2019 TEA / HRG Fall HR Conference

2019 TEA / HRG Fall HR Conference
Laying a New Foundation for HR | Topic-Leadership | Topic-Human Resources

The Employers’ Association (TEA) in conjunction with the Human Resources Group of West Michigan (HRG) are co-hosting the 2019 Fall HR Conference.  This critical conference will focus on the most current information and tools necessary for HR professionals to develop themselves, employees, and ultimately their organizations in an ever evolving business climate.

The conference includes two one-hour sessions followed by an opportunity to choose a final one-hour program (from two concurrent sessions).  The sessions are designed to equip participants with the latest thinking and practices from preparing for the future function of Human Resources to brain science regarding performance discussions as well as selecting the right Human Resources Information System and the latest practices in career management (for participants and others).


Future of HR: Surviving to Thriving in the Age of Disruption
Presented by Mr. Adam H. White
Author, Speaker, Human Potential Expert
Adam White Speaks

Learning Objectives:

  • The (3) test every HR Professional Must Pass: Test of Technology, Test of Change, and Test of Management.
  • Shifting the Organizational Culture from Paycheck to Purpose.
  • Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic motivators and which one will influence employee and management performance.


Changing the Conversation: Re-examining Performance Feedback and Why Change Must Start with You 
Presented by Brian D. Cawley, Ph.D.
Professor of Business
Calvin College

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the current state of employee engagement, the role of performance feedback in engagement, and the impact on business results.
  • Explore recent evidence from neuroscience that helps explain why traditional performance management practices have failed.
  • Identify ways to move from traditional performance management to a feedback culture as well as the role each individual must play.

SESSION 3 - CONCURRENT SESSIONSPlease choose your session by answering the question during registration.

How to Select an HRIS 
Presented by Susan Stults
Director - Technology Practice Group, and 
Scott Hicks
Senior Consultant - Technology, SCM, Strategy, 
The Phoenix Group

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn How to Develop a Business Case.
  • Understand the Software Selection Process.
  • Learn Implementation Best Practices.

Career Development – How to Manage Your Own Career and Promote Career Management in Those You Supervise
Presented by Sarah Visser, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Life
Calvin College

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the components of career management that contribute to fostering greater employee contentment and engagement.
  • Identify development-in-place strategies that can catalyze professional growth and cultivate transferable competencies in employees.
  • Engage tools that assist in nurturing cultures of intentionality and reflection.

View Presenter Bios. here.

3.00 (General) recertification credit hours 3.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP 

This event is sponsored by:


Early Bird Price (until 9/4/19):
  $200 TEA and/or HRG Member | $250 Non-Member
Price (after 9/4/19):  $250 TEA and/or HRG Member | $295 Non-Member
9/18/2019 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Watermark Country Club 5500 Cascade Rd S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49512 UNITED STATES

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