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2016 Leadership/HR Conf. & Annual Meeting Luncheon: Attracting Talent, Creating Culture, and Engaging the Brain at Work


TEA’s Leadership & Human Resources Conference will focus on the identification and attraction of talent, the integration of different styles, experiences and abilities into one cohesive workforce and recognizing the reality (and the importance) of workplace culture when leveraging brain science to maximize results. The Conference will provide practical tools needed to recruit exceptional talent, to maximize individual contributions in the activities of a team AND to reward performance in a way that promotes operational excellence, maximizes results and retains talent. Our Annual Meeting will conclude with a presentation by Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency outlining what the State is doing to provide a pipeline of qualified talent for business and how employers can communicate with and help set expectations for the results needed to maintain West Michigan’s thriving business environment.

Highlights of the day:

Best Practices: Tips to Energize Your Talent Attraction Process Mr. Chuck Smeester, founding partner of WilliamCharles Search Group

Workplace Culture - An Infusion of Inclusion Mr. Jason Reep, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director of Learning & Inclusion, The Employers’ Association

This is Your Brain at Work Ms. Valerie Atkin, Thought Design in collaboration with Wells Street Consulting

Lunch and Annual Business Meeting. A review of The Association's past year, our financial health and the practical HR Solutions we have provided to promote operational excellence and sustainability. Michael McKeown with McKeown, Kraai & Phillips will report on 2015 Financials, Directors will be elected and current Chair Jim Green will share his thoughts on The Association.

Luncheon Address: Building Michigan's Talent Pipeline, Presented by: Ms. Stephanie Beckhorn, Director, Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency

This event is sponsored by: MiBiz, HRCI, Mercer and Access Health

This event has been submitted for HRCI Recertification Credit Hours.


Chuck Smeester, Jason Reep, Valerie Atkin and Stephanie Beckhorn

NOTE: By registering below, you are registering for the Leadership/HR Conference & Annual Meeting Luncheon. To register for ONLY the Annual Meeting Luncheon, please click here.

Date, Time, Location (TEA office unless otherwise noted)


Member Price: $230.00    Non-Member Price: $305.00

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