NWI SHRM 2020 Annual Conference

April 15, 2020
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Stardust Event Center at the Blue Chip Casino
777 Blue Chip Dr
Michigan City, IN 46360
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HR 2020


Clear Vision of the Future


 The 22nd Annual NWI SHRM Human Resource Conference

hosted by the

Northwest Indiana Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. 



Wednesday, April 15, 2020

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Stardust Event Center at the Blue Chip Casino

Michigan City, IN


Come for the day and earn CEU's towards SHRM CP-SCP or HRCI PHR-SPHR Certification



After February 10, 2020

MEMBERS - $125

NON-MEMBERS - $175  (includes a one-year membership in NWI SHRM)

STUDENTS - $35 (Must be a member of a NWI SHRM affiliated student chapter or club)



PLATINUM - $2500 
GOLD - $1500 
SILVER - $500 
BRONZE- $250


Planned schedule for the day to include:

7:00 am-8:00 am          Vendor and conference set - up

7:30 am-8:15 am          Continental Breakfast/Vendor Visits

8:15 am-8:30 am          Opening Comments from NWI SHRM President

8:30 am-9:45 am         Breakout Sessions
                                     - Jim Jorgensen "2020 Legal Updates"
                                     - Pam Johnson "Addressing (Managing) the Escalating Physical and Mental Stress
                                                                 Levels of our Workforce"
                                     - Ryan Kohler  "HR: Victim, Villain or Hero in the Talent Shortage Saga"

                                  - Larry Evans "OSHA/Safety"                                                         

9:30 am-10:15 am     Networking with Vendors

10:15 am-11:30 am      Breakout sessions
                                       - Darlene Cohn  "Navigate the Perks and Perils of Social Media Recruitment." 
                                       - Nancy Townsend & Elizabeth Roberson  “2020 Update -- Cannabis Legalization and the
                                                                                                  Drug-Free Workplace: What Employers Need to Know"
                                       - Larry Evans "OSHA/Safety"
                                       - Chris Schrader - "Legislative Update for Human Resource Practitioners"


11:30 am-12:30 pm      Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm      Keynote Presentation 
                                      - Adam White "Future of HR:  How to Go from Surviving to Thriving in the Age of


1:30 pm-2:15 pm      Networking with Vendors/Vendor Prize Drawings

2:15 pm-3:30 pm         Breakout Sessions     
                                     - Jim Jorgensen "2020 Legal Updates"   
                                     - Megan Nail "Total Rewards and Compensation"
                                     -Albert Gay  - "Creating an Environment of Cultural Humility to Impact Your Diversity and Inclusion Team"
                                     - Lisa Daugherty - “Innovative Ways to Support Your Employees with New Community Resources”


3:45 pm-4:00 pm          Door prizes and closing comments


We'll continue to update the keynote speaker and breakout sessions on a regular basis . . . stay tuned!

The 2020 NWI SHRM Human Resources Conference offers a full range of up-to-date HR information.
No matter where you are in your career, there is something for you! 

We also offer an incredible variety of products and services from our wonderful vendors.  

Additional inquiries can be directed to Barbara Black, CMP, at [email protected].   






$125.00 Member - Annual Conference Member

$175.00 Non-member - Annual Conference

$35.00 Student - Annual Conference. Must be enrolled in 8 or more hours

$2,500.00 Platinum Sponsor

$1,500.00 Gold Sponsor

$500.00 Silver Sponsor

$250.00 Bronze Sponsor

$125.00 Sponsor - Extra Attendee