September 14-16, Manhattan, KS
All work and no play makes for a boring HR conference! Join us for networking events on Wednesday the 14th and Thursday the 15th. It's a fun way to close out the nights.1
The Conference will include subjects and topics in the HRCI Body of Knowledge and SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge. All presentations will meet the criteria for recertification credit from both SHRM and HRCI.3
We've got plenty! Attending the conference in-person will get you up to 13. If you choose the On Demand option you can earn up to 28 hours of recertification credit.4
We plan to host 400+ attendees this year, the majority of whom will include, senior Human Resources (HR) professionals, supervisors, managers, and directors currently practicing in the Human Resources field.2
KS SHRM invites you to submit a call for proposal to share your knowledge and expertise with human resources professionals at our annual KS SHRM State Conference, September 14-16, 2022 in Manhattan, Kansas. Our theme is Manhappiness and we’ve had up to 450 attendees in the past for this annual event.
Certified Speaking Professional
Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of survival.
A professional motivational speaker and the author of Your Winner Within and Write Yourself a Note, Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed—if only we have the knowledge, tools, and discipline to do so.
CEO, Productive Leaders
Mary specializes in leadership growth that helps organizations improve their profitability and productivity, especially in finance, insurance, real estate, and manufacturing. One of the first female graduates of the Naval Academy, Mary served 25 years on active duty, mostly in Asia, leading multi- cultural teams in nine countries. Her remarkable career of service included working as an intelligence officer, a chief of police, an HR director, and a chief of staff, as well as training more than 40,000 military personnel.
Mary has written 13 business books, including her best-seller, Master Your World, and her latest award-winner, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success.
Co-Founded Vision Pursue
Jon co-founded Vision Pursue (VP) after its principles radically shifted his mindset, performance, and overall life experience. He’s since guided and assisted in the successful application of these principles inside hundreds of corporate teams and sports franchises. He’s a sought after keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and Performance Mindset trainer. Before VP, Jon played 10 years in the NFL plus completed business management and entrepreneurship programs at Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School.
No matter how excited you may be to attend the KS SHRM State Conference, you still have to convince your boss to let you go. Getting approval to attend the conference is a two-part endeavor. First you will need to demonstrate the benefits of the conference to your organization. Next you’ll need to persuade your boss that it’s worth the investment of time and money. It also never hurts to prove that you’re the right person to go!
Determine which sessions you want to attend and justify this selection to your boss. Look at the sessions. Craft a curriculum that will provide you and your organization with the information you need. Select the sessions that are most beneficial to you and your company. When explaining the selection to your boss, be specific. Is your organization struggling with employee engagement? Show your supervisor the sessions that cover talent management and engagement tactics. Do you need to advance your leadership and communication skills? We have a large number of topics on this from speakers who are trusted and recognized for their expertise. If your organization has a challenge, there are definitely sessions that will provide you with a solution.
Say it like it is, the better you are informed on all things HR, the better it is for your organization! The pace of legislation, trends, and even social media can be a real landmine for your organization- from recruiting to compliance to strategic planning. It’s your job to help reduce risk for your company. Stay on top of these issues (and many, many more) by attending the Conference and getting the resources you and your organization need. Boss still not convinced? Your boss may be worried about the cost or even your time out of the office, but remind her it’s worth it in the long run. And finally, let her know you’ve figure out a way to make it as cost-effective as possible. By registering early you will lock in savings before rates increase.
You can visit the Exhibition Hall and be among the first to learn about the latest HR business solutions. You will have the opportunity to discover answers to on-the-job challenges and find the tools your organization has been looking for; recruiting software, a rewards program, or wellness strategies, and more. Talk about the business opportunities that could develop from establishing connections with industry professionals and partners – and maybe remind your boss once again that you’ll be provided lunch in the Exhibition Hall!
Set the stage for next year. Don’t leave what you learn in the convention center – share your new knowledge. Let your boss know that you will commit to a post-conference briefing for staff. This can include senior management or your team, where you’ll highlight what you’ve learned from the conference. Be sure to tie your learnings to your organization’s strategic plan and goals. It’s important to show your boss that the conference wasn’t just good in theory. You received real, actionable solutions that you can implement for your company immediately.
To submit a proposal, please complete the online application form.
Our breakout sessions last one (1) hour. Feel free to submit as many proposals as you would like.
Proposals are reviewed and selected by the following:
Thank you for sharing your passion with HR professionals in KS SHRM.