover how to overcome the hustle and truly thrive as a working professional in high pressured situations while staying focused and productive.  With candid stories and practical solutions, Jessica’s inspiring message will encourage you to live a better and more fulfilled life.  These steps will help become the leader who leaves a legacy.

Workplace stress is costing businesses more than $300 billion dollars and is leading to absenteeism, turnover and increased healthcare costs.  In this busy world of ours, the mind is constantly pulled from pillar to post leaving thoughts and emotions array causing the stress, high strung and anxiety within our days.  Techniques that allow you to take five minutes here and ten minutes there for yourself will allow us to lead more productive lives.

Jessica N. Turner is the author of the best-selling book, The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, which encourages individuals to practice self-care and make time for their passions. Jessica practices what she preaches as she juggles writing a popular lifestyle blog, being a mommy of three and working a full-time professional position.   She founded her blog The Mom Creative in 2006 and is a trusted voice with numerous brands including Southwest Airlines, Maytag, P&G, World Market, etc.   Jessica is an award-winning marketing professional and currently is working for one of the nation’s top health care institutions developing social media and content strategy. 

The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, gives readers the ability to discover the secrets of finding fringe hours (pockets of time) in everything that they do. Within the book turner addresses barriers to this lifestyle, such as comparison and guilt and demonstrates how eliminating these feelings and making changes to one’s schedule will make the reader a better leader, spouse, friend, parent.

 

 

Post-conference - Wednesday, September 26th from 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Culture Drives Engagement - Next Stop - Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work List

Earl Springer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP started with Sheetz in 1983 as a Manager Trainee in Chambersburg, PA. Mr. Springer is credited with bringing the Meals to Order - MTO concept to life in a moment of innovation and team work.  Today, Earl has been with Sheetz more than 35 years and is currently serving as the Manager, of Employee Programs within the Corporate HR department. Within this role, Earl oversees onboarding, training, recognition and employee engagement.

 

This master series session will focus how to use recognition to help build a culture of engagement.  Session topics will surround strategy in helping to retain and attract the best employees, to engage and accelerate performance.  Participants will learn the basics of appreciation – frequency, specifics, and timeliness; what surveys tell us about employee engagement; and reasons for lack of employee acknowledgement.  Recognition ideas will be discussed and shared. Being a legendary leader is about building and appreciating the team.  It all starts here!

 

Sheetz a family owned organization headquartered in Altoona, PA with more than 565 stores and 18,200 of employees. Sheetz was recently renamed one of the Fortune Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranked No 66. Sheetz is an organization familiar with these coveted positions showing up on the Top 100 Best Places to work lists repeatedly for millennials and women within the states they operate.  Sheetz absolutely has a story of family and how that culture can build a winning team.

NCSHRM has a tradition of using educational conference sessions as a platform for support and innovation in the field of human resources. We look for contributors who are willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment in the spirit of the profession. Your participation helps us to educate all HR professionals and mentor our future HR leader.

Sunday

Speaker

Presentation

HR Level

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jessica Turner, Blogger, Mother, Author

From Stretched Too Thin to Thriving - Master Series Session - (Tickets Sold Separately)


Monday

Speaker

Presentation


11:00 am - 12:45 p.m.

Mr. Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Society of HR Management

Opening General Keynote Session


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session




David Huff, The Peak 1 Group

The Leadership Lens: A photographer’s perspective on the art of leadership

Introduction


Maureen Bertolo, IN Resources, Inc.

Team Building for Everyone! Creating an Environment of Inclusion, respect & personal responsibility

Introduction


Cornell Thomas, Cornell Thomas, Professional Speaker, Coach & Author

The Power Of Positivity "Controlling Where The Ball Bounces"

Introduction


Paul Kearns, CPR Consultants: The Response Institute

EMERGENCY Leader - Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Automated External Defibrillator in the Workplace.

Introduction


Jeremy Stephenson, Golding Holden Pope Attorneys

Worker Comp, ADA, FMLA and Benefits: Lead Your Way Out

Intermediate


Cole Wilson, HEALTHWORKS

How Medication Adherence and Specialty Drugs Impact Employer Healthcare Costs

Introduction

2:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.


Beverage Break


3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session




Val Boston, Boston and Associates LLC

Respect for Differences in the Workplace

Advanced


Jerrod Murr, Paradigm Shift

Work-Life Balance

Introduction


Tara Lynn Foster, Leading Confidently

The Confident Leader: Creating Loyalty, Inspiring Success

Introduction


Dana Meyer, Manpower Group Solutions

Aligning Talent Acquisition Technology to Your Candidate Pool: Can You Make a Love Connection?

Introduction


Paul Endress, Maximum Advantage

Hiring Superstars: Using assessments to put the right person in every job

Intermediate


RESERVED TBA


Introduction

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session




Cara Silletto, Crescendo Strategies

Staying Power: Why Employees Leave and How to Keep Them Longer

Introduction


Ryan McCarty, Culture of Good

How giving employees permission to care drives recruiting, retention and saves money.

Intermediate


Bill Scheidt, Sewa Beats North America

Music as a Metaphor for Leadership Success

Intermediate


Dr. William Lewis, Zeroin HR Solutions, LLC

7 Shades of Happy: Creating a Highly Engaged, Happy and Inclusive Workgroup

Intermediate


Deb Westphal, Toffler Associates

Social Shifts Driving a Human-Centric Organization

Introduction


RESERVED TBA



5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.


Grand Opening Reception - HR Marketplace Expo Hall






Tuesday

Speaker

Presentation

HR Level

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


Breakfast Break


7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session




Val Boston, Boston and Associates, LLC

Diversity and Inclusion - Respect for Differences in the Workplace

Intermediate


Nancy Appleman-Vassil, APLS Group

18 Common Mistakes Leaders Make

Intermediate


Josef Martens, Katalysor, LLC

The Human Elements of Innovation - Connecting HR more with the C-Suite and the Organization's Strategy

Advanced


Dallas Romanowski, Performance Culture

Build a Culture of Accountability and Team Chemistry through your Performance Management Process

Advanced


Darren Dupriest, Validity Screening Solutions

Criminal Records: What To Do When Your Applicant Has One

Introduction

8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Mr. Steve Gilliland

Keynote Speaker Session


9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Beverage Break / Snack Attack


10:30 am -11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session




Amy Climer, Climer Consulting

How to Develop Creative Teams

Intermediate


Jerrod Murr, Paradigm Shift

Us vs. Them

Introduction


Dr. Holly Latty-Mann, The Leadership Trust

How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Build Trust and High-Performing Teams

Introduction


Jim Bitterle, EDSI

Winning the War for Talent (Ted Talk Style)

Intermediate


Jennifer Milak, Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP

Equal Pay: Get Ahead of the Next Big Issue

Intermediate


Stefan Belhomme, College Plan Today

The changing landscape of Employer Provided Education Benefits

Intermediate

11:45 am - 12:45 p.m.


Early Lunch (Buffet)


11:45 am - 12:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session




Geoffrey Shear, Access Communications

Acting with Respect

Intermediate


Michael Reddington, Wicklander-Zulawski

Disciplined Listening: Lessons in Leadership from the Interview Room

Intermediate


Justin Hale, VitalSmarts

How To Turn High Potential Into High Performance

Advanced


Veronica Fleury, McAngus Goudelock & Courie

Workers' Compensation for HR Professionals

Intermediate


Nancy Appleman-Vassil, APLS Group

18 Common Mistakes Leaders Make

Intermediate


RESERVED TBA



1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Late Lunch (Buffet)


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session




Amy Climer, Climer Consulting

Leading Legendary Innovation

Intermediate


Jerrod Murr, Paradigm Shift

Cross-Generational Leadership: Bridging the Gap from Boomers to Gen Z

Introduction


Kathy Parry, KathyParry.com Wellness Roadtrip, LLC

Rubber Band Resilience: How HR Professionals Can Stretch without Snapping During Disruptive Events

Introduction


Molly Shah, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Advanced Issues and Complex Relationships Involved with Background Checks

Intermediate


Kai Ehnes, Kai-Zen Consciousness

Understanding the Six Human Needs In Order To Prevent Employee Turnover

Advanced


RESERVED TBA



2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session




Marlin Smith, Mandrake HR Consulting

Management Lessons I Learned from My Children

Intermediate


Anessa Fike, AF Recruiting, LLC

How Does It Feel? Journey Mapping the Candidate Experience

Intermediate


Nicole Greer, Vibrant Coaching

Vibrant Leadership: The Art of Legendary Leadership

Intermediate


James Lehman, Results Driven Consulting, LLC

Leading in the Gig Economy

Introduction


Michael Reddington, Wicklander-Zulawski

The Same Difference: Embracing a Value Driven Approach to Workplace Relationships

Intro-Advanced


Dr. Jenny Love, Hill Chesson Woody

Wellbeing & Opioids: Controlling an Epidemic in the Workplace

Advanced

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


Beverage Break / Snack Attack


3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Mr. Michael Abrashoff

Keynote Speaker Session


6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Legendary Lawn Party






Wednesday

Speaker

Presentation

HR Level

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Breakfast Buffet


7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session




Jeff Kortes, Human Asset Management, LLC

Making Millennials Great...5 Pillars for Building the Next Generation

Intermediate


Dr. Wini Curley, EarthRisk, Inc.

The Appreciation Experiment: An Innovative Training Approach to Build Team Trust, Performance, and Resilience

Introduction


RESERVED TBA




RESERVED TBA



8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Concurrent Session




Elaine Martin, Power of Diversity

Effective Integration of Transgender Employees

Introduction


Mitch Warner, The Arbinger Institute

To Keep Top Talent, Turn Outward

Intro-Intermediate


Gracie Johnson-Lopez, Diversity & HR Solutions

Unconscious Bias: Preparing HR Today for Tomorrow

Advanced


Haven Carter, Haven E. Carter

Mindfulness: Secret Skill of Legendary Leaders

Introduction


Deb Shigley, Shigley Solutions

Performance Management is NOT an Annual Event

Intermediate


Joanne Forbes, Hill Chesson Woody

Competing as a Destination Employer

Advanced

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Session




Sarah Levitt, Sarah Levitt Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker

Magnificent Leadership - Keys to Success

Intro-Advanced


Cindy-Ann Thomas, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Sexism At Work in 2018: From Breaking News to Breaking Norms

Intro-Advanced


Sheryl Simmons, Maestro Health

Past the Healthcare Tipping Point: Proving the Value of the Self-Funded Model to the C-Suite

Intermediate


Jeff Kortes, Human Asset Management, LLC

Give Your Employees C.R.A.P...the Success Formula for Building Employee Loyalty

Intermediate


Tom Cooper, BrightHill Group

Becoming a Person of Influence

Introduction


Kati Davis, MedCost Benefit Services

Wellness @ Work: A Total Health Approach

Introduction

10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lisa Ling

Closing Keynote Speaker Session






1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Earl Springer

Culture Drives Engagement - Master Series Session (Tickets Sold Separately)

 

 

 

 

Conference Schedule - Tentative

Sunday, September 23, 2018

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.* - Master Series – From Stretched Too Thin to Thriving – Jessica Turner, Author - The Fringe Hours

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Information Opens

*Registration for Master Series attendees will open one hour prior to the Master Series presentation on Sunday, 9/24.

 

Monday, September 24, 2018

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Wellness Opportunity

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration/Information Open

11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Opening General Session Keynote

12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. HR Marketplace Expo Hall Open

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Marketplace Expo

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Beverage Break

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Grand Opening Reception – HR Marketplace Expo Hall

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Wellness Opportunity

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration/Information Open

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Keynote Session – Mr. Steve Gilliland

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. HR Marketplace Expo Hall Open

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Beverage Break/Snack Attack

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Early Lunch  (Buffet)

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Late Lunch (Buffet)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Beverage Break/Snack Attack

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Keynote Session

 

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. – Legendary Lawn Party – Take a step back in time for an Old Fashion Lawn Party. Half Past Six in the evening we will welcome gentlemen and ladies to the Carolina Vista lawn for lawn games, sizzling appetizers, tasty treats and some old fashion fun awaits.  We invite you to wear your fancy frocks if you desire. Come prepared to network and enjoy your evening as the jazz band plays in the background.   

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration/Information Open

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Hearty Breakfast)

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

9:15 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Re-hydration Break

9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closing General Keynote Session  

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Master Series – Culture Drives Engagement – Next Stop – Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work List. – Mr. Earl Springer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Manager of Employee Programs, Sheetz