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2018 Human Resources Conference


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2018 Human Resources Conference
October 19, 2018
Columbus/Lewis Center, Ohio

Recruitment, retention, dealing with millennial and cross-generational employees, legal and regulatory concerns, drug diversion issues and the complexities of the workplace ? this program will deal with critical human resources issues and offer creative solutions!

The 2018 Human Resources Conference presents programs from industry experts designed to provide human resources professionals, executives and managers with the timely information they need on operational topics that impact employment and management practices. Packaged into a one-day format to take into consideration the time needs of our registrants, the program packs a lot of punch into a tight package. Providers can send executives, human resources personnel and other managers to the conference without key staff members missing multiple days or incurring overnight expenses. In addition, a special rate is available if 4 or more individuals attend from the same facility!

Target Audience: Human Resources Professionals, Owners, Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Staff Development, Managers, Supervisors


5.5 CEUs for CEAL, CEHCH, NHA and Nurses
Expert faculty

Conference Location:
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH 43035.

Every room and suite includes complimentary wireless Internet access, VOIP Telephone with speakerphone and voicemail, pillow-top mattress, refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee makers. Free parking is available at the Conference Center.

Reservations can be made by calling (614) 880-4300 or via the hotel website at and mention you are attending an OHCA event.

Schedule of Events:

8:30 a.m. Conference Check In & Continental Breakfast
During check in you will receive your name badge and handouts for the Conference. Also, take this time to network with other professionals.

9:00 a.m. Solutions for staffing problem

How to have more staff than you need? Just hire more good people and keep them for a long time. Sounds easy, and yes it is. Nationally recognized speaker will share, step by step, practical, proven, result oriented, and easy to implement ways, on how to improve your hiring process, hire more good people and keep them for a long time in your organization.

Learn how to have more staff than you need
Learn practical and effective methods of recruitment
Learn how to hire staff in one hour
Understand the difference between staff turnover and staff retention
Learn why employees quit their job and how to prevent it

Presented by: Eric Haider CEO/President, Person Centered Care Inc.

10:15 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 a.m. Human Resources 'Hot Topics'
Sharing issues and solutions with colleagues is often the best learning tool. Moderators will lead discussion on current topics impacting human resources management and operations, but focusing on staffing recruitment and retention:

recruitment, development and retention
A variety of other issues of interest to human resources professionals and other managers

11:15 am Networking Break

11:30 am Drug Diversion

This session will cover all the bases a facility needs to consider when a suspected drug diversion occurs. Our panel of experts will present a multi-disciplinary look at the issues, ranging from investigation to discipline. Discussion will also include strategic planning, operational decisions, and the potential consequences of action and inaction.

Panelists: John Goodman, moderator (legal), Diane Geis (HR), Jerry Liliestedt (pharmacy), Brain Iscrupe (nursing)

12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:15 pm Legal and Regulatory Human Resource Update

Dealing with the ever-changing landscape of employment laws and regulations is difficult for an individual with daily responsibilities. This session will look at the most common pitfalls for employers, and recent laws and rulings that impact their relationships with employees and regulators. It will also provide participants with a look at cases involving dilemmas that commonly arise with post-acute providers, and will explain how providers could have avoided the problems in the first place.

Presented by: John Goodman, Altercare/Absolute Health Services;
Rob Pivonka, Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP

2:15 p.m. Networking Break

2:30 pm Managing the Multi-Generational Workforce

This session will break down staffing issues and specifically address the challenges of the multi-generational workforce including communication, staffing and leadership. Attendees will learn how to identify strengths within their current workforce, and engage employees by leveraging personal motivation attributes. The session will also focus on mentoring as the new Leadership, including a discussion on Purpose and Motivation = Increased productivity, retention, volunteerism and loyalty. Attendees will leave this training with actionable items to deploy in their everyday practice, including:

Collaboration between generations.
Using the Performance Evaluation as an engagement tool.
Leveraging ?Purpose? to gain greater commitment and loyalty.
Creating internal motivation to increase productivity and quality patient outcomes.
Adapt leadership styles to create greater followership.
Mentoring deeper and more specific to increase sacrifice and volunteerism.
Creating levels of Trust along with psychological safe havens to build affiliation and personal membership toward the organization.

Get help, answers, & advice on the biggest questions during the Q&A at the end!

Presented by: Larry Friis, MBA, LNHA of High-Touch Leadership

4:00 pm Conference Adjourns

Speaker information is not available.
Continuing Education Credit:
This program offers up to 5.5 hours of continuing education credit for the following:

Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL): Up to 5.5 hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEAL certification.

Certified Executives for Health Care at Home (CEHCH):
Up to 5.5 hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEHCH certification.

Ohio Licensed Administrators: The Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives for Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS). Administrators can earn up to 5.5 preferred hours of continuing education credit.

Ohio Nurses:
*Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.
What Is Included in My Registration Fee?

Up to 5.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit
Lunch Buffet
Continuous refreshment service
Handouts of all education sessions

Conference Registration Fees:

$115 Prior to October 5
$145 October 5 and after

Non Members:
$185 Prior to October 5
$215 October 5 and after