Elevating the Employee Experience
There has never been a more crucial time to focus your efforts on elevating the work experience of your employees. MRA’s HR Conference will provide you with tangible ways to help you raise the bar throughout the entire employee life cycle, from recruitment to retention, while building and solidifying employee loyalty along the way. And it’s not just about the employees, but it’s also time to elevate you—the HR professional! This conference will provide you a space to grow your skills and address the mental health load that HR teams continue to shoulder. Join MRA for an experience that will elevate YOU and your employees.
Join us for one of MRA’s most anticipated events!
Date/Time Type Location
Thursday, May 11, 2023; 8:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
In-Person (Wisconsin) Italian Community Center
631 East Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Thursday, May 11, 2023; 8:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Thursday, June 8, 2023; 8:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
In-Person (Minnesota) MRA Conference Center
5980 Golden Hills Drive
Golden Valley, MN 55416
Leaders in talent acquisition, workforce planning, total rewards, compensation, benefits, workforce planning, employee relations, and employee development are encouraged to attend.
June 8, 2023 - Minnesota In-Person
Time Session / Activity Speaker 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome Comments and Housekeeping 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Session 1: Teaming Up Against Burnout Paula Davis, Stress & Resilience Institute 9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Session 2: Elevating Employees: Happy Employees Just Don’t Leave Their Companies Caitlyn Doyle & Scott LeBlanc, Husch Blackwell 10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Session 3: Embracing Technology Tricia Shields & Terry Weitgenant, Naviant, Inc. 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Laughs with @Humorous_Resources Jamie Jackson, @Humorous_Resources 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Session 4: Crafting Better Early Career Experiences Jim Morgan, MRA & Josh Miller, Project50 1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Break 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Session 5: Elevating the Employee Experience: Moments that Matter Shawn Gulyas, humanworks8 3:00 - 3:05 p.m. Closing Comments
Teaming Up Against Burnout
Burnout has become one of the most talked about workplace topics, and its impact is far-reaching. The 24/7 pace of work, figuring out hybrid work models, economic uncertainty, constant demands, and too few resources can easily put HR professionals on a path to burnout, a cycle that only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Burnout affects the health and well-being of the entire organization, yet most attempts to help focus on quick-fix strategies aimed at individuals. Something is missing. In this program, Paula will focus on a holistic approach to burnout prevention, providing actionable strategies for individuals, leaders, and teams.
Crafting Better Early Career Experiences
Young employees have been left behind in the post-pandemic workforce transition. According to the Achiever’s Workforce Institute, only 13% of junior-level employees consider themselves mentally well, and only 16% consider themselves to be engaged at their job. In a world where employee retention is key, this is an uphill battle to keep our best and brightest. But don’t despair, there is hope!! In this dynamic, authentic, and thought-provoking presentation, attendees will be exposed to a new perspective on how to craft better, more meaningful early career experiences within their organizations.
Technology is changing the way that organizations are innovating and evolving. Understanding how to embrace technology and manage change within human resources allows you to stay focused on your greatest asset…your people. This session will explore how organizations today are using automation technologies and approaches to allow the technologies to do what they are best at, processing documents and data, and allow human resource professionals to think strategically and connect meaningfully. During this session, you’ll get an opportunity to hear how these concepts can be used across the entire employee lifecycle, including recruitment, onboarding, employee experience, compliance, and much more.
Elevating Employees: Happy Employees Just Don’t Leave Their Companies
It is no secret that Generation Zs and Millennials are a growing percentage of the workforce and are comfortable “job hopping,” which costs employers millions in recruiting, hiring, job training, and legal bills associated with former employees. The easiest way to beat the trend is to organize the company’s success around employee happiness. After all, happy employees just don’t leave (or sue) their employers! In this presentation, we’ll focus on the prioritization of Environment, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) in the younger generations, and the desire to have an employer who is environmentally cognizant, socially progressive, and governance compliant. Join us to learn how employers of all sizes can put these priorities into practice to attract, retain, and elevate employees and create the best economic margins for the attendee’s company in the pursuit of employee elevation.
Elevating the Employee Experience: Moments that Matter
Join Shawn Gulyas in an interactive keynote focused not on leadership grand gestures, but rather the small moments in organizational culture that have long-lasting impact on employee engagement and retention. How can Human Resources and leadership teams from across an organization build sustainable practices and habits that lead to cultural belonging and a renewed sense of mattering for every individual? Shawn will share tools and tactics that will jumpstart your efforts and provide direction for any business that truly cares about elevating the employee experience.
Stress & Resilience Institute
MRA - The Management Association
Location Fee Wisconsin In-Person Member: $250 (on or before 4/26/23) | $300 (as of 4/27/23)
In-Person Nonmember: $375
Virtual Virtual Member: $250
Virtual Nonmember: $375
Minnesota In-Person Member: $250 (on or before 5/24/23) | $300 (as of 5/25/23)
In-Person Nonmember: $375
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsor!
Sponsoring MRA events is a tremendous opportunity to bring your message of business value to our growing membership of organizations HR professionals and business leaders. Our members represent all industries including manufacturing, service, distribution, finance and health care! 80% of event attendees are new at each event offering you the opportunity to network with new contacts. We are very excited about the event this year and hope you can join us!
For more information on sponsorship and exhibit booths, call Kim Mitschke at 262.696.3505 or [email protected].
Accommodations and Guidelines
Accommodations and Special Requests
Please contact us at 800.488.4845 or [email protected] in advance for any accommodations, special requests, or dietary needs. Nursing mothers, please ask the MRA representative at the front desk or the program instructor to show you our private area. Food and beverages provided at conferences, programs, and Roundtables will vary. If you have any special dietary needs (gluten-free, vegetarian, allergies, etc.), please contact the MRA location in advance, so we can provide an appropriate meal.
Event Safety & Responsibility
MRA considers the safety of all those onsite at the HR Conference: Transforming Talent & Total Rewards as our top priority. In partnership with the Italian Community Center, we will ensure:
- Masks are not required, but optional disposable masks will be available at the registration desk.
- Hand sanitizer will be positioned at registration and beverage stations.
- Responsible food and beverage service and room sets.
- Venue space will be cleaned thoroughly and frequently during the conference.
If you feel sick the day of the event or have been in close contact with someone who is ill, please consider staying home and tuning into the event virtually. Please call MRA at 262.696.3319 for an access link.
Virtual Event Guidelines
MRA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all event participants and MRA staff.
To ensure a comfortable learning environment for all event attendees, discussions should be focused on the meeting topic at hand. Expected behavior is outlined below:
- Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert the online MRA moderator if you notice violations of these guidelines or have concerns about fellow participants.
Participants violating these Guidelines will be asked to stop any inappropriate behavior and are expected to comply immediately. If the issue continues, MRA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including, but not limited to, removal of the participant from the public chat, from the event, and/or banning from all future events.
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