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HRPA's 2015 Annual Conference & Trade Show assembles the best minds in human resources to give delegates the most comprehensive professional development experience. Our speakers have their fingers on the pulse of the industry today — and a clear view of where HR is headed tomorrow. View All Speakers



Dr. Nick Bontis
Information Bombardment:
Rising Above the Digital Onslaught
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 8:15-10:00 AM

Feel like you’re constantly under attack? Information bombardment is the single most damaging threat to productivity. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Why not transform this threat into a sustainable competitive advantage? 

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Scott Stratten
UnSelling the Employee
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:00–2:00 PM

You and every other employee in your organization are in sales & marketing—regardless of your actual department. That’s because today every interaction is a brand interaction.

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Dr. Ginger Grant
Your Secret Sauce - Corporate Culture and Creativity
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 4:30–5:30 PM

It’s a conundrum: most organizations claim to be innovation driven, but very few practise what they preach. So how, then, can any of us safeguard our creative and innovative capacities in this kind of environment?

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Frans Johansson
Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:15–10:00 AM

In today’s fast-changing world, the rules are morphing so rapidly that tried-and-true formulas for success are disintegrating.

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Mike Walsh
The Cloud Will Disrupt the Future of Business Technology
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

What does it take to lead a 21st century company? No doubt new platforms and tools will change our operations. 

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Expert Panel

​Expert Panel
Crossing the Line in the Workplace
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

This expert panel will discuss what HR needs to know to protect against workplace sexual harassment, including why sexual harassment still exists, what workplaces are higher risk, why victims are reluctant to complain and how employers should respond to complaints while limiting legal liability.

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Stephen J. Dubner
Think Like A Freak
Friday, January 23, 2015, 8:00 – 9:45 AM

The New York Times-bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. 

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Steve Gilliland

​Steve Gilliland
Making a Difference​
Friday, January 23, 2015, 1:00–3:00 PM

We don't always know what challenges face the people we meet every day, but we do have the power to bring them hope. That hope can multiply a thousand times over and spread throughout the world exponentially. 

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