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2017 Conference Materials

    2017 Montana SHRM Conference - Fairmont, MT.

     
    AGENDA
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    CONFERENCE HANDOUTS:

    Please Note, not all speakers have presentations or handouts.

    Pre-sessions

    Using the Investigator's Mindset to Avoid the Bad Hire - Tadd Downs, Special Agent & Founder of Decoding the Body; for presentation please click here

    Leadership and Team Building - Coach Sherry Winn, Unleash the Winner within You; for presentation please click here 

    Early Bird Sessions 

     Five Smart HR Strategies to Address Today's Skills Gap - Shonna Waters, PhD, Vice President of Research, SHRM; for presentation please click here

    Economic Outlook - Barbara Wagner; for presentation click here

    General Sessions

    Legislative Update - Malin Sterns Johnson, Attorney; for presentation please click here

    Staying Out of Hot Water - Marieke Beck, Human Rights Bureau, State of Montana and Malin Stearns Johnson, Attorney; for presentation please click here

    Concurrent Sessions

    The Future of HR - Jon Decoteau, SHRM Divisional Director West & Field Services Director, CA; for presentation please click here

    Interviewing for Engagement; How to Discover Your Applicants' Superpowers - Tadd Downs, Special Agent & Founder of Decoding the Body; for presentation please click here

    Keynote Sessions

    HR in an Artificial Intelligence World - Shonna Waters, PhD, Vice President of Research, SHRM; for presentation please click here

    Unleash the Winner Within You - Coach Sherry Winn; for presentation, please click here

    Speaker Bio's

    Dr. Shonna Waters, PhD, Vice President of Research SHRM - Dr. Shonna Waters is the Vice President of Research at the Society for Human Resource Management, where she provides leadership and strategic oversight of SHRM’s research department and manages the department’s staff, activities, and budget.  For full bio, please Click Here

     

     

     

     

     

    Marieke Beck, is the Department of Labor and Industry’s Human Rights Bureau, Bureau Chief. She attended undergraduate school at the University of Oregon, followed by law school at the University of Montana.  For full bio, please Click Here
     
    Jon Decoteau, Divisional Director - West SHRM With more than 25 years of human resources experience, Jon Decoteau is a Senior HR leader specializing in Business Partner Support, HR Strategy and Services.  He has a proven track record of getting organizations aligned, evaluating their strengths, defining projects and then driving those global projects to completion.  For full bio, please Click Here
     
    Tadd Downs, Founder - Decoding the Body - Tadd Downs has over 25 years of experience conducting interviews and investigations.  His law enforcement career began as a Trooper with the Virginia State Police, after which, he has spent over 21 years as a Special Agent with one of the world's premier federal law enforcement agencies.  For full bio, please Click Here
     
    Alex Kajitani, Educator and Leadership Guru - Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year.  He is a leading authority on Teacher Leadership, and helps teachers and administrators transform the culture of their schools so every student learns.  For full bio, please Click Here
     
    Rachel Meech, M. Ed., CHES, Director, Client Services and Solutions - Rachel has been passionate about driving employee health and wellbeing in the workplace for many years. She began her career in 2003 while obtaining her Master’s Degree (in Health Promotion) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).  For full bio, please Click Here
     
    Pete Shatwell, M.S., Vice President of Client Solutions - Pete has been in corporate and worksite health for 14 years.  He completed his graduate degree at Montana State University in 2013 while working as the Assistant director for the employee wellness program.  For full bio, please Click Here
     
    Malin Stearns Johnson is an attorney, workplace investigator, and mediator in private practice in Missoula, Montana.  Malin has been an adjunct lecturer at the University of Montana School of Law since 2012, where she has taught Employment Law, Civil Procedure, Trial Practice, and Legal Writing.  For full bio, please Click Here
     
     
    Barb Wagner, is the Chief Economist with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, providing information on Montana’s economy and labor market to policy makers, media, and the public.  Her research includes diverse topics such as the gender pay gap, impacts of paid leave, green jobs, the job retention of newly hired workers, business survival rates, the aging workforce, and the economic impact of restoration.  For full bio, please Click Here
     
     

    Coach Sherry Winn, is an in-demand motivational speaker, a leading success coach and seminar trainer, a two-time Olympian, a national championship basketball coach, and an Amazon best seller. She has written five books including, “Unleash the Winner within You: A Success Game Plan for Business, Leadership and Life.” Thousands, from small business owners to athletic coaches to corporate executives, have enjoyed Coach Winn’s powerful interactive and humorous WINNING presentations.  For full bio please Click Here