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Concurrent Sessions

Browse the conference concurrent sessions which will educate, illuminate and invigorate. These sessions will allow each attendee at every career level to grow and become a more informed professional.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Session Block 1 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dudes, Do Better: Dismantling Toxic Masculinity At Work Jeff Harry, Rediscover Your Play, Oakland, CA
Employee Well-being: Meeting Workforce Expectations for a Post-pandemic "New Normal" Jonathan Pugh, SBO Consulting, Pinellas Park, FL
Strategies for Managing the Workforce and Workplace of the Future
Josh Franzel, MissionSquare Research Institute, Washington, DC 
Priscilla Wilson, ICMA, Washington, DC
Karen Marshall, City of Rockville, Rockville, MD
Opioid Use Disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act Alyse Bass, USDOJ, Washington, DC
Mentoring: As Easy As Pie Bernadette Costello, BCC Consulting, LLC, Woodbridge, VA
Session Block 2 | 1:30 PM to 2:20 PM
Establish a Financial Wellness Assessment & Training Program for your Employees

Kari Arfstrom, National Association of State Treasurers, Washington, DC

Data and Division: Negotiating Towards Equity with a Wary Workforce Dori Leland, State of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Expecting Top Performance Jerry Clipp, City of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, NC
Retaining Talent in the New World of Work Bob Lavigna, Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement, CPS HR Consulting, Madison, WI
Looking Beyond the "Great Resignation" and Planning for a Great Future Erik Smetana, Gallagher, Nolensville, TN
Session Block 3 | 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM
Building a Better Benefit: Unique Programs That Can Save You Money Terri Evans, Employer Advisory Services, Kingsport, TN
Breakthrough Barriers and Achieve Higher Productivity Through the Neuroscience of Success Julie "Brain Lady" Anderson, Your Best Mind, LLC, Grass Valley, CA
Bias Coaching: Guiding Leaders beyond Unconscious Bias Meloney Sallie-Dosunmu, City of Allentown, Allentown, PA
Virtually Emerging in Fairfax

Robin Baker, Fairfax County Government, Fairfax, VA
Fritz Wiant, Fairfax County Government, Fairfax, VA

Culturally Competent Wellness Program for Public Safety Organizations Christian Macklin, South Metro Fire Rescue, Centennial, CO
Session Block 4 | 4:00 PM to 4:50 PM
Mastering the Art of DEI Transformation

Regina W. Romeo, CPS HR CONSULTING, Sacramento, CA

Change is Hard, Lessons from a Public Sector HR Department Start-Up Ben FitzSimons, Office of Legislative Workplace Relations, Denver, CO
Interviewing & Investigating The "A" Case Charlene McAdory, Strategic Business Solutions, Houston, TX
Second Chance Hiring – You Need the Employees...They Need the Work Anthony Roberts, City of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Elevate: Reimagine and Integrate Your Talent Strategy!

Dr. Trish Holliday, Holliday Kenning, Inc, Gallatin, TN
Lucinda Kenning, Holliday Kenning, Inc, Oklahoma City, OK

"You Should've Put A Ring On It": An Organization's Lessons On The Impact Of Dis-Engagement Andrea Lewis, Human Capital Services, LLC, Chelsea, AL

Friday, September 30, 2022

Session Block 5 | 10:10 AM to 11:00 AM
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Ashley Harrington, Office of Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, Washington, DC
ABLE Accounts: A New Tool to Support People with Disabilities – Your Employees & Your Community

Eric Ochmanek, ABLE today at the National Association of State Treasurers, Washington, DC

Humanizing Human Resources: An Approach to Operationalizing Equity

Abigail Gadea, City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul, MN
Toni Newborn, City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul, MN

Creativity for Left-Brain Thinkers
Kyle Eastham, 99xCreativity, Stillwater, OK
Destigmatizing Mental Health in the Workplace

Dale Pazdra, City of Coral Springs, Coral Springs, FL

Session Block 6 | 11:10 AM to 12:00 PM
A Kick-Ass Half Is Better Than A Half-Ass Whole! Alonzo Kelly, Kelly Leadership Group, Suamico, WI
ADA Title I: When the ADA, FMLA,  and Workers' Compensation Intersect Monica Kennedy, Clowder Consultants, Colonial Beach, VA
Groundbreaking Alternative Pipelines into Civil Service Careers

Vincent Cordero, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Dana Brown, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

You Can't Make This Up – REALLY!

Mary Rowe, Workplace Results, Milwaukie, OK
Andrea Cutler, WRIPMA-HR, Las Vegas, NV
Sonja Stanchina, IPMA-SCP, MBA, CDE, Contra Costa Water District, Danville, CA

Session Block 7 | 1:40 PM to 2:30 PM
Gender Transition in the Workplace Kelly Postlewait, Esq, City of Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Using Data to Tell Your Story Bob Greene, UKG, St. Augustine, FL
Leading Teams and Adapting to Change Teaa Allston-Bing, City of Douglasville, Douglasville, GA
60-Day Hiring Model

Steve Rose, County of Nevada, Nevada City, CA
Susan Kadera, County of Nevada, Nevada City, CA

Emerging into the Future in Fairfax

Fritz Wiant, Fairfax County Government, Fairfax, VA

Session Block 8 | 2:35 PM to 3:25 PM
Resistance is Fertile (Not Futile) P. Jeff Mulitalo, 6P Leadership, Farmington, UT
Virtual Training Hacks! How to Keep your Zoom Audience Engaged and Motivated Pete Blank, Personnel Board of Jefferson County (AL), Birmingham, AL
What's Your Dream?: Empowering, Engaging and Retaining our Workforce Jolene Church, DJC Consulting, Chico, CA
It's Not Burnout; It's Betrayal – A New Paradigm for Inspiring Well-Being and Keeping Your Employees Lora Cheadle, Lora Cheadle, Life Choreography, Littleton, CO
Belonging: Building the Inclusive Workplace Cheryl Orr, Insight HR Partners, LLC, Dallas, TX

IPMA-HR Annual Conference 2022 attendees are eligible to receive up to 6 IPMA-HR Recertification Points for the full conference registration and an additional 3 for preconference workshop.

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